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August 19, 2015 • Reviews

Fuse Chicken BOBINE AUTO Car and Desk Dock Review: Flexible and Tough

Greg recently reviewed the Fuse Chicken TITAN, which he called the “toughest Lightning cable on the market”; based on what I’ve experienced with the BOBINE AUTO, I’d say that he’s correct.

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August 13, 2015 • Reviews, Travel

GoalZero Venture 30 and Nomad 7 Take You and Your Devices Off the Grid

A goal of nothing – zip, zilch…zero. Quite ambitious, don’t you think? That is mantra over at GoalZero – getting the world off the grid and relying on absolutely no fossil fuels or infrastructure for electrical sustainability. Recently I got to test a small part of their mission in the form of the Venture 30 …

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August 1, 2015 • Reviews

Satechi’s SX20 Battery Pack Has Enough Juice to Charge FOUR of Your Devices

I feel like I have an addiction: Battery Chargers. I hadn’t found one that will charge all of my devices collectively at night when I go to bed, or whenever I’m traveling, hold up enough juice to last throughout the day. It’s safe to say that has changed. 

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July 23, 2015 • Autos, Reviews

Gooloo GF01 Jump Starter Power Bank Charges Your Phone and Starts Your Car

Let me just get right to it, I was absolutely skeptical about this product when I first read the press release – a power bank that will jump start your car. Really. I can charge my cellphone OR jump my car if the battery dies. Really. The Gooloo GF01 Jump Starter Power Bank works, folks. …

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July 7, 2015 • News

Satechi’s New Aluminum Battery Chargers Are Available, and They Charge EVERYTHING

You probably have a low battery while reading this. Admit it, you can’t stay off your phone, and honestly, we here over at Gear Diary appreciate you. But you’ll be happy to know popular accessories company Satechi has DONE IT AGAIN, and released more useful gadgets for you to drool over.

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June 30, 2015 • News

Satechi Just Released Three New Chargers That Will Charge All of Your Mobile Devices

You probably have a low battery while reading this. Admit it, you can’t stay off your phone, and honestly, we here over at GearDiary appreciate you. But you’ll be happy to know popular accessories company Satechi has DONE IT AGAIN, and released more useful gadgets for you to drool over.

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May 5, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Designed by M’s Superb New NFTY PL+S Power Bank is up on IndieGoGo Today

The folks from designed by M are back at it again with their NFTY PL+S all-in-one portable battery charging solution. It will be able to charge up to 4 USB devices at a time and can be charged itself via an AC outlet, your car’s cigarette lighter, or your computer’s USB port. Early birds can …

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May 2, 2015 • Reviews

EasyAcc Powerbank PB20000AP Review-Super Capacity, Super Size

The EasyAcc Powerbank PB20000AP holds a whopping 20,000 mAh of battery capacity in its lithium-ion rechargeable battery cell. This huge capacity would allow you to recharge your iPhone 6 over ELEVEN TIMES. It has two USB-out jacks for dual charging and sports a nice LED screen to let you know how much juice is left. …

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May 2, 2015 • Reviews

Goal Zero Switch 10 Multi-tool Kit Review

I have become a huge fan of solar technology. Since I spend considerable time in the outdoors off-grid, solar products allow me to keep my devices connected. I have several solar products and jumped at the chance to review the Goal Zero Switch 10 Mutli-tool Kit. The $119.95 kit is an all-in-one solution for a pack or …

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May 1, 2015 • Reviews, Travel

The Oneadaptr Twist Plus World Travel Adapter Is the Perfect Power Source

Having just returned from my trip to the IFA Global Press Conference in Malta, I’ll cut to the chase and suggest this to every one of you who is even considering traveling abroad: buy a Oneadaptr Twist World Travel Adapter. Both versions are under $50, and either would make a very thoughtful gift for yourself or your favorite road warrior.

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April 20, 2015 • News

Charge Your Gadgets Using Only Salt Water with the JAQ

We’ve all been there, not having enough fuel for our phones. You may be in the right place at the wrong time with 10% battery, and have no outlet to plug your phone up. What do you do?   “We have created the world’s most powerful fuel cell that’s actually portable,” says CEO, Bjorn Westerholm. …

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April 17, 2015 • Crowdfunding

Uiee is the World’s Smallest, Stylish Portable Charger

You can never have enough charge for your device, no matter what anyone tells you. Having a decent battery life on the go is a necessity these days now that phones seem to get larger and more powerful. Luckily thanks to Kickstarter, there’s a new all-in-one charger that will make sure you never have a …

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April 14, 2015 • News

Juicies is Back on Kickstarter with Their XL and XS Juicies+ USB Cables

Juicies is back on Kickstarter again, this time for their Extra-Long and Extra-Short Juicies+ USB cables. These lightning or microUSB charging cables are tangle-proof, the ends are made of anodized aluminum, and have extended stress relief to prevent cable tears. You can pledge today to receive an XS (1 foot) or XL (10 feet) starting …

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March 16, 2015 • Travel

Oneadaptr Twist World Travel Adapter Handles Your Overseas Device Charging

Are you traveling overseas and thinking about the adapters you’ll need to pack? I just got back from Barcelona, and in my bag I had at least four adapters, a six slot charging strip, and several USB chargers to plug into the adapters. I wish I’d had the new Oneadaptr Twist World Travel Adapter; it could have …

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February 20, 2015 • Reviews

NEET Cable Keeper Review: Organize and Color Code Your Cables

Give your wires a protective covering this winter with the NEET Cable Keeper. This organizing cable cover/keeper protects and identifies your wires complete with a durable, easy installation.

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January 18, 2015 • Reviews

The Phorce Freedom Laptop Bag: Power on the Move!

It’s not that uncommon for us to review laptop bags that retail for $150+ and to add our own extended battery packs to the mix, but the $199 Phorce Freedom is the first we’ve reviewed that came with its own built-in 15,000 mAh power source. Why should you get this bag instead of creating your own with …

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January 15, 2015 • Gear Bits

ZEROHOUR RELIC XR Tactical LED Flashlight is a Kickstarter Superstar

Reaching its Kickstarter goal in 16 hours, ZEROHOUR‘s RELIC XR Tactical LED Flashlight was quite literally, an overnight success.  This kickass-looking device is a USB rechargeable flashlight and waterproof battery backup in one.  Not only is this flashlight waterproof, it’s constructed with aircraft aluminum.  There’s still time to pledge at least $120 to secure your own at …

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January 10, 2015 • News

Goal Zero Yeti Generators Are Ready for Your Next Disaster!

We’ve covered some of Goal Zero’s smaller hand-cranked solar devices, which are great in emergencies, but there are times when you need stronger power generation that can possibly even keep your fridge running! Goal Zero Yeti generators come in multiple sizes, and they can be left plugged in until needed — or they can be recharged …

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December 27, 2014 • Reviews

Incipio offGRID 6000mAh Portable External Battery

Simplicity is the name of the game when it comes to the Incipio offGRID 6000mAh Portable External Battery. It is a small, light but powerful backup battery that is designed to keep your devices charged on the go. Better still, thanks to its simple, dual-USB ports, the device will charge two devices on the go …

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December 22, 2014 • Reviews

Monster Mobile PowerCard Turbo Portable External Battery

Monster Mobile describes their PowerCard Turbo external battery as “The Universal Smartphone Charger.” And while I’m not sure I would call it “THE” universal smartphones charger, it certainly holds its own thanks to its small size and built-in 3350mAh battery.

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December 20, 2014 • Reviews

Anker’s Astro 6400mAh External Battery Is a Slam Dunk

Anker’s new 2nd Generation Astro External Battery may be one of the smartest external batteries that I’ve ever used. It’s PowerIQ USB port recognizes the power requirements of your specific device and sends just the right amount of power at just the right speed for that device. The 6400mAh capacity Astro External Battery retails for …

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