We’ve become used to seeing 10,000 and 20,000mAh portable batteries that cost anywhere from $50 – $100 (or more). But what if I told you that you could get a powerful 20,000mAh Orico portable battery that can charge everything from your laptop to your smartwatch for $35? You’d want one, right?
“Why,” many people asked after purchasing their first iPhone, “should I carry a small, point and shoot camera when my phone does an excellent job taking pictures on the go?” As iPhone cameras improved, stand-alone cameras have increasingly moved toward obsolescence. Now, thanks to olloclip’s new offerings for the iPhone X, your iPhone is a better camera than ever before!
If you travel overseas, power strips and adapters are necessary. Since most of the devices we travel with anymore can be charged via USB cable, you can save a lot of room by packing a multi-port USB charger and a couple of standalone adapters. Oneadaptr FLIP makes that huge British 3-prong adapter slim and packable.
Since getting my iPhone X, I’ve strategically placed wireless chargers around my home. Most of them hold the iPhone either vertically or horizontally but few can do both. For under $60, the Case-Mate Power Pad offers you the choice of laying your phone flat or having it held at a perfect angle for viewing as you charge.
What do you get when you combine sleek British styling with award-winning wireless audio? The RHA MA Wireless Series. These premium wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones offer 12 hours of playback time to last all day long. With two price points starting at $99.95, the RHA MA Wireless Series is the perfect landing spot for anyone looking for collar-style Bluetooth headphones.
Even though the weather is just as confused as us on what season it is every day, soon it will be summer, and pools will begin to open. If you plan on being poolside, or simply just out and about this summer, you should check out Dog & Bone’s Wetsuit Impact water and drop-proof case for the iPhone X.
Today, Mobvoi Inc, backed by Google and Volkswagen, launched their new truly wireless headphones, the TicPods Free on Indiegogo. The AI-powered earbuds are compatible with any mobile assistant across multiple mobile devices. If you back them during their pre-sale campaign, you’ll be able to cop these headphones for only $59, much cheaper than the anticipated retail price of $129.
I’m a sucker for a cute and protective iPhone case, and that’s exactly what Adidas Originals is offering. If you have an iPhone 6, 7, 8, or X series phone, Adidas has a range of cases that go from sporty to island-inspired.
A while back we reviewed Mophie’s wireless charging base. The Wireless Charging Base offered 7.5w of wireless charging for the iPhone X, which is as fast as the iPhone X/8 supports. Now Mophie has come out with the Charge Stream Pad+.
If you own a vehicle and tend to use navigation apps in order to get where you’re going, chances are you need a car mount. But don’t go and buy one of those cheap ones from the gas station, get yourself one that is durable and serves multiple functions like these from iOttie.
One of my favorite pairs of headphones is the Bowers & Wilkins P7 which I reviewed early last year. Now I’ve got the Bowers & Wilkins PX in hand, and I’ve got to say, they took everything I liked about the P7 and added even more features: a sleeker style, adaptive noise canceling, 22 hours battery life, and intuitive commands.
I spend a lot of time hunting, on a tractor, and generally in the outdoors. Protecting my iPhone 7+ can be a daunting task in some of the conditions I carry it. I recently tried out the SnowLizard SLXtreme iPhone 7+/8+ case, and found it to be packed with protective features.
We’ve reviewed dozens of external batteries here on Gear Diary but few have offered the combination of simplicity, power and understated elegance of the mophie powerstation USB-C XXL. This external battery was made with the most recent MacBooks in mind but is also quite friendly with devices that employ a USB-C connector. Of course, USB-A is still present as well.
The Tutti Studio Matti is a cute, block-shaped wireless speaker with retro styling that wants to be your modern-day boombox. Designed as a portable sound system, the Matti has a thick, molded polymer sub-chassis, steel grills, an aluminum handle, and silicone rubber bumpers for durability. You can even link up to 8 together for massive sound!
One of the things I love about the iPhone X is the wireless charging Apple finally built into its new phones. I love not having to plug my phone in. In the past months, I’ve purchased a number of wireless charging stands. All get the job done, but none comes close to the Nomad Wireless Travel Stand.
Over the past month or so, I’ve been battling figuring out which iPhone X case I’m going to use going into the summer. I’m typically a fan of thinner, clear cases that offer minimal drop protection but still a bit of grip, yet I continue to come back to the HandL case for the iPhone X.
I’ve reviewed a wide range go neckband-style headphones but none quite like the Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC. Designed for business, the Voyager 6200 UC is a Bluetooth headset with premium features that make it as ideal for work as it is for play. Great sound and impressive battery life are just the beginning with these pricey but impressive headphones.
What’s cooler: a phone case made from silicone and plastic or one made from military grade bulletproof materials? The Pitaka MagCase is a sleek, beautiful, lightweight case that touts maximum performance. Starting at $47.99, the Pitaka MagCase is available for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X as well as some Android phones.
Proving that a great sounding speaker doesn’t need to fill an entire shelf or look like an ugly black box, the Bowers & Wilkins T7 is compact, beautiful, and it sounds amazing. The T7 gives 18-hours playback from a single charge, and it’s compact enough to bring it along for travel.
With Spring right around the corner, chances are you’ll be doing a lot of traveling and taking plenty of photos. If you’re in the market for a few new gadgets you should check out a few by BlitzWolf.
Now and then you come upon a product and can’t help but think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Lifeproof’s LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard is one such product. Sure, my iPhone X has wireless charging, but it never hurts to have a USB to Lightning cable handy. This product makes sure you have one at all times.