One of the many things inadvertently learned during the last year has been that working remotely isn’t always as easy or as efficient as it should be. Lenovo Go, a new Lenovo sub-brand, was designed with a hybrid workforce in mind; they want to provide needed tools for better mobile productivity. Their first two products are the 65W 20,000mAh Lenovo Go USB-C Laptop Power Bank and the Lenovo Go Wireless Multi-Device Mouse.
Announced today, one of our favorite accessory makers is adding to its fleet of wireless charging accessories with its most minimalistic charger yet, the Nomad Base Station Mini.
JBL’s portable Bluetooth speakers have always been impressive, and each successive model has gotten better and better. The JBL Charge 5, the latest generation of their wildly popular portable speaker with a powerbank, is their best portable speaker yet. It blasts music, recharges phones, and it’s ready to hit the beach, the mountains, or your next backyard barbecue.
One welcome feature of the latest iPhones is the MagSafe charging — designed for faster and most efficient charging. Recently Nomad released their MagSafe-compatible cases for the iPhone 12; starting today, the new Nomad MagSafe Mount will be available for purchase.
Remember when a portable battery pack that held 20,000mAh was a beast to lug around? Thankfully, those days are over. The 20,000mAh Aukey Basix Blade Series Power Banks are much smaller and lighter than many similar capacity Li-Ion battery packs. Wait until you see what I mean …
We recently took a look at the Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD. It’s a fantastic power bank that saved the day when we lost power some weeks ago. That was just one of the Goal Zero products that saved the day. The second was the Goal Zero YETI 200X Portable Power Station; it’s a powerhouse of a power station!
A storm some weeks ago left us in the cold, literally. We had no idea how long the power would be out, but my wife and I still needed to work. Thankfully, we’d been sent the Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Power Bank and Yeti 200X Portable Power Station for us to check out; these power sources kept our phones, tablets, and computers going until our electricity returned.
I could have used the Audew Epower-188 Multi-Function Jump Starter a few months ago. Kev and I were about to leave the Eldorado High School Homecoming Parade, and that was the exact moment my Jeep’s battery decided to die. Of course. And did I have a set of jumper cables with me? Of course not.
CES is typically the one time of year where there’s a little something for everyone, including things you never even knew you needed. Before today I never knew I needed an invisible, wireless smartphone charger, but now I’ve seen the Kew Labs UTS-1.
When Qi Wireless charging finally appeared on phones, there were (at least initially) a limited number of available chargers. That’s changed. There are more offerings than ever, and many of them deliver a full charge in far less time than ever. Then there is the SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync. It’s a wireless charger and a solid-state backup device.
This Holiday Season will be unlike any we have previously experienced, and gift-giving will be too. After all, people feel the financial pinch and, many of us are spending more time in our homes than ever. Here are some of the items that might make meaningful and practical gifts this year. You might see something for you, too!
It’s stressful to be out and about and then suddenly realize that your smartphone’s battery is about to die. You can keep that from happening with one of the latest Aukey power banks. Each of these delivers up to 18W of power with PD 3.0 output (USB Type-C) and Quick Charge 3.0 output (USB Type-A), and they’ll work with all of your portable gear.
Word on the street is that Apple won’t be including a wall charger with their new iPhone 12 devices, but they’ll likely be selling an optional new 20W fast-charger. iPhone 12 buyers now have a choice to make: spend at least $30 on an Apple-branded 20W block, or take a look at the less expensive offerings from other companies. If you want one of the smallest fast-chargers available without paying Apple prices, a great choice would be the 20W Anker Power Port III Nano.
If you’ve paid attention to any of the leaks regarding Apple’s iPhone 12, you’ll notice that one of the essential items the brand is slated not to include is a power brick to charge your new phone! Luckily, the AUKEY Omnia Nano 20W PD Charger is available and affordable ahead of the latest iPhone launch.
If your charging brick has become a dead weight, don’t feel that you have to continue packing it! The Aukey Omnia 100W PD Wall Charger is a smart and affordable upgrade. At just 2.3″ wide by 2.3″ tall by 1.3″ thick, The Omnia 100W is tiny, powerful, and perfect for travel.
Mophie is well-known for their mobile phone battery cases, and while I don’t love the added bulk that style case adds, I do find myself needing a little extra juice now and then with no outlet in sight. The mophie powerstation plus is a well-designed mobile power bank that has an integrated Lightning cable.
June 21st is Father’s Day. Let that sink in for a moment; we are already halfway through 2020. While it may seem like this has been the longest year ever, there are still six more months just waiting to spring their surprises on us — which is all the more reason to take a minute, slow down, and celebrate the fathers in our lives.
Raise your hand if at some point during this pandemic, you realized that you needed to buy or replace a power strip or two. Yeah, so did I. The Aukey 8-Outlet USB-C Power Strip with 18W PD is a pretty sweet choice with plenty of well-spaced outlets; it even has two Type-A ports and one Type-C PD port.
Tired of lugging around a larger external battery and cables for your various devices? The Moshi IonGo 5K Duo Portable Battery with Built-in Lightning and USB-C Cables is here to help. It’s compact, good-looking, and it has both Lightning and USB Type-C cables built-in so that you can grab it and go.
I’ll never understand why chargers with only one USB port are sold. 9 times out of 10, if you’re charging your laptop, you’ll want to top-off your phone as well. And since many modern laptops only include one Type-C port, you’re SOL unless you have a separate charger. With the Aukey Omnia 65W Fast Charge USB-C Dual Port Charger, that’s not an issue.
Greg recently reviewed the 6,700mAh myCharge Hub Turbo portable battery pack. He describes it as the “Swiss Army Knife of Portable Battery life.” MyCharge recently sent Judie and me the 10,050mAh MyCharge Hub Turbo, and we are pleased to report that Greg was more than correct in his description and, perhaps, even a bit understated; it is a fantastic external battery.