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Pitaka MagEZ Mount Qi Lets Your Phone Go Places

My new lease vehicle has Qi wireless charging built into the console; it works fine but requires the phone to be hidden away in the center console. There are, however, times when I need my phone within view for navigation, and there’s no better way to do that than with the new $49.99 Pitaka MagEZ Mount Qi Magnetic Car Mount Charger.




Don’t Call the Austere VII Series Power a Powerstrip

Question: When is a powerstrip not a powerstrip? Answer: When it is the $179.99 Austere VII Series Power delivery system. Yes, the VII Series Power would be an extremely pricey powerstrip if it were just a powerstrip, but, of course, it is not. It’s a refined, aluminum power supply system that offers top-level protection to your pricey electronics.


Anker is Ready to Power Your New iPhone 11 at Home and on the Road

Anker Innovations, one of our favorite gadget manufacturers has been working diligently to release new chargers and accessories for the new lineup of iPhones. Newly released are the PowerPort III Nano, PowerPort Atom III Slim, PowerPort III Duo, PowerCore 10000 PD Redux, PowerPort PD-2, USB-C to lightning cables, and the PowerWave+ wireless charging pad. Read on to learn more!


Cover Your Charging Bases with the mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad

Mophie was one of the first companies to offer battery cases for the iPhone and other mobile devices. In the years since, mophie has emerged as one of the premier mobile device accessory companies. Now, with wireless charging becoming ubiquitous, mophie is adding new wireless charging devices to their catalog. The mophie 3-in-1 wireless charging pad is one such accessory.


Anker has the Gadgets to Cure the Back to School Blues

Anker has got your students covered for the dreaded back to school blues with some great music accessories as well as a fantastic power bank. All of these gadgets are small enough to travel with while offering great features and functionality at a reasonable price. Anker sent each of these products my way to test before I recommended them.



Mophie Powerstation Hub Is My New Go-To Travel Companion

When I used to travel, I would take numerous power adapters and cables so I could make sure my gear stayed charged. I moved to carrying an adapter with multiplied inputs, but the new mophie powerstation hub has taken things to a new level. It’s great for home but awesome for travel. Here’s why.


Satechi Gets Smart with HomeKit-Enabled Dual Outlet

We all know that Apple is pretty finicky when it comes to opening up access to their HomeKit products. We’ve covered plenty, but the Dual Smart Outlet by Satechi is one of the few that manages to knock smart accessories out of the park in both price, and practicality.




Anker’s Prime Day Deals for July 15th

Anker has kicked off it’s Prime Day 2019 deals, where you’ll find a host of discounts on everything from chargers, hubs and much more. With different deals for each of the two days, here are the deals for July 15th.


The myCharge HubMax Universal Is the Best Dual Mobile Device Charger

This is a love story, but it ends in tragedy. It begins on a ranch in West Texas, travels to New York City, then Tel Aviv and then Jerusalem, and then it all ends tragically in Paris. I’m talking about my experience with the myCharge HubMax Universal, the best battery pack I’ve yet owned … and then lost.


Check out Austere, a New Mobile Accessory Company

It’s always fun when a new company comes on the mobile technology scene. Austere is just such a company. The recently launched brand describes itself as delivering “more than what’s expected, from design to performance.” Their products are pricey, but they look great.



The iOttie iTap 2 Wireless Charging Car Mount Lives up to the Hype

iOttie is a name I’ve trusted for years. I’ve used a number of their mobile phone car mounts in all of my cars as well as my wife’s car, so I was excited to hear about their latest car mount, the iTap 2 Wireless. It features wireless Qi charging with the convenience of a magnetic mount and retails for $54.95.


The Varidesk PowerHub Puts Power within Reach

In my review of the awesome Varidesk ProPlus 30 Electric sit-stand converter, I noted the company includes one of their PowerHubs with the purchase. (Read my review.) It gives you three AC outlets and two USB ports. I also noted that the Varidesk PowerHub, which is also available as a standalone product for $50, deserves its own review. Here’s why.


Power Banks from Anker Will Keep Your Juice Flowing

Anker, known for their power banks, chargers, and more, has released two new exciting power banks. The PowerCore Fusion 5000 is a 5,000 mAh power bank that is USB and USB-C compatible and doubles as a wall charger. The Powerhouse 200 is a 200Wh/57,600 mAh portable generator that boasts a 110V AC outlet, USB-C, USB, and a 12V car outlet.


iOttie Announces Efficient New Magnetic Wireless Charging Car Mounts

iOttie, creators of best-selling smartphone mounts and a brand I’ve trusted for years, just announced their new iTap 2 Wireless Series of wireless charging mounts.  The new iOttie iTap 2 Wireless Series uses strong magnets to keep your phone secure while built-in Qi charging keeps your phone’s battery juiced.