Power Gear


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.



AirPower Disappears into VaporPower as Apple Cancels It Quietly

Bad news for the six people still holding out hope: AirPower is dead. Apple announced today that the iPhone/Watch/AirPod charging mat could not be made into a viable product. Also, they needed the manpower to get Apple Card up and running-those chamfered titanium edges don’t design themselves. If you were holding out and now need a wireless charging dock, Gear Diary has reviewed devices from Scosche, Satechi, TwelveSouth, Nomad, and…


Just Mobile AluBase Wireless: Up to 10W of High-Speed Charging Depending on Your Device

If you have an Android phone, you’ll generally know when fast charging is occurring because an on-screen message lets you know. On the iPhone, the only way to tell that fast wireless charging is occurring is to observe how quickly your phone charges during a time period (no, really). Apple fast wireless charging happens at 7.5W and Samsung’s happens at 10W; the Just Mobile AluBase Wireless can handle both.


7 Wireless Chargers for Workspace Functionality

You can change your mindset and your workflow in numerous ways to improve productivity. Sometimes, though, having the right gear makes the biggest difference. A wireless charger is an excellent example; they’re also called “Qi chargers” because Qi is the current wireless standard.



Oneadaptr OneWorld PD and OneWorld Duo: Travel and Charge Your Gear Anywhere

One thing we can always count on is creative charging accessories from Oneadaptr that make keeping our devices powered-up a cinch. Their latest travel chargers, the Oneadaptr OneWorld PD and OneWorld Duo are made work in over 150 countries. With multiple fully grounded charging solutions built-in, they are the perfect gift for any frequent traveler.



Grovemade’s New Premium Apple Watch Dock Adds Flair to Your Nightstand

Grovemade is known for their innovative take on accessorizing your tech products, with everything from monitor stands for your MacBook down to speakers and even chargers for your iPhone. But one thing we’ve been waiting on the brand to make accessories for is the Apple Watch. And now Grovemade’s new Apple Watch dock adds a fresh take on making sure your smartwatch has power.


Wireless Charging Is Taking Over the World (And It’s About Time)

Remember the days when ribbon cable was popular? Okay, maybe you’re too young to remember its popularity, but if you’ve cracked open a computer, you’ve likely seen flat ribbons connecting drives to the motherboard. While flat cables are still used to connect components inside certain devices, they’re no longer used externally. Cable styles have shifted along with technology, leaning toward the thin side.


Charge Two Devices Simultaneously with Choetech’s Dual Fast Charger

Wirelessly charging your devices may seem pointless to some skeptics, especially if you have a habit of checking your phone while charging, but if you’re looking for a great way to get full battery life without wires laying around everywhere, Choetech’s PowerDual 5-Coil Dual Fast Wireless Charger may be the way to go.



IntelliARMOR Scout Wireless Charger: Everything You Need in One

If you don’t mind using a portable battery pack without built-in charging cables, you’ll have plenty of options. If, however, you want a battery pack with built-in charging cables, your choices will be much more limited along which particular devices that work with that particular charger. Unless you get the intelliARMOR Scout Wireless Charger; it works with everything.


In Features and Quality Construction, the Coolest Cooler Lives up to its Name

The Coolest Cooler started out as a Kickstarter project that received over $13 million in funding, and now it’s available for purchase starting at $249.99. With neat features like a built-in blender, LED light, USB charger, weather-resistant Bluetooth speaker, and more, the Coolest Cooler lives up to its name. Read on to learn more from our hands-on review.



Coal Portable Charger Has Style and a Little Something Extra

When I arrived at my first CES, I quickly discovered that the long days and congested cellular networks caused my phone’s battery to lose its charge in no time. We raced around looking for external batteries. From a design perspective, the Coal Portable Charger is a throwback to the external batteries of that time. But that’s only part of the story.