Ventev is one of those companies that tend to fly under the radar. They don’t use flashy advertising. Their products don’t have bright neon colors. They don’t load products with flashy, but useless, bells and whistles. But their products are great. Case in point, the Ventev universal wireless chargepad+.
Since getting my iPhone X, I’ve gone all in on wireless charging. I have wireless chargers around my house and at work. I even carry an external battery with wireless charging. Raina, however, still has a phone that needs traditional charging. That’s where the Ventev powercell 6010+ backup battery comes in; it is simple but it gets the job done.
Bad news: Apple’s promised wireless charging system is MIA and may never make its appearance. Good news: Nomad’s new Base Station Hub Edition is here and ready to charge your life. The Nomad Base Station has an MSRP of $99.95. It looks amazing, has dual 10W wireless charging, and it can charge up to four devices simultaneously.
With the release of any new smartphone comes a wave of new smartphone cases, and Moshi is leading the pack with their stylish and protective cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max. Moshi released a variety of cases and accessories for the latest iPhone, including portfolio-style cases, slim, light cases, screen protectors, and even wireless charging docks.
If you have a newer iPhone and Apple Watch combination that you use (and charge) daily, you’re going to want to check out the Pitaka MagDock. It’s a ready-to-travel all-in-one wireless charger and dock for both those items and more.
One main gripe I have with portable battery chargers is the need to carry a cable as well. While there are some that have internal cables to charge your things, I wanted to take full advantage of the wireless charging features of my iPhone. Now I can do that with the BRICKSPOWER.
This time of year is super crazy here in Texas. As I chase the Friday Night Lights dream, I find myself constantly on the road. There are no charging stations on football fields and school buses. I always need a way to keep my phone charged often deep into the night. The RazorMega ($69.99) from MyCharge looks to be the perfect tool.
Standalone, uni-functional gear is fine, but a piece of equipment that can multitask is even better. The Plux wireless charging pad from Vinpok is one such item. It can wirelessly charge not only your phone but your Apple Watch and Airpods too, all at the same time and doing it standing up or laying flat.
If you asked me which battery pack has been my longest-running favorite, I’d tell you it’s the mophie powerstation XL that I bought in 2017; it’s been all over the world with me several times. Now, I have a new mophie powerstation plus XL in my backpack, and since I’m predominantly on an iPhone X these days, it’s absolutely perfect.
It’s that time again! The kids (or maybe you?) are headed back to school, and that means they’ll need the proper gear. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite back to school supplies.
Did you put in an order for the Tesla Model 3? I know two people who did, and I’ll admit that I’m a little jealous. What seemingly obvious feature did Tesla forget? Wireless charging! How do you fix that? With the Nomad Tesla 3 Wireless Charger, of course!
Are you looking for a high-capacity battery pack that can charge your laptop, tablet, DSLR camera, phone, and almost anything else you might carry? Take a look at the redesigned Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Power Pack. It has two USB Type-C ports, 2 USB Type-A ports, an AC outlet, wireless charging, and it includes all the cables you might need!
Summer is all about spending time by the pool, hanging out on the back deck, travel, and camping. The TYLT Block Party gives you a way to stay charged while outdoors while enjoying your favorite music. The Block Party is a combo portable Bluetooth speaker and 20,000mAh battery that can charge up to four devices at the same time.
The Novoo AC Power Bank would be a fantastic sidekick for any technology-obsessed traveler who needs juice at all times. With its multiple power output options and huge battery capacity, the Novoo power bank makes it easy to keep all of your devices charged while on the go.
If you are building out your smarthome you will want to check out the $69.99 Amped Wireless Smartplug AWP138W. While it is a bit on the expensive side, it is an easy way to turn a standard home electrical product into something fitting for your Amazon Alexa-enabled abode. Setup is simple and using it is as easy as speaking.
As a huge fan of HomeKit products one thing that I truly longed for was an adequate surge protector. Now that Apple has begun opening up their Smart Home platform to more companies and changed their framework a bit, you’ll see more and more smart home products popping up left and right, but the Koogeek Surge Protector REALLY caught my eye.
In search of good HomeKit smart plugs that not only look phenomenal but can control all of your home appliances with ease, the iU9 Smart Power Outlet by Taiwan-based company Opro9 may be one of the best plugs I’ve used in a very long time.
Apple’s HomeKit platform has plenty of great devices that allow you to control and monitor all of the items in your home, but one thing that I longed for ever since Apple began opening up its platform was for them to allow Belkin’s WeMo platform to join the fold.
Not long ago I reviewed Nomad’s Battery Cable. I loved it. The Battery Cable combines Nomad’s amazing USB to Lightning cable with a battery. That way, your gear bag not only has a charging cable but one that doubles as an external battery. Now, with phones becoming bigger than ever, Nomad has issued a new Battery Cable with extra juice.
Even the latest phones don’t usually have enough battery to go through the entire day if you are a heavy phone user like myself. Even if you aren’t a heavy user, you likely still carry a battery and cable just in case you need to top off. Does the Thinium Recharge [+]2.0 fit the bill of convenience? Let’s find out.
Father’s Day is rushing upon us quickly, and it’s time to think about what token appreciation you’re going to present to the guy who’s always been there for you. Don’t bother with another tie or yet another socket set — give him what he really wants: useful tech!