In the microUSB days, there were several handy little power meters you could get that measured the power draw of your phone. I have one in a drawer someplace because most new phones have moved to USB Type-C, rendering that device useless. Now, there's a Type-C power meter available courtesy of Satechi. It's a little more expensive than the microUSB versions were, but it looks slick. Read More
Since the very first disc drive, the 5MB IBM 350, storage has only become cheaper, smaller, and more plentiful. Today at CES, Kingston Digital announced the DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (that's a mouthful) flash drives, which will be sold in both 1TB and 2TB configurations. Read More
If you check out the listing for Google Wifi, you'll see that it doesn't say much about the power adapter—just that there is one. According to Google's USB Type-C Tsar, Benson Leung, it's actually a Type-C power adapter very similar to the one that comes with the Pixel C. Neat. Read More
USB Type-C is fast becoming the standard for mobile devices, and it's more than just a reversible plug design. USB Type-C can do a lot more than microUSB could, and that now includes native HDMI output. The HDMI Founders organization has developed HDMI Alternate Mode for Type-C, which could enable easy video-out on future devices. Read More
If you have a phone that isn't so fortunate to have been blessed with a microSD slot (*ahem*, Nexus owners) or just want to be able to access your files from multiple devices at the same time, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is a good option. As part of Amazon's Deal of the Day, you'll be able to snag a 128GB model for $56.79 and a 200GB model for $71.99. They usually go for around $70 and $100 on Amazon, respectively. Read More
For the last year, Googler Benson Leung has been waging a one-man war on bad USB accessories. Going forward, he'll have some help in the form of the USB Implementers Forum itself. The USB-IF has announced a certification program complete with a handy little logo. If you see that logo, you'll know the accessory in question is in compliance with the spec and won't break your gear. Read More
Your computer has a few USB ports, sure, but is that enough? Maybe you need more USB ports than any sane person should be using. Perhaps, you need ten more USB 3.0 ports on your computer. Well, the ZeroLemon 10-port hub offers that, but it's usually $50. Today, it's only half that much if you use the coupon code below. Read More
Monoprice is known for offering great deals on cables and other electronics accessories, and that includes Type-C cables. The company previously launched the "Select Series" Type-C cables, and now it has started selling an even cheaper (and more colorful) series called Palette priced from $3.99 to $5.99. Read More
With all those new USB Type-C devices popping up, we're always on the lookout for compatible accessories to replace all the microUSB cables and chargers we have lying around. Of course, not all type-C accessories are created equal, and some can even completely fry your hardware. That's why we're careful to only recommend stuff that has Benson Leung's seal of approval, and iOrange-E has had a consistent track record so far.
iOrange-E has three new car chargers which come with Quick Charge 2.0 or a Type-C USB cable built in, and we've got Amazon coupons which will give you up to half off the current price. Read More
Tethering data caps make it impractical to use your phone for hotspot access over long periods while traveling, but maybe you've only got wired network access over traditional lines. That's where travel routers come in handy, and a popular one is on sale right now. Well, the sale price is pretty modest, but you can also get a USB hub for free with your purchase.