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RAVPower's portable batteries are on sale, including the 26,800mAh 'Xtreme' for $55 ($25 off)

RAVPower makes great portable chargers, and we've even reviewed some of them. Right now, most of the company's batteries are on sale at B&H Photo for $6-25 off, including the 'Xtreme' 26,800 USB-PD battery and the 27,000mAh unit with an AC outlet.

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The best Android power user features you may have forgotten about

Android has now been around for over a decade, and every single update has brought new features. Some functionality is unknown to the vast majority of smartphone owners, either because the options aren't well-advertised, or because their uses are limited.

In this post, we've compiled some of the best power user features that Android has to offer.

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[Update: Deal is ded] RAVPower's 26,800mAh 30W Type-C battery is just $54 ($26 off) on Amazon for the next two hours only

External batteries are nearly a dime a dozen if you're willing to settle for small capacity and low-amp output over USB Type-A, but if you prefer something bigger with USB Type-C, a decent wattage, and Power Delivery compatibility, choices are both fewer and more expensive. Thankfully for the astute deal-seeker, RAVPower's voluminous 26,800mAh Type-C 30W PD battery is over 30% off over at Amazon at $54 (previously $80). Act fast, though. This is a Lightning Deal that's already 60% claimed which expires in two hours. 

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Nimble portable/wireless chargers review: Eco-friendly designs, but high prices for such low specs

Mophie is well known for both the quality of its products and the hefty price tag attached to them, so we were interested when we heard that a handful of its employees had splintered off to start a new, eco-mindful power accessory company called Nimble. With consumer cost-cutting recyclable packaging and a focus on renewable materials, we were curious to see if Nimble could disrupt the battery and charger status quo — a highly competitive market. Unfortunately, Nimble's specs and prices just can't beat the competition. 

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[Deal Alert] ZeroLemon 26,800mAh solar charging battery with USB-C and QC3.0 down to $40 ($10 off) on Amazon with code

There are tons of portable batteries on the market, but few can claim the amount of features that ZeroLemon's 26,800mAh solar charging pack can. If you've been looking for a battery and you're a more adventurous individual, you might want to jump on this $39.99 deal, which is achieved with a coupon code you'll find below.

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Mophie alums launch Nimble, a new eco-friendly accessory company

Mophie is a recognized name in the high-end electronics accessories space, and a few of the company's co-founders have just launched a new accessory brand called Nimble, with an eco-mindful twist: its products are made with more renewable and recyclable materials —bioplastics, hemp, and recycled water bottles — to reduce ewaste. From what we can tell, they don't sacrifice anything in style or function, either.

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Google Maps location sharing shows your contact's battery level

Google has gone through several versions of location sharing over the years, all the way back to Google Latitude. That feature was inside Maps, but then location sharing moved to Google+. It came back to Maps last year, and an interesting new feature has rolled out. Now, sharing your location also shares your battery level.

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[Deal Alert] ChargeTech 27,000mAh 85W/110V battery for $138.75 on Amazon ($46 off)

Not everyone has one, but for many of us, external battery packs are one of the only things that can keep us going on long trips. The perils of the modern life unfortunately include battery life limitations. It's nice to get a good deal on a battery, when you can, since they can be pretty expensive. That's why we're pointing out ChargeTech's 27,000mAh 85W battery. It doesn't have USB-C, but it does have two USB-A ports, and a sizable 85W output over the included 110V AC outlet. Best of all, it has a chunky coupon for $46 off, bringing the price down to a palatable ~$139.

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Review: RAVPower’s two solar-charging batteries are ready for your next summer trip

For many of us, an external battery pack comes in near the top of our accessory priority list. Whether you travel for work or pleasure, topping up your gadgets on the go can be important, and that need can extend into durations or locations that require a few extra features or added durability. So, for all you outdoorsy types prepping for summer trips, we're taking a quick look at two new RAVpower batteries. One is "waterproof," both are solar-powered, and they clock in at 10,000mAh and 25,000mAh respectively. 

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Malaysian CEO reportedly killed in his sleep by exploding smartphone

Nazrin Hassan, CEO of Malaysian venture capital firm Cradle Fund, reportedly died of injuries caused when his cell phone exploded as he slept. The cause of death was initially said to be smoke inhalation — but according to a statement released by Cradle, Hassan died of "complication of blast injuries attributable to an exploding hand phone." It's not currently clear what type of phone was involved.

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