Just ahead of this year's CES, Mophie announced a massive 22,000mAh battery capable of spitting both 30W USB-PD over Type-C and 100W over a standard AC outlet, all in a relatively dinky 7.5" x 4.5" x 1.1" package. It even had what looked like a swanky gray fabric shell, so our interest was certainly piqued. The only real potential drawback we noted at the time was the price. $199.95 is pretty serious cash for a 22,000mAh battery.
Since then, the battery has been marked down to ~$125 on Amazon. Now that I've had a chance to play with one for a while, I can say that it's a great battery, but depending on your use case it might not be a great value. Read More
We all need a pick-me-up now and then, and so does your phone. So if you've been looking to grab an external battery pack to keep things topped up, right now you have a chance to get one of 30 Tronsmart Presto 10000mAh portable batteries for free. And if a giveaway isn't quite your style, you can still pick one up at a 10% discount on Amazon via our exclusive coupon. Whatever you do, it's a win-win. Read More
It isn't quite Prime Day yet, but that isn't stopping ZeroLemon from starting the party early. The company just tossed up sales for a ton of items, including a smattering of batteries, battery cases, screen protectors, cables, and chargers. Some items are even up to 70% off, though most of the more attractive items are between 20-50%. Read More
If you've been waiting for a reason to pick up a big external battery, perhaps you should consider today's deal as a potential motivation. Right now we've got a coupon code that brings Anker's PowerCore II down to $34 over at Amazon. Not a bad price for something with a 20,000 mAh capacity that can charge over a pair of inputs at 4A, and spit 6A combined over three USB ports, with 3A max output per port. Read More
In this job I work with a lot of public relations people. Their task is similar to mine, but in the opposite direction: while the responsibility of tech journalists is to present consumers with information that helps them make buying decisions, PR agents are generally instructed to drive sales by getting the news out. There's nothing wrong with the profession itself, and I've known great PR agents and those who are not so great. But I often look across the professional aisle and feel profound sympathy for my counterparts on the corporate side of tech media. Read More
RAVPower has a pretty sweet 20,100mAh battery on sale today. It sports almost every charging technology you could ask for and is very highly rated on Amazon. It charges in just 4.5 hours thanks to its QC 3.0 compatibility and boasts a USB Type-C, QC 3.0, and a 2.4A charging port. The Type-C port will charge other devices at a rate of up to 5V/3A, meaning it's capable of rapidly charging the new generation of Nexus devices. You can also use it to recharge any computer that charges with USB Type-C – like an Apple MacBook.
The power pack sells on Amazon for $59.99, but you can pick one up today for $10 less with coupon code 759XIH8U. Read More
Portable chargers are nice. They don't quite make up for phones with crappy battery life, but they come close. Plus they bring the peace of mind that comes from knowing you won't be tethered to a wall if your phone decides it won't make it through the evening.
You can grab one at full price, but the reason you're reading this is so that you don't have to. So let's cut straight to the chase. Read More
Portable battery packs are nice. When they're slim, they're even nicer. Taking up less space goes hand in hand with the whole being portable thing.
iMarku makes a 20,000mAh external battery pack that is only 12mm thick. Read More
Ingress players are a special breed. They're willing to take their phones out in public and walk around staring at their phones. Okay, maybe they're not all that different from other Android gamers after all. Nonetheless, their game of choice requires they go out and explore, and that means running the risk of a dead battery.
Cheero made a battery specifically for Ingress players, and it has been officially licensed by the game's creator, Niantic Labs. Read More
You could say external battery packs are the AA batteries of our times. They breathe life into your phone during an emergency, and some even come with a flashlight built-in. Such is the case with the RAVPower 16,750mAh portable charger that is currently Amazon's deal of the day. Read More