It doesn't matter how big smartphone batteries get or how efficient processors become; we'll always need extra juice for when we're on the go and don't have access to an outlet. If you haven't yet invested in a portable battery, now's a great time to. AUKEY is offering up to 32% off some products on Amazon, including a 25,600mAh battery pack with USB-PD, USB-C, and every other technology you could expect to find on a battery. Read More
Yesterday I reviewed some of Xtorm's USB-C products and came away pleased but not convinced by the prices. It then occurred to me that a little discount could go a long way in making these prices palatable so I reached out to Xtorm and got y'all a 20% coupon code discount. If you were interested in grabbing something from the company, this makes the products more competitive against other brands.
Xtorm makes EU-compatible (EU plug, 220V) hubs, chargers, and cables. The most interesting to me was the Vigor power hub since it marries one USB-C port, one USB QC 3.0 port, 4 regular 2.4A USB ports, and a Qi wireless charging pad on top. Read More
I'm willing to bet you have a portable device that has to be recharged occasionally. And when you're away from an outlet for extended periods of time (or your device can't last long without a recharge), portable batteries are a must-have. Anker is one of the best portable battery companies out there, and we're giving away 10 of the company's $109.99 PowerCore+ 26800 PD batteries. Read More
I know it might sound ridiculous, but I sometimes find myself yearning for a way to move my two Google Homes around. I have one in the hallway that sits at the junction between the kitchen and living room, thus servicing both areas, but I do wish I could bring it to the kitchen from time to time when I'm on a cooking bender. At IFA, we saw upcoming portable speakers with Google Assistant built-in, but what if I already bought a Google Home and don't feel the need to buy another speaker? Ninety7's new LOFT aims to answer that question. 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
Some people carry around tiny external batteries, usually only for partially charging a dead phone. Others prefer a slightly larger unit, to recharge phones or tablets once or twice over. But if you're planning to go without power for a few days, and you need to charge all the things, Anker's giant 120,000mAh battery has you covered. Now you can get it for $329 on Amazon, $170 off the usual price of $499. Read More
While we all wait for the next big battery life breakthrough, a lot of us find ourselves in need of a recharge while on the go. And if you're like me, you aren't a fan of searching for an outlet when you're out and about.
But when there's a charger in your car and a high-capacity portable battery charger in your backpack or purse, your problems are pretty much solved. If that sounds appealing to you, we have a deal: 15 of you will get both of those from our friends at CHUWI. Read More
Portable batteries are great for keeping your phone juiced up on the go, but many aren't very quick at delivering their precious electrons. Some do have a QC 3.0 port, which is great for certain devices, and a few others have a USB Type C port with 5V/3A which is perfect for a completely different group of devices. But what are you supposed to do if you need both methods of fast charging? Read More
You and your girlfriend are exhausted. You've been engaged in a vigorous physical activity together for the past two hours and you are both nearly spent. No, you haven't been doing that (guys, I'm a tech blogger, not a romance novelist), you've been playing Pokémon Go! Earlier this morning you read on Twitter that someone had found a Zapdos near the top of ol' Benson Hill and you've been climbing and searching ever since.
The summit is in sight, and soon the reward for all your efforts will be attained! Just then, you notice that there's a problem. Your Nexus 6P and your girlfriend's HTC 10 are both below 5 percent battery life. Read More
ZeroLemon's SolarJuice batteries offer the promise of recharging away from an outlet. Leave the pack out in the sun and watch light turn into energy that powers your phone. In reality, you have to leave it out for a day or so to get any juice that way, and you will probably still end up sticking it in the wall.
No matter. It remains a great pack. And now it's one you can get for a mere fraction of its usual price. Read More