When I pack my bags before traveling, I use something I call my "packlist," which is basically a to-do list that I re-use every time I'm going somewhere. Next to the obvious "tees" and "underwear" entries, I have at least four different chargers: one for my Mac, another one for my smartwatch, a USB-C cable to power up my phone, and a microUSB cord to plug my headphones and battery pack. You could argue I could save myself the trouble of taking so many with me by using adapters, but I usually need to fill up several if not all my devices at the same time, which is why all-in-one chargers are perfectly adapted to me. Read More
Happy 4th of July weekend to all of you US citizens out there! Californian accessory manufacturer Satechi is getting in on the celebrations and offering a limited-time deal throughout the weekend on all of its products, allowing you to save 15-20% depending on your total spending. Read More
So, you need a bunch of blocks with USB ports, microSD card slots, and all the adaptability you might need in your digital world, but you're into electronic accessories that are made with aluminum? Luckily for us, those two desires are not mutually exclusive as we've found manufacturer Satechi to satisfy both in good fashion. And with Father's Day coming up in the United States, it's a good time to check out its big sale on Amazon — some nice discounts are available this week on expansion port adapters for your computer as well as a nice looking Qi wireless charger. Read More
We would love for USB-C to be as ubiquitous as possible, and to avoid using USB-A and MicroUSB cables and ports, but the truth of the matter is that we're still in a transition phase where smartphones have adopted the standard, computers are moving in that direction, and accessories are still (generally) lagging behind. If you have multiple devices that can charge over USB-C, a hub that only provides one C port isn't ideal. But those with two ports or more are still a rarity.
Aukey had the PA-Y6, but it turned out to be not up to spec; ZeroLemon and Scoche have some options, but their low output makes them less ideal for charging laptops; and Anker just announced the 100W PowerPort Atom PD 4, but it's not yet available and should cost about $100 when it does come to market. Read More
USB-C is becoming more and more ubiquitous these days, and while there's always a bit of confusion about compatibility, what's supported what isn't, and that new DRM-like authentication program, things have been mostly moving in the right direction. Options for chargers, cables, and other accessories are more varied now, and prices are dropping down.
However, if you own a few USB-C devices, you may have noticed something: multi-port chargers often have just one USB-C output, with the rest being USB-A. With the exception of Aukey's 36W dual USB-C PD, I can't find anything from Anker, Ravpower, or other known brands, despite doing this search every few weeks. Read More
It's been four years since I shared with you all the gadgets and quirky things that I own and love in my previous What We Use post. In the time since, a lot has changed in my personal life. I met the most awesome, weird, and pun-loving man. We got married, moved into an apartment of our own, and started traveling a little more frequently.
But a lot is still the same. I still pull double work duties: I own and manage my pharmacy, and I work here at Android Police, obviously. In between selling drugs and counseling patients, I sit back at my desk, clean up hundreds of emails a day, write a few posts, virtually shout at the entire team if they miss an Oxford comma, and come up with silly or inappropriate jokes. Read More
It's time for another giveaway! We've partnered with Satechi yet again to offer bundles of Type-C accessories to four lucky readers. The pack includes a multi-port hub, a 75W travel charger, and an SD card reader. Read More
Satechi manufactures plenty of great electronics accessories, like the 75W Travel Charger we reviewed and a handy USB Type-C power meter. The company's lineup of aluminum products are designed to match your metallic phones and laptops, and now you can win some of them. We're partnering with Satechi to give away laptop stands, mouse pads, wireless chargers, Ethernet adapters, SD card readers, wireless headphones, and headset stands!
This contest is now over.
The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!
Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements.
When you travel, you get a good idea of the stuff it takes to keep your lifestyle going. It's one thing to be surrounded by all the things you need at home, but it's another to selectively pack them into a limited space with the expectation of maintaining the same standards. For me, the limiting factor has always been power: charging all my stuff means toting a pile of cables and bricks around. In fact, that's one of the biggest advantages of the growing ubiquity of USB-C and the PD spec.
So when I saw Satechi's 75W Travel Charger, with one USB-C PD and three USB-A ports, I knew I was interested, and it didn't disappoint. Read More
There have been a lot of announcements at this year's CES, but Satechi's latest Multiport Travel Charger caught our eye for one significant reason: it's able to deliver up to 75W of combined power, with 60W alone over USB-C. Not only is that enough to charge a MacBook Pro, but it's also among the highest wattage we've ever seen. Read More