Aukey manages to cram a lot of features into its Bluetooth earbuds relative to their prices. The company's B80 earbuds — big brother to the impressive B60 — pack Bluetooth 5.0, aptX support, and USB-C charging. Those features are appealing at the headset's usual $80, and the current sale price of $51 makes the buds a steal. 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
It used to be hard to find a reasonably priced USB Type-C battery pack, but it's getting downright cheap these days. The Aukey PB-XN10 power bank is usually a good value at $23, but it's even cheaper today with a coupon code. It can be yours for a mere $17.01 if you act fast. 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 taken us a few years, but USB-C audio products are starting to be a little easier to come by. Good, affordable in-ear sets are still limited to a few brands though, and Moshi is joining the fray with its $50 Mythro C. The company also announced the $200 on-ear Avanti C headphones. Read More
Beside being known for making affordable but good smartphones, Xiaomi has a large ecosystem of accessories and smart home products that stretch the value-for-money equation to its limit. Its latest addition is something quite universal: a power bank. But true to its name, Xiaomi's new Mi Power Bank 3 offers a lot for a very accessible, nearly unseen price. Read More
Did you get a new gadget this Christmas? Maybe it was a new Android smartphone, a Chromebook, a smartwatch, some earphones, other miscellaneous accessories like a 360-degree camera, or even a new iPad Pro. If you're scratching your head trying to figure out what to charge those new gadgets with, without taking up every wall outlet in the house, then we have just the deals for you. Aukey has discounted several of its wall chargers on Amazon, dropping their price anywhere from $7 to $17. Read More
Battery technology has been slow to evolve, which limits how much processing power we can pack into pocket-sized devices. If only there was some magical new technology that could solve the world's battery woes. Graphene? Lithium-air? No, the answer, friends, is the ASUS ROG Phone. This modern marvel of mobile technology has two USB-C ports, so obviously, it can charge itself. Read More
These days, everything from phones to laptops to game consoles uses USB Type-C. The adoption of this fancy new reversible port took some time, but things have mostly stabilized now. If you haven't yet invested in a decent USB-C charger, AUKEY's new one supports 46W Power Delivery, and we've got a coupon code that drops the $56.99 price down to $41.60. Read More
Yubico, one of the more well-known names in two-factor hardware security keys, has just revealed its new YubiKey 5 Series: four new keys that all support FIDO2, and a big USB-A model that does NFC. The new keys look almost exactly like their counterparts in the old YubiKey 4 Series, with the same durable designs for both USB-A and USB-C keys. Read More