Battery

Case+ for iPhone: Hands-on with Logitech’s catch-all kit

Case+ for iPhone: Hands-on with Logitech’s catch-all kit

With Logitech’s new Case+ accessory kit for the iPhone, you get just about every accessory trinket you could possibly want, and definitely everything you need. A battery backup is almost always necessary for iPhone users, and a car mount is something many take advantage of. With so much going on with the Case+, and the fairly large price tag, is it worth the investment? We went hands-on to find out.

Continue Reading

New dual-carbon battery trumps li-ion in safety

New dual-carbon battery trumps li-ion in safety

Power Japan Plus has unveiled its new battery dubbed the Ryden Dual-Carbon, which boasts being both more durable and safer than currently used lithium-ion cells. Among the new battery's various features, it is nearly completely recyclable.

Continue Reading

AT&T One (M8) gets Extreme Power Saving mode

AT&T One (M8) gets Extreme Power Saving mode

When the HTC One M8 was delivered to carriers in the United States, the Extreme Power Saving mode wasn't yet ready, and so users in the US weren't given access to it. That is beginning to change, at least for users on AT&T, who are seeing it arrive with a small update.

Continue Reading

Micromax X352 cell phone packs tablet-charging battery

Micromax X352 cell phone packs tablet-charging battery

Micromax has introduced an interesting -- and somewhat odd -- portable battery for keeping one's tablet alive on the go: a dumb phone called the X352, which is equipped with a larger-than-necessary battery meant to run the phone and charge a secondary slate.

Continue Reading

Photojojo Power Purse makes phone charging fashionable

Photojojo Power Purse makes phone charging fashionable

The concept behind The Power Purse is simple. Instead of lugging around a power backpack or working with a pouch and a separate mobile charger, The Power Purse is 2-in-1. This device is not restrictive to one kind of device - just so long as it’s small enough to fit in the pouch, you can carry and charge it.

Continue Reading

iPhone 6’s Would You Rather: bigger battery or thinner phone?

iPhone 6’s Would You Rather: bigger battery or thinner phone?

Reports of the next-generation iPhone 6 have begin to trickle, bringing on word that the device may very well be thinner than its predecessor. The question we’ve got for you, the reader, is whether you’d rather have a thinner iPhone for the release of the iPhone 6, or one with a bigger battery? Is the trade-off worth having a device thicker than before?

Continue Reading

iPhone 6 case and battery leak tips button and screen changes

iPhone 6 case and battery leak tips button and screen changes

A leaked set of what are said to be iPhone 6 cases suggest a number of significant design changes, including moved physical controls, while photos said to show a bigger battery lend weight to ongoing rumors of a larger display. The silicone case shots, shared by an unnamed third-party case manufacturer, indicate that Apple will shift the power button from the top edge of the iPhone 6 to the side, possibly for ergonomic reasons around people using the smartphone one-handed.

Continue Reading

Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop batteries pose fire risk

Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop batteries pose fire risk

Battery recalls are nothing new in the computer world. Over the last few years, millions and millions of batteries used inside notebook computers have been recalled due to fire risk. Late last month Lenovo issued a battery recall for some ThinkPad machines due to the risk of fire.

Continue Reading

Charger prototype offers 30-second smartphone charging

Charger prototype offers 30-second smartphone charging

We've seen a variety of new battery technologies over the years, the most intriguing of which being the prototype from Israeli startup StoreDot. The company has shown off the prototype for a rapid smartphone charger that can fully charge a Samsung Galaxy S4's battery in 30 seconds.

Continue Reading

Lenovo recalls some ThinkPad batteries due to fire risk

Lenovo recalls some ThinkPad batteries due to fire risk

A few years back there were massive recalls in the notebook industry due to batteries that had issues with catching on fire. Lenovo was among the companies that had to recall batteries. There were more than a few cases floating around the web where notebooks were snapped in pictures on fire or shortly after being put out. It seems the battery issues that force recalls aren't behind us.

Continue Reading

HTC One M8 Extreme Power Saving Mode: up all day

HTC One M8 Extreme Power Saving Mode: up all day

There are several elements contributing the the HTC One M8’s ability to last all day in the field with minimal charging. One is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor's ability to make optimum use of the energy it does expend. Another is Quick Charge 2.0 - a system that, though not entirely ready to roll right out of the box*, allows you to charge extremely quickly. Finally - and perhaps most importantly - the HTC One M8 works with "Extreme Power Saving Mode."

Continue Reading

Gbatteries’ BatteryBox offers battery backup and enhanced life for MacBook and more

Gbatteries’ BatteryBox offers battery backup and enhanced life for MacBook and more

Gbatteries openly state that they haven’t invented a new battery, what they have done to its new BatteryBox instead is tweaking the technology to control the energy flow within an existing lithium-ion battery. What this means that the battery will now hold more power within it and not degrade over time - even after 3,000 full charge and discharge cycles.

Continue Reading