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Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One Review

Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One Review

The nightly recharge is a fact of life with most modern smartphones, and the HTC One is no different, but what if you could double your runtime and protect your expensive new toy in the process? That's what Mophie promises from the Juice Pack for the HTC One, a combination external battery and hard case that, when wrapped around your phone, should let even the most ambitious power-user escape the tyranny of the charger. All that flexibility comes at a price, however: $99.95 and a considerably larger device in your pocket. Is the Mophie Juice Pack worth the compromise? Read on for our full review.

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Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One offers to double your Zoe-time

Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One offers to double your Zoe-time

Mophie may be best known for its Juice packs for the iPhone, but the company has made one of its rare Android detours with a battery case for the HTC One. Shipping now, in black at least, the Mophie Juice Pack for the HTC One squeezes a 2,500 mAh battery - 200 mAh more than the One itself has - into a bow-backed shell for the smartphone, that the company claims can boost runtime by 100-percent.

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Google to integrate Chromebooks with Intel Haswell chips for improved battery life

Google to integrate Chromebooks with Intel Haswell chips for improved battery life

Google may be putting Intel's new Haswell chips into its future Chromebooks. The new Haswell chip is intended to be used by ultrabooks, and it promises battery life of up to 24 hours on a single charge. Through some digging, GigaOM was able to uncover the name, Haswell, throughout various code for a device codenamed Slippy. The implementation of Haswell chips would make Chromebooks much more appealing as an alternative to a traditional laptop.

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Helix portable battery has 11,000 mAh of power

Helix portable battery has 11,000 mAh of power

If you travel with a lot of gadgets, you know that can be a challenge to keep them powered up. If you're roaming using something like an iPhone and you make a bunch of calls or get bored and play a game while waiting for your plane to land, your phone can be almost dead before you know it. If you don't have access to an outlet or some sort portable battery you could end up out of touch for an entire day.

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New microbatteries can jump-start your car battery and still charge your phone

New microbatteries can jump-start your car battery and still charge your phone

The researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed new microbatteries that are extremely small in size, but pack a huge amount of power. Not only do they pack a huge punch, but they recharge "1,000 times faster than competing technologies", according to the research team. The team wanted to find a solution to the dilemma that afflicts current power sources, where power sources can either have a lot of power, or have a lot of energy, not both at the same time.

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PowerSkin launches the first battery case for the BlackBerry Z10

PowerSkin launches the first battery case for the BlackBerry Z10

If you're a BlackBerry fan that decided to get yourself a new Z10 smartphone, PowerSkin has announced a new accessory you may be interested in. The company has unveiled what it claims to be the first battery case specifically made for the BlackBerry Z10. We are very familiar with the company's PowerSkin line of battery cases since we've looked at them in the past for other devices such as the iPhone 5.

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Props Power Case props and powers your iPad

Props Power Case props and powers your iPad

If you're heavy user of the Apple iPad looking to extend the battery life of your device a company called Digital Treasures has unveiled some new cases that have integrated batteries just for Apple tablets. The series of cases is called the Props Power Case. The company offers cases to fit just about every iPad Apple makes.

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