External Battery

TravelCard review: backup battery power in your pocket

TravelCard review: backup battery power in your pocket

Battery packs are ubiquitous now, with just about everyone offering up their take on how to charge your phone in a pinch. A new entry into the market, TravelCard, battles your draining smartphone battery at the pinnacle of the battery backup wars: the credit-card sized power pack genre. Could such a svelte packet actually power up your smartphone? We go hands-on to find out.

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QiStone+ Review: Wireless charging in your pocket

QiStone+ Review: Wireless charging in your pocket

In the world of utility gadgets, external batteries seldom rank high on aesthetic or even functionality scales, but the QiStone+ aims to change all that. Handiwork of FoneSalesman, the pebble-like portable charger not only looks like the sort of thing you might want to leave out on your desk rather than hide away, but packs the latest Qi wireless charging technology too. Read on for our full review.

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mophie Juice Pack keeps Galaxy S5 users from being wall-huggers

mophie Juice Pack keeps Galaxy S5 users from being wall-huggers

No matter how much Samsung might ridicule iPhone-using "wall-huggers", there will inevitably come a time when the Galaxy S5 will also come close to dying that you'd might want to reach out for a wall too. When that day comes, mophie will be around to catch your fall, with its brand new Juice Pack designed specifically for the Samsung flagship.

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bKey: a backup smartphone battery the size of a car key

bKey: a backup smartphone battery the size of a car key

Let's face it. For all the power that gets added to our smartphones year after year, the battery is quickly becoming the bottleneck in our enjoyment of our mobile devices. Thus the need for emergency power reserves. But with external batteries and cases come bulk or wires, neither of which are convenient or exactly pleasant to use. That's where bKey tries to come in.

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Five tech items you should stow away in your glove box

Five tech items you should stow away in your glove box

Having a few pieces of tech on-hand can make your drive a bit easier. We’re not talking about the tech baked into your car’s software, but the things you can tote around with you. From listening to music to not running out of power, these five items can make your day a bit easier on you.

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NomadPlus is an external battery that uses your Apple power plug

NomadPlus is an external battery that uses your Apple power plug

External batteries come in all shapes and sizes, few of which are as handy as the NomadPlus. This particular portable battery is aimed at Apple users, utilizing the iPhone's power plug to charge itself when you're near an outlet and your mobile when an outlet isn't available.

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Kickstarter campaign bringing magnetic charging to iPhone

Kickstarter campaign bringing magnetic charging to iPhone

If you’ve got an iPhone, there is a good chance you also have a MacBook. The MagSafe charger on Apple’s laptop offerings is easy to use, leading some to want an iPhone with the same functionality. A recently funded Kickstarter is attempting to bring it to us, and even slaps in a battery pack for good measure.

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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.

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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.

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Cobra’s JumPack will jumpstart your car, then charge your phone

Cobra’s JumPack will jumpstart your car, then charge your phone

If you’re like us, you’re mobile more than you’re stationary. Running around, your mobile device batteries get worn out. From time to time, so does your car battery. Both seem to die at the worst possible time, but Cobra might have something up their sleeve to help out.

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ZTE Projector Hotspot hands-on

ZTE Projector Hotspot hands-on

ZTE did a bit of teasing pre-CES, and now that the show has begun, we have been able to get some hands-on time with the various items. There were some smartphones and the Iconic Phablet, however one stuck out a bit, the ZTE Projector Hotspot. This one is as the name would suggest and serves as both a projector and mobile hotspot.

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Powerocks Smart Power battery pack has an app for analyzing battery life

Powerocks Smart Power battery pack has an app for analyzing battery life

Powerocks has announced its new Smart Power external battery that will be on display at CES 2014 kicking off next week. The battery backup device has 5200 mAh of power inside. The battery backup is designed to work with just about any gadget out there.

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