Batteries

Goal Zero Yeti 200X pairs beefy battery with AC outlet and USB-C PD

Goal Zero Yeti 200X pairs beefy battery with AC outlet and USB-C PD

Goal Zero has added a new, compact model to its portable power range, with the Yeti 200X promising a lot more juice than the typical external battery. Even though it's capable of recharging your phone up to twenty times, the Yeti 200X is still about the same size as a six-pack of Coke.

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Surviving a Power Outage: Generators, portable batteries and caffeine

Surviving a Power Outage: Generators, portable batteries and caffeine

Whether it's a planned outage or an unexpected one, losing power at home is never fun, but with some straightforward preparation it needn't be a nightmare. With big chunks of California going offline this week - myself included - it's been a good opportunity to test out my emergency plan, including some low-tech preparation and some high-tech gadgets like the latest battery backups. Here's what has worked for me, and how it might help you.

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Pixel 4 specs leak confirm disappointing details

Pixel 4 specs leak confirm disappointing details

With Google's big pixel event coming next week, the Internet is once again heating up with rumors and leaks about the Pixel 4 phones. Given how those have run in the past few months, there is very little left to talk about, unless you start comparing the Pixel 4 to its predecessor, the Pixel 3. A new info dump doesn't exactly revealing many new things but does confirm the details surrounding the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL and, at least in some aspects, those details can prove to be disappointing.

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Apple Watch 5 40mm battery bodes well for repairs and safety

Apple Watch 5 40mm battery bodes well for repairs and safety

The larger 44 mm series 5 Apple Watch may have not changed that much from its predecessor but, almost ironically, the smaller 40 mm model has a better story to tell. While the innards remain the same, the battery has changed considerably in more than appearance. While the exact reason and effects are still officially unknown, the new aluminum-encased battery in the smaller Apple Watch 5 could be good news for repairing the advanced wearable or at least keeping its safe.

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iOS 13 Optimized Battery Charging and why Android is next

iOS 13 Optimized Battery Charging and why Android is next

With the release of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro with iOS 13 came a new feature called Optimized Battery Charging. This feature limits the charge your iPhone battery can take at a time - with some intelligent caveats - so that your iPhone battery will last as long as possible. Android users have had similar solutions before, but never like this.

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Android 10 Dark Mode update and 5x issues

Android 10 Dark Mode update and 5x issues

Today we're taking a brief look at Android 10 (what once was Android Q) and it's most sought-after all-encompassing feature: Dark Mode. Before we get to launch for Android 10, quite a few items need to be addressed - and probably won't be, but we can dream! Users of a certain list of smartphones already have access to this Dark Mode via the latest Android 10 Beta - and as they can attest, it's not all its cracked up to be.

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Apple makes DIY iPhone repair a hassle again, surprising no one [Update]

Apple makes DIY iPhone repair a hassle again, surprising no one [Update]

When it comes to repairing an iPhone, Apple hasn't exactly been shy about doing everything it can to drive people away from independent shops. The company has tried to make third-party or DIY repair difficult for end users, preferring that they take their iPhones to an Apple Store for repair instead. The latest move against DIY repair sees Apple hiding health data about replaced batteries - even if the battery you're using as a replacement is an official Apple one.

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Nintendo Switch Lite FCC visit reveals battery-saving changes

Nintendo Switch Lite FCC visit reveals battery-saving changes

Nintendo is almost like Apple in at least one aspect. It seems able to squeeze out almost unbelievable performance from constrained hardware. The original Nintendo Switch is practically running on a two to five year old chip platform and while it isn't blowing the competition out of the water in terms of graphics, its offer of mobility and performance still appeals to many gamers. Those gamers, however, have one common complaint: the Switch's battery life. Nintendo claims to have solved that in the Nintendo Switch refresh and even the Switch Lite and FCC photos may have given a clue how.

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Mophie Juice Pack Air adds battery to iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Mophie Juice Pack Air adds battery to iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Mophie has revealed three new iPhone battery packs, with Juice Pack Air models for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Each of the battery cases promise both a top-up to your charge levels on the go along with Qi wireless support so that you can recharge both the case and the smartphone without cables.

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Tesla Megapack large-scale batteries to power utility-size projects

Tesla Megapack large-scale batteries to power utility-size projects

Tesla may be best known for its electric cars but an important part of that equation is the battery. And for Tesla to truly become a credible proponent of eco-friendly transportation, it can't settle for just any batteries but has to make its own. Developing sustainable energy sources not just for its cars but for other projects has become just as important for Tesla as making EVs and it as just announced it biggest battery yet. With the Megapack, the company is aiming to help power up utility-scale projects quickly, efficiently, and environment-friendly.

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Mophie Powerstation Hub Review: One travel charger to rule them all

Mophie Powerstation Hub Review: One travel charger to rule them all

The Mophie Powerstation Hub wants to go traveling with you, and it has a good argument for why you might want to save a space in your carry-on for a combination charger, battery, and Qi wireless pad. After all, keeping your phone, tablet, noise-canceling headphones, and other gadgets charged up on the move can be more frustrating than it should be. On the one hand it's hotel rooms with one spare outlet; on the other, it's simply the bulk of carrying multiple adapters.

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Supreme Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL drops for SS19

Supreme Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL drops for SS19

Mophie and Supreme have dropped another collaboration, and if you’re a hypebeast with a fear of losing charge on the go, this could be for you - assuming you can find it on sale. The Supreme Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL takes Mophie’s 10,000 mAh battery pack and gives it the iconic branding of the New York label for its Spring/Summer 2019 collecton.

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