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Mophie’s biggest Powerstation is made with MacBook in mind

Mophie’s biggest Powerstation is made with MacBook in mind

Typically, when most people hear the name Mophie they think of battery cases for flagship smartphones. While those battery cases are a major part of the company's business, it's also made quite a few external batteries that aren't hidden within a phone case. Today, it introduced its newest external battery, the Powerstation USB-C 3XL, and it's aimed squarely at MacBook users.

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Galaxy Note 9, iPhone XS Max battery test isn’t what you expect

Galaxy Note 9, iPhone XS Max battery test isn’t what you expect

All the advanced features in a smartphone would be pointless if your mobile device doesn't survive long enough for you to plug it in at the end of the day. In lieu of the long-dead practice of replaceable batteries, OEMs are now being asked, often demanded to put larger batteries into smartphones that are growing larger every year anyway. Naturally, that's going to be a point of contest between this year's two bitter rivals, the Apple iPhone XS Max and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. You might already know the winner but how it gets there is still surprising.

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iPhone XS, XS Max battery tests show unimpressive results

iPhone XS, XS Max battery tests show unimpressive results

Reviews, tests, and impressions about the iPhone XS and XS Max are piling up and things aren’t exactly all sunshine and rainbows. While DisplayMate did just crown the iPhone XS Max as the best smartphone display ever and iFixit gave it a passing grade, there are also reports of poor cellular reception and other “papercuts” making early iPhone XS buyers less than amused. The latest benchmark touches on the new iPhones’ battery life and, suffice it to say, Apple’s estimates might have been way too generous.

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iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR battery sizes revealed ahead of launch

iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR battery sizes revealed ahead of launch

Apple's newest batch of iPhones begin launching later this week, and though Apple has revealed most of the specifications for each device, there are still a few that are unknown. Specifically, the spec sheets for the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR don't share any details on RAM amounts or battery sizes, and those a fairly crucial details for people who are comparing and contrasting these phones with competitors. Thankfully, we may not have to wait for launch to learn these specifics, as new regulatory filings spill all of the juicy details.

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Galaxy Note 9 can play Fortnite for 5+ hours with one full battery

Galaxy Note 9 can play Fortnite for 5+ hours with one full battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was launched with the debut of the game Fortnite on Android. As the Galaxy Note 9 was essentially touted as the ultimate mobile device on which one might play Fortnite, we decided to run a test. At 9AM on test day I began playing Fortnite, and I did not quit the game nor did I turn off the display until the phone's battery went dead.

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iPhone battery replacement price hike is coming: Here’s what it’ll cost

iPhone battery replacement price hike is coming: Here’s what it’ll cost

Throughout 2018, Apple has been offering out-of-warranty battery replacements at a discount for some iPhone models. The story that got us to this point is actually rather long, and it involves Apple slowing down phones with old, worn out batteries to prevent random crashing. iPhone users naturally didn't take kindly to that remote throttling, so Apple decided to extend an olive branch to them and cut the price of battery replacement for the entirety of 2018.

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Swagtron EB-5 Review : This Foldable Electric Bike is on-point

Swagtron EB-5 Review : This Foldable Electric Bike is on-point

The EB-5 electric bicycle might be the best bicycle I've ever ridden - and I've been riding bikes my whole life. I've never lent much credence to the idea of using a bicycle with a motor. I always thought it was a bit counter-intuitive to put gas in something that's otherwise the symbol of green living. But with the EB-5, it's all the good parts about the motorized bike, and none of the bad.

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iPad battery almost exploded in Amsterdam Apple Store

iPad battery almost exploded in Amsterdam Apple Store

Although it may have tried to ignore its existence in a recent retrospective, the Galaxy Note 7 will forever remain Samsung’s biggest mobile embarrassment. That’s not to say, however, that it is the only one with a case of exploding devices. Even iPhones and iPads are not immune, though often less scandalous or less frequent. In one case in Amsterdam, it didn’t even happen at all. It almost did but thanks to some quick thinking by Apple Store employees, an overheating iPad didn’t become an incendiary incident.

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Xiaomi Mi Max 3: the Battery King cometh

Xiaomi Mi Max 3: the Battery King cometh

Xiaomi did something uncharacteristic lately. Within 24 hours before its official event, it has practically revealed everything there is to know about the Mi Max 3. It’s a strategy LG regularly employs for its flagships but unusual for Xiaomi. Not that we’re complaining because now we know just how massive the phone is to fit its equally massive battery. But while the price tag is fortunately not that big, US consumers are again left wishing for good things they still can’t have.

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These new Mophie batteries charge with your iPhone’s cable

These new Mophie batteries charge with your iPhone’s cable

Mophie has a new range of Powerstation external batteries that can recharge via Apple Lightning, cutting down the number of power adapters iPhone users need to carry. Four new Mophie Powerstations are being launched today, with batteries running the gamut from 20 hours more runtime for your iPhone X, though to more than 18 hours for a thirsty iPad.

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Belkin Boost Charge 10K power bank recharges with Lightning cable

Belkin Boost Charge 10K power bank recharges with Lightning cable

Belkin has launched a new power bank that charges using a Lightning, rather than USB, port. The device is marketed directly at iPhone and iPad owners who likely already carry a Lightning cable around but don't want to add a USB cable into the mix. According to Belkin, this is the first power bank of its kind to recharge with the Lightning connector.

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First solid-state lithium batteries to be used in drones this year

First solid-state lithium batteries to be used in drones this year

The very first semisolid lithium batteries will make their debut this year. Those initial batteries will be used inside drones, but the batteries will come to other applications in the next few years. This sort of battery is expected to find its way into EVs after 2021.

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