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Anker Nintendo Switch power banks are certified safe to use

Anker Nintendo Switch power banks are certified safe to use

There has been a bit of controversy lately over Nintendo's alleged crackdown on third-party docks and chargers that leave some Switches hopelessly dead. At the same time, however, Nintendo has yet to provide the official accessories that Switch owners need. Fortunately, there's a middle ground in certified third-party products. That's the path that popular power accessory maker Anker has taken to give users two officially certified power banks promised to give you hours and hours of gaming fun on the go.

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River Bank 51,200mAh stackable powerbank can jump start a car

River Bank 51,200mAh stackable powerbank can jump start a car

EcoFlow Tech is seeking funding for River Bank, a powerbank with a huge 51,200mAh capacity, support for wireless charging, a car jump starter, and more. River Bank blows away most competing external batteries, offering the capacities and features necessary for remote backpacking, camping, emergency car kits, and other demanding situations. The product has raised more than a million dollars on Indiegogo.

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AmazonBasics power banks recalled over chemical burn and fire risk

AmazonBasics power banks recalled over chemical burn and fire risk

Amazon offers a line of its own products under the "AmazonBasics" brand. These items are usually presented as an inexpensive alternative to items from other known brands, and it covers a variety of products: cables, adapters, bags, and more. The Consumer Protection Safety Commission has announced a new recall involving half a dozen AmazonBasics products, all of them power banks.

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Mophie’s newest Powerstation has an AC outlet

Mophie’s newest Powerstation has an AC outlet

You might associate Mophie with battery cases for your smartphone, but the company is wading into beefier power territory with the new Powerstation AC. Latest - and largest - in the company's universal battery line-up, the Powerstation AC not only has a huge power pack inside, but offers both USB and AC outputs.

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AdventureUltra portable battery with AC adapter: like a mobile wall plug

AdventureUltra portable battery with AC adapter: like a mobile wall plug

The folks at myCharge make a battery called AdventureUltra that outputs to USB and AC adapter. This monster has a battery capacity up to 13400mAh, and it's made for camping. Of course you can use it anywhere, as over the last few weeks I've tested and confirmed. It's a lifesaver when I'm working on a bus or making a trip across the country in a car with no outlet.

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Galaxy Note 8 Zero Lemon 5500mAh case fixes its biggest flaw

Galaxy Note 8 Zero Lemon 5500mAh case fixes its biggest flaw

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is nearly the perfect flagship smartphone, at least for those who can stomach phablets, except for two critical problems. It is expensive as hell and it has a battery smaller than its closest cousin, the Galaxy S8+. There's really no going around the first problem except for waiting for prices to drop, waiting for promos discounts, or getting carrier subsidy. The battery problem, on the other hand, can conveniently be solved with Zero Lemon's new case which nearly doubles the Galaxy Note 8's longevity.

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mophie powerstation USB-C XXL charges even MacBooks

mophie powerstation USB-C XXL charges even MacBooks

Power banks and battery packs have become a sad but unavoidable fact of the digital mobile lifestyle. But as versatile and useful as they may be, there are just some devices that they can’t power up when the meter turns red. Part of that has been solved by the use of USB-C in notebooks like the new MacBooks. The other part is addressed by high-capacity, high-output external batteries, like the new powerstation USB-C XXL from mophie that promises to give your MacBook up to 14 hours extra life. Oh, and it can charge your phones and tablets too.

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Mophie’s wireless charging cases ditch the built-in battery

Mophie’s wireless charging cases ditch the built-in battery

Mophie might be best known for its battery cases for smartphones, but the company's new Charge Force cases for iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 eschew that in favor of easier wireless charging. Available for the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+, the slimline cases wrap each handset in leather and add a wireless charging receiver on the back. If you don't have a wireless charging pad to hand, though, there's a fix for that too.

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Mophie Juice Packs bring extra battery life to Galaxy S8 and S8+

Mophie Juice Packs bring extra battery life to Galaxy S8 and S8+

When a new high-end smartphone is released, Mophie usually isn't very far off with a new Juice Pack. That's held true for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, as Mophie today announced the launch of two new Juice Packs for Samsung's latest flagships. If you're the type to use your phone constantly, then you might want to have a look.

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Supreme x Mophie Powerstation Plus Mini gives Hypebeasts a boost

Supreme x Mophie Powerstation Plus Mini gives Hypebeasts a boost

Mophie and fashion brand Supreme have teamed up on every Hypebeast's must-have accessory, a branded portable battery for your iPhone (or your Android-carrying friend). The Supreme x Mophie Powerstation Plus Mini takes a 4,000 mAh battery and gives it a distinctive makeover, with Supreme's bright red logo emblazoned across the front. Inside, meanwhile, there's enough power to for up to two recharges of your phone.

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Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 7 hands-on: A battery case must-have

Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 7 hands-on: A battery case must-have

If you'd asked me to predict what I'd miss most about the iPhone 6s when I switched to the iPhone 7 Plus, I probably wouldn't have said wireless battery charging and magnetic mounting. Turns out, though, those were just the two features - supplied, naturally, by Mophie's Juice Pack Air cases and companion mounts, since Apple is yet to embrace this wireless charging world - that have been most frustrating about the latest iPhones. Happily, then, Mophie has delivered its new battery cases today.

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The 5 best power packs for the new MacBook Pro (right now)

The 5 best power packs for the new MacBook Pro (right now)

The new MacBook Pro has a very cool trick you may not be aware of. In addition to those USB-C ports being the future of connectivity, they can also charge your computer. That means you now have four different ports to charge from! And maybe the best part: you don’t need to plug in. Those ports also accept charges from battery packs, which makes your new MacBook Pro the ultimate in portability. Here are a few packs you should consider slipping in your bag.

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