Best Ways to Charge a MacBook: 5 Tips & Tricks

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You may know of some different tips and tricks on how to get the best battery life out of your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, but what about keeping the battery itself healthy and lasting a long time? Batteries don’t last forever, and their quality degrades over time, to the point where it may even […]

AA Battery iPhone Charger Is Perfect for Emergencies

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With this year being one of the worst winters that the midwest and the northeast have ever seen, we’ve heard plenty of stories about folks becoming stranded out on the road. While your iPhone is usually thought of as a luxury item, it’s phone function is one of the most important tools that you can […]

Your Next Smartphone is a French Fry Away From Longer Lasting Batteries

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That sugar rush  you get when you eat sweet foods can also give your favorite gadgets a major power boost as well it turns out. Researchers are Virginia Tech University are expecting that batteries made from sugary foods–including potatoes–will hit the market within three years. These batteries will not only be safer, more eco-friendly, but […]

HyperJuice Expand Offers External Power with Interchangeable Batteries

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Hyper announced a new line of external battery packs at CES this year called HyperJuice Expand. The idea behind these new external battery packs is that the size of the batteries are interchangeable and can be swapped out based on your needs for a certain situation. There’s a main head unit that includes three USB […]

Anker Power IQ Automatically Optimizes Device Charging Based on Amps

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External batteries and other charger usually are only able to charge certain devices at a single amperage — a lot of phones charge at 1.0 amps (sometimes slightly more), while most tablets charge at 2.1 amps. This can pose a problem when you want to charge your iPad, but don’t have a compatible charger. Anker […]

D-Link’s 802.11ac Portable Router and Charger Combo: A Closer Look

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D-Link unveiled a host of new products here at CES 2014, but perhaps the most intriguing product we’ve seen from this week is a portable router and charger combo that can turn any ethernet connection into a wireless network, as well as being able to charge any of your gadgets while on the go. On […]

EnerPlex Jumpr Slate Packs Big Battery in a Thin Package

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Most external battery packs are fairly bulky, especially the ones that cram in five-digit milliamp hours. However, EnerPlex wants to change that by offering a 10,000 mAh battery pack that’s only 6.7mm thin, with the battery spread out over a large surface area, making it a better fit for a backpack or a binder. Speaking […]

Duracell Powermat GoPower Review

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Duracell Powermat’s GoPower is an external battery pack that can work as a standalone solution to charge any of your USB-powered gadgets or one that integrates with a PowerSnap Kit. The GoPower is available in three different configurations, depending on how much added power you’ll need on the road. At the basic, a GoPower Day […]

State of Power: Should Batteries Be Regulated?

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I a bid to control electronic waste and make the planet a bit greener, there had been chatter in the past about standardizing on phone chargers. As recent as the end of last month, the European Union and its commissioners are said to be mulling on micro USB as the de facto phone standard, a […]

Is this a Tray of iPhone 5S Batteries?

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The iPhone 5S release could arrive in late September or Early October, and new photos show that manufacturers may already be ramping up for iPhone 5S production. Early this morning a photo showing trays of batteries appeared online, which the leaker claims are iPhone 5S batteries waiting for an iPhone battery connector to be attached […]

Best Buy MacBook Batteries Being Recalled for Fire Hazard

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Best Buy is now recalling batteries for Apple’s MacBook line of notebook computers as the batteries present risks for explosion or fire hazards. The recalled batteries are not official batteries sold and made by Apple, Inc. Rather, these batteries are made by a company called ATG and bear the ATG logo. 5,100 batteries are affected […]

30 Second Battery Charging Could Come to Smartphones, Smartwatches

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A new battery technology that took top prize in Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair could allow smartphones to charge in as little as 20-30 seconds. The project, Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Performance Supercapacitors, was the brain child of Eesha Khare an 18 year who has her eyes set on using […]

Will These Bendable, Stretchable Batteries Make It to to iWatch, Galaxy Watch?

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With technologies maturing behind flexible OLED displays, bendable glass, and foldable batteries, it looks like the time is ripe for wearable computing form factors such as the much rumored Apple iWatch or the Samsung Altius Galaxy Watch. The latest battery innovation is for a new Lithium ion battery that not only can fold upon itself–which […]

Researchers Create Super Battery Capable of 3X More Power

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As phones get more powerful with larger screens and 4G LTE connectivity, we need better batteries to power them. A team of researchers at Washington State University may have solved the problem with new Super Lithium-Ion Battery technology. According to UberGizmo, the new battery technology is capable of storing more power than the current Lithium-Ion […]

Jumbo Solar Battery

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If you’re the outdoorsy type that likes to haul around your gadgets on camping trips you might want to check out Chinavision’s 20,000 mAh solar battery. The battery comes with 19 adapters for most mobile PCs and phones. It takes about three hours to charge this battery through an AC outlet and up to 10 […]

GBM Shortcut: Hands On With HP’s Mini 1000 6-Cell Battery

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Given a choice, I will always use a mobile computer that supports an extended battery over a regular battery. For me, the benefit of additional battery life outweighs the extra weight or thickness. When I saw that the 6-cell battery for HP’s Mini 1000 was 20% off, I decided to go ahead and order one. […]