How to Charge the iPhone 6 Faster

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All iPhone 6 models come with the normal 5W 1A wall charger, but it turns out you can charge your iPhone 6 faster than the 5W charger could, and it’s thanks to support for Apple’s 10W 2.1A iPad chargers. In the past, you could technically charge your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5 using the larger […]

MagSafe Charger for iPhone 5s Touts Hassle-Free Charging

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Apple’s Lightning connector is a huge improvement over its legacy 30-pin cable, but a new Kickstarter campaign aims to bring the MacBook’s popular MagSafe connector to the iPhone as an even better option. The accessory lineup is called Cabin, and it includes a MagSafe attachment for your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5, a MagSafe adapter […]

Cheap iPad Chargers: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Buy One

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Apple’s iPad charger is a bit pricey at $20, but with that price comes quality, as engineer Ken Shirriff has discovered when he tore open a genuine Apple-branded iPad charger and a cheap, counterfeit iPad charger. Shirriff (who also tore down the iPhone charger awhile back) discovered that not only is the cheaper charger lesser quality, […]

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 […]

Best Nexus 5 Accessories Roundup

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When it comes to Nexus smartphones and tablet released by Google we all know official accessories and cases are usually hard to come by. With the new Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Google’s done a better job, but there’s still plenty of other options available. The Nexus 5 was one of the most hyped devices […]

Best Nexus 7 2013 Accessories

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The original Nexus 7 was wildly successful and truly put Android tablets on the map, and this year the second-gen Nexus 7 (2013) is even better. With such popularity comes a guarantee that there will be several different cases and accessories for the device, so we’ve gathered a few of our favorites. The new Nexus […]

Prong PocketPlug Case Review: Charges iPhone 5s with Plug in Back

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The Prong PocketPlug fits the new iPhone 5s and older iPhone 5, and puts the AC wall plug in the back of the case so users don’t need to carry around a phone charger. People who own battery cases like the Mophie Juice Pack Plus will get the concept except for one thing: the case doesn’t include […]

PSA: Cheap Smartphone Chargers Can Lead to Electrocution, Death

Faulty third-party charger electrocutes and kills iPhone user.

While your wallet may be drawn to the number of inexpensive, non-official chargers, many of which come from China, you should think twice before buying one. We had reported earlier that a young Chinese flight attendant suffered death by iPhone electrocution, and now there is a second electrocution report where a Chinese man is currently […]

Another Reason Why iPhone Owners Should Avoid Cheap Chargers: Hardware Hacking

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Aside from catching fire and melting, cheap Lightning charging accessories for the iPhone 5, iPad with Retina Display, iPod Touch, and iPad mini may cause even more harm. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology will be showing a new proof-of-concept Lightning charger at the Black Hat security conference next month that could be used to […]

Magic Cable Can Charge 99% of Your Mobile Devices

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If you have more than one mobile device, you probably have a snakes den of cables in your mobile bag or in your car. I know I do. Instead of lugging around extra cables or adapters, why not try charging your devices with Magic? Not Harry Potter Magic, but the Magic Cable Duo and Trio […]

My Favorite Part About the Droid RAZR: Its Charger

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Our own Ms. Bradford will be giving the Droid RAZR from Motorola a detailed spin, so check back on GottaBeMobile.com for a full review soon. In the meantime, however, I want to share one of my favorite features about the hotly anticipated new Motorola and Verizon Wireless flagship, and it’s not what you expect. There […]

Apple Behind Push for micro USB Charging Standard

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The International Electronics Commission, IEC, has recently announced that micro USB will be the universal mobile phone charging standard used. The surprise here is that Apple, known for pushing its own standards, is throwing its support behind the micro USB charging push. Having a common charging standard will be beneficial for the environment as the […]

Iomega SuperHero for iPhone Backs Up Contacts and Images While Charging

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Today at CES 2011 in Las Vegas Iomega announced the SuperHero Backup and Charger for the iPhone, a new iPhone accessory that backs up your pictures and contacts every time you charge your iPhone. While iTunes will back up this information when you sync to your computer, many users don’t connect to iTunes on a […]