HyperJuice Expand Offers External Power with Interchangeable Batteries

HyperJuice Expand

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 […]

Newtrent PowerPak+ (N135T) 13500 mAh Dual USB Battery Review

newtrent powerpak+ (nt135t)

A digital lifestyle consumes a lot of electricity and often means we’re far from an AC outlet hours after our tablets or smart phones usually die, so products like the Newtrent PowerPak+ (NT135T) 13500mAh external battery with two USB ports help us use our product long after our devices would normally die. There’s a bunch […]

New Zaggsparq Holds Up To Four Smartphone Charges

Zaqqsparq 6000

With the new Lightning port in the iPhone 5, we likely won’t see any battery cases for a long time. However, companies like Zagg have another solution: external batteries. Zagg recently released a new version of it Zaggsparq external batteries which provide extra charges for smartphones and tablets. The Zaggsparq is a small device that […]

Nexiom Power Slate Powers Smartphones, Tablets, and Notebooks

Nexiom Power Slate

The Nexiom Power Slate is an external battery that’s compatible with just about any mobile device, including Ultrabooks and notebooks. While most external batteries are happy to simply power USB devices like smartphones and tablets, the Power Slate also has an option to help power Ultrabooks and notebooks. The thin battery holds 12,300 mAh, which […]

Mophie’s New External Batteries Are Slim, Charge Two Devices at Once

Mophie Juice Pack PowerStation Mini and Duo

Mophie has a pair of new external batteries: a small version that fits in a pocket, and a larger version that can charge two USB devices at once. The two new batteries are part of Mophie’s Juice Pack PowerStation line. The smaller battery is the PowerStation Mini, and the larger one is the PowerStation Duo. […]

Brookstone Fuel Cell Battery Charges iPhone 10-14 Times

Lilliputian fuel cell battery

External batteries for smartphones are nothing new, but a new external fuel cell from Brookstone does something a bit different by taking its power from Butane. According to CNET, the new fuel cell comes from a partnership between Brookstone and┬áLilliputian Systems.┬áLilliputian Systems developed the butane-powered fuel cell, which it says is travel safe. The fuel […]

10 Best iPhone 4S Accessories

Griffin AirCurve Play

Now that you have your iPhone 4S it’s time to accessorize. After all, what’s the good of having the newest Apple phone if you don’t take advantage of the vast sea of cases, docks, and other sweet toys made just for it? Just as there’s an app for almost everything, there’s an accessory for almost […]

Staying Alive: My AA USB charger


Despite being a mobile computing enthusiast, spare batteries and external battery packs have never played a role in my gadget arsenal. My first Tablet PC, an Electrovaya SC500, packed a 12-hour, 140 Whr battery, and now I rarely need more than a couple hours of battery life at a time. Not being chatty, I don’t […]