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This Pokéball Will Keep Your Phone Juiced When Playing Pokémon Go

With the surge in popularity of Pokémon Go, folks and businesses alike wasted no time in cashing in on the craze. The Handmade Pokéball Power Bank by Magical Superstore is one such example. For 40 bucks, you will get yourself a portable battery disguised as the iconic Pokéball. Unlike the cartoon series’ Pokéball, which is designed to be thrown, this Pokéball is NOT. So, don’t go around throwing it, or even drop it. It won’t bring out your prized monster; it will only destroy, so don’t abuse this ball. Also it appears to be quite a handful, which means it is not exactly easy to handle when you are in the midst of capturing those adorable monsters. Continue reading This Pokéball Will Keep Your Phone Juiced When Playing Pokémon Go

Novi Multi-device Charging Station Offers 8 Contact Charge Power Banks

You know how a magazine-fed gun works? When the magazine is depleted of ammunition, you swap it out for a fresh mag. The MG’s Novi Multi-device Portable Charging Station works much like that. Instead of having just a portable battery which sometimes you may forget to recharge, Novi has eight ‘pods’ called Novi Pods, each packing 2,600 mAh of juice good for charging a device of similar battery capacity to full in just 1.5 hours. When one pod is depleted, all you have to do is to pop one fresh battery out from the docking station, set the empty one to charge and be on your way. Novi docking station is designed to recharge 8 pods simultaneously and without cable mess – thanks to MG’s LunaPulse Technology which charges Novi Pods on contact. Continue reading Novi Multi-device Charging Station Offers 8 Contact Charge Power Banks

Scosche’s Power Bank Puts 4,000 mAh Of Juice On The Back Of Your Phone

Folks. We got news for you. Considering how many things a smartphone can do, battery life is still a woe we have live with. The obvious solution is to grab an external battery and today, the market is certainly not lacking of such “smartphone life-saver.” However, you will have to prepare to put with a clunkier battery case for convenience sake or to juggle with the standalone battery and your phone, which honestly speaking, is a huge pain in the butt if you need to use the device as it is being charged. The solution? Scosche MagicMount PowerBank. Continue reading Scosche’s Power Bank Puts 4,000 mAh Of Juice On The Back Of Your Phone

Meet Thino, The Fastest And Possibly The Smartest OTG USB Charger

You need the USB cable and you also need a backup battery, so why not put the two together and bring just one accessory when you are on the move? Viglo Thino On-The-Go USB Charger is one such accessory. Granted, Thino is not the first. There are many such accessory in the market, but what catches our attention is Thino’s aesthetic. It is pretty. Much like stick form factor flash drive, Thino packs a modest 480 mAh lithium polymer battery that’s good to keep your smartphone running for up to 2 hours and in addition, it is also a USB cable. Now, no actual ‘performance figure’ was provided, but according to Viglo, the Munich-based outfit behind Thino, this accessory is designed with smart auto detection to provides up to 3x faster charging. Continue reading Meet Thino, The Fastest And Possibly The Smartest OTG USB Charger

Griffin Outs Keychain-sized Travel Power Bank That Can Recharge Apple Watch Four Times

Apple conceded that Apple Watch has to be charged daily, a gadget scenario that’s clearly less than ideal. If you are heavy user, 18 hours battery life is not going to be 18 hours. So, instead of lugging a charger and wall adapter around, Griffin proposed a keychain-sized power bank that will supply your Apple Watch with the much needed juice on-the-go. The power bank, dubbed Griffin Travel Power Bank, comes with an integrated charging pad for charging the Apple Watch and while it packs just 800 mAh of power, it is good enough for up to four full charges before the power bank requires to be recharged via the included micro USB cable. Continue reading Griffin Outs Keychain-sized Travel Power Bank That Can Recharge Apple Watch Four Times

Finally, A Wireless Charger For iPhone That’s Truly Wireless

If you really look at it, today’s wireless charging solution is not quite truly wireless; after all, the induction charging pad is still wired, is it not? And don’t get us started with on-the-go wireless charger. This is where an LA-based startup, Stacked, wants to make the difference. It has developed the first truly wireless charging ecosystem for iPhone that ditches wires in favor of a unique magnetic charging technology and it is called, well, Stacked. Stacked brings wire-free charging to your home or office and also when on the road, and it achieves by with a system consisting of an iPhone case, Power Pack and AC wireless wall-charging plug. Continue reading Finally, A Wireless Charger For iPhone That’s Truly Wireless

Solar Charger Gets Seriously Functional and Stylish with SolarTab

We have featured a handful of solar chargers in the past, but Solartab, a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, is something else. Well, it is solar charger, alright, but this little guy here stands out as one that is extremely sleek, or sexy, if you will. While its iPad-like size may draw some disapproval, but the size is for good reasons. For a start, it has a generous real estate for 5.5W solar panels to capture the free energy Mother Nature has to offer and under its beautiful aluminum, very Mac-like enclosure it packs a lithium polymer battery that touts a whopping 13,000 mAh capacity, ready to be charged and used whenever and wherever you need. Continue reading Solar Charger Gets Seriously Functional and Stylish with SolarTab

What Hard Drive Enclosures Do to Hard Drives, Better Re Wants to do the Same to Phone Batteries

What happen to your old working hard drive when you replaced it? You get a hard drive enclosure and keep it as handy backup or start with a clean slate for use as an external drive. That’s the norm. And now, a startup with a rather intriguing name, Enlighten Today, wants to do the same to phone batteries with a product called Batter Re (bat.ter.y, get it?) that will turn used phone batteries into portable battery packs. Why in the world would anyone wants to do that, you ask? For starter, you get to own a portable battery at a bargain price; all you have to do is to supply the phone batteries. In addition, you will also be helping to reduce another piece of hazardous waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. Well, may not quite actually reducing, but more like delaying the effect by maximizing what has been made before condemning it. Continue reading What Hard Drive Enclosures Do to Hard Drives, Better Re Wants to do the Same to Phone Batteries

The Badger USB Solar Charger Can Survive in Water for Two Days, Shot at by Shotgun and Still Works

Solar charger is one of the obvious source of energy for your gadgets when off the grid, but can your solar charger take the beatings the nature has to offer? We don’t know, but as far as ruggedness is concern, Brown Dog Gadgets promised to have you covered with The Badger Waterproof USB Solar Charger. The product name pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? This thing is built tough like it should be for outdoor rigors. Though IP65 rated, The Badger is capable of more, such as surviving a two-day immersion in an aquarium and still function flawlessly. In addition to that, it is sealed against dust and is tested to be able to take the blunt force of a bowling ball, rolled over by a car and shot at by a shotgun. Of course, the tests weren’t conducted all at the same time, but it is nevertheless, a good enough prove that it can survive it all if bad things were to befall on it. Continue reading The Badger USB Solar Charger Can Survive in Water for Two Days, Shot at by Shotgun and Still Works

You Wear a Waist Belt. Why Not Make it Charge Your Smartphone Too?

The problem of smartphones not having enough battery has long been addressed, but at the expense of traveling light. Heavy users of smartphone can never truly enjoy traveling light because they have at least a portable battery to carry with them. Nifty, the folks who brought to you MiniDrive, has a brilliant solution that will end this woe and it is called XOO Belt. Yes. A belt. It goes by the rationale that since most people wears a belt, why not make it charge your smartphone as well? And that’s what XOO Belt is: a smartphone-charging belt. And thankfully, it won’t have a buckle the size of a portable battery, instead, it uses a clever battery technology known as ceramic polymer flexible battery and line them, overlapped, along the length of the belt. Continue reading You Wear a Waist Belt. Why Not Make it Charge Your Smartphone Too?