You have to admit, micro USB isn’t exactly the most intuitive charging method. The cable isn’t reversible, and both sides look very similar so finding the right way to plug it in can be annoying. It’s a minor annoyance, but an annoyance nonetheless. Apple’s Lightning connector solves this problem, but what if there was something ... Read More »
We all know the ups and downs of wireless charging. It’s an awesome technology that allows us to charge devices just by placing them on a special surface. Whether it’s our favorite home charger or the cubby inside of our Toyota (I love the inclusion of Qi chargers in cars), it’s so useful and easy.
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Considering how dependent we are on our gadgets these days, there are few things as horrifying (yes, #firstworldproblems) as watching the battery on your phone drop into the red knowing that you are hours away from being able to get to an outlet.
After having lived out this particular scenario dozens of times and ending up ... Read More »
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Inateck is a pretty interesting company. It sells many cheap products with a quality twist, so if you’re on a budget, Inateck is a good place to start. You may remember I reviewed both a speaker and a charger ... Read More »
Wireless chargers, while very convenient, can be frustrating at times. Many chargers have their own way of centering a device on its lone charging coil, while others don’t include anything to center it at all. You’re left to carefully find the perfect spot where your device starts charging and make sure it doesn’t move from ... Read More »
Wireless charging, and more specifically the Qi standard, is finally gaining steam. Tylt has released the VU SOLO wireless charger, which sports a more traditional design compared to the standard VU but has some innovative features of its own. With wireless chargers like the Nexus Wireless Charger on ... Read More »
If you buy new devices often, you’ll probably find yourself with a ton of chargers and cables. However, each charger can only charge one device at a time (two, if you own a Motorola charger). That’s a grossly inefficient use of precious outlets, which are a very limited commodity. That’s why USB hubs are fantastic ... Read More »
The Tylt Energi 2K is a very simple device combining two separate devices: a travel charger and a portable battery pack. It looks like a regular old travel charger, which converts your wall socket to a USB port, but also includes a built in battery to charge your devices on the go. But is it ... Read More »
It’s always nice to have a few chargers for your devices. Whether you travel and need an extra to take with you, or you break your main one and can’t be stuck without a charger, it’s great to have the option of owning a few. And with Android, the chargers are always micro USB so ... Read More »
It looks like a few early models of the Samsung Gear Live might have a pretty serious defect. The Samsung Gear charging system has never been particularly great, forcing you to put the watch into a special cradle to charge it. But on the Gear Live, that cradle seems to chip away part of the ... Read More »