charging

Why Universal Charging is Important for the Evolution of Portable Devices

The age of portability has been here for quite a while, and we’re basically in an era when you don’t need a desktop computer because you can now just use your smartphone. The only set back is the smaller screen. One of the most important factors when it comes to owning a portable device in the first place is the charging method that it takes, and how fast it’s able to charge, and this might seem l...[Read More]

Review: iBlockCube Nimble 35W USB-C Travel Adapter

Keeping your gadgets charged up can be a challenge, but never more so than when you’re travelling. When going to a hotel for the first time you’ve no idea how many wall sockets there’ll be or where they’ll be located. Plus having to pack multiple chargers and travel adapters can be a real hassle. Nimble is the new solution from iBlockCube – combining a compact travel adapte...[Read More]

Review: Novoo and Omars USB Type C Hubs

Laptops no longer need a bulky, proprietary docking station thanks to the power of the USB-C port. Today we’re taking a look at a couple of USB-C hubs that will allow you to quickly add USB 3.0, Ethernet and video ports (along with a couple of memory card slots) – all from a compact accessory that takes very little space in your laptop bag. Novoo Portable Handle 8-Port Hub The design o...[Read More]

Review: Xiaomi 20W Qi Wireless Charging Pad

Wireless charging is definitely convenient, but it’s often a lot slower than plugging in a cable. This charging pad from Xiaomi supports fast charging of Qi compatible devices up to a super-speedy 20W. Qi is a widely supported standard for wireless charging, but different devices can accept different charging rates. For instance, Xiaomi’s latest flagships can handle the full 20W output...[Read More]

Review: Amoner Fast USB-C 18w/3A Wall Charger

  I don’t think anyone can ever have too many chargers. Whether the solution be a wall charger or a portable charger. Although, we do want to have a charger that will compliment the features of our device. Feature requests for a charger would likely be fast charging, portability and a USB-C connection as most new production smart devices have, save for the iPhone line of devices of cour...[Read More]

Review: Cygnett ChargeUp Swift Wireless 10K Power Bank

Cygnett’s ChargeUp Swift power bank is the ideal solution to keep your gadgets charged up on the road, incorporating 10,000mAh of the latest lithium polymer battery tech. combined with a Qi wireless charger. No frills packaging opens to reveal the moderately sized external battery along with a small instruction leaflet and Micro USB cable. The device is similar in size to a double-thickness ...[Read More]

AUKEY Announces New Smart-Charging Technology, Dynamic Detect

AUKEY today announced the introduction of Dynamic Detect, an innovative new smart-charging technology developed in-house.   Dynamic Detect optimises power distribution for USB Power Delivery (PD) chargers that have multiple ports, unlocking their full potential.     Most multi-port PD chargers are unable to make full use of the total available power when charging a single device. Fo...[Read More]

Choetech’s T535-S Dual Wireless Charger Review: Share The Power

So far wireless charging has always been a solitary affair, but thanks to Choetech you can now share your charging pad with a loved one. Their new T535-S pad can recharge two Qi compatible phones at the same time. To get this oblong-shaped charging pad connected to your USB power source you get a USB Type-C cable that connects to a port at the back. The pad has been designed to prevent slippage wi...[Read More]

Review: BlitzWolf BW-TC17 USB Type-C To USB-C Cable

With more and more devices and chargers adopting USB Type-C you’ll inevitably want to ditch those USB Type-A cables / adapters and go with a straight USB-C to USB-C connection. BlitzWolf have released such a cable called BW-TC17, with full support for both QC4.0 and PD3.0 fast charging protocols. Opening the no-frills packaging reveals what appears to be a high-quality 3ft cable with black p...[Read More]

Choetech Launching Four New Wireless Chargers at CES 2019

You’ll likely be familiar with the inexpensive Chinese brand Choetech, we’ve reviewed numerous products from them and their accessories are well reviewed on Amazon also. Earlier today the company shared with us four new wireless charging solutions that are coming to market. We thought we’d share with our readers too… 1. Choetech 5 Coils Dual Fast Wireless&nbs...[Read More]

RAVPower USB Charging Solutions Review

Today I am checking out some new offerings from RAVPower. Their RAVPower USB Charging Station with 60W 6-Ports, USB C to USB A Cable and Xtreme 26800mAh Power Bank. All are excellent choices for anyone with a newer device such as a MacBook Pro or Nintendo Switch. RAVPower USB Charging Station with 60W 6-Ports This 6-port USB charging station can output a total 60W of power, meaning I can comfortab...[Read More]

Review: Dodocool DA168 Portable Headphone Charging Case

As more and more people move away from wired earphones to wireless Bluetooth alternatives, the main disadvantage has to be the need to repeatedly recharge their tiny internal batteries. To make things easier, Dodocool have DA168 – a headphone storage case with built-in power bank that allows you to top-up on the road. At about 4″ x 3″ x 1.5″ this black silicone case will ac...[Read More]

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