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Review: Jabra Elite 75t True Wireless Earbuds

When we reviewed Jabra’s Elite 85h over-ear headphones last year we were mightily impressed, and so were keen to check out their Elite 75t true wireless earphones to see how they stack up. This model has an IP55 sweat/rain/splash-proof rating, but Jabra also sell a slightly more expensive IP57 version called Elite Active 75t that’s basically the same thing apart from being able to hand...[Read More]

Review: Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim 65W Wall Charger

PowerPort Atom III Slim is a powerful little wall charger from Anker. It packs a 45W USB-C port along with three USB-A ports in a compact, travel-friendly form factor. Inside, Anker have used Gallium Nitride to reduce the size and improve both efficiency and heat dissipation. This results in a 3.5″ square charger that’s just over half an inch thick and weighing under 150g. The bulkiest...[Read More]

Review: Moshi Otto Q Wireless Charging Pad

Moshi Otto Q is a premium Qi wireless charging pad that supports 10W fast-charging through phone cases up to 5mm thick. Apparently inspired by a Danish ottoman, the device itself is a small, circular pad finished in a fancy “Nordic Gray” fabric. The base is covered in non-slip silicone and there’s also a ring of silicone on the top that gives your phone some traction when sitting...[Read More]

Review: EasyAcc 6000mAh Power Bank With Integrated Lightning Cable

EasyAcc PB6000CBL is an ultra-slim 6000mAh power bank with a built-in non-removable Lightning cable that’s been MFi certified for charging Apple devices. Measuring around 5″ x 3″ and being only about a quarter of an inch thick makes this external battery extremely portable – it’ll slip easily into your bag or pocket and won’t weigh you down. The stand-out featur...[Read More]

Review: Ember Mug² – Temperature Controlled Beverages

Ember Mug² lets you enjoy your favourite hot drink at a constant temperature that you can control from a smartphone app. While Ember’s range includes 14 oz and travel versions, we’ve been enjoying our cuppa from the 10oz (295ml) size. This model comes in a choice of black, white or special edition copper colours. Inside the box you get the mug, saucer, power adapter and a getting start...[Read More]

Review: Anker Soundcore Life P2 Wireless In-Ear Earbuds

Soundcore Life P2 are Anker’s latest entry in the budget true wireless earbud arena and we’ve been putting them through their paces to see how they stack up. The two individual Life P2 earpieces come inside a matte black plastic clam-shell charging case along with a USB Type-C charging cable and 5 pairs of silicone ear-tips covering the full range of XS, S, M, L and XL sizes. At around...[Read More]

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]

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