April 16

SoundPEATS Audio via Amazon offers its Q32 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for $31.99 shipped when code 6Y7NPPC9 has been applied at checkout. Normally selling for $40, that saves you 20% and marks one of the first price drops we’ve seen. Today’s offer comes within $1 of the all-time low. The earbuds pair with a charging case which offer up to 55 hours of total listening time. A built-in microphone also makes the cut, allowing you to take calls, chat with your preferred voice-assistant and more. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 385 shoppers at Amazon.

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January 7

Mophie is out today with its latest battery case for iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR. The new Juice Pack Access brings the convenience of wireless charging to power up both the case and your iPhone. It also has the handy open bottom design that Apple uses with its own cases which works with wired headphones and other Lightning accessories.

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September 20, 2018

If you are anything like me, you have accumulated quite a few battery packs over the years. With all of the new power sources that have been cranked out over the last decade, varying options like AC, USB-A, USB-C, and Qi have pushed us to always be on the lookout for the best on-the-go power bank. I think that all of us are ready to throw in the towel if we can’t find one power bank that gives us all the ports that we could possibility need so we only have to keep one in our bag. If this is how you feel, then Goal Zero’s new Sherpa 100AC power bank may very well be the best solution out there. expand full story

August 9, 2018

In a world where recycling has become a much higher priority than it used to be, Panasonic has released a new product aimed at helping you keep your shoes around a little longer. While the company’s new MS-DS100 deodorizer will not physically prevent your shoes from wearing down, it does allow you to reduce odors so you can happily wear them around longer.

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May 16, 2018

As of today you can order Incase’s new ProConnected 4-Wheel Hubless Roller, a smart carry-on for when you travel. Its stand-out feature is a battery that is powerful enough to charge the latest USB-C-equipped MacBook Pro and two other devices. Users can also track their bags location via Bluetooth using the Incase Smart app for iOS and Android. expand full story

January 3, 2018

Mophie today announced its new powerstation AC, a high-capacity external battery that includes both integrated AC and USB-C power. As one of the most well-known brands in the iPhone accessory game, Mophie has slowly been expanding its offerings to a variety of other product categories. Today’s announcement is arguably its most compelling release in years as technophiles are carrying more devices than ever before that require a variety of power sources.

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October 29, 2017

Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone going with these external batteries from $40

Amazon has the Griffin Travel Power Bank Backup Battery for Apple Watch on sale for $39.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy and Target. This battery bank normally goes for anywhere from $50-60+ and is currently at a match of Amazon’s all-time low. It’s perfect to keep your Apple Watch charging if you’re going to be away from a regular charger for a while. Rated 4.5/5 stars at Best Buy.

October 19, 2017

Keeping your tech charged everywhere is always a struggle. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on the road or at an airport needing extra power, only to find no open outlets near me. Romeo Power has launched the Saber power pack to change this. With two USB-A ports, one USB-C, and a multi-country safe 120V outlet, the Saber power pack aims to keep all of your devices going.

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September 8, 2017

When it comes to charging multiple devices, honestly, I normally just give up and throw the tangled cables into my bag with a 6 port USB charging hub. I mean, I have a decent dock for my iPhone 7+ and Apple Watch that has a USB to charge my iPad, and there are many of those options available on Amazon. But there’s a new kid on the block, and OS Power Box brings something else to the table; a USB Type-C 60W charger and the ability to fold flat for travel.

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August 7, 2017

Aukey is well known for producing a wide range of solid electronics at affordable prices. From USB-C adapters to action cameras, Bluetooth headphones to home speaker solutions.

Recently I’ve been using two of the company’s Bluetooth speakers: Eclipse and Bass Station. Eclipse is a straight forward portable Bluetooth speaker coming in at reasonable $50. Bass Station is a dual-function home speaker system and portable Bluetooth speaker in one coming in at $80 and we’ve also got a coupon code just for 9to5 readers making these even more affordable.

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June 1, 2017

One of the first things that any new Panasonic GH5 owner should invest in is a set of extra batteries. The GH-series of cameras have always had good battery life with the included stock battery, but as we noted in our hands-on overview of the camera, the GH5 is a tad more power-hungry than its predecessors.

In my experience, some of the third-party battery options that I’ve tried haven’t been nearly as good as official stock batteries, but Newmowa’s battery doesn’t fit this mold. I find that it actually performs just as well as the official stock Panasonic battery included with my Lumix GH5. expand full story

May 16, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two of the best phones you can buy today, but they don’t pack the best battery life, especially in the case of the smaller S8. Both should get most people through a day, but that’s about it. Thankfully, Mophie has a solution with its new battery cases for both phones.

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April 26, 2017

While cases provide protection for our devices, many use the accessories as a means of personalizing their smartphones. A recently launched Indiegogo campaign brings us the NuAns Neo Reloaded which fully embodies this sentiment, and is built from the ground up with customization in mind. The phone seeks to stand out from the competition not by offering a superior camera or other specs, but by providing a distinct look and feel.

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April 19, 2017

You may have heard of loss-prevention products like the Tile Mate or the Tile Slim. Inventions like these are meant to help the average person keep tabs on personal items like keys, wallets, or bags.

A company named Informu has completed funding for a new product that they like to call the Mu tag. It’s the “world’s smallest loss prevention device,” according to Informu. The idea here is to prevent loss of personal items in the first place. Informu claims that this product provides the smartest and simplest way to keep your belongings safe.

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April 13, 2017

As the number of devices a person has begins to increase, so too does the need to ensure that everything stays charged when on the go. There are tons of power-packs geared towards ensuring we never have battery related troubles. But when faced with the daunting task of powering all of our devices, most fall flat. The first product from a new startup Ecoflow hopes to solve these qualms with a single 116,000 mAh mobile power station.

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April 10, 2017

We all know the painful feeling of realizing that your iPhone battery is set to die. As Jerry Seinfeld says, it feels like you’re dying. Ok, maybe it’s not that bad. But still, no one wants to be in that situation. Apple tries to cure those woes with its official $99 battery case but that’s a rather expensive add-on. In response, Anker is looking to ease your power struggles with its new PowerCore Case for iPhone 7.

There are a few intriguing aspects to this MFi-certified case, including its silicone casing and a unique charging solution. Best of all, it comes in at a significant discount over Apple’s official option.

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December 30, 2016

Kanex has been cranking out nifty portable Apple Watch charging solutions for over a year now. At CES next week, the brand will be showing off two new accessories: one for home and another for travel. First up is the GoPower Watch Stand that mirrors similar add-ons from Belkin and others. This all-in-one nightstand solution has a built-in charging puck plus an additional USB port on the backside for charging your iPhone (or other device). This is a nice touch that isn’t always included on competitor’s stands.

Along those same lines, Kanex is also introducing a new portable charging solution called the GoPower Watch Mini. This keychain battery system has a 1000mAh battery and isn’t much bigger than the built-in magnetic charging puck. Apple Watch users will be able to fully charge their wearable one time, making this a perfect solution for one-night stays away from home. There is a small LED indicator on the side that relays how much internal power remains. The GoPower Watch Mini is reminiscent of keychain-style MFi Lightning cables that became popular shortly after the connector was announced.

Final pricing and availability has yet to be announced. We fully expect to receive additional details at CES next week.

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November 2, 2016

Belkin has announced a new portable all-in-one charging solution for Apple Watch and your other devices. The Valet Charger Power Pack features an internal 6700mAh battery that will refuel your wearable up to eight times. It has a built-in magnetic puck – just like the one your Apple Watch came with – that simplifies your power setup out on the road. The aluminum casing has a full-size USB port, microUSB port and an LED display on one end with a logo on the opposite side.

Belkin’s newest release is reminiscent of the Nomad Pod Pro for iPhone & Apple Watch. For comparison, the Valet has a slightly larger battery (6700 vs 6000mAh) but also costs $20 more ($80 vs $100), which is likely due to the bundled charging puck. Both offer aluminum casings, but we’d have to give Nomad the edge on design (full review here). No matter, Belkin is a well-known brand name and its new Valet charger is bound to be a notable option for frequent travelers. Its compact footprint should fit in just about any bag and sure beats carrying multiple cables plus a wall charger. The Belkin Valet Charger Power Pack is currently listed for $99.99.

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