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Moshi IonSlim 5K Portable Charger – Review

At just 8.5mm, this is as thin as some smartphones. It sits in your pocket and is easy to carry around in your jeans without any unsightly bulges, measuring in at just 13 x 7 x 0.85 cm. Inside the aluminium casing there’s a 5,150mAh battery and it’ll …

Seneo Wireless Fast charger – Review

We all need convenience in our lives. After all, this is one of the reasons that we use mobile phones as much as we do. However, it’s a real pain when the piece of tech that we rely on so much falls flat on its shiny face due …

Headphones explode on user mid-flight

Using a battery powered device on a flight? It’s not just phones you need to be concerned with. In Australia authorities are now issuing warnings for powered headphones​. It comes after a passenger on a Beijing to Melbourne flight suffered burns and blisters as her headphones exploded mid-flight. …

Want to charge your phone? Just look in the mirror

Usual introduction to this. You know the story. Smartphone batteries aren’t great. We don’t want fat batteries, but at the same time we don’t want to be running back to a power point to juice the thing up every few minutes. So what are you going to do? …

ThruNite Ti3 Keychain Torch – Review

Somehow, for some odd reason, I appear to have gained a reputation for reviewing random electronic gadgets. Today I present to you …..a torch. Call is the flashlight, call it a torch, it is simply a small battery-powered LED light which you can carry around on your keys. …

MWC – Alcatel goes back to the old days with the A5 LED

Standing out from the crowd here in Barcelona is particularly difficult. I’m not talking about the stands, because it’s already tricky enough in that respect. Money (a lot of it, think millions of pounds) buys you big floor space and a bigger impact. Some companies resort to sweets, …

ThruNite C2 Mini 3400 mAh Portable Charger – Review

For £19.95 on Amazon UK or $19.95 on Amazon US, this isn’t a great deal bigger than the battery inside. Plus, with this particular portable charger, you can actually unscrew the bottom and get at the battery – like an old-school torch / flashlight. Not only that, but …

dodocool 4-Port USB Charger – Get a discount with Coolsmartphone

Yesterday we took at this dodocool wall charger. It has 4 USB outputs and you can still use the electrical socket you plug it into because it passes through an international socket. The only minor issue is that, here in the UK, it’s a bit upside down. That’s …

Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank – Review

We’ve become all too familiar with the terrible battery life of our smartphones. As your phone gets older that battery gets even worse, so that’s where gadgets like this come in. This is the Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank. You can get it for £17.99 from Amazon UK or …

More exploding batteries come to light

My wife currently works as a customer service assistant in a local town. While she was working last week, she could hear a commotion outside in the street. A member of the public came running into to her office, screaming for help and requesting a fire extinguisher stating …

Why is wireless charging not more popular?

Our smartphones are like our own personal assistants. They help remind us of the things we usually forget. They help us record beautiful memories we experience every single day. And of course, they help us get in touch and stay connected with our loved ones. Your smartphone helps …

Wireless power for your smartphone by Aircharge – Review

Keeping your devices charges whilst away from home is a continued nightmare. After dragging around a bulking power adapter, you struggle to find a power outlet. This is where a brand new Kickstarter campaign steps in. https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/2682888/video-723673-h264_high.mp4   Aircharge is looking to secure £20,000 with backers providing over …

Or you could perhaps just get a portable charger

I’m confused by this whole thing. Yes, its interesting that this is possible, but at the same time it just seems like a whole lot of hassle to produce something that you can buy relatively cheaply off the internet. Here someone shows you how to make a portable …

Lumsing Pilot 4GS 12000mAh Portable Charger – Review

This is a big battery that you charge from your iPhone or iPad charger. It has two USB 3A output ports and it’s got a 12000mAh capacity. If I’m honest, that’s about all you need to know. Portable chargers aren’t something you can write about a great deal, …

iPhone 7 explodes in transit

Following on the recent news of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 batteries catching fire, it appears that one of Apple’s latest flagships suffered the same fate. This time, it was the time for the iPhone 7, which exploded whilst being delivered to its new owner, according to the Reddit user who …

Koopower Solar Fairy Lights – Review

KooPower have been in touch again and, following on from the wireless doorbell we reviewed, we now have 12 metres of LED fairy lights. Now, I’ve had these in the back garden for quite a while as I honestly thought that they wouldn’t work. Why? Well, solar powered …