Tag: power

A totally solar-powered server. The conclusion.

I’ll be straight with you. I’ve had a long career in IT. I’ve done some proper geeky things in my time, including having an old server in my garage running VMware. That means that I can run a stack of machines, test things out and generally be a …

Random strange shed project. Day 4

OK, a quick update on this geeky shed insanity then. Basically, I grabbed an old solar charger and wanted to know if there was enough daylight coming through my shed window to keep an Android phone alive constantly. I’ve detailed the various stages in Day 1, Day 2 …

Random strange shed project. Day 3

A man’s shed should never be questioned. My “man den” was originally supposed to be the garage, but that’s filled with all manner of stuff and I struggle to even walk through it at times. Apparently we “need” everything in there, even though I don’t know what half …

Random strange shed project. Day 2

I didn’t have a great deal of time last night so here’s a very quick update on the weird solar-powered shed / phone project. If you read the first post then you’ll know that I basically want to create some sort of home server which isn’t powered by …

Random strange shed project. Day 1

Publishing this in the middle of IFA is just insane really. If I was one of those click-bait websites, I’d add this to the site at some point in the next couple of weeks, but.. Nah, can’t be bothered. So, off the back of my rather epic ultra-cheap …

Jump on my USB-powered hot seat.

Right, short version. This is on Kickstarter right now and you can (if you’re really very quick), pledge just $69 to get one. It’s basically a comfortable, portable, self-supporting seat which has a heat pad to warm your bottom. The power for this is provided via any portable …

Iceworks 7000mAh USB Type-C power bank – Review

Good Points: Slimline design Cable included USB Type-C input/output Fast charging for some devices Charge Level LEDs USB Type-C Out Price Bad Points: Fingerprint Magnetic Need to purchase further cables for other device’s. As we use our smartphones more and more each day, we demand more and more …

Running low on juice? Strap a brick to your phone!

Good morning you good people. How’s things eh? Good? Great. Now, we’ve had an email from “Joe”. He’s from a company called Brickspower. They do these wireless charging bricks which attach to the back of your phone. Then it’ll wirelessly charge your phone. Magic eh? No need to …

#MWC18 – Energizer POWER MAX P16K Pro hands-on

Out here in Barcelona I have the 17,000mAh portable battery above. It’s this Xtorm one and is nearly two and half centimetres thick. It also weighs in at 214 grams. Carrying one of these in a necessary evil, especially when you’re using your phone as much as I …

#MWC18 – Cyclocharge!!

This was something that we spotted whilst passing and decided that it had to be tried out. It is a bike that will allow you to charge your phone by well pedaling. Given Leigh’s penchant for cycling (lycra included), i decided it was best for him to give …

Razer Unveil the Razer Phone and it is coming very soon

Razer is a brand that has been around for a few years now. They advertise themselves as “For Gamers, By Gamers” and they’ve pushed out some glorious high-end laptops over the last few years. I can say with certainty that I have lusted after the Razer Blade laptop …

Exclusive discount off the ROMOSS Power Bank we reviewed earlier

The lovely people at ROMOSS were so happy with our earlier review of their all-in-one power bank that they’ve sent us ale and a free man shed. Not only that, but there’s also an exclusive 20% voucher code if you want to buy one from Amazon. The portable …

Xtorm XB202 Power Bank – Review

OK. Call them power banks, call them portable chargers, you basically fill them up via the wall socket or some other USB power outlet, them you put them in your pocket and charge up your electronic gadgets as and when you need. Great. Most portable chargers are quite …

ROMOSS 10000mAh Aluminum power bank – Review

Portable chargers. Yes, there’s lots of them on the market. This one is from ROMOSS and they’ve designed it so that it’s got plenty of capacity whilst still fitting in your trouser pocket. That’s a good thing. There’s 2 output ports and a 10,000mAh capacity. You can charge …

Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Sockets – Review

You remember when we were just a smartphone site, right? Now we’re getting asked to review lots of gadgets and this time it’s this, a set of remote control sockets. Why would you want these? Well, there’s a number of reasons really. First of all, they’re just £26.99 …

HawkEye – A secure charging solution for your smartphone

If you’re travelling then you’ll no doubt need to charge your phone pretty often, sometimes in places which aren’t overly secure. In a coffee shop, in an airport or on a plane. Thing is, after you’ve charged up and unplugged your phone, you might remember the phone but …

Devolo dLAN 550+ WiFi – Review

It’s going to be a quick one to review this because, in all honesty, it takes seconds to turn on and get going. Let’s face it, WiFi isn’t always good enough. Sky TV have launched their new Sky Q system and, in order to try and solve the …