As portable devices have become more prevalent, power banks have become the must have for anyone who spends any time away from an electrical outlet. Typically power banks offer a microUSB or a USB Type-C port for charging and while many devices have now adopted microUSB or USB-C, many devices still require AC power, which is a problem if your power bank only supports USB charging.
One innovative company looking to make power banks a bit more versatile is Jackery, which recently launched an Indiegogo campaign on their new PowerBar power bank. Over the past month, Jackery was kind enough to let us test one of the early units, so let’s take a [...]
Have you noticed that some chargers seem to charge your smartphone faster than others? Or maybe that some USB cables seem to work better than others? Wondering how fast that USB port on your PC can charge your phone?
Today we’ll be checking out several methods for figuring out just how fast your device is charging as well as the maximum capabilities of your chargers, cables, and devices.
Method 1: Ampere
One of the quickest and easiest ways to measure how fast your smartphone is charging or discharging is by using the Ampere app, which is available free through the Android Play Store.
Once the app is installed, simply fire it [...]
In a recent announcement, Razer has launched the new Razer Power Bank designed to be used with the Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ laptop.
Constructed out of CNC aluminum, the Razer Power Bank packs a 12,800 mAh battery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, providing the Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ laptop with an additional six hours of battery life on a two hour charge.
In addition to compatibility with the Razer Blade Stealth, the Razer Power Bank is also compatible with your other USB powered mobile as it also includes both USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports.
The Razer Power Bank will be available beginning in March for $149.99.
Today marks the first anniversary of OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone start-up company that shook the smartphone industry with its introduction of the OnePlus One smartphone in 2014 bringing flagship phone specs to the masses at an affordable price point.
“We started OnePlus with a simple idea in mind, create legendary products and treat customers like friends. We thought we could build something better, but knew we could never tackle the giants of the industry by sticking to the status quo. We chose an uncertain business model and made some risky decisions to help us survive (hello, invite system). It’s a brand new way of thinking about things, but we’re [...]
Over the past couple years, a number of companies that have traditionally been geared towards producing computer hardware have shifted their focus a bit to the mobile device market and have unveiled wireless storage devices aimed at mobile users. These devices are generally battery powered and include some sort of wireless functionality that allow PCs and mobile devices to connect to them. Kingston for example has the Wi-Drive, Patriot has their Gauntlet, Corsair recently introduced their Voyager Air, and now ADATA has the DashDrive Air. While all of these devices serve a similar purpose, they all have unique features that set them [...]
Wireless storage reader and power bank reads and streams data for USB flash drives, SD memory cards, and portable hard drives
ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage application products, today announced the release of the DashDrive Air AE400, a versatile wireless reader that can read and stream data from USB storage media and SD memory cards, and also functions as a power bank that can charge other mobile devices.
As smartphones and tablet computers continue to replace traditional desktop systems in [...]