Tag Archive: Battery


Don’t let your phone die — these are the best battery packs!

Nothing can turn your technology from state-of-the-art to overpriced paperweight faster than a dead battery, but battery packs can help recharge your tech when life plays keep away with your power outlets. Power banks used to be big, bulky, and slow, but Power Delivery charging has made things much faster — fast enough to charge laptops, even — and has allowed power banks to get slimmer and better than ever. There are plenty of options in every shape  [Read More…]

Huawei unveils Watch GT 2 with two-week battery life

Chinese device maker Huawei this week announced its latest wearable, the GT 2, in two sizes and four different editions. Indeed, the smartwatch will be sold in 42mm and 46mm cases with leather, rubber, and stainless steel strap options.

The 42mm (1.2-inch) model has a bezel-less 3D glass face and comes in at just 9.4mm thick. It will be offered in Sport Edition, Classic Edition, and Elegant Edition, with colors and straps varying between them.

The larger 46mm model has  [Read More…]

Fossil hybrid smartwatch leaks online with 2-week battery life

Most likely running Wear OS.

What you need to know Listings and images of a new analog-digital hybrid Fossil smartwatch have leaked online. The new watch carries the Fossil Collider Hybrid Smartwatch HR branding and appears to run Wear OS with an e-ink display. There is no release date as of yet, but the pulled Amazon listing showed a $ 195 price point.

Recently, it was revealed that part of Google’s deal with Fossil included tech called  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7T Pro detailed spec leak reveals Android 10 and larger battery

The OnePlus 7T Pro launch is expected globally on October 10.

What you need to know New spec sheets have leaked for the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. They confirm that both phones will launch with Android 10, slightly larger batteries, and the Snapdragon 855+. The OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7T are expected to launch early on September 26 in India and globally on October 10.

You may have been distracted by all of the  [Read More…]

Windows 10 Your Phone app now syncs your battery level and wallpaper

It’s the little things that matter.

What you need to know The Your Phone app now syncs the battery level and wallpaper from your phone. You’ll now see a battery indicator in the upper-right of the Windows 10 app. Wallpaper sync means that the virtual phone displayed in the Windows 10 app will match your phone’s actual wallpaper.

Microsoft has been gradually building out the features of its Your Phone app over the past several months, most  [Read More…]

Zendure’s SuperMini 10,000mAh battery pack is adorable and powerful

These days, the portable battery pack is about as commoditized as the phones they top up — more so, in fact, if you’ve checked Amazon lately. You can find 10,000mAh chargers from reputable companies like Aukey and Anker starting around $ 35, and they do the job with two ports and plenty of speed.

So how do you make a charger like that interesting? By reducing its size. Zendure, the company behind a host of other battery and  [Read More…]

Garmin Venu announced with 5-day battery, GPS, and AMOLED display

Garmin’s also announcing new fitness trackers and hybrid watches.

What you need to know Garmin is announcing a bunch of new wearables at IFA 2019, including the Venu, Vivoactive 4/4S, Vivomove Series, and Legacy Hero Series. The Venu is brand-new smartwatch line from Garmin, featuring an AMOLED display, GPS, and 5-day battery life. You can rock a Captain Marvel or Captain America-themed watch with the Legacy Hero Series.

It’s no secret that IFA is home to a  [Read More…]

OtterBox unveils stackable, modular wireless charging battery system

The starter kit will set you back $ 130.

What you need to know OtterBox has announced a new OtterSpot wireless charging system that employs Qi and USB-C. The OtterSpot Wireless Charging Stand can charge up to 3 stacked OtterSpot portable batteries. Each OtterSpot Wireless Charging Battery has a 5,000mAh capacity, 10W Qi charging, and USB-C input/output. The starter kit with one Charging Stand and one OtterSpot Battery is $ 130, with additional batteries running $ 60  [Read More…]

Nokia 3 V has a big screen, great battery life, and is coming to Verizon

Goes on sale August 26 for $ 168.

What you need to know The Nokia 3 V is headed to Verizon exclusively for $ 168. It features a big 6.26-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 429, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It will be available for purchase starting August 26 at select Verizon stores or online.

On August 20, HMD announced a brand new budget-friendly phone called the Nokia 3 V exclusively for the Verizon network. The  [Read More…]

New battery saving modes will come to older Fossil watches

The feature was first introduced on the new Fossil Gen 5 watch.

What you need to know The Fossil Gen 5 watch launched on August 5, 2019. Along with a new design and an updated processor, it also includes new battery saving modes. In a tweet, Fossil has confirmed the new battery saving modes will come to previous generations of watches via a software upgrade.

Fossil makes some of the best smartwatches on the market, and in  [Read More…]