Tag Archive: External


AOC USB-C external monitor review: A Chromebook’s best companion

Two screens are better than one.

A majority of the writing I do for Mobile Nations happens at home. I have a gigantic monitor that lets me comfortably split two windows so I can have the text I’m writing on the left side of the screen and reference material on the right. Most people use dual monitors for the same thing.

AOC USB-C External Monitor

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Best External Battery Packs for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Keep your phone alive. These are the best battery packs for your Galaxy S8 and S8+!

Trying to find a great battery pack for your Galaxy S8 or S8+? Fortunately, you’re in the right place!

Just like with every other part of its operating system, Samsung gives the user a couple options when it comes to charging the phone. You can use the USB-C port for faster charging, or the phone includes Qi wireless charging for slower — but  [Read More…]

Let Seagate’s $76 external drive keep 3TB of your most important files backed up

A must-have.

Seagate’s 3TB Expansion desktop hard drive offers a ton of storage space in a rather small package, which makes it very desirable. It doesn’t take up a ton of space on your desk and with its USB 3.0 connection it makes backing up and transferring files a breeze. Whether you have a large photo library or keep local copies of all your important tax documents, this external drive can be useful to everyone in the  [Read More…]

Best External Monitors for your Chromebook

Because sometimes you just want to go big; plug into one of these monitors for that desktop feeling.

Chromebooks are perfect on-the-go computers for a lot of people, but sometimes you just want to sit down, relax, and do your thing with a big display. That’s why almost every laptop, regardless of what software is running on it, has some sort of port to send video out to an external display.

And connecting it all together really  [Read More…]

This $20 LG external DVD writer works great with laptops that no longer have optical drives

Finally you can bust out that dusty movie collection.

This LG 8X USB 2.0 ultra slim portable external DVD writer is down to $ 19.99 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 25. This is a match for a price it only dropped to briefly over the Black Friday weekend. Before that, the last time this DVD writer dropped even as low as $ 23 was back in 2016.

An external drive like this would be a  [Read More…]

Best External Hard Drives for PlayStation 4

The days of cracking open a PS4 for expansion are over!

PlayStation 4 owners have no shortage of choice when it comes to storage expansion. Popping out the internal drive is fairly easy, but if you don’t want to go through that trouble there’s an alternative. Just plug a USB hard drive into your console, and instantly you have all the storage you could ever need.

All you need now is to pick the right drive for  [Read More…]

Save 53% on the SolarJuice 26,800mAh external solar battery (Deal of the Day)

If there’s one mantra we’ve repeated over the lifespan of smartphones, it’s that there’s no such thing as too much battery. Even with all of the advancements in the Android platform, and bigger, faster charging batteries, we’re still running into situations where our phones die prematurely. It’s time to put an end to that. Our […]

Best External Battery Packs for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Give your GS7 and GS7 edge a second life with a battery pack.

Our phones just keep adding new capabilities, but their batteries never feel like they last any longer than the day they came out of the box. A year on, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are still great phones — but if you find your battery is dying earlier than you’d expect, you may want to check out a portable battery pack for those  [Read More…]

It’s easy to upgrade your PlayStation 4 storage with an external hard drive

Upgrading your hard drive is as easy as plugging in a compatible external hard drive.

It used to be when you bought a console, upgrading your storage was something that was easier said than done. When you initially pick up a PlayStation 4, 500GB or a full Terabyte of space seems like a lot. In reality though, that might only hold 15 or 20 games. If you intend on purchasing plenty of digital movies, or you play  [Read More…]

Best External Battery Packs for Google Pixel

Finding a battery pack that’s optimized to charge the Google Pixel isn’t as simple as you’d think.

Looking for a battery pack for your Google Pixel? Great! But before you do, you need to keep a lookout for a few things.

For starters, forget about Quick Charge 3.0. Qualcomm’s fast-charging technology doesn’t work over USB-C — instead, the Pixel uses USB-PD, a new standard for charging devices via USB-C. That’s not to say that you can’t use  [Read More…]