Tag Archive: Portable


This $13 Anker portable charger would fit neatly inside a holiday stocking

It’s a portable charger that fits in your hand.

This Anker black Astro E1 ultra compact portable charger is down to $ 13.19 on Amazon. It normally sells around $ 17 and the other colors are selling for $ 20 right now.

This charger is the size of a candy bar but has 6700mAh, which means it’s got enough power to fully charge a Galaxy S8.

Features include:

Exclusive PowerIQ Technology: Detects your device to deliver its  [Read More…]

The LOFT portable battery case lets Google Home escape from the home

If you’ve always wanted your Google Home to be a little more portable, this’ll take care of that.

Sure, pretty much everything that’s baked into Google Home is already in your perfectly portable smartphone. Google Assistant. Music. Podcasts. Answers for all of the world’s questions. But let’s face it, even the best smartphone speakers suck compared to Google Home.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just take your Google Home outside, without needing an extension cord?  [Read More…]

Anker’s Nebula Capsule is a $349 portable projector that runs Android

Anker’s latest gadget, the Nebula Capsule, is a portable projector that runs Android, supports Chromecast, can stream 4K video, and costs $ 349.

For most of us, we know Android as the operating system that powers our smartphones, tablets, and possibly watches and TVs. It’s not uncommon for the OS to be injected into other types of gadgets and gizmos to create for some truly neat tech, and the latest product to do just this is the Nebula Capsule.

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Turn your Google Home into a portable speaker with LOFT

Remember the Vaux? The accessory which was introduced by the Ninety7 startup back in March, could turn the Echo Dot into an Alexa-powered portable speaker. Now, Ninety7 aims to bestow the same portable capabilities to the Google Home. Say hello to LOFT – basically a Google Home bottom which attaches to the speaker using magnets […]

The Amazon Tap portable Bluetooth speaker is down to its lowest price

Get a new Amazon Tap for $ 80 right now as part of Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day. This is the same price as a refurbished unit but without the refurbishiness of it. The Tap normally sells around $ 130. While we’ve seen some deals in the past, we’ve never seen it go this low.

Oddly, the Amazon Tap no longer has a reason to be called the Tap. Originally you had to physically “tap” the  [Read More…]

This $39 30000mAh portable charger will keep your smartphone powered up for days

The Thrifter team has another deal — this time on a gigantic battery charger down to a great low price!

The Aukey USB-C 30000mAh portable charger is down to $ 38.99 with code AUPOWER8. This charger has predominantly sold for around $ 50 since its release earlier this year. Aukey releases a lot of coupon codes, which can be hard to track, but there have not been a lot of direct price drops on this charger ever before.

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Gear Up: TYLT’s new portable batteries are a breath of fresh air

I’m a huge fan of TYLT. Always have been. I’ve had a TYLT Vu on my desk for as long as I can remember and only replaced it recently with a fast wireless charging dock. I have a TYLT Energi backpack that I use almost daily. You could say I’m a bit of a fanboy. […]

HTC U11 adds Amazon Alexa support, turning it into a venerable portable Echo

HTC triples up on its artificial intelligence offering.

The HTC U11 launched in June with Google Assistant as its primary artificial intelligence service, though the promise was that at a later date we’d receive Amazon Alexa as a secondary choice. Now the time has come — with a new software update and an app install, you can use your U11 almost identically to the way you’d use an Amazon Echo sitting on your kitchen counter.

Alexa can  [Read More…]

This $8 portable battery packs 10000mAh of power to keep your devices going

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a portable battery pack you’re going to want!

Manufacturers have finally started putting more focus into the battery performance on smartphones, but often times with how busy we are they still don’t meet our needs. No one wants to sit connected to a wall to get extra power during the day, and luckily you don’t have to. Portable batteries are an investment everyone should make,  [Read More…]

I thought this Anker 26,800mAh portable battery was too big — I was wrong

The landscape of mobile battery packs is just as diverse as the people who buy them.

Think about any conceivable situation in which you’d need to charge up your phone, tablet, accessories or even laptop away from a wall socket, and there’s a battery out there to serve you. I typically carry a 10,000mAh battery with just a single USB port — it’s something compact I can always carry with me, and I’m willing to take the  [Read More…]