Charging & Power Archive

Review & Testing: OUPES Portable Power Station (1100W Version)

These days, we rely on our electronic devices to manage many aspects of our lives. You don’t have to look much further than the average smartphone. We use them for so many things that their use as a phone is almost secondary. Instead, they’re a banking platform, or a way to order takeout food, or a GPS system. For most people, a dead smartphone battery …

Best Universal 12v DC Laptop Charger for Your Car

These days, most of our devices charge via USB. Smartphones, tablets, and yes, even many laptops now charge using USB Type-A or Type-C. As a result, a USB fast charger will cover most of your needs. But despite its ubiquity, USB is far from universal, particularly among laptops. For one thing, USB Type-C provides a maximum of 100 watts, which isn’t enough for many laptops. …

Aukey PowerZeus 500 Portable Power Station Review & Analysis

These days, we need our electronic devices more than ever. Even a few decades ago, a power outage was just a minor inconvenience. At worst, you might have to buy some ice to throw in your fridge. And outside of a flashlight, you wouldn’t even think of taking electronics camping. Nowadays, we rely on our smartphones, laptops, and other devices for work, play, and everyday …

These are the Best 3-in-1 Magnetic USB Charging Cables (2021 Guide)

As recently as 20 years ago, USB was a little-used cable designed for electronics enthusiasts. At first, USB was strictly designed for data transfer. Indeed, that’s where it gets its name. USB is short for “universal serial bus”, a replacement for the multiple incompatible serial formats that preceded it. Great idea, right? The main problem with earlier USB protocols was that they didn’t deliver much …

Review & Analysis: VogDUO 65W USB-C PD GaN Fast Charger

Nowadays, we rely on our electronics for all aspects of everyday life. To use the most obvious example, consider your smartphone. If you’re like most people, you use it for a lot more than just calls and texting. The modern smartphone is a tool for calling a rideshare service, banking, and ordering food. Without a smartphone, many of us can’t even do our everyday jobs. …