Charging & Power Archive

Review of the MAXOAK Bluetti AC100 Lithium Portable Power Station

These days, it’s hard to get much of anything done without electricity. Whether you need your computer for work, your smartphone for fun, or your CPAP to stay alive, power is essential. As a result, the portable power bank market is exploding with new, innovative options. But with all of these options, how do you choose which one is right for you? We’ve reviewed many …

USB 3.0 vs. 3.1 vs. Type-C – What’s the Difference?

If you’re shopping around for new electronics, you may be confused by the variety of options. Going over PC specs, for example, you might see terms like USB 3.0, USB 3.1, and USB Type-C. So, what’s the difference between all of these standards? Does USB 3.1 really offer many benefits over USB 3.0? And what the heck is Type-C? Let’s start at the beginning. USB …

Review of the Bluetti MAXOAK AC50 500Wh Power Station (Solar Generator)

A hundred years ago, the average person didn’t own a single electronic device. If you lived in a well-to-do neighborhood, you might have electric lights or an old-timey telephone. Nowadays, we all rely on our electronics to get through daily life. Whether you’re texting your friends, attending a Zoom meeting for work, or even ordering a pizza, you’re using your phone. To help you stay …

Review of the AUKEY PB-Y24 (26800 mAh) USB-C Power Bank

Your personal electronics work to make your life easier and significantly more connected. Think about how much time you spend on your phone and other personal devices every single day. The people you contact, the information you have at your fingertips, and the versatility of the tool as a means of connection. But all that connection and productivity comes at the cost of battery power, …

Best 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panels

Solar panels used to be an expensive investment, used for off-grid cabins or other applications where on-grid power wasn’t available. But nowadays, solar panels can be used to power everything from floodlights to security cameras. They’re now so affordable that just about anybody can get in the game. Even better, several states also give you a tax deduction on your solar panel purchase. There are …