Belkin’s Charge and Sync dock has a small footprint and a large range of compatibility

By Lory Gil on Sep 22, 2015

Sure, you can plug your iPhone into any old USB adapter and throw it on the table (or couch arm or floor) and it won’t matter what position it is in while charging. But, if you want your iPhone on display while it charges, you’ll want to look into a dock.

Belkin makes a minimalist style charging dock that takes up very little space on your desktop while it provides the juice you need to get your battery to 100 percent. Read More


How long does it take to fully charge Apple Pencil?

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 11, 2015

Apple’s new $99 stylus accessory, the Apple Pencil, has a lot more going than it looks at first blush.

In addition to its somewhat timeless design, remarkable precision and lag-free performance (courtesy of the iPad Pro’s improved multitouch technology), the clean-looking sliver of white plastic also utilizes super-fast charging via the iPad Pro’s Lightning port, a first for an iOS device.

In fact, you’ll be amazed to learn that it takes less time to provide 30 minutes’ worth of power to the Apple Pencil than it will take you to read this article. Read More


Charging the iPad Pro…

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 10, 2015

Apple spent little to no time during yesterday’s keynote presentation. discussing charging its new iPad Pro. Following the press conference, the company has refreshed related product pages with new information and we’ve been able to glean some rather interesting insights on charging the iPad Pro.

For starters, the device will ship with Apple’s 12W USB Power Adapter and work with existing ‘Made for iPad’ chargers from third-parties. But what about charging times? Read More


Nomad launches iPhone car charger with 3,000 mAh battery, USB C and more

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 31, 2015

Nomad, makers of beautiful accessories for Apple’s mobile gadgets, today announced a new car charger for the iPhone and other gadgets that offers some novel features normally not found in car chargers.

Billed as “the first battery pack designed for your car,” the Nomad Roadtrip integrates a 3,000 mAh battery and provides both the standard USB port and USB-C for charging the latest devices. Read More


Skiva PowerFlow car charger juices up your iPhone fast

By Lory Gil on Aug 26, 2015

There is nothing worse than realizing that your iPhone’s battery is drained when the only charger you have is for the car, especially if you aren’t planning on driving for very long the next time you hit the road.

The Skiva PowerFlow car charger is a simple Lightning charger for the car with one special feature; it juices up your device with the fastest charge possible. Read More


Anker’s 40W five-port charger gets the job done for multiple devices at once

By Lory Gil on Aug 24, 2015

How many smartphones, tablets, and music players do you have in your household? Chances are, you have more than two. In some households, there are a lot more than that. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem like there are enough plugs to charge everyone’s gadgets.

Anker makes a 40W five-port charger that features specially designed device recognition technology so it will charge different types of gadgets at their fullest speed all at the same time, and you only need one wall plug. Read More


The Spigen Nightstand S350 is my favorite Apple Watch charging dock

By Sébastien Page on Aug 18, 2015

The Spigen Nightstand S350 is a new charging dock for Apple Watch that minimalists like me will surely appreciate. Its very small footprint and simple design make it the perfect nightstand accessory to charge your Apple Watch at night, while preventing to clutter the precious space of your bedside table. Read More


Qualcomm’s new technology could allow wireless charging through the iPhone’s metal body

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 30, 2015

Apple has patented a few wireless charging methods, but thus far it’s only implemented inductive-based wireless charging on the Apple Watch. We’re still required to connect our iPhones to chargers and Apple’s top dogs have made it clear in the past that existing solutions aren’t really the right answer to wireless charging.

But a new technology that Apple supplier Qualcomm unveiled earlier this week could pave the way for wireless charging on iPhones as it allows wireless charging for devices with metal exteriors.

Not only that, but Qualcomm’s solution can simultaneously charge multiple devices with different power requirements, say your iPhone and Apple Watch. Read More


EleckeyTM is a rapid car charger for multiple devices at once

By Lory Gil on Jul 18, 2015

How many times have you been out and about with friends or family when more than one person announces that they need to charge their iPhone while you are making a trip from one place to another? Probably a lot. I know it happens to me all of the time.

The EleckeyTM car charger will help get you through those tough times with two smart USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at the same time. If you have two power outlet sockets in your car, you can grab an extra Eleckey for quad charging fun. Read More


iClever is a dual charger smart enough to know which device it is charging

By Lory Gil on Jul 16, 2015

I’ve got so many wall chargers in my box of gadget accessories that I don’t even know which ones originally came with which device. Some of them are not powerful enough to keep up with my iPad Air. If I accidentally grab the wrong one, I’m stuck with a trickle charge that won’t even bring me back up to full overnight.

The iClever charger uses smartID technology to identify your device and provide it with the correct amount of juice. With two USB ports, you can charge multiple devices at once without having to fight over who gets the wall socket first. Read More


Review: Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch—an unassuming charging dock and a great stand

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 11, 2015

Apple Watch stands are multiplying like rabbits and getting more useful. Today, I get to tell you all about the HiRise for Apple Watch.

This is one of the first stands for Apple’s wearable device and the very first watch stand from Twelve South, a company based in Charleston, South Carolina which has been designing premium accessories exclusively for use with Apple devices.

Like their popular HiRise stand for iPhone and iPad, the Apple Watch edition helps protect your device while it’s charging. And like other Twelve South products, it looks gorgeous and was designed to support all Apple Watch sizes, models and bands.

But is it worth your attention? Read on for all the details. Read More


Save over 50% on this MFi-certified 10 foot lightning cable

By iDB Deals on Jun 25, 2015

Break free of the plug socket and charge your iPhone or iPad at your leisure with this Apple certified 10-foot Lightning cable. At three times the length of the Apple Lightning cable, it’s a cool and functional gadget that can be yours for $18.99, saving 52% with iDB Deals.

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Get fast power for three devices with the Mpow car charger, now 80% off

By iDB Deals on Jun 4, 2015

On the road? Get in the fast lane with the high-speed Mpow car charger, now $13.99 at iDownloadBlog Deals.

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Good deal: 50% off Innori 22400mAh portable battery pack

By iDB Deals on May 29, 2015

When Dad has every gadget he could possibly want, this Father’s Day make sure he can keep them all charged with the Innori 22400mAh portable battery pack, now 50% off at iDownloadBlog Deals. Read More


Kinkoo charges up to six USB devices at once [deal]

By iDB Deals on May 20, 2015

Charge all of your devices at the same time—fast—with Kinkoo’s 6-port charger. Get it at iDownloadBlog Deals today for $35.

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Fashion design house Kate Spade New York launching iPhone-charging women bags this fall

By Christian Zibreg on May 18, 2015

Kate Spade New York, a U.S.-based fashion design house, has partnered with the seed-funded startup Everpurse on a new autumn range of iPhone-friendly bags, purses and backpacks.

These fashionable accessories for women will sport the ability to recharge iPhones, including all Lightning-based models from the iPhone 5 through the iPhone 6 Plus, The Wall Street Journal learned Monday. The fashion label was founded as Kate Spade Handbags in January 1993 by handbag designer Kate Spade. Read More


Good deal: save 41% on the Extreme Trio battery pack with built-in Lightning and micro USB cables

By iDB Deals on May 15, 2015

Hunting around for a power outlet every time your iPhone runs out of juice? Save yourself the time (and aggravation) and pick up the Extreme Trio 10000 mAh battery pack. At just $49.99 at iDownloadBlog Deals, it’s hard to find a battery pack that delivers this much power at a lower price.

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ON Charge magnetic wireless charging solution for iPhone launches on Kickstarter

By Christian Zibreg on May 11, 2015

Don’t you wish your iPhone had wireless charging like the Apple Watch does? I didn’t think wireless charging would be a thing for me until my Apple Watch and its inductive charger landed on my desk. I now want this technology on my iPhone but until Apple delivers a wireless charging solution of its own, we’ll have to make do with third-party accessories.

Today, I want to talk about the ON Charger battery and the ON Case for your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which recently launched on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Both the charging base and the case feature a cool magnet assisted design making them cross-compatible with multiple smartphone brands. Read More


Good deals: 59% off PowerStand charger and 37% off PowerSkin iPhone 6 battery case

By iDB Deals on May 6, 2015

Free yourself from the dead battery: plug in with our two new charging deals. You can get the minimal and stylish PowerSkin for iPhone 6 at 37% off, or the small and lightweight PowerStand at 59% off. Read More


Keep your iPhone charged while driving with AmazonBasic’s Lightning Car Charger

By Lory Gil on Apr 30, 2015

You may have noticed how much juice it takes to run Google Maps or the Maps app on iOS. If you are driving for a long distance, you aren’t going to want to keep your Maps app open the entire time, unless you can charge while driving.

AmazonBasics has an MFi certified Lightning Car Charger allowing you to stay juiced up, even if you are on a long road trip with Spotify playing in the background the entire time. Read More

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