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

 

Charge up to six devices at the same time with the Rapid Charge USB Wall Charger

By Lory Gil on Apr 29, 2015

It is highly likely that you have three, four, or even six rechargeable mobile devices in your home (possibly more). Whether you are using a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, wireless speaker, or some other device that uses a USB cable to recharge, there are probably a lot more gadgets lying around than you realize.

Choetech makes a six port Rapid Charge USB Wall Charger that, not only supports charging of six devices at the same time, but also provides fast charging with up to 10-amp output. Read More

 

Charge your iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously with these dual USB chargers

By Cody Lee on Apr 26, 2015

The first night I took off my Apple Watch, I ran into a problem. I went to plug the charger into the outlet behind my nightstand, and I realized both spots were taken—1 by my iPhone alarm dock and the other by my lamp. So I started looking into dual USB chargers.

Figuring I wasn’t the only one coming up a plug short, I decided to share my findings here on iDB. I’ve compiled a list of 8 dual USB chargers that I feel are worth checking out. They vary in price and design, and as usual, I’ve only included those with high ratings, making sure they are some of the best dual USB chargers you can use with your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Read More

 

Get 30% off this MFi-certified cable with Lightning, 30-pin and micro-USB

By iDB Deals on Apr 22, 2015

While we’re all iOS fanatics at iDownloadBlog, the reality of today’s tech world is that we all use so many different devices. That means we need different chargers to keep all our devices running. New iOS devices use Lightning, old Apple devices use the 30-pin connector, and if you own practically any non-iOS devices (Android and otherwise), you’ll probably need a Micro-USB cable. With the Tego 3-in-1, you can get all three in one convenient, high quality cable. Plus, our deal gives you 30% off with free shipping. Read More

 

Athlete shows off Apple Watch with custom red Sport Band and folding charging plug

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 17, 2015

With such a high-profile launch of a new-category (fashionable) gadget on its hands, little wonder Apple is admittedly enlisting help of the world’s top fashion editors, celebrities and athletes in an unprecedented attempt to position the gizmo in the public’s consciousness.

The latest in celebrity Watch signings came via British professional rugby player and captain turned cyclist, Will Carling.

Earlier today, Carling on Twitter showed off his stainless steel Apple Watch sporting what appears to be a bespoke red Sport band. Read More

 

NomadClip adds carabiner-style charging to your pocket

By Jim Gresham on Apr 15, 2015

I travel a lot. Not necessarily on vacations mind you. I just mean, I’m out and about on a daily basis, gone for side family visits on the weekend, and fly on a somewhat regular basis. Consequently, my daypack is always stuffed with cables for my gadgets, iPhone, iPad, backup battery charger, Bluetooth headphones and the like.

Naturally, there is some overlap there with the Lightning cable, but sometimes you need to charge the iPhone and iPad simultaneously. More importantly, my daypack is made for lightweight daily stuff and every time I cram one more even small item, it gets filled. Thankfully, I’ve added Nomad’s NomadClip to the mix and I can store my charging cable on my belt clip, outside of the bag, and many other non-backpack locations. Read More

 

Great deal: massive 22,400 mAh battery pack for $40

By iDB Deals on Apr 9, 2015

Get your hands on the ultra-powerful Innori Portable Battery Pack and never be without a charge ever again. Packing a massive 22,400 mAh capacity and 3 USB ports for simultaneous charging, this is the ultimate battery pack for the man or woman on the move. At just $40, this is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on a portable battery of this capacity. Read More

 

Great deal: ZeroLemon Solar Chargeable 10,000 mAh Battery for just $26

By iDB Deals on Apr 4, 2015

After the massive popularity of the 20,000 mAh ZeroLemon SolarJuice battery at iDownloadBlog Deals (which is still available), we’re now happy to offer its lighter, smaller cousin at half the price: the 10,000 mAh SolarJuice battery pack is just $26 at iDB Deals now. Read More

 
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