iPhone 6s Battery Pack Quarter MagSafe

One company defied Apple to make the ultimate iPhone 6s accessory

By on October 22, 2015 at 1:19 PM.

One company defied Apple to make the ultimate iPhone 6s accessory

One way of dealing with smartphone battery issues is to carry an external rechargeable battery (or power bank) that can provide precious juice when you’re in a bind. There are plenty of options out there nowadays, some capable of charging a new iPhone 6s numerous times before having to be charged up again themselves. However, there are two problems with portable battery packs when it comes to Apple devices, and it’s one that manufacturers have yet to fix: they can be very slow to charge, and you generally have to leave them on for the entire night to recharge. Beyond that, you need to carry a separate micro USB charger to power them up.

One Chinese company thinks it has figured out a solution for both of these issues – a fast-charging a power bank. But to pull it off, it had to defy Apple. More →

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Kickstarter Magzet Magsafe Audio Jack

Meet Magzet, the tiny gadget that brings Apple’s MagSafe tech to audio jacks

By on March 24, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

Meet Magzet, the tiny gadget that brings Apple’s MagSafe tech to audio jacks

Apple’s proprietary MagSafe charging technology, used in all MacBooks except for the brand new 12-inch Retina MacBook, has prevented countless accidents from damaging Apple laptops. And if you like Apple’s MagSafe cables, then you should definitely check out Magzet, which uses the same kind of magnet-based tech to protect mobile devices against similar accidents that can occur when your headphones get ripped out of your smartphone. More →

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12-inch MacBook MagSafe Port and USB-C

Stop freaking out over the 12-inch MacBook’s missing MagSafe port

By on March 13, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

Stop freaking out over the 12-inch MacBook’s missing MagSafe port

In January, right around the time Retina MacBook leaks picked up, it was suggested that would dump all ports in favor of a single USB-C port. At that time, I said people really should stop freaking out over the potential lack of a MagSafe charger, as it wouldn’t be as big a deal as many were making it out to be.

Now that the new MacBook is official and it doesn’t have a MagSafe port, I’ll remind you yet again: Stop freaking out. More →

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