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Cabin’s sleek battery pack also gives your iPhone a MagSafe connector

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Lightning ports haven’t even been around for two years now, but I think it might be time for Apple to consider replacing it with the MacBook’s most underrated feature: Magsafe power connectors.

Cabin is a new a Kickstarter projected aimed at bringing the MacBook’s awesome MagSafe power connector to the iPhone 5 and 5s, with a battery case that’s so sleek and unapologetically aluminum, you’d think it came straight from Jony Ive’s prototype design lab.

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Portable Power Brick Juices All Your Gear [Review]

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You know how it is–you never seem to have enough battery power for your iPhone or iPad when you really need it. When I travel, I tend to use my iPhone 5 for everything possible, looking up nearby restaurants and attractions, finding directions to the nearest coffee place, and keeping in touch with friends and co-workers both near and far.

Universal Power Bank PB10400 by Naztech
Category: Battery Packs
Works With: Any USB-powered device like iPhone, iPad, etc.
Price: $79.99

All that usage takes its toll on a mobile device, but you want to stay mobile. There are plenty of extrenal battery solutions out there, from the popular Mophie iPhone cases to less-attached solutions like the ones you can find at Brookstone for about $100.

The Naztech power bank is a surprisingly small external power pack that lets you charge up to five devices at once, including iPhones, iPads, and any other USB-charging devices. It’s a decent size for something with such flexibility, and it has a 10400mAh Lithium-ion battery in it that seemed to hold and deliver plenty of power to my iPad 3, iPad mini, and iPhone 5 while I took a trip to Las Vegas this past weekend.

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Charge Your iPhone or iPad Anywhere With The Pocket-Sized USB Power Pack [Deals]

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There’s very few things worse than running out of power on your smartphone and tablet when you’re on the go. With this Cult of Mac Deals offer, you can charge your iPhone or iPad anywhere, anytime.

The Keychain Power Bank is about the size of a pack of gum and light enough to keep on your keys or in your pocket, purse or backpack. No outlets, walls or computers required. And you can buy it for 75% off the regular price – only $14.99 – through Cult of Mac Deals for a very limited time.

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Chug Plug Gives Your MacBook Extra Hours Of Power [CES 2014]

CES 2014 bug LAS VEGAS — We got a chance to hang out a bit with Daniella Hernandez at the Lenmar booth at CES in Vegas, learning more about the innovative Chug Plug, a 65W external power pack that you can use to extend the portable staying power of your MacBook.

The first-of-its-kind Chug Plug integrates into your already existing power plug set up, with your power brick attaching to the right side of the Chug Plug to both charge the external battery pack as well as use your MacBook at the same time.

When you need to leave that comfy seat near the wall plugs at the coffee shop, the Chug Plug then provides an extra two to three hours of portable power so you can continue your work or play away from the tether.

Chug Plug is available now for $159.99 at online retailers.

Mophie Paints The Helium Juice Pack, Unveils The Colorful Spectrum Collection

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With the forthcoming iPhone 5C, Apple is finally embracing color in the iPhone line-up. What better time for Mophie, battery pack makers extraordinaire, to introduce an entire rainbow of colors to their low-end Helium model of juice pack.

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The Lenmar Helix Battery Pack: Powerful, But Not Powerful Enough [Review]

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External battery packs are one of the least sexy aspects of the mobile age. They’re the equivalent of the plastic gas can in the back of your trunk: stinky, unsexy, and probably empty when you need it.

Helix by Lenmar
Category: Battery pack
Works With: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Price: $100

Lenmar’s Helix battery pack isn’t particularly sexy, but it doesn’t smell (despite the “Undead Power” branding, which implies putrifying flesh) and it’s unlikely to be empty when you need it: it has a massive 11,000mAh battery inside, capable in theory of charging a third- or fourth-gen iPad from 0% to full. All in a battery pack not much bigger than a deck of playing cards.

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iCarrier Portable Charger Keeps Your iPhone Going, And Going, And Going [Review]

iCarrier Portable Charger Keeps Your iPhone Going, And Going, And Going [Review]

No outlet? No problem.

Travelers, campers, heavy users, and those who spend a lot of time away from outlets know when you rely on your iPhone for work or play, it’s not making it through the day without at least one partial recharge. Especially with all the hip Vining and Instagramming we’re all do these days.

iCarrier Portable Dual USB Charger by New Trent
Category: iOS Accessories
Works With: iPhones, iPods, iPads, USB Devices
Price: $68

For those who need a lot of portable power to-go, New Trent’s iCarrier, as the highest capacity portable charger they make, promises not just one smartphone recharge, but up to six. Six!

I devoted my iPhone 5 to iCarrier-only charging to see how well the big boy performed.

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SoL® Hybrid Battery Pack for iPhone 4/4S [Deals]

SoL® Hybrid Battery Pack for iPhone 4/4S [Deals]

For those of us not obsessively checking delivery status for iPhone 5s, here is a power pack for the iPhone 4/4S that might strike your fancy—Stay Charged With The SoL Hybrid Power Pack.

I have a couple different battery packs (I’m giving an extra to a friend), but they charge the “old fashioned way” through a USB cable to the wall (or computer, but you know). A solar charger certainly has a lot of appeal. You can just leave it charging cells up and keep it topped up all day. Very cool.

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The Next iPhone’s Leaked Battery Pack Is Thin, Higher-Capacity And Makes LTE Possible

The Next iPhone’s Leaked Battery Pack Is Thin, Higher-Capacity And Makes LTE Possible

This is the next-gen iPhone’s new battery: a 3.8V 1440mAH lithium-ion pack with a watts-per-hour measurement of 5.45 wHR. Compared to the iPhone 4S’s 1430mAH battery — which runs at 3.7V and has a watts-per-hour measurement of 5.3 — this battery has at least 10% more capacity, making it perfectly possible (and very, very likely) that the iPhone 5 will finally get LTE. It’s also thinner, seemingly confirming that the next iPhone will be the thinnest one yet.

For the Serious Adventurer Only: Mophie’s New Military-Spec Battery Case

For the Serious Adventurer Only: Mophie’s New Military-Spec Battery Case

My first decision is easy when heading out on an outdoor adventure: Take the iPhone with me? Oh, you betcha. The next one is much more difficult. Since the iPhone requires a boost in both protection and juice when playing Indiana Jones, I’m forced to choose between slipping on a battery case and worrying about my iPhone shattering on a rock, or (painstakingly) wrapping it in a rubber case and hoping it doesn’t run out of power.

But Mophie’s new $130 iPhone 4/S battery pack — sort of a cross between a tank and a tanker — says “COMPROMISE IS FOR THE WEAK.” And also, the poor.

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