New Ampere Jetpack powers up your iPhone 12 or 13 fast on the go


The Ampere Jetpack fits any iPhone 12 or 13 series handset.
The Ampere Jetpack fits any iPhone 12 or 13 series handset.
Photo: Ampere

As many folks know by now, the new iPhone 13 series has a re-shaped and enlarged camera bump. That means some  magnetic battery packs may not fit properly. Accessories maker Ampere is rolling out its new Jetpack power bank to address that — it’s “optimized for iPhone 13” — while juicing your iPhone 12 or 13 with a full 15W of power. That’s great, as Apple limits many third-party chargers to 7.5W.

Solar charger is big enough to blot out the sun [Reviews]


Solartab solar charger
Solartab will fit in your bag. But it won't leave much room for the things you might want to charge.
Photo: Evan Killham/Cult of Mac

Solartab 5.5-watt solar charger

It’s a problem when you get caught away from home with a dead phone. And it’s a bigger problem when you find yourself stranded with a dead phone and a flatlined portable charger. But one company has come up with a solution to both of those problems.

Solartab is a power source with a massive capacity and a handy ability: It draws energy from the sun like Superman. It can hold an impressive 13,000 mAh, which is enough to recharge an iPad Air 2 twice or an iPhone more than five times, depending on your model. And the best part is that all of this power is basically free.

The worst part, though, is that the Solartab is massive.