Advanced features make latest Mophie power bank a total champ [Review]

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Mophie Powerstation Plus XL Wireless review
It’s a good thing that the Mophie Powerstation Plus XL Wireless is useful, because it’s sure not very attractive.
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The Mophie Powerstation Plus XL doesn’t just extend the battery life of your iPhone, it also makes recharging your handset a snap. The 8000mAh power bank has an integrated Lightning cable, plus it offers wireless charging.

Mophie has a long history of producing top-tier external batteries. That’s why this one is available from the Apple Store. I test this accessory to see if it lives up to its maker’s reputation for dependability.

Take wireless charging on the go with the Powerstation Hub [Review]

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Mophie Powerstation Hub review
The Mophie Powerstation Hub can charge a Mac, iPhone and iPad all at once.
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The Powerstation Hub is a powerbank with an extra trick: wireless charging. There’s no reason to leave the convenience of wireless power at home when you can take it with you anywhere. This accessory also sports USB-C and dual USB-A ports, plus there are built-in AC power prongs for easy recharging.

We kicked the tires on this mobile battery. Come see how it performed in our tests.

Pick up a professional-level power bank [Deals]

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Omni Power Banks
We've got three top tier power banks from Omni, so you can pick the right one.
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If you travel for work, you can’t afford to be screwing around with dead batteries or unreliable tech. So we’ve rounded up three of the best power banks from Omni, one of the best companies out there. These run the gamut, flexible power for all your devices to essentially bringing a wall outlet in your bag. Read on for more details:

These wireless chargers provide power wherever you go

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Mophie Powerstation Hub and Kenu BingeBank
Mophie Powerstation Hub and Kenu BingeBank are just-released external battles with wireless charging.
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Two companies just unveiled portable batteries that include built-in wireless chargers.

The Mophie Powerstation Hub also includes built-in foldable AC power prongs. The Kenu BingeBank, on the other hand, sports a kickstand so it props up your iPhone while charging.

Juice up two MacBook Pros with one USB-C charger [Deals]

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This sleek battery has enough juice to charge four devices at once, including two laptops via USB-C.
This sleek battery has enough juice to charge four devices at once, including two laptops via USB-C.
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Power is everything, especially when it comes to portable technology. So as we leave outlets behind, it pays to have a battery that can make up the difference. Luckily, batteries have been evolving along with the rest of the tech we use.

This $68 crush-proof power bank ensures you’ll never be powerless again [Deals]

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Never be caught running on 0% with this tough power bank.
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If your home is like many homes, Christmas morning will bring a whole heaping mess of gleaming new tech gadgets splayed out under the tree. In fact, there will probably be so much polished chrome everywhere that you’re gonna feel like you live in an Apple store for at least a few days.