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Deals: 3 Essential Hacks For Any Traveling Tech Head

Staying plugged in and charged up is a big challenge for any traveling techie. That’s why we’re lending you a hand, by offering a list of travel hacks to make your life easier on the road and can be found in one hybrid battery and wall charger pack for only $29.16.

Not Even Google's Stock Nexus Chargers Are Safe From the USB-C Curse

Over the past six months, the state of USB-C cables and chargers has been a minefield. That’s OK, you tell yourself, just stick with stock accessories and all should be well. Except no. An independent researcher has discovered that even Google’s boxed chargers for its Nexus phones can be defective, putting your devices at risk.

Real-Life MacGyver Hacks Together A Hydro-Electric Generator To Charge His Phone

Video: Can you really consider finding a source of power to charge your smartphone a survival skill? For some people, not having a working phone is more dire than not having clean drinking water. So if you find yourself in the great outdoors without an outlet, a little ingenuity can turn random junk into a working hydro-electric generator.

Pokeball USB Charger Ensures You Can Catch Them All Without Your Phone Dying

Pokemon GO’s dependency on mobile data and your GPS location will ravage your smartphone’s battery in no time. So if you don’t already carry a portable charger to keep you powered and playing, this hand-made Pokeball battery is a must-have addition to your Pokemon hunting kit.

KFC's Latest Marketing Gimmick Is A Snack Box With A Built-In Phone Charger

You have to hand it to KFC. When it comes to marketing, it’s not afraid to ooze creativity, in much that same way its chicken oozes… well, whatever gelatinous substance it’s fried in. Its latest concoction is a snack box that incorporates a USB charger, so you and your gadgets can obtain sustenance simultaneously.

Cheap USB-C Cables Could Kill Your Phone Or Laptop

Benson Leung, an engineer on Google’s Pixel team, was doing God’s work by risking his Chromebook Pixel, which charges via USB-C, to test every single USB-C to USB-A cord available to general consumers. One crappy cord, and his $US1500 computer would be fried.

I Wish I Had This Do-It-All Portable Power Station When I Flew Abroad

I just came back from a two-week vacation in Europe. I took loads of gadgets. How did I keep them charged? Why, an unwieldy gadget cornucopia consisting of two AC splitters, a USB wall wart, and an external battery for topping up on the go. If only I’d had the Belkin TravelRockstar, I could have lightened my load.

A Key-Sized Pebble Watch Charger You'll Never Forget At Home

The Pebble smartwatch boasts vastly superior battery life to Apple’s upcoming wearable, but that doesn’t mean you still don’t have to regularly keep it charged. So following up on its key-sized smartphone chargers, Nomad is introducing the tiny NomadKey Pebble that includes a magnetic connector for attaching to and charging the smartwatch. It’s small enough to keep in your pocket with your keys, so you’ll never be without it.

Kraftwerk, The 200g Portable Fuel Cell That Runs On LPG Cartridges

Fuel cell technology gets mentioned all the time, but you’d be hard-pressed to name more than a few implementations that are commonly used today, especially by the general public. eZelleron’s “Kraftwerk” could change that, with the 198g gadget apparently capable of recharging an iPhone over 10 times before it needs a quick, three-second refilling.

This Compact Charger Is No Bigger Than Apple's But Powers Two Devices

Prepare to have one those “hey, wait a minute!” moments because it turns out the compact charger that Apple includes with iPhones could actually be doing so much more for you. The similarly-sized ChargeTech not only has folding prongs so it’s even easier to transport, it also comes with two side-by-side USB ports that can charge a smartphone and a tablet at the same time.

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