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The Best Portable Batteries You Can Buy In Australia

Power hungry smartphones tend to run out of juice at just the wrong time. Fortunately it’s easily avoided with a USB power bank. To help keep you connected, we have put together a list of the 10 best large capacity models available right now.


Samsung Launches External SSD

Need massive yet fast storage that you can slip in a pocket? Samsung has just launched an external SSD using their new 3D V-NAND, but how much will it set you back here in Australia?


Put A Pair Of USB Ports Where You Really Need Them: In Your Couch

Instead of stuffing a 9m long USB charging cable into your couch — the one place your smartphone needs power most — this simple power station stays hidden between cushions so you’ll never have to go hunting for it.


Genius Faceplate Puts USB Ports On Your Wall With No Wiring Needed

The days of having to wire up a complete replacement outlet to add a USB charging port will soon be long gone. The same folks behind the SnapRays Guidelight, a replacement cover that added night lights to almost any outlet in your home without wiring, is back with an even better product. Their new SnapPower Charger cover can be installed on any outlet, but instead of lights it adds a USB port for charging your electronics.


A $50 Media Player Is Helping North Koreans Thwart Censorship

A $US50 media player is becoming a threat to North Korea’s oppressive, isolationist regime. Many North Koreans are using cheap, portable Chinese media players to learn about the outside world and watch contraband foreign TV, news, and films.


In A Perfect World, Every USB Plug Would Also Be A USB Port

If those nesting USB plugs look familiar, you’ve been reading Gizmodo for a long time. Back in 2010, the stackable USB plug wasn’t much more than a big-spoon/little-spoon concept, but now it’s almost real — by which I mean it’s on Kickstarter.


This Shifty USB Drive Is Rigged To Fry Your Computer

If you’re a mischief-maker of a certain age, you’ll remember the idea of the floppy disk bomb, a specially engineered floppy disk that would supposedly melt inside an enemy’s drive. This USB is that same basic concept but evolved. It’s designed to electrocute your computer from the inside out.


SanDisk Has The First Flash Drive With A Reversible USB Type-C Connector

Remember those rumours about a 12-inch MacBook that ditched a MagSafe connector and traditional USB ports for a single USB Type-C port? If true, SanDisk’s new Dual USB Drive will be the first flash drive that’s able to connect to that redesigned hardware without an ugly adaptor.


A 49-Port USB Hub Still Isn't Enough

So how many ports on a USB hub are too many? There’s no answer to that question because no matter how many you have, you’ll always need at least one more. But Brando’s new 49-port USB charging hub should keep you satisfied for at least a little while.


Mooch Power From Another Smartphone With This Tiny Charging Cable

It’s not uncommon to bum a smoke, a ride or a piece of gum from a friend, but if a new Indiegogo campaign is successful, you might soon be able to bum a little bit of power for your phone as well. The Juicer is a simple double-headed microUSB cable that lets you transfer power from one tablet or smartphone directly to another.


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