Category Archive: Power

May 09 2015

Motorola Turbo Charger Review

Before we get too far, no, this isn’t something to boost the performance of the engine in your car but rather something to charge up the battery in your phone or tablet. You might be disappointed but this charger promises to quickly charge your device so long as it has a Qualcomm 810 CPU in …

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Jun 25 2014

iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Charging Car Mount Review

Prius dashboard surface

Introduction Again, I want to thank MobileZap for sending out the iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Charging car mount for me to review on my blog. This car mount was one of a number of solutions physically and technically suitable for my new Nokia Lumia 1520 – this is just one of the wider range of wireless chargers on …

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Jan 03 2014

Know Your International Power Plugs Before Travel

Earlier in the year I wrote about choosing the right power socket when there may be multiple voltage sockets present – this will usually be in hotels when abroad but you might find them in other places. However, you may still need to consider the physical plug in use at your destination and whether or …

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Jul 30 2013

Minimise Your Power Bill at Home Whilst on Holiday

It’s nice to get away from it all and take a holiday every now and then but just because you’re clocking off doesn’t mean your power bill will do the same thing. If you have a home server that will continue to use power as will the fridge, hot water service (if you’ve got an …

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Jun 24 2013

Panasonic AX2 Business Rugged Convertible Ultrabook Unboxing

The unboxing videos keep on rolling! So far in the last week I’ve been very lucky to unbox: the Panasonic HC-X920M 3D camcorder, the Pebble smartwatch, the Ouya Android-based console. This time around, we get back into mainstream computing with an ultrabook from Panasonic that you probably haven’t seen in the shops. Panasonic isn’t well …

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May 21 2013

Incoming Gadget – Qi Wireless Charger

Back in December I was looking at Qi wireless chargers and finally decided to pull the trigger on two of them. They aren’t official Nokia chargers which at $100 a pop for the Fatboy pillows I found a bit steep but for two for under $60 I thought that was a better deal. I bought these …

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Feb 18 2013

Choosing the Right Power Socket When Multiple Voltages are Present

Here’s a quick tip. Hotels in some countries can offer power sockets of varying voltages in the same room which may leave you scratching your head as to which one to use before you’ve even cracked out the adapters. Well, it’s pretty simple – use the socket that provides the maximum voltage compatible with the …

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Jan 11 2013

Solar Power isn’t the Complete Solution

Down under I reckon solar power has raised its profile quite a bit given generous subsidies and feed-in tariffs which has stimulated uptake of solar arrays being installed in homes while some businesses have bitten the bullet as well. However, as those incentives are scaled back, it is worth considering if simply installing solar by …

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Dec 30 2012

Improving Gadget Recharge Times in the Car

Along similar lines to a post I had written up in the past about the difference between recharging from the mains power and USB there is something worth knowing about recharging your gadgets in the car. Not all rechargers are the same and can vary in the amperage they can output. Lower amperage chargers can …

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Dec 20 2012

Checking Out Qi Wireless Chargers

While I don’t have a need for another charger, I have been curious about seeing how well they actually work given their supposed standardisation when used with compliant devices such as the Nokia Lumia 920. They are a bit pricey compared to regular chargers and simple USB cables so whether or not you can justify …

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