Category Archive: Batteries

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 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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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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Aug 19 2012

Nyko Power Grip Recharging Problems

A while ago I noticed a comment on my YouTube channel about problems regarding issues experienced with the Nyko Power Grip for the Nintendo 3DS. I’ve been evaluating this over the last couple of months and while I haven’t noticed  much in the way of degradation of the battery I did run into an odd …

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Jul 31 2012

Noise-Cancelling Headphones and a Lack of Audio Output

The obvious joke that you could take away from reading the title would be that your noise cancelling headphones might be working too well and are blocking everything including the audio you want to hear – trust me that this isn’t the case for this article 🙂 Noise-cancelling headphones and earphones do require power to …

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Jun 15 2012

Optimise Battery Life for Smartphones with AMOLED Screens

Here’s a quick tip. If your phone has an AMOLED screen (as opposed to an LCD screen) it’s worth knowing how these displays work. In a nutshell, LCD screens rely on a backlight and a liquid crystal matrix in front of it which blocks certain colours and allows other colours through. Power usage will be …

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May 21 2012

Nyko Power Grip Unboxing and Preview

As promised, I am posting the unboxing video of the Nyko Power Grip which is an extended battery of sorts for the Nintendo 3DS. It’s not like regular extended batteries which end up replacing the internal battery inside the device but rather it complements the existing internal battery. Installation is literally a snap by angling …

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May 19 2012

Raah Tracker – GPS Tracking for iOS

A while ago I was contacted by Dhruv Chopra to check out a new GPS tracking iOS app that he had in development. Initially, he had built a web app but it has now evolved into a full blown app for iOS devices. Firstly, I’ll cover the web app. This is great as you can …

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May 16 2012

Incoming Gadget – Nyko Power Grip

Just a quick note for tonight. Continuing on with the steady trickle of gadgets I’ve been receiving lately, I have a Nyko Power Grip on its way. In a nutshell, this is a pseudo-extended battery of sorts (I’ll explain why in the unboxing video). The battery life has been bugging me a little on the …

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May 07 2012

How to Replace a UPS Battery

As much as we love a good UPS to look after our precious electronic gear in the event of power surges, sags and blackouts there comes a time when it’s important innards, specifically its batteries, eventually wear out and can do no more to protect us. This occurs naturally with any sort of battery and …

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