ReVolt brings USB power to gadgets designed for alkaline batteries (crowdfunding)

Have an old Game Boy, portable cassette or CD player, or other gadgets designed to run on alkaline batteries, but hate buying disposable batteries? One solution is to switch to rechargeables. Another? Switch to USB power. Of course, that second option is easier said than done. But a new Kickstarter campaign aims to make it […]

Energizer P18K smartphone with 18,000 mAh battery hits Indiegogo

Tired of carrying around a portable battery pack because your smartphone battery isn’t big enough to make it through the day? Last month Avenir Technology unveiled the Energizer Power Max P18K, a device that’s more battery than phone, at least in terms of volume. The phone features a 6.2 inch, 2280 x 1080 pixel LCD […]

Energizer P18K Pop smartphone sports an 18,000 mAh battery… and it’s ridiculously thick

Earlier this month the company that produces phones sold under the Energizer brand name announced plans to show off a phone with a massive battery at MWC. It’s called the Energizer Power Max P18K and it sports a 6.2 inch display and the company says it offers “weeks of battery life on a single charge” […]

Windows 10 build 17639 RS5 brings Sets updates, Bluetooth battery percentage

One of my favorite things Google added to recent versions of Android is the ability to see the battery level of connected Bluetooth devices from the Quick Settings drop-down. While I’m a big fan of using Bluetooth headphones on in order to avoid getting tangled up in wires, it can be kind of a pain […]

Amazon issues recall for 6 different AmazonBasics portable power banks (fire hazard)

Amazon sells a wide range of cheap, but generally decent products under its AmazonBasics brand. You can find AmazonBasics luggage, Bluetooth speakers, cell phone cases, and computer keyboards, just to name a few categories. But one product type you probably won’t find on today? An AmazonBasics portable power bank. Working with the US Consumer […]

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro promises all-week battery life (in a huge phone)

As expected, the Energizer Power Max P16K Pro smartphone with a massive 16,000 mAh battery is on display at Mobile World Congress this week. Unfortunately it’s just an early prototype at this point, so the folks at GSM Arena, Mashable, and TechRadar who got a look at it weren’t able to turn the phone on. […]

Apple will let iPhone users disable CPU throttling (at their own peril)

Some folks have been claiming for Apple intentionally releases software updates that slow down performance of older iPhones in order to prompt customers to buy new phones. So when the company acknowledged last year that a software updated designed to prevent phones with older batteries from shutting down unexpectedly was doing so by slowing down […]

Asus Zenfone 4 Max is a budget phone with a big battery (5,000 mAh)

Asus has a new smartphone with a 5.5 inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a price tag of around $235. But the most interesting thing about the Asus Zenfone 4 Max is probably its battery. The phone sports a 5,000 mAh battery that the […]

LG X Venture is a rugged, wateproof phone with a 4,100 mAh battery

Some phones have super-slim bezels and on-screen buttons for most actions. Other phones are meant to be used outdoors. The LG X Venture is in the latter camp. The smartphone can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes at depths up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet). It’s shock and temperature resistant, and LG […]

Oukitel K10000 Pro smartphone has a really, really big battery

It’s not uncommon to find smartphones with 3,000 mAh or larger batteries. Some models even have 5,000 mAh batteries and promise 2-3 days of run time. But Chinese phone maker Oukitel’s new phone goes a few steps further. The Oukitel K10000 Pro features a 10,000 mAh battery. While the company isn’t making any claims about […]