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Oukitel smartphones to offer extra-long battery life

Oukitel plans to launch a series of smartphones that put long battery life front and center. The company made headlines recently by teasing a smartphone with a 10,000 mAh battery. Now more details about that Oukitel K10000 smartphone are emerging… and it looks like the company plans to offer half a dozen other smartphones with big […]

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Gionee’s launches phone with 24MP camera, another with dual batteries

Chinese phone maker Gionee has unveiled two new phones with distinctive features. As expected, the Gionee Marathon M5’s claim to fame is its dual batteries, giving you a total of 6,020 mAh of battery capacity for up to four days of use between charges. The most remarkable thing about Gionee ELife E8, meanwhile, is its […]

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Gionee M5 smartphone: 2 batteries = 4 days of run time

Want a smartphone that offers long battery life? Your best option today is usually to find a model with the biggest possible battery (and/or the most efficient hardware). But Chinese phone maker Gionee is taking a slightly different approach. The company’s upcoming Gionee M5 smartphone doesn’t just have a  big battery. It has two batteries. Gionee isn’t […]

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BLU Studio Energy is a $149 smartphone with 2+ days of battery life

Modern smartphones may be tiny computers in your pocket that you can use for work, gaming, streaming videos, editing documents, and maybe making the occasional phone call. But all of those activities take a toll on battery life. It can be tough to find a phone that can last a full day without recharging. The […]

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SolidEnergy is building a better battery for Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone

Last year, Google started providing developer kits for its Project Ara modular smartphone to third-party developers. Since then, developers have been scrambling to create technology to use with the device, including processor chips, display screens, and possibly even a compatible smart watch. In a recent interview with Forbes, SolidEnergy’s CEO, Dr. Qichao Hu said the […]

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Tommy Hilfiger’s solar jackets can charge your phone (for $599)

Smartphones never seem to get enough battery life… and sure, you can lug around a spare battery pack in case you run out of juice. But you can also generate some spare power while you’re on the go thanks to backpacks and other accessories with built-in solar panels. Now Tommy Hilfiger is getting in on the solar […]

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Samsung Power Sharing Cable: charge a smartwatch with your phone (or your phone with a tablet)

You can never have too much battery life… but modern phones, smartwatches, and other gadgets don’t exactly suffer from that problem. There are hundreds of portable battery packs that you can use to recharge your phone on the go… but Samsung is introducing a new product that could let you keep the power bank at […]

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Tylt Energi 2K is a portable battery that’s also a USB wall charger (crowdfunding)

Smartphones and tablets tend to have battery life that’s measured in hours rather than days… so a cottage industry has popped up with companies providing external batteries you can use to recharge your devices on the go. There’s a much smaller cottage industry of 2-in-1 portable batteries that can also replace your wall charger. The […]

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HyperJuice external batteries offer up to 53 hours of Macbook run time

There’s no such thing as too much battery life… but if there was, the folks at HyperJuice would be on a mission to prove it. The company makes external battery packs that you can use to charge a phone, tablet, or Apple laptop. The biggest model is a 61,000mAh, 222Wh battery which can extend the […]