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Jonathan Godbey 2017-02-27
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LG's new X Power 2 may offer great battery life and an attractive design, but it's limited in storage and doesn't feature a high-resolution screen.

The X Power2 was launched just in time for MWC 2017, and we ve had some time to try out the phone briefly at the show.

LG X Power 2 price and release date

The LG X Power2 is expected to go on sale in Latin America in March, with a rollout across the US and Europe to follow – so expect it to be April or later before you can get your hands on this phone.

There s no word yet if it'll be launching in Australia.

You ll be able to buy the X Power2 in four colors: black, silver, gold and a dark blue.

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William Ly 2016-07-21
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Jackery Thunder Quick Charge 3.0 Battery Packs.

10,050mAh for $22, 20,100mAh for $32 with code THUNDERJ

Jackery s newest battery packs include Quick Charge 3.0, and they re offering $8 launch discounts on both the 10,050mAh and 20,100mAh varieties today.

Just use promo code THUNDERJ at checkout.

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.

Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.

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Charles Gilbert 2017-02-24
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LG X Power 2: LG has revealed that it is set to launch the X Power 2 alongside new flagship the LG G6.

Here's what we know about the Android battery beast including its specs, release date, price and all the latest news.

LG's X series first appeared in 2016 and was comprised of four handsets, with each device specialising in one key smartphone feature – in the case of the X Power, battery life.

Now, the South Korean firm is set to debut a successor in the form of the X Power 2, with the unveiling almost certainly coming at MWC 2017.

The X Power 2's headline spec is its non-removable 4,500mAh battery, which LG says will see the handset last for up to 18 hours on a single charge.

It'll also come with high-speed charging.

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John Burns 2016-08-02
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Thanks to the rise of HTML5, your battery status may now provide a way for websites to track you online.

Originally intended to allow websites to serve you a low power version when your battery is low, researchers now say it s being used for more.

HTML5 added functionality that makes information on your battery life percentage and time to discharge, as well as how long it would take to charge your phone, usable by website developers.

Security researchers warned last year that it could also be used to write code to track your online activity, and now a Princeton University research team was able to confirm that this is actually happening.

Researchers found two instances where code used the combination of the above information to track users across the site where it was found.

Now we should mention that HTML5 is not sending a unique identifier with the information it s sending about your battery, however the unique combinations of the numbers would give websites a way to match your battery information with your IP with fairly good certainty.

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Earl Ledet 2018-04-23
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Today, ASUS revealed the next phone in its ZenFone Max lineup.

This new device is called the ZenFone Max Pro M1, and like the Max Plus, it’s almost entirely focused on long battery life.

In fact, it even seems like its mid-range hardware has been selected specifically to make the Max Pro last as long as possible on a single charge.

To hear ASUS explain it, the ZenFone Max Pro is capable of lasting up to two days on a single charge in some scenarios.

More specifically, the company claims up to 20 hours of YouTube playback and 42 hours of 3G talk time.

Those are some pretty impressive claims, but as with any battery life boast, your mileage will almost certainly vary.

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0
Paul Williams 2018-01-17
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Ever since we traded phones with buttons for tiny touchscreen computers 10 years ago, we've complained about smartphone battery life.

We play a 90 minute HD video with a phone at 100% battery, with screen brightness at max and accounts syncing over Wi-Fi in the background.

And we're still not happy about it.

You might wonder how some of these phones are doing well with smaller batteries - that's because it's not about the size of the power pack, but how well optimised it is.

TechRadar battery test result: lost 9%

As well as being a fantastic phone all-round, the Mate 10 Pro has the best battery result we've seen from any flagship of the last year.

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0
Dave Rogriguez 2016-07-21
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Jackery Thunder Quick Charge 3.0 Battery Packs.

10,050mAh for $22, 20,100mAh for $32 with code THUNDERJ

Jackery s newest battery packs include Quick Charge 3.0, and they re offering $8 launch discounts on both the 10,050mAh and 20,100mAh varieties today.

Just use promo code THUNDERJ at checkout.

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.

Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.

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Luke Hall 2017-02-13
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Battery life, processing power, and a headphone jack are all features to consider when shopping for a new phone.

But as budget phones continue to get smarter, another important question has emerged: Is it worth it?

With high-end phones creeping into the four-figure range, it s a question that s begun to take on considerable weight.

Or are we just paying extra because of its top-of-the-line specs and branding?

When it comes to smartphones, prices carry certain expectations.

Just as much as an $800 is expected to blaze through our tasks, last all day, and take professional-quality pics, a $250 phone isn t really expected to do any of these things.

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0
Christopher Driskell 2016-11-30
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Jackery Thunder 10050mAh, $20 with code XIOWQTNK Jackery Thunder 20,100mAh, $29 with code SCMQ56TD

Jackery s Thunder battery packs include Quick Charge 3.0, and both the 10,050mAh and 20,100mAh varieties are marked down to their lowest prices today.

Just pick your favorite size, and be sure to use the appropriate promo code at checkout.

We ve seen these at $22 and $30 several times in the past, but today s discounts dropped the price floor a little bit lower, just in time for the holidays.

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.

Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.

collect
0
Stephen Martinez 2016-08-16
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Anyone who tells you it s hard to charge your devices in the wilderness is wrong.

But it s not their fault they haven t heard of the Mophie Powerstation XL External Battery.

Packing a whopping 12,000 mAh capacity, the Powerstation will easily keep all your devices powered.

And you can now get a refurbished battery for 69 percent off, or just $39.95 on TNW Deals.

This rugged device is a boon for travelers, hikers, and anyone else who might find themselves without access to an outlet.

It offers capacity for up to 8 complete smartphone battery charges, more than enough to keep a single phone running over the course of a week.

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0
Walter Winkel 2016-07-22
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Amazon is a massive website with hundreds of thousands of product listings, and we would bet there are well over 1,000 portable battery chargers included among all those products.

But guess what: out of all those portable power banks, we would be some serious money that Amazon s current sale on the Expert Power BETA 13000 Portable Charger is the best value on the site.

For just $14.99, you get a massive 13,000 mAh battery that will charge your phone half a dozen times before needing to be recharged itself.

Here s what you need to know:

Powerful – High capacity of 13000 mAh with 2.1A/5V output and 1A/5V input.

This can give 4.5x full charge to an iPhone 6, 2x full charge to iPhone 6 plus, almost 3x full charge to Galaxy S5, and at least 3x full charge to most other phones

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0
John Nelson 2017-01-12

Electric skateboard maker Boosted Inc. is recalling all battery packs in its 2nd generation Dual boards, stemming from two known episodes of batteries that overheated and released smoke.

The former Y Combinator startup says it has concluded that the cause...

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0
Harvey Ayers 2016-11-09
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At some point or another in your photography career, you re going to be confronted with a very unwelcome sign — a low battery warning.

While this might spell disaster, especially if you don t happen to have backup batteries available, there are a few things you can do to help extend the life of your camera s battery.

Created by SLR Lounge, this short video breaks down seven different things you can do to help conserve every last drop of battery power your camera possesses.

While some of them might be no-brainers, there are a few interesting tips within the video.

For those who want a quick synopsis without watching the video, below is a brief rundown of each of the seven tips as well as one I ve learned throughout my photography career .

Turn off all wireless connectivity your camera possesses

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Wesley Reese 2017-01-08
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If your Eneloop AA collection isn t quite as big as it could be, you can supplement it with an 8-pack of AmazonBasics high capacity AAs for $16 today.

That s an all-time low price, and $3 less than the equivalent Eneloop pack.

And if you believe some reviewers, these may actually be rebranded Eneloops themselves.

We can t verify that claim though like Eneloops, they were produced in Japan and pre-charged with solar energy, which seems really specific to be a coincidence , but whatever their origin, they have great reviews, and a stellar price tag.

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.

Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.

collect
0
Peter Merchant 2016-07-07
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Pokemon GO has started rolling out around the world, finally giving long time fans of the franchise an opportunity to roam the world and capture the charming little monsters.

What's the first thing you should do as a new Pokemon trainer?

Buy a portable battery pack, it seems.

Some of the first players to get their hands on the long-awaited mobile game are reporting that the app, for all of its entertainment, is a real battery killer.

It would appear that the cost of finally becoming a Pokemon trainer is a drained battery, though it isn't much of a surprise that some players don't seem to care.

Also not a surprise is the fact that the game results in such heavy battery drain in the first place, since we're combining camera usage, screen-on time, and GPS tracking into a perfect storm of battery killing features.

collect
0
Mark Maynard 2016-08-19
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One of the thousands of teams across the world investigating the trillion-dollar problem that is increasing battery capacity says it's made a substantial breakthrough, one that manages to squeeze twice the capacity into the same space of current cells -- and it uses a simple tweak of existing lithium technology so can be incorporated into existing production lines.

The team from MIT's commercial spin-off SolidEnergy Systems says the magic trick it's come up with involves replacing the graphite anode with one made from a lithium-based foil instead.

This denser and safer alternative ends up in a battery tech they call li-metal, and it's manufacture is said to be doable on current lithium-ion tools, so there's really no reason it can't quickly become a thing and we'll all have twice the battery power in our pockets from 2017.

Although what's more likely to happen is that we'll have the same capacities as before, only with slightly thinner everythings.

The real exciting development will be when/if this hits the car world, where the giddy choice to either halve the weight or double the range ought to make electric cars vastly more sellable to the Clarksons of the world.

SolidEnergy Systems' CEO Qichao Hu said: "Industry standard is that electric vehicles need to go at least 200 miles on a single charge.

collect
0
Jonathan Godbey 2017-02-27
img

LG's new X Power 2 may offer great battery life and an attractive design, but it's limited in storage and doesn't feature a high-resolution screen.

The X Power2 was launched just in time for MWC 2017, and we ve had some time to try out the phone briefly at the show.

LG X Power 2 price and release date

The LG X Power2 is expected to go on sale in Latin America in March, with a rollout across the US and Europe to follow – so expect it to be April or later before you can get your hands on this phone.

There s no word yet if it'll be launching in Australia.

You ll be able to buy the X Power2 in four colors: black, silver, gold and a dark blue.

Charles Gilbert 2017-02-24
img

LG X Power 2: LG has revealed that it is set to launch the X Power 2 alongside new flagship the LG G6.

Here's what we know about the Android battery beast including its specs, release date, price and all the latest news.

LG's X series first appeared in 2016 and was comprised of four handsets, with each device specialising in one key smartphone feature – in the case of the X Power, battery life.

Now, the South Korean firm is set to debut a successor in the form of the X Power 2, with the unveiling almost certainly coming at MWC 2017.

The X Power 2's headline spec is its non-removable 4,500mAh battery, which LG says will see the handset last for up to 18 hours on a single charge.

It'll also come with high-speed charging.

Earl Ledet 2018-04-23
img

Today, ASUS revealed the next phone in its ZenFone Max lineup.

This new device is called the ZenFone Max Pro M1, and like the Max Plus, it’s almost entirely focused on long battery life.

In fact, it even seems like its mid-range hardware has been selected specifically to make the Max Pro last as long as possible on a single charge.

To hear ASUS explain it, the ZenFone Max Pro is capable of lasting up to two days on a single charge in some scenarios.

More specifically, the company claims up to 20 hours of YouTube playback and 42 hours of 3G talk time.

Those are some pretty impressive claims, but as with any battery life boast, your mileage will almost certainly vary.

Dave Rogriguez 2016-07-21
img

Jackery Thunder Quick Charge 3.0 Battery Packs.

10,050mAh for $22, 20,100mAh for $32 with code THUNDERJ

Jackery s newest battery packs include Quick Charge 3.0, and they re offering $8 launch discounts on both the 10,050mAh and 20,100mAh varieties today.

Just use promo code THUNDERJ at checkout.

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.

Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.

Christopher Driskell 2016-11-30
img

Jackery Thunder 10050mAh, $20 with code XIOWQTNK Jackery Thunder 20,100mAh, $29 with code SCMQ56TD

Jackery s Thunder battery packs include Quick Charge 3.0, and both the 10,050mAh and 20,100mAh varieties are marked down to their lowest prices today.

Just pick your favorite size, and be sure to use the appropriate promo code at checkout.

We ve seen these at $22 and $30 several times in the past, but today s discounts dropped the price floor a little bit lower, just in time for the holidays.

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.

Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.

Walter Winkel 2016-07-22
img

Amazon is a massive website with hundreds of thousands of product listings, and we would bet there are well over 1,000 portable battery chargers included among all those products.

But guess what: out of all those portable power banks, we would be some serious money that Amazon s current sale on the Expert Power BETA 13000 Portable Charger is the best value on the site.

For just $14.99, you get a massive 13,000 mAh battery that will charge your phone half a dozen times before needing to be recharged itself.

Here s what you need to know:

Powerful – High capacity of 13000 mAh with 2.1A/5V output and 1A/5V input.

This can give 4.5x full charge to an iPhone 6, 2x full charge to iPhone 6 plus, almost 3x full charge to Galaxy S5, and at least 3x full charge to most other phones

Harvey Ayers 2016-11-09
img

At some point or another in your photography career, you re going to be confronted with a very unwelcome sign — a low battery warning.

While this might spell disaster, especially if you don t happen to have backup batteries available, there are a few things you can do to help extend the life of your camera s battery.

Created by SLR Lounge, this short video breaks down seven different things you can do to help conserve every last drop of battery power your camera possesses.

While some of them might be no-brainers, there are a few interesting tips within the video.

For those who want a quick synopsis without watching the video, below is a brief rundown of each of the seven tips as well as one I ve learned throughout my photography career .

Turn off all wireless connectivity your camera possesses

Peter Merchant 2016-07-07
img

Pokemon GO has started rolling out around the world, finally giving long time fans of the franchise an opportunity to roam the world and capture the charming little monsters.

What's the first thing you should do as a new Pokemon trainer?

Buy a portable battery pack, it seems.

Some of the first players to get their hands on the long-awaited mobile game are reporting that the app, for all of its entertainment, is a real battery killer.

It would appear that the cost of finally becoming a Pokemon trainer is a drained battery, though it isn't much of a surprise that some players don't seem to care.

Also not a surprise is the fact that the game results in such heavy battery drain in the first place, since we're combining camera usage, screen-on time, and GPS tracking into a perfect storm of battery killing features.

William Ly 2016-07-21
img

Jackery Thunder Quick Charge 3.0 Battery Packs.

10,050mAh for $22, 20,100mAh for $32 with code THUNDERJ

Jackery s newest battery packs include Quick Charge 3.0, and they re offering $8 launch discounts on both the 10,050mAh and 20,100mAh varieties today.

Just use promo code THUNDERJ at checkout.

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.

Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.

John Burns 2016-08-02
img

Thanks to the rise of HTML5, your battery status may now provide a way for websites to track you online.

Originally intended to allow websites to serve you a low power version when your battery is low, researchers now say it s being used for more.

HTML5 added functionality that makes information on your battery life percentage and time to discharge, as well as how long it would take to charge your phone, usable by website developers.

Security researchers warned last year that it could also be used to write code to track your online activity, and now a Princeton University research team was able to confirm that this is actually happening.

Researchers found two instances where code used the combination of the above information to track users across the site where it was found.

Now we should mention that HTML5 is not sending a unique identifier with the information it s sending about your battery, however the unique combinations of the numbers would give websites a way to match your battery information with your IP with fairly good certainty.

Paul Williams 2018-01-17
img

Ever since we traded phones with buttons for tiny touchscreen computers 10 years ago, we've complained about smartphone battery life.

We play a 90 minute HD video with a phone at 100% battery, with screen brightness at max and accounts syncing over Wi-Fi in the background.

And we're still not happy about it.

You might wonder how some of these phones are doing well with smaller batteries - that's because it's not about the size of the power pack, but how well optimised it is.

TechRadar battery test result: lost 9%

As well as being a fantastic phone all-round, the Mate 10 Pro has the best battery result we've seen from any flagship of the last year.

Luke Hall 2017-02-13
img

Battery life, processing power, and a headphone jack are all features to consider when shopping for a new phone.

But as budget phones continue to get smarter, another important question has emerged: Is it worth it?

With high-end phones creeping into the four-figure range, it s a question that s begun to take on considerable weight.

Or are we just paying extra because of its top-of-the-line specs and branding?

When it comes to smartphones, prices carry certain expectations.

Just as much as an $800 is expected to blaze through our tasks, last all day, and take professional-quality pics, a $250 phone isn t really expected to do any of these things.

Stephen Martinez 2016-08-16
img

Anyone who tells you it s hard to charge your devices in the wilderness is wrong.

But it s not their fault they haven t heard of the Mophie Powerstation XL External Battery.

Packing a whopping 12,000 mAh capacity, the Powerstation will easily keep all your devices powered.

And you can now get a refurbished battery for 69 percent off, or just $39.95 on TNW Deals.

This rugged device is a boon for travelers, hikers, and anyone else who might find themselves without access to an outlet.

It offers capacity for up to 8 complete smartphone battery charges, more than enough to keep a single phone running over the course of a week.

John Nelson 2017-01-12

Electric skateboard maker Boosted Inc. is recalling all battery packs in its 2nd generation Dual boards, stemming from two known episodes of batteries that overheated and released smoke.

The former Y Combinator startup says it has concluded that the cause...

Wesley Reese 2017-01-08
img

If your Eneloop AA collection isn t quite as big as it could be, you can supplement it with an 8-pack of AmazonBasics high capacity AAs for $16 today.

That s an all-time low price, and $3 less than the equivalent Eneloop pack.

And if you believe some reviewers, these may actually be rebranded Eneloops themselves.

We can t verify that claim though like Eneloops, they were produced in Japan and pre-charged with solar energy, which seems really specific to be a coincidence , but whatever their origin, they have great reviews, and a stellar price tag.

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.

Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.

Mark Maynard 2016-08-19
img

One of the thousands of teams across the world investigating the trillion-dollar problem that is increasing battery capacity says it's made a substantial breakthrough, one that manages to squeeze twice the capacity into the same space of current cells -- and it uses a simple tweak of existing lithium technology so can be incorporated into existing production lines.

The team from MIT's commercial spin-off SolidEnergy Systems says the magic trick it's come up with involves replacing the graphite anode with one made from a lithium-based foil instead.

This denser and safer alternative ends up in a battery tech they call li-metal, and it's manufacture is said to be doable on current lithium-ion tools, so there's really no reason it can't quickly become a thing and we'll all have twice the battery power in our pockets from 2017.

Although what's more likely to happen is that we'll have the same capacities as before, only with slightly thinner everythings.

The real exciting development will be when/if this hits the car world, where the giddy choice to either halve the weight or double the range ought to make electric cars vastly more sellable to the Clarksons of the world.

SolidEnergy Systems' CEO Qichao Hu said: "Industry standard is that electric vehicles need to go at least 200 miles on a single charge.