Extended Battery

Sep 112014
 

Revocharge Wireless Charging Pack For iPhone And Android Smartphones
With smartphones getting bigger, more powerful and more energy hungry every day, we welcome any new gadgets that promise to solve this issue and offer an increased battery life … at least so we can finish the day on one charge!

Revocharge is a new multifunctional breed of smartphone case which promises increased power resources for iPhone and select Android devices by combining good old phone case protection with wireless charging and an extended battery to make your life easier!
Here’s how it works – the main element is the smartphone case. It’s lightweight, only 13.4mm thin, made of strong polycarbonate material and offers access to all native buttons and ports. The case sports a wireless charging receiver which can be hooked to a desktop charger or a car mount and wirelessly charges your devices. This is where it becomes interesting – the smart case also comes with a removable magnetic extended battery which ads 2,000 mAh or 3,000 mAh (depending on the model) to your phone’s battery. If you’re not sure what this means – the iPhone battery has 1,440Mah – so the Revocarge doubles and more an iPhone’s endurance!

ALSO CHECK the Air Dock Wireless Car Charger Holder For Smartphones and the iQi Mobile – iPhone Wireless Charging On The Cheap.

Another cool thing – you don’t have to always use the extended battery (it adds some bulk to the case), you can leave it in your car or have it in your pocket or bag and only use it when you’re close to be out of power!

The Revocharge available for iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, Samsung Note 3/4, HTC ONE M8, Galaxy S4/S5 and it is in project mode at Kickstarter, it reached its funding cap and you can get a one for an early bird price of $49 ($50 less than what it will retail for).

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Sep 082014
 

Everpurse - The iPhone Charging Purse That Will Triple Your Smartphone's Battery Life
If you’re anything like me (or the other 1.75 billion smartphone users on Earth) you must know how annoying it is to look at your phone’s screen at noon and see your battery only has 30% left for the rest of the day!
This is a constant problem of smartphones and I really hope manufacturers will be able to squeeze-in 5x-10x batteries in the near future! But, until then, although I tried many improving battery gadgets like iPhone Power Pack Cases, magnetic back covers and even the TsirTech battery wristband, finishing my day with battery juice left seems to be a rare miracle! (P.S. I even tried some of Gargamel’s highly rated black magic … still no luck!!!).

But, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel! At least for the ladies in our lives! Enter the EverPurse!
The EverPurse can be used as a standalone purse or as a purse insert and contains a built-in battery and charging dock for smartphones. Once you finish using your phone, simply slide it into the EverPurse and it starts charging right-away!

While on the outside it looks like real magic, here’s how things work on the inside: EverPurse features a special pocket with a smartphone charging dock. When you insert your phone in this special pocket, the bag guides it to perfectly connect with the dock and starts charging your phone. The EverPurse has an internal battery which can give 2 extra charges to your iPhone and can be charged by USB cable or wirelessly, using the included wireless charging pad that comes with the bag.

The EverPurse is made of natural leather, comes in a range of colors and models, can be used with iPhone 5/5s/5c or Samsung Galaxy S5. Available for pre-order with delivery in December 2014.

$249 | BUY NOW
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Sep 022014
 

SnappGrip Or How To Improve Pics Making On Your iPhone
Your iPhone has a more powerful camera that stand-alone digital cameras had just a few short years back! But, if that’s not enough and you want to further optimize your smartphone’s camera, we have your back covered.

A while back we told you about the Manfrotto Klyp which was designed to help you take professional pics on your iPhone, we told you about the Optrix XD which helps transforming your iPhone into a waterproof action camera and about the Izzi Orbit iPhone Lens which ads an cool kit of lens to your favorite smartphone. Today, we’ll continue on that direction with the SnappGrip iPhone Case.

The SnappGrip ads hardware controls for shutter/focus, zoom and shooting mode to your iPhone, ads a tripod mount screw which allows mounting your iPhone on standard tripods, sports an internal rechargeable battery to extend your iPhone’s battery life, an USB port for easy charging and connects to your smartphone via Low Energy Bluetoth. A free app to fine tune your pics is available from iTunes .

$49.99 | BUY NOW
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Aug 212014
 

Energizer XP18000 Universal Power Bank
We featured many power banks here at CoolPile.com, but, for some reason, we always focused on external batteries designed to charge small gadgets such as smartphones, digital cameras, tablets, basically everything powered and charged by USB cables! Check out some them here: the JunoJumpr, the PoweriSite, the PowerPak Ultra, the TsirTech smartphone wrist band charger, the PowerFlask and so on …

Now it’s time we get more serious into this power banks situation! A while back I was looking for an extended battery for my laptop and soon I realized that it makes no sense to put money into an battery which will serve only one gadget – my laptop. So I decided to go for an battery powerful enough to charge my laptop, versatile enough to allow multiple gadgets charging and lightweight enough to comfortably carry it in my daily backpack!

While I am still researching the subject and I did not settle for a model yet, the Energizer XP18000 seems to be a serious contender! The device is truly universal, can charge just about anything that gets power juice via USB and can add up to 5 hours of usage to a regular laptop or up to 8 hours of use to smaller netbooks.

The Energizer XP18000 can recharge up to 3 devices at the same time, comes with 3 power cables, 6 cell phone tips, 3 media tips, 9 laptop tips, an AC adapter and a carrying bag. The XP18000 is also part of the Free Tips For Life Energizer program which allows users to get 2 free charging tips every year, for the life time of their registered power bank! So no worry if you buy a new gadget!

$159 | BUY NOW

 

Jun 042014
 

iPhone 5 Power Pack Case Or How To Double Your iPhone's Battery Life
With screens getting bigger and bigger and internet connections staying open 24 hours per day, your smartphone’s battery is no longer keeping the pace. I personally charge my own Android smartphone at least two times per day! Imagine that! The times you had to charge you Nokia 3310 only once a week are long gone, and will probably never come back!

ALSO CHECK the iPhone Battery Pack Protector Case by Mophie.

While you could have a charger on you and charge your phone from time to time to hopefully end the day, this solution ties you to an electric wall or car outlet. A decent hybrid solution I found is to use a power pack iPhone case. This offers your fragile iPhone the much needed protection of a case while adding some extra juice to it’s battery life. The 3-in-1 iPhone Power Bank has a built-in 2,220 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery which will increase your battery life by 1.5 times (the regular iPhone battery has 1,440 mAh) as well as a back foldable pin which transforms the case into an iPhone stand.

$49.99 | BUY NOW
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May 072014
 

JunoJumpr Or How To Jump Start You Car With Your Smartphone Charger

This is an interesting piece of gadgetry that makes me ask myself why no one thought about it before!!!

ALSO READ about the StartMonkey 400 – The High Powered Rugged Emergency Jump Starter

The JunoJumpr is deemed the most portable jump starter around. While not bigger than a regular smartphone, the Jumpr employs a lithium polymer battery pack (rather than lithium ion, as most extended battery charges do) which holds 6,000mAh of power and delivers a peak output of 12V at 300 amps, just enough to boost most car batteries around! Of course, while not jump starting cars, you can always use the Jumpr to charge your iPhone, tablet or any other power-hungry gadget. Cool, isn’t it?

$89.99 | BUY NOW
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Jan 282014
 

PoweriSite Or How To Charge Your Smartphone With Your Power Tools
Sometimes, the best solutions are hacks of tools, stuff and gear your already own!

While you could buy a dedicated external battery to power your gear while on the go (something like the PowerFlask and 14,000mAh PowerPak Ultra) why not take advantage of the one sitting in your tool box? Most of us already own one or more power tools that come with powerful rechargeable batteries which can be used to charge smartphones and tablets when needed. Don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting you replace that sleek USB charging unit in your business case, I am just saying that, with a little hack, you can you benefit of the extended juice of the power tools you already own.

Enter the PoweriSite – for a reasonable $17.95 you get a dual USB adapter which hooks to high capacity Dewalt (14-18volt) batteries and charges any USB gadget. PoweriSite uses the available voltage in your power tool battery. For example – a high capacity tool battery can charge your iPhone 4 up to 8 times with up to 3.1 amps of power.

While this solution is a bit bulky for day-to-day usage, given the high capacity of the power tools batteries, I see a lot of potential for outdoors usage such as camping, hiking as well as phone charging in remote areas with no regular access to electrical power.

PoweriSite comes after a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter and is available for pre-order with delivery scheduled for March 2014.

$17.95 | BUY NOW
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