Anker’s PowerPorts are your favorite USB charging hubs, and they’re practically giving away the travel-friendly 2-port model today. Just use code NL2SYSY4 at checkout to get it for $7. It’s a bit larger than the Aukey power brick that we’ve posted in the past, but it’s capable of outputting 12W on both ports…
The competition for our readers’ favorite USB charging hub wasn’t much of a competition at all: Anker’s PowerPort line dominated the nominations to win the title.
You know the little charging brick that came with your phone? Throw it out, and spend $6 on this replacement from Aukey (with code AUKPAU22). It’s basically the same size as Apple’s standard iPhone charger, but it includes two ports, folding prongs, and 2.4A of current (instead of 1A) to charge your devices faster.
Just in case you didn’t find what you were looking for in Anker’s massive Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, Amazon just deeply discounted three more of their most popular products for Cyber Monday, no promo code required.
Whether your phone actually tends to run out of juice on heavy-use days, or you just have mild panic attacks whenever it gets below 50%, an external USB charger can do wonders for your peace of mind.
Every time I travel, I find myself staring longingly at unavailable power outlets—if only I could just slip in my USB-powered gadget for just a few moments! Thanks to the clever FlipIt! charger though, such woes are over.
MintyBoost was a terrifically handy DIY USB charger, housed in an Altoids gum tin. It worked great, until Apple changed the way it charged devices, gimping third-party chargers. But have no fear! The MintyBoost team is on the case.
If you were comforted by the first revieLITE, an iPod charger/nightlight combo from 2008, you'll be even more thankful for the sequel: the ReviveLite II has a slimmer footprint, an additional USB port and still protects you from night terrors.
Like a deluxe version of the DIY MintyBoost AA charger, here's a DIY that explains how to assemble a USB charger that is not only rechargeable—with a Lithium Polymer battery—but also solar powered.
Most USB car chargers look like a perfect nightmare of bad design and nerdery. Belkin has acknowledged this and offered up the respectable Micro Auto Charger (also realizing 4-port USB car chargers are overkill).