Charge absolutely anything in the car (including a laptop) with this multi-port inverter on sale for $20

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Even if you have a car charger for smaller things like smartphones, your bigger devices need some love too. That’s where this multi-port car adapter comes in, and it’s on sale today for $10 off.

The BESTEK Car Adapter features plenty of ports, so you’re never without a power source. Not only does it have two USB ports for phones and tablets, but it even has two three-pronged USB outlets so you can plug in absolutely anything while you’re in the car. Just plug it into the cigarette lighter and you’re good to go.

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Qualcomm confirms all smartphones supporting Quick Charge 4.0 technology

Each top-tier mobile chipset launched by Qualcomm comes with Quick Charge. The technology has evolved throughout the years, so the latest smartphones equipped with Qualcomm’s newest chipsets should support Quick Charge 4.0/4.0+.

To make it easier for consumers who want the latest quick charge technology in their smartphones, Qualcomm published the list of all devices compatible with Quick Charge 4.0/4.0+. In case you’re expecting the list to contain at least several devices, you’ll be completely disappointed.

There’s only one device that Qualcomm confirmed it’s fully compatible with …

The future is here: This bamboo table can wirelessly charge your phone.

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If you thought charging tables can only be found in places like Starbucks and Mars, think again. Thanks to a company called FoneSalesman, who tastefully crafted a line of Qi-enabled products, you can now enjoy the convenience of wireless charging on furniture like you’re in the damn future. That’s officially what we call living your best life.

At the forefront of their furniture range is the aptly named FurniQi Bamboo Wireless Charging Side Table, an affordable and sustainable wooden table with a built-in charger. No longer will you have to scour your whole apartment looking for a cable and port when you’re running low. All you have to do is set your smartphone down on the table, and watch it power up. You can take home the FurniQi table for only $150 at the Mashable Shop, which is about the price of your average non-Craigslist side table anyway.  Read more…

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Should you let your phone charge overnight?

Your body refreshes itself at night as it prepares for a full day ahead. So why shouldn’t your smartphone battery get the same treatment? Now, when you are fast asleep dreaming about the 2018 flagships, the cell inside your phone will charge for the two hours or so that it takes to get back to full strength. For the rest of the night, software will stop the charging process once the battery is back to 100%. This prevents damage that could be done to the battery by overcharging. But it doesn’t prevent the battery from generating heat.

If you keep your phone under your pillow or blanket, …

Samsung Galaxy S9 to run for a day and a half on a single charge, will sport front stereo speakers?

A Reddit user, who claimed to have had hands-on time with a  pre-production version of the Samsung Galaxy S9, posted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread on the social forum site the other day. He fielded questions related to the unit he played around with, noting that the model was “very close to production.” And while it might not mean anything, the fact that the thread was deleted could indicate that his story is legitimate and hit too close to home.

According to the lucky gentleman who allegedly was given 20 minutes to play around with the phone, the design looks very similar to last …

Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo headphones Review

Rowkin may not be a name you’re familiarized with, but the San Mateo based company has already amassed a diverse lineup of Bluetooth headphones and earbuds. With the Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo, it’s one of the many options out there trying to capitalize on the truly wireless headphones trend that has been maturing for the better part of last year. On paper, it seems promising with its discrete looks, accompanying dual-function charger, and MSRP of $129.99. As the good saying goes, good things come in small packages, but will the Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo yield any tangible …

Some Galaxy Note 8 phones won't charge or turn on when battery reaches 0%

Some Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users report that their phones will not turn on or charge after they’ve let the phone’s battery drain completely. Samsung is aware of the problem and is replacing the affected phones on a case per case basis. It’s not yet clear how many devices are affected by the issue.
Users have reported that their Galaxy Note 8 phones refuse to accept a charge or turn on after the battery level goes to 0% and the phone turns off. Users have tried different cables and chargers to make sure that this is not a problem with the charger, …

Finger Pow uses small magnetic pods to charge your phone

Over at Kickstarter, a new system that will quickly charge up the batteries on your smartphone using magnets, has raised more than five times the target amount of funding that the product developer was seeking. Called Finger Pow, the system is made up of four waterproof magnetic pods, each of which will charge in a base or a charging station that contains a 5000mAh battery. The base just charges the pods while the charging station doubles as a power bank. When you’re ready to use the Finger Pow’s battery power, a magnet connects one of the pods to the handset that needs charging. Since …

Apple enthusiasts need this dock that will charge all of the things

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These days, everyone and their mother has an Apple Watch. If you don’t have one now, spoiler alert: there’s a good chance you’ll get one as a gift. With your bedside outlet already overloaded with your smartphone, tablet, and laptop chargers, another device to charge could cause absolute mayhem. 

A great solution for efficient charging without the charging cable jungle is the PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock. Not only does it charge your Apple Watch without a wire, but it also features three USB ports so you can charge all of your wired devices using one tool. Just set it right on your bedside table and you’ll never have to dig around in the dark again looking for an open outlet.  Read more…

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Snapdragon 845 phones like Galaxy S9 may sport Quick Charge 4+, here's what it means

Last week, Qualcomm announced the eventual Galaxy S9 chipset for the US models, Snapdragon 845. Previously, Samsung had given some details about its new Exynos 9810 processor, which, however, will most likely find its way into the global versions of the phone, as usual. What piqued our interest with the 845, however, was the promise for upgraded fast charging abilities, as the silicon has Quick Charge 4+ tech built in.

Samsung calls its own technology for pumping the Galaxy handsets full of electrons quickly Adaptive Fast Charge, which is probably what …