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 …

OnePlus 5T wins charge test against iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S8+, Pixel 2 XL

There’s no comparison, really! Watch the #OnePlus5T whip other flagships in a screen-on charging test. https://t.co/vErBcGRqXX pic.twitter.com/OzU8MvaLaZ— OnePlus (@oneplus) November 23, 2017

The OnePlus 5T is a great new $500 flagship phone that has the guts to take on much more expensive phones like the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Google Pixel 2 XL.
And it even has a few neat features to beat those phones. We are talking about Dash Charge, the company’s proprietary charging technology, that allows super fast recharging of phones, …

iOS 11.2 will allow your iPhone to charge faster wirelessly: 7.5W of Qi goodness

According to a tip revealed by accessory maker RAVpower, the upcoming official release iOS 11.2 will be the software update that will unlock faster wireless charging for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. It looks like the feature is already part and parcel of the iOS 11.2 beta, which is available to developers and adventurous folk alike, and is enabling all three iOS devices to get topped up by at 7.5W by compatible Qi wireless chargers.
As a reminder, all new iPhones support wireless charging, but as of iOS 11.1.1, which is the latest official software, …

Harrison Ford: 'We’ve got people in charge of important sh*t who don’t believe in science'

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Harrison Ford may be Hollywood’s most entertaining grumpy, old man. His penchant for blunt real talk, especially on topics he cares about, is downright refreshing.

Such was the case on Thursday night when Ford received an award from the environmental non-profit group, Conservation International. The actor used his acceptance speech that night to dish out some pointed criticism of Donald Trump and his misfit team of climate change skeptics.

“We face an unprecedented moment in this country. Today’s greatest threat is not climate change, not pollution, not flood or fire,” Ford said (via The Hollywood Reporter). “It’s that we’ve got people in charge of important shit who don’t believe in science.”   Read more…

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Deal: Get the Qi-enabled Samsung Fast Charge wireless charging stand for $24.99 (58% off)!

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Tired of charging your phone the old-fashioned way? If that’s the case, there are loads of wireless charging devices that eliminate the hassle of cords and ports, and fortunately, one of these gadgets is enjoying a big discount at the moment.

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Deal: Grab this Qi-enabled Samsung Fast Charge wireless charging stand for $27.99 (31% off)!

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Let’s face it, folks, charging your phone with a cable is getting a bit redundant. There are currently loads of wireless charging devices that eliminate the hassle of cords and ports, and fortunately, one of these gadgets is currently enjoying a big discount.
The Qi-enabled Samsung Fast Charge wireless charging stand …