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EcoFlow Delta Pro Power Station Review

EcoFlow Delta Pro Power Station Review

Recent weather disasters and natural calamities have made the need for emergency power even more apparent these days. While fuel generators have been the go-to solution for such situations, they are no longer viable options in terms of safety and reliability. Portable power generators are popping up left and right but rarely do these devices have enough power to truly run your home in an emergency. That's where EcoFlow's new Delta Pro portable power station comes in, stretching what "portable" means while also expanding what power stations are often expected to do.

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Microsupercapacitor project packs AAA battery voltage into a speck of ‘dust’

Microsupercapacitor project packs AAA battery voltage into a speck of ‘dust’

Researchers have managed to pack the same amount of voltage found in a AAA battery cell into a microsupercapacitor as small as a speck of dust. This is the first time such an achievement has been reported, paving the way for tiny energy storage systems that can be safely embedded in the human body for biomedical gadgets and treatments.

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Hovertrax hoverboard GLW battery packs recalled over explosion risk

Hovertrax hoverboard GLW battery packs recalled over explosion risk

The US Consumer and Product Safety Commission has announced a new product safety recall involving some Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboards featuring GLW battery packs from Razor USA. The issue, according to the recall notice, is one we've heard before: the batteries may overheat, which could lead to everything from smoking all the way to blowing up.

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Bluetti AC200 MAX and B230 battery module kick of Bluetti Power Week with huge discount

Bluetti AC200 MAX and B230 battery module kick of Bluetti Power Week with huge discount

Portable power stations have become important members of a household, whether or not they get used to brave the great outdoors. The need for clean and safe emergency power always comes up, especially during these uncertain times. There are, of course, quite a number of options in the market, some of which we have reviewed in the past. Bluetti definitely has no shortage of choices, and its family is growing within the next few weeks. To start its Bluetti Power Week with a blast, the company is launching the AC200 MAX and its B230 battery module companion, kicking off a new generation of modular portable power stations that don't force you to compromise between portability and power.

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Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Core Review: A fridge-saving battery for outage season

Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Core Review: A fridge-saving battery for outage season

Power outages are no longer a rarity in the US, and increasingly people are asking what's the most cost-effective and flexible way to keep the essentials going when the grid goes down. If you're dealing with roughly 24 hour outages, a big portable battery like the Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Core can make sure you still have lighting, internet, and a fridge that stays cool, even if there are some caveats to bear in mind too.

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Galaxy S22+ battery might take a step back in size

Galaxy S22+ battery might take a step back in size

It is almost expected that every new smartphone generation improves on the previous one, usually with upgraded specs. Unless there was a big problem in an older model, that usually means bigger, better, or more hardware. There are times, however, when companies inexplicably backtrack on something and use a less impressive component for a next-gen phone. That might be the case with the Galaxy S22+ and its battery, which, when taken together with other rumors, paints a rather disappointing picture.

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AirTag battery safety puts Apple in a quandary

AirTag battery safety puts Apple in a quandary

Apple's privacy-respecting item tracker is like a ping-pong of good news, bad news revelations. Apple has made its AirTags so easy to use that there have been concerns about the security of the Find My network. The small discs are small enough to place anywhere but require a separate accessor to hook into objects unless you take the ill-advised route of drilling a hole. Now Apple is finding itself in a sticky situation where the AirTag's battery is being labeled as a safety hazard for kids, while replacement batteries are required to be the child-unsafe kind.

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MagSafe Battery Pack teardown helps explain why Apple charges so much

MagSafe Battery Pack teardown helps explain why Apple charges so much

Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack may be one of the more controversial accessories the company has launched in recent memory, but that doesn't mean there's not a lot going on inside the magnetically attached power pack as a new teardown makes clear. Quietly added to the Apple Store shelves earlier this month, the battery clings to the rear of your iPhone 12 and tops it up wirelessly.

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Xiaomi 200W HyperCharge won’t be coming until next year

Xiaomi 200W HyperCharge won’t be coming until next year

Chinese smartphone makers seem to have engaged in their own race to have the fastest charging technology in the consumer market. Although OPPO may have started it all, Xiaomi tried to widen the gap with its insane 200W charging technology. Of course, that doesn't come without costs, but Xiaomi may have plenty of time if it doesn't plan on actually putting this 200W HyperCharge technology into production until next year.

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OnePlus Nord 2 battery and 65W charging officially confirmed

OnePlus Nord 2 battery and 65W charging officially confirmed

OnePlus has a marketing strategy that, just like its earliest phones, broke all the conventions of traditional smartphone businesses. While most companies try hard to keep things under wraps, OnePlus embraced the tech industry's "leaks culture" and does its own not-so-subtle teasing days ahead of a new product launch. With just hours before the OnePlus Nord 2 5G's debut, the company is dropping the last few pieces of the picture while still leaving a few tidbits unconfirmed.

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Pixel 4 XL get a one-year extended warranty due to battery problems

Pixel 4 XL get a one-year extended warranty due to battery problems

Despite their popularity among Android users because of their vanilla Android experience, Google's Pixel phones haven't exactly been popular for the quality of their design or manufacturing. There have been quite a number of complaints about this or that manufacturing flaw, especially with the Pixel 5's alleged "display gap." Google often downplays or refutes those concerns, but it seems it is acknowledging that the Pixel 4 XL has a battery problem and is now offering an extended warranty program because of it.

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Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Core is an unexpectedly affordable outage battery

Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Core is an unexpectedly affordable outage battery

Goal Zero has revealed a new Power Station portable battery, with the Yeti 1000 Core promising enough power for your campsite or make sure key appliances stay running in an outage. The crate-sized box packs a 1,000 Wh lithium battery, which can be recharged either from a regular AC outlet or using optional solar panels for a free top-up.

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