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Cell Phones & Mobile

  • Wireless chargers are becoming more prevalent and commonplace as phones and accessories continue gaining the ability to charge wirelessly. Starbucks even has them built into their tables! If your phone or accessory - such as Apple’s Airpod Pros - are Qi enabled, they are compatible with the vast majority of wireless chargers available on the market today. However, each device is capable of charging at different maximum speeds. Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 typically feature 10W fast charging, while iPhones will top out at 7.5W. Although this is technically considered fast charging, connecting a device with a fast charge-capable cable will juice up devices even quicker. The biggest upside to wireless charging is pure convenience: there’s no need to plug in your device each time, which helps reduce wear and tear, not to mention the amount of wires tangled up on top of your desk. Some drawbacks include comparatively longer charging times; you'll also have to double-check each time you set the device on the charger since it won’t charge unless it's in the right position. Here are some of our favorite picks for the best wireless chargers.
    February 18, 2020
  • The iPhone is currently one of the most popular mobile devices available thanks to its versatile, user friendly nature, fantastic cameras, and impressive battery life across the board. However, like any other electronic device, the iPhone requires regular charging. For those frequently on the move, having the ability to top off the battery to keep it from dying is essential.Whether you travel regularly for your job, take multiple photographs or video throughout the day, or simply enjoy heading out on the occasional road trip, these iPhone chargers come highly recommended. We selected each charger based on reliability, user feedback, broad compatibility, and when possible, MFi certification, or Apple’s iPhone certification for third party hardware.
    January 23, 2015
  • Like most technology, what's initially exclusive becomes commonplace and the same applies to mobile phones. With the explosion of smartphones, it was only a matter of time before they became an everyday device. If you're looking for a new phone, now is the time to consider upgrading to a smartphone as the selection of models and features each can offer are excellent. We've chosen the following best budget Verizon smartphone because of their extended battery lives which can realistically last through a full day of voice, texting, and data usage, they feature durable designs allowing each to survive the rigors of every wear and tear complete with fumbles and drops, enhanced photo/video capabilities, and equipped with excellent camera technology for capturing crisp photo stills and video.
    October 29, 2014
  • When it comes to Bluetooth headsets, fans of hands-free mobile or VOIP (voice over internet protocol) have a lot of choices. They range from headsets priced at well over $100 to much more affordable choices for $20 or $30. But like many things in life, a $130 headset doesn't always mean it's better than a cheaper headset and a cheap headset may cause more problems than its worth. Whether your needs are a headset that can be used by your laptop and your mobile device, or a headset that allows you to carry on a clear conversation, there's a Bluetooth headset for you.
    October 28, 2014
  • With the purchase of a smartphone, the next accessory for most new owners is a new case. Samsung Galaxy S3 owners are no exception; with the popularity of the device, there's no lack of companies and manufacturers looking to protect the smartphone in various degrees of plastic, silicone, and other layers of protection. Cases range from those that can protect against many of the elements and those with the worst case of butterfingers, to cases that provide a minimal amount of protection. Owners should evaluate what their needs in a case are, or they'll find themselves with too much or too little of a case.
    June 17, 2014
  • For most iPhone owners, a case isn't just an accessory — it's a must-have item. For all the time and effort Apple puts into the design and engineering of its phones, the fact is that real life, with all of its scrapes, bumps, and accidents, is enough to turn a once-pristine iPhone into a dented, gouged, and scarred piece of technology very quickly. It may continue to function, but additional protection is something most owners equate with peace of mind. iPhone cases come in a variety of styles, from multiple layers of security that isolate the phone from the outside world to thin shells that provides only minor protection. Others not only provide a shell against the environment, but address the Achilles' heel of all modern electronics - battery life.
    June 17, 2014