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23
Apr

OnePlus celebrates its 1st birthday with giveaway and 50% discount on accessories


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Recently, OnePlus announced that you can now buy the OnePlus One handset without needing to worry about its frustrating invite system. And today, as a way of celebrating its 1st birthday, we have news that OnePlus have discounted their accessories by 50% for today only. The OnePlus One will also be discounted by one (1!) unit of your local currency in a symbolic gesture. Finally, you can also win some prizes by entering the #NeverSettle Party, in which your can win T-shirts or even a OnePlus One handset and power bank bundle.

The sale means you can get 50% off the standard retail price of OnePlus accessories globally. So no matter where you live, you can take advantage of this offer and save yourself some dough. The accessories range from earphones, wall chargers and phone covers to screen protectors and data cables. You can browse the range of accessories on sale here. You can also enter the #NeverSettle Party giveaway here. Good luck!

 

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23
Apr

Best Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge accessories


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With the launch of any major flagship device, hundreds of companies around the world manufacturer accessories – from headphones to cases – in hopes to make their product stand out. This is especially true for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. These two devices just launched a few weeks ago, and there are already an overwhelming amount of add-ons available for the handsets. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites, and links to the websites where you can buy them.

Obviously many of these things aren’t specific to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but they could still certainly come in handy.

See also: 15 things your should know about the Galaxy S6

 

More on Samsung’s newest flagships

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Screen protectors

Ionic Samsung Galaxy S6 Clear Screen Protector

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Available in Clear, Anti-glare and Tempered Glass variants, the Ionic screen protector for the Galaxy S6 offers an high quality way to protect your smartphone’s screen without breaking the bank. These screen protectors feature clear, protective film that won’t disrupt the view of your phone’s clear Quad HD display. Also, the non-adhesive backing won’t leave any sticky residue on the device if you decide to take it off.

You can find these screen protectors on Amazon, ranging from $3.99 to $9.85.

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iSmooth Tempered Glass Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Protector

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If you’re looking for a bit more protection out of a screen protector, check out the Tempered Glass Screen Protector by iSmooth. Featuring a precision cut, this screen protector is super easy to install and won’t give you the “rainbow effect” that’s common on many other protectors. It’s also made of some of the highest quality materials found on screen protectors today, so rest assured, you’re getting your money’s worth with this one.

The Tempered Glass Screen Protector by iSmooth is available from $19.97 on Amazon.

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Battery packs

Anker 2nd Gen Astro E3 Ultra Compact 10000mAh Battery Pack

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The Anker Astro E3 Ultra Compact Battery Pack is one of the best out there, mainly due to it’s compact size and large battery capacity. Offering an additional 10000mAh of additional juice, this battery can recharge to 100% in just 6 hours. It’s compact, sleek, and can easily fit into your pocket when you’re on the go.

This battery pack can be found on Amazon starting at $22.99.

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Innogie Premium eLite Series 3200mAh Battery Pack

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If you’re looking for a more inexpensive and lightweight battery pack, you should check out the Innogie Premium eLite Battery Pack. It’s about the size of a lipstick tube, allowing it to easily fit into your pocket or purse. It offers 3200mAh of extra battery – perfect for the times you need a little bit more juice to make it through the day.

You can find the Innogie Premium eLite Battery Pack on Amazon starting at $13.99.

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Fast chargers

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger USB Wall Charger

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The Galaxy S6 has quick charging technology built-in, and the stock charger should do the trick for all of your fast charging needs. But if you’d like to pick up an extra one to keep in your car or your backpack, you’ll want to check out the official Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger. It comes with the wall adaptor and Micro USB cable, so you’ll be up to 100% battery in no time.

You can grab the Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger from Amazon for $22.52.

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CHOE Adaptive Turbo Charger 

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If you’d like to save a bit of money on your extra fast charger, check out the CHOE Adaptive Turbo Charger. CHOE makes a ton of quality smartphone accessories, and this wall charger is no exception. It’s durable, sleek and inexpensive. What more could you want?!

You can grab your very own CHOE Adaptive Turbo Charger from Amazon for just $15.99.

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OTG cables and flash drives

Micro-USB to USB 2.0 Adapter High Speed OTG Data-Transfer Cable for Galaxy S6

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Need to transfer something to your mobile device from your USB device/drive/flash/printer easily? Check out this OTG cable. Used for data transfer with role swapping abilities, this cable is for those on the go who need a reliable way to transfer files to and from their mobile device. And at only $8.77 on Amazon, this one is a no-brainer. Head to the link below for more information.

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SanDisk Ultra 64GB Micro USB 2.0 OTG Flash Drive for Android smartphones

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Many Samsung fans became upset with the company when the found out there would be no MicroSD card slot on the Galaxy S6. For folks who value removable storage over just about everything else, there may be a workaround. The SanDisk Ultra MicroUSB OTG Flash Drive is meant to work on smartphones and tablets, allowing you to keep all of your movies, music and more at your fingertips. No, this won’t allow your files to be available on your device at all times, but this USB drive is small enough that you can easily keep it in your pocket if you need to access something.

You can find this USB drive on Amazon in 16, 32 and 64GB variants starting at just $11.94.

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Headphones

Over at our sister site, Sound Guys, we’ve compiled a list of the best Bluetooth headphones, earbuds and wired headphones available on the market. Ranging anywhere from $33 to $499, you’re bound to find some great audio accessories to pair with your new Galaxy S6. Head to the links below for more information.

Bluetooth speakers

Once again, our friends over at Sound Guys compiled a list of the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy for under $50. On the list, you’ll be able to find multiple powerful wireless speakers for $25, or some higher end models that range up to $49. Be sure to check out the link below for a full list of the best Bluetooth speakers available on the market.

Wireless chargers

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Just a few days ago, we compiled a big list of the best wireless chargers you can buy for your Samsung Galaxy S6. Samsung’s newest flagship is compatible with both PMA and Qi, making it easier than ever to find a wireless charger that suits your needs. Be sure to check out our comprehensive list by following the link below.

Cases

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We also recently compiled a big list of the best cases available for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Ranging anywhere from $8 to $35, the list features a number of well-known, quality brands like Spigen and Speck, while also including a few lesser-known brands like Ringke and Obliq. Be sure to check out our full list by following the link below!


So there you have it, our list of the best accessories available on the market for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Do you see anything we missed? Be sure to let us know in the comments!



22
Apr

3000mAh portable charger, $8.99


For the price of a couple cups of designer coffee, you could be carrying around a reasonable amount of extra battery life with this portable power bank from Vority. Regularly priced at $14.99, using coupon code ZW2JCX3E brings your price to under nine bucks!

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21
Apr

Samsung launches new Galaxy S6 Accessories app


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Samsung has just launched a new app for Android called Galaxy S6 Accessories. As the name suggests, the application allows users to browse and purchase any of the company’s official accessories for the handset, without having to visit an independent reseller.

Check it out in the screenshots below:

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21
Apr

Android powered ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector launching exclusively with AT&T on April 24th






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April 24th is going to be a pretty good day for current and would be AT&T customers. Earlier this morning they announced that the LG G Flex 2 would be coming to customers. They also announced that they would be the exclusive carrier to offer the ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector.

The ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector bring users a 5-inch touch screen user interface that runs on Android 4.4.4 and is powered by a quad-core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm processor. You have access to the Google Play Store to grab apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus or your favorite mobile game to project out up to 120-inches at a resolution of 1280 x 720 at 200 lumens.. The projection can be what is displayed on the screen of the device, anything that can cast through a miracast enabled device or directly hardwired with a HDMI port. Internal battery power is listed at 6,300 mAh, but watch time unplugged is only 2.5 hours. The Spro 2 packs in the usual 16GB of storage, but does offer a micro SD card slot as well as a USB port.


The unit also is Wi-Fi enabled with dual-band access to both 2.4 and 5 GHz. Being that AT&T is offering this smart projector also means it connects to their 4G LTE network for mobile access and it also acts a mobile hotspot device too. That means that there is an outright purchase price and a contracted purchase price. If you buy it outright you will drop $499.99 to own one. If you go with a contract then you are looking at 2-years for $399.99 and a $10 per-month access charge to share your data allotment with it.

Compared to last years ZTE SPro that Sprint had the exclusive on, the Spro 2 is definitely an improvement. Any interest in picking one up on Friday at select retail stores?

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20
Apr

PNY Turbo 64GB MicroSDXC card, $24.99


Here’s a terrific deal on 64 gigabytes of Class-10 memory with speeds of up to 90 MB/sec. Perfect for your device, camera, tablet, or GoPro, this is a steal for just $24.99!

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16
Apr

Accessory of the Day: EasyAcc 13.3 Ultrabook Case


From EasyAcc comes their sleek laptop/ultrabook case designed for 12-13 inch devices. Features for this case include:

  • Exterior: Synthetic PU leather, with good wear resistant and touch comfortable; Interior: Soft plush cloth, cleans your Ultrabook every time you slide it in or out.
  • Dimensions: 325 mm x 240 mm x 19 mm, Fit for Apple Macbook Air 13.3 and most 13.3-inch ultrabook Laptop.
  • Strong Velcro closure makes sure the lid closed well to protect your ultrabook while in a backpack, handbag or briefcase with shake
  • Special envelop design, looks noble and charming. The EasyAcc special 13.3 inch sleeve can make your ultrabook different in the rest
  • Wear resistant premuim leather case can protect your device against dirt, dust, small knock and scratches for a ultra long time

EasyAcc’s sleeve case is compatible with but not restricted to:

Macbook Air
Macbook Pro Retina
Acer Aspire S3 13.3
Acer Aspire S5 13.3
Acer Aspire S7 13.3
Asus Zenbook Prime UX 13.3
HP spectre xt 13.3
Toshiba Z830, Z930
Dell XPS XPS13
Samsung series 9 NP900
Samsung series 5 NP530

 

You can check out this this laptop sleeve at its Amazon page here as it’s currently going for $14.99

 

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15
Apr

Best Wireless Chargers for Samsung Galaxy S6


While some hardware features like expandable storage and a removable battery are no longer available, Samsung’s latest flagship did add something new in the form of wireless charging capabilities — built-in this time around, and not requiring additional receivers like previous generations. The best part is that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is compliant with both the Qi and PMA standards, which means that you don’t have to worry about which type of charger you choose, or may already have. That said, if you are in the market for a new wireless charger to use with the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, here is a roundup of some of the best options out there!

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Samsung Wireless Charger for the Galaxy S6

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The latest wireless charger from Samsung is an official accessory of the Galaxy S6, and is very easy to setup and use. This sleek charger leaves a small footprint, requiring minimal space. Properly aligning the device on the charging pad is needed though, and the built-in LED indicator light will alert you if the device is not properly aligned and when a good charge alignment is acquired (LED lights up blue). If using with the Galaxy S6, it will also alert you when your device is fully charged (LED lights up green). The charger also comes with over-charging protection.

Of course, this charger is also compatible with any other smartphone that comes with Qi wireless charging capabilities. While officially priced at the $69.99, the Samsung Wireless Charger is available on Amazon for $49.99, with color options including black sapphire and white pearl.

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Yootech Qi Wireless Charging Pad

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This compact and light-weight wireless charging pad is a great option for those looking for a wireless charging solution on a budget. It’s compact nature makes this device very portable, and the charger also comes with a standby mode to stop the continuous charging of the battery after it is full. A green indication light shows when the alignment is perfect and that the phone is charging, and a red light shows when it goes into standby mode. This charging pad can also be used with cases of a certain thickness, even if it is recommended that the case be removed to avoid overheating the phone.  Keep in mind that an AC adapter isn’t available with this product. The Yootech Qi Wireless Charging Pad is available for $13.99, with black as the only available color option. 

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P.I. Mobile Store Qi Wireless Charger

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This ultra thin charging pad is another sleek and portable wireless charging solution. An aspect that some users will appreciate is the fact that the charger is silent and doesn’t come with the beeps that other chargers do, with only the LED lights being used to indicate whether the alignment is correct and the device is being charged. While the charger will work if the device is protected by a case, cases with thickness that exceeds 5 mm may reduce performance. Keep in mind that an AC adapter is not available with this product. the P.I. Mobile Store Qi Wireless Charger is available for $19.97.

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TYLT Vu

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The TYLT Vu may be one of the more expensive options available, but could be well worth the price for some, with it serving a dual purpose of being a wireless charger as well as a desktop cradle. The cradle sits at an angle that makes it comfortable for media consumption while the device is charging. It’s made with a soft touch rubber at the top, with a sturdy plastic frame for support. It boasts a minimalistic design, but does come with an LED light to show whether the phone is charging or not. It uses a proprietary power cable, that tucks into the bottom of the charger, and remains out of sight when the cradle is kept on your desk, adding to its sleek look. The TYLT Vu is available in multiple color choices, including black, green, red, and blue, with a price point starting at $58.99.

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TechMatte Wireless Charger

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The TechMatte Wireless Charger is durable, compact, and lightweight, with a sleek design, and comes with an LED light to indicate charging status. The charger also offers an energy efficient idle mode that helps protect your device from overcharging. Unlike some other chargers on this list, an AC adapter is also available with this product. While this charger will work with protective cases, those with a thickness of more than 5 mm may result in a reduced performance. The TechMatte Wireless Charger is available for $23.99.

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Anker Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad

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The Anker Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad holds true to its name and is about the same size and thickness of a coffee cup coaster. Proper alignment is required, and a LED light indicates charging status. This charger also comes with a power efficient idle mode to prevent overcharging your device. Charging devices with a case on is possible, but like most other chargers, will see a reduction in performance if the case is thicker than 5 mm. The Anker Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad is available for $25.99.

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2-in-1 RAVPower Portable Wireless Charger

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The RAVPower Portable Qi Wireless Charger is a wireless charger with an in-built battery extension pack with a 4,800 mAh unit, which is perfect for when you’re on the move. The charger is comparatively larger than most, and comes with a soft touch rubber finish, with a power button design on the center to indicate where the charging chip is located. There is an handy LED indicator to show how much of the battery life is left, and another to show when the device is charging. To make full use of the battery pack, there is also an additional USB port to charge any non qi-compliant devices you may have. This wireless charger is available in black or white, and is priced at $44.99.

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Qifull Wireless Car Charging Dock

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The Qifull Wireless Car Charging Dock comes with both a suction cup mount and an air vent bracket, and adapts both portrait and landscape orientation. It comes with a button on the back to adjust the width of the charger holder dock. 3 transmitting coils works together to fully cover the wireless charger for full direction transmission. Built-in strong automatic protective IC gives high efficiency and safety while charging, and a LED light to shows the charging condition, with the color changing from blue to green to show when the device is fully charged. The Qifull Wireless Car Charging Dock is available for $44.80.

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CHOETECH Qi Pocket Wireless Car Charger

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The CHOETECH Qi Pocket Wireless Charger is a stylish wireless car charging solution, with it featuring a stylish faux leather pocket where the device can be placed to charge wirelessly. This charger also comes with a three coil solution, and a metal hook on the back makes it easy to connect to both horizontal and vertical air vents. Of course, with this product, you will not be able to use your device as you would with any other car mount. The CHOETECH Qi Pocket Wireless Car Charger is available for $39.99.

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15
Apr

Note 4 wallet flip case, $12.95






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12
Apr

Powerpod Escape Review: The perfect portable battery for that weekend getaway






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It’s been awhile since we last reviewed a Powerpod portable battery pack, but the Australian-based company hasn’t deviated from its mission to keep your devices powered up during your trips away from home and from continuous power supplies. This time we’ll be looking at the Powerpod Escape, a 10,400mAh battery pack that Powerpod is now offering for trips that might last a little longer than an overnight or weekend stay – let’s check it out.

 

What’s in the box

Powerpod Escape ReviewInside the box, it’s a pretty simple affair – you’ll be getting everything you’ll need to get started with the Escape, including the battery pack itself and a microUSB cable that can be converted to a 30-pin Apple plug or a firewire connector which makes it ideal for not only recharging your smartphone but cameras and iPods as well.

Powerpod Escape ReviewOn the battery pack itself, you’ll find the microUSB input which charges at 1A, and two outputs, one which outputs 2.1A and the other 1A – a relatively standard layout for the average portable battery pack. Above the outputs, there’s also a thin strip of four LEDs which will let you know how much charge you have left in the battery pack. The Powerpod Overnighter that we checked out before also had a brighter LED which could be used as an emergency flashlight – I’m a bit disappointed the Escape doesn’t have this as well.

 

How does it perform?

Powerpod Escape ReviewIn terms of pure battery charging performance, the Escape does exactly what it says on the box – it will charge your devices with a minimum of fuss and will have you up and running again very quickly. I didn’t encounter any hiccups or issues when recharging with the Escape which is a very good thing when you’re relying on a battery pack to maintain your connection to the outside world.

Powerpod Escape ReviewMore quantatively, I was able to recharge my phone from 33% to 96% in just over an hour – at its peak recharge rate, you can expect about 65-70%/hr recharge out of the 2.1A output, a very respectable and reliable figure. This performance was very repeatable and the 10,400mAh battery should have enough juice in it to recharge most every device 2-3 times before needing to be recharged. For those interested, this data was collected using Battery Monitor Widget, available for free from the Play Store.

Powerpod Escape ReviewJust on recharging the Escape, the input is rated at 5V/1A which is a little slow, but thankfully the capacity isn’t too large – 10,400mAh should be able to fully recharge after a night plugged into mains power.

 


What I don’t like about the Powerpod Escape

Powerpod Escape ReviewIn terms of physical usability, I found the Powerpod Escape a little bit unusual. Most portable power packs are flat and rectangular – the Escape is anything but that. While it vaguely retains the common form factor, it is rounded around the edges in what can only be described as a whiskey flask shape. As a result, the Escape is actually really great to hold in your hand (like a whiskey flask). Unfortunately though, this makes it somewhat of an interesting shape when charging your device – more often than not, I rest my phone on top of my battery pack while it charges back up, however with the rounded surface of the Escape makes that a little more unstable. It’s definitely not a dealbreaker, don’t get me wrong, but it’s just interesting to me that the Escape would feel more at home in my hand than it would be sitting on a table. And really, if I’m nitpicking about design features like that, you can probably guess I don’t have anything of substance complain about.

 

What I like about the Powerpod Escape

Powerpod Escape ReviewThere are, however, some design touches that I do like, for instance the main button for checking battery charge – I really like the fact that it is sunken into the face of the device so as not to get any unintentional presses while in your hand or in your bags. I also like that it’s relatively unassuming in appearance – the Escape at first glance doesn’t look that much like a battery pack (more so if you get it in silver or black), which is good or bad depending on how you look at it.

The build quality of the Escape is also top notch. It’s constructed really well with no loose parts inside or outside and the exterior of the battery pack is almost rubbery and looks like it will repel all manner of dirt and survive quite a bit of hardship – it’s always good to know that your battery pack can survive just as much as you can.

 

Final Thoughts

Powerpod Escape ReviewIf you’re after a solid battery pack that has minimal fuss about it, look no further than the Powerpod Escape. It perfectly fits the bill for a power bank that will get you through a camping trip or a weekend away and survive it too. The price tag is a bit imposing at $69.95 AUD – in the Australian retail market, that’s just about normal, but to outsiders the price might seem a bit steep. However, while you might be able to get something a bit cheaper online, you’ll likely sacrifice the build quality that the Escape gives you. And really, when your next charge up is a question mark, is quality really something that you’d take a chance on?

And after all this time, Powerpod is still offering all its battery packs from vending machines all over Australia – hit the link here to see if there’s one near you. For more details about the Powerpod Escape, take a look at its product page here. To learn more about Powerpod, you can visit its main website here.

 

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Powerpod Escape Review: The perfect portable battery for that weekend getaway
A solid battery pack that will survive as much as you can if you’re spending significant time away from a power point.
Build Quality
Charging Performance
Portability
Value for Money
The good
  • Solidly made
  • Reliable charging performance
The bad
  • Weirdly shaped
  • A little expensive

4.2Overall Score

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