Powertraveller Merlin 75PD power pack review

Powertraveller’s Merlin 75PD is a power pack that sits behind the most powerful Condor 100 and the slimline Phoenix 90 in the new Powertraveller product range. It’s a slim, relatively small power pack designed more or less like a flashlight.… Read More Powertraveller Merlin 75PD power pack review

Powertraveller Solar Adventurer II, cute but as powerful as Odin

Powertraveller keeps on releasing innovative power packs with a user-friendly and gorgeous design. The Solar Adventurer II is their latest power pack with integrated solar panels. It’s a small-sized 10,000mAh/37Wh battery pack with great features and a lovely, yet unobtrusive, design. I tested it and it has the typical excellent quality I’m used to from Powertraveller as it works like a charm.… Read More Powertraveller Solar Adventurer II, cute but as powerful as Odin

Powertraveller’s Condor 100 has an award-winning design and loads of power

Powertraveller sent me their latest power pack, the hefty Condor 100, a 27000mAh beast in a beautifully designed (award-winning) aluminium enclosure. The Condor 100 is an auto-sensing power unit that can handle 110V/220V mains electricity-driven equipment as well as 5V devices.… Read More Powertraveller’s Condor 100 has an award-winning design and loads of power

Falcon 40 solar panel charges your devices fast

Powertraveller’s Falcon 40 is a 40W foldable solar panel driven by high-efficiency monocrystalline SunPower cells. It’s meant to be used while you’re backpacking or otherwise active in the great outdoors and therefore very useful for documentary makers or video shooters who don’t stay in the direct vicinity of a grid. It’s splash-proof (IPX4) and has individually sealed off (silicon plug) output connectors – two USB (5V/3A Max) and one DC output (20V/2A).… Read More Falcon 40 solar panel charges your devices fast

CalDigit’s small footprint TS3 dock provides 85W charging power

Thunderbolt 3 docks are being released at a fast pace. The CalDigit TS3 Thunderbolt Station has been around for a month now and it has an edge. Not only does it provide 85W charging power on one of its ports to Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 MacBook, but it’s also tiny compared to others. And it can be positioned upright, saving space on your desk.… Read More CalDigit’s small footprint TS3 dock provides 85W charging power

The best port expansion solution for a Mac: OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 dock has the looks and the ports to appeal even to those who don’t need one. The company’s selection of ports to include has so far been the best I’ve encountered. There are 13 of them and they represent OWC’s experience with users’ needs in terms of support for legacy technology.… Read More The best port expansion solution for a Mac: OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

Panasonic Eneloop batteries and the BQ-CC16 charger overview

Users of an Apple wireless keyboard of the first generation know their Apple batteries will hold about 80% of their charge for often more than a year. There’s a rumour Apple AA batteries were really Eneloop cells with a different wrapper. Whatever the case, the original Eneloop has advanced over the years and is even better than the first generation.… Read More Panasonic Eneloop batteries and the BQ-CC16 charger overview