Best cell phone accessories according to redditors
We found 26,682 Reddit comments discussing the best cell phone accessories. We ranked the 8,367 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
1. Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C, Ultra-High Capacity Premium Portable Charger, 20100mAh External Battery, 6A Output Type-C Port for USB-C MacBooks, Nexus 6P/5X & PowerIQ for iPhone, iPad, Samsung & More
The Anker Advantage: Join the 30 million+ powered by our leading technology.MacBook Compatibility: In addition to standard functionality, USB-C Compatible: Fully compatible with the new MacBook (not MacBook Pro), charging at 5V/3A. USB-C port acts as input and output.Ultra-High Capacity: Recommended...
2. Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Charger, Portable Charger Bundle for MacBook Air / iPad Pro 2018, iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max / XS / X, S10, and USB C Laptops with Power Delivery
The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million+ powered by America's leading USB charging brand.Huge Charging Power: high-speed charging for phones, tablets and USB-C notebooks. Boasts 1 USB-C (30W) and 2 USB ports (5V/3a each).Colossal capacity: 26800mAh of power charges most phones over 7 times, tablets...
3. Portable Charger RAVPower 26800mAh 30W PD USB C Power Bank High-Capacity Power Delivery External Battery Pack with Fast Recharged for MacBook Air iPad iPhone11 Pro SE S10 Nintendo Switch (Black)
Capable of charging a Nintendo Switch while it is being played. The Only USB PD Portable Charger Up To 30W: Recharge the 26800mAh battery through the Type-C port in just 4-5 hours (compared to the standard 14 hours); also features 2A and 1A input recharging. Note: Type-C charger sold separately. Typ...
4. USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20100mAh Quick Charge Power Bank Type C Battery Pack with QC 3.0 USB battery bank External Battery for iPhone iPad Pro MacBook Switch Galaxy S10 Note 10 and More
Choose the RAVPower Treatment: Join millions of users worldwide that rely on our leading technology for their daily charging needsQuick Charge 3.0 Input & Output: 75% faster technology, charge compatible smartphones from 0 to 80% in only 60 minutes; QC3.0 input allows for speedy recharging of the ba...
5. [2 in 1 Pack] Anker USB-C (Male) to Micro USB (Female) Adapter, Allows Micro USB to USB-C Data Transfer, Uses 56K Resistor, Works with Galaxy S9, MacBook, iPad Pro, LG V20 and More
Country of Origin: CHINAPackage Weight: 0.02 kilogramsCompatible devices: google nexus 5xAllows Micro USB to USB-C Data Transfer
6. Solar Panel, Anker 21W 2-Port USB Portable Solar Charger with Foldable Panel, PowerPort Solar for iPhone 11/Xs/XS Max/XR/X/8/7, iPad Pro/Air/Mini, Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6, and More
The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million+ powered by our leading technologyFast Charging Technology: PowerIQ delivers the charging speed up to 2.4 amps per port or 3 amps overall under direct sunlight. 21 watt SunPower solar array is 21.5-23.5% efficient, providing enough power to charge two devices...
7. Headphone Adapter for iPhone X/XS/XS MAX/XR/8/ 8Plus/ 7/7 Plus Headset Adaptor Splitter Earphone Connector Convertor 2 in 1 Dongle Cable Accessories Cables Call Charge Music Wire Control iOS System.
8. CHOETECH Wireless Charger, 10W Max Qi-Certified Fast Wireless Charging Pad Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS Max/X/8/8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+/S20/S20+/S10+/S9, AirPods Pro
【7. 5W /10W /5W Wireless Charging】Fast wireless charge up to 10W for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus, S10, S10 Plus, S10E, S9, S9 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, Note 9, Note 8, S7, S7 edge, S6 edge , 7.5W qi wireless charging for iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs Max/XR/XS/X/8/8 Plus (Note: QC2.0/3.0 ...
9. DSYJ Micro USB Host OTG Cable with Micro USB Power for Nexus 4 Nexus 7 Galaxy S Iii & Galaxy Nexus
Micro USB host OTG cable for Micro USB powerFor Nexus 7 Galaxy s III & Galaxy NexusFor works with the Samsung I9300 Galaxy s 3For works with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 10
10. VR Cover Memory Foam Replacement 6mm (Better FOV) for HTC Vive (2 pcs)
✅ Soft and durable foam replacement from VR Cover the virtual reality hygiene specialists✅ Increase your field of view with this thinner foam replacement for the HTC Vive✅ Prevent the build up of dirt with these easy to clean pads✅ The foam hugs your face and feel great on the skin✅ Proven...
11. MAXOAK Laptop Power Bank 185Wh/50000mAh(Max.130W) Portable Laptop Charger External Battery Pack for Laptop iPad Phone Notebook
Superior Quality&SAFETY Guaranteed: Conform to UL1642 and UL2056 Standards. Constructed with Lithium-ion Polymer Battery Cells&Built-in 6 Security Protections to Ensure Safety Use and 1000+ Long Recharge Cycles. We Offer Customers a 12 Months Hassle-free 100% Satisfaction & Replacement Warranty.Long...
12. Anker PowerCore 10000 PD, 10000mAh Portable Charger USB-C Power Delivery (18W) Power Bank for iPhone 11/11 Pro / 11 Pro Max / 8 / X/XS, Samsung S10, Pixel 3 / 3XL, iPad Pro 2018, and More
The Anker Advantage Join the 50 million+ powered by our leading technologyPower delivered charge your USB-C and recent Apple mobile devices at high-speed with max 18W power delivery chargingRapid recharge power up your power core in just 3 5 hours with a USB-C power delivery wall charger (not includ...
13. ORZLY® - OnePlus ONE Premium Tempered Glass 0.24mm Protective Screen Protector for The Original OnePlus One
Industry-high hardness: Effectively resists scratches up to 9H (harder than a knife).High-response & high-transparency: Only 0.24mm thick; maintains the original touch experience.High transparency: 94% light penetration ratio preserves the original viewing quality.Smudge and fingerprint resistant: O...
14. WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Phone Car Mount Holder with Fast Swift-Snap Technology for Smartphones and Mini Tablets, Black 1 Pack
POWERFUL MAGNETIC PHONE CAR MOUNT: The reinforced magnetic holder of this mount is what sets it apart from other mounts. This Universal magnetic holder produces an intensive force of attraction that will hold any smartphone. Including Android, Apple, Blackberry and Microsoft devices.SWIVELS YOUR DIS...
15. iOttie Easy One Touch 3 IPhone XS MAX R 8 Plus 7 Plus Samsung Galaxy S9 S8 Edge S7 S6 Note 9
Enhanced universal Easy One Touch mounting system locks and releases the device with just a push of a fingerCompact improved design with updated spring mechanicsSticky gel pad sticks securely to most surfaces, yet is still easily removable. Also includes a dashboard pad to attach to different surfac...
16. [Upgraded with PowerIQ] Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 QC, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Portable Charger, 10000mAh Power Bank for Samsung, iPhone, iPad and More
The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million+ powered by America's leading USB charging brand.Charge Faster: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (24W) with Anker's proprietary PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology deliver the fastest possible charge to almost any USB device.Tiny but Mighty: Squeezes more than 3 iPh...
17. CHOETECH USB C Charger, 18W Power Delivery Type C Wall Charger USB-C Power Adapter Compatible iPhone SE, iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/X/XS/XS Max/XR,iPad Pro,Galaxy Note 10/Note 9,Google Pixel 3/3 XL
【18W Fast Charging】 Equipped with a USB-C Power Delivery port, and loaded with 18W of power to provide full-speed charging to phones, tablets, and more 18W power delivery compatible devices.【One for All】 Standard charging for majority of phones & supports fast charging with latest phone mode...
18. AC Outlet Portable Charger RAVPower 27000mAh 85W(100W Max) Built in 3-Prong Power Bank Laptop Travel Charger (AC Power Indicator, Type-C Port, Plug Universal, Dual USB iSmart Ports) [Updated Version]
New-and-Improved Version: 3-prong AC output with a power supply on / off switch indicator for any device up to 70W (To turn ON the AC power, hold the power button for 8 seconds)Power Up Three Devices at Once: Benefit from one Type-C output and two USB iSmart ports to charge new ultrabooks and two ot...
19. KIWI design VR Cable Management | Ceiling Pulley System for HTC Vive/Vive Pro Virtual Reality/Oculus Rift/PS VR/Microsoft MR/Samsung Odyssey VR Accessories (Black)
PLAYING WITHOUT WIRE WORRIES-Won't be tangled in a cable in a middle of the game. With the cable being out of the way, you can have more enjoyable play time. they keep my cable off the ground which makes it easier to bend down and get up without the cable getting stuck under your feet.NEW DESIGN-The...
20. 6 Packs Retractable Cable Management for HTC Vive New Version System for HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset- MDW Adhesive Drill Free
New Design:The Retractable design can be adjusted with the weight of the cable system and rebound automatically.NO more worries about the wire, moving freely in the VR game,better experience with your loved VREasy to Install: Adhesive Hooks works perfect in most surface, drill free.Small, Easy TO Ca...
there is already bette deals avalible at amazon, both bioshock one and two for 5$ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083W649I?tag=ablegamers-20
or both bioshock games AND spec ops the line for 10$ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0091T6FQO?tag=ablegamers-20
Worked for me just now. Had to actually purchase the games and then the chat rep processed a refund for me.
Got Links Awakening + Mario Kart 8 for $59.99, AND got a $10 gift card too for some reason. Not too shabby.
Edit: $10 gift card was because I chose local pickup instead of shipping.
Edit 2: I decided to get a little cheeky and buy some peripherals that are on sale, too.
This 26,800mAh powerbrick: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MZ61PRW/
And this portable 15" monitor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TWGBG3P/
The powerbrick can power the monitor and pass through to charge the switch. Sweet.
No. Many of the panels seem to come from the same Chinese factories, though, resulting in very trivial differences which may make some of them look like an Anker you have in mind.
We spoke with Anker directly, and they told us they don't sell solar panels in the US and that any Amazon listings (like this one) are fake or people reselling without permission — which may explain why that Amazon listing is ridiculously overpriced, as if someone is importing and adding a markup.
In the last few days we've kicked around the idea of doing a deeper blog post about these problems on Amazon (partly as a follow up to this thread in /preppers), because that specific link has the "Amazon's Choice" label on it, even though it's unsanctioned.
Edit: There's a full list of the competition in a spreadsheet in the article. As u/callsignraven pointed out, Anker stopped selling panels in the US due to the tariffs.
[Rock climbing pulley to hold cable.] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3BX6GQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
Currently using the sticker hook thing from this kit, going to switch for the permanent hook also in this kit if it falls off.
[Carabiners NOTE: This brand is cheap and the snap part breaks easily, might want to find another one but I just wanted to post what I used. I currently took this part off (so now its just the rock climbing pulleys) because it made twisting the cable worst and harder to pull down. I wanted more cable to pull but the additional drag and twisting wasn't worth the extra few inches.] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079L528H5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
[Cable clampers for a counter weight. I ended up using 9 total. 8 at the far end to pull back the cable. One at the front which is stopped at the pulley to give me a "relax" area. So its only pulling when I step out. This size clamper rubbed off some rubber from the "skinnier" rubber connector that's plugged in to the headset. Its fine and only (hidden) aesthetics that got a bit bruised, but if you do this I recommend maybe going one size up because it will make you cringe from abusing your nice headset.] (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sigma-Electric-ProConnex-3-8-in-Clamp-on-Type-Service-Entrance-Connector-Conduit-Fitting/1087221)
I actually had a really complicated set up initially with extension wires running through the ceiling with a moving arm. It worked mediocre for the all work it took, and was too painful to untangle. The golden rule of keep it simple was hard learned.
Edit: Opposite view, posting it here since this comments up top
Bioshock 1 + 2 is also $4.99 on its own. The triple pack isn't much of a savings from buying B:I and B1+B2.
If you've never played Bioshock 1 or Infinite though (I haven't played 2 yet), do yourself a favor and pick up these games. Although I recognize that $30 is a bit steep for B:I for us cheap asses on game deals, it's an incredible game. And don't let anyone tell you that the gameplay is bad, I reckon those folks are just bad at FPSs because this game has incredibly strong gunplay that recalls older classics where you wouldn't have to aim down the sights to avoid recoil and bullet sprays.
I haven't played the first in awhile, so I actually bought the two pack. Can't give an honest opinion on it other than it's as wonderfully atmospheric as Infinite, if not more so. I've heard Bioshock 2 was more of the same, but the Metacritic isn't bad, so I'll be giving it a spin as well.
I feel like I'm posting about USB too much here, but people keep asking because it's easy to get confused about it. I just copied the table I made a while ago in a comment and added FAQs and notes for outside the US.
I hope this answers what people are really looking for better than the other threads.
Do you have some specific need I didn't answer? Have a USB-C charger you're curious about that isn't listed? Ask in a comment. Just keep in mind that (other than the iPad one) USB-A chargers won't give you good speeds. This includes the chargers bundled with even the most recent phones by Samsung, Apple, Sony, LG, and HTC.
I'll use this comment to note some USB-C chargers I'm aware of but don't recommend:
Charging speeds vary
These chargers can give the Switch great speeds sometimes, but usually they're closer to just "okay". It seems to be random every time you plug it in. If the Switch is completely turned off (not just in sleep) when you plug it in, you'll almost always get those "great" speeds for as long as you keep it plugged in even after turning the Switch back on and playing. This happens because Nintendo's implementation of USB Power Delivery (USB PD) is very buggy. They're a hassle to use right for now, so I don't recommend them, especially since there are better alternatives now.
Anker PowerPort+ 5|$39.99|Amazon|Use the USB-C port. It also offers 4 USB-A ports. No USB cables included.
RAVPower 26800mAh USB-PD battery|$79.99|Amazon|
UGREEN 30W USB-PD charger|$17.99|Amazon|No cable included.
These don't damage the Switch, but they can damage other USB-C cables and devices, especially if you plug them in to something that doesn't make sense, like another charger. If you know how to use them right and you're careful, you won't damage anything, but why risk it? Get something else.
CHOETECH USB C 15W charger|Amazon|
Anker PowerPort+ 1 USB-C QC3.0|Amazon|Any USB-C port that offers QC3.0 has known issues
Great but expensive
If you have a USB-C laptop, feel free to get one of these, but otherwise don't bother. Plenty of chargers in my OP work just as well with Switch and are much cheaper.
Google 60W USB-C charger|$59.99|Google|Bundled with Chromebook Pixel 2, great for laptops, very long 12ft cable
Apple 61W USB-C charger|$69|Amazon, Apple|Bundled with 2016 13" MacBook Pro, no cable included when bought on its own. The 15-inch model's 87W charger is probably great too.
Apple 29W USB-C charger|$49|Amazon, Apple|Bundled with non-Pro MacBooks, no cable included when bought on its own. Poor speeds with most other non-Apple devices.
Innergie 45W USB-C charger|$59.99|Amazon|Works with the dock, great with laptops and phones too.
Unconfirmed speeds (and expensive)
These chargers are also too expensive to recommend. They probably work great, but I haven't seen any reports of people actually trying any of them. They all probably work with the dock too. If anybody has one of these, please tell me if it works with the dock.
Dell 45W charger|$49.99|Dell|Included with some Dell laptops.
Dell 45W Plus|$59.99|Dell|Use the USB-C cable. There's also a USB-A port for charging other devices.
Dell 65W charger|$69.99|Amazon|Included with some Dell laptops.
Dart USB-C charger|$99.99|FINsix|
Razer 12800mAh battery|$149.99|Razer|Use the USB-C port.
Or buy a folding solar charger and a battery pack because they're more practical unless you live in the most cloudy of places.
I'd generally recommend people put their cellphone on Airplane (and stop using it) as opposed to completely powering it off. I find that a modern smartphone can last days in airplane, and turning it on and off wastes a lot of battery power on startup/shutdown.
Having no network access means your phone can go into a deep powersaving sleep. If you have portable batteries, ensure they're charged and UNPLUGGED before the storm hits (due to surges, same goes for any other important electronics such as cells and laptops).
If you still have cell service and need to communicate, shut off your wifi and mobile data and go old school. Text messages require minimal power, and your phone should be able to stay like this for some time without losing too much charge. Using data, be it wifi or cellular, will deplete your cellphone battery in hours.
I'd also recommend having one of those foldable USB solar panels (https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Charger-PowerPort-iPhone-Galaxy/dp/B012YUJJM8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1504892356&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=usb+solar, they really work!!) as a way to recharge devices if the grid goes out for multiple days. Too late to buy one, but if you have one, dig it out.
You can get Bioshock 1 & 2 from amazon : http://www.amazon.com/video-games/dp/B0083W649I for 5 bucks. You can also apply the voucher gooncave for 15% off that price :)
You can buy both on Amazon for $4.99.
It gives you two Steam keys.
Any tempered glass screen protector from a reputable maker for one.
The Pro controller is one of the best feeling controllers I've ever had.
A high end battery pack if you can afford it. Should support USB-C/PD charging. I managed to snag this RAVPower battery on sale.
For Splatoon players who like split Joycon play, grips can be helpful to add comfort. I personally have Nintendo's official battery grip, provides a pretty nice girth extension.
And I guess a case, though beanies are pretty convenient to slip your console into.
Edit: Would also like to add a tablet mount for lazy bed gamers. Position it above your face, take off the Joycons, and relish in the comfort while feeling like you're in Wall-E.
Anker PowerCore+ here is the 26800mah. As always, use the cable that comes with your phone.
Edit: Fixed the link for the 26800, accidentally linked the non-USB C one
These things are a gimmick. Trust me, you'll have a decently hard time charging up 10000 mah with a 21watt anker folding solar panel, but these things dont do jack. Not only that, but lithium ion batteries are not build to withstand the heat that would be required in keeping that battery in direct sunlight for the extended amount of time it would require to actually charge it. I played this game already and learned the hard way. Get THIS and a multipurpose battery like THIS and save yourself the heartache.
I use this one. It's been really great for me. It has a C slot and it comes with a C to C cable so it's capable of rapid charging. Lot of milliamps so you get quite a bit of use when it's fully charged.
You can get this game deal $5 cheaper on Amazon!
Just wanted to say that this mod is essential for any Quest owner. I found the headset to be unbearable no matter how much I adjusted the straps there was just too much pressure on my forehead and cheeks. Decided to give the counterweight mod a try and it is definitely a game changer. There is no more pressure on the face and I can wear the headset for hours now with no discomfort.
If you find the headset uncomfortable then you owe it to yourself to try this mod.
Edit: Here are the links to the velcro I used and the power bank.
Get a Type-C Power Delivery (PD) battery and a Type-C charging cable. It’ll charge your phone so fast your head will spin.
Anker PowerCore 10000 PD,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HBTY3Z2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
That’s what I have.
I'm just gonna go ahead and let everyone know that's a Rick roll and here's a link to an actual product:
Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD (newest model)
Best power brick I've ever had. Charges everything I own at full speed. Main reason I got this one was to charge my Switch.
Pros: It comes with a sweet Type-C wall charger.
Cons: It's pretty big.
Yeah seriously. If I so very well wished, I could carry two days of battery power for my phone, tablet, even laptop and light, on the lower pockets of them!
7.50 at amazon for B1+B2 pack (you can activate it on Steam)
The exact one I got is currently unavailable. There are similar models on amazon, but they do not seem to have the PD function which is what lets the Switch charge faster.
I got this little guy first:
AUKEY 20000mAh Portable Charger with Lightning and Micro-USB Input, 3.4A Dual USB Output for iPhone 7/7 Plus, Samsung and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0176HQ1O8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FZjuzb5QYEJSG
It’s a fantastic pack for a decent price, plus it has a lightning input, which is cool if you use iOS devices. It’ll charge the switch, but it’s slow and it won’t charge while you play.
USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20100 Power Bank QC 3.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 20100mAh Input & Output Type C Battery Pack for Macbook, Nexus 6, iPhone and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019IFIJW8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_f2juzbKCCPR9X
This is the second one I got. It’s been fantastic! It’ll charge great during play as long as you use the usb c output. As for cables, I just got a usb C to usb C cable from Anker, they do great cables, try to get a gen 1 or gen 2 usb C too. (There’s different speeds and power capabilities on usb c cables, it’s a little confusing. )
USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh(Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output)for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_V3juzbF757DZQ
I also noticed his guy, which HAS PD so it’d be even faster. There are also the power core+ from Anker with PD, but they are a little more expensive from what I saw right now.
There's this one I've been eyeballing on amazon. PD USB Type C Portable Charger RAVPower 26800mAh Power Bank (Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours with USB-C Input; 30W USB C Output; 30W Type-C AC Charger; Dual iSmart 2.0 USB Ports) For Phones, Macbook 12" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_piCSybSGY8CBH
Just wrote this as a comment on another sub and thought it might be useful to someone here.
Rundown of my experience with the power banks I own:
Anker Powercore 10k
Anker Powercore 10k PD
Bonus item: Lixada “10W” Solar Panel
> All of the power bank posted at this time are not PD compliant
RavPower 26800 PD
Anker 26800 PD
You will eventually want to pick up this, this (For larger FOV), and this (especially with summer coming, trust me).
1 - I set up my cable with one of these kits, in my experience unless you train yourself, because you're still going to primarily turn in one direction, the wire will still get twisted, you need to take off the headset and untwist it occasionally (if you feel it pulling)
2 - This screw needs to be in a drywall anchor, or a bigger screw into a stud. It might feel snug now and work fine enough for you to ignore everyone's advice thus far, but it will eventually tear out. Best case scenario, you're left with a small hole.
I have this power bank, AMA.
USB A --> "5V/3.1A Total (Each 2.4A Max)" -----> I'm not sure what this means exactly
USB C --> 5V/3A Max ---------------------------------- > 15W max, which is pretty good (Apple fast charge uses 18W)
Bonus: a MicroUSB to USB A cable is included.
The battery pack can be recharged through three different ways:
Battery Life indicator:
4 dots = charge level between 100% & 75%
3 dots = charge level between 75% & 50%
Heads up! There is a variant of this power bank (<----link) where the USB C port is actually USB-PD [30W Max Draw] (the one listed above is a plain USB C port [15W Max Draw]) making it better suited for intensive power draw, such as gaming with the Nintendo Switch. [It has the same capacity, just a slightly different design.]
It also currently has a 30% discount which leads to a final price of 53.19 + tax (Thanks to u/bbaarrr for point it out)
Or you can get the pack of both Bioshock games on Amazon for 7.49
Unfortunately for you http://www.amazon.com/Bioshock-Dual-Pack-Online-Game/dp/B0083W649I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1373258160&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=bioshock
Nice post! It looks like you posted the body of it three times though on the 7/28 prices:
Here's a version with dupes removed:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00475AYUA Civ IV Complete - $14.99 - DRM Free
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004774IPU Civ V - $14.99 - Steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4YDNE Grand Theft Auto IV - $9.99 - non steam version
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004M5HV5G Borderlands GOTY
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O4C0JW Dreamcast Collection - $4.99 - Not Steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005OSTWWK Civ V GOTY - $24.99 - Steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006JA7EWW Darkness II - $12.49 - Steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OF19NM 2K Mega Pack - $39.99 - Mixed back on DRM
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OF1AMM 2K Shooter Pack - $19.99 Duke Nukem + Borderlands GOTY Steam, Bioshock 1+2 Not
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OF1BCG 2K Strategy Pack - $19.99 Civ V Steam, Civ IV and Stronghold Collection not
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006UHIPPE Civ IV & V Pack - $11.99 - Civ V Steam Civ IV not
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007681BQQ Max Payne 3 - $29.99 Not Steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ALBQQY Rockstar Classics - $14.99 - None Steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008235PQQ Bioshock Dual Pack - $7.49 - Non-Steam version (both correct?)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083W649I Bioshock Dual Pack - $7.49 - Steam version
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00846E6X4 X-Com Collection - $2.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0084FHBGY Civ IV Complete - $14.99 - Steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0085NTITS Spec Ops The Line - $24.99 - Steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FPV6CS Grand Theft Auto IV - $9.99 - Steam Version
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FRWR7Y Rockstar Classics (All Steam) - $14.99 - All Steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008GW57JS 2K Strategy Pack - $19.99 - All Steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008GW5V9E 2K Shooter Pack - All Steam - $19.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008GW607G 2K Mega Pack - $39.99 - All Steam except CivCity Rome
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008H4JKOS Virtua Tennis 4 - $4.99 - not steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008H7GMKK Sega Sports Spectacular - $12.49 - Virtua Tennis 4 not steam
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008H7GPFW Total War Bundle - $29.99 - Some steam
Only 2 reviews with the only verified one with wonky english? Pass.
You want a adapter that wont fry your phone? Stick to the stuff Benson has approved of like this one for $6.99 https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Adapter-Converts-Resistor-ChromeBook/dp/B01AHKYIRS
Or this one for $1 less than the Anker : https://www.amazon.com/TechMatte-Connector-Resistor-Approved-Standard/dp/B0151RKYBG
Are you sure it's one or the other? I haven't looked at the usb c spec but I hope that's not the case.
With the micro-usb port on my phone I can use USB OTG and charge at the same time.
That Anker doesn't have USB-C. This one does but is $129 and outputs only 30W: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Delivery-Charger-Portable/dp/B01MZ61PRW
Most likely it's only $300 so that the Kickstarter price ($150) looks like a steal and once it's in retail the price will be below the kickstarter price.
I actually have two, one I carry with me day to day, and another that I leave in my laptop/Switch bag.
One I carry in my bag - USB C Power Bank RAVPower 20100 Portable Charger, it's got a huge capacity and works with other USB C devices.
My everyday carry - Type-C / USB-C Input & Output Lumsing QC 3.0 13400 mAh, This one is much smaller than the one above and very pocket friendly. but still has a really nice capacity for multiple charges.
Edit: Forgot to mention that the RavPower one occasionally goes on sale for about $35 which is what I got mine for.
Anker has finally come out with a 10000mah PD power bank and its only 6.8oz!
Grab a portable battery pack! I have this one And I love it. Easily 3-4 extra charges, or like 10-12 more hours, minimum
Anker makes a good one. Link below
Don't forget the certified 3A Type-C wall-charger they make as well!
$15.99 normally, $12.99 with code ZCU2CZDC
I jumped on this deal when AP posted it, but heads up; the promo codes don't stack properly. If you want both a cable and a wall charger, you need to order them separately for the codes to work. Don't worry, Amazon groups them together into one shipment on their own without you needing to specify.
I'm really looking forward to my set; paying $25 for a wall charger from Google kinda felt like the suck.
Well actually you can get Bioshock 1 & 2 in a pack from Amazon for $7.49 with Steam keys. Link is here http://www.amazon.com/2K-Games-41045k-Dual-Pack1/dp/B0083W649I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1342248416&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=bioshock
| Name | --Price-- | --%-- | --Save-- | --DRM-- |
| X3 Terran Conflict | $4.00 | 75% | $11.99 | STEAM |
| Worms Ultimate Mayhem | $4.49 | 70% | $10.50 | STEAM |
| Sacred Citadel | $4.95 | 67% | $10.04 | STEAM |
| BIT.TRIP CORE | $4.99 | 50% | $5.00 | STEAM |
| Rogue Trooper | $4.99 | 50% | $5.00 | STEAM |
| Need for Speed: The Run | $4.99 | 75% | $15.00 | Origin |
| Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army | $4.99 | 67% | $10.00 | STEAM |
| SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition | $4.99 | 75% | $15.00 | Origin |
| Grotesque Tactics 2 Dungeons and Donuts | $4.99 | 75% | $15.00 | STEAM |
BIT.TRIP RUNNER | $4.99 | 50% | $5.00 | STEAM |
| PixelJunk Eden | $4.99 | 50% | $5.00 | STEAM |
| Dungeon Siege II | $4.99 | 83% | $25.00 | STEAM |
| Saints Row: The Third | $4.99 | 88% | $35.00 | STEAM |
| Viking Battle for Asgard | $4.99 | 67% | $10.00 | STEAM |
| Victoria II | $4.99 | 75% | $15.00 | STEAM |
| BIT.TRIP BEAT | $4.99 | 50% | $5.00 | STEAM |
| The Last Remnant | $4.99 | 67% | $10.00 | STEAM |
| Dungeon Siege 3 Pack | $4.99 | 83% | $24.99 | STEAM |
| Mount & Blade: Warband | $4.99 | 75% | $15.00 | STEAM |
| Prototype | $4.99 | 75% | $15.00 | STEAM |
| R.I.P.D.: The Game | $4.99 | 50% | $5.00 | STEAM |
| Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD | $4.99 | 50% | $5.00 | STEAM |
| Bioshock Dual Pack | $4.99 | 88% | $34.99 | STEAM |
| GRID | $4.99 | 67% | $10.00 | STEAM |
| The Showdown Effect | $5.00 | 50% | $4.99 | STEAM |
X3 Reunion | $5.00 | 50% | 4.99 | STEAM |
| A Game Of Dwarves | $5.00 | 50% | $4.99 | STEAM |
| Magicka Collection | $5.00 | 75% | $14.99 | STEAM |
| The Kings' Crusade | $5.00 | 75% | $14.99 | STEAM |
| Alien Breed Trilogy | $5.79 | 75% | 17.20 | STEAM |
| Mass Effect 3 | $5.99 | 70% | $14.00 | Origin |
| Thief in the shadows pack | $5.99 | 78% | $20.98 | STEAM |
| Aliens: Colonial Marines | $5.99 | 70% | $14.00 | STEAM |
| Binary Domain | $5.99 | 76% | $19.00 | STEAM |
| Sonic Generations | $5.99 | 80% | $24.00 | Steam |
| Worms Reloaded Game of the Year Edition | $5.99 | 76% | $19.00 | STEAM |
| The Bridge | $5.99 | 60% | $9.00 | STEAM |
| Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed | $5.99 | 70% | $14.00 | STEAM |
| The Walking Dead | $6.24 | 75% | $18.75 | Steam |
| SpellForce 2 Faith in Destiny Digital Deluxe Edition | $6.25 | 75% | $18.74 | STEAM |
| Dirt 3 | $6.29 | 75% | $18.70 | STEAM |
| Hearts of Iron III Collection | $7.49 | 75% | $22.50 | STEAM |
| Saints Row the Third - The Full Package | $7.49 | 85% | $42.50 | Steam |
| Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends | $7.49 | 75% | $22.59 | STEAM |
| Burnout Paradise Pack | $7.49 | 75% | $22.49 | Origin |
| Singularity | $7.49 | 75% | $22.50 | STEAM |
| Age of Empires III Complete Collection | $7.49 | 81% | $32.50 | Steam |
| Mass Effect 3 Digital Deluxe Version | $7.49 | 75% | $22.50 | Origin |
| 5-Game Arcade/Indie Pack (Deadlight,Mark of Ninja, Toy Soldiers and 2 others | $7.49 | 89% | $62.46 | Steam |
| Fable Bundle | $7.49 | 85% | $41.44 | STEAM |
| Worms Revolution Season Pass | $7.49 | 50% | $7.50 | Steam |
| Risen bundle | $7.49 | 75% | $22.49 | STEAM |
| Worms Revolution | $7.49 | 50% | $7.50 | Steam |
| Dirt Showdown | $7.49 | 75% | $22.50 | STEAM |
| Painkiller Hell & Damnation Collector's Edition | $7.50 | 75% | $22.49 | Steam |
| East India Company Collection | $7.50 | 75% | $22.49 | STEAM |
| Sleeping Dogs DLC Pack | $7.99 | 75% | $23.91 | Steam |
| Syndicate - 2 Pack | $7.99 | 80% | $31.99 | Origin |
| Chivalry: Medieval Warfare | $8.49 | 66% | $16.50 | Steam |
| Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection | $8.99 | 55% | $11.00 | Origin |
| Medal of Honor Warfighter pack (Game + DLC) | $9.79 | 67% | $20.19 | Origin |
I’m probably getting Samsung’s Wireless Charger (Fast Charge) or this one
Infinite and the dual pack are on sale too:
I'd wait for Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition ($7.49). I bought it and I love it, but you need a controller since it's a straightforward port, but also if you're not into first person action RPGs, then maybe Bioshock 1 and 2 ($4.99) or Batman Arkham GOTY Pack ($11.49) for action. Then there's Microsoft 5-Game Arcade/Indie Pack ($9.99) if you want to go casual (or just get Mark of the Ninja ($3.75) from it). Some people like The Storming, Burning, Reflecting, Flaming, Sabotaging Pack ($9.99).
If you like strategy games, I'd either look at the Paradox bundles or wait for X-COM and Civ V Gold because I think they'll be cheaper later this month. Oh, and there's the Sonic Action Pack ($9.99) if you like platformers. I don't myself, but Generations make it a great deal for $10.
You can, for $10.59 on Amazon.
I used the following guide for my setup.
The ethernet adapter I got was the Linksys USB3GIG. It is nice that the USB3GIG supports 1000Gb and has USB3.0 to take full advantage of the bandwidth in theory.
My setup cost me $29, but it can be done for $20.
Edit: I changed the amazon links since I didn't realize amazon shorten links are referral links.
Micro USB is limited to USB 2.0 (at least, the "single plug" micro USB that these adapters use), so transferring speeds will be limited with an adapter. Otherwise, no downsides as far as I'm aware.
Do make sure you get a proper one, tested with a positive review by Benson Leung on Amazon if possible. I personally use the Xiaomi adapter for my Nexus 5x, never had issues so far.
Alternatively, these Anker ones are cheaper and have prime shipping.
Both of the items I linked have been reviewed by Benson Leung as working correctly.
I like iOttie's line. I have their V3 model and use it every day:
This Anker battery pack is what I'm looking at.
It has quick charge 3.0 too,so it is more than sufficient to power the Switch for at least another 2 gaming sessions! :D
EDIT -- the Switch is not quick charge compatible
Wow so this is fake? Seems to have pretty good reviews and fakespot gives it a B. Interesting...
Curious as well. This one says it will charge the 6P rapidly. Anyone have that one?
I've been using the Anker PowerCore+ for a couple months and it has been great with my OG Pixel. It charges through USB C and the USB C port also rapid charges my phone. No complaints so far. I haven't tried using the USB A to C cable to charge my phone, so I can't comment on if it causes quick charging as well.
Be mindful of what accessories you personally need. People needs are different. The only global accessories that seem to be useful to everyone:
Any other accessory should REALLY be considered on a need-to basis. Not everyone needs a pro controller (depending on the games you play, I've been fine without it with only BoTW, Mario Kart, Fate/Extella and Mario+Rabbids.), and not everyone needs an extra, improved stand/dock.
Finally, do some research on what games you will actually want to play. What I've seen is that games on the switch are NOT cheap, and unless you have extra disposable income, buying a game you don't really play can lower your overall appreciation of the system. Not only that, but because releases are sparse at the moment, it's easier to jump into the hype in order to keep using your shiny new hardware. Though that really applies to any console.
Cacoon SLIM 15" backpack - https://www.amazon.com/Cocoon-Innovations-Backpack-Laptop-MCP3401BK/dp/B00LBYTMOY
KeySmart Extended Compact Key Organizer - https://www.amazon.com/KeySmart-Extended-Compact-Keychain-Organizer/dp/B01DC9M0YO/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1504886044&amp;sr=8-10&amp;keywords=keysmart
ROCO Minimalist Wallet - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AKQ5VJ8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Google Type C to Type C and 18W Power Adapter - https://store.google.com/us/product/usb_type_c_18w_power_adapter?hl=en-US
Hugo Boss Pure Ballpoint Lacquer Pen - http://www.hugoboss.com/us/pure-ballpoint-lacquer-pen-hsy5834/840918135384.html
Bastion Carbon Fiber Knife - https://www.amazon.com/BASTION-Folding-Everyday-Tactical-packaging/dp/B01B9FV7II
Ravpower 20100mAh Portable Charger - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019IFIJW8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Car Key Fob
Is this for VR? I use a suspended cable management system like this one:
Coupled with one of these belt clips:
This solution has eliminated all my cable hassles entirely. The overhead system keeps the cable off the floor and the belt clip keeps the cable from pulling on your head when/if it gets bound. Works great!
Android takes a little getting used to but you'll see that you can do sooo much more out of the box.
Get familiar with the 2nd screen as it's a big help. It takes a bit of time to get used to it... I sometime forget it's there and still unlock to skip songs and whatnot. You can set different apps for shortcut, a set of setting, music controls, etc. If you're sticking with LG's home screen then go settings>home screen>select home screen and choose Home & app drawer to have the way Android was meant to be used XD. The factory style gives more of an iOS feel with all apps on the home screen which to me is a lot of clutter. I have Nova paid (aka prime) and haven't switched to it yet...
Headphones... get a good pair to take advantage of the HiFi DAC. Good pair doesn't mean high impedance or pricey. I use Meze 12 Classics and they sound so freaking good with this phone! They're also sexy af imo lol They'll set you back $59 which to me is a good price point for everyday use IMEs. Another that is being recommended a lot are the 1More Triple Driver IMEs. These set you back $89. The HiFi DAC only works with wired headphones...in case you didn't know.
Another thing to consider is either getting LG's battery pack and cradle combo or a battery pack. I have Anker's 10000mah QC 3 battery pack and it gives me around 3 charges on my V20. Prefer this to be taking off the case, cover, swapping batteries and putting everything back together -___-
That brings us to cases... get one ASAP if you haven't already. There's a lot of choices out there. I have the Spigen Tough Armor with kickstand and it's been great. Sleek and the kickstand is pretty functional with my only gripe with it being plastic....Spigen, Rinke and Urban Armour are three of the most recommended cases. Check reviews and pick the one that best suites your needs. Haven't gotten a screen protector as of yet... there hasn't been one that covers the whole screen or wraps around the edges with the V20 having a slight curved screen.
Another thing I always do is settings>fingerprint and security>unknown sources to On. This will let you install apps out of the play store.
Also, Reddit is a great community to get good and quick answers.
FYI - Links provided above for the things I recommended on Amazon.
I have this and I'm very happy with it. It frequently goes on sale for around half the price. Only drawback is that it's quite heavy.
I just bought bioshock 1 and 2 on amazon right now for $5.
There's also a deal for all three for $35.
Anker is my recommended brand.
Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C, Ultra-High Capacity Premium Portable Charger, 20100mAh External Battery, 6A Output Type-C Port for USB-C MacBooks, Nexus 6P/5X & PowerIQ for iPhone, iPad, Samsung & More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_pHk0Cb1CX9Y37
Lasts me the whole weekend.
Your budget is probably not realistic. The Anker PowerCore+ 20100 charges and discharges via USB C, has two additional USB A ports for other devices, and offers 20100mAh. I had and loved that power bank until an improperly closed water bottle led to its early demise.
It's $70 USD, or about twice your budget.
Closer to your budget would be a Mophie Powerstation Plus Mini with USB C. It even has a little built-in cable. I got one of those because it's pocketable. It works, but it doesn't ensure days of travel the way the Anker CorePower+ 20100 monster does.
But 10+mAh, USB C PD, and decent quality on your budget? You won't find it.
Orzly tempered glass screen protector is definitely the best one that I have used. It is $8 on amazon right now http://www.amazon.com/Orzly-ORZTGSCRPRO-Premium-Tempered-Protector/dp/B00KQKATH8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1452821582&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=orzly+oneplus+one
It's a powerful little array. Even at less than ideal angles I can get 1.5 amps out of it, which matches some (shitty) wall/car chargers.
For some anecdotal numbers: I had it zip tied to the roof of my car during a music festival and it could charge my 20k anker from zero to almost full over the course of the day. This was while keeping it in one "ideal" spot on the roof centered around noon, I did not keep adjusting it throughout the day.
When we travel, we will often rent a car to do some exploring. We use offline Google Maps to navigate, and this little magnetic mount to attach the phone to the car's air vent. It's really small and convenient to toss in the bag.
The most invaluable thing is for you, not passengers, and that's a phone mount. I got this one and I think it's great! You need it because you need to know where you're going and easily follow directions, but you don't want to be holding your phone or looking at your lap. I did my first day (~2 hours) without the mount and then got it the next day. It was great. I'll never not use it.
For pax, I have water, mints, chocolate, and dum dums, but tbh I've been eating most of the lolipops haha! Get what you want and just be friendly. Most (not all, some people are still assholes) pax know that anything beyond a ride and friendly smile is extra and not expected.
Abonnement Gratuit pendant 6 Mois à Digiposte+ @ Laposte
Les 2 journalistes de Next inpact https://twitter.com/Seb_NXi & https://twitter.com/davlgd sont envoyés spéciaux au Computex à Taiwan. Ils tweetent des photos sympa de Taipei :-)
roaming en UE Bouygues moins généreux que le roaming Orange/Sosh : 10 Go en Europe pour un forfait 50 Go en France (Bouygues). Sosh : 40 Go en Europe pour un forfait 40 Go en France
sortie des téls Lenovo Moto G5 & G5+ en France (excellent rapport qualité/prix) testés par l'émission AndroMag sur www.Ouatch.tv
Victor Jachimovicz (ancien directeur des labos fnac) a présenté les batteries http://www.x-moove.com/ mais les batteries les + grosses ne sont pas les plus puissantes :-(
Il existait cette batterie 50 000 mAh mais elle n'est pas compatible avec tous les PC :-(
Si quelqu'un connait des grosses batteries externes pour PC n'hésitez pas à partager.
Avec le dock propriétaire sur les Surface Pro 5 Microsoft fait comme Apple avec le lightning : enfermer les consommateurs (au lieu d'utiliser le standard USB C :-(
Google Assistant dispo sur Mac avec un logiciel (cf article de FrAndroid)
lancement du téléphone Meizu M5c mais les Xiaomi sont mieux (32 Go au lieu de 16 Go sur le Meizu)
sortie de Qobuz hi-res à 350€/an
l'appareil Google Home (concurrent d'Amazon Echo) dispo officiellement & à un prix correct (129£ = 150€) en Angleterre sur www.amazon.co.uk au lieu des 185€ en import des US
Les Youtubeurs expliqués aux parents (France 4) : notre petit lexique de YouTube !
Rediffusion : mercredi 31 mai à 23:40.
les gammes Motorola (Moto e, Moto c, Moto g, Moto x, Moto Z) ont fuité
smartphone haut de gamme https://twitter.com/essential borderless d'Andy Rubin sera présenté le 30 mai.
téléphone Honor 9 : son nouveau design et ses 6 Go de RAM sont confirmés
caméra lapin Netgear avec haut parleur pour parler à distance à ses enfants présenté au MedPi à Monaco la semaine dernière :-D
There's nothing special about an SB powerbank, just needs DC out and the pro3/4/sb connector (and enough capacity for your particular needs). I have the QI and it can charge my SP3 2.5 times and my SB 1+ times.
Qi-infinity8482 cable included.
Intocircuit 26000mAh cable separate.
Lizone® QC 35000mAh cable separate.
eta /u/ygthb 's great suggestion:
MAXOAK 50000mAh 6 Port(5/12/20v)
I mostly use the Apple Pencil with Notability or LiquidText. I use Goodnotes a little. Some of my professors use Google Drive, so I need to use those apps from time to time. I also like Outlook for email, iBooks and Kindle Reader for different texts. Duet Display turns my iPad into a secondary screen for my MacBook Pro. I use Scanner Pro to turn all my syllabi and other handouts into PDFs. iStudiez Pro helps keep my schedule in order, and Quizlet helps me study. I use Affinity Photo for processing my Nikon RAW files ( I let my Adobe CC subscription lapse, I just don't find myself using my dSLR that much lately.) I also use a MIDI keyboard with Garage Band and Pro Metronome for piano practice when I don't have access to a real piano/piano lab/practice room.
I keep games and other entertainment apps off the iPad since I'm trying to study and don't want to make it any easier for me to goof off.
Case, Screen Protector, Apple Pencil sleeve, tether to keep my adapter on my cable, stand, keyboard, and holder for using my iPad as a second screen for my MacBook Pro. I also use Anker cables, charger port, and portable charger.
It was our 2nd time going to Japan last April (yay sakura season!) and all in all, mga 100-150k ang nagastos siguro naming 2 ni wifey for 7 days. Original budget was 100k pero pasalubong and stuff. We spent more during our first trip because we spent soooo much on stuff from Universal Studios (theme parks can be really expensive) plus Cebu Pacific changed the date of our flight so we had to spend more because we had to be re-routed to Tokyo and take another plane to go to Osaka.
Now to answer your question and some tips:
Food and Lodging
Cash and Payments
Day 1 - Osaka - Osaka Castle & Dotonbori for dinner
Day 2 - Osaka/Kyoto - Nara Deer Park, Owl Cafe & Haradane Garden
Day 3 - Osaka - Dotonbori and then overnight bus to Tokyo
Day 4 - Tokyo - Diver City Tokyo because Gundaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam
Day 5 - Tokyo - Mt. Fuji Tour (about 10k Yen/person) - inclusive of boxed lunch
Day 6 - Tokyo - Tokyo Disneyland
Day 7 - Tokyo - Return to Manila
Let us know how long and where you plan to go first and I could offer some additional suggestions
You know, I'd swear I've seen at least one before that supports USB PD 2.0 (variable voltage and amperage for higher overall power levels (watts)) but now that I'm looking I can't find any. Maybe I'm wrong. Either way, any good battery pack that has a Type C port will be able to put out 15W (5V x 3A).
That's the comment I was about to post but as I was search for example Type C batteries to list, I found one that supports USB PD!
Here you go! RAVPower 30W 26,800mAh battery
Capable of 15W, 18W, and 30W output (and input) over Type C (with compatible device/charger) generated at 5V/3A, 9V/2A, and 15V/2A or 20V/1.5A, respectively (VxA=W).
If you're looking for just a Type C battery that doesn't support USB PD, there are plenty from good brands like Anker, Aukey, and Tronsmart that support the standard 15W (5V/3A) charging. Just look on Amazon.
Found another, though it is apparently no longer available. Like I said, limited market right now.
Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD
Fat, sweaty guy who plays VR games here!
Leather-covered foam replacements + sanitizing wipes + microfiber cloth = a solid sweat-management solution for the HMD.
I bought this one which works well and even fits snug into the HTC clip.
Been using this one about six months with no issues.
USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20100 Power Bank QC 3.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 20100mAh Input & Output Type C Battery Pack for Macbook, Nexus 6, iPhone and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019IFIJW8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_NHRyzbA2MJ5H4
There's a pack on Amazon, both for $7.99.
Long url for some reason
Thanks for that. Here are the links for Amazon & Ebay respectively for those who are interested:
Orzly® - OnePlus ONE Premium Tempered Glass
ORZLY PREMIUM 0.3mm GLASS SCREEN PROTECTOR FOR ONEPLUS ONE SMARTPHONE
Anywhere online like amazon. I used this one.
That's the one I got but it was $20 cheaper than it is now. Watch r/nintendoswitchdeals and pay attention to the comments. There's a guy that rates all battery packs and compares them. So far it's great. Charges it fast.
Here is what i ordered specifically
The Anker 21W solar charger trickle charging in to a battery works pretty well. Use the battery as your main source of power, and top it up with the solar if in the wilderness/as a backup. The battery will easily give you multiple phone charges, and the solar panel can top the battery up pretty well. I had no problems with the panel strapped across the top of my panniers and trickle charging the battery all day.
I have one of these: https://smile.amazon.com/10000mAh-External-Carabiner-Emergency-Travel-Orange/dp/B01FWH0KQO
But this is pretty sweet: https://smile.amazon.com/Anker-Charger-PowerPort-iPhone-Galaxy/dp/B012YUJJM8
Anker are really good. I have the 20,000mAh USB-C power delivery ones. It's a lot more reasonably priced and is just small enough to be pocket sized (if a bit heavy). Get two of them instead.
I have 4 lined up for my vandweller weekends away and holiday/home visit flights and they are excellent and going strong a year later.
I use them for Nintendo Switch (probably closest in power requirements as your lappy), 2x Samsung S8, pico projector, interior lights, bluetooth speaker.
Just bough this my self Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C/Type-C
Get yourself a thinner face foam replacement, and adjust the knobs on the side to bring it as close as possible to your face. Actually results in a significant FOV increase!
These are the ones I use, and they're great but definitely overpriced (plus it comes with two units, and I've never had to open the second one in almost a year of ownership). I'm sure the cheaper alternatives are more than adequate.
You need the QC 3.0 one
Has saved me so many times, can't really think about going without it now. Keep it in my bag or jacket pocket.
I second this! Had some time to put it under heavy use while away from a power adapter for a full day, but last week that I was traveling and I needed it for the whole day, it seemed that battery was depleting much faster than before.
Anyway... I love this Power Bank which has quick charging. Had saved my day many times.
I went with the pro gaming elite bundle and it's a game changer.
I also bought this ravpower 26800 powerbank which the case was specifically made to fit and it fits like a glove.
It can also fit a spare set of joycons (complete with the bumpers attached), an 8bit sn30pro, this portable dock, and this small charger, complete with all cables required except the hdmi cable.
Full disclosure, that dock and compact charger works with latest switch firmware, but the dock has died once already and was replaced under warranty by the manufacturer. If I were to do it again I'd probably switch to the bionic all in one dock that includes charger, hdmi cable, and everything.
Edit: Bonus: I also attached a pro controller to the unit via this molded controller case attached to the satisfy case via the provided carabiner - or I would if this particular part of my setup wasn’t stolen.
I have this one (well, the slightly older model) and it's been great so far. Works on my Switch without killing it.
Bioshock Franchise Pack -Amazon
Redeems on Steam can't get any lower.
I noticed Bioshock is top rated on steam. Steam has the package of both Bioshock and Bioshock 2 for $20. On the other hand, Amazon has the same bundle for 7.49 with steam codes. That's less than either game.
nice! I made that purchase as well and followed it up with Bioschock 1+2 dual pack on Amazon for $5 http://www.amazon.com/video-games/dp/B0083W649I
most android devices can do this but not all of them
The sexy ones.
In this case, it can recharge your Switch several times and because it uses PD, which the Switch supports, it can charge it very fast while off or pretty fast even while in use which most power banks can't do.
On top of that you get a PD (power delivery) adapter to charge the bank with itself, make it charge faster too, and you can use it on any else that supports it (most newer high end phones).
Then there's the small features, like the little dot circle on the bank that tells you exactly how much power is left while it's being charge or charging something.
It's a pretty popular pick for the Nintendo Switch and the kind you'd spend $100 on (which is what it hits on sales).
You could go cheaper, but hey, you could also spend $300 for another Switch with two hours more of battery life, lol.
Yeah, I bought these 2 extension cables (6ft), wall mount for the headset/touch controllers and cable suspension system. They all work perfectly :)
I have this one. Anker 20100 with USBC charging port https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014ZO46LK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00
here is the usb-c version, 20100mah for 59.99 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014ZO46LK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A294P4X9EWVXLJ
Here ya go
$12.99 with code ZCU2CZDC posted later in the thread by /u/aurorafluxic
This will be your best friend and they make good cheap gifts.
Solar doesn't work like how you think it works. Solar is like using a dripping faucet to fill a bucket. If you think you're going to charge a phone placing it in the sun for 5 mins you're in for a huge disappointment.
If you plan to basecamp awhile you can get an Anker 21w panel system and a two 13,000mah battery packs.
How this works is... During the day when you're out hiking you position the solar panel in the sun at your base camp. It will roughly take a full day to fully charge a 13aH portable battery if the conditions are good. Now you have 13Ah of power or enough portable battery to charge your phone at least 3 times. You put that in your backpack.
While you're carrying one of those 13,000mah battery packs you put the other on the solar charger at camp so it's fully charged and ready to go when you get back in the evening. When the one you're carrying is dead, you swap it for the charged one.
You never actually plug a phone directly into a solar charger as that's insanely inefficient. Same as houses with solar power, they are not powered by the solar panels they're powered by battery banks that are recharged by the sun.
If you're going on a thru hike without a basecamp or stopping during the day? Solar is not for you. Carry some high capacity portable batteries and limit phone use.
Honestly I wouldn't get a solar battery pack. They're too small and sometimes don't even charge past 50%. Look for a usb solar panel (Anker or Nektech) and add a good battery pack (again anker or ravpower) 20,000 mAh or more. Charge your phone and battery pack during the day. At night use the battery pack.
My suggestion for everyone, reasonable price and high quality (brand tested by the Google Engineer, approved. I also tested the outputs with my own multimeter and noted they meet spec after reading all about his comments):
6 ft USB 3 to USB-C:
3 pack 6ft USB 3 to USB-C:
Portable battery pack that I got for my future switch (includes all needed cables):
edit: I was intrigued by the power meter linked above from satechi. I ordered it, will test that device to and see what the devices/cables I have output through it. Probably take more than a week to get to Canada, and it cost an arm and a leg to ship.
If you're interested, you can get the first two BioShock games for $5 atm through amazon:
(This for PC players)
The first two are pretty much FPS Horror games, the 3rd (Infinite) is a lot lighter in regards to setting... definitely not so cheap though. But such an excellent story (and very pretty).
I got this one last week. It looks decent I think. Had a nice texture. Was actually smaller than I thought it be.
Works fine with both my Nexus 7 and 5. Gets a little warm but from what I've read that's normal.
Only complaint is there is a bright blue LED light when it's charging. I put a piece of electric tape over it to solve problem.
I plan on getting a few more to keep around the house.
You can get an adapter that takes plugs into your phones micro USB port and gives you a full USB port as well as a micro USB female port for charging. I use one for my NVIDIA SHIELD portable, which I use as my "console" to stream PC games to the main TV rather than my bedroom.
Ahh the glories of Android.
Edit: Something like this. Not necessarily recommending this specific cable, just the style.
Havent tried the power adapter, but the Butterfox Case fits my RAVPower 20100mAh Battery as well as the Switch with attached Joy-Cons.
At least 54% of the items set aside for the deal are gone but its still going. I thought I posted this earlier. Sorry.
Nathan K gave this a 2 out of 3 on his list.
I believe I use this one:
It doesn't look too awful and isn't too huge.
There is already one.
Here’s a link to a Bluetooth adapter to listen to music in ANY car:
FM Transmitter, Tohayie Bluetooth Wireless Radio Adapter Audio Receiver Stereo Music Tuner Modulator Car Kit with USB Charger, Remote Control https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073S46799/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VP4.zbS5PNY7X
Here’s a link to a Qi charger for a car:
iOttie Easy One Touch 3 (V2.0) Car Mount Universal Phone Holder for iPhone X 8/8s 7 7 Plus 6s Plus 6s 6 SE Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus S8 Edge S7 S6 Note 8 5- Retail Packaging- Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BZC262Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4M4.zb13ZCPTA
And here’s a link to a 3 prong cigarette lighter plug thing:
WINOMO 18.9 Inch 1 to 3 Car Cigarette Lighter 12V 24V Power Charger Female Socket Plug Connector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074NYZLXW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CO4.zb6T0N2FE
I've had this for over a year in my work truck I use it with a nexus 6p. Thing takes a serious beating and has never failed me yet.
iOttie Easy One Touch 3 (V2.0) Car Mount Universal Phone Holder for iPhone 7 Plus 6s Plus SE Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge S6 Edge Note 5- Retail Packaging- Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BZC262Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_yPAmybWB8RTBW
if you do not wear glasses want better FOV and waterproof get these
This smaller Anker one lasts me just as long as the one HTC shipped with the adapter; around 2.5 hours of continuous use.
This larger Anker one lasts me well over 4 hours. I haven't actually had it die on me yet; my longest playsession since getting the adapter has been around 4 and a half hours. It is decently bulky but it does fit into the included battery clip that the adapter comes with. It's just too large length wise so it will stick out the top of the clip. I wouldn't worry about it falling out of the clip though since it is a snug fit.
Also, this wall charger with QC 3.0 ports works with powering the wireless adapter. I've used it for when I'm doing sim stuff in the corner of my room. Having to plug in the wired Vive Pro cables for sim use is a real hassle so I just keep the wireless adapter on and plug the adapter into the wall charger. Works flawlessly.
I went with this after someone on the sub recommended it:
It's working really well for me. Sorta similar to your method, but the wires are all above my head rather than behind.
Edit: Looks like at the moment it's $25.99 + $5 shipping. When I ordered mine last week it had free Prime shipping. Still sold by the same seller, just dunno why they aren't offering the free shipping now.
> I recently purchased the Anker PowerCore 20100 USB-C PD external battery
Except he clearly states it does. "I recently purchased the Anker PowerCore 20100 USB-C PD external battery"
Edit: OP needs to clarify if he's talking about https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Portable-VoltageBoost-Technology/dp/B01K6S29FE, which has PD, or https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-VoltageBoost/dp/B014ZO46LK, which does not.
Either way, I have both, and they both work with my Pixel XL. The PD one is slightly better because you can actually turn it off, whereas the regular one, you need to wait for it to time out (in order to charge it, if it's already on).
One factor that's nice about the 12" is that you can power it all day from high end external power bricks because of the low power consumption. It's really nice to have guaranteed all day battery life, especially if you like to tether and work outside.
I'd say go to an Apple Store and buy whatever model you like, and if you aren't satisfied return/exchange it within the 14-day window.
Yup, just using a generic USB battery pack that I'll carry in my backpack. This one specifically: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B014ZO46LK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I've never measured exact how long it'll run but I (very conservatively) estimate at least about 10 hours on a full charge.
Hope to see you there too!
I have this one, works great........
It's an Anker Charging Party In Today's Amazon Gold Box, Including USB-C Gear
This is their best one :IYAM
All the cables I previously mentioned as well as the following chargers (except the Anker 26800 battery) are USB-IF certified.
This charger from Monoprice has 5 ports - 1 Type C, 3 Type A. The 3 Type A ports have a total maximum output of 5V 2.4A, or 12W. Each individual Type A port is also capable of that 12W, given you have nothing plugged into the rest of them. The Type C port is capable of 5, 9, 12, 15, 20V charging, all at 3A.
This charger from Monoprice has 2 ports - 1 Type C, 1 Type A. The Type A has an output of 5V 2.4A, or 12W. The Type C is capable of 5V and 9V at 3A, or 15V charging at 2.6A. I do not think it is capable of 12V charging, 12V is just not listed on the MP website nor on the charger itself.
This (last) charger from Monoprice is a car charger and has 2 ports - 1 Type C, 1 Type A. The Type A has an output of 5V 1A, or 5W. The Type C is capable of 5V and 9V charging at 3A, or 12V charging at 2.25A.
This battery from Anker has 1 Type C and 1 Type A. The Type C acts as both an input and output for the battery. The Type C, as an input, is capable of 5V 3A (15W), 9V 3A (27W), 15V 2A (30W), and 20V 1.5A (30W). As an output, it is capable of 5V 3A (15W), 9V 2.67A (24W), and 15V 1.6A (24W). The Type A is 5V 2A, or 10W. It comes with a 30W wall charger as well as a C-C (Type C to Type C) cable as well as a Type A to Micro B cable. The output capabilities of the charger are not listed, so I will assume they are the same as the input of the battery's Type C port. The C-C cable is definitely only 3A capable, as the battery cannot output anything higher than that, and most likely only USB 2.0 capable.
This battery from Anker is a bit special. It is not expressly USB-IF certified but may fall under the clause that if two products (from the same manufacturer) are near identical then only one needs to be certified. I do not think it does, as it features an extra Type A port and has over 30% more capacity than the other one, but I'm going to list it here anyway. This one has 1 Type C, again as an input and output, and 2 Type A ports. The Type A's are each 5V 3A (15W). The Type C port is 5V 3A, 9V 3A, 15V 2A, and 20V 1.25A capable as an output. As an input it's the same across the board, except it can charge at 1.5A at 20V. Comes with the same cables and charger as the other Anker battery.
This Nekteck charger has a captive 6ft Type C cable, and is capable of 5V 3A, 9V 3A, 15V/3A, 20V/2.25A charging.
This Nekteck charger has just 1 Type C port, and is capable of 5V 3A, 9V 3A, 12V 3A, 15V 3A, 20V 3.25A charging. To get that 20V 3.25A charging you MUST use a 5A capable cable, a 3A capable cable will clip it to 20V 3A. This charger comes with a 6ft C-C cable that is capable of 5A charging, but is probably USB 2.0.
This Nekteck car charger is the same as the Monoprice one I listed above, except this only outputs 5V 3A and 9V 3A, no 12V charging on this one. The Type A port is the same as the MP.
It's gonna be expensive to get a good power bank that delivers a 40w charge, I don't think Anker makes any over 30w. Just search "Anker Power Delivery". The standard Anker Power IQ is 12w, for comparison. Are you trying to charge a laptop or can your huawei charge that fast?
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Charger, Portable Charger Bundle for MacBook Air / iPad Pro 2018, iPhone XS Max / X / 8, Nexus 5X / 6P, and USB Type-C Laptops with Power Delivery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lpEOCbH2QY1KB
USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20100mAh PD 3.0 45W Power Delivery Power Bank (USB-C Input, 45W Type-C Output) External Battery Pack for MacBook, Nintendo Switch, Galaxy S9 and More, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KS5Z8GL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_HqEOCb9B3WX4R
This one is awesome. Expensive, but I use it all the time. I had an amazon gift card so I just pulled the trigger on it.
I use this one. It is amazing and holds it very well. The spring loaded part is what I like the most - it hold the phone extremely well without slipping. iOttie Easy One Touch 3
edit - changed link title
If you don't wear glasses, I can't recommend these 6mm pads enough - much better FOV, for me improved comfort and easier to wipe down to keep them clean.
You might try using a thinner facemask on your Vive. By bringing your eyes closer to the lenses, it greatly reduces the amount of godrays, blurring, and chromatic abberation in your peripherals. Plus a bonus slight increase in FOV.
Here's a link to the ones I got. But there's a lot of similar products out there, so you might want to shop around.
Basically any QC 3.0 pack is supposed to work, did you get one that has a green qc3.0 port?
This one works fine for me and I already had it on hand. (for some reason the port that supplies QC on this one is the orange one).
This smaller Anker one is supposedly a drop in replacement for the stock one.The QC port here is blue so I have no idea what the color standard really is now.
I like it, however, I would like to see a back cover on bottom half to 2/3. Why? Because I have several of these:
And it comes with a metal plate you place between your phone and case so the phone stays in place. It looks awesome in the car because there's nothing obscuring the phone. It looks like it's floating.
I own the 2014 equivalents of these products:
[Anker Battery Bank]
Anker Solar Charger
They work great together.
During a past hurricane, my mom lost power for like 10 days (she lives in the woods), so I left her both of these. She used the solar charger to charge the battery bank during the day, then used the battery bank to charge her phone at night.
At the end of the 10 days, the external battery bank was still nearly fully charged. I don't know if the solar charger was truly keeping up with her consumption, but if not, it was really close.
This is one of my only prepping areas of expertise. Every time the power goes out, I learn about some new way that I could've been better prepared for the boredom. I've created separate categories.
If you're woefully unprepared or all of your power is completely gone, you still have a few options:
I now have a good 30 board games, and am always looking for more. A typical board game can last for over an hour including setup, so they're a great way to kill time and have fun if there's nothing else to do.
Check out some of the recommendations over at the board games subreddit
I like to have several books I love, some books of short stories, and stuff I'm kind of 50/50 on. I figure, if I try something out when there's no power and it can't hold my attention, then it really isn't a good book for me.
Access to SOME Power
If you're like me, you have a solar charger for electronics) coupled with a battery pack. With that, you should be able to stay at least sort of powered indefinitely. This setup increases your entertainment tremendously.
I prefer the original Kindle or the Paperwhite, since I want it solely for books.
There are only a few situations I can envision where you have access to uninterrupted power, but can't leave your house. If you have a generator, of course, or if you're in some type of Contagion situation. If that's the case...you really don't have an entertainment problem.
I really regret not studying engineering now.
I know the principles, but not the practicality.
I have a tablet and an microSD card I could quite simply fill with a tonne of scientific ebooks.
I'll bring one of these
and yes, I don't care about how ridiculous it'd look in my oversized pockets.
You can charge your phone with a solar panel... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012YUJJM8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_hywozbXGNDR1D) just wear it like a cape!
Anker PowerCore+ 20100, USB-C/Type-C Ultra-High Capacity, Premium Portable Charger, 20100mAh External Battery, 6A Output, PowerIQ & VoltageBoost for Apple MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Samsung & more https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4E6FybWN4AY00
would recommend Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C. Extremely relable and much smaller.
I've used and HIGHLY recommend the Anker PowerCore+ 20100 (20,100mAh). It has a USB-C charging port and a 6A output. It's $66 on Amazon. Another commenter on this thread recommended it.
If you want to spend a little less for (basically) the same product without many trade-offs, you can go with the Anker PowerCore 20100 (20,100mAh). It doesn't have USB-C. It has a 4.8A output. It's basically the same product minus the USB-C port and a little less Amp output. It's $40 on Amazon but Walmart (not sure if Australia has Walmarts) also sells it so you can get them to price match it
I've used both of them and they pack major heat
Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C/Type-C
The games have steam DRM and i apologise in advance to mods if this is the wrong place to post :(
rough link: http://www.amazon.com/Bioshock-Dual-Pack-Online-Game/dp/B0083W649I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1373775614&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=bioshock
I have one of these
and I like it a lot
I have one of these at my office and I really like it too
Also I found these the other day and bought a bunch of them
$15 in my local stores but $50 online so YMMV
Absolutely, I paid about $50 for the setup, $30 for a OEM international back cover from eBay, and another $20 for the wireless charger.
It looks really sleek on my table, and it charges my phone fast enough. Of course, wired charging is quicker, but this setup is far more convenient, you just drop your device onto the pad and its done. That is worth $50 to me, that and the fact the Qi standard means my Moto 360 and my future devices will be compatible. I've been using wireless charging with my S4 for a year prior, and I did not want to go back to wires.
Choetech T511 7.5W
We have achieved it quite a long time ago, and we use it for small scale transfer. For example QI cell phone chargers.
If you're asking why we don't use it to transmit electricity long distances there are two reasons:
It is super simple, just follow these steps.
I would recommend you to order a usb OTG adapter like this: https://www.amazon.com/DSYJ-Micro-Samsung-Player-OTHERS/dp/B00CXAC1ZW
Or if you want one that is a usb hub.
With that adapter you can plug in any usb drive you want (even harddrives and such) and still keep both front usb ports free for playing 2 player games.
Like /u/Akselmusic said, OneNote is going to be your primary tool. I would highly suggest getting the "Desktop" version of it (included in Office 365 if your school offers it for free, or available here under "Windows Desktop"). The built-in Windows 10 version isn't very flexible. Highly suggest you sync everything with OneDrive so that everything you write is synchronized to the cloud and available from any internet-connected machine with OneNote Online.
I set up a template in OneNote 2016 to generate a fresh A4 college-ruled page whenever I wanted (I don't like the "infinite paper" concept), that way I could easily send notes/entire assignments to the on-campus printers and/or easily export them for others to use. Here's an example of my setup.
As for accessories: carry and pair (Bluetooth) an extra pen and keep it in your bag, along with traditional pen and paper. The worst part of using the SP4 for taking notes last year was when my pen would randomly die, or when Windows decided to crash and needed a restart. A smartphone for taking quick snapshots for when instructors write too quickly and erase is useful also. I roll with an OtterBox and a tempered glass screen protector because I'm harsh on my electronics.
>One specific thing I’m looking for as well is an external battery
I use this combined with a SP4-to-DC cable that I spliced using these instructions. If you're uncomfortable with that, this guy will splice a cable for you from an original charger, or you could take a risk and use a knockoff cable from Amazon.
Well there is this
I use this anker powerbank but I always carry a messenger bag; if you don't have something to carry it in it's heavy and bulky
Edit: On the brightside, it also doubles as a night stick if somebody tries to rob you
Well, regular usb type-a ports cant deliver more than 5v 2.4a. I think it breaks USB regulations. However, usb-c can do a lot better. You would need a usb-c battery, like this: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-Portable/dp/B014ZO46LK
There aren’t many usb-c banks yet, so you might not be able to find a higher capacity one. The next thing that can provide more than 5v 2.4a that would work that isn't usb-c is just ac power itself, like this. https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Outlet-Battery-Pack-ChargeTech/dp/B0116BX968
Those two types will be your only options. Every other type of USB can't provide more than 2.4 amps. You might be able to find a few with higher capacities, because I didn't really look and just got some examples.
You'll need something with USB-C PD so you can charge it while playing. Anker makes good batteries, I use Anker PowerCore+ 20100 and it works like a charm during my travels with the Switch.
I recently got both a battery pack and a car charger.
Anker Powercore+ 20100 mAh : This pack is huge in terms of capacity. The quality is great, and from what I can see the warranty/return policy is really good. I even got a follow-up email about a week after I received it to make sure the product was working properly. Supports rapid charging through the USB-C port.
Aukey Car Charger : I read that the Vinsic charger could cause problem with certain cars by draining battery from the phone back into the car when you turned off the car. I went with this charger instead. It supports rapid charging with USB C, has two extra ports for other devices, looks great and is well built. Would definitely recommend it.
I also bought 2 cables (C to C) to use with the pack and charger. I went with the Choetech USB-C Cables. No complaints there.
Hope this helped!
I have a Zerolemon battery case that I use more though.
Here's one for $50.
Link to the battery they mentioned part way through(about one that has enough rating)
the USB-C port(which requires you to purchase a double ended USB-C Cable) outputs 30W(15V2A), which should be enough to use the switch and slowly charge it while playing.
This one does 5V/3A,9V/2A,15V/2A,20V/1.5A from the USB C port.
Though, FYI, Benson and Nathan K gave the charger it comes with a bad rating, but rated the battery itself very well. So, what I did is bought a separate USB C (Benson approved) wall wart. Problem solved.
Not the cheapest solution ever, but I think it'll be a year or so, at least, before we start seeing USB C devices at microUSB prices.
like in this pic..
attach it to the first one, let it float on the rest.. that way you have a slack loop hanging down..
If anyone is interested. Here is my setup.
Used this kit for the pulleys. Double pulleys make a big difference. Very little resistance
That's not an accessories list.. This is an accessories list:
Anker Battery Pack:
Case for Battery pack:
Easy Magnetic Charging Cables:
Extra Lens Cloths:
Also VRCover (Still waiting on something fluffier):
I recommend checking out Orzly's tempered glass screen protector,
Its served me really well.
Hope this has helped!
I searched Amazon reviews for ones that specifically mentioned Prius and ended up with this vent mount. I have it attached to the far left side of the center passenger air vent, just above the LCD screen. It works perfectly and I highly recommend it!
This happened on my nexus 5 and I accidentally fixed it a few months later by applying a strong, phone-safe magnet to the back from https://www.amazon.com/WizGear-Universal-Swift-Snap-Technology-Smartphones/dp/B00PGJWYJ0/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1479141778&amp;sr=1-1
I bought a 50000 mAh (185wh) battery pack on Amazon. Ppl will say that it's not actually 50000 mAh blah blah blah, but I'm able to charge my laptop 3 times with it. Then I just bring it to work and charge it the next day.
I bought this one thinking it was much much smaller. 8.1"x5.3"x3.1" and 2.77 lbs but damn does it do its job.
I recently purchased [this solar charger] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H8D5VFD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) rated at 25,000 mAh for an upcoming backpacking trip I'm planning. Haven't had an opportunity to play around with it or see how long it takes to fully charge from empty with just the sun.
I have this http://www.amazon.com/Anker-2-Port-Charger-PowerPort-iPhone/dp/B012YUJJM8/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1463097145&amp;sr=1-6&amp;keywords=solar+charger
I'm not sure disposable helps you any more than having a stockpile of rechargeable batteries, unless you're counting on some sort of resupply of disposables. I would rather get a solar panel and solar-compatible charger. Keep in mind lithium-ion can support higher output and has 3x the energy density.
As for the light, I think reliability would be the main concern and you would want a moderate beam pattern (not too floody, not too throwy) with decent lumens. There are a lot of lights that match that criteria. I would start with Armytek and Zebralight since they make very high quality lights. The Dobermann in Warm might be a good fit.
GoalZero gear is astronomically overpriced and tends to employ older technology.
For portable USB charging, this is the current king of the hill, a 21-Watt folding system by Anker, using the latest Maxeon solar cells:
GoalZero and others use less efficient cells so you need a larger, heavier panel to do the same work.
Disclosure: I bought one.
Use it to charge a powerbank while you're on the go, then use the powerbank to charge whatever devices require power. (or charge both at once)
If you want to step up to something that charges DSLR batteries, you're going to need a panel that will output >12-volts; those are larger panels. Example:
(click on the 40Watt version; the 65Watt is much less portable)
The Fenix CL25R is an excellent USB chargeable, 18650 powered lantern. On moonlight mode, it runs for 600-hours.
Unfortunately I don't believe there is any solar chargers which will work well in overcast conditions. The upside is even if it cannot provide a ton of power it should still be able to charge your batteries, it will just take longer than if in direct sunlight.
Personally I carry one of these - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012YUJJM8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I charge a power brick with it and then charge my devices off the power brick. Many devices (phones, etc.) need X power before they will allow charge, but most power bricks will charge under most any circumstances in my experience.
I brought my phone and laptop. I only ended up using my phone.
I had some larger capacity extended batteries. Then I got one of these.
One thing I found though was that if you leave your phone in the sun it overheats (that probably should have been obvious to me). So I put the panel on top of the car but the phone in the shade under the car. So get a long cable to go with it.
I really like the Anker USB C power bank:
Only downside is that you have to click the power button before using the USB C port to charge your phone, otherwise your phone will try to charge the battery pack.
Funny thing is the power bank can charge the 6P faster than the charger it came with. Love it!
This is the one I bought. I got really lucky and it was an Amazon Prime Daily Deal yesterday so I only paid $26.99 for it.
This was the other one I was considering. Note this one has a 5V/3A Type C port for both charging the brick and charging your device (switch input/output with the button on the brick). If it hadn't been for the sweet deal on the other one, I would have much more seriously considered this.
Anker is a very reputable brand for portable battery chargers and, from what I've heard, is the go to brand for most Ingress players.
I bought the 20100mAh type C battery pack for... hold on a second. I thought I paid $79.99 for it on May 20 but I just looked right now in my order history and turns out I paid $49.99 and now it's going for $59.99!
Guess you're right, I got thrown off by the 50% off shown on the amazon page.
Absolutely worth any hit to battery life, albeit small.
The maximum I can get is 11 hours running 1 chrome tab at medium brightness. When pushing the computer, I average around 9 hours while developing.
I've also picked up one of these:
Which really gives me flexibility while on the go. Alternatively, Anker sells a competing unit (although it provides only 30w charging):
Yeah I'm aware it won't charge at full speed. However I would be happy to carry a 60w charger around with me along with a power bank capable of USB-PD 27w output when I travel in order to charge my Phone, Tablet & Switch at full speed and Surface at ~1/2 speed on the go and all of them at full speed when plugged in.
This one is amazing. I charge it once a week.
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PRW?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
This one from Anker is amazing. It's probably a little larger than you need, but it has USB Type-C PD so it will charge your Pixel just as fast as the stock charger.
I recently just took a couple trips and this charger was a lifesaver. One trip has a mishap with the hotel that ended with 4 dudes in one room...so outlets were scarce. This battery kept my Pixel XL and Zenwatch 3 charged all weekend and ended with 60 or 70% remaining.
You'll do fine in handheld mode. The only thing that gets slightly awkward is a few of the gyro/motion control puzzles in some of the shrines. For some of those, you have to tilt and twist the Switch so much that the screen ends up at a hard angle to even see it. But in a pinch, you could always take the joy-cons out and put them in the separate controller grip, flip out the kickstand on the switch, and play just that shrine with that configuration. I guarantee you'd want to go back to having the joy-cons attached, though, after finishing that shrine. Most of the gameplay I think is much better that way. Also, if you want to do marathon sessions (longer than 3 hours at once), something like this can be a great investment:
A little pricey, but any external battery pack for the Switch needs to be fairly beefy if it's going to actually recharge the Switch while you're still playing it.
Gotcha. I guess since the joycons are separate things and the screen is the entire front, it seems like a glove would only cover the back and the narrow top and bottom of the system? I do use a screen protector but I have a hard time picturing a situation where I'd drop the system in a way that the glove would do any significant protecting. I'd be more worried about extra insulation causing heating issues especially since the thing can run pretty hot and hasn't been out long enough for any longterm issues to be picked up on.
A phone I think is different since that thing is going in and out of my hands and pockets pretty much 24/7. But like you said, to each their own, I get why you want it I just wouldn't consider it anywhere near necessary or required. But just as I cringe and am kind of shocked when I see someone using a phone without a protector, I guess you feel the same way about a Switch. No worries.
>Its nice that the joy cons are comfortable for you. But that's you. For me, they are a bit of a joke especially when you want to go 2 player and are forced to play one sideways.
Tbh I agree they suck to play sideways, I was talking about using a pro controller vs two joycons.
>As for the battery bank, from the research I had done, the only compatible ones worth getting are anywhere from $60-100. Apparently it requires a very specific watt/amp ratio that is a bit pricier than your rando battery bank you may grab at your local 7-11.
Agreed that most ordinary packs people have probably won't suffice. There was a guy with a Reddit thread comparing power packs, I used that as a base and checked out some cheaper alternatives to what he recommended. I found this pack which works fine for me, it charges about 9-12%/hour while playing Zelda at full brightness.
I've bought a couple of sets of the Anker adapters. Never had a problem. They have the Benson Leung seal of approval. He's the Google engineer that fried his Chromebook Pixel with a cheap USB-C cable and has been testing cables on Amazon ever since. I won't buy a cable he hasn't reviewed.
I reccomend this: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Adapter-Converts-Resistor-ChromeBook/dp/B01AHKYIRS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1493591903&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=usb+c+anker
Anker has wonderful support. I called them when my cord broke ( Maybe about 8 months after I bought it. ) to ask about their Powerline+ line, and they asked if there was a reason I was looking for a cord that strong, I said that my previous cord broke.
They asked for the receipt number and told me I could throw away the cord, that they'll send a new one. I didn't have to send it in or anything.
I dont recommend any of the above posted.
YOU MUST get the iOttie V3. It was on sale with prime day for $17, usually $25. Which it is now. The suction of the cup is outstanding and the phone wobble is next to none if any at all. Free prime shipping. I think 1 year warranty. And has tons of great reviews!
Here is the link: iOttie Easy One Touch 3 (V2.0) Car Mount Universal Phone Holder for iPhone 7 Plus 6s Plus SE Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge S7 S6 Note 5- Retail Packaging- Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BZC262Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_V2qCzbD2V024J
I have the new version of that the EasyTouch 3 link here and it's incredible with this phone best car mount I've ever had. I've used it even with the extended battery and case so it could handle anything you throw at it.
The default foam covers turn into sand paper against your face once they start soaking up sweat.
6mm VR Cover is great.
This is the vinyl cover I got, though I don't remember paying $30... I'd check the reviews on the cheaper ones. Looks like some are $19.
And these are the thin sweatbands I got.
You absolutely need to use a headband with the vibly covers as sweat can damage the Vive (and is not covered by the warranty). That's why the original face cover was absorbent.
I'd recommend getting a few of these:
Twice the duration and fits comfortably in the clip.
Half the price of the HTC batteries.
This is the one I use:
Thanks for a couple of tidbits I was unaware of.
You got me on Vic's. I already have a reservation for Wed. We have joked for the last 2 years that the drinks were better and Thursday was just getting crazy.
And just curious. I think I have seen the quest giver floating around. Never stopped them. Are they the ones with the question mark over head, RPG style?
Just to add to the cell phone charger or portable charger, I carry a RavPower 26800mAh - Amazon Link. RavPower has been super reliable for me. Had this one for 2 years and it still charges like a beast. At a minimum, I would recommend one with quick charging (they use Qualcomm's chip for it). And if I remember correctly, their battery cells are actually Samsung. The Samsung cells haven't had the issues some other manufacturers have.
I know it's just one, but at least it's readily available for purchase, at least from amazon US
Yup! So USB-PD is a "protocol" for higher power transmission, which uses the USB-C connector and cable, so the important thing is that the first step to confirming USB-PD is making sure it has a USB-C connector. AFAIK, USB deprecated USB-PD over any connector other than USB-C for clarity.
Anyway, the point is, yes, you should look for "USB-PD", "USB Power Delivery", or "Power Delivery" on the description or packaging. And then for the Switch, make sure it supports 9V, 12V, or 15V
You need to find one that supports the USBC power delivery spec.
This one claims to: USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh(Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output)for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_U2AYzbYXZR6JW
I purchased the RAVPower 26800 PD and the [Anker Type-C 30W Charger] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y427WT7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) to go along with it. It's supposed to be delivered today, so I'll let you know how it goes. I'm going to be on the road for the better part of a month and wanted something that would not only charge my Pixel, but my wife's phone and our camera as well.
i'm going to use one of these things (i might have to buy another one if one won't last me a day at the con) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I considered making my own battery pack out of lithium cells but i decided i'd rather have something with a low chance of exploding
Bioshock Dual Pack, 1 & 2, on Amazon for $7.49
Redeem in Steam.
Edit: Lasts all of July, btw.
Just FYI, keep your eyes on Amazon sales too. They have 2k Strategy Pack with Civ 4 complete, Civ 5 GOTY and Stronghold Collection for $19.99. Bioshock 1&2 pack is for $7.5 (I don't think steam can go lower with this). Both of these packs can be activated on Steam.
Bioshock Series. Especially the first Bioshock. The story is amazing (currently playing it). And for a game released in 2007, the graphics are... well, it's the freakin' bees knees man. Grab Bioshock 1 & 2 on Amazon for $4.99.
The receiver was $10 and the charging pad was $23 so $33 total. (Minus the Torx T4 screwdriver & pry tool which I already had).
It's actually much easier than it sounds;
I followed this video to remove the back cover, stuck the receiver to the adhesive on the back cover of the phone and plugged it in. I used a small piece of packaging tape to hold the ribbon cable in the perfect spot (so it's not super long but long enough that I can unplug it if necessary). Then just snapped the covers back together and voila!
The only drawback I've noticed is that the back cover is very thin so it sort of "forms" to the contours of the receiver inside. If you look closely at the second picture, you can kind of see the outline of the receiver. It's a minor complaint but worth mentioning.
I tried using my nexus 5 with a usb-otg cable that allows charging and usb-dac/amp
it's unnecessarily complicated, and a headphone jack is the sane choice, preferably a good one like the lg v10 has.
You'll have to use the dongle, but if you're planning on having the tablet plugged in while gaming anyway, what about a powered OTG cable or adapter?
I personally use:
RavPower 23000 mah
QI-Infinity Cable Dc Cable
However, the QI -Infinity 35000mah Includes the above cable and a larger battery pack that supports QC 3.0, and the included rapid charge can also charge a surface pro if you purchase another accessory cable. I am debating selling mine, to get the Qi-infinity version.
This has nothing related to the aforementioned topic but if you have scratched your OPO, using a glass screen protector can sometimes hide the scratch and will smooth it out.
[Here is a power bank with a usb c input/output.] (https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-VoltageBoost/dp/B014ZO46LK)
The usb c port charges at the same rate as the HORI high speed car charger
Everyone says this is the best portable charger: Anker PowerCore+ 20100 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_OBw9ybDDECGE3
This is what i used during the whole pokemon go fad. it's a beast.
Does anyone know what a compatible battery is for use as a second battery?
 Assuming the TPcast hasn't changed, it looks like these are recommended - Anker PowerCore+ 20100. https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-Portable/dp/B014ZO46LK
My understanding is the Li-ion batteries must be in carry on (not checked) unless they are are part of some other equipment (eg: a laptop). source
So that battery wouldn't be allowed at all.
I have one of these, which is 100Wh so it's (barely) allowed in carry on.
I've got the Anker Powercore one and it works great. According to Ampere it can charge at 3A. I love it.
Not bad but the average for this has been around $60. I never trust the discounts on Amazon. You can check price history here. https://camelcamelcamel.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-Portable/product/B014ZO46LK
I am completely confused by AC Chargers. I have looked at the spreadsheet (not updated since 2015) that has links to Benson's reviews, I've checked this site: https://usbccompliant.com/ , and I've read a bunch of reviews on Benson's Google+ page, but I still don't get it. Seems like 99% of reviews are for USB C to USB A cables which I have no use for, and it is impossible to dig through them to find the less than handful of charger reviews.
I want a USB C charger capable of rapid charging that is not going to destroy my phone, but everything I read seems to have conflicting information. First someone says as long as it is USB C it is fine, then no, it's not fine because it has Quickcharge over USB C which is not spec compliant, people say it 'charges rapidly' then someone else says it doesn't... I see something through links/reviews on Amazon.com that is apparently a suitable alternative to the Google charger, but then big surprise, it's not available on Amazon.ca
I didn't want to pay so much for the Google chargers, but at this point I may as well have...
So what is going on, are either of these spec compliant, rapid charge capable over USB C, and not going to destroy my phone?
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B019FCIOI8/ :edit: nevermind, this one is apparently NOT good because it has QC over USB C
I would have thought AC chargers would be something that people were commonly looking for, why is this info so hard to find?
only way to get 3a over usb a charging is with a sufficient power supply and a non standard usb a-c cable. I have these two chargers
they are both very similar, but not quite as fast as the usb c charger that came with the phone.
they are both benson approved.
the RavPower USB-C portable charger 20100mah
It also supports QUALCOMM quick charging. also appears to be cheaper than others and as far as I can tell works amazing.
Return to home is a nightmare for newbs. Use at your peril!
Buy extra batteries (I have 5 in total, 3-4 is ideal). For the same price as one more battery, buy a RAVPower charger that use can charge your phone, your batteries, and your remote with (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019IFIJW8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1).
I bought a cheap hard case, which holds 6 batteries, the Spark, the controller, plus the RAVPower and extra props (under $30, and I toss it in my backpack if I go out on a trail where you look like a weirdo carrying a little suitcase, lol).https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072QWG49K/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I bought a landing pad, was not sure I needed it, but glad I got it. I live in a sandy area (beach, plus sandy trails in the woods), so this is a must. $14: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XQP7MHQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Watch for interference from your phone bluetooth, and if you have an iOS watch, that can cause issues too.
BUY the insurance from DJI. Day one, 5th flight in, the Spark started drifting in ATTI mode (google it!). Basically it was acting erratically, and I was flying around 5-7' off the ground, and it was headed into a street. I used the RTH (return to home) button, and it kept drifting, until it was under a large tree. Then, it rose up to the return to home height, chopping its way through the tree, until it did not, and crashed. may you have better luck!
Image wise, be aware that the Spark tends to blow out extreme highlights (surf foam, sand, etc.). The lack of RAW sucks, but you can always underexpose a bit. There is a AEB feature though that is super easy to enable, it basically takes 3 exposures (metered, + one stop, - one stop). Even if you don't merge the three, you will at least have your pick of the three.
For post work, on iOS I use SnapSeed the most. It basically works like the desktop NIK imaging suite works. Great program! (and I clean up stuff professionally) For Desktop post still work, I use Luminar & Aurora for HDR (and the NIK suite).
The Spark is a great first drone, you will have a blast! cheers.
I can second getting an Anker PowerCore. It depends what you're willing to spend and how you want to use it what you should get, but:
On the new MacBook, you can't charge with a USB Type A to USB C cable. So those portable chargers don't work. I had to buy one of these for portable charging and go USB C -> USB C
I've been using this one for over a year with no issues!
I've been using Choetech's USB Type C charger for well over a year with no issues.
I bought this RavPower one about a month ago. It's been really solid so far. I love that it supports rapid charging and can charge the phone several times from dead.
RAVPower 20100mAh Portable Charger with QC 3.0 Technology & USB-C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019IFIJW8/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_p5F2wb7H9CQH1
This Rav Power 20100mah is only 13.2oz or 373g on my scale. And it's 20100mah. I'd love a half capacity for half weight, but I haven't seen a USB C one yet close to this power to weight ratio, or even a non usb C one. I've seen a few 13000mah ones around 10oz and 5000mah ones around 5oz. This 13400mah at 9.8oz listed weight is the best mid size one for power to weight I've seen.
Found another, https://www.amazon.com/Qualcomm-RAVPower-20100mAh-Backwards-Compatibility/dp/B019IFIJW8 same size for $50. Supports Qualcomm Quickcharge 3.0 as well as USB-C or A charging inputs and outputs.
This one will get you about 5 hours:
Anker PowerCore 10000
This one will get you about 12 hours:
USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD
This one is in between those two:
USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20100 Power Bank
Videos where I found these:
These three are good travel power banks. With the required USB-C cables they all cost ~$35. The Anker is smallest/lightest, but will merely extend play time by a few hours. The RAVPower and Tronsmart are larger but will charge your Switch's battery as you play. Assuming a transatlantic I'd recommend one of those two to get the most play time.
RAVPower 20100 USB-C + USB-C to USB-C cable is right at your budget. Twice the capacity and a good charge rate, but bigger and heavier.
If you're willing to push your budget up by $10 check out the iMuto 20100 USB-C PD + USB-C to USB-C cable. Twice as much capacity and a fast charge even while playing.
EDIT: As to your question about charge capacity. The Switch's battery is 4310mAh. So a 10,000mAh power will should recharge it up to two times (so ~7.5 hours of Zelda combined). A 20,000mAh should recharge it at least 4 times (12.5 hours of Zelda).
Joy Con grips https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06Y6BX6HT?psc=1&amp;ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
Anker PD charger
Skull & Co Grip with case
Glass screen protector, forgot what brand mine was but I'd assume they all the same.
What is with the ref= parameter? It 404'd for me because of the / characters. I ended up removing it to get the link to work.
The Switch is not compatible with "Quick Charge" or equivalents. It needs a USB-C port with "Power Delivery" (PD) for fastest charging. I think the Anker PD battery pack does 30W (Watts is Amps x Volts).
That being said, you can use your battery pack fine to charge, it just might not charge while you're playing and it won't charge at maximum speed.
Probably this one: Anker PowerCore+ 26800
Small: Anker PowerCore 10000, One of The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact Portable Charger, High-Speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More
Medium: Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output and PowerIQ Technology, External Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More (Black)
Large: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Charger, Portable Charger Bundle for MacBook Air / iPad Pro 2018, iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max / XS / X, S10, and USB C Laptops with Power Delivery
You need a powerbank with Power Delivery. Using a USB-C to USB-C cable, a compatible power bank can provide roughly the same amount as the wall charger (!)
Unfortunately, there are only a couple power banks currently on the market that are capable of this and they are pricier than your run of the mill powerbanks. I have this Ravpower bank but Anker also makes one of their own
They're expensive, but they can actually charge your switch while you're playing games. Not to mention that the capacity is much greater, so you could easily get 10-12 hours of play between the switch's own battery and using the battery bank.
One like this? I saw this in my googling and was curious how effective this was.
Why don't you use a cable management system? If done right, it can be more effective than wireless without having to worry about battery life, latency, heat, and additional battery weight and sensors on your head.
I was able to run in place and play Sprint Vector as it was truly intended without the wires getting in the way.
Don't limit yourself with only wireless compatible VR headsets.
Edit: Added links.
They sell kits with sticky hook for the walls. There are also kits with 2 pulley.
Here is one on Amazon.
If the weight of your headset (or the tugging of the cable) has you down, you can use suspension cables like these: https://www.amazon.com/Managment-Suspension-Playstation-Microsoft-Accessories/dp/B0777H24ZG
They make a world of difference in the comfort of the headset. Especially headsets with beefy cables like the Reverb.
"Ceiling retractors are the best upgrade for under $30"
I love them too...had to fiddle a bit with keeping the clips from bunching up with spacing and such. Also had to to bend the hooks to vigorous pulling wouldn't unclip the retractors from the ceiling clips that came in my kit. Not wireless by any means, but I no longer have a chunk of brain devoted to cable-on-floor-management.
If I wasn't going wireless next I'd probably get some like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0777H24ZG/ next time, so the cable can't slip and such. Seems like that would work better.
Looks like some hiking watches like the Suunto Baro 9 are ~$120 off
Also an Anker PowerCore if you need that: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-10000mAh-Portable-Delivery/dp/B07HBTY3Z2/
Hi u/yajdem, I’d be glad to help you choose a portable charger for your iPhone X!
The best option is PowerCore 10000 PD. It supports Power Delivery. You just need a USB-C to Lightning cable.
I would not recommend a capacity much larger than 10000 mAh for just your phone.
Hope this helps! 🙂
After testing the tuna can and finding it to be IMMENSELY more comfortable, I continued to play with the tuna strapped on until my power bank arrived today. Now I have the real setup!
Here are the links to the products I used:
Anker PowerCore 10000 PD
I like the size of this powerbank and I think it'll be nice to have with my phone and Switch as well so it was worth it all around.
Kootek 118" Cable Management Sleeves
This is a fairly big roll for this small application, but I plan on using some of it for its intended purpose as well. The neoprene sleeve would also only work for a smallish powerbank like this one. I also considered something like this (would also work for larger powerbanks):
Reusable Cinch Straps 2" x 12" - 6 Pack
The powerbank came with a 3ft cable that would have worked fine, but I ordered some 1.5ft cables instead. I think it may have been unnecessary, though.
Besgoods 2-Pack 1.5ft Short Braided USB C to USB C 2.0 Cable
Overall, the counterweight is a HUGE improvement for me, and the added bonus of some extra battery life is nice as well!
Yeah, something like this one. It's supposed to slide on to your car's vent. Magnetic sticker goes on the phone.
Something like this if you want lightweight and 1-1.5 recharges:
Or this if you're looking to get closer to 24-30 hours (3-4 recharges) and can carry a little extra:
If you only need power for a day or two you would probably be better off with a USB charger for those batteries and a huge battery bank. Something like this would charge each of your devices up to three times.
Assuming you need to charge each one a full time every day with a solar panel you would need something like this and it would require between 3 hours and 9 hours in direct sunlight to provide enough power. The panel needs a clear day, to be pointing at the sun, and to be kept cool to provide enough power in 3 hours.
Try this one from Anker. It's a dual USB, 21W charger, and seems to have pretty good reviews. I own one, but haven't had the opportunity to field test it just yet. I might put in for some time off and take it camping soon to see how it performs.
I use an Anker solar charger and battery.
Reasonably priced 20w panel
Combine with most any portable USB battery pack and boom, done
Further word on the Thrunite, they have portable powerbanks on hand that also takes 18650 batteries. Not only you can use them to charge your phone, but you can also switch out the batteries on the fly if the situation is desperate.
That being said, the Anker 21W Solar Power Kit can make you independent from the power grid while in the great outdoors. The Thrunite TC12 and the company's portable power banks can be USB charged, you can plug them into the Anker solar panels to recharge them. Perfect for long-term off the grid situations, so long as the sun is shining...
I'm talking about small, low cost options like this just to get people access to the very basics that they wouldn't otherwise have access to.
I'm not talking about powering houses and washing machines, but charging phones, flashlights and other things we wayyy take for granted.
Sorry to burst your bubble but...
I have one of this:
This thing is way bigger and using the top of the line Sunpower panels with 23% conversion. With all these going for it, it can charge my phone at 10W-ish speeds under full direct tropical sun.
With that in mind, I doubt a tiny panel like that would do much to charge the phone, if at all.
Personally I use a regular battery pack, and a foldout solar panel (http://www.goalzero.com/p/11/nomad-7-solar-panel)
You can find cheaper panels around, and they have a new panel (Nomad 7 Plus) that's apparently better. Just remember you need direct sunlight for about a day to charge a 3000mAh battery pack with a small 7W panel like the one I linked. A bigger 20W panel like this should be able to charge around 8000mAh in a day with good sunlight.
You are much better off buying your battery pack and panels separately - charge the battery pack during the day, and use the battery power overnight.
Yeah, they're nice. I picked up the 20100 because I have new carry-on luggage with USB ports built in. You use a battery pack inside the luggage to power those ports. I know, crazy.
Here's a link to the larger battery without the USB C wall charger: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&amp;sr=1-10&amp;m=A294P4X9EWVXLJ&amp;tag=ianker-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=217145&amp;creative=399373&amp;creativeASIN=B014ZO46LK&amp;keywords=battery+charge&amp;qid=1485119219&amp;kwr_id=179
Anyway, I'm curious to see how much faster charging from the USB C port is on the larger unit. Good luck making your pick!
OP is better off getting an Anker PowerCore+ with USB-C to charge the Switch at higher speeds.
The Anker you linked won't come with a cable that connects to the Switch.
You act like there aren't power banks for that.
There are already car adapters and battery packs available to help recharge your system on the go.
Or you can get both of them for $4.99
A couple of people have already mentioned it, but here is the amazon link for the Bioshock bundle. According to their page it activates on steam.
Looks like it's still up
Non-mobile version of that link:
This is what I have been using for my Nexus 5 and it worked with the Nexus 6...
I ordered this one since it has great reviews and is cheap.
Spigen 0.15mm glass screen protector (expensive, but worth it for the extra thinness imo, very happy with mine): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GN1L4NW/
Qi charger (charges quickly, doesn't heat up, good size, not slippery/nice matte finish): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C40OG22/
Bonus - cheap but awesome IEM setup: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HP3O9C/ + http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00354951S/
Charging adapter for the Note 3:
I also ordered two of these cheaper charging pads, haven't received them yet:
1/2 charge? I don't think you know how much 20000 mahs are.
Assuming you have a sp3 then your battery only has 5500 mahs, case you own a sp4 then you have a downgraded 5000 mahs battery.
With 20ah power bank you can fully change your surface almost 4 times(edit:2 times because surface's battery has 2 times the voltage ), so you see this amount of power is mostly suited for a very few use cases like camping or hitchhiking, this directly effects the price through the basic rule of supply and demand making the price look almost predatory compared to normal capacity power banks.
100$ for a power bank on sale feels kinda meh as you can see, its definitely a promising brand so its a good option if you are adamant about the need for that much capacity, if you dont want to spend that much then you are better off making your own bank from 18650 cells given you know your way around electronics, the materials are all out there and are dirt cheap:
Battery case(edit: not good):
The seller lists the current at 12v as low as 0.5amps but he also lists the max output at 60watts so this makes no sense, you should ask him for a details on the exact output with 6 batteries at 12v.
If he insists that the amperage is that low then look for a similar product, or make your own with the help of a quality buck/constant regulator, just make sure your cells are protected if you going for the diy route
as i said only try this if you have basic knowledge of electronics.
Keep in mind watts=amps*volts
Surface takes 12volts, and has a garbage standard charger at 35 watts that struggles to charge the device unless its turned off so the minimum amps it can take is 2.5.
It also has an option to upgrade to an 70 watt charger so its sure that it can take up to 5 amps.
edit: seller said the power bank case only supports 11w output, that means you gotta make your own case or find a better one.
I've got a Respironics System One. I have this unit, which is much cheaper than a purpose-built one. I've actually taken it backcountry camping, and frequently take it for camping on the water on my sailboat.
It's definitely good for two nights for me, but my pressure setting is a bit lower than yours. You will not be able to use a humidifier other than in just passive mode (heat / humidity off but tank full), humidifiers draw a lot of current.
My unit (and probably yours) is 12v DC, 10A (can get this info off your 110v AC power brick) and one of the generic laptop adapters that came with my battery pack worked just fine.
As long as you're willing to do a little homework you can avoid one of those $300-$600 "travel battery packs" that you see on e.g. CPAP.com, which as far as I can tell are just a generic battery pack unit identical to the one I have, rebadged and "certified".
I gather ResMed and some others have oddball voltages (18v, IIRC) so finding a battery back that supports that is a bit more rare. Most of the units like the one I have do 6, 9, and 12 volt, which is more typical.
Another route you can go is a jump starter pack like you find at e.g. Harbor Freight, and a 12v cigarette lighter adapter specific to your unit, which you can find on Amazon.
One thing I would avoid is a 110v AC inverter, these are lossy and so you waste a lot of battery hours due to the conversion. I found an inverter on my sailboat gave me about half the working time for my CPAP than I got with a 12v DC adapter.
One other note (and this is pretty common with things like refrigerators and air conditioners as well), I found that my unit had an initial "starting" amperage draw that was higher than rated if I turned it on without the mask actually on my face. This caused the battery to shut off and the unit to turn off, I'm guessing the fan runs harder when it doesn't have any pressure to work against.
I finally figured out not to turn it on until I put the mask on and the battery pack works fine and has served well on several trips.
If you have any other questions feel free to DM me. Obviously this is a long read and you need to know what you're doing, but a little bit of research saved me $500 off a "special" CPAP battery pack, and my unit is light enough to backpack with to boot.
No. The mighty requires 12 V @ 3 A (or 3,000 mAh) to charge, so you would need a 3 A source. That cable is only rated for 750 mAh output as it's got a step up converter in it.
You're trying to charge from 5v usb and stepping it up, that's not going to work. You need a direct 12v line, so use a laptop external battery like https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HFMUBYG/ that has a 12v >3a output.
edit: Just buying a cable will not work, you won't get the amps required from usb because the figure is volts multiplied by amps, if you want to use 5v you'll need a magical USB port that outputs like 10a (which does not exist). Ex: 110v @ 5amp is [about, because I know someone's going to go "OMG it's not exactly the same!] the same energy as 220v @ 2.5a. You're lowering the voltage so you need to increase the amps to a point where USB simply does not provide that much and you'll never charge a mighty from a USB port unless you want to rig something together where you have say a couple 18650 batteries hooked directly but anything else being plugged into it will be fried instantly so that's not something you, or anyone, should ever build.
These Micro USB to USB-C Adapters are really damn handy. You can keep all your cables+chargers and still use them as Micro USB when needed.
These Anker USB-C to Micro adapters are reviewed by Benson and work great for $8:
Free shipping with prime.
Edit: Forgot link.
Well at work I have to use it frequently. I am constantly taking pictures of equipment and sourcing part replacements in the field and looking up PDFs of manuals for field troubleshooting along with phone calls. My work usage is about 4 hours screen on time at a minimum and then about 2-4 hours after work. My average lte data consumption is about 12 gbs a month. I'm at 6 now with 18 days left on my pay period. That's not counting wifi when I'm near a hotspot. I have a quick charge cable at work, at home, and in my car. I keep one of these https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Adapter-Converts-Resistor-ChromeBook/dp/B01AHKYIRS in my wallet and if I'm in a jam (its happened one time) I can use anyone's micro usb to buy me some time till I get to my car for 10 min. I have my phone set to go into power save at 15% so I've only once needed to use that adapter. Fast charging has negated large batteries for anyone who lives in a metro area. As I said in another comment I was at my off grid cabin all weekend and a car charger was all I needed for 3 days.
Have an up vote for a solid question... No dick picks though.
I'm using this: https://smile.amazon.com/iOttie-Universal-Holder-Samsung-Packaging/dp/B01BZC262Q
This is the one I have. I find it quite easy to use. Push to snap the phone and then pinch the sides to release it. When you pinch the sides, it's easy to grab the phone at the same time.
I have a buddy that does food deliveries and also uses it. he loves it so much that when his failed he got a warranty replacement.
I use the Iottie 3 and have it mounted to the wing window above the side view mirror. The long neck works great and I can see it out of the corner of my eye without taking my eyes off the road. I ran a long cable up through the center console and under the steering wheel so I can charge my phone while driving.
EDIT: No photos but I was able to find this guys post who did the same thing.
Ive picked an used vive and Im still happy about it 2 year later.
If you are bothered by other people sweet and skin you can buy a new foam :
I really like the VRCover 6mm foam replacement ($29 here). They get your face closer to the lenses giving you a wider field of view. Plus it is way more comfortable than the foam the Vive comes with.
As far as games are concerned here a couple useful links I have bookmarked:
Deluxe Audio Strap
So basically - replace this portable charger that I've been using religiously?
I was on the market for a USB-C portable charger as well, but I settled for a non USB-C charger.
This is the one I have.
I do have to carry around a USB A-C cable, but it hasn't been too big of a deal. And this charger does fast charge my 5X, which was the main thing I was looking for in a portable charger. I've been able to get somewhere between 2-3 full charges of my 5X before needing to recharge the charger.
Gorruck 34L GR2 Coyote Tan - a good bag, heavy, uncomfortable, probably give it to my grandchildren in like 50 years
Flip Flops - generic things
Bigblue 28W solar charger - very good, can charge my battery up during the day if i leave it in the sun which I've never really done honestly
Jakemy hardware tools - seamed useful? i've never needed this
Army glove shells - i thought i used these a lot and were indistructable but now that i think of it, i don't use them that often and are probably pretty cheaply made.
Sharpie, pen, all weather notebook - probably should switch over to a fisher space pen...
Straws - these are probably already broken.
Whistle - really really really loud
Fire-striker, matches, lighter - i'm not sure i have enough ways to start a fire
Fresnel lens - ok, now i have enough
LED flashlight - i used to go running in the middle of the night with this flashlight, its tiny
LED flashlight - this isn't the one i have but looks kinda similar? i don't remember where i got mine
Earbuds - generic cheap earbuds
Leatherman Surge - given to me by my wife for passing the bar. thanks wife!
First Aide kit - i put mine together from stuff i've stolen from friends houses whenever i go over and use the bathroom
playing cards - these look very similar to the ones i have, they are plastic so they won't get rained on
glasses/ sunglasses - i have really bad vision
personal hygiene kit - aahhhh dry shaving
Sawyer Mini / syringe, collapsible canteen (dirty), heavy duty straw - i've never used this
collapsible canteen (clean) - i've never used this either
sewing kit - i've used this a lot
ID tags - i guess if i get blown up they'll know my blood type?
garbage bag - for when my pockets are full
elastic bands - i use these when packing to keep rolled socks and things from falling apart
Salt - i have nooooo idea why i have this
cooking grate - i'm not going to hold meat over a fire with a stick like some sort of caveman
heavy duty ziplock bag - in case my mapcase breaks and other reasons
rip-patch - leftover from when i needed a pack because i bought a crummy cheap inflatable sleeping pad.
Army Fleece Beanie - i always keep this at the top of my pack
4 Bungie Cords - not the one i use but similar. to make a field-expedient shelter
Trowel - for disposal of biological wastes
Lensatic compass - because GPS should only be a backup
Pocketboy 130 folding saw - i have a bigger one for yardwork, this small one is really great
Tent stakes - for tent staking
Ravpower 26800 Battery - use this all the time can fast chage my stuff
Battery Battery holder, cables, wall charger - all fits togehter like glove!
Army Poncho - wear it, make a tent out of it etc
Microfiber towel - not the one i use but similar. i mainly use this for when the kids accidentally fall in a lake like they tend to do for some reason
Down Jacket - cheap chinese knockoff... i feel bad for not buying american
Wet weather top - not sure this is worth the space/weight
Wet Weather bottom - not sure if this is worth the weight/space
Silkweights - PJs! and warmth
Jungle Blanket - this is a lot better than the army's woobie. lighter and warmer
Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet - again, gift from wife. she wanted me to chop things and be more manly, generally. now i come home with parts of wildlife for her to cook
Map of New England - or, how i stopped worrying and love dismounted land navigation
PT belt - keeps me safe in all situations
Compression straps - i don't like lashing things to the outside but i guess i can if i wanted to
Fork and Spoon - stole these from the kitchen. i'll probably be replacing this soon with something titanium.
EDIT: i just priced it out: $1,585.08 total
Get a large one that is USB-C to USB-C with power delivery for best charging.
I don't know what's available in the UK, but I got a
Before knowing I was getting a Switch. It charges my Switch while playing Zelda, in airplane mode, with 50% brightness.
Most people recommend https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_1?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A2KUZVNQ9LP7N9 though.
the go to device appears to be this ravpower 26800 mAh battery pack.
A large capacity (~18 to 24 hours of zelda) along with power delivery, which will keep the battery charged even while playing games on the go.
If $80 is too steep, then just remember that mAh is your capacity, the switch has a 4380 mAh battery and provides roughly 3 hours of zelda on the go.
Power delivery is different from quick charge, providing more power over USB type A/C than normal ports; while not risking potential damage to the switch itself like quick charge.
mot much larger than the iPhone X. I get these when they go on sale (50% off about once a month) as we use them as battery extenders on our cameras when shooting on locations with no power. It is also enough to run a Mac Book or other PC with USBC power. Our Osmo+ camera will run close to 8 hours on this battery.
If you're willing to wait you can get that one on Amazon at a considerable discount, I've seen it several times. I got it for $56.93 last November 30th (the week of Cyber Monday so keep an eye for it in the next few days).
Set up a Camelcamelcamel account if you haven't yet: https://camelcamelcamel.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/product/B01LRQDAEI
Try www.amazon.com/Retractable-Management-Headset-MDW-Adhesive/dp/B01M6EB8DM helped me
Anything that has like a spring that pulls back the line can work. ive seen people use those retractable lanyards or retractable dog leashes
Just a hook wouldnt work as the point is that the device "feeds you" cable when needed and takes it back when you dont.
I bought these:
Also, Here is a sketch of my play area, and you can see where i put the hooks.
Also if you get the DAS (which i strongly recommend) here is a couple of pics on how i setted up the cables on the headset itself (just make sure they come out the back)
And just in case you decide to get the ceiling cable management i posted, i found out that doubling or tripling the retractable hooks gave me more freedom of movement, basically i feel the cable pulling me way less with more than 1 hook, like so: https://i.imgur.com/3sATB80.jpg
Also, if you use the ceiling things, id recommend cutting a couple of "stoppers" out of cardboard, these helped me A LOT because from time to time the hooks would join up, or change places and make it unconfortable, these "limits" fixed that by limiting where the hook movements.
It's difficult to say right, because the thing about skyrim and modding is that everything can be tuned to personal taste.
So what I would say, is that I would personally really would look into "Natural Locomotion" on Steam and the VR QuickBelt tool https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/16467.
They are tricky to setup but definetely worth it once you get it just right. Natural locomotion worked really well once I got it to be done by using the trackpad instead of the grip buttons.
Also, not technically a game mod, but if you can setup the following correctly, then it adds A LOT to immersion as you don't worry anymore about that pesky cable on the floor and you can rotate physically:
I'm also planning on setting up voice attack to press Z on shouting a phrase, like if I shout "Fuck" it'll shout one word by holding z for half a second, "Fuck you" would shout two words and "Fuck off" would shout all three.
So got off on a tangent, but I suppose you could say those are technically "modifications."
As for other mods, I would highly suggest, as tedious as it sounds, to search on nexus for mods by category, then sorting by endorsement, and really looking as to what they add and whether or not that entices you, and then grab it!
Here's my plugins.txt file:
This file was automatically generated by Mod Organizer.
Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch.esp
Gray Fox Cowl.esm
Cutting Room Floor.esp
WICO - Wild Hunt Gears.esp
RSChildren Patch - BS Bruma.esp
Realistic AI Detection 2 SE Lite.esp
dD-No Spinning Death Animation.esp
Palaces Castles Enhanced.esp
Snazzy Furniture and Clutter Overhaul.esp
Book Covers Skyrim.esp
Immersive Sounds - Compendium.esp
WICO - Immersive Character.esp
WICO - Immersive People.esp
ELFX - NoPlayerHomes.esp
Obsidian Mountain Fogs.esp
Phenderix Magic World.esp
Skyrim Better Roads - The Rift.esp
Skyrim Alchemy Fixed.esp
Lore Weapon Expansion - Goldbrand.esp
Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim.esp
Skyrim Better Roads - EastMarch.esp
Populated Lands Roads Paths Legendary.esp
Lore Weapon Expansion.esp
More Weapons Please.esp
Full Magic Scaling.esp
Fantasy Soundtrack Project - Combat.esp
Fantasy Soundtrack Project.esp
Point The Way.esp
dD - Enhanced Blood Main.esp
The Haven From The Cold And Dark.esp
Skyrim Flora Overhaul.esp
Verdant - A Skyrim Grass Plugin SSE Version.esp
Skyrim Better Roads and Bridges - All In One - Merged.esp
Run For Your Lives.esp
Lore Weapon Expansion - Daedric Crescent.esp
Skyrim Better Roads - Winterhold.esp
Cloaks - USSEP Patch.esp
Immersive Patrols II.esp
Populated Cities Towns Villages Legendary.esp
Cloaks - Dawnguard.esp
WICO - Immersive Dawnguard.esp
BetterQuestObjectives - BCS Patch.esp
Simple Killable Children.esp
SFCO - CRF Patch.esp
MCoW_Cutting Room Floor.esp
Streamlined Bleak Falls and Golden Claw.esp
SMSkyrim - Cutting Room Floor Patch.esp
SMSkyrim - Encounters.esp
SMSkyrim - Meshes.esp
RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Unsorted.esp
Andromeda - Unique Standing Stones of Skyrim.esp
OBIS SE - NoticeBoard - Addon.esp
Lore Weapon Expansion - Relics of the Crusader.esp
The Paarthurnax Dilemma.esp
JK's SkyHaven Forge.esp
OBIS SE Patrols Addon.esp
Sneak Tools Vanilla Masks.esp
Realistic Melee Range.esp
DSHg - Hoods.esp
Sneak Tools Vanilla Hoods.esp
Improved Eyes Skyrim.esp
No NPC Greetings.esp
Apocalypse - Magic of Skyrim.esp
SkyrimVR - USSEP Patch.esp
Apocalypse - Ordinator Compatibility Patch.esp
Moonlight Tales Special Edition.esp
Imperious - Races of Skyrim.esp
Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul.esp
SFCO - Immersive Citizens Patch.esp
Alternate Start - Live Another Life.esp
SFCO - Alternate Start Patch.esp
Relationship Dialogue Overhaul.esp
SMSkyrim - Alternate Start + General Patch.esp
Alternate Start -- New Beginnings.esp
Hunters Not Bandits.esp
RWT - People of Skyrim Patch.esp
SMSkyrim - Realistic Water Two Patch.esp
RWT Lod Fix.esp
Odds are too, that because there's so many mods loaded, something bound to break at some point. But until then, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Best in the business
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Charger, Portable Charger Bundle for MacBook Air / iPad Pro 2018, iPhone XS Max / X / 8, Nexus 5X / 6P, and USB Type-C Laptops with Power Delivery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lLAzDb44QFHZ2
Got this one for $61
USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh(Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output)for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Uw6gAbBZ50Z6P
>what can I expect in term of battery life ? More 2 or 4 hours ?
Depends completely on your usage. Heavy usage will probably get around 2-4 hours.
Don't expect the battery to last all day with 3 VMs running and other stuff.
>Do you have any recommendation for a powerbank able to charge this bad boy ?
Your MBP 15 will have a max discharge rate of ~90 watts, the power banks above can push out 30w.
Get the RavPower 26800 PD it can charge the Switch and just about any other USB powered device you have.
Currently being sold above price though; it usually retails for $60.
Any of the four brands I mentioned should be fine. (I'm sure there are others, both those are the four I have experience with)
Just make sure whatever battery pack you buy supports USB-PD (for rapid charging) with a USB-C in/out, like this RavPower model
How much do you want to spend on a battery and how long do you need it to last?
I have a Ravpower 10000 PD battery and I'm pretty happy with it. A 10000mAh battery will give you an additional 5 hours of playtime on an original Switch.
The largest battery you would be allowed to take on a plane is a 26800mAh battery. That will give you an additional 12 hours of playtime.
Technically TSA requires the battery to be under 100 watt hours, not under 26800mAh. Usually it's going to be 26800mAh. One of the nice thing about RAVpower is that they label their power banks with their watt hours which makes it much easier to get through security. If they question the battery you can just point at the watt hours. The 26800mAh battery is labeled as 26800mAh/99.16Wh.
Aukey and Anker also make good batteries. Anker is considered the top tier.
Couple other things to note
This RavPower 26,800 is the one I use and it has an offer that it's on sale for $64.99....for the price it's by far the best one IMO.
Comparable Anker ones are around $90 or so.
I use this: https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr_1_3?s=wireless&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1526887448&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=ravpower+usb+c
A little on the expensive side. However, it's a solid battery. I like that it's usb-c in & out in addition to the standard usb. I use my macbook charger to charge it via USB-C and it charges in about 4.5-5 hours flat. :)
It charges while playing.
Clip the coupon & redeem the promotion under the coupon clipping and it comes out to $63.99 from $81.99
/u/StillMind2010 's link didn't work for me, but here is the link for probably the same product from my Amazon purchase history.
Here is what to look for: It has to support USB PD. It has to have a high output wattage (30W is good, the wall charger that comes with the Pixelbook is 45W). Multiply the Volts x Amps to get the Watts -- this battery will do 15V at 2A or 20V at 1.5A.
Get the RavPower 26,800mAh especially for the PD type C, the one you linked. If you got a Google 18w Type C wall charger like the Google Pixel XL uses it can recharge it fully in 4.5 hours which is extremely fast compared to normally 12-14 hours. I own both and it works perfectly, still charges fast while Zelda full brightness.
So, why is this better than this one? This is also USB-C PD and cheaper.
Not sure why you would necessarily need so many ports. When I travel I carry this RAVpower battery and a multi-USB converter. Currently I carry my MacBook Pro USB-C charger to charge the battery/laptop (I hardly use the battery for laptop power), and have funded this Kickstarter with the hopes of replacing that as well. I suppose my laptop is a svelte 13" rMBP and if I had something beefier this configuration would leave me wanting
On Amazon, the 26800 version with PD is $59.99 with offer code: RAVPB058
I purchased [a set of these](https://smile.amazon.com/Retractable-Management-Headset-MDW-Adhesive/dp/B01M6EB8DM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1524234947&amp;sr=8-3&amp; keywords=vive+cable+management) last year. Note that Amazon carries a variety of similar products. It works fairly well but I'd add some caveats. I have a drop-ceiling in my playspace so I was able to use string to affix the mechanism and didn't have to use the adhesive (which is reportedly very strong to the point of pulling off paint upon removal). You still have to be careful with a system like this because if you're swinging/punching with your arms, you can easily connect with a hanging cable.
I'm not sure if I really recommend it, but I don't regret getting it. I don't always use it, but when I do it has been useful.
MDW 6 Packs NEW Version Retractable Cable Management System for HTC VIVE https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6EB8DM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_Nh8cxgkCxgexs
It's really cheap and convenient. I've only used it a little though, so while it works well I can't speak to its durability. That said, I only used half the stuff they sent so it's easy to replace a spool if it happens to be faulty.
I've got these, they look similar to what OP has:
US link: https://www.amazon.com/Retractable-Management-Headset-MDW-Adhesive/dp/B01M6EB8DM/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1539383439&sr=8-6&keywords=vr+cable
The thing applies to the ceiling with a very strong kind of sticky glue and applies to any surface (I thought it wouldn't apply to mine, since it's all rough, but it holds on fine). Then you can put that black part through the hook applied to the ceiling, which then has a retractable cable in it. Connect the black clip to the cable and put your vr cables through the black clip and you're done. So the only hing that is kind of hard/impossible to remove is the sticky part with the hook in it. The rest can be plug-and-play removed.
I use this: https://www.amazon.com/MDW-Retractable-Management-Headset-Adhesive/dp/B01M6EB8DM it works great. I can't even think about going back to playing with a cable hanging getting all tangled in my legs.
/figdudeton noted that it will put stress on the cable. Not if you do this: https://www.reddit.com/r/EchoArena/comments/6ju9kk/cable_management_tips/?st=J59P04LR&amp;sh=e936e8b5
Only one game I had a problem with the cable, holopoint.
That reminds me, always wanted to try something like this..
Anyone want to split it with me? I probably only need 3.
It looks just like my system and it works well. I'm using mine with all 6 spread out.
I think an RMA would be on the cards rather than the glue. Or theres always http://imgur.com/a/vyxZCpG
EDIT that wasnt overly helpful first off nightmare on busting it sorry for your loss, if you go down the DAS route this might help:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01EFPKMH6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 pop socket for battery on DAS.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07D4DZXW2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 1.5ins Dring
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CNWVKUQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 (nice stuff, soft for loop around Dring)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JJPPNHM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 ( 2ins rather than 1 but worked well for main DAS mount, just cut it to rough shape stuck it on then went round on a cutting mat with a craft knife, feels super strong do not feel the need for wrapping more velro)
2x 90 Degree USB C Type C Male to Female Adapter, Right & Left 90 Degree USB-C 3.1 Type-C Male to Female Extension Adapter for Laptop & Tablet & Mobile Phone https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RP5LQQL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_orfoDbAKMKDWV
AmazonBasics Double Braided Nylon USB Type-C to Type-C 2.0 Cable | 0.3 m, Dark Grey https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CWH4ZB9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ksfoDb38GDD61
More pics http://imgur.com/a/SvsNS84
Good luck hope it gets fixed up.
I ordered some Widmovr plano (non-prescription) lenses to protect the built in ones. These have been great and they come with snap on/off protectors as well.
I purchased the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD power bank and it has been good so far and doubles as a nice weight on the back of the headset where I strapped it with some velcro.
I also bought some Mamut grips that I much prefer over the stock controller straps.
Outside of that the only other things I've picked up are an Xbox One controller for sideloaded content and a case.
Anker actually does have PD charging, and I would trust a name like Anker more than ZMI:
10,000 mAh ($45.99)
20,100 mAh ($99.99)
26,800 mAh ($129.99)
This isn't quite as small as you are looking for but it's a good size for what you get. Definitely pocket-able. I carry it with me in my briefcase everywhere I go.
I was told this one works well
Anker PowerCore 10000 PD, 10000mAh Portable Charger USB-C Power Delivery (18W) Power Bank for iPhone 8/8+/X/XS/XR/XS Max, Samsung Galaxy S10, Pixel 3/3XL, iPad Pro 2018, and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HBTY3Z2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_N897CbCJDKY12
I have received mine and it seems pretty good, short wire, USB c charging, relatively small. I'm just waiting on some Velcro straps for mounting.
Mine was $35 so you may want to look around for cheaper
Everybody's got this one.
Works great as counterweight.
It's the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD
It's the Oculus earbuds. The other one is hanging on the side.
Link for the lazy and non-britbong:
This one: Anker PowerCore+ 20100, USB-C/Type-C Ultra-High Capacity, Premium Portable Charger, 20100mAh https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_9SJQybPGWWK9X
It has USB-C and the IQ technology which detects what power output your device needs. It's a bit pricey, so I'm waiting for a discount or something, but this seems like the best option in terms of portable charges. But I'm still not sure about how power loss works and stuff, so if someone could validate that this would be a good charger I would appreciate it.
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-Portable/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1538403286&sr=8-4&keywords=Anker+PowerCore+%2B+20100.
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-Portable/dp/B00M0EWED0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1538403267&sr=8-3&keywords=Anker+PowerCore+%2B+20100
anker powercore 20100+
just bought it myself and it does charge while playing.
Here you go less than half of the price ($60), and almost twice the power (20,100mah) and it charges the same amount of devices with 2 USB Type A and 1 USB type C outputs.
Alternatively this one is 26,800mah (the largest size you can take on a plane) and has Qualcomm 3.0 charging and costs $70.
Both also have technologies to make sure your devices recognize it as a charging source so that they will charge a full speed.
And a free 18 month warranty
Battery pack with USB C : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK
Well... this IS a low-power Type-C charger. Please see my comments to /u/IHaveAMilkshake here:
> 1, Most batteries don't support USB-PD, so you're capped at 15w (Type-C) (...). This is slooooooooow. Might not even outpace the system's internal draw. (Battery in=Power in - CPU out - Monitor out - HDD out.) Battery may still be discharging even on charger.
This warning was put there for that reason I think -- so users aren't upset when they see they've been "charging" for 4 hours while playing DOOM Eternal, and have a dead batt. If you want a faster charge, you need a battery with PD capable of OEM power brick wattage (45w) or more. The ones I'd suggest are below (personal bias):
There are some weird glitches with Anker and RavPower's Gen1 products that get annoying. They might have fixed them, but I haven't tested them yet. Batteries are something I need better equipment to test, so I leave it to the experts. Here's a few:
Ideally you want a device with USB-C Power Delivery support so you get faster charging.
This newest device from Anker, the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 27W PD Portable Charger, should work for that:
Granted it is more expensive.
When I was in the market several months ago I bought the Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C model:
FYI if you need a standalone brick charger as opposed to a power bank, this model appears to work, as per this Nathan K mentioned analysis:
The Anker PowerPort Speed 1 Revision 2 (model number AK-A2014112)
The one with USB-c is supposed to go on sale tomorrow AM. I have it on my watch list
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I'm a huge fan of this one. Anker in general is a reputable company that sells great battery and cable products. I don't have any experience with this particular product though, but I imagine it'll be great.
Power banks are safe. But if you want a suggestion, I would personally get the Anker Powercore.
Personally if there was any doubt about a product that will power your entertainment device on a trip, I'd get a highly recommended portable battery bank instead. You have Aukey, Anker, Amazon Basics, or EasyAcc (my personal favorite, last two products from them still really good almost a year later).
I have the 10,000 mAh one, but this one looks better tbh. Has 20Ah and 4.8A output.
However if you don't wanna have a converter cable as well as a normal type-C on you, get this Anker one.
best option for now is the shortest approved cable you can find and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK
Attached to an Anker 20100mah battery
This one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014ZO46LK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I have this guy here, higly recommend it. Have it used in some 15 hours flights.
Just sharing my $0.02. I picked up this one -- same 20,100 capacity but with USB-C fast charge -- last week and have been using it on vacation without issue. I know it's not the exact model you asked about, but I own two other smaller Anker battery banks, two multi-USB chargers and a few cables and have had nothing but positive experiences with the brand.
Anker PowerCore 20100mAh because they are so so cheap and reliable!
Anker PowerCore+ 20100mAh if you have an item that needs more amperage. USB-C phones or Nintendo Switch, something that wants a little more oomf. Not that more exp.
We own two of each for our camper. We live on these things for a long trips. They're also under regulation size for all flights. Both not too bad for (mens) jeans or a jacket pocket for their capacity, kinda bulky but you aren't going to get slimmer for that size. Definitely comfortable to throw in your backpack for a hike. Durable so far (2 years of many many camping trips and flights home)
This is what I use and it's been pretty great. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B014ZO46LK
The charger and battery are specifically listed on the SoundDevices page as supported for the MixPre-6, which requires a lot of power to run in normal mode. See the SoundDevices recommendations here:
The MixPre-3 isn't quite so aggressive but USB C is a standard that is all over the place with regard to data speeds and power carried. The MixPre recorders are USB 2.0 so power is the real concern and not speed.
Edit: The reason the cables are so stiff is the wires have to be beefy to carry that much power without overheating and failing. Most USB A ports and chargers only carry 10-12 watts. The full USB C spec goes to 100. Everything should fall back to the lowest common safe value if it all works. If you need flexible, then you will have to get shorter cables.
Edit2: I just plugged the supplied USB C to dual USB A cable into a mid-2010 MBP and plugged in my MixPre-6. I got a green battery indicator with two and one USB A connector attached and the mics all responded correctly. I didn't actually record as it was inconvenient.
I had a cheap generic USB A to C cable from a few years ago I had and it produced an amber battery display indicating lower power mode and only the first two preamps were functioning as ex[ected. I suspect I have another similar cable in a tablet box but I've never used it. I'll break it out if you wish.
I pack a very similar kit, the same luggage in fact. Here's how my kit has evolved.
A couple things I highly recommend from OP's kit:
Here's a another picture of the my load-out. It worked well for 3 week trip for me (but I didn't have to deal with cold weather).
Ah gotcha, but in the case like the Choetech where the charger only has one C port and no A ports, the QC branding should be a non issue?
Thanks for doing this! With USB-C being the future, your work, along with Bensons's, is extremely important for the future of the standard.
Edit: it appears choetech may have used old housings for this model which includes the QC stamp. I amy request an exchange to be safe.
I may contact amazon and Choetech anyway and request a refund just to be safe.
I had same problem as you, I got advice to order Choetech from aliexpress (they sell there same stuff as on amazon and are aproved by Benson). This is link to their official aliexpress store. Links to the amazon stores where you can find approval by Benson
and usb C<->C
From what I've seen, Benson doesn't test chargers itself, so I think only cables are risky (it has 4,5 stars on amazon too, here is link if you want to read reviews )
I ordered C<->C cable, A<->C cables and charger itself there. Charger came with one extra 1m (3,3ft) cable C<->C which i didn't expect, that's always nice
Typically no there arent any cheapos out there i would feel safe using. Once USB C becomes more popular we will see prices drop.
That being said, I have this and it works perfect
Dunno if there is a general recommendation, but I picked up this one about a month ago, and it works pretty well.
I have this one and it rapid charges. I also have a car charger from the same company(cheotech) and it rapid charges as well.
Try this from Amazon. Make sure that you choose the USB-C one and not the QC 2.0 versions.
I just got a wall charger and USB-Type cable for my L950XL that works well.
I use this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019IFIJW8/
It can output power and input at the same time (charge and discharge simultaneously). It can use type c or micro usb for charging. It can output 3a via type c. For a power bank, it has everything you need
And for a case I'll get one very similar to this one because it is not overly bulky, but still very sturdy.
I used this.
The thing is a brick, almost a pound. But it has quick charge input, meaning if you stop for a meal somewhere you can top off a lot more than if you were slow charging, and it was enough for me to charge my Nexus 6 five times while using it every day for pictures, videos, blogging, and Guthook.
It looks like there's a new 10kmAh version, which might be even more appealing if the weight of the 20k is too much. QC3 input and output, optional USB-C input... I don't know about the new model, but the big one that I took last year took a beating and still works.
I agree with everyone else so far. The most important things are screen protector, micro SD card, and a carrying case.
But if you're looking for something a little more exciting, here's a list of the things I also recommend:
Portable Charger: You'll need one that has enough power to charge the Switch. Here's two that I have found work well. The Anker charger is significantly more expensive than the RAVPower, and neither are really cheap, but you'll get a lot of use out of it, and they can work for other electronic devices as well.
Portable Stand: The Switch's kickstand is pretty bad for tabletop mode. It's not adjustable and you cannot charge at the same time. Getting a portable stand fixes both of these problems. One like this is my personal favorite portable stand. You get more viewing angles than the plastic folding ones and you can use this with multiple devices as well. However, the Hori one or one similar to that works perfectly fine as well.
Pro Controller or Extra Joy Cons: Depends on your preference. I'd go with the Pro Controller if you're planning on playing mostly single player games. The extra set of Joy Cons are nice for multiplayer though as it allows 2 people to play with full controllers, or 4 people to play with a single joy con (aka Mario Kart).
If you go with the extra Joy Cons, I'd also suggest Joy Con Grips. While they might not look the best, it is a significant upgrade to holding the Joy Cons by themselves. They work perfectly fine for multiplayer Mario Kart.
I personally have a RAVPower and I love it.
Those battery packs are killer. I have this one, very similar: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B019IFIJW8
It's slightly smaller but has QuickCharge, which is vital for keeping my Android phone charging during intense use and heat (and not merely draining slowly like with most portable chargers).
It's comically large and hard to fit in my pocket sometimes, but I can charge all day long and it never dies. Love it.
That's my only everyday-carry item. If I'm going hiking or biking, I'll bring drinks and snacks, but in the city I'll just make pit stops as needed.
This one from RavPower is cheaper than the Anker 26800 and only about $15 more than the Anker 20000. I use it all the time; works great. If it's still too expensive, just wait for a sale. Follow forums like Slickdeals - they love powerbanks.
I've got this one here: https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-20100mAh-Portable-Qualcomm-External/dp/B019IFIJW8
My phone (Nexus 6P) has a USB-C charger, and this one worked perfectly with it.
Has a port to charge everything. Supports every spec I'm aware for for fast charging. Which is nice when you have a tablet, phone, and other misc items. Had it for a year and a half now and it still lasts me an entire week of work before I need to charge it (about a half charge on my tablet each day).
RAVPower. Don't forget to click the 10% off coupon.
I have the amFilm tempered glass screen protector on mine and I really like it. I was hesitant about a screen protector at first because I normally don't put them on my devices, but I can hardly even tell that this one is on my Switch. No issues with glare that I've noticed either, and it's usually <= $10. (And that comes with 2, in case you mess up or wanna give one to a friend)
I don't have a battery pack for it, but I've been looking into them for a buddy of mine who is going on a trip from the US to the UK in a few months. The one I've been really thinking about is the RAVPower 20100 . It's on the more expensive end (~$50) but it is compatible with the Switch and will charge it ~3-4 times and only takes 4-5 hours to recharge the power bank.
As for the case I got one at Toys R Us last summer for about $20 and it has been fine. It's got some padding to protect the screen, and has these little plastic cases that can hold like 3 games and an SD card each I think... It doesn't have a ton of storage space, but it works. It depends on how much you want to put in there, but you definitely want some inside padded layer that lays on top of the screen so that nothing you put in there will put too much pressure on there.
RAVPower 20100mAh Portable Charger with QC 3.0
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_M11fAbEKPETSZ
Anker PowerCore does PD
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Try this Anker charger. My photographer friend uses this when she travels.
Wait, wait. My mistake, there are two very similar Anker PowerCore+'s. The one I linked above doesn't have PD, but there is one that does: https://smile.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Portable-Nintendo-Delivery/dp/B01MZ61PRW/
In any case, you want to use the USB-C port to charge. If you have the USB-PD version it'll charge at 18W, if you don't it'll charge at 10W, and if you use USB-A it'll charge at 7.5W.
I use an Anker PowerCore+
This beast looks like it will work:
How do they work in general, though? Do you just leave your phones plugged into it while it’s in your pocket or backpack? And it keeps the phone charged up?
Most smartwatches have rather rudimentary modems capable of ~3G speeds. You won't be doing any work off of that. Not to mention, smartwatches don't have the greatest WiFi interfaces either.
You said "battery issues aside" yet mentioned your phone battery being low as a problem. I'd recommend a good battery bank instead.
I got this guy for my Pro
I'd avoid that Xiaomi battery as it doesn't list USB-PD anywhere on the official spec sheet. Sure, it might charge your Surface but you definitely want a battery that operates within the official PD spec to protect from burnouts and ensure maximum charge rate (PD handshake). When you search for Xiaomi on the USB.org page, it looks like they've only certified one of their products, a wall charger. I'm aware the database often misses recently certified devices... but it looks like Xiaomi is operating loosely and avoiding the certification costs for their products. Considering the premium cost of Surface devices, there's no chance I'd risk using anything that lacks the USB-PD language in their official spec-sheet, with a breakout of the supported PD outputs/handshakes.
Yes I see that the battery has PD listed on a few of the Amazon country sites.... but it looks way too shifty for my comfort. Fyi for PD to function correctly, the spec sheet needs to lists more than the total output. It needs to list which fixed voltage outputs actually support the USB-PD handshake. Although a battery might list a total output of 45w, it might only be able to pass the PD handshake at 7.5w, which would be far insufficient for any Surface device.
Here's two pages that explain this a bit further:
Personally, I'd stick with Anker's batteries. They are well tested, well reviewed, well supported, and very transparent with their product specs (with even more info in their forums). This is the one I'm using with my Surface Go:
This battery is a perfect balance of size, weight, charging capacity, charging speed, and reliability. I also have the BatPower 98Wh ProE 2 ES7B 26800mAh Power Bank... which I thought I'd use use often with my SB2... but nope, this Anker is the only one I use when traveling. The upshot to this Anker is that you can leave your Surface Go charger at home and use the supplied PD charger instead. If you want to step things up a bit, you can also replace the included charger with their new PP Atom PD2 charger... it has two USB-C PD ports with 60w variable charging, so you can charge your Surface and battery at the same time (when one is full, the other gets max output).
No, I don't work for Anker. I just love the build quality and performance of their products...
Damn man, try setting up an overhead wire system its really easy to do, here = https://www.amazon.co.uk/Managment-Suspension-Playstation-Accessories-Retractable/dp/B0777H24ZG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=vr+wire&qid=1565929314&s=gateway&sr=8-1 The adhesive ones work very well without drilling
Congrats! You're gonna have a blast with your new Rift S.
Start with games rated as Comfort or Comfortable. I'd avoid SkyrimVR for a bit until you get more used to VR. SkyrimVR is a bit janky and is more likely to induce nausea, especially if it has a hard time maintaining 80fps, which is likely (and even moreso with mods.) The game isn't a very good showcase or introduction to VR, as it was shoehorned in and not fully optimized for VR.
For SkyrimVR mods, check out this post: https://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimvr/comments/amf5u3/skyrim_vr_specific_mods/
Highly recommended games to start out with are Superhot VR, Space Pirate Trainer, Rec Room, I Expect You To Die, Beat Saber, Robo Recall, Dead & Buried, Job/Vacation Simulator.
For movement controls, stick with teleportations until you get your VR legs.
Take breaks often the first week or two.
Don't be alarmed when you experience what's called virtual reality disassociation (where you briefly wonder if your hands or objects you pick up are real or VR.) This sensation usually goes away after a few days.
If you experience motion sickness or nausea, don't force it and take a break. Not everyone experiences this, but those that do will find the feeling goes away with more use. Ginger tablets or gums can help alleviate this.
You may want to consider getting a ceiling cable suspension system to keep the headset cord out of your way: https://smile.amazon.com/Managment-Suspension-Playstation-Microsoft-Accessories/dp/B0777H24ZG/
Don't use a liquid cleanser on the lenses, just use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe it in a circular motion. Also don't leave the lenses exposed to direct sunlight, as the magnified rays would burn the display screen.
It came with pretty much everything I needed. The seller has fast and good communication as well when I requested additional hardware anchors. Highly recommend. I’ll never go back to playing VR with cables dragging on the floor and until wireless VR is bug free, this will be my solution. The only issue I have witnessed is with taller people. My buddy is about 6’3” and while he had no issues demoing my Rift, I was nervous about him getting too immersed and tangling himself in the cables.
I'm not sure which specific one I bought, but they all should be pretty similar. The 3m adhesive thing keeps it so you don't have to damage your ceiling either. They're absolutely a necessity for PCVR imo
Honestly you can just save yourself the $300 and buy These off of amazon and hang them up. Ever since I got them no more tangled cables and I have almost all the freedom from having it wireless. There retractable so the cable is always above you.
This is how I currently have them set up in my room Link
I mean, I think it COULD work, but I'll just wait for the next gen with wireless. I bought one of these, so I'm good to go with that as soon as it gets here.
Yes, with a A to C cable. Fast charging might not work, depending on the method and cable.. but it will charge.
BTW... I have this one and am quite happy with it. http://amzn.com/B019IFIJW8
EDIT: Added link
Is the only difference between the one you linked and this one that the latter has Quick Charge 3.0? Does the 6P support that to make the extra $19 worth it?
If I'm not mistaken, it was such a problem that Amazon had to start policing the cables to make sure only standards compliant cables were being sold.
I highly recommend cables made by Anker. I've been buying them like crazy because as much as I like USB-C, it's a pain in the ass having the only USB-C device among your friends and family, and I'm constantly finding myself in a situation where I can't just borrow someone's charger for some extra juice.
I also ended up buying a fist full of these things and put one in every vehicle and coat pocket, sprinkling them around in random places.
2 for $10 here.
Anker is a well known and respected brand as well.
Makes it all better.
I don't dislike USB-C. I dislike that my phone has USB-C, and the hundred other things I have use USB-micro.
This should be exactly what you're looking for
I've used USB-A, Mini and Micro without any problem so far. I'm not sure about the USB C one but u can also use a adapter like this.
They should do the trick. If you do some digging you can probably find some decent alternatives that knock a few bucks off the price.
Just to throw out another alternative, you could also consider a Switch stand that has USB ports. It's more expensive, but it's a better idea to get that if you want to charge the Switch while using the GC adapter.
There nothing wrong with well made adapters
These ones come recommended by Benson Leung (guy from Google who tests all the USB C cables on Amazon)
The Anker micro usb to usb c adapter should work with Quick Charge according to the reviews.
I know this horse has been beat dead, but after scouring different threads and articles I'm still a little confused. For context, I just ordered myself a Pixel XL tonight (hype!) and in preparation I've been researching charging solutions. I'm aware of the amazing list Nathan K. and Venson Leung have for different cables, however I'm not 100% on what I'm looking out for. What am I looking for in power adapters? I know the pixel xl is "rated for 18w" charging, but is that the max before I damage something or maximum efficiency? Am I only worried about wattage? (Of course, P=IV. I know the basics but I know it can get complicated) I know the cable is equally important, but what about adapters? I have a whole bunch of (stock) Samsung charging adapters and cables (5V/2A - Micro USB) lying around and was hoping I could use a MicroUSB to USB-C adapter like this to make use of them. Is this feasible?
Any help is greatly appreciated. I hope this is support-y enough for this thread, otherwise I can make a seperate post about this.
p.s. I've also read throug the "More info on chargers by / u/ Nathan-k" linked in the side bar but it didn't quite clear up my confusion.
Yeah, I just use my USB A to C cable when I need to connect to my PC. It helps to have a few adapters laying around until USB C becomes more common.
Oddly enough, the mobo USB C port works flawlessly with my Xiaomi Piston 3 earbuds + USB C to 3.5 mm dongle.
Last year I bought an Anker 10,000mAh battery bank worked for about 3 charges on my S7 with ageing battery, today I get maybe 2 charges on a Note9. I was able to get a good 10+ days total usage out of my phone with recharges as needed. Make sure to turn on airplane mode and battery saver mode, turn off bluetooth, wifi, NFC, unused applications, etc , and keep the phone switched off at night. I was using my phone frequently to take pictures, or check GPS but not much else. Obviously YMMV
Also bought these adaptors last month to charge my new USB-C phone
Bought the iOttie Easy One Touch 3 last year, works fairly well.
The iOttie Easy One Touch 3 has been a pleasure to use. It fits the Nexus 5X well, and the one touch design is not just a gimmick - it is legit so much more convenient than any other mount I've used, and no need to attach anything to your phone like the magnet based ones. If you'll notice, the product is listed as "One Touch 3 (V2.0)". The 2.0 is important because the first iteration had a bad spring mechanism that would break in relatively short amounts of time. Been using the 2.0 for a long time now, so far so good.
I've used this in 5 cars now, I can't not recommend it.
HTC Vive VR Cover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZZ3M8B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_LdjBJyiYlehMP
HTC Vive Memory Foam Face Foam Replacement 6mm (Better FOV) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HM4QB0Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_xvibDrKgRkBXb
And maybe these if you're going to share it:
[50 Pcs]Orzero VR Disposable Sanitary White Eye Mask for Virtual Reality Headset for Gear VR Oculus Rift HTC Vive PlayStation VR https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JG6BL0Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_3DNWyX7ZfmOLe
Bought these in September. They come in a two pack, but I still haven't had to pull out the second one. Plus, they don't soak up sweat, so they're great for parties, just wipe down with a baby wipe between people.
This is what i use. It's $30 and includes two.
Another option for a single one, which is $15. Haven't personally tested this one though.
They come with velcro backing to work with an HTC Vive, so I just bought some thin 3M velcro to attach it with after pulling off the stock foam. Here's how that looks.
You could get him a replacement foam pad. The stock one is pretty crappy, these look like would hold to your face better and be more comfortable. https://www.amazon.com/Vive-Memory-Foam-Replacement-Better/dp/B01HM4QB0Y/ref=pd_sim_23_2?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B01HM4QB0Y&amp;pd_rd_r=MPM92KSY1S68A9DY53CP&amp;pd_rd_w=nDaVA&amp;pd_rd_wg=PVmvD&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=MPM92KSY1S68A9DY53CP
The I always was a little turned off by the default foam covers, mainly because they held sweat and could get hairs stuck in them. I made the decision to buy the 6mm VR cover pads, and my quality of life has surprisingly gone up immensely. They done suck up moisture, catch hairs, and to me feel better. The pads do give you a slightly greater field of view, great enough in face, that depending on where your eyes look you can see the edge of the screen thirds your nose. Usually you can't and that might sound annoying but really it's not a problem. Overall I am more emerged by the FOV. Only other thing I 'd recommend considering with these is they are worse for people with glasses as they leave less space for them. The original weren't perfect either but I wouldn't attempt glasses with these.
Also, these are machine washable unlike the original vive covers, but overall they are cleaner in general even without that.
Money-is-no-object charger: Omnicharge 13
Money-is-not-meant-to-be-spent-like-water charger: Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 QC
Can someone tell me the difference between these 3 10,000mAh Anker external batteries? One
I don't know the difference between Quick Charge 3.0;PowerIQ, PowerIQ, and PowerIQ II.
This is the wall charger I have. Which one of those external batteries will work best with my wall charger??
Hopefully. We do not know if HTC made some weird proprietary connection to the battery.
It uses a 10,050mAh QuickCharge 3.0 battery
" One interesting side note: to power the wireless experience, the website claims you should only ever use the HTC QC 3.0 Power Bank, a 10,050mAh battery with Quick Charging capabilities. At $80, this is nearly double the price of a similar Anker power bank however, and the company hasn’t specified exactly why it’s so important that users shell out the extra money. "
Anker Portable batteries. I can get 2 charges on my Note 4. It also supports Quick Charge.
Edit: formatting error
Update! Both works! =D So 18W seems to be fine!
Edit: Though the fit on this is loose in the battery holder.
But the non-QC3.0 Input one (this) fits snugly.
Waiting on the third one to arrive now.
I just want to say... I have this RAVPower one and it's held up after many uses. I think it's worth the asking price, even without a sale. But since it's on sale, it's even better. :)
The clear case from Oneplus does not really protect the top or the bottom of the phone. It just protects the back and the side and it's slippery as hell.
I would go a diztronic case
and a tempered glass screen protector. The most popular one it seems is Orzly, although I've had issues with it, it seems to be the best one from reviews
There is no cases out right now that will keep the sandstone look unless you get a clear case but it'll still make it look washed out. You can get an aluminum bumper case but it cases reception issues.
Get the Orzly
Definitely worth it. I actually prefer the feel of it over the stock screen.
I'm using the tempered glass protector from Orzly and it has a good oleophobic coating, seems much better than the screen on its own. Clarity is excellent and I've noticed no more glare than was present on the screen itself. I'd highly recommend it.
I did. Very pleased with the move. The extra battery life is a huge plus for me. Size is a little daunting at first but you get used to it. After using it for a couple weeks, the Nexus 5 seems tiny in comparison.
EDIT: I would suggest the ORLY tempered glass protector on Amazon. Fits really good on the phone and can barely tell its on. Sometimes I forget I even have a protector on it.
I got one of those magnetic phone mounts for my car.
No moving parts on the mount, so nothing to break. Not sure if it's BIFL, but honestly I'm not sure what kind of phone mount is? In any case, I've had no problems. Small metal piece fits inside my phone case, magnet holds phone up.
Droid Turbo 2 with OtterBox Defender case.
I'm not the same guy you originally replied to, but I got one for $7 as well and I've had it for a while. I got my sister one too and loves it. This one,
WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder with Fast Swift-Snap Technology for Smartphones and Mini Tablets, Black
I used to use the unicorn beetle pro. The screen protector is a cheap piece of plastic which didn't sit flat on the screen and scratched easily. I actually just ripped the plastic off and used tempered glass. It is quite durable. It is a bit thicker than most cases and should provide ample protection. As for taking it off an on, it's a bit annoying, but should only take like 10-20 seconds. I'm not sure if it's from me putting my case on and taking it off, but I did notice some of the paint chipping away on the edges where the case would rub up against when putting on or taking off the case. I liked the case overall, but I use one of these https://www.amazon.com/WizGear-Universal-Swift-Snap-Technology-Smartphones/dp/B00PGJWYJ0
I had the metal plate between the case and the phone. The case was a bit too thick, which made the magnetic mount a bit useless. I ended up switching to the Unicorn Beetle Slim and don't look back. The magnetic car mount works perfectly, and I still feel comfortable with the level of protection it provides.
WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder with Fast Swift-Snap Technology for Smartphones and Mini Tablets, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PGJWYJ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_bDi4xbQ49Z3F6
Works great for me.
Try a magnetic phone mount - no-fuss, instant connection. That way you keep your directions close to eye level as you drive drop to drop.
Personally I use a vent mount that is magnetic. I just have the metal plate that comes with it stuck in between the rubber and plastic layers of my otter box.
Link: WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PGJWYJ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_q294ybW6R4Y8W
Here you go : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PGJWYJ0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I put the metal piece you see on Amazon on the inside of my back cover. It works fine for me.
works like a charm...
I think these 2 options are decent. 1. 20,000 mah battery charger: http://www.amazon.com/Anker-20000mAh-Multi-Voltage-Technology-Smartphones/dp/B005NGLTZQ 2. 50,000 mah battery charger: http://www.amazon.com/MAXOAK-50000mAh-Portable-External-Notebook-Most/dp/B00YP823NA
Both of the products that you mentioned look over-priced and over-specified.
If you limit yourself to 5V USB I recommend a 75 watt-hour battery ($37) for its dual inputs; it charges twice as fast as a normal battery. That should be sufficient to charge two cell phones, a small lamp ($4) and a fan ($17). You can charge the battery from a wall outlet, with a cigarette lighter USB adapter ($10), or with a small solar panel ($100).
You might prefer a Luci light ($15) to the lamp mentioned above; it charges itself from the sun and won't consume any of your battery capacity.
If you need 12 volts, I recommend a 185 watt-hour battery ($130), which will also charge a laptop computer. It recharges from a wall outlet, or you can use a 150 watt inverter ($24) from your cigarette lighter.
Weight is 2.77lbs. It has 12v and 20v barrel connector outputs, as well as USB 1.2A and 2.5A outputs. I have to upconvert the 5v output of the solar panel to 12v in order to properly charge the battery. The only drawback to this setup, really, is that nothing is Anderson Powerpole - it's pretty much all barrel type power connectors or USB...so it took a deep dive into specs to get everything to play together.
Separately, I have a second-line of AA NiMH eneloop pro batteries that can run the radio and tuner in a pinch, if necessary...and Goal Zero Nomad chargers and a smaller solar panel for them, as well.
It is not an ultra-light, stripped-down, bare-bones setup...but with antenna, radio, accessories, solar, batteries, an alcohol stove, first aid kit, GPS, and cordage and a camera with mini-tripod, it weighs 25lbs - everything fits in a Portable Zero Avalanche backpack and a couple external MOLLE pouches. I also have a tarp, that can be used as shelter in there, as well. It is meant as a SOTA go-kit...and Field Day is my test run.
Depending on your budget there are mobile battery banks that can provide AC outlets and ports for laptops or smart phones/tablets. Quick search I found these:
Was that what you were asking about?
I use multiple power banks so there's always something available. The MaxOak was purchased in 2016 so there may be a newer model available. It has been really good for a laptop though. The 26800 might work for your purposes. The small Ankers charge quickly and pack a surprisingly good punch.
MAXOAK Laptop Power Bank 185Wh/50000mAh Portable Laptop Charger External Battery Pack
Also use one of these:
Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger, 26800mAh External Battery with Dual Input Port and Double-Speed Recharging
Have three of these for on the go:
Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger, One of The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Battery
Just purchased one of these but it takes FOREVER to charge so it may end up living somewhere else:
I've had this one for a year and a half and I love it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00YP823NA/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1488225069&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=50000mah+power+bank&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=31BxC%2BKG2nL&amp;ref=plSrch
I don't know much about that laptop or its power draw, but these seem fairly popular.
Honestly though, if you need to game without power I've heard the nintendo switch has good battery life, and there's some good titles.
Edit: Yeah -- nobody is going to be able to reproduce any of the technology involved. I'd just use it to impress important people.
"I'm from the future: look at this. I purchased this, and wouldn't be able to create it myself even in the time I'm from. Like how your sword and armor were made for you, but this is far more intricate, complicated, and requires many materials from all around the world.
I do, however, know some things that would help your kingdom that we can make out of stuff available to us. On this device, I have a compendium of knowledge called Wikipedia. I can teach you to make black powder, high explosives, military tactics, metal working, agriculture, building construction, etc. We can predict and avert famines from pests and drought, and treat many diseases and injuries."
Suck up to the king, keep a password lock on the phone.
Don't let your dreams be dreams. DO IT
I might almost prefer a flashlight that runs on standard AA/AAA batteries in that situation. OP sounds like he's pretty remote, and I'm not sure he could reliably source CR123s without paying an arm and a dick for shipping, and I'd feel kind of sketchy about relying on rechargeables in an area with regular power failures, unless I have a generator or a solar panel.
Actually, one of these Anker solar chargers would probably be an excellent investment in OP's case.
I bought this after doing some research. In full sunlight it will charge my portable battery like it was plugged into a wall. But just be aware that solar chargers need solid sunlight to work well. You would probably be better off buying an EasyAcc 26000 mah portable battery which will be able to charge your phone for a week easily.
Is this the solar you mentioned? Anker 21W 2-Port USB Universal PowerPort Solar Charger https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012YUJJM8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FwSMybN50D141
Little tip, these can be found at Princess Auto (not name brand) for MUCH cheaper. I have a few small hand-cases that I got for around $25.00.
On a side note, I got a solar panel for camping which I use to charge my battery packs, which then go on and charge my 18650's. Its super handy to not have to worry about running out of battery life while your out in the boonies!
I've got a Mophie case that works fine that was gifted to me but, if you're not dead set on a battery case, I'd recommend a portable battery pack instead. You'll get better value for your money than using a case.
Here's my recommendation:
Anker Astro E5 16000mAh Compact Portable Charger
That should provide you with roughly 4 full recharges on your 6 Plus. I've got a few products from Anker and between their warranty and prices, I'd highly recommend their battery pack. They also sell a portable solar panel kit as well that I've used while camping.
You're going to have a hard time getting smaller. If your radio has a battery that can be used to charge your phone in an emergency, it could take a week or more to charge that battery with the tiny solar panel, and hours of cranking. Those radios can run on very low current. Your cell phone takes a ton of current.
Something like this solar charger that folds flat is about the best you can do to get small and actually charge devices. You can get one that's lighter with fewer panels, but it'll increase charge time by a factor of the area lost.
That said, if you're willing to let the solar panel charge all day in direct sunlight, something like this battery pack could charge your phone, probably around 2/3 full during a full sunny day. The battery is huge, and can charge your phone 3x or so, so it is a decent option if you're planning on charging from mains power every few days, but want a backup in an emergency.
That pack is similar in size to many phones (and thicker), but you can absolutely get smaller packs, usually without the solar panels. I prefer packs without tiny solar panels that I view as gimmicky (I'd rather have high quality panels and high quality batteries that I can mix and match) but if you're looking to reduce volume and weight, they might suit you.
I recommend Anker brand. They're not remotely the only good brand out there, but I've bought around a dozen of their products and used some of them to failure, and I've never once seen signs of cheap design like I often find when (for example) other products just fall apart after a few weeks of heavy use.
Anker costs more, but a few years ago, I got tired of replacing broken stuff, and only look elsewhere when Anker doesn't make exactly what I'm looking for.
Check this out -- pair it with a USB battery and it'd be more useful:
I'm really glad the Switch releasing on March 3rd as I'm planning a trip from LA to London a week after. I can't wait to play the switch on the plane instead of the 3ds I usually would take.
I'm planning to buy a new usb c 3amp battery pack for this situation, just in case there isn't power available on my seat. I figure with the rumored 4300 mah battery (I would assume close to the actual capacity even if it is wrong) I should be able to get at least 3 full charges off of a 20,0000 mah battery pack or at least 5 charges off a 30,0000 mah battery pack (assumes a 20% loss through charging).
Giving me more than enough power for the 10 hour flight, if i start with a full battery. Not that I typically even play games the entire flight, considering naps and meals.
I think Anker just made one.
Edit: This is the one I was thinking of: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-VoltageBoost/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=sr_1_3?s=wireless&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1481577685&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=usb+c+portable+battery
I have this one, and its been to Jamaica and back without issue thus far. Mainly got it with the "always be prepared" mindset, but I love it. If you have other USB - C devices, you need to be sure not to charge the brick off of your device, because you can do that too ><
Probably your best bet for now is buying one of these. Yes, the formfactor sucks but you could rubberband it to your phone if you really wanted to.
The other option would be to use one of the other smaller ones with an A to C cable. It would work fine, just charge the phone at a slightly lower rate.
I've been using this for a month and have had no issues.
Anker has a USB-C powerbank, but its roughly the same price.
If he's in Canada, he'd be getting it from Amazon.ca. That would make it 79.99.
Why not go for Anker? Anker is known to be good. I have one of their other power banks, but this one looks good: http://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-External-VoltageBoost/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1464952942&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=power+bank+usb+c
It's half the price, twice the capacity.
I don't think you need too, but i would recommend playing the first one as it is a very good game. If you have not played either of them here is a link to an amazon sale for the Bioshock 1 & 2 bundle for $7.49 that activates on steam. Click Me Please
In my opinion, Amazon has a better sale on Bioshock. You can get a bundle of both the first and second game for 7.49. I'm going to hold out a little to see if Steam matches it, but I doubt they will. I'm also waiting for a pretty good deal on Mass Effect 1-2.
Some other Steam-comparable deals:
Metro 2033 for $5
Darksiders for $5
If you got the 20% GMG coupons those are actually cheaper than Steam
Spec Ops The Line for $25
Bioshock Pack for $7.50
Modern Warfare 3 for $30
On CAG, Tony also mentioned that Saints Row III will be on sale on Amazon at some point next week for either $12.50 or $10
CD keys work on steam.
Without Spec Ops $5
Save 5 bucks on Bioshock 1 & 2
Also system shock for $2.50 for the next 8 hours
I have this one. Been using it for a couple months and it works great. There are other types from the same company that are under $20.
I have done this. I ran a Choetech pad, wita a cheep reciver attached to a cheep micro to mini usb adapter.
It was a hell of a lot of work to not be able to see if my keyboard was over the charger/charging...
Considering how long the battery life is though (I use this daily at work, 8+ hour days, I forget to charge it for a week at a time.) it could be really nice if you want to use this as a daily driver/at home at work.
Buy a wireless charger: https://smile.amazon.com/Choetech-T511-Wireless-Anti-Slip-Qi-Enabled/dp/B00C40OG22/ref=sr_1_7?s=wireless&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1496347602&amp;sr=1-7&amp;keywords=wireless+charger
Absolutely NOT....WAY, WAAAAY overpriced.
Get 2-3 of these:
I'm using them with my X and they work just fine.
I have this one and it works for me: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00C40OG22
there's a set of cables which if you prefer (e.g. already have a micro-hdmi type d) you can get this on amazon for $1.63 https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Cable-Power-Samsung-Player/dp/B00CXAC1ZW/
These are the ones I ordered
PNY HP 256gb Flash
You will also need a small usb 2 flash drive less than 8gb formatted to FAT32 to load the kernel via the player 2 USB port in the front
You'll need something like one of these (first google result, not promoting that specific one). But the tablet normally outputs power, so you also need a kernel that is patched to reverse that. I run Glitch kernel and it claims to have the support. I've never tried it, but I do have all the necessary equipment laying around...
Correct, a powered USB Hub should work without the physical power mod.
Most people go on to mod the system with BleemSync v1.1+ firmware, which enables the rear power port as an OTG USB port after which you can use an OTG adapter to plug the flash drive and power into the rear port, giving you full use of the two front ports.
If you have some flash drives around, particularly some older USB2.0 drives, you may be able to install the BleemSync v1.1+ firmware without needing to do the power mod or needing a powered USB hub. After that all you'll need is a OTG adapter like this one or an OTG USB hub like this one.
So far I've liked these the best, but these have an angle that might come in handy in some uses. Oh, and this one lets you charge while running devices off the OTG. Very handy for using an ethernet cable on the Shield to get 1080p/60fps in console mode.
I can confirm this one works for me: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CXAC1ZW/
But I think I'll order the 'Rii' cable that others have linked to 'cuz I like the layout of it MUCH more.
OTG uses a plug like this one to allow you to connect your thumb drive in line with the power cord that plugs in the back of the PSC. It requires modification of the software internally to implement though, and is apparently a feature that is in the testing phases by devs out there on several teams. It is a feature a lot of us retro gamers have been excited about for the PSC to get for quite some time. If you review posts on this sub for the past week, you will see that there has been a bunch of progress and announcements recently that this feature is coming soon.
let me preface this with: You do this at your own risk, while I haven't had issues does not make me responsible if anything of yours breaks.
The camera technically uses a 7.2v battery even tho the bottom of the camera says it accepts 8.4v. I'm not sure why there is a discrepancy.
Any battery bank with a 9v dc out would work. XTPower 10000 mAh has 4 LEDs on it to indicate power.(There are multiple sizes in that link too) or if you need even more power the RAVPower 23000 mAh has lots of juice, a display for remaining % and voltage options ranging up to 20v which can power some laptops.
Here are four different ones from Amazon. They all seem to have pretty good reviews.
Rosewill Plasma Black 18000mAh
Lizone® Extra Pro 40000mAh
With the RAVPower and Lizone you have to buy a third party cord to connect a Macbook, but with the Rosewill and ChargeTech you just plug your standard charging brick into them.
I used this and it is brilliant and I am not sure what the difference is?
Pretty much everyone recommends the Orzly tempered glass screen protector for the OPO. It's cut perfect, rounded corners, treated specially, etc.
diztronic ultra tpu. They're extra reinforced around the edges for impact. and an orzly screen protector in combination with the diztronic.
I use the normal diztronic tpu and you get alot of protection without the bulk. These 2 protecters are a really good combination!:)
I've had mine for about 3 weeks now. Phone manufactured on September 15, my girlfriend's was on August 22... Nothing really to complain about. Battery life lasts far longer than my N5. Here are my settings and specs.
The $7.50 price is available through amazon.com. You can purchase it there, and download it via the Steam client -- just make sure you buy the Steam version and not the other DRM'ed version.
You can get both from Amazon for $7.49.
(Confirmed by myself that it also works for unlocking on Steam)
You can get both Bioshock and Bioshock 2 from Amazon for just $7.5. They are both Steam-redeemable.
If you live in the US then 100% Bioshock/Bioshock 2. It is dirt cheap on Amazon.
$7.99 this is a sick price for some fucking amazing games!
The Bioshock Dual Pack does. The 2K packs don't.
For those of you interested in the Steam activated version click this.
Actually the pack with both BioShocks is still available over there for $5:
Actually, they are 4.99 http://www.amazon.com/Bioshock-Dual-Pack-Online-Game/dp/B0083W649I/ref=sr_1_3?s=videogames&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1375897072&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=bioshock+2+download
There's the Bioshock dual pack if you already have Spec Ops.
bioshock 1 and 2 are great games, and they're on sale for 5$ on amazon
The BioShock Dual Pack (BioShock and BioShock 2) is also available for only $5!
But come on. I googled "bioshock 1 and 2 pc bundle" and this was the first result. 5 bones, from amazon, for both. This deal happens constantly. Microsoft would NEVER discount each bioshock game to 2.50.
I understand your point, but the sales exist for PC, they don't seem to for console. Or at the very least they don't exist in such abundance.
You can always just buy Bioshock 1 and 2 in a bundle from amazon for only $4.99 - Link
Bioshock Dual Pack
I still don't own it either. I'm wondering if I should pull the trigger on $7.49 sale on Amazon (activates on Steam) which includes both Bioshock 1 and 2
Does anyone know if the Bioshock Dual Pack is region locked?
As for Bioshock Amazon is having a deal here, And Civ5/Xcom here.
If you're talking about this offer on Amazon don't worry. It is not region locked. I myself have bought it from Lithuania and redeemed it on Steam easily without any VPNs.
I just realized it's not about region but a censorship. That one I cannot guarantee that it will work... But if you never try you'll never know. The price is also very small I guess.
A Bioshock 1 and 2 Dual Pack is $4.99 here. Much better deal if you bought it yourself.
I think you should change the wireless charger instead of messing with it which is now just a piece of scrap. I am also using one to charge my Nexus 5 from almost 1 year and its working fine. I purchased it from http://www.amazon.com/UPGRADED-Wireless-Charger-Charging-Qi-Enabled/dp/B00C40OG22 Hope you will find the information useful.
I don't think that the next Nexus phone will be called the Nexus 6. That's why I called the next Nexus phone the 2014 Nexus 5.
But anyways, wireless Qi charging is slower than USB charging, but the great advantage is that if you have a few Qi chargers located around you, you just put your phone down and it starts to charge. The whole idea is to constantly be topping up your battery, not waiting for the battery to hit a critical level and then charging. No messing around with microUSB ports and aligning them properly.
I personally use the official Nexus charger, which has magnets that help to stick your phone to the charger. It's great, but a bit costly:
The Choe Qi Charger on Amazon looks good for $29.99. Buy two for $60 and have free shipping in the US.
Id suggest the cheotech https://www.amazon.co.uk/Upgraded-Wireless-Charger-Slide-Terminator/dp/B00C40OG22/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1473230532&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=nexus+6+wireless+charger
Mine works fine with this this wireless charger. Stuff doesn't usually get in under the screen protector, but if its been in my pocket all day, you can tell.
Wireless Charger, CHOETECH Qi... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C40OG22?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This is what I use for all of my Android devices including the Razer phone 2
It is $14
I use this adapter between a TPU case and the phone and charge with this pad at home and this dock at work. The adapter and the pad used at home are great. The work dock buzzes so I don't recommend it. They will get hot if you're using your phone while charging but otherwise I've had no issues.
I'm back! Here are good ones:
Choetech Upgraded (specifically mentions Nexus 6)
Choetech Car Dock
I bought this one and I love it. When you set the Nexus on it, the screen will pop on to notify you it's charging, make sure to switch the screen back off or it will charge super slowly.
I'm using the factory cable w/a Spigen Ultra Hybrid case and this Qi charger from Amazon:
Charges decently fast with no heat issues.
US$12 - took me 2 seconds to look up
Not sure what it's rated, but I have 2 of these, and they work well, even through a case:
I been using the Choe Upgraded Qi Wireless charger for months now and have no problems with it. http://www.amazon.com/UPGRADED-Wireless-Charging-Blackberry-Qi-Enabled/dp/B00C40OG22/
There is also the Choe Stadium Qi Wireless charger. http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Charging-Blackberry-included-coil-black/dp/B00JA7HNZO
I already tried RAVpower but I have issues using it.
That actually is cool and a good way to keep the overall cost of these charging pads down.
I ordered one of these since I've heard such great things about them. Doesn't do all that this pad does, but it's cheap enough to buy some and have quick charging throughout the house.
We'll soon see.
Thanks! Here's the link to the charger:
It's an Amazon.ca listing, but I bet they have it on Amazon.com too.
I can confirm that the case works with my Qi Charger.
i bought one of these, because it was cheap, and it works. i havent timed it or anything to compare it to a normal charger.
so just to give an update incase anyone else finds this post. I didn't have luck with the charger unfortunately. I got this guy. it works fine when the case is off but damn.. taking the case on and off is just as much work as plugging it in with the cord. bummer city.
I like the CHOE wireless chargers around the house for the convenience factor. With the battery life on the G2, I've yet to need to charge up quickly like all of my previous phones.
With my Qi charger [(Choetech)] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C40OG22?ie=UTF8&amp;at=&amp;force-full-site=1&amp;ref_=aw_bottom_links ) along with the 2.0A wall plug they sell from about 20% it takes about 4 hours to get to 100% and the max temp it rises to is right around 100°F.
Comparatively, a 1.0A 5V Samsung wall plug I have takes about 4.5 hours to charge 20% to 100%. But its also a lot cooler, I believe it doesn't really go over 85°F
Edit2: For the sake of comparisons, with my experience using the Turbo Charger, from 20% to 100% takes about 100 minutes for me, but the temperature rises to 112°F
Edit3: After reading the link /u/sightl3ss provided, the with Choetech Qi Charger I use, I have not experienced any of the battery capacity discrepancies. It goes 100%-5% just fine. Although I cannot definitively say that 15%-0% is normal as I usually charge somewhere between 15%-20% and rarely let it get to 5%
I used this PowerBot Charging Pad and this other 3rd party pad both of which were able to charge my friend's Nexus 5 perfectly fine.
The two coils I used were this blue one for the S5 and this blue one for the Note 3. I checked the voltages that the coils were pulling and they were good, but I did not check the current.
My memory is a little fuzzy, but I think my moto skip still worked with the coil installed.
It can definitely be done. Just a matter of finding a powered USB OTG cable.
Something along the lines of this:
Hardware wise, connecting usb storage while charging is easy. Getting the software to play nice is a different task.
Micro USB Host OTG Cable with Micro USB Power
FiiO E7 USB DAC and Portable Headphone Amplifier (Black)
A quick way to test is to put a powered hub in between the phone and the drive. If it works, you might invest $2.
Something like this.
Getting OTG to work on the nexus 4 is a ball ache. However it is possible. I got my xbox controller to work with it and it read my USB drives.
Used AK Kernal, a USB Y OTG cable and an app called synapse. This was on 5.0.1 stock.
I use these and they work great, even with a hub and multiple devices plugged in.
OTG support is device specific. If your device supports OTG but can't supply the keyboard with enough power, then they make cables like this one that allows you to inject power, or you can make your own. However if your device doesn't support OTG then you're out of luck.
Micro USB Host OTG Y Splitter with Power
You'll also need another cable to go from the controller (probably Mini-B) to the OTG cable (USB-A)
I use my tablet often as a media device on my TV and it works well. I bought one of [these] (https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Cable-Samsung-Player-OTHERS/dp/B00CXAC1ZW/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1483206964&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=otg+charger+cable) otg cables so I can use an Xbox 360 adapter and charge at the same time. Console mode is really useful because it turns off the tablet screen and just displays on the TV. I use Netflix, Youtube, Google Music and they all work well, along with games.
Unfortunately, Amazon Prime video is not directly supported on Android devices and will only display in SD, not HD :/
You would have to get usb host mode working first, then you could use a usb host adapter with power. https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Cable-Samsung-Player-OTHERS/dp/B00CXAC1ZW
--OTG cable that allows charging at same time
Hmm, that's a very interesting device. Note that I'm not an Android phone user, and I have no first-hand knowledge of the OTG protocol, but I see no reason why that device wouldn't work. It does a lot more than just interface USB to your phone, but at that low price point, there's no harm in getting it to see how it works.
If it were me, I would only buy an adapter that can be powered externally. When using a USB mic with a phone, you don't want to worry about how long your battery will last while driving both devices. You'd want to research this adapter to see if it can be powered, either via USB or other dedicated power supply.
Here's a simpler example of something that work: https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Cable-Samsung-Player-OTHERS/dp/B00CXAC1ZW
Be sure to search YouTube for videos about connecting USB mics to Android phones, also. There are many to look at. Best to you.
It's a USB otg y cable like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CXAC1ZW?pc_redir=1413518571&amp;robot_redir=1
It allows me to charge the tablet while using the otg functions.
This is the micro USB adapter that I'm using and the tablet will still charge, but will charge slower. One thing I've noticed is that if I'm playing graphic intensive games such as Borderlands the Presequel or the Talos Principle, the battery will slowly drain even when it's plugged in, but won't die if it gets to 0%.
This is the ethernet adapter I'm using. As for connection speeds, I'm on 5ghz wifi when not connected to ethernet. I've ran speed tests and they're about the same, although I get much better latency when I'm connected via ethernet. In fact, the only reason I got the adapter was for a better GeForce Now experience.
ADVICE: Do not choose a seller that sells it for like a $1 and free shipping, those are usually the ones that take 2 months and never come (my last order). Choose a seller for about $3 and free shipping and it should take a week to week and a half.
PS: Unfortunately you will not find this cable conventionally at any store, even though its mega popular.
Nvidia Shield not only supports USB OTG on the Micro-USB port, but also charging at the same time (which is actually rare). It can use all sorts of things if you good a USB-A to USB Micro OTG adapter, including Ethernet adapters if you want a hardline connection.
DS4 can connect via USB (using either USB-A to MicroOTG or Micro to MicroOTG) and should also work flawlessly over Bluetooth (the latest model controller) just like any other BT controller.
I use this cable so that I can charge and play connected at the same time (was mostly used when I was using a DS3 as my main controller since that doesn't work over BT easily).
You can use ethernet for 60fps.
I got this adapter cable which works great.
Here is an example that I use for my Shield Portable.
However that doesn't include HDMI out via MHL, and I didn't include a compatible USB Ethernet adapter. A quick search can find one that is Android compatible, not all of them are.
An OTG Y-Cable was the best thing I bought for my Amazon Fire Stick. Connecting a USB hub opened up so many possibilities. Everything I've connected to it has worked so far: wired keyboard, wireless mouse (with dongle), wireless keyboard (with dongle), USB thumb drive.
As has already been pointed out, you need an OTG adapter cable. There are different kinds of OTG cables though.
The most commonly used OTG cable has one micro USB port for the Android device and one USB A female port for the keyboard. This is ideal if your Android/keyboard should be portable. The keyboard will be powered by the Android device's internal battery (which of course also depletes the battery quicker).
If you are planning to have a stationary Android/keyboard combo at home or in the office for instance, you might want to consider an "USB OTG Host charging" cable, sometimes also called "USB OTG Y" cable. There you will have three ports. One port each for the Android device and keyboard, and an additional port for connecting an USB charger. With this adapter, both the Android device and the keyboard will be powered by the external USB charger.
This one should probably work:
Note that charging an Android device while being in USB host mode is not supported by all devices and also if it technically supported, the Linux kernel needs to support it as well. The configuration is named something like CONFIG_OTG_CHARGING, if I remember correctly. Luckily, a lot of recent (stock, off-the-shelves) Samsung devices support OTG host charging by default.
I use the RAVPower 23000mAh Portable Charger 4.5A DC Output External Battery Pack (3-Port, 9V/12V/16V/19V/20V, LCD Display) for Macbook, Laptops, Smartphones It features a multitude of voltage settings which virtually makes it suitable for any gadget out there. Plus it comes with all possible sorts of connectors (DC and USB). I used it on overseas trip and can't say enough praise about it.
That would be correct. You could always get something like this, though.
get something like this, www.amazon.com/dp/B0083EQS3I/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I2QAQFXKWFOQY2
then a battery pack with dc output like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFMUBYG/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I2DH2C7QW3L3G8 or this https://www.amazon.com/Poweradd-Pilot-Pro2-23000mAh-Smartphones/dp/B015OAJFOC/
you will probably need a wire adapter like this also since i'm not sure what comes with the battery pack. https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Enterprises-2-1mm-5-5mm-Adapter/dp/B00GPVWRRC
Never seen one below $80, and that was only because this one was on discount: https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-23000mAh-Portable-Charger-External/dp/B00HFMUBYG
I'd say you should probably expect to spend ~$100 for a good portable battery for your Surface Pro.
I have been using this one for six months and it still surprises me with how long it lasts between charges. I use it in my truck at work to keep my phone and portable speaker (AC) charged.
There are also these battery pack uni-chargers for portable std charging.
I'm using the below, not as powerful as the qi-infinity mentioned, but, it easily gets me through the day.
That's the one I bought. Had to also buy a power cord end for the Surface. It holds enough power for around two full charges.
I've seen someone mention this one before, but I've never tried it myself: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HFMUBYG/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_12?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A2KUZVNQ9LP7N9
This one on Amazon seems to be very popular.
The Tudia looks nice, but I hear that its design is shoddy.
I use the Diztronic case. It doesn't look very exciting, but its durable and has a good fit. The Bugdroid is made of the same material and should hold up pretty well.
I personally don't use screen protectors. Gorilla Glass makes them pretty unneccesary, in my experience. If you want one, Orzly tempered glass protectors are considered the best.
Well, many people seem to be more than happy with the Diztronic case, the ones in their accessories on the site are said to be a lot worse than this one.
And about screen protectors, I guess most people go with the Orzly?
But that will cost more than $15 in total, so I don't know.
Just get the Orzly screen protector. No bubbles and i actually like the feel of the phone better with it on.
This is by far the best tempered glass screen protector:
People have been having good luck with the ORZLY tempered protector. http://www.amazon.com/Orzly%C2%AE-Tempered-Protective-Protector-SmartPhone/dp/B00KQKATH8#
The OnePlus One Wallet Case - GreatShield - $9.99
GO US Universal Car Air Vent Phone Holder Mount - $1.90
Orzly Tempered Glass Protector - $14.99
All of them works well
Cheaper on Amazon
No email yet :/ still says processing.
I got this glass one. This is my first "high-end" device so I figured $15 (+$10 case) isn't something I'd skimp on. The plastic ones have always felt cheap to the touch for me and offer less impact protection. When the glass shield breaks it (hopefully) dissapates and absorbs some/all the impact force.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hypershop/hyperdrivetm-compact-thunderbolt-3-usb-c-hub-for-m check this out, it may be available in your countries via 3rd party resellers.
https://www.incase.com/shop/devices/macbook/15-macbook-pro/ pick your poison, high quality, 10/10 cases and sleeves, would recommend
https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-Portable/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1494833126&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=anker+powercore%2B this can give you additional juice for your battery on the go if needed.
And you'll probably need a microfibre cloth.
What about this?
There's this: http://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-External-VoltageBoost/dp/B014ZO46LK
Edit: I have it and it works with Rapid Charging on the 6P. Usually, I can get somewhere between 4 and 5 charges out of it.
It's right here?
I have the same one but the PowerCore+ version. I would suggest buying the PowerCore+ one despite it being more expensive because it has a USB-C port which allows charging up to 5V/3A. Highly recommend this charger.
I have this. Works well with my pixel 2 :)
That's good info.
I may try and research this one
Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C, Ultra-High Capacity Premium Portable Charger, 20100mAh External Battery. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_aNdqzbDGCBY14
But I don't know if it's USB-PD compliant.
He has this one.
Is this the one you're ordering?
I think Anker only has one USB-C power bank - the PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C but it's $60. Qualcomm's QC is a separate thing that is dependent on the phone's chipset supporting it. Not sure what phones have it or not, I know mine does but it's not a USB-C phone.
All powerbanks should use USB or USB-C so as long as you have the proper cords then it’s not going to harm your Switch.
I highly recommend Anker . They are a fantastic brand for powerbanks
The link I gave isn’t the only Anker powerbanks but it is the one I have and it’s nice because it gives charge through USB-C.
I know you didn't list it. But I have this one and it charges rapidly.
I travel A TON for work. This specific unit has never done me wrong:
Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_LTyUAbSBJ3H2J
I charge my switch, phone, pro controller, and have run my SNES Classic without fail. I can't speak highly enough for it.
I have it, too. As u/BBski/ said, hardwired cord is nice, is plenty long, and charges just as well and quickly as the charger that shipped with the phone. If you find yourself looking for a portable pack in the future, grab this baby: http://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-External-VoltageBoost/dp/B014ZO46LK
It activates rapid charging as fast as a wall charger. All their cables are USB-C compliant.
TBH I wouldn't trust the power bank manufacturer you linked: I personally have ŧhis one from Anker and I can confirm that the capacity is as stated (never measured, but "should be" since I can charge my 6P like 5 times)
This one from Anker is one of the few that offers USB-PD through USB-C, meaning it will support rapid charging.
I'm going with the Anker 20100 USB-C - https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-Portable/dp/B014ZO46LK
I ordered one of these recently and it just came in today. Fantastic price on an enormous battery. Delivers the proper amperage for the Switch (so it will charge it safely), and has the capacity to completely charge the Switch 3-4 times. The only issue with it may be size, as it is ~7 inches long and thick... but not a problem with a backpack etc.
Any carrying case recommendations? Amazon is preferred but isn't a must, and I'll consider anything that has a reasonable price tag for what it is. I also specifically want one that can hold my big af battery and a couple small cables. Link to the battery I'm planning on getting
Have and love this.
Yeah, I got this one and am happy with it.
Oh, yeah, the 3' cables work great, too. Tested... full 3.0 data rate from their and 12W from the C to C and the A to C cables and they are also pretty durable. I just like the 6' 2.0 cable to keep the power brick out of sight.
And while I'm nerding out, I use these little magnet holders to keep the charging cable on the nightstand (or desk) when it isn't in use. And I keep a huge capacity battery with type C and A in my laptop bag for extended day use and long haul flights. Man, I sound like a shill for Anker...
No, I understood you fine.
I do know that when using a USB-A to USB-C cable, the port that you're trying to charge from needs to be USB 3.0, otherwise you're not going to get much output. Probably the problem you're facing right now.
I have a portable battery that would probably work, it's got native USB-C output as well as "fast charge" USB-A ports, which are probably USB 3.0.
I love my portable battery, it's amazing. $65, though.
This Anker one is nice. The PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C.
It's normally $120, but is currently 50% off.
One of the few with a USB-C port.
I've been buying the Choetech cables for my 6p and have had no issues.
Just one example:
Choetech USB-C Pack
Choetech Wall Charger
I meant the USB-C wall charger here
I have a few from this company and they work great. Mine are an older model that I've had since I got my Nexus 5x. They work perfectly for my 3a. Also if you want official Google ones they have them on their store
I just got this. Fast charges my 5x through the c port and my wife's note 4 through the a port. 100% fast charges and quick charges at the same time.
Quick Charge 2.0 + Type C Car Charger, BlitzWolf 33W 3A USB-C and Qualcomm QC2.0 5V/9V/12V USB Charger for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Sony Xperia, Google Chromebook Pixel, Nexus 6P 5X, HTC, LG (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B93ZAAG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_dB8Dxb6A3488B
I use the iorange cables throughout my house and car for my 5x. They work great. These are the wall chargers I use:
USB C Charger, CHOE 5V/3A 15W Type-C Wall Charger for HTC 10, Lumia 950xl/950, Nexus 5x/6p and Other Type-C 5V Supported Devices https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017I7EX46/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_CC8Dxb9MM3ZP8
I started to get this one (then decided I didn't need a second wall charger):
Not to hijack OPs post but I've been using this one:
USB C Charger, CHOE 5V/3A 15W Type-C Wall Charger for HTC 10, Lumia 950xl/950, Nexus 5x/6p and Other Type-C 5V Supported Devices https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017I7EX46/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_jaFuxbQXR656H
For at least a month or two and no problems so far. Being that this is Choetech like OPs, should I be concerned?
I have this one. It works great.
I haven't needed to purchase a spare wall charger, but this one seems to have quite favorable reviews on Amazon. I don't have any personal experience with it though, unfortunately.
choetech has a qc 3.0 power bank and charger
they are sending me a power bank so I'll probably post my results using it
You can use 3rd party chargers instead of oem. If it still won't charge it's probably the port which you can replace if you want to take the phone apart again.
I've been using this one. Has fast charging and everything.
Edit: You'll also need this if you want to plug it into a wall.
I got 3 of the Amazon basics 9ft chargers, listed on the 2nd link, plus 3 of this block:
They work really well as far as I can tell, not the cheapest option though.
Choetech makes excellent products! There cables and chargers are very high quality and affordable. If you want just 1 USB C port there is this
Or if you want a USB C and 2 USB A get this . Not usre why this is on pre-order again, maybe they just sold all there stock. But I preordered it the first time, they screwed up and accidentally sent everyone 2 USB cables they said I could keep them and they would still send me the charger. The charger is great, and the only one out there that meets USB C spec and has Usb A.
Yeah, sorry I was on mobile. I bought this one
What is your budget?
I use the RAVPower 201000 mAh charger.
Anecdotally, charge seems to match what is being drawn from wall with official charge. Also can fully charge phone at least 3 times. Haven't had to do it more times than that in a row so not sure on full draw.
I've been using this one since November and it works wonderfully:
This was $47 two weeks ago. I think this is pretty affordable considering how feature packed it is even at $67.
I'm researching power banks as well currently, and I want to point out there are also power banks that support Qualcomm Quick Charge. Can be handy if your smartphone supports that technology.
I found following 2 supporting it: https://www.amazon.com/Qualcomm-Certified-RAVPower-20100mAh-Portable/dp/B019IFIJW8/ and https://www.amazon.com/PowerCore-Qualcomm-Portable-Backwards-Compatible/dp/B00VLNT9KW/
Hope this wall of links suits your needs!
huh. I'm having exactly the same problem. Started a few weeks ago after I used an A-C adapter. Won't charge from any native USB-C source. I need to call Google one of these days, I haven't bothered yet.
I've got a weird issue.
I bought this micro->C adapter and this portable battery at the same time. Plugged in the C-C cord, charged my phone perfectly. I plug in the micro->C adaptor on a micro cord, charges fine. I plugged into my factory charger...nothing. This elicited a nice "wtf?" moment. But I was going out of town, so I used the micro cord and the adapter, worked fine during the trip.
Got home. Factory charger still isn't working. I flip the C-C cord around, and the charging icon quickly flips between lightning bolt and nothing. Another "WTF?" moment.
Well, maybe the cord went bad or something. Grab this charger and a new C-C cord. New charger and new cord doesn't charge at all. New cord on factory charger doesn't charge at all. Old cord on new charger doesn't charge at all.
Take it out to the car. 2.4A type C, no charging at all.
3 different USB-A chargers charge it fine with the micro-C adapter on several different A-micro cords, including the new Anker charger. The factory A-C cord does work fine.
Did the micro->C adapter break something? And if so, why does the phone still charge fine when using it? Anything that would be rapid charging (>2.1A) fails completely. Anything not rapid charging works fine. RMA time?
Forgive me if I'm missing something, but isn't [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Qualcomm-Certified-RAVPower-20100mAh-Portable/dp/B019IFIJW8/ref=sr_1_4?s=wireless&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1473012284&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=ravpower) essentially the same product, but cheaper?
I have a Rav Power pack that has 20100mAH. It's not the newest model, but it's been going strong for thousands of miles of travel for 2.5 years now. It has two regular USB ports too (one quick charge) so I can charge multiple devices at once. The extra power is great for road trips because I can go multiple days between charges (handy if you forget it in the car when you check into a hotel).
This is the one I have, works great, charges very quickly: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014GRM294
they also make these:
Those two have type C connectors, and the last one is also QC 3.0 compatible so if you get a device with that later on it'll be compatible as well. Right now the LG G5 is the only flagship device with QC 3.0, but I imagine the next gen Moto X will have it as well. Depends on how often you refresh your phone I guess, or if you have or plan to get other devices with type C.
This is the charger I have right now. I know it doesn't have USB C, but do you think it would be sufficient?
Otherwise I was looking at the one you listed, or this since it's only $37.49 after promo code. Mainly looking for something that has USB-C for Switch and Quick Charge for my Galaxy S7.
Is USB C to C a much bigger advantage than A to C (or whatever it's called)?
I went through several banks before I found one that I liked.
One thing that I found to be a great feature was a 3 amp type c cord for my phone. It charges my phone from the bank really fast.
One thing I’m still looking for is a type c cable to charge the bank. I do have a 3 amp wall charger but the type c cord that came with my bank is junk. I think having the ability to recharge a bank fast or at least faster than it currently does would be great.
If anyone knows of a fast bank charging cord let me know. I’m not even certain that a type c bank charging cord is what I should be looking for. All I know is the type c bank to phone cord I have is really fast.
USB C Power Bank RAVPower 20100 Portable Charger with QC 3.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, 20100mAh Input & Output Type C Battery Pack for Nintendo Switch, iPhone, 12-inch MacBook, Galaxy and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019IFIJW8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Yz6UBbXR3F1CK
Here’s one with quick charge. I actually own this one too. After a coupon it’s $48. It has usb C and fast recharge too.
The 20100 Ravpower Turbo without the charger claims about 2.5 switch charges on Amazon here. I'm not sure why the one with the charger would be different. I would think you'll be getting more than just ".3" switch battery life considering you're getting ~25% more capacity.
If the one you have now works just fine for you and hasn't left you wanting more playtime or faster charging then maybe just skip it. The reviews on the 20100 appear to claim it charges plenty fast but I haven't tried it myself.
But I did notice amazon lists the size specs of both the 26800 and the 20100 as the same size. If this is true then the 26800 might make more sense from a capacity/size perspective.
Bought this one and love it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019IFIJW8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_bGEozb1N3AR2K
Didn't like this one because it didn't quick charge. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J5P98SK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_.GEozbVDQYKTA
Well just to put my 2 cents, I bought this
Premium price for sure but i end up using it for many other things including Rpi projects.
I'm going on a ~16 hour car ride in two weeks and I was wondering if [this battery pack] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019IFIJW8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_nWXmzb9PEFEB1) would charge the switch with a Google Pixel charger. Thanks!
If I may also offer, I own this one and love it:
TeckNet Wireless Mouse
Xiaomi Piston III
Old Swiss Gear Wallet
Google Nexus 6P
Official Google Soft Back Case
RavPower USB Type-C 20100mah Battery Bank
OEM Type-C to Type-C Cable
Coast G19 Inspection Light
This RAVPower one is 20 bucks cheaper and 6000mAh smaller, if you want to save some money: https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-20100mAh-Certified-Backwards-Compatibility/dp/B019IFIJW8
Here is one from anker: https://www.amazon.com/20000mAh-Portable-Charger-Lightning-Outputs/dp/B01IN9DGBO/ref=sr_1_3?s=wireless&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1477993724&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=Quick+charge+3.0+power+bank
Here is one from Aukey: which also has a type C port:
Here is one from ravpower with a type C Port: https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-20100mAh-Certified-Backwards-Compatibility/dp/B019IFIJW8/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1477993803&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=ravpower+type+c
All of these companies have pretty good return policies too.
Sorry for another question, but I've been trying to decipher all this charging/power bank stuff all evening.
I'm trying to determine if this powerbank would be good/safe:
It does say "certified safe" but after reading all the links in the 'usb compliant' and 'choosing your charger' threads, i'm still concerned. I checked all the numbers but I'm still not sure I'm understanding it properly.
I could see myself spending a bit more if this one isn't safe, but I don't need a huge battery. Seems like 10000 should be enough for my needs, and I don't want to spend ~$100 if I don't have to.
Thank you all for helping eachother out, this is what I love about reddit!
EDIT: Found the spreadsheet listing power banks, I'll probably save up a little more and get this one if I have to. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019IFIJW8/
I got this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B019IFIJW8/ref=sxl1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1468613110&amp;sr=1&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65
Quick charge and USB c so I can still use it with my next phone
I have this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019IFIJW8
> RAVPower USB C Power Bank RAVPower 20100 Portable Charger with QC 3.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, 20100mAh Input & Output Type C Battery Pack for Nintendo Switch, iPhone, MacBook, Galaxy S8 and More
It'll "Rapidly Charging" my Pixel, I don't know if power delivery is in there or not, but it's roughly the same speed as the wall charger in my experience.
Sure. Here's the one I bought. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B019IFIJW8/ref=ya_aw_oh_bia_dp?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I bought this a few months ago and it's worked great. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019IFIJW8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
My power bank will charge my Pixel rapidly.
I am unclear if your device is charging wirelessly, quickly, or via wireless. You will not get quick charge unless the device supports it (and in my experience, only if you have USB-c on both ends).
Am I tripping?
are these the same.
This one is the best. It charges like the official AC adapter does.
There are very few battery pack/portable chargers that will truly fast charge the P2/P2XL right now. You'll need one with USB PD (Power Delivery) not Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 and, at this point, those are falling in the 20,000-30,000 mAh range. There are none (that I am aware of) in the 10,000-15,000 mAh range, because I am in the market for one myself and there are certainly no lip-stick sized ones with USB-C PD.
Any of these.
RAVPower 26800mAh PD Portable Charger https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/
~$64. Only ~$37 if you don’t mind a renewed one. I own three, one new and two renewed. Super happy with all of them.
I opted for this Ravpower 26800 power bank. It keeps the Switch at 100% while playing BotW in table top or handheld mode with the brightness slider all the way up and a Note 4 charging from one of the iSmart ports. A full, overnight charge keeps it powering the Switch for a long time. I would say at least 8-10 hours until the last light on the power bank starts blinking. Even then, I am sure it would last another hour or so. I haven't pushed it that far.
It's not inexpensive, but it's a beast of a PD power bank that just works really well.
Anker Powercore +
Its full price now but I got it for 99.99 at the time.
RavPower, another brand that I like, has a similar power bank on sale right now. This one doesn't come with a wall charger though.
While not as cheap the following is over twice the size and does USB PD 30 watt charging.
Nah, I don't think so. Looking at the specs of that power bank, the Type-C port only delivers 5V/2.4A (with no mention of USB PD specs), which will not charge SP 2017 effectively even if you use the Surface Connect to Type-C adapter. What you need to look for, is a power bank that supports (at least) USB-C PD 3.0 such as this.
Presumably it would be this one, as it's 26800mAh and has power delivery, but I only see a 5% discount. Maybe the coupon option is when it's in your basket or something and you're ready to buy it.
I got this one, decided to go big.
USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh (Fast Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output) for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_MkYZCb3Y042RT
I'd like to see this one tested with the Switch. USB-PD 15V 2A for 30W.
I ordered the first link on accident but I meant to get the item in the second link.
I've had to do an overnight on it, so I'll have it in time for the weekend.
I have a Pixel phone, and will eventually get a switch, and the 2nd item is reported as very good for both. They both have 3 power outs so they can really power a lot at once!
You're going to want a USB PD compatible portable charger along with a USB C to C cable. RAVPower has a good one that basically can charge your switch well no matter how you're using it.
I've been using this one since Oct. It's been great.
This is the one I use:
I've been looking around for a good portable power bank for my Switch and I've seen a couple of reddit posts about them but I still have a couple of questions that I hope someone can help answer.
I'm stuck between 2 chargers:
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Portable-Nintendo-Delivery/dp/B01MZ61PRW/ref=sr_1_7?s=wireless&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1505591552&amp;sr=1-7&amp;keywords=Anker+PowerCore%2B#Ask
RAVPower 26800 PD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=psdc_7073960011_t4_B01IVONCAG
What I don't understand is the $30 price difference though it looks like they come with the same "stuff" so why would you pay the extra amount to get the Anker?
Does anyone have either (or both) of these chargers to help determine which would be the best for the Switch specifically?
Is there anything worth buying one over the other?
Benson wasn't in love with either of these, so I would approach at your own risk, but these are the two I have seen:
Currently on sale for $54.99 (you must apply the promotion).
This power bank is great, although it is quite pricey.
Read this thread and Product link
I used this one with my Go on a flight last week and it worked great. Have had it for a while, use it with my MacBook Pro, my Pixelbook, my Switch, my Pixel 2, along with a bunch of other assorted USB-A devices, and it's been excellent.
The 30W RAVPower one I suggested has PD capabilities and so does this other RAVPower 26800 one, it seems. Actually - this is only a couple bucks more than the one I listed and it's a larger power source....maybe I'll test this one too...
Again, I'm not sure how well they'll work but good luck!
I have heard, by the way, that you shouldn't use your Pixel charger or cable with other USB-C devices. Just an FYI. You can use thr cable to charge your Pixel, even from a powerbank, but don't use that cable for your Switch.
I THINK this one may be safe:
It says it has the RavPower ismart but appears to only use it on the USB-A ports while leaving the USB-C port to PD with 30w 15v/2a.
It's even advertised as iSmart2.0+Type-C with the features set:
iSmart 2.0 Two USB output + 30W PD Type-C Port
Does that seem correct?
I'm not sure why this is happening. I have this charger (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI) that I bought specifically so I could charge while I play. I plugged it in while the Switch was off and it showed charging for a brief second, and when it booted it up, no charging symbol. I pressed the button on the battery pack as is said, and that didn't change anything....
The crazy thing is, it's actually charging....just no indication.. Bug?
This one is highly recommended for the Switch:
It's USB-PD (Power Delivery), it'll charge while playing. If you want negative reviews, just scroll down on the Amazon page and read some.
$70 (and that's the discount price for people who pledge, retail will be over $100) for a 12,000 mAh battery that hasn't been tested by anyone outside of the developers? No thanks. I'm currently considering this battery which costs about the same as the early adopter price of this one, but has over twice the charging capacity at 26800 mAh and is recommended at /r/nintendoswitch. According to users of it, it charges the Switch just as fast as the official Nintendo USB-C wall adapter, and we don't know if this 'SwitchCharge' will even charge the Switch faster than the battery drains while playing Zelda.
Thanks for this! Was it easy to install? I'm seriously considering this. I don't mind the lenses but I'd prefer to have the best.
As for batteries, I'm wondering if something like these would work?
HTC mentioned on their forums that they will be selling the first party batteries separately without the kit, but no ETA on when. I don't find that it lasts long enough for my tastes, but having two or three couldn't hurt.
Anything I can do read or research this?
I have this
And I really want to make sure it’s okay to use on just the switch. I usually bring it when I travel home for holidays (I don’t bother with the dock).
There’s a lot like this that could charge the stealth but I didn’t get it because first it seems slower, too big for my portability, mostly made from plastic, I’m afraid that could harm the stealth and in otherside Razer PB is built already for stealth. I think dell or ibm have also their original PB for notebook that also costs over 100 bucks when I’m not wrong.
I LOVE them.
I remember one particular instance where I was finding some soft classical music to play in the background while I worked. Except that I had left the volume too high (from jamming out to them earlier), and instead of getting to work I closed my eyes. The beautiful clarity and staging that came crashing through completely took me, and I realized after about 10 minutes that I had been sitting there, eyes closed, completely fixed on a concerto. It was delightful.
HOWEVER, I'd bet dollars to donuts that the Sony's are more comfortable. I think it just depends on your priorities. What sold me on the PX's was:
I bought this one for both my Switch and Nexus 6P.
Sure, it costs a bit more, but it works great.
Alright so I just ended up backing for the $45 tier :) What really pushed me over the edge was that it appears that the case has room for the exact same power bank I use :P It's this one I right? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ But seriously you guys thought of everything.
Anyway, quick question about the thumb pads. You don't actually mention them anywhere in the indiegogo apart from the rewards section. Your answer will obviously be biased but what do you think of playing with them versus without them? I've never purchased thumbpads for any console I've owned so it'll be a new thing for me
Also, what differences are there with the Indiegogo case vs your existing one on amazon? Obviously this one was built with the grip in mind but is there anything else?
I assume the USB 3 cable is also safe to use? Seems that a lot of USB 3 cables on amazon don't actually meet the specifications of the standard so I've been afraid to get any USB cables that aren't made by Nintendo. It's not gonna brick my Switch like some of those 3rd party docks is it?
Total rip off: a few sticky hooks + a few id card retractors # $25.99
There's actually a kit for this sold for $26 on Amazon that does this. It's meant for the ceiling but could easily be used for walls or the floor, as you have. I like your idea of using a weight!
I've invested some €30 in this VR cable solution: link amazon . It works pretty well, though you can still get tangled up in the cable when you tend to turn too much in one direction compared to the other (apparently, I much prefer to turning to the left for some reason). It does get the cable successfully out of your feet however. All in all it's worth the price I'd say. As I live in Europe, I bought it on amazon.de .
Same here - overhead cable manager for $25. Best value per dollar accessory for the vive
And the US link https://www.amazon.com/Retractable-Management-Headset-MDW-Adhesive/dp/B01M6EB8DM $26 USD, might have to give this a try. My only concern is my ceiling is really high in my VR room. I may need to suspend the pulleys somehow.
I've got a 6ft hdmi extender, 6ft USB 3.0 extender, two 3M (style) hooks, four retractable key chain holders, and two cheapo carabiners.
Besides the Cable extenders I got everything (except the cable extensions from the ¥100 Daiso (dollar store in the U.S) for under Ten bucks.
Other people with VR that have came over and seen my setup have followed suit.
Their is also a simalar setup on Amazon for $25.99 though that seems to be way to much for what little is included.
Pics included of my setup, though your requirements my change depending on ceiling height and room space.
Nice my ceiling is not textured so it would defo work for me and I knew this existed but did not know you could get it as a whole package instead of combining a bunch of smaller purchases from different sources.
Problem is it says does not ship to Canada so I guess I'll have to find a similar thing or order it piece by piece.
For my Canadian brothers reading this it seems you can get the same thing on amazon.ca : https://www.amazon.ca/MDW-Retractable-Management-Headset-Adhesive/dp/B01M6EB8DM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1511378939&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=VR+Retractable+Cable+Management+System+for+HTC+VIVE Makes me wonder if individually buying all the pieces with a prime account would be cheaper though...but fuck that though lol
Here's one such system, amazon has tons of them
Get this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6EB8DM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share) or any one like it. I've never looked back. Plus it comes with a non permanent adhesive pad for each if you live in an apartment
I clip it to my pants in the center/back (sort of like so, but in back: https://www.reddit.com/r/PSVR/comments/agre02/lowtech_cable_management_even_works_with/) and then use one of those retractable VR ceiling tethers (https://www.amazon.com/Retractable-Management-Headset-MDW-Adhesive/dp/B01M6EB8DM/) to suspend the cable trailing behind me. This way, it's out of my way, I can't step/trip on it, and I don't feel the weight.
These get near-universal praise on here, I actually got one on a whim today and set it up an hour ago.
You'll want the 6ft HDMI and USB extension cables too, check the wiki for confirmed working ones.
Got my vive about 2 weeks ago and have been pounding away trying to get the tech kinks removed so I can reliably record and stream it. Figured I'd share some of my personal issues and my fixes for them.
First off my tech specs.
AMD Threadripper 1950x
32 gigs of Gskills 3600 ram
HTC Vive + Audio strap
First issue I ran into was being able to reliably capture the video in OBS. The monitor usually displays a stretch image that doesnt easily conform to 1920x1080. You can mirror the display but then you are looking at 2 eyes and thats even worse.
This plugin allows you to use the mirrored eyes, strip one, and then make that perfectly fit 1920x1080.
Another issue is being able to see twitch chat while playing. Sure you can open up desktop mode but reading that can be a pain in the ass.
Twitch chat overlay fixed that. You can place chat on a hand or in the world, makes it convenient and limits immersive breakage.
Only other issues Im having that make recording a struggle is audio issues (2 mics and 2 headsets), No access to stream deck, no easy access to streamlabs, and cable management.
I'm trying a pulley system attached to the ceiling but I still somehow manage to get caught up in there still in Pavlov and Robo Recall... really any game that requires fast 360's with your body and not controllers.
Any of you found a way to get streamlabs, streamdeck, or cable management on 360's would love to hear it!
Cant wait till HTC releases their wireless setup. Hope that is solid.
I can't find a way to link this video, but I found it on an Amazon Product and he shows the "mod" he used for it to rotate easier. I'll just link the Amazon product, the video is in the reviews.
EDIT: Annnnd I just saw your ceiling fan problem. Never mind my solution as it involves hanging the wire from the ceiling.
I've been very happy with this kit: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M6EB8DM
you can always get something like this
These are super low profile: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R96X9DS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
And I use these rather than tape to hide my cables to keep the wife happy:
Also this to go "wireless":
Check this out:
This is exactly how my setup is. I run 2 sequences of 3 in my apartment with a huge vaulted ceiling.
It works great.
I've had it for about a week now and I've only actually tangled the cables themselves once, and honestly, it was on me.
Just be careful about giving yourself enough/too much slack. I've had to make adjustments on mine to keep me from smacking the headset cable during big downward swipes in BeatSaber, for example.
I may eventually add a third set of these, the 2 tend to create a little too much hanging slack.
I would recommend /u/BHPhreak go with these cables, and just go overboard on them. They're super cheap, just order more than you think you'd ever need, that way even if one breaks or something, you can quickly replace it. (though, they seem super sturdy)
EDIT - I used these, by the way.
That works pretty great.
I'm confident I can easily get over 7 hours of play time with the 10000 PD and the Quest battery combined.
I have this one. I like this one because the usbc to usbc PD port was able to charge the Quest from 5% to 85% while playing using the included Anker usbc to usbc cable.
There is a newer "10000 PD Redux" version that works with Anker PD chargers better I believe. But I couldn't pass up the $25 Prime Day deal for the non-Redux version.
Here's my experience with power banks, FWIW. I bought the following two:
If I connected either of these batteries to the Quest via their USB A ports (rated at 5V/2.4A), neither one would keep the Quest charged during gameplay. I played a SteamVR game via Virtual Desktop, and the Quest battery discharged from 100% down to something like 30% after a little over an hour.
After fully recharging the Quest, I then plugged the first battery into the Quest via its Type C PD port (Power Delivery, rated at 5V, 3A) and this worked great: I played the same SteamVR game for about 3 hours and the Quest was still at 100% charge when I was done.
I actually returned the second (Anker) battery without testing its PD port, since the other battery worked great and it's half the price.
You don't need a power bank, but if you want one, you should get this one instead - Check this out at Amazon.com - Anker PowerCore 10000 PD,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HBTY3Z2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I recently purchased a Caliburn and wanted to get a portable power bank in case I need to recharge it while I am away from home. Firgued I'd get one that could fast charge my cellphone so I went with the Anker 10000PD power bank. Do you think I will have an issue charging the caliburn? I know most devices "should" only draw what they need but I heard the batteries and battery tech in vape stuff is pretty sketchy so now I am worried about using the power bank.
Here is the one I just ordered https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-10000mAh-Portable-Delivery/dp/B07HBTY3Z2
Magnetic USB C Adapter,Type C Connector, USB 3.1 10 Gb/s PD,100W Quick Charge - 4 K @ 60 Hz High Resolution - Supports High Speed, Compatible with MacBook Pro/Pixelbook/Matebook/Dell XPS (Silver)
Options for 90deg usbC to usbA 1ft fast charge cable:
So I love the PD. So compact, VERY little vampire draw, and works fine with the Quest. Being able to charge the pack via USB-C is awesome.
Anker PowerCore 10000 PD: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HBTY3Z2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_i.07Cb9KZ9TJE
Straps (I used the 8” straps for the battery): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZGQNY3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_sc17CbCHKTDCG
My straps came with an extra 2 small Velcro straps that I used on the sides.
I have heard that this: Anker PowerCore 10000 PD, 10000mAh Portable Charger USB-C Power Delivery (18W) Power Bank for iPhone 8/8+/X/XS/XR/XS Max, Samsung Galaxy S10, Pixel 3/3XL, iPad Pro 2018, and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HBTY3Z2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SUx5CbFJ480BY
Is supposed to give you about 5 solid hours of use on top of the two the quest gets. Mine comes in today so I can't say for sure, but I'll keep you posted.
Do you want to have it connected when you are not playing or have it in your pocket while you are playing on the Quest to extend play time?
Because this thing is HUGE.
This power bank was included in the TPCast Wireless Adapter Set I used some time for my Oculus Rift and I can tell you - the 320g it weighs is quite a lot for having it hanging on you (I had it in a pouch fixed to a belt).
And it's not only the weight alone but the form factor as well.
It's quite long so you can't put it in your pant's pocket. You have to have a belt or a fanny pack.
So consider something lighter and more pocket-friendly.
Obviously the power bank being smaller means it has a lower rating, but 10.000 mAh will be plenty.
20.000 mAh really is not needed (unless you plan for 10 hour game sessions ;)
Many have bought this one and I ordered it as well recently:
Compact, has a USB-C port that is used for out AND in and has a nice add-on: it supports power delivery so you can fast charge other devices that support this AND the power bank can be recharged in only 3.5 hours instead of 9h when using a power adapter that also supports PD
(Unfortunately PD is not compatible with Qualcoms QuickCharge so you'll most likely have to invest in another power adapter as well)
Actually I saw the power bank in a video of "RaMarcus".
Check it out if you want to get a feeling for the size.
He recommends some magnetic USB cables as well, however I'll check for other options first.
I would be more than happy to! Link: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-10000mAh-Portable-Delivery/dp/B07HBTY3Z2/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Anker+PD+10000&amp;qid=1558725744&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-3
It’s fantastic. It charges really fast when using the PD port and is done through USB-C. It charges the headset faster than the headset can drain the battery.
This is the one I use on my Quest Anker PowerCore 10000 PD, 10000mAh https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HBTY3Z2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_htP2DbHE3MYTS
Heavy enough to counterbalance perfectly but not too heavy thats it’s uncomfortable. I paired that with a very short usb-c to a cable and a usbc L Adapter so the cable doesn’t have to bend. Perfect setup for me and I get about 7 hours of straight beat saber if I’m in a crazy mood. 😏
I just bought the 17mm head pad from VRcover and it works great, along with velcro-ing my Anker 10000 PD. I found that this combo almost entirely alleviates the weight issue for me and others using my Quest.
I love the portability (size) of the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD, I just really wish it came with a wall-charger for that price or a little more. Don't want to add $20-$30 to have a dedicated charger for it (and it'd be a pain to keep disconnecting/reconnecting the switch dock power supply to charge it). Might go with the 20000 PD for price-to-performance ratio + wall charger - but it looks a little bulky comparatively.
Any idea how it compares to this one?
If you're considering a battery pack I opted for this:
It's already got a short usb c cable included, the weight is perfect for counter balancing, and it came with a mesh bag.
The bag I turned inside out and cut horizontal slits near the 4 corners. Then I turned the bag right side in and threaded a self adhering velcro strip through the slits in each corner. I used the velcro straps to hold the mesh bag centered over the hole at the back of the headset where the adjustable straps all meet. This makes it incredibly easy to take the battery out for charging/hot swapping and you don't have to remove anything to keep using the retail box. I ended up re-wrapping the velcro so that it holds the USB cable in place too.
I've only tested over the weekend, but I did play Blades and Sorcery streaming from my PC for nearly 6 straight hours on Sunday until every muscle in my upper body hurt. I never got uncomfortable (other than said muscle pain) and it only reported 50% drain on the battery pack.
Edit: Here's a pic from this morning to make it more clear how I have it setup:
Seems this one is very popular so I ordered it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HBTY3Z2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . It seems it has no problem keeping the internal battery on the Quest charged while playing. I am a big fan of Anker products due to the excellent support I have received from them in the past. Also got some short usb C to usb C cables to connect to it. Was not sure of the distance so ordered a pack. Hopefully they will work. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G817K21/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I don't know for sure, but I imagine the import tax to be the same. You would be better off by going with [this one] (http://www.amazon.ca/Orzly%C2%AE-Tempered-Protective-Protector-SmartPhone/dp/B00KQKATH8) from Amazon in my opinion.
Well you're in luck because those accessories are only available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Orzly%C2%AE-Tempered-Protective-Protector-SmartPhone/dp/B00KQKATH8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1422019037&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=orzly+oneplus
I just got a tempered glass screen protector to replace the plastic one that I ordered from OPPO.
Couldn't be happier with it. Better touch response and no bubbles behind the screen. Also a diztronic TPU case.
Diztronic and Orzly, dawg.
Grab an Orzly glass screen protector from Amazon. For $15 it fits great, is easy to install, and you can't even tell it's there.
I picked up mine from Amazon..
Edit - oh, and while you're at it, get yourself a good quality case for the mobile as well - I am using the Red TPU Case, but they recently put out an Ultra version, which has slightly beefed up corners for added protection ..
One of our friends here recently also reviewed it - http://redd.it/2mwh9q
Tudia Cygen Case http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00O5QAI8O/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1422026605&amp;sr=8-1
Orzly tempered glass screen protector http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KQKATH8/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1422026792&amp;sr=8-1&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51GQd7MKPSL&amp;ref=plSrch&amp;pi=AC_SY200_QL40
I would say that there are some pretty good cases on amazon. I currently am running a Tudia Cygen case and an Orzly tempered glass screen protector. The case is durable and thin and the screen protector is really smooth and feels good. I recommend getting both.
I bought this one 4 months ago, and it still holds well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KQKATH8?sn=email&amp;vs=1&amp;vs=1
There are a lot of recommendations on the /r/oneplus forum (and newer ones than mine probably) but I use an Orzly tempered glass screen protector and a Tudia Melody TPU bumper case. I had bought a Diztronic TPU case at the recommendation of the aforementioned subreddit but I just found it cheap-feeling and ugly so I replaced it. But lots of other people like it so give it a shot.
](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PGJWYJ0/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_kibbxb6N5MXH1) I have a rain sensor on my hands to actually buy it, although it appear they only use it for you because, you know, like a little wet on top, not in the UK in 1996.
I'm using wizgear: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PGJWYJ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_37scAbYM272D3
Taking screenshots is a horrible pain -- also there is an annoying delay, though this might just be Android? I couldn't figure out how to to change the screenshot shortcut if it is possible.
Also because the Wake button is so close to the volume knobs I'm constantly pressing the wrong one by accident.
Consider getting a magnetic car mount like this one -- http://www.amazon.com/WizGear-Universal-Magnetic-Swift-SnapTM-Technology/dp/B00PGJWYJ0/ -- and you'll be glad the headphone jack is at the bottom! The magnetic sticker fits great inside a case.
I use this and it works really well in my 09 TSX: http://www.amazon.com/WizGear-Universal-Magnetic-Swift-SnapTM-Technology/dp/B00PGJWYJ0
Very minimal too
Dude... Just get one of these.
I use this for my car, works great. But its a vent attachment so its not for anywhere else, but its very solid, cheap and holds my XL.
WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder with Fast Swift-Snap Technology for Smartphones and Mini Tablets, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PGJWYJ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_3Zq8ybWNNWB3N
I use this, works beautifully, you need to put a metal plate inside the case, which might not work with a real thick case though.
Depending on your cars layout this magnetic mount is what I've been using for quite a while now. You slide the mount into your AC vent and there's a metal plate you place in your phone case/stick to your phone. All you do is press your phone against the mount and it holds the phone firmly.
There is this one that attaches to your dashboard instead of the AC vent.
I've got this one for my 6 Plus, it works well with the phone in Portrait. I really enjoy it.
I've got a Otterbox Commuter style case on my phone, so I stuck one of the round metal discs on the back of the case. (Also comes with rectangle ones) If I placed it more towards the middle, I'm sure I could easily place my phone in landscape.
i put it on my left vent.
BIG fan of these. Inexpensive, discrete and functional. Stable. Two in my Forester, two in my Focus and had one in my F150. (Apparently I only like cars that begin with 'F')
Throw it away and get his one:
I used this one which was stick on, and after a few days it would fall off, due to the excessive tearing weight since the phone was being held out away from the sticking surface.
The first link is the type that sticks into a vent, and it holds amazingly well, I've never had it pull out accidentally.
This one has served particularly well for me
>So you don't use a case?
I was using the adopted case, but i don't know how the case you are using compares, so trying it without the case could show if there is a difference there?
>Are phone CPUs inconsistent like regular computers? Ie some same model can tolerate more over clock and some might even get too hot regularly, bad thermal paste job or whatever. Just worried I got a kind of punky one maybe.
I don't know any specifics, but I would think they would be similar because they have similar manufacturing processes, but they should all be able to run at the rated clock speed? If you are overclocking yours that could cause the rebooting problems...
And as far as thermal paste goes, in the ifixit teardown, it looks like they just put a glob down, so yours is probably fine. Especially if your whole phone is getting hot, that means the heat is getting from the cpu to the case
>Btw do you mean your screen was constantly on?
Yes, the screen was on the whole time. And I was using a magnetic vent mount http://amzn.com/B00PGJWYJ0
I think that I found a solution.
It has 5v at 2.1a and 12v at 2.5a outputs. And 50k mAh. I think this would work. But then again, I could be terribly wrong.
You're getting some units confused.
Watts and Amps are measured at a particular point in time. P (Watts) = I (Amps) V (Volts)
Your power bank will have a mAh rating (probably 50,000 in this case), which is milliamp hours. So, if you drew 1 Amp from the power bank, it would last 50 hours.
Capacity, (like in the X you just bought) is in terms of energy (Watt-hours). That's what the 90kWh means: it holds 90,000 Watt-hours of energy. If you pull 14 W (the 5 V 2.8 A in this example) it would theoretically be able to run for 6428 hours (267 days; 90,000 Wh /14 W).
If your power bank is a typical single cell Li-Ion setup, it has roughly 185 Wh of energy (3.7V * 50 Ah), so would be able to run ~13 hours.
In fact, if this is the unit you're looking at: https://smile.amazon.com/MAXOAK-50000mAh-Portable-External-Notebook-Most/dp/B00YP823NA?sa-no-redirect=1 then it does list it as 185 Wh.
In order to calculate how much energy the power bank actually holds, you'd need to know what voltage it is rated at. I personally think it is misleading that they advertise these power packs in terms of mAh, instead of Wh, since you need more information to actually determine how much energy is held in the pack. One 3.7V 10,000 mAh pack has half the energy of a 7.4V 10,000 mAh pack, for example.
You'll either need a bulky one that has an actual AC power socket output that you can plug your AC adapter into, like this one, or one that has the specific DC output and plug your laptop needs. It looks like the T420/30/40 line has a funky DC input port, so I doubt you'll find one specifically for it, but it might be possible to find a DC to DC adapter which would allow you to use something like this which outputs DC to a standard DC port. The AC power socket bank would be your safest bet.
Any type of sizable portable power is going to have some weight.
There’s a few decent one on amazon like this one
You might have to do some math to make sure your CPAP is under 135watts for that one above.
It depends on the power output of the power bank. I used to have the Nvidia Shield tablet and the battery would still drain even while it was plugged into the wall, because it used USB 2. USB 3 and C can support up to 100 watts and have a much higher amp rate, and yes, capable power banks exist.
Good write up, might also want to note to not keep it in a hot car on the charger (I've done this and my phone almost burned my hand when coming to touch it)
as far as power banks go I'd reccomend:
I use this all the time for powering my chromebook, phone, tablet etc. Works great for traveling / camping etc. Can power devices while its being powered so you can power it in the car while it charges your devices.
not as far as i know. your best off just replacing the battery.
if you want a powerbank that will charge your laptop there is this one but it is huge
Very exciting, I hope you enjoy the hell out of it for many years. I've written about this before but you might be surprised when you get out there how little you need any kind of formal system. KISS, at least to start. :) To wit:
> Ideally we'd like enough power to power 1 or 2 led nights [sic] at night, maybe a small 32in TV etc. If there is enough power, a coffee maker maybe.
All that said I may not even get to my place next week and if I do I may die in the cold there, so there is the downside to just winging it. Do you have any pictures to post of what you got?
> Get a small inverter for your laptop and electronics you cannot power from 12V.
I found that converting power from DC (the larger battery / solar) to AC (outlet) and then back to DC (the laptop adapter) is a huge waste, and I wonder if there's a better way to power a 20v laptop.
I use a 20v DC portable external laptop battery to run my laptop "off the grid" (just one x185Wh, for now), but that's only because I charge it "ON the grid" from an AC outlet.
Would using multiple smaller voltage batteries work?
This is interesting - https://youtu.be/dFwgtdFgKa8
Most commercial powerbanks use standard 5V/2.4A DC, which is way too low to charge any laptop.
You should probably be looking at something that dispenses 20V, however battery packs that outputs higher voltage tends to be bulkier and more expensive.
I have a friend who uses this to charge his XPS 15 however be aware that the powerbank outputs at 3A which makes it an overall 60W (compared to the 6.67A and 130W of the charger) meaning it will be charging quite slowly or not al all if the laptop is actively being used.
You're welcome :)
I never had the chance to try modern Wacom pens extensively, but they probably make very best active digitizers, in terms of pressure points, stylus orientation and so on.
However, I'd say that the benefits are only noticeable when doing art, while for note taking it's largely irrelevant (I used to have a ThinkPad X61T with a very old Wacom digitizer technology, and for notes it still worked fine lol).
The Surface pens do need batteries to function though, while the Wacom pens don't.
As for laptop powerbanks, there aren't many of them I think. This one from Maxoak seems to be the only universal one that's well-received. Razer and Dell have also released powerbanks for their own devices, but they don't officially guarantee compatibility with other laptops.
Never heard of a W series 460s.
If its like a W530s, or one of the work station models then you might be able to use something like this.
A few things to note,
I didn't do my research so I have a 50,000mAh, 185wh battery which I can't take on planes. So I can't speak for the smaller batteries, which are presumably lighter, but with the one that I have the size is not an issue, for me at least, but the weight is significant. Measuring right now, the height is 1in., the length is just under 8in. and the width is just over 5in.
I don't really know what the size is comparable to, maybe like having 2 3DS XLs (volume-wise), or a small book.
Could you tell me which power solution has more juice? The one you listed or this? This has 50,000 miliamps which I believe is 50 amps?
So if the Stanley has 140 amps, would that be 1,400,000 miliamps? That would be a lot of power. =)
Be aware, it looks like the Stanley has a few negative reviews..
I wish I were getting kickbacks on doing advertising :P
There's a slightly less powerful, cheaper version - but I don't know if it would do a simultaneous charge of two devices (I'm guessing this one will). You'd have to really get into the nitty-gritty of how much power is needed, and what the typical output is. AZ is full sun, though - which is nice.
Here's one that will charge most phones, although slowly.
Someone linked this in the last camping thread that came up. Looks like it would be the best option. You won't be able to run the 12V external charger but it will charge your mod/phone no issues.
Alternatively, if you're just going for a few days - you could just bring a bunch of already charged batteries. Can probably get about 8 of them for the price of that solar charger.
Ok this has been discussed a few times already but it's reasonable.
I personally have this Anker Battery. It can charge a phone from dead to full about 6 times.
Since I share it with my girlfriend we usually go through it + have other people camped with us so we received an Anker Solar Charger for Christmas. It works slowly but gets the job done.
There are also locker rentals available inside the forest. In addition to a place to store things in the festival grounds (Things can be left overnight) They give you a little battery and a charger dongle. When it is dead you bring it back and they give you a new one all weekend. Locker rentals are $50.
The cheapest way however is to charge it in your car XD
120mm fans are suposed to run on 12v, it should run on 5v but pretty slowly. And there are solar panels with a USB output. Should find them pretty easy. They are used a lot to power celphones and powerbanks when camping and such.
You can find cheaper ones for sure, just an example.
1 120mm on 5v won't need a lot of power.
So sounds good as long as you get the right solar panel and don't mind your fan running very slowly.
Otherwise you should look for a small 12v panel with another connector.
I have a Plug III and a Supernova dynamo hub.
From my experience it only works in flat terrain where you can ride at a decent speed for a longer period of time. If you're riding in mountainy terrain you're going to be too slow on the climbs to charge anything, and while on the descent you are easily fast enough, you won't be descending for long enough to charge your stuff.
Also, The Plug delivers only 500mA at 5V and it does not increase with more speed. So if you want to fully charge a 10.000mAh power bank that will take 20 hours (of riding) in the best case (at 0% efficiency loss). Or 3.62 hours for an iPhone 6 (1.810mAh). But you're going to have at least 20% efficiency loss.
I would recommend using The Plug to power just one device and have it just constantly plugged in. Like this the device's battery will more or less stay at the same level or drain much, much slower.
If you have an Android phone you can turn on battery saving mode which saves a lot of battery. But the phone automatically turns off battery saving mode when it's charging. So you can't have it plugged in to The Plug and use battery saving mode at the same time. For the phone I recommend fully charging it from a power bank and then turning on battery saving mode.
Get a solar panel
They make The Plug sound like the ultimate solution to your electricity needs. But in reality it's more like a nasal cannula for your electronics.
A solar panel will deliver much, much more power than The Plug. I recently bought an Anker PowerPort 21W (non-affiliate Amazon link) and it works really well even in moderate sunlight. It has two ports that can each deliver up to 2.4Ah (almost 5 times as much as The Plug). So in comparison to the above examples that's only 4.16 hours for a 10.000mAh power bank (and you don't even have to pedal) and 0.75 hours for an iPhone 6.
The Anker PowerPort is also really cheap now at $60. It's 40% off on Amazon and even at the full price it would still be rather cheap compared to a similar Goal Zero panel, for example.
Use the solar panel in the morning when you make coffee and breakfast, or over lunch, where you have time to constantly adjust it to the angle to the sun. That's when it will charge most efficiently. If you can, keep it strapped on the bike during the day. It won't be as efficient at imperfect angles but still deliver more power than The Plug.
Bring power banks that are big enough. I would recommend to get somewhere between 10k and 30k mAh total capacity. Get batteries with no moving parts and no integrated flashlights that can accidentally turn on in your panniers and drain it.
Here is the panels I use. It has 2 usb ports so it can charge a phone in real-time and a separate battery. And with long enough cabels you can leave the phone and battery safely in the shade. I also got this for writing a review, I reviewed it very well.
Anker 21W Dual USB Solar Charger https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012YUJJM8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_-r8wzb1KXZYBK
You said in a comment that you just want to keep a cell phone charged for a week, and instead ended up dreaming about what you could run off of a generator and got off track. If that's the case, for just a cell phone:
A big cell phone battery is ~3500 mAh.
This bad boy is about 20,000 mAh. That's about five and a half full charges. Buy two, total cost so far is $100 CAD. This gets you 11 full phone charges, which should be plenty for a full week of moderate use.
If you want more, keep one of those packs attached to this guy during any sunny time, and you should be able to keep both of them topped up indefinitely. (Or if your phone happens to need to charge while it's sunny, attach the phone to it directly and don't use power from a battery bank in the first place.) total cost is now $180 CAD for effectively infinite power at the cell-phone-charging scale. Heck with the solar panel you could most likely get away with just one of the above power banks.
The Wirecutter has reviews of battery packs and solar chargers. While Anker isn't always the top notch option, they're reliable and I've never had an issue with any of their products (to date, six battery banks, two plug-in chargers, and probably 20 USB cables).
If you want to scale up a little bit more, I have experience making really big USB chargers and also solar power packs and could elaborate on that if you'd like.
It'll be hard to run a fridge without house-scale solar or running a generator, but I could probably size a system for hanging solar panels out the window and keeping a couple of LED lights going and your phone charged. Biolite (that company known mostly for the weird-but-awesome USB charging wood burning stoves) has a solution for this as well. That's $150 US.
Good work. I didn't have the opportunity to comment back to anyone in my original post, and I have some comments on the wiki. I'm still up in the air about what I want to do.
Looks like a sweet project! I bet you know all about tnttt.com. I've spent dozens of hours in awe at the builds on that site.
If you're only planning to run a few LED lights and charge our phone, might I suggest using a couple portable Li ion battteries. They're cheap, have plenty of juice, and require no fancy installation or wiring. They're chargeable at home, in a coffee shop, from your cigarette lighter, or from a small portable solar panel.
Keep us updated!
The Anker 21w solar charger gets good reviews. I bought one for a family member and from what I hear they get good use from it but they live in Arizona.
22w folding panel should be enough for daily phone charging and occasional camera & tablet charging.
#1 seller on amazon:
large battery pack with an lcd display and pass-through charging:
in order to charge your chromebook and a more serious tablet you'll need a bigger solar panel and a bigger battery. /u/dij-8al's solution would be a better fit.
This is probably what I'd get if I were in the market for one right now.
buy a buncha these and bring them. your local contacts/ people you find along the way will appreciate it.
Exactly. That way, when you make a stop, stuff will still be charging.
Edit: something like this comes to mind. Anker 21W 2-Port USB Universal PowerPort Solar Charger https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012YUJJM8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_eH5lybZA0M8G2
Anker 21w used to be $60, now $69, dam, they know what they have. Mine have lasted a year now, even through some rain. Responsible for >100 charges.
Can't agree more. Headlamps are invaluable, I got a lot of use out of mine during Irma.
I would skip the 5W Panel and jump straight to something like this which would charge your phone and power bank a lot quicker.
Here is the mobile version of your link
Yea the Kindle has a rather tough screen and with tons of capacity. Coupled with the insane battery life and ease of charging it's really a no brainer. On sale they can go for like 50 bucks and everyone in the family gets books they like along with the essentials young ones won't really care about....but redundancy...
On the subject we have an Anker PowerPort 21w Solar Charger and Anker PowerCore 20100. These two items will charge the Kindle (paper white and fire variety), Nintendo DS, Galaxy 7 Edge, tablets etc. The PowerCore will charge the Galaxy 7 almost 6 times before needing recharged.
As some people have said, there are a lot of noncompliant chargers and accessories out there that can damage your devices.
Luckily a Google engineer, Benson Leung, took it upon himself to test and analyze a lot of the true compliant USB-C accessories and cables and detail them. Here is list to help out. Plus it has Amazon links
This is the one that I have and love it:
According to Fakespot.com, that product has a lot of fake reviews. Usually companies use fake reviews to inflate their rating early on in the product's life. That being said, it's probably a good charger, just process at your own risk.
This model that u/CapitalQ recommended has a lot lower ratio of fake reviews, so that one might be a better option (as well as USB-C charging, though we don't know how quickly the Switch actually charges.)
Also, both batteries are at a lower price than usual (according to camelcamelcamel they're usually around $60), so now would be a good time to get one.
Edit: Fun fact, the Switch actually weighs less than these batteries.
get the powercore+ with usb c. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&amp;sr=1-10&amp;m=A294P4X9EWVXLJ&amp;tag=ianker-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=217145&amp;creative=399373&amp;creativeASIN=B014ZO46LK&amp;keywords=battery+charge&amp;qid=1484015030&amp;kwr_id=179
I have 3 of these and they are wonderful.
The Anker usb C 20100mAH bank has served me well.
Printate si pe telefon, noted. Cat despre baterie.. https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-External-VoltageBoost/dp/B014ZO46LK
Tldr, 8 zile telefon folosit full.
I have this - https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-External-VoltageBoost/dp/B014ZO46LK
I bought this one last year. Charges my phone as fast as the wall charger and has enough juice for 2-3 charges. Plus, Anker is quality stuff.
Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C, Ultra-High Capacity Premium Portable Charger, 20100mAh External Battery, 6A Output Type-C Port for Macbook, Nexus, Nintendo Switch & PowerIQ for iPhone iPad & Samsung https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_h0scAb3JVGP41
I'm using this big boy, it's decently sized, but I keep it in my backpack, it was great on a trip for my phone as well as my tablet.
It does show "charging rapidly" when charging over usb-c. I haven't done it with usb a to c cable.
You can also charge it via usb c so rapid charging for the battery pack as well.
This one is a great one though a bit more expensive.
Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C/Type-C Ultra-High-Capacity Premium External Battery/Portable Charger/Power Bank (6A Output, PowerIQ & VoltageBoost) for Apple MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Samsung & more https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_gRF4xb9Y8A7VT
Thank you all for the advice. I just took delivery of this one and it charges my Pixel 2 rapidly!
I bought this one. It is way too expensive if you compare it with others but it's one of the very few which can charge the Switch while playing and that too at a good rate. Also, it charges itself pretty quickly because of the fast charger provided with it. If it's able to fast charge my phone as well then that would be awesome!
I have the powercore+ 26800. It's heavy af, but I also use it to charge my Nintendo switch since it has a usb-c port for PD.
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Charger, Portable Charger Bundle for iPhone X / 8, Nintendo Switch, Nexus 5X 6P, LG G5 & USB Type-C Laptops (e.g. 2016 MacBook) Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_5mciAbKW7X94G
This is the battery I use along with this stand which allows you to charge and play in tabletop mode. I use the USB 3.0 male to male cord that comes with the battery and it’s everything I need for long plane rides. Highly recommend both, the battery is a beast with power delivery. I used the wall adapter that comes with the dock or the charger that comes with the battery if I need to wall charge.
>They cost about the same
This one? They're not similarly priced at all.
Yeah you can charge while you play as long as you get the version with PD (power delivery). I have this one.
Yeah its really expensive but I can use it with my switch, phone, tablet, etc. It's an amazing charger and it holds a ton of power. The only reason I bought this one is because it has PD and a very long battery life.
I prefer the Anker one. It's huge, but had lots of juice and supports USB PD.
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 27W PD Portable Charger Bundle for Nintendo Switch & USB Type-C Laptops (e.g. 2016 MacBook) Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ni9qzbB9QMV76
Will that not charge at full speed? I thought there was a new anker that would work.
Edit: I found the one that I should have gotten.
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 27W PD Portable Charger Bundle for Nintendo Switch & USB Type-C Laptops (e.g. 2016 MacBook) Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fzSuzbND3YGPW
I am in the market for a portable charger for my devices. I want to get one that will safely charge my Switch. I've found a few so far through some research. Which should I get? Help is greatly appreciated!
!st power bank
2nd power bank
3rd power bank
4th power bank
Is this the one?
I know it is expensive, but I splurged on one of these to keep my switch running for many hours consecutively.
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Charger, Portable Charger Bundle for iPhone X / 8, Nexus 5X 6P, LG G5 & USB Type-C Laptops (e.g. 2016 MacBook) Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1u.MAbY8S3M8Q
It works great and fits perfectly into my little travel Switch case.
Which powerbank should I get for the switch?
I've heard good things about this one. It's quite pricey, but you can supposedly get 21 hours out of it, and it can charge other devices too.
Best Portable Tripod for Tabletop
Right Angle USB-C to USB-C cable that fits while charging in tabletop on above tripod
USB-C PD Wall Charger (full 18W like official charger)
USB-C PD Portable Battery + USB-C PD Wall Charger (charges as fast as official charger!!!)
Best Travel Case (full zipper pocket holds a ton, handle makes easy carrying)
I couldn't remember who told me about Anker power banks so it might've even been you, ami; Anker is the company I had recommended to me in the last several days. And I was right about the 'big fellow' I was looking at being a 26800PD, like yours:
There's also a shipper model with a specific speed-boost charger made for the 26800PD:
and I could get both, and have a backup extra 26800PD battery pack and cable. That would be my preference, to order those two above. The only thing that I currently need to use that would be charged by a USB power point would be my LG G6, which is not usually a heavy-drain device. Still, I'm liking a great deal about what I'm hearing about Anker, and I'm probably going to go with that. In a lengthy blackout, my brother could borrow one for his netbook and both our phones use a USB power point charger.
Also, if buying a power bank, keep it under 26,800 mah, that's the maximum size you can bring onto an airplane without "prior approval". Technically you can bring a larger one, but you need to get permission from an airline which is a hassle.
With a 10,000 mah power bank you can charge an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone about 3 or 4 times, a Nintendo switch about 2 times, so it's plenty of juice for a day or two. The larger 26,800 mah power banks are good if you plan on travelling extended periods without power, charging a tablet, or even a laptop. If charging a laptop, then in that case you'll need a $100+ USB-C PD Power Bank.
The Anker PowerCore II is very good - while it only has 1 output, it has the latest generation of charging chip so it can quickly charge a lot of devices. Build quality is fantastic. The RavPower USB-C Power Bank is also good, works well with a Nintendo Switch, and is about $10 cheaper, build quality is very good but not as slick as the Anker unit. Size wise, the Anker is chunkier but more compact, meanwhile the RavPower is thinner but longer/wider. Total mass of both units is ultimately the same, it really depends on how you like the shape of your battery :) Both are reputable brands, especially Anker, so they won't fry your phone or blow up in your hand.
I hope this helps!
Are third party portable chargers safe? I was looking at getting this one to charge my Switch and my laptop. How do I know what is safe and what isn't as far as portable charging goes?
I have https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MZ61PRW - got it on some deal a while ago and I couldn't be happier. My only complaint was that the USB C cable is only like 1.5ft, but I have other (good) like 1.5m USB C cables I use with it.
The battery pack there is like taking a bathtub full of power with you too, and literally just under the battery size for airlines. Just took this on vacation and I literally could've charged the pack once and charged everything else from the pack for a week.
Oh, and yeah, in case I wasn't clear, the charger is just fine too. Does 20w just fine.
I'd definitely go with Anker's pack with Power Delivery.
Yes Anker makes one on Amazon. The term you are looking for is PD or Power Delivery via USB Type-C. Also you want one that can do 30w. I believe another option is the one Razor makes.
I think the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD is the best battery pack for the Switch. I'm not certain but it does give up to 6 complete refills of power and because it's PD it's able to charge the Switch even whilst playing it.
So after doing a bunch of reading I'm thinking I'm going to go with this power bank - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MZ61PRW
My question - I know it comes with a wall charger to charge the power bank. Can I also use that wall charger to directly charge the Switch without using the bank?
this one is probably the best one for you. It has the usb c port to charge both the battery and your phone/laptop. And if you’re using the usb c to charge your laptop, you can charge your phone with the other usb-A ports (if you desire simultaneous charging). I use this battery on a daily basis for my iPad Pro and Nintendo switch, but I used to use it for my 15” MacBook Pro with touchbar. It is a fantastic choice (and it comes with a usb c cable and usb c wall adapter).
I saw your other comment about chargers, and I have found it IS a little finicky there, with not all chargers working properly, or sometimes not getting enough voltage. Here are the other accessories I bought for it that have been compatible:
USB-C car charger
Anker power brick
flexible USB-C cable
tiny flash drive
Good tips thanks! I’m planning on printing out pieces of paper with quick instructions. Wish the lab was piecemeal like robot repair (stand alone exe) - might be tricky to describe pulling the sphere toward your head...
Going to get these disposables
And now I’m contemplating a cable management system vs a foam floor (kids type with puzzle piece assembly). Gaffers tape around the foam floor. Then shoes off.
Lots of mixed reviews about cable management systems. I have essentially unlimited ceiling height, and am eying a swivel. I’m imaginging running a ratchet strap up across the play space (tight) and then attaching the swivel to the strap at midpoint and adding a block to the cable so it doesn’t slide through the swivel too far.
And other support swivels
Kids floor mats:
I use these . They were like 15 bucks and they work great.
Set it up so that the cable is over your head and you won’t hit it when you rotate around, the reels allow you to move a few feet in every direction without issue.
This combined with turn signal completely changed my Pavlov and In Death experiences; no more tripping over/keeping track of cables or having to use the joystick to turn around all the time!
A lot of people, including myself have done this. I had mixed results with the original Rift personally, but it seems to work a lot better with the S possibly because the cable is heavier.
You can get retractable cable hooks on amazon. Having a retractable system will allow you to crouch without pulling on the cable/hook
The easiest way is to just buy a ready-made kit like this one (which I personally use):
This is the one.
Just being a bro
For cable management, I use this one and like it a lot. The o rings in a prusik knot are great for gently griping the cable but the small hooks for the rings are not great for taking it down for seated games. I added cheap carabiners to make it real easy. Some systems just loop the cable trough a carabiner and that is not ideal but the combo of the two is perfect. So that one you are looking at would be fine just picking up some 2” diameter o-rings.
For my space, I have the cable run up the wall and across the ceiling using cable clips then near center room start using the badge holders. I use three towards opposite wall, then about 18” from wall loop back towards center of playspace using 2 more and stopping about 18” before center so cable is behind my head. Think a “J” configuration.
Works for me but you may need to modify based on your space.
Get Cable Guardian for rotation management so you don’t twist up your cable. Just search this sub for it.
I just use a 3M Command hooks on the wall for my HMD and controllers, works for me as there is no chance for knocking the HMD over. But if on the shelf works best for you that stand should work or just use a shoebox.
I put another loop on the strap just above the wheel, and ran the cable through it. That ring is a little loose, but not too loose, and it is held to the strap by a thick elastic, so it has a bit of a give to it. That helped. And the rest of the cable is suspended from the cords across the ceiling on those small extending cable thingies, like these: https://www.amazon.com/Managment-Suspension-Playstation-Microsoft-Accessories/dp/B0777H24ZG
In general I do try to limit my spinning around. It sucks, but the cable on Rift S is just too thick and rigid for it.
Use one of the many variants of pulley systems.
I have a ceiling fan overhead. So I bought a lighting boom and extend my cable overhead with that.
I attached this boom to this mount, to the top of my entertainment center. And then used the same cable management everyone sells... I grabbed this one.
Here on reddit there are several threads of people describing their solution.
Personally I'm using these (https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0777H24ZG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) to keep the cable constantly above me.
I'm using two of them in series and this makes the resistance you get from those things barely noticeable - except on the very edge of my play area.
Regarding the "future of VR" I'd assume there will be 2 device categories (analog to PC / Notebooks).
One is designed for high-end performance / low weight the other one for mobility / ease of use - You just can't do both aspects without compromising ....
I bought one of the under-$20 cable management kits (retractable keychains and rubber bands, really). It changed my experience to the point that I decided I didn't really need wireless.
Edit: this one: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0777H24ZG
Anything that supports QC3 should be compatible.
I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B019IFIJW8
And it works fine
This is the best battery pack I've ever owned (and I've owned A TON):
Here's my in depth review I wrote on Amazon:
I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to write one for this since I gave it some decent real world testing with an iPhone X.
All tests below done with the charger starting out at Full Charge, charging and iPhone X on AT&T with a 1 foot lightning cord.
- Charge 1: Phone battery starting at 13% to 100% charge. Light usage with data, wifi, bluetooth on (checking email, instagram, a few texts). 2hrs 4min, all 4 lights still on the charger
- Charge 2: Phone battery starting at 6% to 100% charge. Minimal usage with data and wifi on (sent a few texts, checked weather). 2hrs 9min, 3 lights left on the charger.
- Charge 3: Phone battery starting at 20% to 100% charge. Played a few games, texted, instagram. 2hrs 11min. 2 lights left on teh charger.
- Charge 4: Phone battery starting at 8% to 100% Airplane mode, everything off and no use. 1hr 42min, one light left on the charger.
- Charge 5: Phone battery starting at 11% to 100%. Airplane mode, everything off no use. 1hr 32min. 1 light blinking on the charger.
- Charge 6: Phone battery on 25% to 28%, threw phone on the charger to see how much juice was left after the warning light started blinking. Charged for about 5 minutes and then died completely.
I then used a Qualcomm Quick Charger to charge the unit from fully dead to fully charged with a USB 3.0 micro usb cable. Took exactly 6 hours and 40 minutes.
I'm pretty happy with this unit, the build quality is great, the pouch is nice, and it's easy to use. I do a lot of backpacking and bikepacking and I look forward to taking this with me on my adventures to give my phone and drone controller extra juice out on the trail.
Again, haven't got to test it fully (at work and was doing some testing on lunch) But when I turned off the screen and just let it charge for a couple of mins it went up a few percent. Doesn't seem bad to me on the short test I did.
Depending on your budget https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019IFIJW8/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A2KUZVNQ9LP7N9
That one seems really good. It says it charges even while playing a switch in the description. If thats out of your budget I would say the one I got would probably suffice.
I bought these dongles to help me through the hard times. It's been really difficult and I had to take out a loan to buy them. I'm not sure how I'm gonna survive.
It is going to heat up a bit while charging with any version of QC. QC raises the voltage with the amperage to let your phone charge faster. Whether it uses 5, 9, or 12 volts is determined by your phone's specs and what the charger can output.
It doesn't get too hot to pick it up. It gets noticeably warm with internal temperatures reaching around 32-35C or so. Idle temperature, for comparison, is around 28C. When you pick it up, it will feel kind of warm, but not hot. Your phone can take much higher temperatures than what it experiences during charging, so you're not causing any damage.
I have personally used all of the following Benson approved USB type-C items.
Don't buy cheap-o USB type-C things right now. The cheap stuff may be using incorrect resistors and possibly damage your devices.
Don't know the answer to that, but you could always get a micro USB to USB C adapter. Or get wireless chargers that still use micro
Going off your own suggestion you listed, the same company has a Micro USB option, and if you pair that with say the Micro USB to USB C adapters from Anker, that might work as a good enough solution for now until a USB Type-C variant becomes available.
I recommend using your current magnetic micro-usb cable and getting this USBC adapter:
It's not quite what you're looking for, but it will be safe to use.
Apparently USB-C is a dramatically more complicated design, and easier for a bad cable to create a problem that could fry your device. Call me paranoid, but I'm only using Google's cables and the previously mentioned adapter until the market develops a little more. For example:
"A good cable uses a deep-draw extrusion method that produces a Type C plug that is a single piece of metal and does not have a visible seam on one side of the plug," said Tim North, a senior product manager at Monoprice (which recently had a cable approved by Leung). A folded and stamped connector, North explained, is usually made of zinc tin alloy which is easily broken and may not handle the cable's power requirements."
I might pick up USB C male to micro USB female converters so I can use all the cords I have
The micro USB to USB C adapter might not be up to spec. Here are some that should be safe to use. Usually someone in the reviews will mention if they're safe to use or not. I'd recommend getting at least a USB A to C cable for normal use though. Good luck!
I've been using my Anker 10 ft micro USB cables and they work just fine. I had to get a couple of these adapters for them. Havn't had any problems and seem to work well for fast charging.
This kind of scenario has led me to keep one of these in my wallet just in case.
Getting these adapters so I can continue using my micro USB rapid car chargers.
Best 7 bucks you'll spend. Just keep one in your wallet or purse.