Awesome Batteries

Lander Cairn XL Lantern

Lander Cairn XL Lantern
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Lander’s palm-size light adds a bright area light to your tent, campsite, or while going for a nighttime stroll. Its elastic tether can anchor to itself for attaching to bags and clothing, and the 350-lumen lantern is both waterproof and drop-proof. It has a built-in 10000 mAh battery for charging gadgets or up to 250 hours of light.

Capsule Gravity Timer Gadget

Capsule Gravity Timer Gadget

At first glance, the Capsule Gravity just looks like a travel alarm clock. But it’s more than that. This portable gadget combines a clock, calendar, kitchen timer, workout timer, stopwatch, and an emergency 5000 mAh power bank. Its dot-matrix LED screen has a cool retro look and is set into a colorful polycarbonate body.

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Volty Bit for Leatherman Multitools

Volty Bit for Leatherman Multitools
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This handy accessory turns Leatherman multitools into a portable battery tester. It takes advantage of the metal construction of the tools to conduct power and can display voltages from 2.5 to 30 VDC using a set of yellow, red, and green LEDs. It’s compatible with the Leatherman Signal, Wave, Skeletool, Surge, and Bit Extender.

Battery Organizer Briefcase

Battery Organizer Briefcase
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Sick of digging through drawers looking for batteries? Keep them all in one spot in this briefcase-style organizer. It’s got foam cutouts for AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, and button batteries, along with zippered pockets for other sizes. It also comes with a battery tester, and its makers claim its fireproof, waterproof, and even explosionproof.

Building a Massive Portable Power Bank

Building a Massive Portable Power Bank

If you search around on Amazon, you can find some pretty big portable power banks. But Handy Geng needs more milliamp hours of power, so he got to building this enormous power pack that has batteries totaling 27,000,000 mAh (or 27,000 amp-hours) of power output. And yes, it’s still portable, kinda.

TekFire Lighter/Battery

TekFire Lighter/Battery
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UST’s rugged gadget is the perfect addition to any adventurer’s kit. Not only does it contain a plasma arc lighter for starting campfires without butane, but it also doubles as a 3000mAh emergency charger for your USB-A or USB-C powered devices. It comes with a paracord lanyard with a red core that doubles as tinder.

HyperGear Magnetic Power Bank

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Keep your phone charged up on the go with this snap-on magnetic charging pack from HyperGear. The 5000 mAh pack is Apple MagSafe compatible and juices up phones and other gadgets quickly via its 20W USB-C and 18W USB ports.

TAU Tiny 3-in-1 Power Bank

The TAU battery pack is small enough to fit on your keychain or hang from your belt loop. It packs a 1400 mAh battery and has integrated USB-C, Micro-USB, and Lightning connectors, so you can charge any phone without carrying around a cable. It comes with a charging dock that can sit on a desk or mount on a wall.

EcoFlow RIVER Portable Power Station

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Keep your campsite running with this powerful and portable battery pack. With a capacity of 288Wh, it charges gadgets quickly, and its three AC outlets can power tools and household appliances. It has three USB-A ports, including one with fast charge, one USB-C 100W port, a 12VDC port, and built-in emergency light.

Cassie Runs a 5K

Cassie Runs a 5K

A while back, we met a funny-looking robot known as Cassie. Developed by the OSU Dynamic Robotics Laboratory and Agility Robotics, the bipedal robot can walk and run ostrich-style. Her human masters have now figured out a way for Cassie to run a 5K on a single charge. The research could lead to improved efficiency for delivery robots.

HomePower ONE Backup Battery Power Station

Be prepared for power outages with this 1000W battery backup unit. It has three 110V AC outlets, two USB-C ports with PD 18W, one USB-A port with 5V/2.4A, one USB-A w/Quick Charge 3.0, and one 12V/10A car outlet. It’s capable of running some devices for up to seven days. Save an extra 15% through 8.4.21 with code ANNUAL15.

Betka Portable Qi Wireless Charging Power Bank

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Keep your phone charged wherever you go with this portable charging bank. Its 10,000 mAh battery can charge a phone multiple times, it has a Qi-compatible wireless charging plate built-in, and can also power up gadgets via its USB ports. Save 28% in The Awesomer Shop.

Coleman One Source Lantern

Coleman One Source Lantern
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This airy-looking LED lantern kicks out up to 1000 lumens of light in high brightness mode, or 50 lumens in low mode. It’s powered by Coleman’s OneSource interchangeable battery packs, which can be used in other gadgets like flashlights, fans, speakers, and tent lighting. It can also be used to recharge smartphones.

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GenStove Camp Stove Generator

GenStove Camp Stove Generator

This portable gas stove captures the heat generated while cooking food to charge a 3200 mAh battery pack and gadgets via its USB port. It comes in propane and butane fuel versions and includes an LED light bar that the fire can also power.

BackPack Magnetic Powerbank

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This wireless charging pack is equipped with powerful magnets which align perfectly with iPhone 12 models. It also works as a universal charger for other devices using its powerful 5000 mAh battery, juicing up devices via wireless, USB Type-A, or USB Type-C charging ports. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

Making Tesla Batteries

Making Tesla Batteries

Tesla takes us on a high-speed journey through the battery production line at their $5 billion Gigafactory. It’s a robotic ballet of epic proportions, as thousands of the individual cylindrical battery cells come together. While not a single human is seen in the video, Tesla is hiring people for their battery division.

Powering a Home on Laptop Batteries

Powering a Home on Laptop Batteries

Most homes get power from utility companies, which can be costly and negatively impact the environment. VICE Impact introduces us to Jehu Garcia, an electronics enthusiast who has built a DIY powerwall – an off-grid installation of recycled lithium-ion batteries that stores solar energy and power his home.

QiStone+ Wireless Portable Charger

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Keep your phone juiced up whenever you need it with this 4000mAh battery pack. In addition to a standard USB charging port, it has a wireless Qi charger, so you can recharge two devices at once. Save 62% off the list price in The Awesomer Shop.

Die Hard is Back

Die Hard is Back

Or more like DieHard is back, as in the car battery. Advance Auto Parts enlisted the help of Bruce Willis to promote DieHard batteries, returning to his role as John McClane and taking on old and new enemies along the way. Bonus points for the return of Argyle.

Nitecore MPB21 Intelligent Battery System

Nitecore MPB21 Intelligent Battery System

This modular power bank system includes three useful components: a magnetic 80-lumen, high CRI lantern, a 5000mAh rechargeable 21700 battery, and a magnetic charger that can recharge the battery or your phone. The kit includes a hardshell case, and its battery can be used to power other lights such as the i4000R.

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CarAIDE 3X Emergency Tool

The CarAIDE is a versatile tool to keep in your car’s trunk. In addition to being able to jumpstart a dead car battery and charge other gadgets via USB, it packs a flashlight, compass, thermometer, hook, emergency rope, emergency alarm, window breaker, seat belt cutter, a strong magnet, and more. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

HyperGear Digital Power Bank

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Whether your gadgets have a USB or USB-C port, this portable battery pack from HyperGear is ready to deliver its power. It has two USB ports and one USB-C port, and a maximum 15-watt total output. Find both 10,000 mAh and 20,000 mAh versions in The Awesomer Shop.

AtomXS Keychain Charger

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If you ever find yourself in a pinch and running low on phone power, this tiny battery pack can be a lifesaver. Its 1300 mAh battery fits on your keychain, and can provide up to 3 hours of additional runtime for a typical phone. Available in Lightning, MicroUSB, and USB-C versions. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.

Multifunction Battery Pack Flashlight

Multifunction Battery Pack Flashlight
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This 10,000 mAh battery pack not only offers extra juice for your gadgets, it doubles as a super-bright, dual-lens flashlight, and also can power up Qi wireless devices if you accidentally left your power cable at home. It can also be recharged with solar energy.

SOScharger USB Generator Charger

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You’ll never be caught without power for your phone again with the SOScharger. It combines a 2300 mAh battery pack with an on-board crank generator, which you can use to refill the battery in an emergency situation. It has a single 1A USB output. Save 49% in The Awesomer Shop.

Building a Giant Battery Pack

Building a Giant Battery Pack

The Q was looking for a way to power his plug-in gadgets while away from home. While he could have just bought a ready-made power pack, he decided to build his own, wiring together dozens of 18650 batteries, then connecting an inverter to convert the DC power into AC.

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