Mobile Accessories

How-tos, reviews, and commentary on mobile accessories, including cables, batteries, and more.

The Bluetooth 4.0 Killer Feature: Low Energy Consumption

The Bluetooth SIG just announced the new features of Bluetooth 4.0. Instead of focusing on speed, they chose to make this release extremely energy efficient. How efficient is Bluetooth 4.0? Apparently, it’s so efficient that it could run for years on a tiny lithium battery. Now that’s efficient! Bluetooth 4.0 Features Ultra-low peak, average and […]

How Fast is USB 3.0?

Just how fast is USB 3.0 compared to USB 2.0 and FireWire 800? It’s crazy fast! USB 2.0 has a maximum data transfer speed of 480mbps, and FireWire 800 has a maximum speed of 800mbps. USB 3.0 shatters those speeds with a maximum data throughput of 4.8gbps! Yup, that’s 4,800mbps! New Features of USB 3.0 […]

USB Power Outlet for Recharging Your Mobile Devices, Like iPhones, iPods, iPads

How many times have you found yourself with your USB sync cable, a dying iPhone, but no USB power adapter? If you’re like me, it’s happened enough time to want one of these. The new TruePower U-Socket power outlet not only works as a normal three-pronged AC wall outlet, it also lets you plug in […]