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USB Cable Resistance: Why your phone/tablet might be charging slow

Tablets and smartphones are now ubiquitous, and almost universally, they rely on some form of USB connection to provide the power to charge the device. This is, in no doubt, because of a desire to reduce waste and meet EU … Continue reading

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An SSD in a USB 3.0 Enclosure: Part 3 – Sandisk Extreme II & Transcend SSD340 (again)

For those who are interested in the topic, they might also want to see Part 1 and Part 2 to better understand the caveats and limitations, as it will put this article in a better context. So far, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Review: Kingston DataTraveler G4 128Gb USB Flash Drive

When I first tried my “crazy” SSD in a USB External Enclosure experiment, USB memory sticks were paltry in size and performance. While such a solution wasn’t exactly compact or convenient like most USB keys, it did offer the capacity … Continue reading

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Review & Testing: Powertraveller Powermonkey Discovery 3500mAh Power Bank

As part of the last “gift voucher that needed spending”, I picked up a Powertraveller Powermonkey Discovery 3500mAh power bank. I didn’t really need one, but nothing else really interested me from the particular shop (which will go unnamed). The … Continue reading

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Review & Testing: Comsol 11000mAh Dual Output Power Bank

This post actually came about because I was chatting with Robert about a few electronics and computing related things when he mentioned that he owned a power bank himself. Knowing from past experience that some power banks are really not … Continue reading

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Tale of two Flash drives: LaCie Porsche Design 16Gb vs Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 32Gb

It’s a bit of an unusual review this time around, since I had a gift voucher I absolutely had to spend, I decided to grab some USB 3.0 flash drives (amongst other things) with it. LaCie Porsche Design 16Gb A … Continue reading

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Follow-up: USB Power Bank Tested and Repacked (5000mAh, 30000mAh)

I did some quick teardowns of the 5000mAh and 30000mAh power banks previously, and I found that the 5000mAh power bank seemed to be genuine, but the 30000mAh power bank is a bit unknown. One reader reported disappointing performance from … Continue reading

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Review: Unbranded 30000mAh 2 Port USB Power Bank

UPDATED: Please also see follow-up here. Updated AGAIN: Need some more persuading? See Ripple Analysis here. You may be putting your devices at risk! Earlier, I tore apart one of my old-faithful USB battery packs. In search of some more … Continue reading

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Displaylink USB Adapters

A while back, when USB based graphic adapters started entering the market, they were lousy. All of them couldn’t support any more than 1024×768 and had low colour depth and sluggish performance. It was a joke! In fact, it didn’t … Continue reading

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