TechEBlog Review


Nekteck 72W USB Wall Charger
Nekteck’s 4-Port 72W USB Wall Charger with Type-C 60W power delivery is the best travel accessory a mobile warrior can have with them at all times. You can throw it in any bag, as the device is roughly the same height and thickness as Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro charger while only being 0.7-inches longer. Featuring three 12-watt USB-A charging ports alongside its USB-C charging port – also includes a USB-C charging cable and a long power cord for those hard-to-reach outlets. Many new Android smartphones, tablets and laptops are equipped with USB-C charging ports, MacBooks included, so you can simply use this to power them all up. Product page. Read more for our full review.

STM Goods Myth 28L Backpack

The best travel accessories are the ones that last the longest and stay in great shape regardless of how much you use it, which means they’re durable, long-lasting, as well as protecting your goods in all types of weather. STM’s Myth 28L Backpack fits the bill. Don’t let its size fool you, as no one backpack size is better than another, but what matters most is that it’s proportional to your body. This is definitely large enough to hold more gear than you are bringing without turning your back into a skyscraper. Product page. Read more for our full review.

New BittBoy

The New BittBoy is an ultra portable game console that not only plays Game Boy games, but NES as well as Game Boy Color titles, and near perfectly to say the least. Measuring in at a svelte 6.8 x 9.9 x 1.3cm, it features a bright 2.4-inch (original 2.2-inch) IPS LCD display, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card slot. Thanks to its new 700mAh battery (original 500mAh), you’ll get roughly 3-hours of continuous gameplay before needing a recharge. Product page (Amazon) / Aliexpress. Read more for our full review.

DrinKup Bottle

Let’s face it, not everyone drinks enough water each day, especially if they have an active lifestyle. The DrinKup Bottle is a smart water bottle that recommends the most appropriate water intake based on your height, weight and daily activities. When it’s hydration time, the ultrasonic sensor-equipped lid will automatically vibrate and a “♡” will appear on the built-in LED screen, and the app even sends you a notification as well. Plus, it includes Apple Health and Fitbit integration as well. More information. Read more for our full review.

Jackery Honda HLS290 Portable Power Station
If, like us at TechEBlog, you’re constantly low on battery – and madly texting friends to let them know that you’re about to run out of power – then you may be in need of a power bank, or should the same be true for your laptops, tablets, and other devices, there’s this portable power station: Jackery’s Honda HLS290 features 290 Watt-hour energy storage (29,000mAh x 28 cells), and powers most laptops (3-4 recharges), smartphones (17 recharges), tablets (14 recharges), mini fridges (3.4 hours) as well as full-sized televisions (3.4 hours). Why is the mAh rating important? Well, this is the storage capacity available for a particular battery, with higher mAh ratings for the same battery yielding a longer run time. Read more for our full review and where to see this product in-person at CES 2019.

Jackery PowerBar 77
Power bank fans rejoice! Anyone who uses a mobile device, whether it be a smartphone, tablet, action camera, or even a laptop, knows the importance of carrying a backup battery pack, but given the large number of options available online, you might feel overwhelmed, understandably. Aside from the various charging specs, ports, and even cables that need to be taken into consideration, there are lots of competing brands, but very few can deliver upon their promises, that is unless…you’re talking about the Jackery PowerBar 77. Featuring 2 x USB A ports, 1 x USB Type C port, an LCD screen displaying the battery percentage and a 110v AC Outlet on the back side of the unit. Yes, this 110v AC Outlet actually charges over Type C (acts as both an input and output) instead of requiring a proprietary power brick. Product page. Read more for our full review.

Element Enigma iPhone Case

Selecting a case that not only complements, but also protects and adds style to the iPhone’s display can be a daunting task to say the least, but we think Element Case has managed to do just that, with the “Enigma“. Available in black, blue and green colors, it combines safety with a sleek design that feels elegant to the touch. Case preferences are subjective, so we can’t tell you that this is the best case for you. But after testing many cases for the latest iPhone models, whether it be budget or high-end, the “Enigma” is most certainly worth considering if you’re in the market for something a bit more fancy. Product page. Read more for our full review and hands-on pictures.

Moshi Umbra Laptop Privacy Screen
Sure, you can have strong passwords and rock solid encryption technologies to keep private work data safe, but those tools can’t stop prying eyes from simply looking over your shoulder, or even capturing a photo of what’s on your screen. It’s officially called visual hacking, and thankfully, there’s an easy fix – a simple privacy filters. It takes just a few seconds for someone to snag confidential information from a computer screen, which could potentially be used for malicious intent. However, not all of them work the same, with many reducing visibility when applied, that is, unless…you’re talking about Moshi’s Umbra. Once adhered to your MacBook Air / MacBook Pro / Pixelbook / Surface Pro display, it severely restricts the viewing angle, without reducing visbility. That’s right, anyone who tries to sneak a peek from the sides or top will just see a blackened screen. Best of all, the Umbra is fully washable, and can be reapplied repeatedly, 100% bubble-free each time. Product page. Read more for our full review.

OGIO Alpha Convoy 525 Backpack Review

The OGIO Alpha Convoy 525 Backpack is sleek, stylish, and designed to go anywhere. Unlike other bags, the convoy collection uses 100% Cordura Eco (1200D), the most premium and sustainable fabric, made from ultra-durable polyester and recycled plastic water bottles. It’s been tested for exceptional abrasion resistance as well as anti-tear strength, all wrapped in a rugged, yet functional, design. There’s enough room to comfortably store a 15” laptop + tablet in a special waterproof zippered pocket, two bottles on each side, 4 front molle straps, 6 compression straps, a hidden back panel security pocket, 3 organization pockets up front, and then a luggage pass-through slot for easy transportation. We took this on our daily commute, loaded it with electronics, and even hiked mountain trails with this backpack in tow. Product page. Read more for our full review.

UE Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker Review

The Ultimate Ears Boom 3 is the best Bluetooth speaker that we’ve come across, that can withstand the daily rigors of life, without even flinching. For those familiar with its predecessor, the Ultimate Ears 2, you’ll notice that it’s the same cylindrical shape, complete with the now flat (previously slightly rounded) oversize plus + minus volume controls, but with a new “Magic Button” on top, and everything is wrapped in a new ultra durable, high-performance fabric rated to withstand falls of up to a meter. Yes, it’s also IP67 waterproof (1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes) and can even float if you happen to be near a pool, etc. Product page. Read more for our full review as well as hands-on pictures.