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When battery manufacturers make smartphones…

This isn’t really what I had in mind when I was complaining about how my phone’s battery didn’t last long enough, but I guess Energizer’s product does count as a solution to the smartphone’s battery problem.

This is the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a smartphone, but it certainly has smartphone-like features. The Energizer Power Max P18K Pop, according to the guys at The Verge, is a massive 18,000 mAh battery with a smartphone attached to it. Measuring at a staggering 18mm thick, the Power Max P18K Pop is the equivalent of 3.5 iPhones making it the phone with the world’s biggest battery.

The Power Max P18K Pop comes with three rear cameras and sports a hidden sliding module with two front-facing cameras, like last year’s Vivo Apex smartphone. This means the Power Max P18K Pop’s 6.2-inch LCD display on the front is uniquely pleasing to look at. It has no notch, and sports minimal bezels… a concept that seems to be slightly defeated when your phone is as thick as a power bank. The phone also sports a MediaTek processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, runs Android Pie, and comes with 48 hours of CONTINUOUS usage, courtesy its gargantuan battery. The battery also takes a whopping 8 hours to charge fully, but I doubt you’d ever reach 0% battery unless you actually tried, given the phone could last practically through the week with moderated usage.

The Energizer Power Max P18K Pop launches this summer, and it certainly is the thicc-est phone I’ve ever seen… but I guess there are people out there who like themselves a phone with a big batt-ery. See what I did there?

Designer: Energizer

Image Credits: The Verge

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Energizer XP14000 Portable Battery Charger

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Here we have a new portable battery charger from Japan Trust Technology, the Energizer XP14000. Measuring 155mm x 98mm x 23mm and weighing 375g, this travel-friendly battery charger is equipped with two USB 5V output ports, one DC 19V output port, one charging port and a high-capacity 14000mAh battery. The Energizer XP14000 sells for 15,800 Yen (about $194). [Product Page]

IRL: Ballistic Tough Jacket, Dell UltraSharp U2412M and an argument for disposable AA batteries

Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.

What a week. What a month! So far this September, Amazon, Nokia, Motorola and Apple have announced new products, and HTC is up next, with a press event scheduled for Wednesday. We'll let you speak for yourselves -- maybe you want more liveblogs -- but we here at Engadget keen to take a break from the hands-on posts and breaking news posts and talk shop about the products we already own. This week, Jason tests a rugged tablet sleeve, Don rates his Dell monitor and Darren makes the case for disposable AAs (and yes, he has a favorite brand).

Continue reading IRL: Ballistic Tough Jacket, Dell UltraSharp U2412M and an argument for disposable AA batteries

IRL: Ballistic Tough Jacket, Dell UltraSharp U2412M and an argument for disposable AA batteries originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 16 Sep 2012 14:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Hands-on with Energizer’s Universal Multi-Port and Portable chargers

Hands-on with Energizer's Universal Multi-Port and Portable chargers

You know the drill: it's Friday night and your smartphone's battery is down to a mere three percent. Here's the twist, though -- if you had Energizer's Universal Multi-Port or Portable Smartphone Charger handy, it wouldn't be a problem. The company is preparing to unleash both of these products this fall, and we quite like 'em. The Universal Multi-Port Charger ($76) carries a 5,000mAh battery, packs two USB ports and is able to deliver a total of 15W output, which means -- yes -- it supports quick charging. Meanwhile, the Portable Smartphone Charger ($55) holds 2,500mAh in its reserves, though it only has one USB output and will deliver 5W max. Both products feature a very nice soft touch, satin-like finish and the cables feature magnets for simple management of the clutter. Curious to see more? Just check the gallery below.

Sean Cooper contributed to this report

Hands-on with Energizer's Universal Multi-Port and Portable chargers originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 08 May 2012 20:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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