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One of the strangest devices spied during Mobile World Congress 2019 was the insanely fat Energizer 18,000 mAh phone. The official name was the Power Max P18k Pop, and while it was Energizer branded, the device was actually to be made by Avenir Telecom. Shortly after the show, Avenir took to Indiegogo for funding to build the device. Anyone who looked at the incredibly fat profile and imagined themselves holding a power brick up to their face may have thought twice about such a thick smartphone. The Indiegogo campaign was seeking $1.2 million in funding for the device and missed by a long shot. The Indiegogo campaign raised a scant $15,005, and honestly it's a surprise the campaign raised that... Read more...
There has been a concerted effort by the smartphone industry at large to slim down handsets and get rid of the bezel, all in attempt to maximize portability. Energizer has decided to take a different approach. The battery maker is at Mobile World Congress showing off a thick phone that double as a power brick, or perhaps we have that backwards. Either way, Power Max P18K Pop is notable, not just because Energizer doesn't really have any skin in the smartphone game right now, but due to its massive capacity battery. This chunky monkey wields an 18,000 mAh battery pack, and might just be the first smartphone to live up to the company's catchphrase of being able to keep going and going and going.... Read more...
When you think of the name Energizer, smartphones don't come to mind unless you are talking about accessories like battery chargers. That will change at MWC 2019 later this month when Energizer rolls out 26 new smartphones. A company called Avenir is building the devices, and it has given up some details on them ahead of the official unveiling at MWC. If you are a “go all day with no outlet” sort of person, the PowerMax series might get you excited with units having 18,000 mAh and 16,000mAh batteries inside. Sadly that's all we know about those devices right now, but we do know lots more about the Ultimate series. The first phones are the Ultimate U620S Pop and the U630S Pop; they... Read more...
Energizer is not some fly-by-night brand that nobody has ever heard of—the company's roots date all the way back to 1896 when it was known as the American Electrical Novelty and Manufacturing Company. But even established brands are susceptible the occasional misstep. In this case, Energizer has issued a voluntary recall for its smart battery chargers for Xbox One controllers.The chargers are actually produced for Energizer by PDP (Performance Designed Products), a company that bills itself as the number one video game accessory company in North America. That might be the case, but the Engergizer Xbox One 2X Smart Chargers it manufactures have been found to pose a burn hazard to consumers. Anybody... Read more...
How often do you find yourself too busy or pre-occupied to take the time and plug in your mobile devices? Daily? Well good news for all you busy bodies, Energizer totally gets you and has introduced its first inductive charger built with QI technology, which is the fancy term the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) uses to describe the new universal charging standard. "We believe that a universal standard is the future of charging, and by leading the way with one of the first Qi products -- the Energizer Inductive Charger -- we are meeting a clear need for a product that makes charging devices easier by eliminating cords and clutter," said Jim Olsen, Vice President of Marketing for Energizer North... Read more...
Here at Hot Hardware, few things irk us worse than dealing with batteries. If you think about it, much of the trouble we still deal with in the consumer electronics realm is due to batteries, particularly when thinking of the mobile sector. Most everything (cell phones, notebooks, portable media players, watches, etc.) is limited by the size and capacity of the battery within, and without deforming your device or forcing it to run at a lower clock speed, you basically have no options for improving the life of the device you buy. To compound the matter, many notebook makers fib about the true battery life of their machines, as we've seen time and time again in reviews of real-world longevity.Thankfully,... Read more...