Naztech Named as CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree November 9, 2018

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Naztech has just been named a CES® Innovation Awards Honoree the VOLT MAX Portable AC Power Station, the world’s most powerful and versatile portable charger to-date– due for release in early 2019! The new VOLT MAX is a massive 27,000mAh multi-charging portable power bank encased in a uniquely light, compact ABS chassis. Equipped with five different ways to connect and charge simultaneously, the potent portable battery comes equipped with an 85W AC outlet, Qi-charging technology and three high-speed USB ports, including an 85W USB-C PD port and a Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ port compatible with Fast Charge-enabled devices.

Read about the new VOLT MAX and the award here!




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iPhone XS Max vs. Galaxy Note 9: They Both Want to Know What’s In Your Wallet September 24, 2018

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As the dust settles from all that new flagship phone buzz, for those of us in the “the bigger, the better” camp, you’re probably wondering which “plus-size” phone you should get, the Galaxy Note 9 or the iPhone XS Max? While you might think the choice is obvious, hang on a minute. After you start stacking these two powerhouses up against each other, you might find yourself on the receiving end of a plus-size surprise.


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 Body Language

First, the broad strokes: The Note 9 is slightly thicker and slightly taller, while the Max is slightly wider. They each almost weigh ½ lb. and are both definitely two-handed devices. Their displays are very comparable—6.4” for the Note 9 and 6.5” for the XS Max– however, on the Max we find the infamous iPhone notch, which pilfers some of the phone’s real estate. Both displays are incredible, though, utilizing the latest OLED technology (deep blacks, high contrast ratios, vibrant colors).

The Note 9 and XS Max are also both made with premium-quality materials: the Note 9’s got a solid metal frame with curved glass panels on the front and back. The Max has a stainless steel frame, also with glass panels fore and aft. Both models are IPX68 water and dust resistant, which basically means they can be dropped in a deeper commode than other models, for an hour and a half.



Not Just Another Pretty Face

Both mother ship phones come with extremely stunning resolution–  2960×1440 pixels for the Note 9, 2688×1242 pixels  for the Max. When you get into dimensions that high, it really doesn’t make a difference to the naked eye. In fact, you’d probably need to have them right next to each other and look very, very carefully to see any differences at all. Suffice it to say, both displays are as good as you’ll ever need.

The Max utilizes Apple’s 3D Touch, which is one of those features you either use or you don’t. The Samsung flagship, meanwhile, has managed to hang on to its Home button (which seems to have sustained the rest of the smartphone world up ‘til now).


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The Note 9 and the XS Max both also pack the latest and greatest muscle under the hood. Note 9 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, one of the fastest out there. The Max comes with the Apple A12 Bionic, which is supposed to be a significant improvement on the A11. As far as which is the “smokin’est,” this is something we’ll actually need to wait to see when the Max is delivered, but rest assured that both of these are among the fastest phones currently offered on the market. The XS Max’s out-of-the-box operating system is the iOS 12, while the Note 9 has the Android Oreo 8.1. For this, it’ll probably all boil down to personal preference, but rest assured, both are very, very strong systems.


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But Wait, There’s More

Now on to storage. This is an area where the Note 9 definitely has the advantage. Its base model comes with 128G, or you can upgrade to 512G. But, where it really kicks into overdrive is its Micro SD card slot where an additional 512G can be added– basically giving you the potential of a monster ONE TERABYTE smartphone, which is totally nuts. The iPhone XS Max base model comes with 64G as well as 256 or 512G models, but expandability on any of these models is not an option.


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Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t It

Moving on to the cameras, both the Galaxy Note 9 and the iPhone XS Max have rear dual-camera setups: a primary and a telephoto camera. The Note 9’s primary lens also has a dual-aperture feature (f/1.5 to f/2.4) and does really well with low-light images. The secondary lens on the Note 9 has a f/2.4 aperture and offers an optical zoom option. The XS Max telephoto camera also has optical zoom and a f/2.4 aperture, but the primary camera only has a single aperture at f/1.8. That said, both phones do have a Portrait mode where you can edit the background’s blur. Also, the Note 9’s front-facing camera has 8MP with f/1.7, while the XS Max’s front-facing camera has 7MP with f/2.2. Both front-facing cameras support the Portrait mode, too, however only the XS Max has the Portrait-mode blur adjustment like on the rear camera. Again, we won’t know if one phone’s camera system is superior to the other until we actually have the Max in hand.

When it comes to the video feature, both devices come with 4K at 60fps, but the Samsung Note 9 also added a Super Slo Mo 720p at 960fps.


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You Keep ‘a Knockin’, But You Can’t Come In

Regarding security, the XS Max has an improved version of its Face ID, probably the best smartphone facial recognition software on the market. The Note 9 also has a facial recognition program (albeit not as advanced), plus it has an iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor, all of which you could use if you wanted. So, basically, it’s a choice of the most advanced face recognition or three security options .

Both Samsung and Apple smartphones come with stereo speakers, however only the Note 9 comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and although technology has moved on so we don’t have to have the jack anymore, it’s still a feature near and dear to many people’s hearts. Both smartphones also come with stereo audio recording.


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S Pen

The one feature that the Note has– which pretty much no other smartphone does– is the S Pen, a stylus that introduces some additional advanced features. This year’s model also comes with connectivity, so you can remotely operate the Note 9 with it, including using it as a clicker during presentations. Most folks probably won’t explore the full spectrum of the S Pen, but for you button-down types, this gizmo could be just the ticket.


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The Juice

Another welcome upgrade on the new Note 9 is its very large 4000mAh battery. The folks at Apple weren’t very specific about the XS Max’s battery size, only that the phone can run 1-1/2 hours longer than last year’s iPhone X– and if you’re like me, you hate story problems.

The Note 9 and the XS Max both support wireless charging and fast charging, although only the Note 9 actually comes with the charger. You’ll have to go out and get your own fast charger with the XS Max, which can be pretty pricey.


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And speaking of price, the Note 9’s base model w/128G comes in at $999 ($1,249 for the 512G). The XS Max’s base w/64G is $1,099 ($1,249 for the 256G and $1,449 for the 512G—and don’t forget the fast charger).

Chances are, you already feel strongly about either the Apple or Android format. Once thing’s for certain, you will definitely be happy with either one of these amazing, powerful phones. And whichever you choose, keep Hypercel bookmarked for all of your Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS Max accessories!



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2018 Apple iPhone News, Rumors and Other Mysteries Unleashed! September 10, 2018

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Amid all the questions concerning Apple’s new iPhone(s?) scheduled for unveiling this Wednesday, September 12 (and subsequent pre-order date of September 14), multiple leaks are also springing forth, giving us a better look at the fabled Next Big Thing– as well as answers to a lot of revealed truths… or at the very least, very educated guesses.

Right off the bat, several rumors suggests it’s more than just one phone. Some say two, others three. First on deck, the iPhone XS, a calculated name and dubbed such because Apple has a habit of dropping S’s at the tail ends of their improved models. It would stand to reason then, that the second one, slightly bigger and released at the same time, would be the XS Plus, but such is not the case. Reports tumbling in are calling it the iPhone XS Max. As both the XS and XS Max will probably break the sound barrier of pricing, it makes sense that there’s also talk of a kinder, gentler model, the iPhone 9 (or 11?). Now, the 9 (or 11) won’t exactly be cheap, but compared to the other two, it’ll look like the “responsible choice.”

Anyway, without further ado, here is a breakdown of the three new fabled iPhones and the rumors associated with them.

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iPhone XS

The 5.8” OLED iPhone XS (or, maybe the  X2… the XI—aren’t rumors fun?) base price is estimated at $1,100, about a benjamin more than the X. All photo leaks depict Apple’s new smartphone in a (clandestinely) celebrated new gold, which isn’t such a gotcha surprise ‘cause a gold iPhone X was briefly in the works last year before it was canceled. We’re actually expecting three color options for the iPhone XS: gold, black and white. No surprise there, either.

Sources indicate the XS will be about the same size as the iPhone X, however it may be thicker due to a larger rear camera sensor and lens, so we can expect some camera improvements (more on this later).  Apparently the top and bottom bezels will finally be removed, as has the home button, so the difference of screen size with previous models is a bit “Apple and oranges.” Or, to look at it another way, the 6.5” Max won’t be as monstrous to lug around as you might think

The iPhone XS—as well as the XS Max and 9—are predicted to house A12 chips, upgraded from last year’s A11 Bionic. Apple analysts suggest the XS will probably have faster mobile data speeds and come equipped with a dual-SIM card slot. Lines of code in the forthcoming iOS 12 software update (included with the XS and XS Plus out of the box) conspicuously point to that dual-SIM promise, which means iPhone owners can finally enjoy the benefits of two SIM cards in one phone. It’s also believed the XS may be coming with 4G of RAM and a 2.49GHz chipset (dare to dream). Apple may also be adding to the existing storage sizes, including a 512GB model—bigger than most laptop solid state hard drives! Of course, if it does happen, that unit won’t be going for $1,100.

As for the camera, not a lot’s been learned. There will likely be a dual-lens rear camera on the XS and XS Max, able to shoot 12MP photos, with a telephoto lens and one normal lens, both with optical image stabilization. Also, because of the absence of a Touch ID home button, the front camera will no doubt come with Apple’s TrueDepth feature. Other new technology might be introduced on the cameras, but for the time being, we’ll leave it at that.

Expect a longer battery life with your new iPhones as well. The XS is predicted to be 10% bigger than the X, coming in at 3,000mAh. Charging the phone will be easier, too, as it’s snuck out that Apple will be including a fast charger this time.

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iPhone XS Max

Larger and brawnier, the 6.5” OLED XS Max has most of the same features as the iPhone X, plus some other tablet-like powers that just might make it easy for you to step it up to Apple’s flagship. For example, there will be some large screen app interfaces usually reserved for the iPad, such as mail and Messages, with more information on the screen, such as threads.

The Max will most likely be priced $100-200 higher than the XS, putting it around $1,200-1,300. Like the XS, it will also be available in gold, black and white.

The Max’s battery will have greater battery life, too. Reports suggest the battery in this phone will be 25% bigger than last year’s iPhone X, sporting up to 3,400mAh. And, like the XS, it will have the dual-SIM card slot.

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iPhone 9

While iPhones XS and XS Max reportedly both have OLED screens, the budget-minded 6.1” iPhone 9 is purportedly coming with an LCD screen. It will also feature an aluminum body (the XS and XS Max are stainless steel) and Face ID. The color lineup is still up in the air, though: One report lists gray, white and red, while another predicts pastel yellow, pink and blue. Also, it’s equipped with one rear camera lens to the others’ two, a single SIM card to the others’ duals, 3GB of RAM and a max storage of 256GB. Its demure starting $699 still gets a lot of bang for the buck, though (for example, you still get the A12 chip) and iPhone’s legendary photo-taking skillz). Reports indicate that if you’re holding out for this least expensive 2018 iPhone, you may have to wait a little longer. Due to certain assembly issues, the iPhone 9 is scheduled to come out four weeks later, in October. A small price to pay for a small price.

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On a related note, there are also spicy predictions about the new iPad Pro being released this week, including the Lightning connection getting switched out with a USB-C port, and the usual 12-watt power adapter being replaced with an 18-watt. Other rumors about the Apple tablet include, two models– an 11″ and a 12.9″, no Home button, slimmer bezels, rounded corners and a bigger display. There’s also chatter about the headphone jack going away.

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To get the most out of your new iPhone XS, XS Max or 11—or whatever they’re called—check out Hypercel’s vast selection of smartphone accessories, from wireless chargers to USB-C PD power sources. Also, stay tuned for our rollout of iPhone XS and XS Max screen covers! Whatever your needs, you’re sure to find them at the highest quality and lowest prices.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: The Next Big Thing August 2, 2018

Fasten your seatbelts, folks, the next big thing in the smartphone universe is hurtling this way, barely letting us take a breath since the last blitz (not that we’re not jazzed about it, of course). Once again, Samsung—that marvel mill of mobile devices—is announcing their newest champion destined to take the “Crown” (the new smartphone’s codename) of high-profile Android phones in 2018.

On August 9, Samsung takes the wraps off its Galaxy Note 9— the latest incarnation of its mondo phablet line— in Brooklyn, NY at 11 am EST (8 am PST), ahead of its customary late-August schedule (we’re sure this pushed-up date has nothing to do with Apple’s X2 and iPhone 9 release in September). From all reports, the new smartphone (available for pre-order mid-August and in stores August 24) won’t disappoint– no surprise there; the Notes have always been crowd-pleasers, with their ample screens, S Pen styli and plethora of power. And, though we can’t tell you everything about the newest member of the Samsung family, we are able to share a few features that’ll be sure to get your attention:


Stretching 162mm from nose to tail, and 76.3mm from side to side, the Note 9 will be a tad shorter, but wider, than its predecessor (162.5 x 74.8mm). It’s also slightly thicker than the previous Note (from 8.6 to 8.8mm). That said, the phone’s size will basically be the same as the screen remains at 6.3 inches. The picture at the top of this article appears to be a leaked official image, which, if accurate, shows a next-to-identical design to the Note 8, with a USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, speaker grill and S Pen slot, as well as a metal frame and glass back. To keep it all pretty, it’ll also have the IP68 rating for protection against dust and water.

Another leaked pic, this one from @OnLeaks, also reveals the return of Samsung’s amazing dual-lens camera (possibly with S9’s variable aperture and super slomo video) and fingerprint scanner (this time below the camera) on the back.

While the Note’s shape might not have changed much, the colors may have. Reports indicate blue, copper, silver, violet and black will be this year’s options. If true, that’s a pretty snazzy selection, one sure to attract a wide net of folks.

There’s also talk about the Note 9 possibly being made of a new material that Samsung trademarked as ‘Metal 12’ – a new strong, light magnesium alloy that could very well kick the aluminum can to the curb. A durable alternative to aluminum and a lot lighter than titanium? Where do I sign?

Under the Hood

One of el jefes of the mobile world who took a 9 prototype out for a spin reports that the new Note 9 comes equipped with a 4000mAh battery capacity (another source put it at 3850mAh) that can deliver around 23 to 25 hours of video playback at max brightness before needing to recharge, and around 1-2 days of regular use.

As for the S Pen, the report goes on to state that it’ll support Bluetooth connectivity, new work modes, and will be able to remotely unlock the Note 9.

Here are the rumored stats in a nutshell:

Operating System:                  Android Oreo

Processor:                               Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810

(rumors of an Exynos 9820, too, which would crush the iPhone X’s chipset)

Screen:                                    6.3” Quad HD (2960 x 1440) Super AMOLED panel; 18.5:9 aspect ratio

 RAM:                                                          6GB / 8GB

Storage:                                                      128GB / 256GB / 512GB

Expandability:                                            microSD up to 2TB

Camera:                                                      Dual-camera setup with variable aperature and super slomo at 960fps

 Battery:                                                      4,000mAh

Connectivity:                                              USB-C; 3.5mm headphone jack

Security:                                                     Fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, face unlock

NFC:                                                           Yes

Samsung CEO DJ Koh recently spotted at media event with his Note 9

Now on to the REAL Important Stuff

The AR Emoji, of course! (just kidding)

It’s probably foolhardy to dare dream the 9’s price will drop from last year. The Note 8 came in at $950, and if I were to hazard a guess, I’d say the 9 will be the same or a tad more. On the other hand, Samsung could actually pull a repeat and debut the Note 9 at a lower price than the Note 8, like they did with the Galaxy S9 and S8. Like I said, dare to dream. Either way, it’s still a hunka-hunka burning phone for less than the price of a standard-sized iPhone X.

As the rumors and leaks keep flying, the best we can do is hang tight and wait for the unveiling… our index fingers poised over the Buy button on the Samsung site.



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Naztech Takes the USB Power Delivery Market By Storm July 23, 2018

There’s a quiet storm taking hold of the charging world and everyone’s scrambling for more power, more speed, more portability and more versatility. The good news is, you don’t have to look further than USB Power Delivery (PD). Utilizing the already-familiar USB-C format, USB-PD technology is engineered to deliver previously unheard-of levels of power and compatibility to a much wider range of wireless devices– and unlike its contenders, PD isn’t only here to take on the future of fast n’ furious charging, it’s built to take on the big stuff, too.

Simply put, there are four solid points for going with USB-PD:

  1. It charges wicked-fast– able to power a device 70% faster than standard chargers.
  2. The same charger can power everything from ear buds to a laptop—up to 100W!
  3. It’s compatible with any device that uses a USB format.
  4. Power flows in both directions, so devices can share their charges with one another and power each other without hassle. I know, right?

Ready to take charging to the next level?

Naztech now presents a formidable line of cutting-edge USB-PD products to rapid-charge all your devices, keeping you powered up and ahead of the curve for whatever new gear comes out! Check out the future of power:

N422 18W USB PD + Adaptive Fast Wall Charger

The N422 is a potent, portable travel buddy, ready to take charge of all your power needs at home or abroad. Engineered to deliver up to 18W of pure energy, this dual USB wall charger can dispense five times the power of standard chargers to two devices, simultaneously– everything from smartphones to USB-C laptops—dramatically cutting the wait time and letting you do you. As an example, either port can charge the iPhone X/8 or Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes! The PD port also uses smart chip technology that automatically adjusts its power flow to each individual device, delivering the fastest and most efficient charge. Designed with foldable prongs, the sleek 18W PD wall charger easily slips into a purse, murse, backpack or carry-on, ready to energize whatever wireless gear you’re using. MSRP $49.99.


N422 45W USB PD Wall Charger

Now if you want to really blow those socks off, the N422 45W PD Charger’s got the goods to charge all your USB-C devices—smartphones, tablets, notebooks, ultrabooks, laptops, power banks, hard drives, wireless speakers and headsets, etc.—with over NINE TIMES the charging power of normal chargers. Armed with a single port and an incredible 45W output, this powerful PD charger is housed in a sleek, compact case, a soft-touch finish, foldable prongs and an illuminated USB-C port that helps guide cables in the dark like a lighthouse calling home a straying ship. Like the 18W charger, the 45W USB PD is the ultimate traveler for home, work, business trips, vacations and making camp in a Starbucks. MSRP $49.99.

Power T3 Xtreme 18W USB-C PD + AFC + 2.4A Car Charger

Road warriors will love the mobility of PD power on-the-go with this triple-ported, high-speed car charger from Naztech. Delivering an incredible 9A output to three devices simultaneously, the Power T3 Xtreme employs the latest PD technology, feeding your most ravenous devices at max speeds while you’re out there making tracks. Both the USB-C PD and Fast Charge ports will quick-charge compatible gear like the iPhone X/8 and Galaxy S9/S9+, while the two top ports also accommodate any non-Fast Charge devices, including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, wireless headphones and speakers, eReaders, etc. Housed in a slim, durable, grip-friendly case, the Power T3’s bezel lights up when plugged into the car’s outlet, indicating it’s getting power and illuminating its ports for plugging in the dark. MSRP $39.99.

30W Turbo PD + USB-C Car Charger

Speaking of power-packed mobility, check out the first dual USB-C PD car charger, guaranteed to deliver the fastest charge possible on the market! The Turbo charger boasts TWO USB-C ports, each engineered to put out a mammoth 3A max output. The bottom port is even greater enhanced with a Power Delivery chipset calibrated to 30 watts of high-speed voltage. Loaded with over 9 TIMES the charging power of your garden-variety charger, this powerhouse will accommodate the most power-ravenous devices, including a 12” MacBook. And like the wall units, the Turbo will charge the most advanced smartphones from 0% to 50% in a mere half hour—less time than it would take you to make a Starbucks run. You know what I’m talking about. MSRP $49.99.

TRiO USB-C PD 27W + 5.4A Car Charger

Rounding out this awesome pentacle of next-generation charging solutions is the TRiO USB-C PD 27W Car Charger, a powerful, triple-ported power source, able to fast charge smartphones, tablets, wearables and—like the others—even Type C laptops, utilizing the latest PD technology. Designed with a unique USB-C PD cable, the TRiO delivers an ultra-fast 27W to PD-compatible devices while you’re on the road. Its two additional 2.4 USB ports, meanwhile, can simultaneously rapid charge any additional mobile devices at maximum speed. The sturdy 8’ PD cable easily extends to the back seat, so you can power up large gear out of the way, and the built-in IntelliQ technology detects and adjust each device’s power flow needs for the fastest, most efficient charge every time. The sleek TRiO’s gloss-black housing is complemented by its illuminated USB ports that help guide plugs in the dark, making contact clean and instant. MSRP $39.99.

Consider the search over, my friend. Naztech’s commanding collection of PD-powered chargers will keep all your mobile gear charged and performing into the future.

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What’s the Best MagBuddy Wireless Charge Phone Mount For You?

As we’ve been saying for a while now, the new MagBuddy Wireless Charge magnetic phone mounts are the best compact smartphone mounting + charging solutions on the market. The cradle-free automotive mounts occupy minimal space while maximally safeguarding the driving experience—securing the phone at eye level, maintaining an easy reach and powerful grip as you navigate, make calls and DJ your music. Also, the mount’s Wireless Charge is engineered to serve up as much as 15W of power (3x that of a standard charge) and accommodate the widest range of Qi-friendly devices, including the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and so on.

So, the question isn’t should you get a MagBuddy Wireless Charge, but which one you should get; the Dash, Windshield or Vent model? Truth is, they’re all equally up to the task, it mostly depends on you, your preferences and the design of your vehicle. Let’s take a look at each and hopefully this makes for a clearer choice:

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MagBuddy Wireless Charge Dash Mount

The Dash Mount

In certain situations the dashboard mount does have advantages over the others. For example, in vehicles with steeply sloped windshields– such as the Honda Civic— a glass-mounted phone can end up too far away for the driver to operate safely. There are also some (albeit rare) occasions where a car vent’s design won’t accommodate the vent phone mount. Here again, the Dash is an ideal solution. Finally, the dashboard mount serves the driver who prefers the straight-ahead view as opposed to a little higher or lower. The MagBuddy Wireless Charge Dash quickly attaches to your dashboard console (or, yes, your windshield). It comes equipped with an extendable pivoting arm that stretches up to 8-inches for perfect positioning– up, down, right or left– and its built-in swivel ball will turn and tilt 360° for any viewing angle. And since the mount is free of any arms, legs or brackets, you won’t suffer the hassle of snagging your charger cable or reaching around to get to the console’s ports and buttons.


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The Windshield Mount

Probably the most widespread and commonly used of the mounting options, the Windshield is top of the list for a number of reasons. Employing the combination of a powerful suction, ultra-sticky gel pad and locking-lever system, the mount secures firmly to your car’s windshield while the magnetic base’s four rare-earth magnets solidly grip your phone securely to itself. This is a prime mounting location because it places the phone at eye level, meaning that you won’t have to look around in a panic to double check navigation directions. Like the Dash, the Windshield installs in seconds. There are only a very few circumstances where a windshield mount wouldn’t be a great choice for your car: One exception might be if you’re dealing with a very laid-back, gun-slit windshield– like on the Nissan 370Z or Hyundai Santé Fe– where there’s potential to block a substantial bit of your forward visibility. Also, some states have laws dictating exactly where on the windshield you’re allowed to place the mount (it would be prudent to check your local laws before getting a surprise citation) and maybe you just don’t like it there. That said, most vehicles—and laws—in the country are prime real estate for the Windshield mount, and this bad boy should be seriously considered.


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The Vent Mount

Depending on the configuration of your vehicle’s HVAC system on the console, the oft-overlooked vent phone mount can be the best of both worlds, having the high-mounting position of a Windshield mount, but with the low profile and unobstructed view of the Dashboard. Traditional rectangular or oblong vents with stationary grilles are the best type for this mounting method (circular vents tend to be too deep and unstable). A major plus in favor of MagBuddy’s Vent is the ease with which it can be removed and replaced on the dash. Sporting powerful universal grips that can accommodate a wide spectrum of thick and thin grills, the Vent is ideal for the driver who doesn’t need a full-time mount and can easily pluck it off when they need the heat on full-blast, or any maximum air flow, for that matter. Another strong argument for the Vent is, unlike the dash or windshield, it doesn’t take up any of your view– yet remains completely IN view and accessible to reach.


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The Desktop Mount

Now that you’ve got your vehicle all set with a phone mount, how about your home and office? Imagine the freedom of having your smartphone poised beside your PC or laptop, fast-charging and ready to serve, taking calls and firing up apps with the touch of a finger, selfies at the keyboard, etc. The MagBuddy Desktop offers all this and more! Armed with the same charging power, magnetic grip and adjustability as the automotive models, the Desktop also comes with an optional Apple Watch mount that seamlessly attaches the watch’s charger and powers it up as it charges your smartphone.

Whichever MagBuddy Wireless Charge magnetic phone mount you choose, you’ll be taking possession of one of the industry’s most powerful, cutting edge devices that both simplifies and energizes your world. Check them all out now at!

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HyperGear Donates to Pieces of Me Inc.’s ‘Avengers For Autism’ Event May 14, 2018

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As part of its continuing efforts in community outreach, HyperGear has donated $250 to Pieces of Me, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in support of its “Avengers for Autism” event. In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, Pieces of Me joined forces with forReza, another non-profit,  treating people with autism and their families to a special screening of the hotly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War on Sunday, April 29.

“We provide different services and events to help autistic teens and adults develop socially and enhance their education,” said Pieces of Me founder, Tamika Faulkner. “I created this organization in dedication to my brother, Timothy Faulkner, who was diagnosed with autism in 2004. Autism at Pieces of Me, Inc. is a superpower and people with ASD are superheroes!”

“We are humbled and grateful to be a part of this worthwhile event,” said HyperGear marketing manager Michelle Saltos. ““It’s heartening to see so many community members come out to support our youth with autism.”



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Naztech Introduces the TRiO USB-C Car Charger with Power Delivery March 28, 2018

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LOS ANGELESMarch 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Naztech, innovator of next-generation charging solutions, announced the release of its TRiO USB-C PD 27W Car Charger, a powerful, triple-ported power source, able to fast charge smartphones, tablets, wearables, and even laptops, using the latest USB PD technology.

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Galaxy S9 and 9+ are Coming– and Hypercel is Ready! February 23, 2018


The first major smartphone of 2018 looms near, as Samsung will present their hotly anticipated Galaxy S9 in mere days.The leading Android phone company is all geared up to unveil their next flagship phone this February 25, a day before the Mobile World Congress kickoff, and many believe it’ll be a repeat performance of  their previous model as a veritable iPhone X upstager. And Hypercel will be ready, showcasing new products to enhance the S9 experience (more on this later).

 Last year, the Galaxy S8 proved to be a huge success for the company. The leaks, however, suggest the S9 is taking it to an even further level, incorporating new touch-screen technology (while keeping its all-screen, edge-to-edge display), and featuring improved processors.  Pre-orders for new Galaxy S9 should be available online March 1, with deliveries to the first customers by Friday, March 16.

 At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy S9 may feel like déjà vu to those familiar with the S8. It’s got a 5.8-inch display, same as the Galaxy S8 (the S9+ is 6.2 inches) and both models are hanging onto their rear fingerprint scanners. But they’ve also added new iris and facial sensors, a significant leap forward from their predecessor’s iris scanner.

The S9 and S9+ are also equipped with the same Infinity Displays as their predecessors, with unchanged sizes and resolutions– 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED panels with the signature unorthodox 2960×1440 pixels. The screen’s position has been altered ever-so-slightly, however, and the bottom bezel is marginally smaller.

samsung s9 camera

Probably the crowning feature for both Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones are their cameras. Both come with variable aperture lenses—f/1.5 and f/2.4—and the rear cameras have 12mp sensors, optical image stabilization and fast focus, while the selfie cam sports an 8mp camera, f/1.7 aperture and autofocus. The S9+’s second camera has a F/2.4 aperture. Samsung has been promoting its dual camera technology a lot these past few months, particularly about the ISOCELL camera sensors. The 3-stack, fast-readout sensor will allow a smartphone camera to have “DSLR-like photo experiences such as greater light sensitivity, depth effects and sharper brightness in all conditions,” according to Samsung.

Reports also indicate there will likely be a super slomo mode (at a high resolution) as well as a 960fps video option.

Jumping on the Animoji train, Samsung is also equipping its S9 and S9+ with a 3D emoji feature which apparently functions very similarly to Apple Animoji, but which Samsung says is, in some ways, better. Perhaps they are referring to the added feature where the user can create 3D animations of their faces, complete with masks, and that masks can be added to a photo after it’s taken.

The Galaxy smartphones will be powered by crazy-fast Exynos 9810 (Europe) and Snapdragon 845 (US and other regions) chips, and ship with 4GB and 6GB of RAM (the S9+ is rumored to be getting more RAM). Out-of-the-box, the phones will come with 64GB of storage, upgradeable with a microSD card. The rumor mill’s been whispering that 256GB and 512GB versions are in the works, but for now just stick that in the “Wait and See” basket.

S9 and S9+ will have 3,000 and 3,500mAh batteries, respectively, just like the S8. Also like the S8 version, the S9 and S9+ will utilize wireless Adaptive Fast Charge tech, sporting 15W of power (9V @ 1.67A).

Galaxy S( HyperGear colors

Other features include dual-SIM slots, USB-C support, AKG-tuned stereo speakers and Bluetooth 5.0. There are no solid leaks about a 3.5mm headphone jack, but the port’s there, so expect it. The phones will be IP68 certified for water and dust protection, and ship in four colors: Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, and Coral Blue.

No hard facts yet on pricing for the phones, but reports have placed the S9 at $850 in the US, £789 in the UK. Slap on an additional $100-150 for the 9+.

Hypercel’s Naztech and HyperGear brands are both gearing up for the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ releases! Naztech will be stocking premium-quality, tech-compatible screen protection, a wide selection of custom-design phone cases and powerful chargers– including  super-speed USB Power Delivery (USB PD) products, such as 18W and 60W portable batteries, 45W wall charger and 30W car charger. HyperGear is also ramping up, with the latest powerful car and wall chargers, power banks, Bluetooth speakers and headgear, lightning-fast charging cables and more. Visit Naztech and HyperGear sites, and stay tuned for further updates!

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HyperGear Dual USB Battery Packs – Peace of Mind On the Go January 11, 2018


Being off the grid might sound like freedom for some, but it’s a big pain in the tuchus when you’re in the middle of nowhere with a dead phone. It’d be a great predicament to IG or tweet to followers, but, oh wait– the phone’s dead! Seriously mobile devices are notorious for getting stuck somewhere, low on power and without an outlet. Nope, not a good time to be off the grid. That’s why HyperGear’s Dual USB Portable Battery Packs with Digital Readout are heaven-sent in a pinch.

Available in 8000, 12000, 16000 and 20000 mAh, these high-capacity portable power stations are shockingly lightweight for the charging power they dish out. They all feature a well-lit, numeric power level indicator, so there’s no guessing how much juice is left. The dual USB ports are engineered with Smart Chip Technology, able to gauge and adjust exactly how much power to give the devices– and adjust accordingly– for fast n’ furious and simultaneous charging.  Plus, since no one (that I know of, anyway) likes to wait for their charger to recharge, all the units are built with 2A micro USB input ports that madly suck up fresh power in half the time it takes 1A adapters. The Dual USB Battery Packs’ housing have a sleek, two-toned, matte-gloss finish, so not only do they look more expensive, they feel great in your hand. Made with quality stuff and drop-kick-tested for superior quality, all of these Battery Packs slip easily into a pocket or backpack, ready to bolt.

But, which one to get? This might help:


If you’re a daily road warrior with a smartphone that keeps flirting with death before you get home, check out the Dual USB 8000mAh Battery Pack. Yes, it’s small, and yes, it’s light, but it can charge a phone (1A) and tablet (2.4A) from empty to full, simultaneously, with plenty of juice to spare.  Put it another way, it’ll charge a smartphone up to 3 times before needing refueling. $34.99.

dual usb 12000 battery pack

For those who want a little more juice between recharges, check out the robust Dual USB 12000mAh Battery Pack. Weighing in at a lean 10½ ounces, this sleek welterweight delivers the same simultaneous double charge as the 8000, but can go a further distance, able to power a smartphone up to 4 times before needing to reenergize.  It can also fully feed an iPad mini twice or an iPad Air once. $39.99.

dual usb 16000 battery pack

Stay amped for the duration with HyperGear’s reliable, portable Dual USB 16000mAh. Created for emergencies, epic parties and long journeys, this mighty mobile power station houses enough energy to charge smartphones, tablets and notebooks, and power two devices simultaneously– from depleted to chock full– 8 times in a single charge. $44.99.

dual USB 20000 battery pack

Travel safely with plenty of power when using the mammoth Dual USB 20000mAh. Mighty enough to deliver a massive output of power and quickly charge multiple devices, but secure and compact enough to be taken on airplanes, the 20000 is ready for the long haul, to keep you charged and connected.  Capable of rapid charging devices from drained to full up to 10 times, you’ll always be filled to the brim with power. $54.99

For staying charged on-the-go wherever life takes you, and never, ever worrying about a dead phone, again, pick up the HyperGear Dual USB Portable Battery Pack that best fits your lifestyle. Then get another one for someone else and put it under the tree. And keep on tweeting.


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