Powerful Portable Chargers From Crank

Two small devices, designed in LA and made to pump up productivity

While Mophie will always be a solid go-to when it comes to mobile juice packs, the sleek new portable Crank chargers have caught our eye with two compact yet powerful models. A recent weekend beach mission offered the perfect opportunity to test out both the smaller Dart and larger Dash, which are covered in smooth navy blue matte rubber for durability. Fully charged, the 6.3 …

Q Designs’ Phone-Charging QBracelet

Never run out of power with this unisex piece of jewelry

A touch of fate brought together friends and business partners Alessandro Libani and James Kernan of Q Designs. Both transfer students to Massachusetts’ Babson College, the duo bonded over their entrepreneurial aspirations and shared love of tech, but it wasn’t until Kernan was on vacation that he came up with an idea for a product they would come to work on together. Kernan’s vision was …

Swich Wireless Phone Charger

A Qi-powered stand made of natural materials in Slovenia

Similar in concept and material to the Orée Pebble 2, the Swich wireless phone charger uses both natural wood and stone in delivering a wireless charge to smartphones and other such devices. Unlike the Pebble, the Swich proffers a more elegant structural form; favoring a sculptural shape topped with a slanted surface coated in micro-suction cups to keep your device in place while charging—”like riding …