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ToughTested: The New Standard of Cellphone Accessories

We’ve all fallen victim to cheap or just continuous wear and tear on our smartphone accessories. You can see the inner wires of your USB cords, your portable chargers just stop charging, or your earbuds just conk out. These frustrating events always end with a cry about why can’t cellphone accessories be made tougher, so they can last longer. We’re here to tell you that they are. If you’re tired of weak cellphone accessories, get to know the tech products from ToughTested.

6′ SafeCharge Protection Cable With Circuit Breaker: Apple Lightning, $19.99

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Did you know that sometimes while charging your device, damaging voltage or current can occur? The Tough Tested 6′ SafeCharge Protection Cable boasts a safe charge circuit breaker that automatically shuts off power to your connected device when the damaging voltage or current is detected. This power cable features real-time monitoring that allows the switch to be reset when the current returns to a normal, safe range.

8′ PRO Armor Weave Cable With Slim Tip: Micro USB, $19.99

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Looking for a cable with extreme durability? This cable boasts a PET polymer woven jacket that is chemical, heat, and abrasion resistant. It also features an extended strain relief, and slim aluminum tip to fit most protective cases and comes with a cable manager.

Jobsite: Heavy Duty Noise Control Earbuds with Mic, $69.99

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Let’s face it, sometimes earbuds tend to be a problem. They get tangled, snag on almost everything, don’t always provide the best sound quality and more often end up being destroyed. The ToughTested heavy duty Jobsite noise control earbuds are made for demanding environments and are very beneficial to you, thanks to their provided protection against outside noise influences that may damage your hearing over time. They are also IP64 certified for water/sweat/dust resistance, so whether you’re at sporting events or working outdoors, these are the best tough earbuds for noise reduction.

Driver: Safe Driving Mono Earbud, $39.99

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For those who love the single earbuds, the ergonomic design of the ToughTested Driver ear-hook offers all day comfort. It is designed for safe, hands-free driving, boasts 3 tiered tree-style or memory foam tips for great noise isolation and a custom fit, and features a multi-function in-line control box with Halo 360 mic and volume wheel for clear sound and precise control. the Driver is also IP54 certified for water/sweat/dust resistance.

Rugged, Weatherproof 8000 mAh Dual USB Battery Pack, $79.99

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Raise your hand if you’ve dropped your portable charger numerous times! we certainly are guilty of that and in one instance, destroyed our charger. The ToughTested rugged battery pack has a protection rating of IP-65, making it water/dust/and shock proof. It’s rugged casing also offers added protection from drops and dings. With 8,000 milliamps of power, this bad boy is enough to charge most smartphones up to 5 times. It also features dual USB ports to charge two devices at once. It’s InstaSense™ technology provides proper power distribution and optimal charging to give you the fastest possible charge.

If you find your device’s accessories are getting damaged too quickly or you’re tired of replacing them, these tougher tech accessories from ToughTested are for you. We promise your budget will thank you. Are you ready to upgrade to ToughTested?

TECH NEWS: Pre-Order TYLT’s Award-Winning Energi 2K Travel Charger on Kickstarter

We’ve swooned over TYLT and their amazing products for a while now, some of which we’ve shared with you. Their ALIN Screen Protector currently protects the screen on our smartphone, their VÜ Wireless Charger is a visual and charging wonder, and we have our eyes on the Y-CHARGE Dual USB Car Chargers. TYLT is expanding their modern tech accessories with a launch of a new travel charger that will be an essential gadget to everyone who travels, whether it be across the country, the world or to your local Starbucks or workspace. TYLT recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for its highly anticipated Energi 2K Travel Charger (pictured below). Utilizing the company’s game changing, patented technology, the brightly colored Energi 2K travel charger, available in four colors, is an affordable 2-in-1 USB, wall charger that also doubles as a portable battery for on-the-go charging.

Previously unveiled at the 2014 CES show, where it was named a Best of Show Finalist by iLounge and one of Travel + Leisure’s Best New Travel Gadgets for 2014, the Energi 2K charger will double your phone’s battery capacity. Along with it’s other features (see below), we see this must-have charger as the most convenient travel charger available.

The boldly-hued battery packs boasts the following features:

  • An early bird Kickstarter price of $20.00, a 50% discount from the $40.00 retail price 
  • A foldable AC wall prongs that allows you to recharge anywhere
  • Internal, rechargeable 2,200mAh battery 
  • Passthru charging, charges your phone first then the internal battery of the Energi 2K
  • Universal USB port
    1 amp circuit for rapid charging 
  • LED battery status indicator
  • Auto shut off to save power
With two previously successful Kickstarter campaigns for their Energi+ Backpack and the aforementioned, VU Wireless Charger, this latest launch from TYLT is already gaining fans in the Kickstarter community. TYLT is seeking $50,000 for UL testing fees and an initial production run and plans to deliver product to backers in July 2014. 
We are definitely looking forward to adding this newest device to our mobile commuting arsenal, there’s nothing worse than not being able to send a text/email or take a great phone and your phone battery dies.

Charge Multiple Devices at Once w/ Targus

Looking for an all-in-one charger for your laptop and cellphone? One that will give you a truly mobile computing experience. Targus has a great product, the Laptop Charger with Smartphone Battery and Charging Kit, which is a convenient, all-in-one solution that lets you charge multiple devices at once.

Targus’ new Laptop Charger with Smartphone Battery and Charging Kit  is the perfect solution for anyone who needs to charge their mobile devices on-the-go. The laptop charger is 25% smaller than its predecessor, making it light, thin, and easily portable. It comes with a USB Fast Charger that connects right to the cable and makes it easy for dual charging of laptops, tablets and/or smartphones. It also features a built-in surge protector that keeps all of your devices safe from unexpected power surges and spikes. The backup battery provides extra power for smartphone users with a 5.0V, 1.0A output and 2,000 mAh of battery capacity – doubling usage time.

The Laptop Charger with Smartphone Battery and Charging Kit is available now and retails for $99.99.