VELAGOL Wireless Charger, QI Certified, 10W Fast Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone X/8/8 Plus Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus/Note 8/S7/S7 edge/S6/S6 Edge/S6 edge plus/Note 5 (Space Gray)

More and more phones are able to use wireless chargers.  There are some tradeoffs when it comes to using wireless chargers (For my device, slower charging vs the speed charger) but wireless chargers are SUPER easy to use!!  For example, everyone lays their phone on their desk at work, correct?  Lay it on this charger and while its on your desk it’s charging! Simple as that!!

Pros
1.) High Quality – Premium Materials

2.) Efficient Charger –  Charges as quickly as a wireless charger can.  This is a very efficient charger!

3.) Anti Slip Surface – Provides a soft surface that your device will not slide on!! This not only protects your phone from scratches of this tossing it on a table BUT ALSO protects it from falling on the floor!!

4.) Safe and reliable – Protects your device from overcharging.  Includes a status light letting you know if your device is charging or not.

5.) Value – Name brand chargers from Samsung, apple, and others cost over $30!! This, at the time of this review, is under $10!!

Specs Below

Specifications:
  •  Charging Status: Indicator
  • Charging Distance: 1-8mm
  •  Input: 5V-2A 9V-1.67A
  •  Output: 5V-1A 9V-1.2A
  • Color: space gray 

Compatibility list: 
  • Qi-enabled devices (no need to install additional Qi receiver).
  • But fast charging mode requires a QUICK CHARGE CHARGER (NOT INCLUDED).          
          – iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X with(ONLY standard charging, No Fast charging)
          – Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus(With Fast Change Mode)
          – Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge(With Fast Change Mode)
         – Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, edge+, S6 active (With Fast Change Mode)
         – Samsung Galaxy Note 5, 8(With Fast Change Mode)

Package includes:
  • 1  Wireless Charger
  • 1  Micro USB Cable
  • 1 User Manual 

MetroPCS vs Cricket & MetroPCS Review

Another Phone Service Review

Short Review:  I have received a lot of questions after my Cricket Review to compare Cricket with MetroPCS.  Simply put, in East Tennessee, Cricket kills MetroPCS in coverage BUT MetroPCS kills Cricket in speed.  And guess what?  The areas I use a cell phone MetroPCS works fine!!  Do the MetroPCS dead spots even matter then?  Well to some they will but not to me!  Cricket has dead spots as well!  All carriers do!!

Comparison:

I compared the $50 Unlimited plan on MetroPCS and the $60 ($55 with autopay) plan on Cricket,  Both plans offer 100% unlimited everything including High Speed LTE.. Neither plan includes HotSpot

Speeds:  Cricket in my town almost always hits 7 – 8Mbps.  MetroPCS hits 45+Mbps the majority of the time BUT during rush hour I have seen it drop as low as 4Mbps..  Cricket will normally hold the 7 – 8.  Both are very useable at all times however.

Features:  Features are nearly identical.  One pro for Cricket is that they offer HD video on the $55 plan.  Metro charges a $10 add-on for HD Video.  Metro does offer a limited plan option that includes HotSpot.  Cricket DOES NOT offer this on their unlimited.

Coverage:  Like I mentioned above, coverage is fairly similar but I have ran into a few areas where MetroPCS doesn’t work like Cricket did.  On the flip side, I have found several areas where Metro works that Cricket didn’t!

Features:  This is one area metro shines.  While both carriers are limited on “base” features, Metro offers several paid features that you can add to your service.  One way these prepaid brands keep their prices lower is the lack of features on the base plan.  Cricket doesn’t offer many add on features but Metro has plenty.  You can pay to have an itemized bill (Can’t with Cricket), you can pay to have numbers blocked (Can’t with Cricket) and the list goes on.  Personally, I don’t need these features but I love having the option for them!!

Overall:  Whos the winner!?!  Well I enjoyed both services a lot.. However, for me, MetroPCS is the service I am sticking with!! Why?  I plan on upgrading to the $60 plan so I can have tethering.  So the value, in my eye, is much better on MetroPCS

Device used for this test: Huawei Mate 9

Jber Dual USB Car Super Charger Voltage Real-Time Monitor for Huawei Mate 9 / 9 Pro / Mate 10 / 10 Plus Huawei P10 /P10 Plus Fast Charger for All QC2.0 Devices

This is another simple review of a product that works GREAT for my Huawei Mate 9 and I am sure it works well on other Huawei Super Charge Phones!

One of the FIRST true generic chargers that will Super Charge my Huawei Mate 9! This charges it quickly and safely! The phone does show it is being supercharged with this charger and I have tested it to make sure it is truly super charging and it is! I highly recommend this at the price

Huawei + Leica Leather Case for Huawei Mate 9 (Tan)






I have had this on my phone for a month now.. still looks new! Very high quality leather.. allows great access to all buttons and ports.. minimal design meaning if you are extra rough on your phone, you might not want this case.. I hardly ever drop my phone and this works great.. I have dropped the phone once or twice in the case, no issues.. I love the leather look and smell! I highly recommend this

Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Recharger

Short Review: Excellent DEVICE, especially with the inverter (Sold separately so grab it as well)..  Simply one of the best power banks on the market! This will charge my Huawei Mate 9 over 10 times from the USB ports.. It will charge my 2 DJI Spark batteries at least once each using the inverter, it will charge my Surface Pro 4 fully at least once!!  There is a lot of power in this!

Tips:  You can’t think of this as a powerbank with the typical mAH ratings we see all over Amazon.. You need to know how Watt Hours work and know that this is nearly a 100WH device!!  (Meaning it can power 100 watts for about 1 hour)

Tips 2: If you are trying to power a coffee pot, this WONT WORK.. Go for a Goal Zero Yeti 400 or higher.. You need more power for those!!

Tips 3: If you just plan on charging your cell phone while waiting on a bus, grab a cheap power bank and not this.. Save money.. THIS IS FOR OUTDOOR USE or people who need more power than your cheapo battery brick will offer.. 

Pros
1.) Can be carried on a plane
2.) Lithium (meaning it holds its charge for months)
3.) Includes laptop cables and more are available from Goal Zero
4.) Buy the inverter and this thing can produce 100 WATTS of power!!
5.) Small, easy to carry
6.) Uses are ENDLESS – Laptops, Drone Batteries, Cell Phones, Lights, pretty much anything
7.) Quality is outstanding
8.) Can be chained (linked) with other Sherpas for even more power
9.) Easy to charge VIA Goal Zero solar panels (Remember solar panels can convert energy but you need a way to store it.. This works VERY WELL)
10.) 98WH (Basically this means that this device can provide about 100 watts of power for 1 hour!)

Overall: This thing rocks!  It works well and is very high quality!