Sir Apfelot Blog

15 July 2022

What is Micro USB? Advantages and disadvantages of the connector

Micro-USB is a miniature version of the Universal Serial Interface (USB) designed to connect compact and portable devices such as smartphones and MP3 players. There are five different types of USB connectors: Micro USB Type A (the original), […]
25 June 2022
Multi USB charging cable photo

3-in-1 multi-USB charging cable with USB-C, Lightning and Micro-USB - my pick of week 13

Don't be surprised, we're well past week 13, but I have to fill the list little by little and I'm a bit behind at the moment. That's why this is only the pick of the week of week 13. [...]
23 June 2022
JIGA GW1 Powerbank with 30.000 mAh in the test

JIGA GW1 in test: 30.000 mAh power bank with USB-C Power Delivery

Power banks are a device category that never ceases to fascinate me. They store an incredible amount of energy in the smallest of spaces and are incredibly practical in everyday life. My fascination with these things is certainly one reason why […]
21 February 2021
In the test: EBL lithium batteries

In the test: EBL lithium batteries, set of 4, size AA

Through an article I recently wrote about the use of rechargeable batteries in Eve Thermo and tado thermostats, I became aware of lithium rechargeable batteries, which are also available in sizes AA. After I […]
3 March 2019
The Zendure A8 QC Powerbank tested with two iPad tablets.

In the test: Zendure A8 QC - 26.800 mAh power bank with 4 outputs

The range of power banks has become a bit clearer for me because I gave away some models that I didn't really use. What has remained is my "holy" Zendure A2 Powerbank, which I have here in the [...]
10 March 2018
Amazon Basics iPhone 6 charging cable

Apple iPhone 6 charging cable - which one can I use?

The iPhone 6 charging cable is the connection cable between Mac and iPhone or USB plug-in power supply and Apple iPhone. Whether you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6 plus or 6s plus is irrelevant, because [...]
8 December 2016
Buy cheap USB-C adapters online at Amazon for MacBook Pro 2016 or smartphones and tablets. Product images: Amazon

Inexpensive USB-C adapter for MacBook Pro late 2016, smartphone and tablet

With the new MacBook Pro, Apple relies on the USB-C connection, making adapters and dongles for connecting USB-A plugs (up to 3.0 or 3.1) without an alternative. If you are looking for a cheap [...]
4 June 2014
Icon ask Sir Apfelot

Which charging cable fits the Kindle Paperwhite 3G?

Question: Hello, Sir Apfelot! I'm considering buying a used Kindle Paperwhite 3G. Unfortunately, the seller no longer has the charging cable or does not want to ship it. For this reason I would have to [...]