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15 July 2022
Micro-USB

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), […]
23 April 2021
USB C power adapter photo

Can you charge an Apple iPhone with a Samsung power adapter?

This question came up the days when I was talking to a friend who switched from a Samsung Galaxy to an iPhone 11 Pro. And in principle the answer is simple, because [...]
27 January 2021
Touch Bar gone - changes to the 2021 MacBook Pro

Is Apple working off the user wish list for MacBook Pro models?

It has already been hinted at in some magazines and there was also an article from Sir Apfelot: Apple will probably make major changes to the next MacBook Pro models, which will have a [...]
11 August 2020
USB socket adapter from Lencent in the test

Test: USB socket with USB-C and USB-A ports

In our old building, sockets are quite rare. We have added new sockets here and there if there was already a connection there, but the bottom line is that you always have the feeling that there could be a [...]
2 July 2020
Test: RAVPower RP-PD133 charger with USB-C and USB-A ports

In the test: RAVPower USB-C charger with 65 watts and USB Power Delivery

I haven't received a new product from RAVPower for a while. So I am all the more pleased that you have now sent me the RAVPower USB-PD charger with 65 watts so that I can use it under [...]
1 April 2020
USB load resistance

USB load resistor: what can it do, what is it intended for?

In my power bank tests, like recently the Charmast power bank, a USB load resistor is regularly used. In this article I would like to explain to you what kind of thing it actually is and what - in my [...]
10 December 2019
Petrol station Pro in the test

In the test: tizi Tankstation Pro with 90 watts and 2x USB-C PD and 2x USB-A

Today there is again a small test report on a charger that I have been using in the previous version for a long time: The filling station or the new filling station Pro from tizi (here on Amazon [...]
28 November 2019
Test of the LMP Easy Mouse 2-in-1

In the test: Wired "LMP Easy Mouse" 2-in-1 mouse with USB-C and USB-A connection

One might wonder why in the world they would want to use a wired USB mouse instead of a Bluetooth mouse. But I actually have a good reason: with a USB mouse, the batteries cannot run out at inconvenient times [...]
28 October 2018
Photo of the Artwizz Powerplug USB-C power supply pack

In the test: Artwizz PowerPlug USB-C power supply with 24 W power

I don't know about you, but I'm always on the lookout with several iPads, a MacBook, a MacBook Pro and various iPhone models in the household - which of course not only belong to me [...]
9 January 2018
The package of the tizi turbocharger 2x ULTRA already looks quite classy (photos: Sir Apfelot).

In the test: tizi turbocharger 2x ULTRA - the car charger with USB-C socket and USB-PD

The boys and girls at equinux kindly sent me a special kind of USB car charger. The name is far too normal for equinux conditions: "tizi Turbocharger 2x ULTRA" - I would have been more likely to have said "tizi Bad Finger" [...]