Sir Apfelot Blog

21 July 2022
Review of the USB C Hub Inateck HB2026

On test: Inateck HB2026: 10-port USB-C hub, USB 3.2 Gen 2 speed, 50 cm cable

USB hubs with a USB-C connector have long been a topic for people who own a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or an iPad Pro. The manufacturer Inateck sent me one of their latest USB-C hubs for a […]
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 June 2022
USB C cable

USB-C cables and their pitfalls - and the solution?

Most of the devices in my collection are now charged via USB-C. The iPhone is still an exception here, as it still uses the Apple-specific Lightning connector. But as simple as USB-C at first […]
10 June 2022

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 23, 2022

The week of WWDC22 is coming to an end. In addition to reports on the World Wide Developers Conference, there were other Apple and tech news this week. And that's exactly what this Sir Apfelot newsreel is all about. Here […]
15 November 2021

Cable and adapter: Micro-USB to USB-C

There are various solutions for converting devices and cables from micro USB to USB type C. For example, if you want to use a USB-C port on the charger to charge a device with a micro-USB connector, then an adapter is worthwhile. [...]
4 June 2021
Ugreen PowerDot Powerbank in the test

Ugreen PowerDot: handy power bank with integrated lightning cable in the test

Ugreen recently sent me a new power bank (thanks for that!), Which comes with two, no, three nice features: It is small and still has a capacity of 10.000 mAh. It offers USB C Power Delivery [...]
1 June 2021

USB-C 2.1 update brings "Extended Power Range" with up to 240 watts

There is a new official license for USB-C connectors, ports and cables. The new technology behind it should, among other things, allow a power of 240 W. With a correspondingly powerful power supply unit, numerous devices could be [...]
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 [...]