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Hands-on with the RAVPower 65W 4-Port Desktop USB-C Charger [+ 30% off]

RavPower 65W USB-C Charging Station

If you’re looking for a better way to power up your Apple devices, picking up a GaN charger is definitely the way to go. They offer a vastly more compact form factor while packing more ports than traditional chargers. Read on for a hands-on look at the RAVPower 65W 4-Port Desktop USB-C Charger to see why it’s a great choice for all your devices and an exclusive $20 off deal for 9to5Mac readers with code 9to5MACR1.

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90W GaN dual USB-C charger from RAVPower hits form and function sweet spot for MacBook owners

90W dual USB-C charger RAVPower MacBook Pro

RAVPower is out with a new GaN charger that features dual USB-C PD ports, a svelte design, and up to 90W output (even from just one of the ports). We’ve been testing out the RAVPower 90W 2-Port Wall Charger for the last couple of weeks. Here’s why we think it offers a compelling package of form and function.



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Review: Anker’s + RAVPower’s Solar Chargers refuel iPads and iPhones, so long as the sun’s very bright

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For whatever reason, accessory companies commonly send out review samples of solar-powered Apple accessories late in the year — rarely if ever in July, when the sun is at its peak pretty much everywhere in the United States. So even though I’m a fan of solar power, my ability to make the most of these accessories is naturally limited by the modest sunshine available for testing. The wisest solar-powered accessories I’ve tested hedge their bets by storing energy in batteries that can be used (and wall-recharged) even when the sun’s not out. Others become worthless when the sun goes away.

Anker’s 21W PowerPort Solar Charger ($55) and RAVPower’s 15W Solar Charger ($50) are portable solar panels connected to USB ports. They’re extremely similar to one another, each hiding two USB ports in a pocket to the right of three solar panels. Unlike Solartab (reviewed here), neither has a built-in battery, so you can only use them when the sun’s out — and optimally, directly overhead. One strikes me as a slightly better pick than the other, but unless you live in a frequently sunny climate and have hours to spare under the sun, or plan to travel somewhere with sunshine and no wall outlets, there are better-priced and more practical ways to keep your devices fueled up…



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9to5Toys Last Call: 4-Port USB Desktop Charger $9, Free App of the Week, 5K iMac from $2,000, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

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Charge up to four USB devices at once w/ this RAVPower Desktop Charger for $9 Prime shipped (Reg. $16), more

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App Store Free App of the Week: Slayin endless RPG goes free for the first time ($1 value)

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Best Buy 2-Day Sale: 27″ 5K Retina iMac w/ 1TB Fusion Drive $2,000 w/ .edu or $2,100 w/o (Reg. $2,299), more

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Get 50% off at Starbucks: $10 gift card for $5 w/ email delivery – Sold Out, sorry about the mix-up

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Ondesoft Mac Bundle with X-Mirage, iTunes Converter, Audiobook Converter and more: free ($146 value)

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$50 iTunes gift card for $40 shipped: save 20% on apps, music, movies and more

Restaurant and apparel gift cards 20% off: JCPenney, T.G.I. Friday’s, Legal Seafood, Steak n’ Shake, Jiffy Lube, more

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Father’s Day: Tommy Hilfiger, Nordstrom, more up to 50% off, DEWALT tools & gift cards from 20% off, more

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Giveaway: The DODOcase $80 Apple Watch and iPhone charging solution stands out

More new gear from today:

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Daily Deals: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD $90, more

More deals still alive:

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New Games/Apps: popular puzzler Threes! goes free-to-play the right way & Drop the Chicken 2 releases at 50% off

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Sony MDR-7506 Professional Folding Headphones $70 shipped (Reg. $100)

New products & more:

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Oculus finally unveils the retail version of its Rift VR headset

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These Multisport Biometric Headphones are a fitness tracker and Bluetooth headset

9to5Toys Last Call: uNu iPhone 6 battery case $40, Bluetooth speakers $10, Mini Power Bank $9, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

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uNu DX iPhone 6 MFi 3,000mAh Battery Case (multiple colors) $40 shipped (Reg. $70)

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Daily Deals: your choice $10 Bluetooth speakers, Dell UltraSharp 24″ LED Monitor $240, Nikon D3200 $299, more

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iClever 4-Port USB Car Charger + 6ft MFi Lightning cable $17, RAVPower mini power bank $9 Prime shipped

Apple-Certified MFi 6-ft braided Lightning cable: $9 shipped, 3-ft: $7 shipped

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iTunes Free App of the Week: Toca Nature ($3 value)

iOS App Store – Great Games 50%+ off: Infinity Blade III, Monument Valley, more

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Review: iOttie’s Active Edge bike mount safely puts your iPhone front and center, exclusive 30% promo code

More new gear from today:

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New Trent Airbender Bluetooth iPad 2/3/4 Keyboard Case w/ 360-degree rotation $26 Prime shipped (Reg. $37)

More deals still alive:

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Logitech K480 Multi-device Bluetooth Keyboard (refurb) $26 shipped (Reg. $37)

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Pixelmator image editor and effects app for iOS now 50% off: $5 (Reg. $10)

GTA San Andreas for iOS now available at its lowest price ever: $3 (Reg. $7)

New products & more:

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PhoneDrone’s unique design leverages the power of your iPhone in the sky

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Hub+ USB-C accessory adds connectivity options to a MacBook & charges your iPhone

Review: RAVPower’s Savior delivers 9000mAh of Apple-certified Lightning battery power at a great price

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RAVPower has done a great job of changing the traditional price-to-performance equation for Apple device chargers. Its two-, four-, and six-port wall chargers (reviewed here) are the best options I’ve seen at their price points, so it’s no shock that its Savior 9000mAh External Battery Pack (MSRP $100, street price $50) delivers great value, as well.

Equipped with wall blades for easy recharging, Savior combines a high-capacity 9000mAh battery with an Apple-certified Lightning cable, competing with similar accessories such as myCharge’s Hub 9000 — but for half the street price. Read on for why Savior is so easy to recommend, as well as details on the compromises it makes to keep its size and price down.



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Review: RAVPower Dual-Port, 4-Port + 6-Port USB Wall Chargers deliver fast, quality power at crazy low prices

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USB wall chargers are commodities, churned out by anonymous factories and sold for low prices everywhere around the world. But chargers that are both safe and fast enough to use with Apple’s products are less common, particularly when they are capable of charging more than one device at a time. RAVPower’s Dual 2.4A USB Wall Charger ($50, currently $13), Bolt 4-Port Desktop USB Charger ($70, currently $17), and Bolt 6-Port Desktop USB Charger ($70, currently $27) have such low street prices that they seem too good to be true. But they’re all great chargers, and worked well with the large collections of iPhones and iPads we tested.



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9to5Toys Last Call: WD 2TB portable HD + Lightroom 5 $129, RAVPower 2800mAh travel battery $9, up to $79 off Retina iPad mini, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

  • Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Black + Photoshop Lightroom 5 $129 ($100 off)
  • ColorStrokes: Selective photo coloring app for Mac – FREE (Reg. $3)

ravpower-2800mah-sale-discountRAVPower External Batteries: Travel Pack 2800mAh AC / Battery Charger / Power Bank $9 shipped, Element 10400mAh $26

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Daily Deals: OtterBox Defender Cases for iPhone 5/5s $13, Lightning MFi wall charger $12, Beats headphonesmore

Other great deals from today:

More great deals still alive:

New products:

  • Roku announces a new HDMI streaming stick for $50
  • D-Link Releases the First Portable 11AC Router/Server/Charger for $99 shipped
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9to5Toys Last Call: Free HD download of the movie Big, RAVPower battery pack/charger $12.50, daily deals, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

big-google-play-freeFree HD movie download of ‘Big’ featuring Tom Hanks on Google Play (up to $15 savings)

ravpower-2800mah-sale-discountRAVPower Travel Battery Pack 2800 mAh AC / Battery Charger / Power Bank: $12.50 shipped AC

jambox-mainDaily Deals: Jawbone Jambox BT Speaker $58, ZAGGkeys BT Keyboard Case $39, External Battery Charger $45, much more

Other great deals from today:

More great deals still alive:

New products:

  • Roku announces a new HDMI streaming stick for $50
  • D-Link Releases the First Portable 11AC Router/Server/Charger for $99 shipped
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9to5Toys Last Call: Best Buy iPad Sales Event $20-200 off, JBL Lightning/BT speaker $69, OtterBox deals, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

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Refurb Speaker/Docks: JBL Sound $49, JBL On Beat Venue LT $69, many more

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RAVPower Element 10400mAh external power bank: $26 (Reg. $38)

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OtterBox cases: 50% off its entire Armor Series of cases

Ending Today:

Other great deals from today:

  • New! Daily Deal Roundup: Otterbox Defender Cases for iPad $30, Logitech UE Headphones $90, Roku HD $40, much more
  • New! Game/App Deals: 50% off Bridge Constructor & Metro Last Light, Weather Magic Pro: $1 (Reg. $3), iOS freebies, more
  • New! Anker Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker $25 (Reg. $40)

More great deals still alive:

New Products:

  • Lacie Begins Shipping Their First 5TB External Hard Drive
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9to5Toys Last Call: Pioneer AirPlay speaker $70, Netgear AC DD-WRT router $100, Logitech Harmony remote $100, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

pioneer-a3-airplay-speaker-dealPioneer A3 WiFi speaker w/ AirPlay and streaming apps $70 shipped (Reg. $200)

netgear-ac1750-dual-band-gigabit-wireless-router-sale-03Netgear AC1750 dual band DD-WRT Gigabit wireless router (refurb): $100 shipped (Reg. $200 new)

logitech-harmony-deal-amazonLogitech Harmony smart control w/ smartphone integration & simple remote $100 shipped (Reg. $130)

lifespan-treadmill-deskUp to 45% on Select Office Fitness Equipment: Gaiam balance ball chair $53, LifeSpan treadmill desk $1,150

Other great deals from today:

More great deals still alive:

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9to5Toys Last Call: Dropcam Pro giveaway, iPod Touch $50 off, RAVPower 14000mAh power bank $35, PS4, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature. Also, check out our updated Daily Deals page (for iPad/iPhone) featuring the day’s best deals from across major US retailers.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

dropcam-pro-giveaway-dealGiveaway: Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi video monitoring camera ($200 value)

ipod-touch-dealSave $50 on any Apple iPod Touch 32GB (newest version) $250 shipped (Reg. $300)

ravpower-bank-ipod-ipad-iphoneRAVPower deluxe 14000mAh portable power bank $35 shipped (Reg. $43)

pebble-smartwatch-sale-discountPebble Smartwatch in Red or Black: $90 shipped ($60 off) with .edu email ($120w/o)

logitech-ue-mini-boomLogitech UE Mini Boom portable Bluetooth speaker $72 shipped (Reg. $100)

Other great deals from today:

The best deals that are still alive:

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9to5Toys Last Call: RAVPower 10400mAh power bank $26, Kindle Matchbook, Battlefield 4 $43, FREE apps, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

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RAVPower Element 10400mAh (that’s about 4 iPad Air charges) external power bank $26 shipped (Reg. $36)

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Amazon launches Kindle Matchbook, offering Kindle versions of print books for $3 or less

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50% off Final Fantasy IV for iOS, Battlefield 4 $43, Rayman Jungle Run $1, iOS freebiesmore

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In-ear headphone deals: Logitech 500vm $33, MEElectronics M9P $10 / Sport-Fi M6P $23

Other great deals from today:

The best deals that are still alive:

Mac software bundles:

  • The SuperStacked Mac Bundle: Over $3,000 Worth Of Premium Developer & Designer Tools – $49 today, but price increases everyday it’s on sale.

New product announcements & reviews:

Review combo: RAVPower Qi-Enabled Wireless Charger and xRobot Power Bank

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For the last few weeks, I’ve been testing out both the RAVPower Wireless Charger and the xRobot Power Bank, two unique takes on the conventional way to charge your devices. While both products come from the same family, their functionality couldn’t be farther apart. Let’s take a look how both worked.



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