iClever 6-Port USB Wall Charger


My new iClever 6-Port USB Wall Charger has found its way into my home. I’ve been using it regularily and have it plugged in next to my couch.

The genius of a multi-port USB charger was lost on me until I realized it meant I could leave all of my other charger plugs at home and use one device. It’s really quite smart, and easier.

Now when I’m traveling instead of trying to find several wall sockets I just plug the iClever in and all six of my devices can charge.

iclever 6 usb charger

Each of the 6 ports is marked with 5V/2.4 A which gives you full speed charging at any port. It’s marked as SmartID, which means it is smart at identifying specific devices (and charging speeds).


6 port usb charger

Here’s what I have to charge at night:

  1. Android Moto X
  2. iPhone 5C
  3. iPhone 6+
  4. iPad 4 Retina
  5. iPad 1

Yeah, I still have and use my old iPad! Works great for just playing videos.

I also have a variety of cameras to charge, but they each have their own chargers.On the plus side, by using the iClever I’ve freed up extra wall sockets for my camera equipment. Winning!

The iClever comes with a 3 foot cord so it can easily stretch behind a couch or cabinet.

You can purchase the iClever 6-Port USB Charger online at Amazon or at Hisgadget (which seems to have the best deal).

Note: I received the product for free.

Intocircuit Power Castle Portable Charger


My family travels about 10% of the year, and when we’re on the go, we need a way to charge our devices and keep them charged.

That is where our Intocircuit Power Castle Portable Charger comes into play. We now use this charger at home even when we’re sitting on the couch. It’s that convenient!

The portable charger is a 15000 mAh / 55.5 Wh battery that has two USB ports and a flashlight.

Compared to other battery chargers I’ve used in the past, this one has more than 3 times the capacity!

The device has a convenient LED display that tells you exactly how much charge capacity remains. As I’m writing this, I’m charging my phone and it says I have 39% capacity left. That 39% should give me about 4-5 more charges on my iPhone 5C.

In total, you should be able to get about 10-12 charges off of a fully charged portable charger (depending on the phone, state of charge, and condition of battery).

The charger comes with a nice carrying bag, and a USB mini cord so if you’re charging an Android you’ll be set right out of the box. The mini USB cord is also used to charge the device. You can use any USB power outlet connector with the device.

Chargers like this can be really handy for travel on airplanes, long road trips, or even hanging out with friends at the beach.

The Intocircuit portable charger can charge two devices at the same time.

The device sports a clean brushed aluminum finish that looks really nice. It’s small enough to fit inside almost any purse.

So, if you’re looking for a portable USB charger, I’d highly recommend this one! It comes with a warranty and ships via Amazon.com! You can also buy them directly from Hisgadget which seems to be a lower price!

Note: I received the product for free.

Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard Review

Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard Review

I just bought a Anker® Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard over on Amazon for $16. Yes, that’s really the price!

It’s a wireless, bluetooth keyboard in the same design as the Apple Wireless Keyboard. I’ve been leaving the keyboard out in the family room, and it has become my new favorite tool for productive writing.

I’ve often bemoaned the fact that part of parenting involves sitting on the couch watching the kids. Sure, I can send and view emails on my cell phone (an iPhone 5C), but I hate typing on the phone keyboard.


No longer! I just paired the keyboard to my phone. Now, whenever I am watching a movie with my toddler, I can write an article. In fact, I’m writing this article while my 3 year old watches Handy Mandy on the television. I’m able to have conversations with my wife, interact with my child, but stay productive. I’ve also written articles while my newborn naps.

My new workflow includes extensive usage of Evernote. I basically type my new articles in Evernote and later while I’m on my computer I edit and publish them (along with a photo).

It’s such a brilliant idea, and I wish I had thought of it sooner! I’m going to be so productive typing new articles.

As an example, I have managed to type 5 articles in a matter of 30 minutes (each one being about 250 words). Not the biggest articles, but exactly what I wanted to write.

So, go do yourself a favor and pick up a cheap wireless keyboard for your phone. You’ll never regret it! Leave a comment and let me know how you stay productive with kids.


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