Electricity is like water...

Hi!Did you know electricity is just like water? Recently we had to troubleshoot a problem with an adapter that kept blinking on and off when connected to a Surface Pro 4. After extensive troubleshooting I realized that this might make for a great blog. So here we go...A customer approached us with what he thought was a problem with one of our car adapters; no matter what he did, it kept blinking
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USB-C Adapter for full line of USB-C Macbooks!

Available soon!We have had so many requests for our USB-C battery and Car adapters for Macbook Pro's (and other USB-C devices) and so have decided to give you a bit of a teaser with pics of our prototype.Our prototype in productionWhen done, it will be compatible with all our batteries, and will charge from your car. It will support full line Power Delivery devices including the 87W Macbook Pro as
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Why inverters are a waste of energy.

Inverters vs Direct Current.We have actually covered this issue so many times on our website and Q&A pages, that it took me completely by surprise when I realized that I had actually never blogged about it! So you, our loyal blog followers have never learnt why inverters are a complete waste of energy or why you cannot use inverters for your large devices such as Macbook Pro's - well at least not
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How to make a backup light source in case you run out of power.

Hi Everyone,If you follow our blog, you will see that we have blogged about how our batteries can be used for devices that are hard to connect, like Macbooks, Lenovo Yoga, and Microsoft Surface devices. You will also have seen that they can also be used everyday life to make your life easier ~ see how we stopped our dog from digging up our lawn. In this blog, though, I am going to tell you how they
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How our Batteries can keep you not only #PoweredUp, but connected too...

Welcome to 2017! We are happy to have you here with us and hope to keep you entertained for another year with our Blog on how to #StayPoweredUp!So our first topic for the New Year is:How to increase your internet reliability with your wireless router when the powers out?My house has horrible wifi.  For some reason, my Apple Airport extreme has a hard time getting wifi signal into the next room
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Enjoy the great outdoors with free energy

We are so excited about our NEW ITEM in store.YOU ASKED. WE ANSWERED!Mikegyver now offers solar panels that will powerup all your devices.Nowadays, if you have the right resources, you can access the internet almost anywhere. Even some places in the middle of nowhere. It is a bit harder, however, to find a power plug in a tree. :-)So, in true Mikegyver Style, we would like to introduce our Mikegyver
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The New Macbook Pro's

Hi All,As you might have heard, Apple is now shipping the New Macbook Pro 13" and Macbook Pro 15", and its a beauty.We wanted you to know that our Car adapter is only rated for the Macbook USB-C 12" and that in traditional Mikegyver style,  we are ALREADY working on a solution to assist you with your new Macbook. We hope to announce our solution within 1-2 months.Meanwhile, if you are looking
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Win with Mikegyver this Christmas

Enter to win a battery pack for Christmas and...#StayPoweredUp in 2017!Tell us your favourite hashtag from the three below and stand a chance to win one of our "Super Slim" batteries for Christmas.The hashtags are: #StayPoweredUp - it is all about us and our gadgets,#GetOutThere - is about how our gadgets help you stay out there for longer #MikegyverStyle - is about the creativity and
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Macbook 12" car and battery charging solution

NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!We have just released our Macbook 12" USB-C car adapter and external battery solution just for you.Getting a USB-C car adapter was not easy.  In 2015, we had a charging solution for the Macbook 2015, but Apple changed something in how their Macbook 2016 charged, so we had start over again.  This time our car charger will charge ALL Macbook 12" laptops (Macbook Pro coming
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So I got stopped at #TSA ~ #TravellingTips #TravellingTales

In my last blog I mentioned that I will be taking two of our own 24Ah batteries with us on a long trip.  Airline policy states that batteries must be below 100WH.  I originally wanted to bring our “Executive” 34.2Ah battery along but it is easily beyond the TSA standards of 100WH and so I decided to take along two 24ah (88Wh) batteries rather that we like to call...The "Boss"Upon
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Apple TV 3rd gen price cut!

Great news!!We have lowered our prices for our Apple TV 3rd gen.Apple TV car AdapterIdeal for RV's and custom cars too, this Apple TV Car Adapter is now easy to own.So don't use inverters, use our Apple TV's that run on pure DC power.  That means less stress on your car battery and much more movie time!Stay PoweredUp!MikeFor interesting outdoor gadgets, follow The Smart Lad
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Biking and powering your Tech.

We seem to get a lot of cycling or mountain biking related queries and so we thought it time to put our most asked questions into a blog. So wether you are just an "out to get fit" cyclist or a professional biker, you might find some insight here.What would be the best battery for me to use for Notebook or Laptop device whilst cycling:Although we don't often get a request to power large devices from
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Halloween the Mikegyver Way!

Hello folks,In true "Mikegyver" style, we recently made a video that you can view on YouTube or find on our Facebook or Twitter pages,  in which we took common things from around the home and combined them with one of our batteries to make a "scare" box that can be used to scare the %*@# out of your friends this Halloween.  Want to find out how to make this nifty "Scare" device?Just
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Win with Mikegyver

Share your Mikegyver Experience and win!!!As you might now, we are a young, dynamic, family business that make beautifully packaged, top quality, external batteries, chargers and cables. We know our customers love our products and personalised service as they often email us to tell us and it was for this reason we thought it high time that our products speak for themselves as well
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World's First Sony Flip Car adapter and Batteries

Hi all, Tun tun tuuuuuuun.....We're proud to announce that we have just added batteries and car adapters for your Sony Flip to our product range! A world first!This way Sony Flip users can stay powered up outside of the home too!To view our Selection, click here:http://mct-corp.com/store/index.php?catalog/search/sony/date/1 Stay Powered Up!MikeMCT-Corp.comFor interesting outdoor gadgets,
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Battery Capacities - What To Look Out For

Hello,I am sure that you, like me, have seen some tiny external batteries advertising 20,000 mah. Now, if you consider our smallest external battery is around 21000 mah, you’d have to wonder how a smaller sized battery can offer nearly the same mah as the larger batteries and why we don't just make ours smaller...In a word.  It can’t.There are a lot of factors that create this illusion
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Update on our Lawn ~ we went Solar!

Hi everyone,I am sure you read the post I posted about our new dog that kept digging up our yard, and how I attached a battery to a transmitter that keeps dog's away from that spot?!Well, here's the follow up:I am truly proud to announce that our battery lasted a whole WEEK at a time! However, I was still not happy with having to recharge the battery every week. Sooooo....Spoiler Alert!!!We're testing
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New Listing: Short Surface cable.

Too much cable to untangle?Yip we have a new product in our store.Check out our short Microsoft Surface cables!Just 15" inches long, it is guaranteed not to tie you up in knots!Stay Powered UpMike LeeFor interesting outdoor gadgets, follow The Smart Lad
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Cable Test: Be careful!

We have been punting the fact that we sell Genuine Cables for years now, and we do. But we wanted to put some competitor's selling "Genuine" cables to the test to make sure that we are a cut above the rest. So we got our hands an a "Genuine" Surface cable from a seller on ebay.  Sure enough when we cut the cable this is what we found:Four individual wires. Unlike the genuine Microsoft adapters.
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Keeping my Dog from Digging - Mikegyver style!

So our new dog LOVES to dig up our yard....I was obviously getting a tad frustrated with the effect on my beautiful lawn, so in true Mikegyver style...Here's I solved it:1: Mikegyver Battery-Check2: The Petsafe indoor transmitter - Check.3: Sealed container - Check.For those of you who are not familiar with radio fences, it's a collar that you put on your dog.  If your dog gets too close to a
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Sharing my Magsafe to a fellow passenger

Hi All,...so I was on the plane coming back from my trip, happily plugging in one of our All-in-one adapter by Lind (the professional version) so I could recharge my Macbook Pro and iPhone all at the same time, when I noticed the passenger next to me pulling out his Macbook Pro too. I happened to notice that when he plugged his in though, all it could do was keep cycling from full screen brightness
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The differences between USB only Batteries and Batteries with high power ports…

I get a lot of questions from people asking if they can run their Surface Pro or MacBooks from a battery that has USB only output, so I thought I’d blog about it again.Demystifying USB only Batteries vs High Power Port Batteries:There are primarily only two types of batteries on the market:   Smaller batteries and larger batteries.  Smaller batteries typically only have a USB port (the
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Alternative power options when traveling

Hello, As we approach summer and the weather makes us want to spend more time outdoors, most of us will have more need for alternative power sources for your devices.  I myself will be taking a short working break, and the just the idea of being stuck up in the air in a flying metal tube for hours on end without my devices powered up the entire time is already giving me electronic withdrawals! 
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Surface battery Sale

Check this out:https://youtu.be/-lIPenSZHYUMCT-Corp.com
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Lind car adapter kit for Surface Book i7

For the professionals out there.  MCT-Corp.com
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Mikegyver External Batteries work on New Surface Book i7

Hello,We have customers using our batteries with the Surface Book i7 without problems.We recommend you still use at 12v setting which we set too (since our batteries will supply more amps as needed then Microsoft's own adapter, other battery sellers call this "auto adjust"), but if you are high CPU user and find it not enough, the16v setting on our battery will work too.  If you are concerned
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New Batteries to our Family!

We are happy to announce our platinum Line of batteries!Introducing our new Platinum series: “Little Giant 12AH”, “Slim Power 16AH”, “Super Slim 20AH”, “The Boss 24AH”! While they are smaller then our Professional Series, they still pack plenty of power and features!We provide Car charger solutions and battery solutions for your Apple MacBook, Microsoft
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Happy new year!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas.  Here's a preview of what we have for the new year!  Smaller, compact and still packed with plenty of power!Mikegyver batteries for Surface, MacBook, Dell, Yoga!   Power for those hard to power devices!
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Yoga 3 Pro, Yoga 900, Batteries and Car & Home Adapters!

We're finally happy to announce pre-order of yoga Batteries and car adapters!click "Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro"Please use discount Code: yogadiscount for 5% discount!
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UPDATE: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro External Battery and Car adapter

Coming Soon! We'll be introducing out External battery and Car adapters for the New Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro laptop/tablet!Update Nov 9, 2014:The New Yoga 3 Pro uses a different USB/power combo setup with a third wire power up sensor. It will not be a simple cable.Write us or Google+ vote or let us know if you are interested in comments below!Update Feb 28, 2015:Hello.We have tested our 34.2AH battery to
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