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The 4 Best USB Power Banks for Phones and Tablets 2023

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Photo: Sarah Kobos


Three of our picks have been discontinued, so we’ve added models we plan to test this spring to What to look forward to. Until then, our top pick and other good power banks are still solid.

Whether you’re a glued-to-your-screen smartphone owner who can never make it through a day on a full charge, or you just need an occasional battery boost, USB power banks are a panacea for low-battery anxiety. After putting in 21 hours of research and 55 hours of testing, we’ve found that the Zendure SuperMini 20W is the best power bank to charge a phone, tablet, or another small, handheld device. It’s an all-around great portable charger that can offer you peace of mind whenever wall outlets are out of reach.

  • Powerful output

    We searched for power banks with enough wattage to ensure the fastest possible charging and recharging speeds.

  • 8 ounces or less

    We sought out power banks weighing 8 ounces (half a pound) or less, making them easy to carry around in a wallet, pocket, or bag.

  • High capacity rating

    We preferred power banks rated for between 1,000 and 10,000 mAh capacity, which tells you roughly how much battery life they hold.

  • One-year warranty

    We chose power banks with a warranty of at least one year, giving you plenty of time to use it and ensure it’s not a dud.

How we picked

Our pick

Zendure SuperMini 20W

This is the smallest and lightest 10,000 mAh power bank we’ve tested. It has USB-C PD and USB-A ports, it comes in several colors, and its rounded edges make it easy to slip into a pocket.

The Zendure SuperMini 20W is about as small and lightweight as a power bank can possibly be while still offering enough capacity to juice up most smartphones up to three times. Its USB-C Power Delivery (PD) port can charge most handheld devices (and recharge the power bank itself) at top speed with the included USB-C cable and a compatible wall charger (the one that came with your phone will work). The USB-A port can handle any older, non-USB-C devices you might have kicking around, too. The SuperMini’s rounded edges make it easy to hold and slip into a pocket, and unlike most power banks, it comes in a wide range of colors: red, green, black, silver, blue, and pink.

Key specs

Rated capacity: 10,000 mAh (36 Wh)
Weight: 6.4 ounces
Tested input: 19.3 watts (USB-C PD port)
Tested output: 18. 6 watts (USB-C PD port) and 16.6 watts (USB-A port)

The research

  • Why you should trust me
  • Who this is for
  • How we picked
  • How we tested
  • Our pick: Zendure SuperMini 20W
  • Flaws but not dealbreakers
  • Other good power banks
  • What to look forward to
  • Sustainability and power banks
  • The competition

Why you should trust me

As the writer of this guide, I spent 21 hours researching and 55 hours testing USB power banks and portable chargers. I’ve been a science journalist for nearly a decade, covering a wide variety of topics from particle physics to satellite remote sensing. Since joining Wirecutter in 2017, I’ve reported on surge protectors, USB-C cables and adapters, portable power stations, and more.

Who this is for

Most people could use a USB power bank (also called an external battery pack, backup battery, or portable charger) to keep phones and other devices charged while on the go. The question is, which one best fits into your habits? Some might need only a small battery to give their phone a boost at the end of the day, while those who travel a lot may be looking to power multiple devices over the course of several days. Rather than always having to track down a wall outlet wherever you go, owning a USB power bank allows you to enjoy a conveniently portable (albeit limited) power supply.

Even if you’re blessed with an abundance of charging options in your daily life—maybe you spend most of your day at home, at the office, or in the car—you could probably still benefit from a portable power bank. Something wallet-sized is great to always have on hand for those unexpected (yet critical) moments when your phone is dying and no outlets are nearby. But if you want something for weekend trips or a regular commute, slightly larger power banks can still fit easily in laptop bags, purses, or large pockets, offering two or more full charges for most smartphones. These power banks are robust yet portable, allowing you to also charge devices such as wireless headphones, computer mice, keyboards, vaporizers, digital cameras, and more.

Most people could use a USB power bank. The question is, which one best fits into your habits?

When you’re traveling in an unfamiliar place—relying on your phone to guide you and to potentially call for help—a power bank offers added peace of mind. Strategically placing a few of these around the house isn’t a bad idea either: You can keep one in your foyer to grab as you’re running out the door, or one near the couch for when you’re curled up cozily under a blanket and really, really don’t want to get up to plug in your phone.

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How we picked

Photo: Sarah Kobos

Due to the unfortunate fact that battery technology has failed to keep up with the processing power of modern devices, USB power banks have become an increasingly popular way to help phones and tablets get through the day. With tons of brands and models to choose from, we checked out major retailers like Amazon, Home Depot, and Target—as well as trusted editorial sources such as CNET, PCMag, PCWorld, and TechRadar—to find the most well-known makers of widely available USB power banks. From there, we built out a list of contenders based on the following features:

  • Powerful charging and recharging: For models with USB-C output or input, we preferred those rated for at least 15 watts. That’s the minimum wattage needed for full USB-C charging and recharging speeds (though devices that support the even faster USB-C standard—USB Power Delivery, or USB PD—need at least 18 watts). Likewise, for models with USB-A output or Micro-USB input, we looked for those rated for 8 watts or more. Anything less powerful would be painfully slow.
  • No heavier than half a pound: Power banks should be small and lightweight, making them easy to tote around in a wallet, pocket, or bag for an entire day. We preferred to test power banks weighing 8 ounces or less, since we don’t think most people want to carry something in their pocket or purse that weighs much more than a smartphone (for reference, an iPhone 13 weighs 6.1 ounces and a Pixel 5a weighs 6.5 ounces).
  • Capacity rating of 1,000 to 10,000 mAh: The capacity rating listed on the power bank tells you roughly how much power it can hold. For reference, an iPhone 13 battery has a capacity of a little more than 12 watt-hours (about 3,300 milliampere hours), and a 16-inch MacBook Pro battery has a capacity of 100 watt-hours (about 28,000 mAh). Power banks with a capacity rating of more than 10,000 mAh tend to be bigger, heavier, and more expensive, so for this guide we focused primarily on lower-capacity power banks—those that store enough capacity to give your phone a boost of power or to fully charge it several times without weighing you down. Our favorite power banks for laptops with USB-C or AC charging have much higher capacity ratings than the chargers we recommend here.
  • At least a one-year warranty: A year is plenty of time to use your power bank and make sure it’s working properly, although longer warranties are, of course, always preferable.
  • Brand reputation: We favored brands that we’ve had mostly good experiences with in the past when it comes to responsive customer support, widespread availability, and capability to keep models in stock. We discounted models still undergoing a crowdfunding campaign, as well as brands lacking a visible web presence.
  • Price: We used a ratio of capacity (mAh) per dollar to break ties between otherwise similar models.
  • Built-in cables: We preferred power banks with some type of built-in cable or plug. This type of feature is indispensable when executed well, since separate charging cables (even if they’re neatly coiled up) take up more space in a bag.

This process left us with the following 23 power banks to test:

How we tested

Photo: Sarah Witman

We tested the performance of each power bank in a few key areas, including the following:

  • Weight: We used an Escali Primo Digital Scale to confirm the advertised weight of each power bank.
  • Size: Rather than measure the length, width, and depth of each power bank—which would have been tedious, and not terribly meaningful for most people—we considered size in terms of whether a power bank fit inside a wallet, a pocket (we tried a variety of pants, skirt, and jacket pockets), or an accessories pouch.
  • Look and feel: We took note of each power bank’s bulk and exterior texture. We considered how easy and intuitive its features—such as the power buttons, charging-status lights, built-in cables, fold-out AC plug, or flashlight—were to use.
  • Charging output of USB-A ports: We measured USB-A output by connecting a half-charged power bank to a PortaPow and a Drok USB load tester. We then turned up the amperage of the load tester as far as it could go without overloading the power bank and recorded the volts and amps we measured with the PortaPow to calculate the maximum output (watts).
  • Charging output of USB-C ports: We measured USB-C output by connecting a half-charged power bank to a Total Phase USB Power Delivery Analyzer, an Apple USB-C cable, and a MacBook Pro. We then used Total Phase’s Data Center Software, checked over the power profile and any errors, and recorded the volts and amps (to calculate the result in watts).
  • USB-C recharging speed: We measured USB-C input by connecting a fully drained power bank to the Total Phase USB Power Delivery Analyzer and a 60 W MacBook Pro charger. We then ran Total Phase’s Data Center Software, checked over the power profile and any errors, and recorded the volts and amps (to calculate the input in watts).
  • Micro-USB recharging speed: We measured Micro-USB input by connecting a fully drained power bank to a PortaPow USB Power Monitor, an Anker PowerLine Micro-USB cable, and an Anker PowerPort II wall charger plugged into a wall outlet. We then recorded the volts and amps we measured with the PortaPow to calculate the input (watts).
  • Nintendo Switch compatibility: Because this popular gaming console is notoriously finicky when it comes to charging, we plugged each of the power banks into a half-charged Switch to make sure they could charge it at least partially. All of our picks passed this test.

Our pick: Zendure SuperMini 20W

Photo: Sarah Kobos

Our pick

Zendure SuperMini 20W

This is the smallest and lightest 10,000 mAh power bank we’ve tested. It has USB-C PD and USB-A ports, it comes in several colors, and its rounded edges make it easy to slip into a pocket.

The Zendure SuperMini 20W is the total package when it comes to charging a smartphone or other small electronic device while on the go. It’s compact and lightweight—around the size of a deck of cards and as heavy as an iPhone 13—yet its capacity rating is as high as any we’ve tested. If you want a power bank that you can easily slip into a pocket or purse as you walk out the door but that still contains enough juice to charge most smartphones up to three times, this is the one to get.

The Zendure has a port on each end: a USB-C PD port on one side that works for both output and input (meaning it’s how you recharge the power bank itself), and a standard output-only USB-A port on the other. In our tests, we measured a maximum output of 18.6 watts and a maximum input of 19.3 watts from the USB-C port, and a maximum output of 16.6 watts from the USB-A port. While those numbers fall a little short of its 20 W output rating, the SuperMini is still powerful enough to charge most devices at top speed from either port, or to charge two devices simultaneously at slightly slower speeds. With a capacity rating of 10,000 mAh, you can fully charge your phone up to three times (or make instant friends by topping off strangers’ phones, as well—the “bumming a cigarette” of the digital age).

The Zendure SuperMini 20W has a USB-C Power Delivery (PD) port for fast-charging your devices and recharging the power bank itself, as well as a standard USB-A charging port. Photo: Sarah Kobos

The exterior of the Zendure is a hard, shiny, plastic shell that’s relatively resistant to scuffs and scratches. It comes in a variety of colors (red, green, black, silver, blue, and pink) and, measuring just 3.1 by 2.2 by 1 inches, fits in the palm of your hand. It weighs 6.4 ounces—about as much as a hockey puck, which is lighter than any other 10,000 mAh power bank we tested.

The SuperMini unit is backed by Zendure’s two-year warranty—longer than that of any model we tested—which should give you plenty of time to test it out and ensure you don’t have a dud. We’ve also had good experiences with Zendure’s customer support in the more than five years we’ve been reviewing its products.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

A major drawback of the SuperMini is its lack of built-in cables. We prefer having built-in cables to charge our devices over supplying and transporting our own—they take up extra space, get tangled, and are easily misplaced. And unlike our other picks, which can recharge via built-in cables or plugs, the SuperMini needs a separate cable (one is included in the box) to recharge itself. But we think the fact that it packs so much power into a miniscule package outweighs the small burden of having to pack a separate charging cable or two. It also means the SuperMini can charge a wider variety of devices, especially older ones that don’t use the latest connectors.

We don’t love the raised ridges on the SuperMini’s main surfaces, which make it look like a tiny hardshell suitcase, but that’s a cosmetic quibble. Plus, these protuberances make the power bank easier to identify by feel among the other contents of a purse or tote. They also add some extra grippiness compared with other models we’ve tested that have completely smooth exteriors.

Other good power banks

If the Zendure SuperMini 20W is unavailable and you want the next-best-thing in terms of capacity and portability: Get either the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux or the Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD (depending on the price and which shape and color you prefer). Both models are rated for the same capacity as the SuperMini (10,000 mAh) and they’re about as pocketable, though ever-so-slightly larger. While the SuperMini weighs 6.4 ounces, the Redux weighs 6.8 ounces and the Slim weighs 7.4 ounces. Like the SuperMini, both models have a USB-C PD port capable of charging a smartphone or other handheld device (and recharging themselves) at top speed, as well as a USB-A output port.

If you prefer an upholstered exterior over the hard, plastic finishes of our picks, and you don’t mind sacrificing some power: Get the ZMI PowerPack 10K USB-C Power Bank (QB910). Like the three aforementioned chargers, the ZMI has a 10,000 mAh capacity rating and ergonomically rounded edges. It weighs 7.4 ounces, or about as much as an iPhone 13 Pro. It fell a bit short in our maximum-output testing, managing just 16 W from its USB-C PD port, though we measured an impressive 15.6 W from its USB-A port. In terms of input, we measured 16.9 W over USB-C PD and a measly 4 W over Micro-USB. The ZMI comes with a USB-C charging cable and a cloth bag (the SuperMini, Redux, and Slim do, too), and adds a handy two-in one cable (a Micro-USB cable with a USB-C adapter attached to the end by a short tether). Compared to most other fabric-covered gadgets we’ve tested, this one uses a more stylish and sophisticated-looking textile—a soft, tightly woven, marled-gray twill. It’s fairly durable, though not impervious to stains.

If you want a power bank that doubles as a wall charger: Get the Anker PowerCore Fusion 10000. It has an easily pocketable shape, a handy fold-up plug, and convenient battery-status lights that tell you when it needs to be recharged. Like our top pick, this one has a rated capacity of 10,000 mAh, which is enough for about three full phone charges. Plus, it has a pleasantly grippy and comfy-to-hold matte finish, and comes in three colors (black, white, and red). We didn’t make this an official pick because it’s significantly bigger and heavier than our top pick, weighing a whopping 9. 6 ounces. But if you want more capacity and can live with the extra bulk, this is your best bet.

What to look forward to

We’re planning a new round of testing for spring 2023, pitting our top pick against the following models:

Sustainability and power banks

Power banks are made primarily of plastic, metal, and other nonrenewable materials that take decades to decompose. As such, one of the most sustainable things you can do with a power bank is to avoid replacing it for as long as possible. Handle your power bank with care to prevent scratches, scuffs, and dents, and store it in a protective pouch or cable organizer when it’s in your bag. Since extreme temperatures can permanently damage batteries, you should also try to store your power bank in a cool, dry place (preferably at about a 40% charge).

If your power bank does break, iFixIt and Instructables have handy guides to mending most types of electronics. But if it’s damaged beyond repair or no longer holds a charge, you should recycle it. Most Americans recycle plastic, metal, paper, and cardboard on a regular basis, but less than half (subscription required) recycle their used batteries and other electronic waste (also called e-waste). Unrecycled e-waste usually ends up in a landfill, where it can leach heavy metals and other harmful chemicals into local soil and water systems. It also contributes to more raw materials being mined to make new electronics, rather than salvaging usable components from old ones.

Here are some good options for recycling power banks and other e-waste:

  • Find e-waste recycling facilities in your area using searchable databases like Call2Recycle, Earth911, GreenCitizen, or Greener Gadgets. Most municipalities don’t offer curbside pickup for battery recycling, but many have designated dropoff sites. Before dropping off batteries at a recycling facility, make sure it accepts lithium-ion batteries (the type found in most power banks and many other household electronics), since they may require different safety precautions than other battery types.
  • Keep an eye out for local e-waste recycling drives—or try organizing one yourself!
  • Mail in a prepaid shipping container from TerraCycle, Call2Recycle, or another recycle-by-mail service.

The competition

The Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 is our former pick for people who want a power bank that doubles as a wall charger. It has a rated capacity of 5,000 mAh, a handy fold-up plug, and a pocketable size and shape. However, its ports (two USB-A output ports and a Micro-USB input port) are much less powerful than those on our top pick.

The Flux 4000 mAh Ultraslim Portable Charger is lightweight (3. 1 ounces) and small enough to fit in a pants pocket. It has a Micro-USB input port, a USB-A output port, and built-in USB-C and Lightning cables, and comes in a variety of colors. However, the cables are nearly impossible to get back into their slots after charging and the materials seem flimsy overall.

The intelliArmor Scout Max is a jack of all trades, master of none. It has a built-in AC plug and Micro-USB port to charge itself, and its built-in Lightning, Micro-USB, and USB-C cables can charge pretty much any handheld device. But unsheathing the cables and plug is trickier than we’d like, and its 10,000 mAh capacity is no better than that of several of our picks. Plus, we couldn’t find any warranty information on the company’s site and can’t vouch for its customer support.

Although the Mophie Powerstation Hub has a bit more capacity (6,000 mAh) than the discontinued Fusion III model we used to recommend, and it adds Qi wireless charging, we don’t think those features justify the usual $100 price tag. Plus, it has a more angular shape that’s not as comfortable to hold or as easy to slip into a pocket.

The Mophie Powerstation PD is super lightweight, weighing just 5.2 ounces, and has a pleasantly pocketable shape and grippy texture. However, it offers significantly less capacity (6,700 mAh) than our SuperMini pick, which is just a few ounces heavier.

The RAVPower 10000mAh Power Bank (RP-PB186) is nearly identical to the Anker Redux, except for the rough ridges at each of its seams that make it less comfortable to hold. But if you can get it for significantly less money than the Anker model, it would be a great alternative.

The TG90° Portable Charger 6000mAh External Battery Pack is one of the smallest and lightest power banks we’ve tested, weighing just 4.1 ounces, and its capacity rating (6,000 mAh) is higher than those of power banks we’ve tested that are twice its size. As a major added convenience, it has two built-in cables (USB-C and Lightning) that slide in and out of their holsters easily, as well as a USB-C input port. It’s also relatively sturdy and well built. Despite these attributes, however, we don’t feel comfortable recommending this model without long-term testing; aside from its Amazon storefront, the company has no web presence.

The Tronsmart Trim 10000mAh USB-C Power Bank has the same capacity rating (10,000 mAh) as our SuperMini pick, plus it adds a Micro-USB input port. However, we don’t think an extra (and slower-charging) input option offers a significant benefit for most people, and we prefer the look and feel of our picks.

Meet your guide

Sarah Witman

Sarah Witman has researched, tested, and reviewed all manner of products—from massage chairs and mousetraps to pencils and power banks—since joining Wirecutter in 2017. Before that, she worked as a science writer and fact checker for numerous publications, and she studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin. In her spare time, she eats as much cheese as her body will tolerate.

Further reading

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  • The Best Power Banks for Laptops With USB-C

    by Sarah Witman

    The Zendure SuperTank Pro is our favorite power bank for charging modern laptops as fast as possible while you’re on the go—no need to hunt for a power outlet.

  • The Best Portable Solar Battery Charger

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    We tested 12 solar phone chargers and found that the BigBlue 28W USB Solar Charger is the best option for USB charging in the great outdoors.

  • The Best Portable Power Station

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The Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks for 2023

Watching your phone or tablet steadily run out of power when you’re nowhere near an outlet is stressful. Fortunately, third-party portable batteries are available in many sizes and capacities. Some power banks offer fast charging, wireless charging, built-in cables, AC adapters, and LED flashlights—and even the ability to jump-start your car. Regardless of your budget, you can find a portable charger that keeps your device going when your battery icon starts to dip into the red.

But with so many options to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? Read on for our tips, followed by the most important points to consider as you shop.

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What Is Fast Charging?

Best Affordable PD Power Bank

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD

$29.99 at Amazon

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Why We Picked It

Despite its reasonable price, the Anker PowerCore Slim PD 10000 offers high-end features like USB Power Delivery for fast charging, as well as both types of USB ports.

Who It’s For

This 10,000mAh charger doesn’t have the highest capacity, but it’s more than enough for people who need just a little extra power throughout the day and don’t have the patience for slow charging speeds.

Best Ultra-Portable Power Bank

Anker 321 Power Bank (PowerCore 5K)

$24. 99 at Amazon

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Why We Picked It

A huge battery capacity is convenient, but sometimes you need a small device that you can carry around without a backpack. The 5,200mAh Anker 321 Power Bank fits that need perfectly, especially because it offers both a USB-A and USB-C port.

Who It’s For

This is ideal for people who care more about portability than capacity. It won’t charge your phone multiple times, but it can still get you through a long day.

Best for Charging Laptops

Anker 737 Power Bank

$159.99 at Amazon

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Why We Picked It

The Anker 737 features 140W output, which means it can charge bigger, more power-hungry devices like a laptop just as effortlessly as it can juice up a phone or tablet.

Who It’s For

If you often need to charge a laptop when you’re nowhere near an outlet, this 24,000mAh backup battery can lower your stress levels. It’s more expensive than other options on this list, so people who tend to charge smaller devices like phones or tablets are better off with the more affordable choices.

Best for iPhone Owners

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack

$84.00 at Amazon

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Why We Picked It

True to its name, Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack is notable for its MagSafe support. You can simply stick it to the back of your phone to charge it wirelessly.

Who It’s For

If you need to keep your iPhone running while away from home, you won’t find a more convenient solution. People with older iPhones (before the iPhone 12) need to look at other options, though, as MagSafe isn’t supported.

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack Review

Best High-Capacity Power Bank

Mophie Powerstation XXL

$49.99 at Amazon

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Why We Picked It

The Mophie Powerstation XXL does it all—it has a considerable 20,000mAh capacity, 18W PD charging, and both USB-A and USB-C ports.

Who It’s For

If you’re looking to recharge a phone or tablet several times on the go (and quickly), this is a top choice. The only drawback is that it doesn’t support larger devices like laptops.

Most Durable PD Power Bank

Otterbox Fast Charger Power Bank

$38.66 at Amazon

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Why We Picked It

Many people know Otterbox for its durable phone cases, but the company is now bringing that expertise to the world of power banks. In addition to its strong build quality, the Otterbox Fast Charger Power Bank has all the key features you need, such as fast charging with PD, both types of USB ports, and several options for battery capacity.

Who It’s For

If you are worried about damaging your backup battery when you travel or commute, this is one of the safest bets. It also comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Best Solar-Powered Portable Charger

QiSa Solar Charger

$49.99 at Amazon

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Why We Picked It

The QiSa Solar Charger can use the sun to recharge itself, supports both wired and wireless charging, and even has a built-in flashlight. Best of all, it offers a massive 38,800mAh capacity.

Who It’s For

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, this is among your best choices for keeping your devices running while off of the grid. In other words, it’s camping approved.

What Size Battery Do You Need?

On the pocket-friendly front, most smaller batteries have a capacity of around 5,000mAh, which is typically enough to top up most phones once.

Meanwhile, a 10,000mAh battery can give today’s flagships two full charges. A 20,000mAh battery can charge a flagship four times, or two phones two times. Some power banks have enough juice to power laptops. Of course, a higher capacity often translates to a heavier, larger, and more expensive battery.

Most companies advertise how many times their products can recharge popular phones, but if you want to calculate that number for yourself, RAVPower has a useful guide(Opens in a new window) that can give you an estimate.

In the end, it’s best to assess your typical needs before buying. If your phone hits the red zone by mid-afternoon and you only need enough juice to get you to the end of the workday, a 5,000mAh battery should be plenty.

What’s the Difference Between Power Input and Output?

You’ll find three types of ports on today’s portable batteries:

Generally speaking, you charge the battery itself via micro USB or USB-C (input). Some batteries charge faster than others and USB-C charges much faster than micro USB.

Nearly all batteries include a standard USB-A port (output). This is for plugging in USB-A-to-micro-USB, USB-A-to-Lightning, or USB-A-to-USB-C cables for charging your iPhone or Android device.

Some batteries include built-in output cables and these generally have micro USB, USB-C, or Lightning connectors.

The most important thing to do is to match the battery’s output to your phone’s input. For example, if you have an iPhone, be sure the battery has its own Lightning connector or supports USB-A-to-Lightning or USB-C-to-Lightning cables.

Larger batteries with higher capacities might include a multitude of ports to support input and multiple outputs at the same time. You may see two USB-A and two USB-C ports, for example, though micro USB ports are becoming less common.

If you picked up an iPhone 13 or iPhone 14 and were surprised by the lack of an included wall charger, see our article on charging your iPhone.

What Is Fast Charging?

Another factor to consider is how quickly a power bank can charge your device. Battery output is measured in voltage and amperage. Amperage (or current) is the amount of electricity that flows from the battery to the connected device, while voltage is the amount of potential energy. Multiplying volts by amps gives you wattage, the measure of total power. To make devices charge faster, most manufacturers either vary the voltage or boost the amperage.

Today’s devices support a wide range of rapid-charging technology, such as Qualcomm QuickCharge, USB Power Delivery, or proprietary fast-charge systems.

Quick Charge works by increasing voltage rather than amperage. This standard typically allows you to charge supported phones to 50 percent capacity in 30 minutes, which is especially helpful when you need power in a pinch.

Power Delivery is a newer protocol in which two compatible devices negotiate on the fastest charging option available based on the charger, cable, and circuitry. It also allows for power to flow both ways.

The most common devices (Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies) support charging rates of 27W and 45W, respectively. It’s best to look for batteries that can support charging in that range.

Is Pass-Through Charging Safe and Useful?

Pass-through charging is another feature to consider; with it, you can charge devices and the portable power bank simultaneously. That’s convenient if both your phone and backup battery are running on empty. You shouldn’t encounter any safety issues if the manufacturer of the portable battery you buy advertises pass-through charging as a feature, but the power output might change in this mode.

How Does Wireless Charging Work?

Wireless charging has become popular because it allows you to power up compatible devices without a cable. Qi is the dominant standard for compatible Android phones (up to 18W) while Apple iPhones rely on MagSafe charging (up to 15W). iPhones will charge wirelessly on Qi chargers, but only at 7.5W.

Some battery makers have built Qi or MagSafe-compatible wireless charging into the surfaces of their portable batteries. Such batteries mean you can leave the cables at home.

Should You Buy a Battery Case Instead of a Power Bank?

If you find that you often forget to carry your backup battery when you need it most, you should consider a dedicated battery case instead. These combine the portability and protection of a case with additional battery capacity to keep your phone topped off at all times.

There are several drawbacks. First, they have limited additional capacity on board. Second, they are limited in terms of the number of phones they support (mostly just iPhones, Galaxies, and Pixels). Third, you can’t charge much else with them.

The Best Wireless Chargers

Why fumble around for a charging cable when you can rest your phone on a wireless charging pad? Whether you’re an Android user or an iPhone fan, check out our roundups of the best wireless chargers and the best MagSafe chargers to help you cut the cord.

Steven Winkelman contributed to this story.

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Ugreen has announced discounts for its devices in the AliExpress annual summer sale 618, bringing Ugreen 30W GaN PD charger, Ugreen CM49 hub8 10-in-1 with ten ports and Ugreen KU004 wireless keyboard and mouse included.

Ugreen 30W GaN PD charger with 30W output can be used for iOS and Android smartphones and other mobile gadgets. The device has a compact size due to the use of a new generation of transistors based on gallium nitride (GaN transistors). GaN technology is more efficient (efficiency ≥ 70%) and also keeps the charger cooler, allowing it to be used at higher ambient temperatures.

Ugreen 30W GaN PD is equipped with one USB Type-C port with maximum charging power of 30W and PPS 3.3 support and two USB Type-A ports with maximum charging power of 18W, as well as an AC outlet with support for connecting home devices maximum power of 3680 W and overload protection. The device supports Power Delivery, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Huawei FCP, BC1.2 fast charging protocols. With support for the PPS 3.3 standard, the device can dynamically adjust the output voltage and current in accordance with the conditions of the specifications of the gadgets being charged.

Ugreen 30W GaN PD can charge Xiaomi 11 smartphone via USB Type-A port by 52% in half an hour, and iPhone 14 Pro via USB Type-C port by 60%. With its compact size and light weight of only 148g, the Ugreen 30W GaN PD charger is the perfect solution for travelers.

In pursuit of the compact dimensions of laptops, manufacturers are trying to reduce the number of connectors, which creates certain difficulties with connecting external devices to them. Hub Ugreen CM498 10-in-1 expands the connectivity of laptops and other gadgets with 10 ports, including HDMI, VGA, USB Type-C with Power Delivery, three USB 3.0 ports (transfer rates up to 5Gb/s), slots for SD / TF memory cards, RJ45 connector for Ethernet connection (up to 1000 Mbps) and 3.5 mm audio jack for connecting headphones.

The Ugreen CM498 15601 provides 4K 30Hz video output to an external monitor via the HDMI port and 1080P/60Hz via the VGA port. You can also transmit video signal through the HDMI and VGA ports at the same time. Support for 100W charging has been implemented. The safety of the device is ensured by built-in overload protection.

The hub is compatible with Mac Os/Windows/IOS/Android/Linux devices, including MacBook and iPad, and Steam Deck.

The device has a modern design, made in a thin housing made of impact-resistant ABS plastic. Thanks to its compact size and light weight, the concentrator can be taken with you to work or on a business trip.

Ugreen KU004 wireless keyboard with mouse in the kit has a layout in Russian, English and Korean. Thanks to the use of membrane keys, the keyboard works almost silently.

The device has a minimalistic design that gives it a stylish look. The included shockproof and anti-slip foot pads keep the keyboard stable and also protect the desktop from scratches. The 8° tilt angle of the keyboard ensures comfortable operation.

Full size keyboard with 104 keys. The function keys of the keyboard are convex, while the alphabetic and numeric keys are concave, making them easy to distinguish and can help reduce typing errors.

The Bluetooth 5.0 protocol is used to connect the keyboard and mouse to the computer. To get started, there is no need to install a driver – just connect the wireless receiver to the computer’s USB port and you can start typing.

Ugreen 30W GaN PD Charger discounted for $16.86, Ugreen CM498 10-in-1 Hub $29.99, Ugreen KU004 Keyboard with Mouse $21.32. In addition, you will receive a $2.00 discount for every $25.00 in your order when you use promo code UUD612.


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Опубликовано: September 29, 2022 в 4:36 pm


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Antec ATX12V Power Supply Tester Review

This article was originally published in issue 45 of The Crypt Mag

Does your computer suffer from random crashes, freezes or otherwise strange behaviour and error messages? It is entirely possible that all of these problems could be the result of the power supply in your computer acting up.

Testing power supplies, especially in the majority of computers these days, can be quite a fiddly affair as they will remain in standby mode until they receive a signal from the motherboard to power up. This makes testing such a power supply for faults difficult as how can you power up the power supply to measure voltages without having it connected to the motherboard? One way would be to short the /PS_ON (power supply on, active low) pin to one of the ground pins on the main power supply connector causing it to power up. Another and much easier way is to use something like Antec’s ATX12V power supply tester.

I purchased this tester off of eBay for around £12 so it is a relatively inexpensive piece of kit. In the package you get the tester itself and a user manual which comes on a sheet of A4 paper in various languages.

The tester’s casing itself is quite stylish and I like the fact that it has hand grips which makes connecting and disconnecting quite comfortable.

There are individual LEDs for the +5V, +12V, +3.3V, -12V and 5VSB (5V standby) power rails and also LEDs marked GOOD and FAULT which give an indication of the power supply’s overall health. By following the LED indicators you can easily determine whether or not your computer’s power supply is faulty.

If a power rail is okay the relevant LED will show as green. If the voltage of a particular power rail is too low the LED will show as orange or if it is too high then it will show as red.

The tester will work with both 20-pin and 24-pin ATX power supply connectors. The top of the unit is marked where the edge of a 20-pin connector should go.

For those that want to measure the voltages from the power supply they can do so by using the test points as shown in the photo below. The group of three test points are for the +5V, +12V and +3.3V power rails and the group of two are for ground.

Interestingly in the photograph below the tester indicated that there was a fault on this particular power supply as the FAULT LED was lit. The power rail LEDs are all lit up as green indicating at least that these were all okay (although in the photograph they appear to be yellow).

In the photograph below a multimeter is connected to the +3.3V power rail using the tester’s test points measuring a rather acceptable 3.284V.

When trying out the tester on a second power supply it indicated that everything was fine with this one.

I could not find any information on what the tester classes as being too low or too high a voltage for the power rails. This is not a problem by any means and does not affect usage of the tester, but I personally like to know how tight the tolerances are in these things.

I would suggest that the tester is not left attached to a power supply for an extended period of time as I could start to feel the tester getting very warm to the touch after about five minutes use.

One thing that this tester will not do is test the power supply under load. If your power supply has problems providing sufficient power then this will not be picked up. To be fair this kind of testing is not what this tester is intended for and to test properly would require a much more complicated setup.

There are other power supply testers available which have additional connectors for testing the power leads for hard drives, floppy disk drives, etc. although I’ve never had a problem testing these types of connections since they are usually pretty accessible using a standard voltmeter. I guess it would really be down to personal preference whether or not you would want these features.

I think that Antec have produced a nice little tester for testing ATX power supplies and should be in the toolbox of anyone who builds or tinkers with computers.


  • Inexpensive
  • Simple to use
  • Comfortable grip
  • Test points for measurement using a voltmeter or multimeter


  • Does not test power supply under load
  • Does not have additional connectors to test power leads for hard drives, etc.

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C64, C128 & Amiga Power Supply Tester

C64, C128, Amiga, Atari, ZX Spectrum Power Supply Tester

Quick PSU diagnostics

Power supply failures are among the most common problems among all retro computer systems. Our power supply tester series for Commodore C64, C128, Amiga 500/500+/600/1200, Atari XL/XE, and ZX Spectrum +2A/+2B/+3 was created specifically to address this issue. Diagnosing a PSU failure can prevent expensive repairs or even save your hardware from a total damage. The power supply tester runs an automatic yet thorough test, measuring currents, voltages, and even voltage ripple.


  • Automatic testing for C64, C128, Amiga, Atari, ZX Spectrum PSU families
  • Forces a constant current from the 5V, and 9V or +/-12V PSU outputs (depending on version)
  • Measures voltages, currents, and ripple
  • Results displayed in real-time on digital OLED display
  • Heat sink for dissipating power during long-term tests
  • Plug and play easy usage, no setup required

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Supported systems C64, VIC-20 C128 C64, VIC-20, FDD 1541-II Amiga 500/500+/600/1200 Atari XL/XE Atari 520ST/260ST ZX Spectrum +2A, +2B, +3
Plug type DIN7 round female DIN5 square female DIN7 round female
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How it works

The C64 PSU tester measures the primary +5V DC output voltage and ripple at a constant current of roughly 400mA…500mA. Secondary voltages (9V AC or +/-12V DC depending on the model) are measured at a lower current, typically 50…150mA. Measurement results are updated on a digital OLED display in real-time, allowing a live evaluation of the power quality.

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Adjustable Load ATX Power Supply Tester

When repairing or testing ATX computer power supplies it is often necessary to evaluate their load characteristics such as output voltage tolerances, ripple and of course maximum output power. Without special equipment, in the form of a load dummy, an oscilloscope and some other devices, it is extremely difficult to test compliance with the standard for the characteristics indicated by the manufacturer on the power supply label. Some create special stands, others use a set of car lamps, others use powerful wirewound resistors as a load equivalent. Its resistance is unchanged for most testers and is not selected specifically for each unit under test, therefore the functionality of such devices is limited. I wanted to make a simple but versatile device that allows you to semi-automatically set the required load on the + 5V, + 12V, + 3.3V buses, while simultaneously measuring the corresponding output voltages and controlling their acceptable level of deviations.

Thus, a device was developed and manufactured, consisting of a stepped load block, a control module for switching on these loads and a computer power supply voltage tester board (POWER SUPPLY TESTER), from which connectors and load resistors were soldered.

The load block for each channel of output voltages 3.3V, 5V and 12V consists of seven 10-watt cement resistors of the same resistance, one of which is permanently on, and the remaining six are connected via MOSFET transistors acting as electronic switches . Their alternate opening and closing is controlled by the LM39 chip.14, which is used in LED indicators with a linear scale. It is enabled in column mode. By adjusting the variable resistor, there is a step change in the level at the outputs of the microcircuit, and hence the sequential opening or closing of the MOSFETs, which is controlled by the lit LEDs. The LM3914 switching circuit is designed so that it can be adjusted from a minimum (at which none of the LEDs are lit and all MOSFETs are closed, but one constant resistor is on), to a maximum (at which all six LEDs light up, MOSFETs are open and all seven load resistors become connected in parallel). For separate adjustment for each channel, three such modules were used on the LM3914. Low-current lines -5V, -12V and +5V SB on duty are loaded with constant low-power resistances.

After connecting the ATX power supply to the device connectors and turning it on, the purple LED for monitoring the standby voltage + 5V_SB should light up. Since the LM3914 microcircuits are also powered by this voltage, the required load for each channel can be set both before starting the PSU and during operation, guided by the LED indicators.

The tested power supply is started by briefly pressing the S1 button until the “Power Good” signal appears in the circuit and the VT1 transistor opens, which bypasses the button, which will be signaled by the green LED “PG” lighting up. The delay time for the appearance of the “PG” signal will be displayed on the display of the output voltage indicator. After that, the cooler should start working and all LEDs for the presence of output voltages will light up. Switching off is carried out by pressing the SB2 button. Its contacts will shunt the emitter junction of the transistor VT1, and it will close, opening the circuit for turning on the block.

Which indicator level to set for each channel is determined based on the calculations below. Knowing the total resistance of the resistors when connected in parallel to each bus, you can calculate what current will flow through the load and what the output power will be for each channel of output voltages 3.3V, 5V and 12V.

In this way, it is possible to test with various load options, and it is desirable that their total total power does not exceed 100 percent of the maximum output power of the PSU. Exceeding the limits, in the best case, can lead to the operation of the overcurrent protection, and in the worst case, to the failure of the tested power supply. It is always necessary to pay attention to the permissible combination of loads on each line in order to prevent voltage distortion that occurs due to their uneven distribution over the tires.

By increasing the load current, the decrease in output voltage values ​​is controlled, the maximum allowable deviations of which should not exceed 5% of the nominal value.

To connect the tested power supply to the tester, an external board was made, on which a 24-pin connector for powering the motherboard, a 4-pin power connector for the processor, a 6-pin connector for additional power supply of the video card, SATA and Molex were soldered – for connecting hard drives and optical drives.

The tester is made in a standard ATX power supply case. In the lower part of the case, a load board with keys is installed on the seats. A 130x110x45 radiator is installed on the load resistors through thermal paste over the entire area, which is attached to the board and is blown by a native cooler. A board with control chips and LEDs for indicating the inclusion of loads and the status of all lines (+5V_Standy (standby), PowerGood, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, -5V (for old PSUs)), as well as tact buttons and switches are located in the upper part of the case, which is specially selected for convenience with the holes already available for them. It was only necessary to cut out a place under the screen of the voltage tester. The color of the indicator LEDs, as well as the LEDs for the presence of voltage on the lines, is selected in accordance with the standard colors of the power supply wires.

Printed circuit boards made in Sprint-Layout 6.0.

Any n-channel MOSFET transistors in the TO252 package, taken from motherboards, are suitable as keys.

It is also necessary not to forget to bring out the wires for connecting the output voltage indication board to the corresponding terminals from where the connectors were soldered.

Does a quality brand name power supply with 80 Plus certification or an inexpensive low weight budget power supply produce its pure 500 watts? This device can be successfully tested.

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Power Supply Tester


My first small review will be devoted to a voltage tester for computer power supplies. For some, this thing will turn out to be suitable, as it allows you to test a decent amount of PSU in a short time, for someone it will be a toy, since there is a voltmeter, and all sorts of HWiNFO64, the truth cannot be found here. I decided to play around and ordered it for myself.

Let’s start with the packaging of . The tester came wrapped in some kind of foam material (I forgot the name), and a film was pasted on the screen, so the harsh everyday life of the Russian Post is unlikely to do anything with it.


Assembly can be summed up in two words – won’t fall apart. The halves of the body are fused to each other (therefore, there will be no disassembly), there are Kotskas and bumps. On the connectors, you can only find fault with both Molexes, they sit crookedly, but this does not interfere with use. Otherwise, everything is fine, the legs are not bent, the quality is normal.

For general development – PSU connectors with wiki:

Power cable plugs (from the power supply), without adapters and adapters
1) AMP 171822-4 mini sizes for 5 and 12 volt power supply to a peripheral device (usually a disk drive)
2) Regular size Molex (molex 8981)
3) MOLEX 88751 5-pin connectors for powering a SATA device: MOLEX 675820000 enclosure or equivalent with Molex 675810000 pins or equivalent[3]
4) “PCIe8connector” for video card power, split into “PCIe6connector” (for video card power)
5) “PCIe6connector” to power the video card
6) “EPS12V” (Eng. Entry-Level Power Supply Specification for powering the processor
7) “ATX PS 12V” (“P4 power connector”) to power the
8) “ATX12V” main board power supply: MOLEX 39-01-2040 or equivalent with Molex 44476-1112 (HCS) pins or equivalent

Connectors and assembly

Testing a working PSU .

Extended monitor for laptop: Best Portable Monitors 2023 – Forbes Vetted

Опубликовано: September 28, 2022 в 4:36 pm


Категории: Miscellaneous

The Best Portable Monitors for 2023

Portable displays that you pair with a laptop aren’t a new phenomenon, but in the past couple of years, they have come into their own. Many of the major monitor manufacturers have at least one in their repertoire, and new models are appearing more regularly than ever. Whether you want to add a second screen for giving presentations to small groups, view two programs open full-screen at once, enhance your portable gaming system, or touch up your designs with a stylus, mobile monitors of different sizes, styles, and paradigms are ready to serve.

Why all of these panels, all of a sudden? The widespread adoption of USB Type-C connectivity—with its ability to transfer power, data, and video over a single cable—has been a godsend for the growth of portable displays. They no longer need a dedicated AC adapter for juice (though some do come with one as an option), and many have just a single USB-C port that handles all the connectivity, though some add HDMI or other connectors.

Interested in shopping for one? Read on for a breakdown of our current top, tested portable monitors suited for a variety of user categories, followed by a guide to what to look for to land the right one for you.

Deeper Dive: Our Top Tested Picks

ViewSonic VG1655

Best Portable Monitor for General Use

4.0 Excellent

Bottom Line:

ViewSonic’s 15.6-inch VG1655 has the same limited color coverage as most other portable monitors we’ve tested, but it’s one of the few to offer a built-in stand, a five-way mini-joystick controller, and a sophisticated onscreen display. It muscles out a win on the strength of those convenience features.


  • Five-way mini-joystick controller
  • Fully realized OSD
  • Built-in stand allows for easy tilt
  • Bright, with solid contrast ratio
  • Good value for money


  • Some colors dull in photos and video


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Lepow C2S Portable Monitor

Best Budget Portable Monitor

4. 0 Excellent

Bottom Line:

The Lepow C2S Portable Monitor sacrifices some slimness for a full complement of ports and a fold-out metal stand. It’s not the brightest mobile display, but it renders photos and videos nicely.


  • Above-par color coverage for a budget portable display
  • Moderately priced
  • Generous port selection
  • Fold-out metal stand


  • Short of rated brightness in our testing
  • Ineffective HDR setting


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AOC I1601FWUX USB-C Portable Monitor

Best Budget Large-Screen Portable Monitor

3.5 Good

Bottom Line:

The lightweight AOC I1601FWUX USB-C Portable Monitor is for USB-C laptops that support DisplayPort over USB. It has a roomy 15.6-inch screen with 1080p resolution, but it’s best for business use due to its limited color gamut.


  • Compact and lightweight.
  • Sturdy, foldable stand.
  • Comes with utility to control settings from your computer.
  • Draws power and receives video and data over a single cable.


  • Works only with USB-C laptops that support DisplayPort over USB.
  • Narrow color gamut equals dull colors.
  • Awkward OSD menu navigation.


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ViewSonic ColorPro VP16-OLED Portable Monitor

Best Portable Monitor for Creative Pros

4.5 Outstanding

Bottom Line:

ViewSonic’s ColorPro VP16-OLED renders vivid colors and deep blacks befitting its OLED panel—the first we’ve seen on a portable monitor.


  • OLED panel in a portable monitor
  • Wide color coverage, befitting its 10-bit color depth
  • Excellent contrast and striking photo and video quality
  • Flexible double-hinged stand
  • Easy-to-navigate OSD


  • Mediocre color accuracy for a pro monitor


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Asus ROG Strix XG16AHPE

Best Portable Monitor for Gaming and Media Watching

4. 5 Outstanding

Bottom Line:

Asus’ ROG Strix XG16AHPE portable display comes jam-packed with features that make it a good choice for both gaming and multimedia viewing. It’s not cheap, but it’s money well spent.


  • High refresh rate and low input lag
  • Built-in battery and speakers
  • Bright (272 nits) and colorful (97.7% of sRGB)
  • Kickstand works in both landscape and portrait modes
  • Includes soft carrying sleeve


  • Expensive for a 15.6-inch portable monitor


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NexiGo NG17FGQ 17.3-Inch 300Hz Portable Monitor

Best High-Refresh-Rate Portable Monitor for Esports

4.0 Excellent

Bottom Line:

Built around a 17.3-inch IPS panel with an esports-worthy peak refresh rate, NexiGo’s NG17FGQ delivers on almost all accounts for gamers seeking a portable monitor for play with a PC or console.


  • High refresh rate
  • Low measured input lag
  • Impressive color accuracy
  • Includes cover, carrying case, and cords for additional connections


  • Flimsy build
  • No internal battery
  • Pricey


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MSI Optix MAG161V

Best Portable Monitor for Casual Gamers

3.5 Good

Bottom Line:

The Optix MAG161V, MSI’s first portable gaming monitor, connects with a range of gaming consoles, smartphones, and computers. It’s solid for casual gaming, but its brightness peak and overall color coverage are ho-hum at best.


  • Above-average port selection
  • Slim screen
  • Built-in speakers
  • Broad contrast ratio


  • Awkward folding stand
  • Mediocre brightness and color coverage


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Asus ZenScreen Touch (MB16AMT)

Best Portable Monitor With Touch Input

4. 0 Excellent

Bottom Line:

The wisely designed Asus ZenScreen Touch brings touch-input capability, flexible stand options, and an on-the-go internal battery to a 15.6-inch mobile monitor, topping the field.


  • Gesture-based multi-touch and stylus input.
  • Built-in battery.
  • Comprehensive, easy-to-navigate menus, with mini-joystick for navigation.
  • Good brightness and contrast ratio.
  • Built-in speakers.


  • Pricey for a mobile monitor.
  • Somewhat dull colors.
  • Limited touch support for use with Macs, and none for iOS devices.


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Lenovo ThinkVision M14d

Best Portable Monitor for Taller-Screen (16:10) Laptops

4.0 Excellent

Bottom Line:

Lenovo’s ThinkVision M14d portable monitor pairs well with laptops that match its 16:10 aspect ratio. A sturdy, tiltable stand and a quality IPS panel distinguish this winning mobile display.


  • High (2.2K) resolution for a portable monitor
  • Bright with high contrast
  • Sturdy hinged stand with great tilt range
  • Supports USB power delivery and DisplayPort over USB


  • Pricey
  • Limited to USB-C connectivity


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espresso Display (15-inch)

Best Portable Monitor for Presenters

3.5 Good

Bottom Line:

The 15-inch espresso Display looks gorgeous and has exceptional color coverage for a portable display. You’ll have to pay extra for its stand and the stylus for its touch screen, though.


  • Elegant enclosure design
  • Ultra-thin frame
  • IPS screen with great sRGB color coverage
  • Touch-sensitive display


  • Considerably dimmer than its rated brightness
  • Stand, protective cover, and stylus cost extra
  • Bare-bones OSD
  • Highly reflective screen
  • Warranty just one year


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Buying Guide: The Best Portable Monitors for 2023

Many smaller desktop displays can be taken on the road in a pinch, but “true” portable monitors are those specifically sold as such. Even those range quite a bit in size: from 3.5 inches to 22 inches. Portable displays run the gamut from personal, business, and general-purpose models to panels for artists and gamers.

The sweet spot for use with a laptop, though, and our focus here, is between 12 and 17 inches. Many users match their portable display with the screen size of their laptop. But also on the market is a handful of models at 10 inches (mostly for use with gaming consoles) and at 7 inches (for use with the Raspberry Pi).

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Most portable displays use a stand consisting of a thin but stiff plastic board, with several grooves or creases on which it folds. At one end is a magnetic strip, which adheres to the back of the monitor at its top. Folding the sheet in the middle, with the angle pointing away from the user, props up the monitor. The bottom of the monitor inserts into a groove, securing it and tilting the device upward. (Some portable displays have several grooves, and you can alter the monitor’s tilt angle by placing the base in a different one. )

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These foldable stands often double as protective covers for the display when it’s not in use. Some protect just the front of the monitor, while others are larger, wraparound covers that sandwich the entire monitor.

Another stand design that we have seen consists of a rigid, flat base, containing the ports, to which the screen is attached via hinges. You can set the screen at any angle you like simply by tilting it. This kind is much less common, though. Also, a few designs use the laptop itself as the support, fastening to its back or its side and sliding or swinging out for use.

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Although mobile monitors lack the height, pivot, or swivel adjustability of their desktop counterparts, they are small and light enough that they are easy to adjust manually. Some monitors can be pivoted by hand, though not all stands can support a monitor when it is in portrait mode. In those cases, you could always prop up the monitor against a wall or other surface. Most portable monitors can automatically correct the image so it is always right side up, whether you’re in landscape or portrait mode. (Even in those that lack such automatic image rotation, you can change the orientation in Windows display settings.)

The Best Portable Monitor for a Laptop: How to Evaluate the Screen

When we’re looking at the panels for mobile monitors, the main factors we evaluate are the screen size, the native resolution, the brightness range, the technology the panel uses, and the maker’s claims for color-gamut coverage.

Many users prefer to use a mobile monitor that has the same screen size and native resolution as the laptop screen they are using it with. That said, I have found these panels to be forgiving and have had no trouble running portable displays that are slightly larger than my laptop’s own screen. As long as you don’t mismatch the mobile monitor’s and laptop’s screen aspect ratio (which, almost always, is a normal 16:9 widescreen ratio), you are unlikely to experience much trouble in matching them up.

The native resolution on panels suitable for use with a laptop ranges from 1,366 by 768 pixels up to 3,200 by 1,800 pixels (QHD+). Most of the recent laptop-appropriate screens sport a native resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels (aka 1080p, or “full HD”), but a few go higher.

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Mobile monitors tend to be dimmer, at their maximum brightness levels, than their desktop counterparts. What is commonly called brightness is actually luminance, or brightness per unit area. Portable monitors tend to cluster around 180 nits (also expressed as “candelas per meter squared”) in our testing, even though many are rated at between 230 and 300 nits, which is fine for typical use. The highest we have measured at this writing is 280 nits.

Monitors that make use of in-plane switching (IPS) technology are generally preferred for general use over vertical-alignment (VA) and twisted-nematic (TN) panels due to their wider off-axis viewing angles and good color accuracy. Many recent mobile monitors are IPS, but there’s a catch. When we test a panel for its color gamut, we first test the sRGB color space, which is the default color space for the web and many other applications. This color space comprises essentially all the colors that can be made by mixing red, green, and blue. Most desktop monitors cover at least 95% of sRGB, and we have seen portable monitors attain similar coverage. However, since late 2017, a spate of mobile IPS monitors have shown much more limited overall color coverage (60% to 72% of sRGB) and very similar color profiles—indicating poor red and purple coverage and slightly enhanced blue-greens. Because of their nearly identical “color signatures,” we assume that these screens come from the same or similar sources, although they are on monitors made by a variety of manufacturers.

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These measured results have been borne out in our experiential testing, where in photos and videos red and purple areas tended to look dull and washed out. Although screens with this issue are fine for most business and productivity use, they are subpar choices for videophiles or photo enthusiasts. In our monitor reviews, we include a chromaticity chart that maps our readings against the ideal readings for the color space being tested, and provide an analysis of the panel’s color coverage.

The Ports: How Are Portable Monitors Powered and Connected?

As I alluded to earlier, the mobile-monitor world is undergoing a convergence of power and connectivity thanks to USB Type-C connectivity. Many USB-C ports support both DisplayPort over USB and USB power delivery, letting both data/video and power flow through the port from a computer over a single USB cable. Most new mobile monitors have at least one USB-C port, and some connect solely via USB-C. While this simplicity has its appeal, be sure that your laptop’s USB-C port supports data, video, and power transfer, because some early-generation USB-C ports don’t. (Thunderbolt ports should also work fine; their functionality encompasses all of that of USB-C. )

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A few mobile monitors use traditional power adapters. This is particularly true of models that work with sketch pens and intended for artists, which are in effect interactive monitors. In a common configuration, the display draws power through an adapter, while two cables connect to the computer. One is HDMI, to handle transfer of the image displayed on the device, and the other is USB (through a USB-A port), to record the pen motions the user makes when drawing on the interactive display. HDMI (usually in the form of mini-HDMI) is also a common port (the most common other than USB-C) on more conventional portable displays.

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A few older portable-display models draw their power from a laptop over a separate USB 3.0 connection, but USB-C is well on its way to making this kind of connection passé.

Software, the Onscreen Display, and Audio

Nearly all portable displays are plug-and-play and require no software to operate. Any utilities offered, usually supplied on disc and/or through download, will be for specific functions, such as the ability to enable the screen image to remain upright when you switch between landscape and portrait orientation. Sometimes, the display may come with a utility that lets you change monitor settings from your computer screen rather than through the secondary panel’s onscreen display (OSD) controls.

The OSD is the monitor’s menu system, governing user-controllable settings such as brightness, contrast, color levels, picture mode, and aspect ratio. It is often arranged in several submenus. Although a few models include several buttons to use in navigating the OSD, a single button or switch to control it is more common.

In general, audio is not a consideration with mobile monitors, as these devices tend to lack built-in speakers or audio jacks. The few portable displays (often gaming models) that do include speakers, in our experience, have weak ones and are most useful when paired with a portable gaming console or a smartphone. When the monitor is connected to a laptop, you can always switch from the display’s speakers to your laptop’s speakers by clicking (in Windows) the speaker icon in the taskbar and changing to your laptop’s audio.

So, What Is the Best Portable Monitor to Buy?

Whatever your needs or budget, there’s a model out there that’s right for you; the key thing is to consider the primary display panel that you’ll be using alongside it. Below, check out the current best portable displays we’ve tested. We update this story regularly, but for the very latest monitor reviews we’ve posted, also see our monitor product guide.

How to Close Your Laptop and Use an External Monitor

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Laptops overtook desktops in sales long ago, meaning millions of people use portable PCs daily for entertainment, work and school activities. While all laptops have built-in displays that are used for interacting with and creating content, sometimes we need more screen real estate than the 12 to 17 inches that are provided by default.

With all modern laptops, attaching an external display – either via HDMI or USB-C/DisplayPort – is an easy way to boost productivity, allowing you to use some of the best gaming monitors or the best computer monitors. Many people would prefer to plug in an external monitor (or plug into an external docking station with a monitor attached) and close the laptop lid. Having the lid closed allows you to have all of your monitors at the same height and take advantage of vertical docking stations. It also generally leaves more available space on a desk.

However, by default, closing the lid on a laptop will put it in standby mode or force it to hibernate. Obviously, that is a non-starter for anyone trying to get work done in Windows 10 or 11, so here’s a quick and easy way to keep your computer active when closing the lid.

1. Search “Change what closing” in the Windows search bar then click the top result: “Change what closing the lid does.”

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2. A System Settings menu opens which allows you to control what happens “When I close the lid.” There are options to select what takes place when the laptop is running on battery power or when it’s plugged into the wall.

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3. Select “Do Nothing” from the drop-down menu next to “When I close the lid” when plugged in. If you wish, you can also apply this setting when the laptop is running on battery power, but we do not recommend it if you are using an external monitor or are docked due to increased power usage. However, you are free to do so if you desire.

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Now when you close your lid when plugged in, the laptop will remain on unless you tell it otherwise.

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How to connect two monitors to a laptop

We all know that multiple monitors connected to a PC or laptop can greatly increase productivity and bring great benefits, especially when working with a laptop. But how do you connect external monitors to a laptop? You have come to the address. This article provides an easy to understand guide on how to connect two external monitors to your laptop.

1. What you need to check before you start.

2. How to set up a dual monitor connection.

3. Bonus tip: what to do if you can’t see connected monitors.

Note: instruction will be useful if you want to add multiple monitors to both laptop and PC.

Things to check before you start

Most Windows laptops today support at least two monitors. But you need to make sure that two external monitors can be connected to your laptop. It depends on your Windows OS, graphics card power and drivers.

All Windows XP/7/8/10 systems support multi-monitor connection, so you just need to check the graphics card and ports on your laptop.

1. Check the video card

The first thing to check is if your graphics card supports multiple monitors. Usually any video card has at least two outputs, but it is better to check the properties of the video card on the manufacturer’s website.

For example, if you have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, you can go to the official website, select your graphics card, check the data sheet, where you will see that it supports multiple monitors.

If your graphics card does not support multiple monitors, you may need to purchase and install a suitable graphics card (e.g. GeForce RTX 2080) before continuing with the process.

2. Check the ports on the laptop.

Next, you need to check the ports on your laptop. Typically, a computer or laptop has any of these four ports:

Display Port provides an interface with additional protection for high-definition audio content.

Digital Video Interface (DVI) can usually be identified by its white plastic and markings.

Video Graphics Array (VGA) The can be identified by the blue plastic and markings.

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) allows you to connect all kinds of video devices and transmit audio via cable.

You can check the ports on the back or side of your laptop. In addition to the ports on your laptop, monitor cables should also have appropriate ports. This will save you time and money on their connection. Otherwise, you will need to buy an additional adapter, such as a DVI to HDMI adapter, to get the ports to match.

If there are no suitable ports on the laptop and monitor

If the monitor cable does not fit into the laptop ports, do not despair. There is an exit! You can try one of the methods below:

  • Use an adapter such as HDMI to DVI. This will help if you have two different ports on your monitor and laptop.
  • Use a splitter such as a Display splitter to get two HDMI ports. This will help if you only have one HDMI port on your laptop but need two HDMI ports.
  • Use the docking station, which will help in different circumstances.

How to set up a dual monitor connection

When everything is ready, you can start connecting two monitors to your laptop.

Note: Connect monitors while the laptop is on. In most cases, Windows will detect the connection of a new monitor.

For example, my laptop has VGA and HDMI ports, as do my external monitor cables:

1) Connect the cable of the first external monitor to a suitable video port on the laptop. Hence, I connect the VGA cable from the first external monitor to the VGA port on my laptop.

2) We connect the cable of the second external monitor to another suitable port on the laptop. Hence, I connect the second external monitor’s HDMI cable to the HDMI port on my laptop.

3) Right click on empty space on the laptop screen , and if you have Windows 10, select “ Screen settings

if Windows 7/8, select “ Screen resolution “.

4) You will see three screens numbered 1,2 and 3 in view mode. Typically, screen 1 is the laptop monitor and screens 2 and 3 are external monitors .

5) Click on screen 2 and select ” Extend desktop to this screen ” to “ Multiple displays ” and click “ Apply “.

6) Click on screen 3 and select “ Extend desktop to this screen ” in “ Multiple displays ” and click “ Apply “.

7) Press OK to save the settings. Now you can use your laptop with three monitors.

Tips: You can click and drag each display (1, 2 or 3) to change the display order. You can also change the element size, screen resolution, and orientation to suit your preferences.

How to connect a second monitor to the computer

April 4, 2020



The manual is suitable for both laptops and desktop PCs.

How to connect a second monitor to a laptop or desktop computer

Find out which cable your monitor has. To do this, check its connector, which is inserted into the computer. Most likely it’s HDMI or VGA. The connector will certainly be signed. If not, check the cable type on the monitor manufacturer’s website or in the official documentation.

You can also try to identify the connector visually using these schematics.

Connector types. Image: Apple support / Lifehacker

Now figure out which cable connectors are on the computer. This again can be done using signatures on the case, if any, as well as using the manufacturer’s website or documents for the PC. HDMI and VGA connectors are present on most devices.

If there is a suitable connector, simply plug the monitor cable into it. Otherwise, you will need an adapter. For example, if your computer only has a USB‑C port for video (typically a MacBook) and your monitor is connected via HDMI, you will need a USB‑C to HDMI adapter.

An example of a USB-C / HDMI adapter from QGeeM. Image: Amazon

If your current cable is not compatible with your computer, but your monitor has an additional connector of the same type as your PC, don’t rush to get an adapter. Instead, you can buy another cable, for which there are connectors on both the monitor and the computer. Most likely, this option will be cheaper than the adapter.

When a laptop has several connectors, it is advisable to choose the one that supports the best resolution and frame rate. For example, most MacBooks via HDMI do not display a picture in 4K or do it only at 30 Hz, but at the same time they quietly show 4K 60 Hz when connected via DisplayPort. You can find all the necessary details in the documentation for the laptop.

How to set up two monitors

Normally, the computer will automatically recognize the second monitor after connecting. You just have to go to the OS settings and select a convenient mode of operation with multiple screens. If the new device does not appear in the settings menu, make sure that you have correctly connected it to the computer and the mains, and do not forget the power button.

If your monitor has more than one port for receiving video data, you may need to manually activate the one through which you connected the computer. To do this, use the hardware buttons to call the screen menu and select the desired port in it: HDMI, VGA or another.

Monitors usually have 1-2 buttons, so you should be able to find the right one without any problems. If necessary, you can look at the instructions for your model.

How to set up dual monitors in Windows

Open Display Options. In Windows 10, this menu is located under Settings → System → Display. In other versions of Windows, the location of the settings may differ. But in almost any system, they can also be opened through the control panel or context menu by right-clicking on the desktop. Or through a Windows search for “Screen”, “Display” or “Monitor”.

All displays connected to the computer appear in the settings menu as rectangles. If you don’t see them, click “Detect”. When the rectangles appear, select one of the three desktop display modes below them.

1. Screen mirroring

In this mode, both monitors simultaneously display the same image. But if one of them does not support the resolution of the second, then on a display with a higher resolution, the desktop will be reduced and black fields will appear.

Duplicate screens are useful if you use them for presentations, for example: one display for you and one for the audience.

2. Extended desktop

Selecting an extended desktop will split it between displays. Each of them will only show a fragment of the available area. You can choose which part of the desktop a particular display will show. To do this, you need to move the screen rectangles relative to each other.

This mode is used to improve multitasking. So, you can run different programs on each display and see them in front of you at the same time. It is very convenient if you need to work with several windows at once that do not fit on one screen.

3. Using one of the connected displays

This mode leaves only the selected screen active, the second continues to work, but with the backlight turned off. This option is often used by laptop owners to work behind a large external display instead of the built-in one. The external one is left active, and the darkened built-in one is slightly lowered along with the lid so that it does not interfere with looking at the large monitor.

The combination Win + P allows you to switch between display modes on the fly.

By selecting the appropriate mode, you can adjust the resolution of active displays and other familiar settings. After that, everything will be ready to go.

How to set up dual monitors in macOS

Expand the Apple menu, go to System Preferences → Displays, and click the Layout tab. You will see blue rectangles that represent screens connected to the computer. Select one of two desktop display modes from this menu.

1. Extended desktop

This mode works in macOS in much the same way as it does in Windows. The desktop is divided between two screens, and you can freely distribute open windows between them. When the cursor moves beyond the boundaries of one display, it appears on the other. To customize which part of the desktop a particular screen displays, simply rearrange the rectangles relative to each other.

One of the displays in this mode is the main one and contains the menu bar. Its rectangle displays a white stripe. To make another screen the main screen, drag the bar over its rectangle.

The dock is always shown on the display below. To make the panel appear on another screen, you need to move the cursor to its bottom border. If this does not suit you, you can turn off the “Monitors with separate workspaces Spaces” option in the Mission Control settings and set the screen layout to “diagonal” as in the screenshot above – then the dock will always be on an external monitor.

2. Video mirroring

Video mirroring is similar to Windows Screen Mirroring. When selected, the rectangles in the diagram merge into one and all displays show the same image.

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Handcrafting each Steinway grand requires up to one full year – creating an instrument of rare quality. For more than a century and a half, the world’s most accomplished pianists have preferred to express their musical genius on Steinway & Sons pianos. The list includes the giants in classical, jazz, and popular music; the men and women who have shaped the world’s musical heritage.

Today, more than 98 percent of the world’s active concert pianists choose to perform on Steinway pianos. The joy of playing and owning a Steinway piano, however, is not the exclusive domain of the virtuosi. Rather, it is a world open to all who share a love of music, fine craftsmanship and enduring quality.

A Steinway grand piano takes nearly a year to create. Nothing is hurried. Even the carefully selected woods that make up the rims, top, soundboards, and actions cure for months in our yard, kilns, and conditioning rooms before they stabilize at a rigidly specified moisture content. The rim of the instruments consists of layers of hard rock maple and with our bell-quality, full cast-iron plate, withstands the enormous amount of tension exerted by the strings. The finest acoustic-quality spruce is fashioned into the delicate curve of the Diaphragmatic® soundboard, which tapers gently from the center to the edge, assuring the full, rich Steinway sound.


That which distinguishes Steinway pianos, more than all else, is summed up in our dedication to a single ideal: make the finest pianos in the world. It has never entered our minds to compromise quality. Where some have substituted mass-produced, synthetic components to speed production or reduce costs, we apply technologies and new materials only when they provide proven enhancements in the piano. We adhere to these principles for one reason — compromise quality, and you risk the sound, the touch, and ultimately, the integrity of the instrument.

Unlike other manufacturers that mass-produce their uprights, Steinway & Sons uprights are handcrafted in the same factory as our grand pianos, using the same techniques, conditioning processes, and craftsmen. The result is the world’s finest upright, living up to the Steinway & Sons name in every respect. Our upright pianos take advantage of over 125 patented features and processes, including our patented Diaphragmatic® soundboard, Accelerated Action® and Hexagrip® pinblock.


The new STEINWAY & SONS SPIRIO is the world’s finest high resolution player piano. A masterpiece of artistry and engineering in your home, SPIRIO enables you to enjoy performances captured by great pianists – played with such nuance, power and passion that it is utterly indistinguishable from a live performance. Click here to learn more about Steinway Spirio.


Custom built at our Steinway & Sons New York and Hamburg factories, the Limited Edition Collection includes the “Imagine” Series John Lennon Steinway, “Arabesque” Series Steinway, and more.


A piano as unique as you are. Your Steinway can be the perfect expression of you. Whether that means a more subtle change such as the all silver hardware of the Sterling Steinway, or a more eye-catching statement such as a Red Pops Steinway, we invite you to find a Special Collections Steinway piano that best suits your home and your style.

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MGK im. Tchaikovsky – Poster June 12, 2023

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Great Hall of the Conservatory

start at

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VI All-Russian Music Festival “Born in Russia”

900 08 Rachmaninov. Three Russian songs (arranged for choir and folk instruments).
Sviridov. Kursk songs (arrangement for choir and piano).
Chastooshkas, sublime, game and lyrical songs of various regions of Russia

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S. Rachmaninov. S. Prokofiev. A. Khachaturian

State Academic Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra. P. I. Tchaikovsky. Conductor – Denis Lotoev. Soloist — Alexey Melnikov (piano)

Small Hall of the Conservatory

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14 00

Towards the XVII International Competition named after P.I. Tchaikovsky

Agasha Grigorieva, Abylay Nurlybek (violin)

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Hayk Kazazyan (violin)

Subscription № 20. Eduard Grach presents…

Rachmaninov Hall of the Conservatory

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Reporting concert of the Center for Musical Cultures of the World

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Department of Brass Instruments

Concert in memory of Honored Artist of Russia, Professor Vladimir Arnoldovich Shcherbinin (1896-1963)

Concert Hall named after N.

Ya. Myaskovsky

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14 00

Vocal music concert

Trainee assistants of the Moscow Conservatory

start at

19 00

Concert rescheduled to July 6, 2023

Yana Fedorova (soprano). Piano part — trainee assistant of the Moscow Conservatory Pavel Zamula

Music Salon “Classics Near Home”

Starting at

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“Elegiac Poem”

Chamber Music Evening 900 07

Great Hall of the Conservatory

starts at

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VI All-Russian Music Festival “Born in Russia”

Y. Silantieva.
Conductors: Alexander Klevitsky, Alexander Solovyov
A. Klevitsky, D. Shostakovich, A. Tsfasman, I. Dunayevsky, E. Artemyev, A. Petrov, M. Fradkin, G. Sviridov

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Small Hall conservatory

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“Tikhon Nikolaevich Khrennikov and his students”

On the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the birth of the Hero of Socialist Labor, People’s Artist of the USSR, Laureate Lenin and State Prizes of the USSR and the RSFSR, Professor Tikhon Nikolaevich Khrennikov (1913–2007)

price 300


Rachmaninov Hall of the Conservatory

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Towards the XVII International Competition named after P.

I. Tchaikovsky

Arseniy Beznosikov (cello), Daniil Zimin (cello)

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Myaskovsky Concert Hall

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Ensemble of soloists “Studio for New Music”

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Attention! Replacement of the program in the concert on July 14 in the Great Hall

The evening of vocal music is postponed from June 12 to July 6 (Myaskovsky Hall)

Attention! Alexander Lyulko’s concert at the Myaskovsky Hall is postponed to July 9,

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Subscription No. 25. “On Distant Countries and People”

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Subscription No. 16. “Two Pianos”

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Subscription No. 19. Cellissimo

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Subscription No. 23. Jazz Academy

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Subscription No. 25. 25 Years of FISI – 400 Years of Music

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Subscription No. 27. Big Double Cane Festival

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Опубликовано: September 26, 2022 в 4:36 pm


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Xbox Series X owners planning to boycott console over controversial new feature

Xbox Series X|S owners are planning to boycott the console over a controversial new feature.


What is this new controversial feature that has angered a portion of the Xbox fanbase? The controversial feature in question is the potential to implement running ads in games, similar to what is seen in the mobile market.

As reported by, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for game creator experience and ecosystem for the green brand, has “talked” about ads running in-game. It’s not been clarified at this time whether ads running in-game will be related to paid-for or free-to-play titles.



“We invest a lot of time in how we introduce more business model diversity; how we create more options,” Bond told Rolling Stone. “We talk a lot about Game Pass because subscription is the latest option that we scaled: you have pay-to-play, then there was free-to-play, and then we introduced Game Pass.

“We’ve talked about how we’re experimenting with other models, like what does it mean for advertising in games which is more prevalent in mobile – are there models that work well in PC and console? Are there other models where you might have timed slices of games and stuff like that?”

She continued: “Providing creators with options and choice enables them to experiment and do what they like, and actually create more immersive and creative experiences without having to fit into a mould.”


It’s worth keeping in mind that nothing is set in stone, however, the talk of ads being implemented into Xbox games has still angered the masses and fans on Twitter have been expressing their disdain at the prospect.

“I’ll sell my Xbox the moment they start doing games with ads. Imagine being so far behind the competition and your response to that is… more ads to play from your ad-filled dashboard,” responded Twitter user @SiinthAP to a post from Idle Sloth.


“Same! Turn my back on Xbox the moment they will do this,” replied OldPixel1984. “Ads in games. She doesn’t have any understanding of what gamers want. She got no taste,” added @Jackgamer74.


Sadly, if Microsoft decides to sneak ads into games, it won’t be the first time a company has done this in the industry. In September 2020, as reported by GameSpot, EA faced a wave of backlash after it put ads into UFC 4, before being swiftly removed.

More recently, fans described Warner Bros. Games as ‘shameful’ when Hogwarts Legacy ads were found in Mortal Kombat 11. What arguably made this sneaky ad campaign worse, is that other than sharing the same publisher, Hogwarts Legacy and MK11 are very different games, to say the least.

It seems that publishers are forever trying to find ways to sneak ads into games, including those that are paid for and the only way it could be stopped is by gamers continuing to let their voices be heard.



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Wireless Dual-band, 802. 11ac
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Weight (kg) 4.5

Xbox Series X|S Console Setup

Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a new Xbox console. It’s time to unpack your console and set it up!This article shows you how to set up your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S console.

Note. For best results, we recommend that you always update your console during installation before connecting any additional peripherals such as a storage expansion board, UBD hard drives, battery charging stations, etc.

What’s in the box:

Items included with Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series X Console
  • Power Cord
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • Super High Speed ​​HDMI Cable

Items included with Xbox Series S
  • Xbox Series S console
  • Power Cord
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • High Speed ​​HDMI Cable

Console Site Preparation

Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X console can be mounted horizontally or vertically. The console should be installed on a stable surface in a place with good air circulation, relatively cool and away from heat sources. Do not place other objects on top of, under, or in close proximity to the console. Important. Adequate ventilation is required to prevent overheating. There must be at least 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) of free space on all sides of your console. Do not place the console inside an enclosed cabinet The console’s ventilation ducts must not be blocked. The Xbox Series X console comes with a 2 meter Super High Speed ​​HDMI cable that supports HDMI 2.1 features, including 4K video at 120 frames per second. The console must be within 2 meters of the TV for the cable to reach it. If you need a longer cable, be sure to purchase a certified Ultra High Speed ​​HDMI cable. Using a different type of HDMI cable may affect video quality.

Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S can be mounted horizontally or vertically. The console should be installed on a stable surface in a place with good air circulation, relatively cool and away from heat sources. Do not place other objects on top of, under, or in close proximity to the console. Important. Adequate ventilation is required to prevent overheating. There must be at least 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) of free space on all sides of your console. Do not place the console inside an enclosed cabinet The ventilation ducts of the console must not be blocked. The high-speed HDMI cable included with the Xbox Series S console provides video output. If necessary, it can be replaced with a longer premium certified high-speed HDMI cable.

Cable and Port Information

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The Xbox Series X console comes with a 2m Super High Speed ​​HDMI cable that supports HDMI 2.1 features. This cable is required to support 4K gaming at 120fps. Using a different type of HDMI cable may affect video quality. The console must be within 2 meters of the TV for the cable to reach it. If you need a longer cable, be sure to purchase a certified Ultra High Speed ​​HDMI cable. Note. The High Speed ​​HDMI cable included with your Xbox Series S console provides video output. If necessary, it can be replaced with a longer premium certified high-speed HDMI cable.

Console Port Definition

Xbox Series | The S console has 6 ports on the back:

  • Power cord port
  • Ethernet port
  • USB ports (x2)
  • Storage expansion port
  • HDMI port

There is also a third USB port located on the front of the console. To make it easier to find these ports, each port has its own tactile indicator next to the port (the tactile indicator is a raised bar or several raised dots that each port can be identified by touch):

  • The power cord port is marked with one raised dot .
  • Ethernet port identified by two raised dots .
  • Both USB ports are marked with three raised dots .
  • The storage expansion port is marked with four raised dots .
  • The HDMI port is marked with a single raised dash .

On the Xbox Series X console, the ports are arranged in two rows in the order they appear when the console is in the horizontal position.

  • Top line (left to right): USB port , USB port , Ethernet port , power cord port . Top row tactile cues are located directly above each port.
  • Bottom line (from left to right): Storage expansion port , HDMI port . Bottom row tactile cues are located directly below each port.

On the Xbox Series S console, the ports are in a single row when the console is in the horizontal position and the LEDs are below the ports.

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Connection to audio and headsets

The Xbox Series X|S console does not have an optical (SPDIF) audio output port. To set up audio, connect your console to your TV using the included HDMI cable, and then connect your TV to your stereo receiver or soundbar through the TV’s optical (SPDIF) output port. Also note that headsets that require an optical audio port are not will be able to connect to this console. Most headsets should be able to connect to one of the console’s USB ports. To make sure your headset is compatible with your Xbox Series X|S console, see the manufacturer’s documentation.

Cable or satellite connection

Xbox Series X|S does not have an HDMI input port. You will not be able to connect a cable or satellite receiver to the console. Instead, connect a cable or satellite dish directly to your TV. Note that on Xbox Series S consoles, you can use the HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature to exchange commands with CEC-enabled devices (such as TVs and AV receivers). ) connected to the console.

Console setup

Setup step 1: Power and TV connection

  1. Plug the power cord into the power cord port on the console (marked with a single raised dot).
  2. Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
  3. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the console (marked with a single raised line).
  4. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your TV.

Use the Super High Speed ​​HDMI cable that came with the Xbox Series X console. If you need a longer cable, be sure to purchase a certified Super High Speed ​​HDMI cable that supports HDMI 2. 1 specifications.

Setup Step 2: Turn on the console

Press the Xbox  button on the front of the console to power on the system. After the console is turned on, the system prompts you to open the Xbox app to complete the console setup.

Setup Step 3: Open the Xbox app

  1. Open the Xbox app on your mobile device (if you need to download the app, you can find it on Google Play or the Apple App Store). Download from Google Play Store Download from Apple App Store
  2. In the Xbox app, select Set up your console or search for “setup”.
  3. Enter the code displayed on the TV screen. This will connect the console to the Xbox app.

Setup Step 4: Use the Xbox app to complete setup

Follow the instructions in the Xbox app to set up and configure your console. You will be prompted to confirm/update your language and region settings, connect your console to a Wi-Fi network, update your console, sign in, and configure your console settings.

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Опубликовано: September 25, 2022 в 4:36 pm


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Basketball Cards: Values, Trading & Hot Deals

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Popular Basketball Cards

2003 Topps Chrome #111 LeBron James PSA 10

1990 Hoops #65 Michael Jordan

1990 Fleer #26 Michael Jordan

1990 SkyBox #41 Michael Jordan

1989 Hoops #200 Michael Jordan

2020 Hoops #223 LaMelo Ball

Popular Basketball Rookie Cards

1992 Ultra #216 Michael Jordan

1991 Fleer Pro-Visions #2 Michael Jordan

2007 Topps #112 Kevin Durant

2020 Hoops #223 LaMelo Ball

1996 SkyBox Premium #203 Kobe Bryant

1992 Topps #115 Michael Jordan

Most Valuable Basketball Cards

1948 Bowman #69 George Mikan PSA 9

1961 Fleer #8 Wilt Chamberlain PSA 9

1969 Topps #25 Lew Alcindor PSA 9

1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell PSA 8

2003 Topps Chrome Refractors Black #111 LeBron James /500 PSA 10

1984 Star #101 Michael Jordan BGS 8.5

Cheapest Basketball Cards

1990 Fleer #168 Willie Anderson

1990 Fleer #100 Grant Long

1990 Hoops #220 Scott Skiles

1990 Hoops #304 John Williams

1990 Hoops #384 European Imports

1990 Fleer #174 David Wingate

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About Basketball Trading Cards

Updated at May 08, 2023

There are currently 1369943 Trading Cards and 3965 Trading Card Sets of Basketball Trading Cards in our Database.

The most valuable Basketball card is currently 1948 Bowman #69 George Mikan PSA 10 in Bowman set from 1948 with a worth of approx. $218,550.00. This card was traded 0 times on ebay in the past year. The price range was to .

Other Basketball Cards of to watch are:

  • 2003 Topps Chrome #111 LeBron James PSA 10, released in 2003 in Topps Chrome set with a value of approx. $6,000.00
  • 1990 Hoops #65 Michael Jordan, released in 1990 in Hoops set with a value of approx. $1.48
  • 1990 Fleer #26 Michael Jordan, released in 1990 in Fleer set with a value of approx. $7.46
  • Overall about 103517 of Basketball Cards have been traded in the last 30 days on eBay. The average Price was $60.45. The price range was $0.01 for 2020 Panini Prizm Green Prizms #65 Bismack Biyombo to $160,736.00 for 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10
    The value of Basketball trading cards has been decreasing for about -2.645% in the past 7 days.
    The most traded Basketball trading card in the past 30 days on eBay was from 2022 by Donruss set with 177 trades and an average price of $3.37.

    The History of Basketball Cards

    The history of basketball trading cards is rich and fascinating, including how they have increased in value over time. The first basketball trading cards were printed in the early 1900s and put in cigarette packs to advertise different brands, much like baseball cards of the time. These vintage basketball cards, which featured black and white images of well-known players, are highly valued and sought after by collectors today and worth a lot of money.

    NBA Basketball cards became even more popular when the Bowman Gum Company produced its first set of basketball cards in 1948. This set was more in line with what we think of today as basketball cards, featuring vibrant pictures of individual basketball players. Early cards in this series have really gone up in value, especially in the last few years.

    In the 1960s, the production of basketball trading cards began to evolve. Card manufacturers started to include more statistics and other information about the players on the cards. This helped to make the cards more valuable to collectors and helped spur the growth of the sports memorabilia industry.

    Which NBA Basketball Cards are worth money?

    NBA Basketball card collecting has developed a high-value collectible market with thousands and thousands of fans. Basketball card sets are now produced by a number of companies, including Topps, Fleer, Panini, and Upper Deck. Each year, these companies release new card sets that showcase the top players in the current season. While they have become popular sports memorabilia, rookie cards for the best players seem to gain in value faster than most.

    A great example of a highly valuable rookie card is the 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan card, which is regarded as one of the most iconic trading cards of all time. This legendary player’s card sells for thousands of dollars, and remains one of basketball’s most sought after and valuable cards.

    Many basketball cards are available in different versions, such as holographic or foil-stamped versions, driving up their value to collectors. The condition of a card, which should be professionally graded by experts if you want to know its true value, is also important if you want to sell cards to modern collectors. Certain sets of cards from commemorative events, autographed cards, and those with limited distribution tend to increase in value as well. Professional graders take all of these elements in account when they judge the value of a basketball card.

    NBA Basketball card collecting remains popular today. There are also numerous online forums and websites where collectors discuss their collections and trade cards as the hobby continues to gain popularity. There are so many different cards to choose from, enabling every collector to find basketball cards they like and personally value.

    The most expensive basketball cards of November-December – Hobby: Collectible cards – Blogs

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    Hello everyone!

    After a short break, the top most expensive basketball cards are back. Today we will capture 2 months – November and December.

    In order for the cards of different periods to be presented in the top, I divided it into three parts: before the 90s, the 90s and the first half of the 00s and the last 10 years.

    Let’s go from new cards to old ones (most often this means an increase in cost).

    So, the top 4 most expensive new cards.

    4) In fourth place is a 1/1 LeBron James card from Flawless 2015-16 with the NBA logo. They paid $10,300 for it.

    3) Next is newcomer Steph Curry from Topps Chrome 2009-10. The gold parallel in this collection has a circulation of 50 copies. Added to this is the almost perfect condition of the card, and the total price is $10,600.

    2) And the same amount was paid for a Karl-Anthony Towns card with a mourning patch dedicated to Flip Saunders of Flawless 2015-16.

    1) And in the first place, 2 league logos and two Golden State stars – the same Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. It’s the same Flawless collection from last season. The price of this card is $12,000 without one dollar.

    Further older cards. I will say in advance that all 4 are from the second half of the 90s

    4-3) And open the top two cards of Michael Jordan with a jersey and an autograph. In the first case, the card in this form was inserted into the blocks of the Upper Deck 19 collection98-99 – a kind of parallel with the autograph with a circulation of 23 copies. $10,999 was paid for the card. And the second card in the collection of the previous season was a regular unnumbered jersey. For a re-release in 2013, an autograph was at stake in the Jordan collection. The resulting result was estimated at $15,000.

    2) Next, another overlay of the top newcomer from Topps Chrome. This time it’s Kobe Bryant and the 1995-96 collection. Plus, the card itself is in excellent condition. Price $17500.

    1) And in the first place is the red parallel Metall Universe PMG by Michael Jordan with an edition of only 100 copies. In addition, the card number 23/100 is of additional interest. It should also be noted that the card was sent to the PSA for an authenticity check, but not for a condition assessment. The rating would not be high – edge damage (not rare for cards of this sub-series) is visible to the naked eye. As a result, the card was sold for $21453.

    Well, the oldest top contains only classic rookie cards of future NBA legends.

    4) And this list opens with Wilt Chamberlain’s map from the Fleer collection from 1961. The condition of the card is 9 points out of 10 possible, and the price is $32,211.

    3-2) Next, two cards from rookie Michael Jordan. Moreover, for a rarer 9-point card from Star-85, they paid more ($40,207) than for a 10-point card from Fleer-86 ($35,999).

    1) Well, absolutely out of competition is the triple card of Larry Bird, Julius Irving and Magic Johnson – the main newcomers of the 1979 season-80 from Topps. Three members of the Hall of Fame + the perfect condition of the card itself gave a total of $96423.

    Thank you for your attention!

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