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You May Have Noticed....

If you've ever placed an order with FlyboxGadgets.com, then you may have noticed our packing materials. Many companies spend money buying new packing for shipments. Shredded paper, those little foam thingys that somehow get EVERYWHERE, etc.    We don't.     We collect old newspapers, wrinkle them up by hand, and use them to protect your shipment. We do this for several reasons. 1. It's inexpensive and helps ensure that YOU get better prices. 2. It's environmentally friendly. 3. We don't have to have foam peanuts all over our office. So, if you've ever received a shipment from FlyboxGadgets.com and thought "huh. newspaper. ok..." just know that there's a reason for that, and we're hoping that you'll help us in our...

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Can Solar Charging Damage Your Device?!?

More people than ever before are carrying some form of electronic device into the backcountry. Along with that increase comes the corresponding demand for power to keep those devices charged. With so many product options on the market, and so little clear, helpful product info  (and how to use it!), we decided to offer a little assistance to ensure that you don't inadvertently ruin your device!     Using solar panels in the backcountry can be one of the most convenient methods of keeping your devices charged because it offers freedom from a plug. However, many people are unaware of the risks. I often see people who buy a solar panel, then proceed to plug their device directly into that panel for...

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Our Review of the SQ1 Solar Combo on the John Muir Trail

Hey! Im Heston, and I just hiked 221 miles on the John Muir Trail with a Flybox SQ1. Along the way I kept all of my devices fully charged with the Flybox SQ1. Keep reading for my full story!   Here is a picture of me at the Happy Isles trailhead in Yosemite National Park, about to head out on what would become the trip of a lifetime!   If you're not familiar with the John Muir Trail, or JMT for short, it's a 211 mile journey through the high Sierra from Yosemite NP to the summit of Mt. Whitney at 14,500' in Inyo NF. In other words; the PERFECT torture test of a Flybox SQ1.    Disclaimer: YES, I am...

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What does mAh stand for, and why does it matter? Flybox Explains!

Welcome! Here at Flybox Gadgets, we hear one question quite a bit. "What is mAh, and why does it matter to my power bank purchase? In this blog, we'll talk a little bit about the technicals, a little about the results and different devices, and why considering these options will lead to an overall great experience with your new power bank from Flybox Gadgets.    "What is a mAh?" Well, to put it simply, mAh is an abbreviation for milliamp hours. That means that it measures an amount of electricity over a given time; one hour. Think of it like your speedometer in your car. Instead of measuring how many miles you're traveling per hour, mAh measures how many milliamps...

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SQ1 Winter Test, Round 1!

  What good is a product if you can't trust it? For seven days we took our Flybox SQ1 & tortured it in a winter wonderland. Water, ice, and impact couldn't stop the SQ1!   If we don't want to carry on our own backs, we don't sell it to you. In order to pass that requirement, we want to KNOW that what we sell actually works. We test it so you don't have to. So, without further adieu, check out what we did to our Flybox SQ1!   Impact Test: We took a brand-new SQ1 out of the box, and immediately threw it out the door and into the icy, frozen, Rocky Mountain yard. I'm sure the new SQ1 was quite surprised...

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