Monday, June 11, 2012

The cure for the low power blues


A few months ago I went ahead and got an iPhone 4S.

Folks, don’t be fooled by Apple’s hype about how long a battery lasts in one of these things. Mine sucks down power at an alarming rate. That’s not problem, really, as I’m typically at my home, office or in my car often enough to keep the battery in the iPhone charged.

Ah, but there is a problem when I need to be away from a charger for an extended period of time. Simply put, the battery in my phone will not last a full day under normal use. The solution to that problem? A portable USB battery charger. That device is priced very reasonably and is simple to use – just pull it out, slap the Apple charging on it, connect the phone and you’re rolling.

Of course, Apple isn’t the only company guilty of making a battery-sucking device (just ask a friend of mine about how fast his HTC Thunderbolt smartphone can drain a battery). Smartphones suck power, tablets and a whole host of things do. If you can charge it through a USB port, the chances are good that USB battery chargers will work out very well for you.

Click one of the links in this article to find out about a low-priced device that can charge two USB ports at once, holds a lot of power when charged and is very convenient.

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