Posts Tagged "portable"

The Backup Power Business Is Booming!

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I wrote about my desire to purchase portable backup power for my tech toys (mostly my iPhone) a few months ago. I made an impulse QVC buy and got a portable charger, which I later sent back. I liked the idea, but realized I could get a much better deal on Amazon.

After another month or so of shopping, comparing prices, and using SwagBucks to earn a ton of Amazon e-Gift cards, I finally made a decision and ended up with not one, but TWO portable power packs. I got a smaller capacity charger, from Intocircuit, which has found a permanent home in my purse. With 5000 mAh at my disposal, it should fully charge my iPhone about 2 times. Lord help me if I’m just out and about, around town, and I need more than 2 charges!

Then, for more heavy duty tasks, such as charging my Nook Color, or a friend/family member with a phone that needs some juice, I also bought an Anker 10,000 mAh pack. We had a lot of power outages last year, and I was always debating when I’d have to resort to driving somewhere, just so I could recharge my devices. So, that’s the biggest reason I got the big guy.

My Mom, Aunt, & I are planning another trip to the Western & Southern Open, in Cincinnati, in the next 2 weeks. We went back in 2009 and saw Roger Federer defeat Andy Murray in the semifinals. We want to see Venus and Serena before they retire, so we’re going to try and see them this time around.

I’m on the mailing list, for that tournament, ever since then. Reading the latest update on the 2013 edition of the tourney, I scrolled down to a section that immediately grabbed by attention!

Smartphone running out of juice?

The text that follows announces that if you visit a specific tent, on the grounds, you can rent a mobile phone charger for either $7 or $9 per day.

WOW! Have times changed or what?

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How Much Backup Power Do You Keep With You?

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It’s no secret that I’m an iPhone addict. I am always on my phone doing something. Whether that’s checking Twitter or taking pics/video, it’s always something!

A late night channel surfing stop on QVC (I know, I know) had me purchasing the Halo Starlight charger late last month. The presentation was great, and buying backup power for my baby is super practical! Not to mention that, should I ever take the plunge and switch to Android, my Halo charger would charge that phone as well, as well as any iPod I may own in the future. (I’ve been thinking about possibly jumping to Galaxy S4 w/ an iPod touch on the side)

But I didn’t stop there. I snagged a deal from Eversave for an iPhone charger case. I had had a referral, so the full price of the retail $75 case ended up being about $9. Then I remembered that I had a really cheap backup charger from Digipower that the salesman from Radio Shack gave me free, when I upgraded to my current phone. It looks like this product.

So, right now, I’m in the middle of some heavy duty testing!

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