You may not think about the battery life of your tablet computer or smart-phone until it is too late. The strategy of “I’ll just plug it in” often works, but what if you are in your car or on a long haul flight and your battery runs out, leaving you without any entertainment or without the ability to communicate or access important apps that you might need to navigate an airport or unfamiliar city. There are several things that you can do when you aren’t able to simply plug in your device and charge it up. Here is what you need to make sure that you are never stuck without a place to charge your tablet or phone.
The first option for some phone users is to get a replacement battery to carry with you when you go out on a long trip or some other type of excursion where you know that you won’t be able to plug in your phone for a long time. Of course some phones have batteries that are covered and are difficult to change. Most Motorola and Samsung phones, however, allow for quick battery changes. Of course, this strategy doesn’t work if the replacement battery isn’t charged, so it is best to make sure that both the original and replacement are charged completely before setting out on your trip.
There is an easier and more convenient way to make sure that all your devices, even those with hard-to-remove covers, will not run out of power for an extended amount of time.
The EnCore Portable Backup Battery is an invaluable tool for cell phone and tablet users. It is especially designed to work with cell phones that can be charged via a microUSB cord. This device actually comes with a variety of connectors that can make it easier to charge a number of phones from Blackberry, Motorola and Samsung. Some other tablets, MP3 players and smart-phones can be charged with the EnCore Backup Battery after the purchase of an additional adapter.
The Kodak Portable USB Battery Charger is another invaluable tool for frequent travelers who need to extend the battery life of their tablet or phone on the go. This charger, when it is charged up itself, can run your devices without another power source for up to 40 hours. The best thing about this Kodak battery is that it can be used on any type of device that can connect via a USB jack. That means that all your tablets, smart-phones and MP3 players can be charged with the same battery pack and can last for an extra day or longer before you need to seek out a power source to recharge the Kodak Portable USB Battery Charger. This versatility makes this particular charger a great choice for people who have a variety of devices that they need to plug into an external battery.
Specialty battery maker Mybat has a number of external backup batteries that are made to power multiple devices at the same time. These useful batteries can allow you to continue running both your tablet and smart-phone without having to plug one in and unplug another one. Most Mybat batteries can, themselves, be charged via a USB chord (through a computer, for example). So it is possible to go even longer than usual before you have to find an electrical outlet.
Some backups, such as the iFlash devices, are made specifically for Apple products. These small and colorful backup batteries have outlets that allow users to plug in a variety of devices, including iPhones, iPads, iPods without having to fumble with extra connectors or adapters.