I’m going to change gears a little bit on this post, rather than my usual SEO topics. The great thing about working online doing SEO and working on this site is that I can do it from virtually anywhere, as long as there is an internet connection. But with the ability to be out of the house, another issue arises – keeping my batteries powered up.
I have had my current smartphone for a couple years now. I also am just about done with my two years of financing on it that I got from my cellular provider. Just like the old adage goes that as soon as your warranty is up on one of your appliances, that’s when you’ll start seeing some problems where you’ll need repairs, suddenly my battery life is not what it used to be.
Rather than spending hundreds of dollars again to get a new phone, I looked for options to keep my battery life while on the go without needing to find an outlet. Something that would fit in my pocket, or my briefcase, or stash easily in my car so I can keep my battery topped off whenever I’m out of the house or office.
I Love My Portable Battery Charger
I went looking online for a portable charger and was amazed by how many options are out there. What you end up getting all depends on what you’re looking for in a transportable battery charger. There are battery packs that are smaller and lightweight, small enough to fit in your pocket without much of a bulge, but you are sacrificing power. Others have a longer battery life and can replenish your phone’s battery many times over, but they are bigger and clunkier. Of course, the price for all these options ranges wildly as well.
What I ended up getting was something that I happened to see promoted for a discount on Amazon one day when I was reading about technology one day. The reviews seemed good enough and the price was right about what I was willing to spend. What I bought was a brand called Anker. I wasn’t familiar with them at the time, but reading more I found that they are one of the leading names in the portable charger niche.
I don’t recall the exact model that I got, but it was one step up from their smallest version. It isn’t small enough to stow away in my pocket, but it provides a lot longer battery life (and battery refilling power) than their lighter model. It feels like a brick in my hand and is strongly made. When fully charged, it can refuel my phone battery more than 2 times, so basically I’ve just tripled my battery life when I’m out of the house.
I ended up liking this brand so much that I bought my girlfriend one of these, and when I noticed that my phone and tablet weren’t charging as fast as they used to when plugging them into the wall with the manufacturer’s cords and wall adapters, I went back to Anker and bought a new wall adapter and super-charging cords (for my Android) and I’ve never had them charging so fast.
No longer do I have to worry about my battery dying on me, as long as I have my portable charger with me when I’m on the go. It’s a nice comfort to have and much more cost-efficient than buying a whole new phone.