Anyone with an iPhone loves it’s ability to carry around various flavours of multimedia whilst enjoying it’s syncability with everything Mac. Occasionally we even find ourselves drawn to play with app after app, be it some GPS twitter tool we ca’t now live without, or a game we’ve bought for a few coins.
We can’t do it for long though. The iPhone battery is rubbish. Especially if you are a blogger and have a tendency to tweet, tag, snap pix and roam for more than an hour or two.
All this may be about to change. No Apple haven’t got their act together, third party companies are designing some pretty cool bolt-on’s.
This last week my iPhone has almost been behaving like a normal handset. I can now get through the day without planning my outings from power source to power source. Trips in the car no longer start with mirror-phonecharger-signal-maneuver and I am now not even thinking about whether or not I should have wifi enabled or not.
This is all thanks to a very tidy and pocketable iPhone power booster I found online. The ‘iPhone Power Station’.
This funky little device cost around a tenner and can be temporarily inserted into the base of your iPhone to either be charged simultaneously as the phone is being charged or when your phone battery is running low, inserted and activated to boost the power. On the occasions I have had to top my phone up from 20% empty warning this little 1000mAh lithium ion gizmo has replenished my battery to 100%. This has been enough to last out the day and I don’t mind having this little 48g device knocking about in a jacket pocket or my bag as it’s far more convenient than carrying a charger on the off chance I pass a plug socket.
As it only takes two hours to charge It’s also handy if you are off grid with a solar charger as now you can charge the booster in the sun independently of your phone.
Of course Ideally Apple will get it right third time with the third generation iPhone and actually produce a device that shoots video, has open architecture, bluetooth that works, is not tied to O2, allows memory expansion and has a battery capacity at least comparable to other phones on the market.
In the meantime.. we have the iPhone Power Station and all the other little bolt-ons that are required to satisfy our tech needs.
Just Google iPhone Power Station to see places online where you can buy.. If you need one that is.. 🙂