Prolonging the usage time of our favorite gadgets such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other types, tends to become a problem because of how easily their batteries are drained due to nonstop use. And let’s face it, there’s not that many opportunities to stop and plug in to charge your gadget, especially when you’re out of the house or travelling. It’s a good thing that battery extenders are created to cater to this very need of tech-savvy people on the go.
Before buying a battery extender for your gadget, you first need to ask yourself some questions and weigh in the various pros and cons of each model. Identify what type you need, estimate how many times in a day you’ll need to charge your gadget, and what size of battery that you want to carry around and bring with you wherever you go.
Type of Battery Extender
Do take note that there are different types and sizes of battery extenders that you can attach to any of your gadgets to prolong their life. You’ll first need to assess which one you’d be the most comfortable in using and carrying around in your bag. These portable battery packs come in different sizes and shapes: square, rectangular, round—and they weigh differently as well. As for smart phones, there are even battery extenders that can be used as rather chunkier cases.
More than how it looks and weighs, its capacity is the most important aspect in determining what kind of battery pack you’ll zero in on. The power of all types of battery packs can be measured in milliamp hours (mAh). Say for example, the iPhone’s internal battery has a capacity of 1440 mAh and you’ll need to charge it at least twice a day because of extensive use. You’ll need a battery pack with a capacity that covers at least double or thrice the power of your phone’s internal battery.
Recommendations & Reviews
After identifying what you need in a portable battery pack, you can then proceed with reading about reviews and recommendations of other users. It’s best to narrow down your choices to at least three models, and compare them based on their features and pros and cons as seen in user reviews.