Apple released its own official iPhone battery extender case for $99.
While there’s no shortage of third-party battery cases out there already, Apple has something of home turf advantage here — namely, they can do whatever the heck they please with iOS to compliment their case in ways that no one else can match until/unless Apple opens up the APIs.
Portable Power Banks: 8000mAh Solar Charger & Power Bank
How To Avoid a Teen Crisis
There are times when you’re out and about (especially on weekends for our family) and you hear that dreaded beep-beep of someone’s mobile alerting us to the fact that the phone is just about out of juice.
For my oldest teen daughter, this is a major crisis.
She relies on her phone to keep her connected with friends, her social media profiles, blogs she runs and even to make an actual phone call once in a while.
The 8000mAh Solar Charger & Power Bank
This charger is what saves her life every weekend. No joke. it sits on the dashboard soaking in sun rays all week, and I don’t think that there’s ever been a weekend when she hasn’t needed it.
We finally made her spend the $15 and order her own when she started complaining that her phone was going dead by lunchtime at school.
I’ll warn you that the Solar Panel is pretty useless as it takes about 60 hours to recharge the internal battery. Thankfully, we’ve not had an actual blackout or situation where it was actually relied upon as a power source.
The Battery Pack recharges an iPhone 5s two times before the internal Li-Po protection circuitry stops the discharge.
Kickstarter Company Invent £5 Gadget That Will Make Charging Smartphones A Lot Easier
Anyone who owns an Apple MacBook will know the joys of magnetic charging - and now it’s coming to smartphones.
The ingenious and satisfying snap of the power cord is absent from Apple iPhones but a new Kickstarter project is set to change all that.
Znaps think that smartphones deserve to have an easier charging experience and the £5 device will put an end to smashed phones and fiddly sockets.
The simple gadget fits a tiny plug into our phone charging socket and then the charger itself will magnetically attach to it.
This means that you will be able to hover the cord near the phone and it will snap into place with minimum effort.
And it will also snap off if someone accidentally trips on the cable - meaning your phone will stay exactly where it is.
The Kickstarter page explains: “This is a simple yet perfect solution to prevent frayed charging cables, tripping over cable resulting in smashed phones, pointless fiddling to plug in cable in the dark, water damage through charging outlet, and more!
“This innovative magnetic charging adapter will make your life just a bit more convenient.”
Smartphone users seem to agree as the firm has over 21,000 backers who have pledged a total of $726,000 - way more than its $120,000 goal.
The device is set to be released worldwide in November and will fit in Apple and Android devices.