My battery is dead… again!

Posted on December 13, 2013

“Hi there!  I can’t talk to you very long, because my phone battery is almost dead.  I will call you back when I can”.

 Does this sound familiar?  Are you counting your battery bars before making a call?  Is this what you really want from your cellphone?  Being controlled by the battery life?  Even worse, new smartphones have built-in batteries that can’t be replaced.

 Well, there are solutions for this problem.  Because most cellphones today are smartphones, the batteries are highly solicited, which will directly affect the life cycle.  This is the why we are beginning to see power banks appearing on the market. 

To the digital equipment world, power banks are just an extension of the battery industry.  We expect a lot from our devices and need to have them going for as long as we can.  Power bank manufacturers have found ways of repackaging them in a variety of shapes and colors, as well as their capacity to recharge.  Here in North America, power banks are starting to appear in retail.

 At Mobiessentials.com, we’ve made a selection of what we believe to be the best alternatives for individuals who want to recharge their devices on the go.

 Power Banks or Power Cases

Creativity in this industry has no limits.  A power bank’s main benefit is to recharge electronic devices that have rechargeable batteries.  There are various possibilities on the market, ranging from 2000 mAh to as high as 20,000 mAh.  mAh stands for milliamperes/hour. It is the capacity of the cell, or battery, and is the product of current and time, usually quoted at the ten hour rate. For instance: a 1500 mAh battery can deliver 1500 mA (1.5A) for 10 hours, or approximately, pro-rata.  You will sometimes find on a car charger, printed information that reads 1.0A or 2.0A.  The higher the number, the faster it will recharge.  To make it simple, the rule is that a regular, fully charged cell phone battery is about 2000 mAh.  So, if you buy a power bank that delivers 2100 mAh, you are good for one full charge.

Nowadays, more people are travelling with smartphones and tablets and the odds of both devices going out on you before you get to your destination, are high.  So again, the industry has reacted to this problem by giving us power banks with greater capacity and dual charging USB ports (a smartphone is usually 1.0A and a tablet 1.5A or 2.0A).  Keep in mind that if you own an electronic tablet and are considering purchasing a power bank soon, make sure you buy one that will provide you with enough energy to fully charge both devices.  My personal advice to you, is to actually pick one that has a bit more than both devices put together mAh.

If you are only looking at recharging your smartphone, you might want to consider a power case.  This solution is in fact a rechargeable battery, within a case, that provides your smartphone with two benefits; energy and protection.  But, don’t expect power cases that contain more the two charges.  Power cases are new to the market and are made to fit different types of smartphones (iPhones, Android, Blackberry).  Have a look at our selection and see if this is what you are looking for.

So, no more excuses!  A power bank is your solution.  Otherwise, why own a cellphone if you can’t use it when you want and need it most?