Advances in technology such as 4G, video streaming, social networking, high definition digital pictures/video and morphing the features of smartphones, tablets and laptops in “all in one” devices has offered so many new ways to create, share and consume media. The biggest challenge created by all of these new feature-packed devices are keeping them charged. For my action packed week at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), I thought I came prepared with different mobile chargers for my smartphone and laptop – but nothing prevented the dreaded (what I call) the black screen of “your device is out of power, and will be shutting down” (nooo…)
As one of the Founding Members of the Friends of Ricki (Lake), I had the fun opportunity to ask her questions about her favorite tech devices. On the same topic that happens to be my daily challenge, Ricki Lake shared with me a tech accessory that keeps her phone charged:
The device Ricki Lake discussed in her video is one of the cases made by Mophie that also charges the battery. This all-in-one device does not take away from your battery life – it actually charges it. What a great recommendation!
My journey at CES did not include a Mophie case only because the cases are not yet made for Android phones. Mophie does make a portable Powerstation that can be used with smartphones or tablets that I had on my list to try. But it was not until I arrived at the CES Mophie booth that I saw a demo of what I hope will be the answer to my battery-charging challenge: Mophie Powerstation PRO.
The Mophie Powerstation PRO has an expected release date of March 2012 for $130 on Mophie.com and will work with many USB-enabled devices including smartphones, iPads and other tablets. The 6000 mAh battery capacity (the Mophie Powerstation has only 4000mAh), impact-resistant exterior combined with up to 2.1amp, high-output charging would of kept me going throughout the long days of CES. I look forward to giving the Mophie Powerstation PRO a test run when it comes out, with the hopes that someday my device’s batteries will actually last throughout the day.
What are your favorite ways to charge your devices?