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External Batteries Can Extend Your Smartphone Or Tablet

Anker 2nd Gen Astro3

Anker Astro3

Running out of power on your smartphone or tablet can be a major problem at times. Maybe you are traveling on a plane, in a place where you don’t have access to a charger or just at home but need to use the device without being attached to a power outlet. There is a large market right now for external batteries that can help charge up your phone or tablet while on the go. All of them are basically just a rechargeable battery pack that feature USB ports for providing power to devices but they can vary greatly in price, features and compatibility. Let’s examine some of the thing to consider when you are looking for an external battery to use with your smartphone or tablet. Continue reading

Is the Tesla Powerwall Really Revolutionary?

Tesla PowerallTelsa has made a name for itself with its electrics roadster and sedan vehicles. The cars may be incredible for their range based solely on electric power but the market for them is still quite small because of their high cost. In a bid to diversify its market, the company recently announced that it will begin selling batteries for the home. This offers great potential for those that want a green home that runs on solar energy but is it something you should expect to see in your home in the near future? Continue reading

Anker Astro3 Battery Pack Provides Extra Power For Tablets and Phones

Anker Gen2 Astro3 12,000mAh Battery

Anker Gen2 Astro3 12,000mAh Battery

Previously I talked about using external batteries as a way to keep your smartphone and tablet devices charged even when you do not have the ability to plug it into the wall. Recently, I purchased an Anker 2nd Generation Astro3 12,000mAh battery to use with my iPad Mini Retina tablet and an iPhone device to see just how well it can work for extending your running time. The device overall has very strong reviews at Amazon, which happen to be the same reviews that are posted to Anker’s site. Is this a solid enough choice for those looking to use it with a tablet and possibly a cell phone? Continue reading