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All posts tagged "battery"


Monday, July 25, 2011

Get Extra Device Power with the Tekkeon myPower MP3750 External Battery

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:30 AM

Please click on the video title above to watch it on YouTube in 1080p full screen video.

Who doesn't' want more battery life from their mobile device? I think we all do. I've been on a personal quest for years to find the best multipurpose external battery that I could find. I've looked at a few of them of the years (such as this one, and this one), but every one I've looked at has had limited functionality in some way. Usually it's that it's not compatible with whatever new laptop I'm using. The Tekkeon myPower MP3750, which sells for $119 in the Digital Home Thoughts Amazon.com store, is versatile battery in that it not only serves as a power source for a laptop, but with the USB port it can power a variety of devices. I was eager to take a look at it, and for the most part have been quite impressed with it. Read more...


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bigger Batteries = Bigger Phones

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Android News" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5YI...I&feature=feedu

If you're looking to boost the battery life on your Android phone, the video above covers off some of the Mugen Power batteries for the Nesus S, DROID, Optimus 2X, and even the MiFi WiFi hotspot. Personally, while I'm in loud support of better battery life on my phone, I'm not willing to put up with the bulk that solutions like this bring with it. Where do you sit? How much size are you willing to sacrifice to get better battery life?


Friday, May 20, 2011

Connection Checker Saves You Battery Power By Automatically Checking Your Connections

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 09:30 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5802885/conne...battery-savings

"Android: Try as we might, you can never avoid finicky Wi-Fi and low-signal areas. Connection checker will save your phone's battery (and a little bit of your sanity) by disconnecting crappy connections automatically."

Why doesn't this app come standard with all phones? You would think a built in connection tester would be a standard feature for a mobile phone that could potentially move through different areas with spotty data connections. Maybe phone developers neglect to include such feature because having your phone search for networks uses up the battery causing you to charge it more often and eventually replace the battery when it dies. Maybe it's their ploy to get you to buy a new battery faster which gives them your hard-earned money. Well, not anymore!

Install Connection Checker and it will automatically check for wi-fi and data connections then disconnect you if you have no signal saving you battery power (and hopefully your battery from frequent recharging). Plus, it will save you from having a drained battery if you forgot to disconnect your data connection before visiting friends in the boonies with no cell service (Yes, there are still areas without cell service. Trust me, I know!). The app is free or you can download a pro version for $1.74. Not too bad for something that should come with your phone anyways!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Battery Leaking After Installing A Custom Rom? Here's How To Fix It.

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile...-android-device

"On several Android forums around the web, Android users have been regularly reporting rapidly draining batteries after flashing custom ROMs (such as Cyanogenmod 7) to their devices. In what follows, we will provide you with a step-by-step solution to said problem."

I've not run across this myself but I don't flash devices very often. If you have flashed your device or frequently flash your device and are having a few battery live woes perhaps this quick little fix will get you up and running again. You pretty much charge your device, reboot into recovery mode and use ClockworkMod Recovery to wipe the stored battery statistics file. Any of you flashers (rom flashers... geez, people) out there having serious battery drain issues?


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