I have chargers to plug into the wall, car chargers, and portable chargers. My chargers have become a part of “What I Can’t Leave The House Without” ever! I’ll turn around and go back home to get them but I won’t turn around to get my lunch.
Samsung Galaxy S5 has a new commercial that says, “Don’t be a wall hugger!” You have people on the floor surrounding an outlet. My recent trip to Nashville, TN I actually witnessed people looking for outlets and standing by soda machines, behind trash cans, and in the bathroom! There were charging stations but not enough! On my next as we were descending there was a young guy sitting next to me and he asked me if I was was using a portable charger. I said yes and then he asked if he could use it because his phone had gone dead and he needed to let the people picking him up know that he had made it. I had already used one of my chargers and let him use the back-up I had. He didn’t really get a good charge but had enough to make a couple of calls. I took that time to share with him that purchasing a portable charger was worth the money. You could charge your phone and it could be in your pocket or for the ladies – in your pocketbook.
I never have to run around looking for power and huddling up with strangers by an outlet. To my surprise there are still many people that do not know about their existence. I guess Samsung is capitalizing on this by coming out with a phone that says it has a battery that will last long. That’s great, but for someone like me, the portable charger is the way to go.
What type of charger should one purchase? I have two, one that I purchased at the Verizon store and one that I received as a gift from Discovery Education Summer Institute 2014. The Verizon charger is a “Monster” and only cost $39.99 plus sales tax. It’s as big as a credit card and fits into my wallet. I purchased them for my children and my son said that was the best gift he ever received. He said everyone takes their phones to the back office and then constantly go back to check on them while he has his in his pocket and never has to worry. We get between 92% and 95% charge but I think it’s because I don’t really recharge it all the way.
My second charger does the same and it’s a “Power Bank” and this one is sold in bulk and can be personalized. I actually had one of the school’s in my school division purchase it for the employees last Christmas!
Best Buy sells the Mophie, Kiwi, myCharger, Concept Green, and many more on their website. Prices range from $25 -$70.
When I am out shopping and then end my day with a nice dinner – this is when I really enjoy having a portable charger because I just dig into my pocketbook and start charging my phone. I get to relax and have dinner without asking for a table near an outlet and watching to make sure the waiter or waitress doesn’t step on it!
The next time you go shopping – think about if you are a wall hugger and if you are – purchase a portable charger!
This is Gina Powell and I am a DEN STAR!