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How do you stay ‘live’ with your mobile across the day? Batteries and all.

After last week’s podcast featuring Dan Lane of Howler Tech, we got on to the subject of power. Dan carries, if I’m remembering correctly, multiple laptop batteries wherever he goes. Wherever.

So if he goes out, he’s got bucketloads of juice.

SMS Text News contributor, James Whatley, is never without 2-3 fully charged Nokia N95 8GB batteries. He has them in his pocket like you and I do with our wallets. It’s second nature to him. He also carries a stand-alone battery charger, too, so he doesn’t need to charge his batteries in the phone (giving him more phone-use time).

I’m wondering what other ‘stay live’ techniques people use when they’re out and about. I went and bought a load of (fake, it turns out) batteries for my E90 a little while ago to adopt James’ strategy. It would have worked well if the batteries were genuine and held a charge.

Have you got any smart techniques we should all be adopting?

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

11 replies on “How do you stay ‘live’ with your mobile across the day? Batteries and all.”

Power Monkey – charges just about everything, can top my phone up 3/4 times & it's quick to recharge from the mains or USB. Means you don't have to carry loads of chargers around too.

Another vote here for the Proporta charger. A very neat piece of kit – so neat my wife keeps 'adopting' it when she's forgotten to charge her Nokia!!

I really like the Proporta that I have been using. I am also carrying a spare N95-1 battery that fits into my N95-4. Kind of ridiculous but I have started using Truphone as my business phone and the N95-4 battery only lasts a little over an hour on a 3G call.

USB2 socket on the device – I'm never far from a PC throughout the day.

Calling all phone makers: No USB socket on your phone? No purchase from me 🙂

USB2 socket on the device – I'm never far from a PC throughout the day.

Calling all phone makers: No USB socket on your phone? No purchase from me 🙂

USB2 socket on the device – I'm never far from a PC throughout the day.

Calling all phone makers: No USB socket on your phone? No purchase from me 🙂

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