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Head-to-Head: 4 iPhone 5 Battery Cases Reviewed – Mophie, Belkin, MyCharge & XPAL Power

In Apple, Case, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Mobile, Opinion, Review, Video by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

Smartphones these days are big battery consumers. The larger the screen and the more active you are, the more you rely on having a big, hefty battery. There are many smartphones that allow you to simply swap out a used battery with a fully-charged one. The Apple iPhone, unfortunately, is not one where you can easily change a battery on the fly (although you can replace the battery). Luckily, there are now iPhone battery cases that provide protection and some extra juice to get you through the day. This review talks about 4 iPhone 5 battery cases by MyCharge, XPAL …

Extend Your iPhone 4/4S Power with the CasePower A4 Battery Case

In Apple, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Mobile, Opinion, Review by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I burn through batteries on my iPhones faster kids go through their Halloween candy. (Well, maybe not that fast but you get the point.) Just about every iPhone that I have owned, I have had to replace the battery in it (seem my iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4 posts on how to do this). But if you don’t want to have to crack open your iPhone to do battery replacement surgery, you can do a much easier thing – get a case that has a battery built in. This is not a new concept at all, in fact, I have …

35+ Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Preparing For, Attending & Returning From a Trade Show or Expo (Part 2)

In CES, Consumer Electronics, Event, Gadgets, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Opinion by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

This is the Second Part of a Two Part series that hopefully will help you plan out and strategize your next trip to a trade show. In the previous post, I discussed the Pre-Show Planning. It’s important to think about the show well before you get there. If you haven’t read Part One of this post, be sure to take a look at it. This portion of the article is mainly about what to do AT and AFTER attending a trade show. This part becomes increasingly more subjective as people have different expectations of a show as well as objectives …

35+ Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Preparing For, Attending & Returning From a Trade Show or Expo (Part 1)

In CES, Consumer Electronics, Event, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Opinion by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

I’ve been back from CES for a month now (and recently attended MacWorld) and have had time to cobble together a few blog posts about things that I saw at both shows as well as have a tiny bit of time to reflect back on my time there. My general experience at CES was that of being thoroughly overwhelmed, not only by the amount of technology that was being showcased, but also at being at a place and event that was quite new to me. Yes, this was my first CES (but not my first tradeshow) and only my second …

HighTechDad’s 2010 Gadget Roundup & Gift Guide

In Apple, Auto, Consumer Electronics, Family, General, Hardware, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Opinion, Review, Software, Sony by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

Better late than never I guess! Over the past year, I have tested out and reviewed a variety of gadgets and consumer electronic devices. Most of these were hand-picked for review purposes in that they are devices that, to me, looked really interesting and intriguing. Given that there are only a few days left for shopping, I realize that this post is a bit “last minute” (but so is my holiday shopping)! I have gone through all of my reviews from 2010 and picked out some of the items that I think should be included in my 2010 Gadget Roundup …

A Tradeshow or On-The-Go Savior – Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4 Battery Case

In Apple, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Mobile, Review by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

I am writing this review on day three of an expo. One of the biggest issues with going to any type of a trade show or traveling or simply being active on your iPhone is that of not having access to a power supply. As I write this, I’m sitting in the back of a darkened room, with my chair against the wall next to a wall plug (with a bunch of other people doing the same things). My blogger bag is also filled with power cables and external batteries for that “power emergency.” I have written about a variety …

13+ Ways to Extend your iPad’s Battery Life

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, Fix It, Gadgets, General, Hardware, HTD Tech Tip, iPad, iPhone, Mobile by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

I have now been the lucky owner of an iPad for a little over an week now, and each day I’m becoming yet more attached to it. But this article is not about my “love affair.” It’s more about keeping the love running as long as possible, namely getting the most out of the iPad’s battery, which isn’t too shabby on its own. Before I got my hands on the iPad, I was hearing all sorts of great things about how long the battery lasted. When I got mine all loaded up with much of the same apps and configurations …

Review: Double your iPhone’s Battery with the Mophie Juice Pack Air

In Apple, Cellular, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Review by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

I am a hard-core iPhone data user. My AT&T account shows that I have downloaded 5.4 GB and uploaded 1.1 GB worth of data since I received my first iPhone. I suck through batteries like there is no tomorrow, so much so that I actually had to return my first iPhone because the battery just wasn’t holding a charge because I had depleted it so frequently. This has always been an issue with me (I once purchased a fat extended battery for my HTC Wizard that looked incredibly ugly but helped my power addiction). Even with my new 1st generation …