So, if you are an avid smartphone user or one that takes trips regularly, you probably have some sort of portable battery at the ready. There are two main choices to go for — a powerbank, which can get quite massive; or a battery case, which protects your phone while charging it and doesn't require you to remember that one extra item at all times — it's just connected to your smartphone.
So, which one of these do you use? Or are you yet to buy one?
Battery case or power bank?
Power bank team reporting!
Battery case squad here!
Pft, do you think me an amateur? I have both!
I don't have either
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what about... "my phone gets me through the day. So none of those" option?
posted on Jul 18, 2017, 9:17 AM 0
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Well, I'm a 'rider' (A fancier way of calling oneself "motorcyclist") and hence I've to think... SPARTAN...! Unlike car drivers, one can't carry all sort of junk (That means no empty beer cans, used tissue paper which may or may not contain 'nostril discharge', clean underwears, bits of junk foods here and there... Perhaps even a used condom lurking inside... Or perhaps, a corpse...) with oneself wherever one goes... And my smartphone (A Samsung Galaxy S6) doesn't possess remarkable battery life so... Instead of carrying a power bank or perhaps slapping a power case on it... I just pray to almighty God...! G'Day!
posted on Jul 18, 2017, 9:24 AM 0
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What a post!
posted on Jul 18, 2017, 9:34 AM 0
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Next article will be a poll about, do you use your mobile browser more, or your computer browser? After that, do you even own a computer or does a tablet/phone get you by? Do you use a vehicle charger? Do you prefer boxers or briefs or neither?
posted on Jul 18, 2017, 9:42 AM 0
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So, you don't have room for something the size of a wallet in your pockets, or a backpack? Maybe you could velcro one to the side of your helmet.
posted on Jul 18, 2017, 10:16 AM 1
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So someone doesn't truly "ride" if they carry more than a $50 in your pocket? Then the phone is out and the original point is null and void. And no, I don't "ride", by your definition. I go off-road on an ATV, and "ride" by my own definition. So I carry a pack with tools, a drink, and my phone in my pocket. If I'm not on it, my phone lasts all day, so I don't bother with a battery pack. If I needed it, I'm sure I could find space for one. I've never seen a bike without SOME storage, and I see lots of crotch-rocket guys wearing backpacks. As it relates to the article, and GreenMan's comment, you can find somewhere to put it.
posted on Jul 19, 2017, 11:02 AM 0
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For me it depends on the situation and the location. For a days hike in a small group I would take a battery case. For a longer trip and or a larger group I would want several people to take large power banks.
posted on Jul 18, 2017, 11:19 AM 0
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I dont have either but i really prefer the battery case, there are battery cases designed by baseus and USAMS for the iphone 7/7 plus that looks absolutely gorgeous and sleek with a reasonable capacity (and price).. unfortunately they don't produce such elegant cases for samsung phones
posted on Jul 18, 2017, 7:06 PM 0
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I have 2 powerbanks (1 from DIY with 18650 from old battery laptop, and xiaomi's powerbank that I get because it got massive discount and free shipping), but it's been really long since the last time I use them..
posted on Jul 18, 2017, 8:20 PM 0
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