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What is the Best Charging Device?


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Have you ever been in a situation where someone started telling you how their device was so much better than yours? They have the “best there is,” you know. It’s exceedingly annoying to me to hear those words out of anyone’s mouth. Guess what? There IS NO “best device.” The best is simply defined as what works the best for you.

When was the last time you needed to do something with your device only to find out it was out of power? You can be spec’d to the max, but it doesn’t do much good if the machine refuses to turn on. Your portable devices need go-go juice. And when it comes to helping give your gadgets that sweet nectar, I’ve found what I feel is the best.

USB battery packs are necessary for almost all portable devices. Most devices, like iPhone and Android cell phones, can’t make it through a normal day without reconnecting to power. The i.Sound Portable Power Max is a USB battery pack designed to solve this power limitation. In addition to powering standard devices, the i.Sound Portable Power Max has the 5W charging power required to keep your iPad charged should you find the 10-hour iPad battery life to be too short for your needs. In fact, the i.Sound Portable Power Max Promises 30 additional hours of battery life for the Apple iPad, assuming you aren’t recharging any other devices at the same time.

There are a total of five powered USB ports, which allow you to charge up to five separate devices simultaneously. This little number can charge your iPhone, an iPad, the iPod touch, a Blackberry, a Droid – and – you get the picture. The little LED indicators will let you know how much charge is left on the battery. You can even pick your favorite color – if your favorite happens to be black or silver. What do you know… I prefer all of my devices and gadgets to be black or silver! This was definitely a match made in Heaven.

Yes, the size is a bit cumbersome. You likely won’t want to throw this into your pants pocket. However, it fits nicely in a laptop bag, briefcase or purse. Use it to charge all of your devices overnight or keep it handy during the daytime for those times when your phone just doesn’t have enough juice to get through your hard day.

Don’t let yourself get caught short. Keep some type of external battery or charging device with you at all times.

How to Charge Your iPhone


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I would have liked to go to an event, but I had to stay home and charge my iPhone. Thankfully, there’s a new charger on the block, from the people at Griffin – the PowerBlock Reserve. I know you remember them, and the exceptional deals that they’ve given us recently. The response was so great that they’ve extended the offer! If you use coupon code pirillogo you’ll save 25% on your order!

I unboxed the PowerBlock Reserve prior to starting this video, and have already been using it. It’s pretty small, and there are two parts to it. Simply flip down the adapter and plug it into an electrical socket… and it charges the battery for your iPod or iPhone. Presto! You have juice. The idea is that you can take this with you on the go.

My suggestion is to place this next to the door that you use when leaving your house. Then you’ll always remember to grab it and take it with you. This way, your phone won’t be dead in the water if you’re gone all day. We know how important it is to have a working and fully charged battery.

It’s interesting… it doesn’t actually “click” into the iPhone. It has a magnet that snaps it in place, and it works very well. There’s a USB port on the bottom that allows you to attach the iPhone or iPod to it. Actually – you can charge ANY USB device with this!

If you do not yet have an external battery on your iPhone or iPod, what are you waiting for? You’ll save 25% on this excellent little device – and it works perfectly!

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How to Charge Two iPods Simultaneously with a Dock


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I own only one iPod at this point. How many do you have? You may have two, or you may be with someone who also has one. To connect to charge them may be a bit of a challenge, since only one can go into the dock at a time – unless you get a Dual Dock.

You’ll get one compact charging station that can charge any two iPhones or iPods at once. It fits any of them, except for the iPod Shuffle. The blue LED trim ring lights up when you connect your iPhone or iPod. If the light bothers you, it can be switched off. Since I love things that glow, we all know I’ll be leaving it switched on.

I’m going to keep this located in the center of my house, instead of in my office. This way if anyone is over visiting, they can easily charge their devices – even if I’m already charging mine! It works very well, and it’s compact (therefore easy to travel with). What more could you ask for?

Heck, I can even charge my iPhone with the case still on. For me, that’s a huge plus – I no longer have to mess with removing the case to charge!

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