It’s all too common of a happening – you need to make a call, but your phone battery died 10 minutes ago.Between browsing the web, taking pictures and video, and playing games, you very likely need something to help make your phone’s battery last a few more hours.
Luckily for consumers, many companies have stepped up to the plate with battery life solutions.
The Kensington Pocket Battery Pack provides you with everything you need to charge your Blackberry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, or LG smartphone. Expect to talk an additional 3.5 hours by using either mini or micro USB charging cables. A USB charging tip is built right in as well, so there are no loose parts to lose.
Price: $21.79 on Amazon
The Kensington Rechargeable Pocket Booster connects to your phone (or any other device) with a cable you buy separately and powers it off of AAA batteries. When those batteries are dead, plug the device into a USB port to recharge them.
Price: $14.99 on Amazon
If you want to try solar, the ReVIVE Series Solar Charger can recharge your iPhone, Blackberry, Droid, and even your Kindle. Be warned that portable solar chargers are hardly perfect. A 60-minute charge will give you enough battery to talk for three hours.
Price: $19.99 on Amazon