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I debated for almost a year about whether or not I wanted to purchase an external battery. Whether you are in a coffee house, a conference room, or an airport, the number of electrical plugs available are always less than the demands of the people in the room. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to stop working to save battery life on my MacBook Pro, iPhone, or iPad because battery life was getting dangerously low.
Then, I had one of those experiences that pushes you over the edge. I was done battling, jockeying, and competing for a limited number of outlets. I was ready to buy HyperMac (currently being rebranded as HyperJuice). Of all the options available, this one is the most expensive but has the best reputation and the most versatility. I based my decision on these three factors:
- I needed it to power my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro. I found a lot of devices that would power the iPhone and even the iPhone and iPad. But not all three.
- I needed it to be easy to carry. In other words, I don’t need a brick to put in my bag to add exceptionally more weight and bulk to my bag.
- I wanted it to have a seriously long battery life so I could finally be free from the outlet.
HyperMac isn’t cheap, but it’s worth every penny. You won’t be disappointed!
How do you deal with battery life issues on your phone, tablet, and/or laptop?
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