Juice up your smartphone or tablet’s battery life

Busy business people owe it to themselves to look at the HyperJuice Plug

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May 3, 2013

Murray-HillSASKATOON, SK, May. 3, 2013/ Troy Media/ – I’ve been an iPhone user for years and like a lot of users who use their smartphones a lot, I usually either run the battery down every day or come very close to it. Ditto with my iPad, so I’ve been trying to find a single solution to keep both of the devices ticking right along so I never have a low battery problem.

I’ve been trying out one of the HyperJuice Plug batteries for a few weeks and I’ve decided that HyperJuice has misnamed the device – instead of the HyperJuice Plug it should be called the HyperJuice Lifesaver Plug. The HyperJuice Plug comes in two sizes, depending on a user’s needs – the small one is rated at 10,400mAh, and the larger one at 15,600mAh.

The HyperJuice Plug 10,400mAh battery retails for US$129.95, while the larger 15, 600mAh version retails for $159.95. Both are only available via the HyperJuice website.

For the sake of this article I’m only talking about iOS devices, because that’s what I use. Both HyperJuice Plugs will work with any USB device and works quite well to charge Android phones and tablets.

You might think that a battery to keep your iOS device charged is a luxury accessory, but I know one real estate agent who would beg to differ. Like many business people, this Realtor is a very heavy iPhone and iPad user. He uses his iPhone as his business contact, so the thing is constantly vibrating with calls, texts and E-mails. He uses a dongle on his iPad to gain access to properties with a real estate lockbox on them and to keep track of his calendar and all the properties listed as well as the documents necessary to make an doffer or receive an offer.

His phone and iPad are constantly running out of power and he carries the Apple adapter with him everywhere so he can charge in his car or wherever he is.

The HyperJuice Plug would get rid of all the worries and looking for plug-ins that he has to do. It is the perfect tool for someone like him and other heavy users.

The 10,400mAh HyperJuice Plug will extend the use of an iPad 2 by up to 15 hours and the newer iPads with Retinal Display up to nine hours. The iPhone can be recharged seven times with this device, and users can plug two iPads, or two iPhones or one of each into the HyperJuice Plug at the same time.

The 15,600mAh version will extend the iPad 2 by 23 hours, newer iPads by up to 13 hours and it’ll let users recharge their iPhone up to 11 times. The HyperJuice Plug features a total of 15W power that’s intelligently distributed to either of the two USB plugs on the device in order to deliver the maximum power to each device regardless of which port they’re plugged into. The built-in short circuit and temperature protection system ensures that your devices won’t be overcharged or damages. The aluminum housing comes in six colours for those who want to match their ensemble – pink, green, blue, silver, black and gold. Both have retractable wall plugs so users can recharge them simply by plugging them directly into a wall socket.

The 10,400mAh version of the HyperJuice Plug is 123mm H x 88mm W x 20mm D and weighs 360 grams, its larger 15,600mAh cousin is 155mmH x 88mm W x 20mm D and weighs 453.5 grams, Both are easily small enough to stick in a jacket pocket or briefcase.

This is a great device and one that I’ll be sure to take with me everywhere I go. It’s small, lightweight and is already part of the technology I pack in my backpack whenever I travel.

PROS: Fast recharge of your iOS devices or Android; small size; won’t overcharge devices; lightweight; never have your device go dead.

CONS: Only way to get one is via HyperJuice’s website – not a big deal!

TO SUM IT UP:  Busy business people owe it to themselves to look at the HyperJuice Plug – it can make your wireless experience a lot better and make you a much more productive worker. Salespeople especially would benefit from it. If your phone is crucial to your business then you should check this device out – it’s well worth the investment.

Troy Media columnist Murray Hill is lead tech writer at communicatto.com, a social media marketing agency. You can follow Murray on Twitter at @MurrayDHill. 

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