When packing for a big trip, you may find yourself going over your internal – or actual, for you over-achievers – checklist.
Passport – check.
Swimming suit – check.
MP3 player – check.
Camera – check.
Cell phone – check.
Tablet/laptop – check.
When you start questioning what you may be forgetting, try to remember that you’ll need power and accessories for those electronic devices you hold so near and dear. In order to keep them up and running, and keep your vacation on track, take these travel tips along with you.
A cell/smart phone case is a great accessory to keep in your carry-on. Some cases add extra battery life to your phone and they ALL keep it safe from the occasional drop.
Many phones, like the iPhone, have cases available with built-in batteries, but they add a bit of size and weight to the device. Business users who travel a lot should buy extras like car adapters and traveler kits.
A typical smartphone features around five hours talk time on 3G and 150 hours of standby time. However, these figures drop significantly when you use media or surf the web. If your phone has a removable battery, you should buy a reserve battery and charger because a typical smartphone won’t carry you through the day on a single charge.
Make sure you don’t forget the charger! This will be our most important tip. Without it, the rest of our advice is useless. Bring a charger for every device that may need one – your cell/smart phone, laptop, tablet, MP3 player and camera. This only applies, however, if you don’t have several devices with identical charging ports, in that case, you don’t need to bring multiples. And if you want to charge while lying by the pool or beach, try a solar charger.
Sleep and Deep Sleep mode are very handy for electronic devices. Sleep mode is n energy-saving mode of operation in which all unnecessary components are shut down. Most battery-operated devices, such as notebook computers, support a sleep mode. When a notebook computer goes into sleep mode, it shuts down the display screen and disk drive. Once awake, the computer returns to its former operating status.
Deep Sleep is an app which “hibernates” your laptop instead of just putting it to sleep when you close the lid while it’s still powered on. It takes a little longer for your laptop to wake up from hibernation, but all of your apps and documents will be restored just as you left them, and your battery will be less drained.
Saving a battery’s charge can be as simple as changing some settings on your smart phone, tablet or laptop:
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