29 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

6 Places You Don’t Want to Run Out of Smartphone Battery

Smartphones have become an essential part of our everyday lives. From waking us up in the morning to getting directions from Google Maps, we’ve become somewhat dependant on our smartphones to help us with everything – after all, “there’s an app for that!”

As such, a dead smartphone can have disastrous consequences. We’ve rounded up six of the worst places to run out of smartphone battery and of course, provided an Etón solution for you!

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1. When You’re Traveling

Taking a vacation from work and traveling to a new city or country can be exhilarating. You see the sights, eat in local restaurants, and buy souvenirs from your adventure. If, however, you were planning to use a smartphone to get you through the day, it’s likely you didn’t pack a map or tour guide book. If you can’t find a way to charge your phone, you could easily get lost in an unfamiliar place. If you didn’t pack a separate camera, you wouldn’t be able to take any pictures of your trip, either!

2. In the Morning  

Students need to get up in the morning for class, to take exams, or to go to work. Employees need to get up and ready for work in the morning. Some parents set their alarm clocks to make sure they can make breakfast and get their children ready for the day, to run errands, and to go to work themselves. The fact is that most people have a reason to set an alarm in the morning. Many of us have stopped setting traditional alarm clocks and have switched to using our smartphones to wake us up in the morning. If you do use your phone as an alarm clock and it dies, chances are you won’t wake up on time and will be late for whatever you have planned.

3. When You’re Driving

Having your cell phone die in the car is one of the worst places to lose battery power. If you don’t have a car charger, you won’t be able to open your map app, call a friend for directions, or call for help if you get stranded. Being lost and alone on the side of the road could mean missing important work meetings, travel arrangements, or classes. If you’re in a car accident without a charged cell phone, you would be unable to call for help, whether you need an ambulance, police office, or even your insurance information.

4. When You’re at Work

Many people use their smartphones to keep track of their email accounts and calendars while they are at work, traveling for work, or just running errands and need access to work-related matters. A dead smartphone disconnects users from work completely–and while that might sound kind of nice, it could have very disastrous consequences if there is an work emergency.

5. In Bad Weather

Sliding off the side of the road in the middle of a blizzard is scary. Being unable to call for help is disastrous. Car problems aside, even being at home in a severe thunderstorm, tornado, or blizzard can be dangerous. Having your smartphone–loaded with emergency preparedness apps–nearby can be very helpful, from searching for incoming weather to calling your loved ones to check on them. If your house was damaged or you were in danger or stranded, having a charged phone with you could save your home and maybe even your life.

6. In Case of an Emergency

There are always times when an unpredicted emergency demands our attention. Perhaps your house just got broken into, you saw someone get hit by a car, or you fell down the stairs and broke your leg. If you have your charged cell phone with you, you can easily call for help and be rescued. If your phone is dead, it’s up to someone else to notice the need for help and call the proper authorities.

In all of these situations, we depend on our smartphones to help us stay safe and get us through the day. Of course, a dead phone is no help. That’s where Etón’s backup battery pack comes in. With enough strength to charge your smartphone up to three times, the super-powerful BoostBloc 6600 can keep your phone at your side in case of any emergency.

What is the worst situation you’ve experienced because of a dead smartphone? Please share in the comments below!


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