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Power me up!

11 Feb

Resurgence by OtterboxThe big downfall of an iPhone, and basically every smart phones, is the battery life. It’s built to last … But it’s never enough …
We use our phone for everything nowadays, from GPS direction in the car or while walking, to listen to our favorite music, to play or work on presentations … Basically this thing we have in our hands almost 24/7 is meant to be hungry for energy.

I have an external battery that works perfectly to power me through the day and even more (the Sherpa50 by GoalZero) but sometimes I can’t carry it with me because it’s big and I’m wearing my girlie outfit that matches my girlie purse … I have to dress up

I found the case that allies military standard protection of the phone and also a rechargeable battery (2000 mAh): the brand new Resurgence cover made by Otterbox!

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Otterbox is well known in the protection field of our beloved phones and now enters the world of extra power!

The brand Mophie was the first to capture this market and already offers 3 battery cases for iPhone 5/5s.
. The juice pack helium 1500mAh protective case (up to 80% extra battery life) for $79,95
. The juice pack air 1700mAh (up to 100% extra battery life) for $99,95
. And the juice pack plus 2100mAh (up to 120% extra battery life) for $119,95.
Power is cool, but not at the price of putting my phone at danger when it falls (because it happens).

The Otterbox Resurgence is supposed to solve 2 problems with one case: a high level of protection and extra power at the same time ($99,95).

Resurgence by OtterboxThe Resurgence case is not just a case, it’s a military grade two-piece protection that will protect your phone from heavy falls with a 2000mAh extra battery.

The 4 LEDs on the front of the case show the power status by 25% increments.
The Resurgence comes in 4 colours: black, glacier, teal shimmer and satin rose. I went for the teal shimmer.

ChaseIT because
. It’s a real relieve to have an extra battery when you need juice and don’t want to carry a charger or an extra battery.
. I love it because the Resurgence brings top protection against unexpected fall of the phone …
. And also because for once you can choose colours and not just black

Resurgence by OtterboxThe only downside is the fact that the cable is not the same as the iPhone so now I need to carry 2 cables with me … And that’s a pain. Maybe I’m too picky … But I forgot it home again this morning …

For our info, the iPhone 5 comes with a rechargeable battery of 1440mAh.

Do 2 things simultaneously!

25 Aug
Pocket size extra batt & cable

Pocket size extra batt & cable

Remember when your teacher told you to focus and do only one thing at a time?
The guys from Native Union didn’t listen and developed a really smart gadget called the JUMP cable.
The JUMP cable is a 2 in 1 device:
1. It’s a USB charging cable for your iPhone
2. It’s an extra battery for your iPhone that will charge itself while using the cable to charge your phone. When off the plug, it will give you an extra 30% boost.

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The 3 little lights on the USB face will blink while charging. When the 3 lights are steady, the extra boost will be ready to deliver the 30% extra boost (one light means 33% batt charged, 2 lights 66%). Full charging time for the extra batt is about 1,5 hours.

The best of it is that it’s very compact (5x5cm) and lightweight (40gr) enough to fit in your coin pocket!

When done charging, just put the cords and plugs back in their spot and tuck it in your pocket.

Jump cable by Native UnionThe price is not that lightweight though with a $49,99 tag.

But I f you do the math, one iPhone cable $19 + one extra battery (small boost) $29,99 it’s an OK price. Worth trying!

PS: I would have like the possibility to hook it as a keyring, but that’s ok.
And a little notch to pull the plugs easily.

More infos
. Visit Native Union official website
. Follow @native_union
. Instagram nativeunion

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