When you’re at home or in the office, and your smartphone is connected to Wifi … the battery lasts all day, right? But when you’re out in the wild, it seems that your battery runs out so much faster.
Greg Bensinger at the WSJ recently wrote about this problem and pointed out that often it’s the 4G that is to blame. Not only do we have the tendency to use maps, text messaging, mobile searching, etc. while we’re away from a desktop or laptop computer, but our phones have to work much harder to stay connected to the precious 4G signal.
In our always-connected world, running out of battery is a pain. More airports provide USB charging stations in terminals, and many airlines now have USB power at your seat, so that can be helpful to some road warriors. But for many of us, a power bank, bigger battery, car adapters, and USB cables are the best solution to keep connected while on the road.