How to extend your gadgets’ battery life


Restricted battery life curses almost all of our portable gadgets including smartphones, laptop computers, and sometimes, tablets. The more we use all devices for either work or play, the more demand it places on its battery. But don’t fret. There are still things you can do to help get more from your gadgets while you’re active or busy.

A few small tricks and tips to help extend battery life that could make a huge difference and a few suggested accessories too:

  • Dim the screen of your devices to at least half to help preserve battery life. You’ll get used to a reduced the brightness in your screen in no time. Also, setting your screen to turn off after a minute or so of inactivity will help give your battery longer life.
  • Lessen or disable push announcements. On smartphones these notifications include incoming electronic mail, updates on games, or live sports scores. This can drain your gadget’s battery life, not to mention your data.
  • Use the power-saving mode. When this is enabled in your device’s settings, this can often turn the screen to black and white, dims the screen, and turns off unimportant wireless features.
  • Turning off a few wireless features on your devices (GPS, Bluetooth, wifi) unless you need them because these can also eat up your gadget’s battery life. Or, you can also turn off all radios and vibrations when you don’t have to use them yet.


Here are a few selected portable accessories for the always active and busy user. Each product retails for $99.00.

  • Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless Pro – a handy 3-in-1 accessory, this handy 6700mAh battery can charge a smartphone up to 2 or 3 times depending on the model
  • Mophie Powerstation XXL – ideal for the heavy users, this is a 20,000mAh compact charger, which could charge up an iPhone 7 roughly 10 times more or almost 7 times on a Samsung Galaxy S7. As a matter of fact, it is possible to charge up to three mobile devices, smart watches, Kindles/Nooks, tablets or wireless headphones all at the same time with up to 2.1-amp output per gadget