Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Portable Power for Travel!

Well, today our family left on an extended road trip. We will be gone for close to 3 weeks, and I will be including some really fun reviews and pictures from our trip, so be sure to keep an eye out! When preparing for the trip this past week, one of the biggest questions was "How do we keep our electronics charged?". When we're at a hotel for a few days it's no problem, but on the days that are mainly driving to our next destination...you get the idea. For example, today we left the house at 5:00 in the morning, and just pulled into a hotel. No chance to charge the phones, iPad, tablets, or other gadgets. Some of these devices will last an entire day, but others not so much. When all the kids enjoy playing games or reading books on the iPad, the battery runs out really fast! That's why it's important to make sure you have a portable charger of some sort for any device that gets drained fast, or receives a lot of use.

I am beginning to think we should have purchased a couple different portable chargers, or add-on battery packs for some of our devices. As I mentioned, the iPad especially gets a lot of use, because everyone wants to read an e-book, or play Mad-Libs, Chess or one of their favorites, the Snoopy/Peanuts Village. After passing it between 2 or 3 of the children for a couple hours, the battery is pretty close to dead. Not to mention that when we stop for lunch or a restroom break, I like to check emails if they have WiFi. Our phones usually last pretty good, unless if somebody starts texting a friend, or if a certain few people call, who usually end up in a lengthy conversation! 

As you can see, portable chargers or portable power options are pretty close to being a necessity for our family when we're on a trip. What about you? Do you have a portable charger for your devices? Do you need one (or more) portable chargers and/or extra battery packs for any specific electronic? Share your thoughts!

This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.

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