Preparing your Smartphone or Tablet for a Hurricane

We live in New Jersey.  That means we get to worry about hurricanes in the fall and blizzards in the winter.  Losing power is no fun.  Especially when you are looking at days or potentially weeks without any electricity.  I never though weeks without power was a possibility until having lived through Super Storm Sandy.  I was lucky and never lost power but close relatives weren’t so lucky.  They were out from a few days to two weeks.  Amazingly, they all wanted to stay in their house even without power, which also meant no heat.  Most heat is provided via natural … Read more…

Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 External Battery Product Review

The Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 External Battery holds a series of lithium batteries to deliver up to 13000mAh of power to your devices.  Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of the external battery pack product, regardless of brand.  I now own four different brands of external batteries and this is the one that I like the best.  The battery measures 5.9 x 2.5 x .9 inches and weighs about one pound.  My battery is black but it comes in a variety of colors. To use these batteries, you get a micro USB cable that will plug into the battery … Read more…