It seems like I’m going through my iPhone battery a lot faster than usual as of late, and I’m not sure why. I’m not doing anything out of the ordinary, and it seems like whenever I need to charge my phone I’m not in a convenient place to do it, or I’ve forgotten my charger at home. I’m sure many reading this can relate to my situation with their own smartphone battery dilemmas, and while smartphones have continually advanced over the years, the method that powers them hasn’t really advanced all that much. That’s right, I’m talking about charging them. You plug a tiny cord into the phone’s charging port and make sure it’s plugged into a power source – that’s all there is to it. As I said earlier, though, it doesn’t work when you leave the cord at home. So why not make it easier? Why not combine a charger with something you use every day at work, like, a pen? (I realize pens might become a minority in the workplace with most things going digital, but for now, many people still use the old-fashioned writing utensil). That’s exactly what the Power Pen tries to do – it will write whatever you need it to, and it will also give some much-needed juice to your dying smartphone. (Or tablet, etc.) Oh, I forgot to mention – it’s also a stylus, as well.
I should probably add that it won’t completely charge your phone – but it’ll get it a third of the way there. It works with Apple as well as Android devices, and you can preorder it from Firebox for $39.99.
What do you think? I’d definitely give the Power Pen a go. Let us know your own thoughts in the comments section below! (If you forget your charger and your Power Pen, though, you might be out of luck).
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