Keep Your Gadgets Going For Longer
New cell phones, portable media players and DV cameras can sure make life fun and interesting. They offer us lots of functions, make our lives richer and easier in a number of ways…. that is if they would just stay charged. It seems like the only thing we can complain about with these days is the battery life of our new toys. The first question you often end up asking after pulling the gadget out of the packet is…
“Where does that manufacturer get off saying my battery can last up to 3 hours!?!?!”If you are lucky it seems more like three minutes and if you’re unlucky three minutes would be a wonderful eternity. Thankfully there are four proven steps to lift your battery’s performance.
1) Don’t assume the battery on an item will be fully charged.While it is possible that your new unlocked phone may have been shipped to you immediately after it came off the production line, it is more likely that it has been sitting in storage for a few months before landing in your hands. So when you first get your product the battery is not at 100% capacity, it is actually at a number much lower.
2) Go through three full discharge and charging cycles when you first get your product.This is possibly the biggest thing you can do to improve battery life, even if the importance of going through the cycles is less than before.
Completely running down the battery of this watch phone and fully recharging it three times can extend the life of the battery on this gadget.
Doing three full recharge cycles when first taking ownership of your new gadget will add 20% more life to the gadget’s battery
3) Avoid extreme heat or cold.Temperature extremes can greatly affect the long term viability of your battery and makes it harder for your product to function properly.
4) Use your electronic device at least once a month.
If you let it sit in a drawer too long without using it, you will affect the battery and hurt its ability to hold a charge.So next time you get your new gadget in the mail follow these four simple tips and you and your gadget will have a full and happy life together, without illness or premature decharging.