I’ve been spending weeks trying to think of ways to expand the battery life on my iPhone ahead of things like Lattitude. Fun though stumbling around a muddy field on your own is, after drifting away to see an obscure band (or guilty pleasure) while your friends see something much better and/or credible, it’s nice to meet up with them afterwards. Or to tweet that you’ve just bumped into Keith Allen again.
Fabulous though the iPhone is, the battery life *really* sucks. I’m lucky if I get 36 hours out of it.
OK, it’s not *ALL* I’ve been doing for weeks, but it’s been making me think, all the same.
It turns out there are plenty of options out there, from the amusingly monikered (and faintly rude-looking) PowerMonkey,
which claims it can boost iPod life by 40 hours for about £35
While the solar charger is only a tenner, it does have some distinctly lukewarm reviews.
After all of this, it finally hit me. How to stay connected to the world, keep my phone protected from rain/mud/grubby-handed oiks* and get up to a WEEKS battery life.
Buy a second phone. It’s so simple. Hark back to a time where I was surprised if my phone didn’t last a week, and all it had to power was a grubby little 16 colour LCD screen.
So I reckon I’ll bag myself something like this little Samsung number. Hell, I might even get two.
*there are no grubby handed oiks at latitude really. It’s actually quite a posh festival.