A Review of the Types of Mobile Charging Devices Available

Cell phones and related devices like laptops and iPads use a battery to run. The battery is the life of the device without it, they are useless. There are several types of battery chargers that have use in different situations. There are standard plugin chargers, fast, solar powered, car and hand cranked among others. This article reviews some of the types of cell phone chargers available and the good and bad aspects of them.

Standard Plugin Electric

These are the standard chargers. Most cell phones and laptops come with this type of charger. They are very hardy and charge fairly quickly. The more portable the device the more chances the charger will get lost. As a result, chargers are one of the most popular of all consumer products because they are lost often especially cell phone chargers. This type of charger works simply by connecting the charger to an electric source and the device ie. cell phone or laptop to the charger. Some chargers have several ports for charging several phones and/or laptops.

Car

A car charger is a phone charger that charges from the battery of a car. These types of chargers use a specialized plug that hooks into the cigarette lighter socket of the car. This can allow a phone to be charged while on the move, which makes it a great option for travelers. Traveling salesmen can benefit from this especially those who do presentations on the road. Charging your battery can ensure it will be available for PowerPoint presentations, video conferencing or other types of work on your phone that require a lot of energy. You can also use it if you are planning to record favorite scenes from a sporting event as well. In some cases, a back up battery is a great idea all together. A car charger is great backup if a wall charger fails or is lost.

Wireless

Wireless chargers are very interesting. They use inductive charging to charge everything from cars to phones. There is a charging station. The station will create the electromagnetic field the device will convert back to electric current and charge the battery. This is a very clean way to charge with less wear and tear on the parts of the phone. One drawback is it takes longer to charge than the direct plugin the wall type charger.

Fast or Rapid

A rapid or fast charger can give a dying battery much needed power in half the time of a regular charger, but may come with a risk. These chargers can charge much faster than a standard wall or travel charger. This is only if the phone will allow the fast charger to operate at full speed. Not all phones have the capacity to receive the amount of charge that fast chargers are capable of putting out. It is important to check your phone charger for the amps output. Also late model phone chargers have fairly fast charging times and a fast charger might not be necessary. Fast chargers get very hot. Though many incorporate a small fan for cooling purposes, cheaply made fast phone chargers can damage the battery if left plugged in for too long. Using fast chargers can reduce the overall battery life and make the battery unable to charge to full power.

Solar Powered

Some unusual phone chargers are available on the market for those who enjoy gadgetry or are looking to reduce waste. Solar phone chargers use small solar panels to capture the energy in sunlight and use it to restore the battery. These can be a very good choice for people on camping or hiking trips who will be away from standard power sources. A similar alternative is a hand-cranked charger, which uses manual power to provide a charge. These phone chargers may take serious arm work to provide a decent amount of charge, but have the benefit of not needing sunlight to charge in remote locations.

Hand Cranked

Hand cranked chargers are a great to have for several situations. For camping or outdoor trips, there is no telling if weather will be suitable for charging a battery with a solar charger. And you don’t know when your battery will need to be charged up again. It could be in the night. Another great reason for a hand cranked charger is you might be in the middle of a storm and not have any electricity to power or charge any device. In this case, a hand held is one of the best options for spare charger power. It might be laborious to crank power to your phone but you will be able to use it.

Conclusion

There are several types of chargers to choose from. All the chargers will be more or less beneficial depending on the user. A TV cameraman who is on the road often will benefit from a car type charger or a traveling salesman. A student may need the standard plugin charger. Those whose work involve being outdoors like a guide might benefit from solar type chargers. Chargers that use a hand crank are good backup for emergencies especially if no land line is available. The choice of charger is as individual as the lifestyles the user has.

Nokia 3250 Music Phone Quick Review

You could say it´s a budget version of the N91 and aimed for the mass markets. Nokia 3250 will not keep Santa busy as the phone is shipping next year in the first quarter 2006. Estimated retail price is 350 Euros.

Key features:

– Supports MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC and eAAC+ music files

– 3.5mm connector for headphones

– 262K color TFT display (resolution of 176 x 220 pixels)

– Stereo FM radio

– Bluetooth

– USB 2.0

– Triband

– Talktime up to 3 hours, music listening up to 10 hours

Comments and Conclusion

The Nokia 3250 is an good alternative if you plan to buy a music phone. In terms oif technical specs and features it seems to be somewhat better than the Motorola Rokr iTunes phone. The Motorola Rokr has USB 1.1 (can take up to 40 mins. to transfer 100 songs), 512MB TransFlash memory, and the iTunes software is limited to store 100 songs. The Nokia 3250 uses the Nokia Audio Manager software to transfer music files from PC to phone. This is a clear disadvantage compared to Motorola that synch with iTunes.

P.S.

Nokia has traditionally been using the MMC format for storage, but this phone relies entirely on microSD (TransFlash) cards. The microSD card is based on TransFlash(TM), which was developed by SanDisk in cooperation with Motorola and is the world’s smallest flash RAM memory card format.

Lumia 950xl Review!

Build and design

Windows phones were never famous for their design, why? Because they design their phones like any other smart phone, nothing to it. No one would ask you “hey, which phone is this? ” just by looking at it, it’s mind numbing. However it has that gorgeous quad HD display which would blow anyone away, it’s crystal clear, with the resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and possess a pixel density of 518 though it can look a bit washed out. I still think the effectiveness of a gorgeous looking phone is when its appealing to the eye or feels premium in the hands, Lumia 950XL checks none of this.

Windows mobile

It is no secret that lately Microsoft has been firing all the bullets in their guns. They are ready to set an unpredictable future in which there are no guarantees of success. This leads to the idea of Windows mobile and continuum. Windows mobile is a refined OS that is ready to use but really it’s not. The edge experience can be described as “A paucity of quality browsing “neither the design is outstanding nor the performance.

Cortana is not even 10% accurate as it used to be on Windows Phone 8.1 Windows mobile has also transpired into a service which leads us to no clear release date. The design of the overall UI has been overhauled, its sleek, beautiful and intuitive, no questions there! The most exciting part of Windows ecosystem are the universal apps, apps that would work across all Microsoft devices, but even with the idea of universal apps floating the app gap is still there and its frightening for Microsoft. Continuum is the king feature Microsoft is bringing to the table, let me be judgmental of that, It’s a gimmick!If Microsoft wanted to develop a synced experience throughout their devices then I would call this feature a gimmick as there are already universal apps that does the same job, a rational person would open his laptop to check his email in order to get a clearer view and the dock is itself costs $99. Microsoft has pushed the limits by innovation, in which they preferred a fingerprint sensor over a feature called Windows hello, the camera scans your eyes and identifies you, uncomfortable and lazy!It’s still early days to comment on the future of Windows mobile but we will know in the near future how practical are these features in real time usage, right now it’s an unpolished or an unfinished experience that needs continuous overhauling.

Performance and camera

The Lumia 950 xl is packing a prodigious camera, that is set to take great shots. It has a 20 megapixel camera with OIS and triple led flash that would assist the photo quality in low light, and would capture a stabilized video with support for 4K. We all know that Lumia is known for its great camera’s and it’s no different this time. The Lumia 950xl is also rocking the snapdragon 810 chip and an Adreno 430 GPU which means that there should be no trouble in opening of apps, multitasking and other user activities, but again Windows 10 is still young and not full optimized which can end up even disappointing in this area, but updates never stops which means revamping of the software will continue to provide the user a well-constructed experience.

Final verdict

“The phoenix must burn to emerge.”

Windows mobile is the by-product of Windows 10 and the reality of universal apps. The Lumia 950xl is an amazing phone to have, the hardware is there to soak up any kind of pressure, the camera is outstanding but time has come where the developers needs to step up to create a difference in the Windows phone community. I still think the app gap problem is the biggest hurdle in the Windows phones success throughout the years. Developers need to get motivated as now is the perfect time to change the whole dynamics of Windows mobile with the idea of universal apps coming true.