Best Charging Stations

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 are expected to have many improvements over their predecessors. However, there will still be some issues with battery life. If you’re planning on purchasing one of these new iPhones or Apple Watches, then it would be wise to take advantage of all the features they offer before deciding which model(s) to purchase.

The good news is that Apple has already released several accessories that will extend your phone’s battery life. These include cases, chargers, and even wall adapters.

But what if you don’t want to spend money on any of those? What if you just need a simple solution to extend your phone’s battery life?

Well, here at Lifehacker, we’ve got exactly what you’re looking for: the best portable charger for your iPhone or iPad.


How Does It Work?

We tested three different models of the iCharger Pro, and while each one does its job well enough, none of them are perfect. That’s why we recommend buying a case for your iPhone (or iPad) when using this charger. You’ll get better results from the iCharger Pro because it comes with a protective cover that protects your device from scratches and other damage. If you don’t use the case, your phone will get hotter than usual. It’s also more likely to suddenly shut off if it detects an overload of heat, which is common when charging devices.

The iCharger Pro works just like any other portable battery charger on the market. You charge it up with the included USB cord, then connect your device’s charging cable to charge your phone or tablet. While it has enough juice to charge up your phone more than once, you’ll definitely notice a slow down after the second time.

This isn’t really surprising, however, since most of these chargers only provide one full charge before needing to be charged themselves.

While this isn’t a big deal, it can become cumbersome if you’re somewhere without access to a power outlet or computer for extended periods of time.

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Optimal Planning of Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station Networks by HS Hayajneh, MNB Salim, S Bashetty… – 2019 IEEE Green …, 2019 –