Hey there, my name is Kelly, and I am a first time battery case user. Over the last week, my husband and I went on a road trip up to Northern California and I was rather surprised as to the circumstances which actually prompted me to thankfully use my battery case.
Now, let me first be honest with you. I am a PowerSkin employee… I do social media and marketing, BUT I have never used one of our cases before. Why? We didn’t have a case for my old phone. I got the new Galaxy S5 a few months ago and it wasn’t until I actually saw our new Galaxy S5 battery cases that I thought maybe I’d put it on my phone. It was pretty, that was the deciding factor, not the extra power.
So, as our road trip progressed, there were actually several instances where I unexpectedly, but thankfully, used my battery case. These circumstances were far from the typical, “do more emailing, more texting, etc.” These were real life, situations that I hadn’t even thought of needing more power for. Let’s see if you can relate or have any similar experience of your own!
Staying at hotels/ B&B- Believe it or not, a few of the places we stayed at during our adventure didn’t have an accessible plug near the bed for me to plug my phone into at night to charge. I will confess, I have a bit of anxiety when it comes to being separated from my main communication source and felt bothered about leaving it in another room to charge or somewhere out of arms reach. It needed to charge, so, I turned on my case and let that keep my phone powered during the night. I didn’t have to worry about the phone going dead before dawn and I knew I could charge the case again on the road or in the morning or something. I actually used this method several times.
GPS Using- We went on several day hikes into the wilderness… even a llama treck… and me being me, I wanted to know where we were all the time. Obviously, leaving my GPS on is imperative for map studying, but it lowers the battery. Turning my battery case on let me not worry about my battery. Battery extending case= no battery worry= more map studying= more hiking= happy wife.
Photo Taking- Let me tell you, if you ever get the chance to drive though Napa, do it! It’s simply beautiful there and I don’t even like wine! Anyways, beautiful scenery means many photos which of course must be posted on Facebook. Repeated photo taking actually eats up a lot of battery and as I constantly had my phone half way out the window snapping pics, simultaneous car charging wasn’t an option, either. Turn on battery case= battery drainage issue solved.
Simply forgetting to charge- Yes, I would forget to charge my phone. Not at night- I always charge every night (if there’s a plug near by), but during the day, even while sitting in the car, I’d forget. By the afternoon after lots of photo taking, GPS tracking, a little Facebook posting, and a few phone calls, the battery would be low….. around 35%. When it gets to that point and there are still hours left in the day, I start to squirm. So, to alleviate that, I’d turn on the case which would safely buy me a few more hours until I reached a power source.
So, my overall thoughts are…. I didn’t use the case all the time. Yes, it was on my phone all the time, but I really only turned it on when I needed it. But it really was a relief to have. You don’t really think about power until you need it and it was nice to have basically an extra built-in power source right there. Did I find the battery case heavy? No. Bulky? No. Did it still fit in the back pocket of my skinny jeans? Yes!! Does it look cool? Yes!!
If you aren’t a battery case person, try one out. You might actually be surprised, just as I was, at how comforting it actually is to have that little bit of extra power for your phone. Also, having a super sleek and expensive looking case didn’t hurt either!