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5 tips to keep your mobile device battery charged for longer

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Whether it be a natural disaster, work meetings, or family outings, mobile device batteries surely don’t last forever. Our priority at goCharge is to help keep people connected by charging up — so we came up with a list of tips and tricks to keep your battery charged up as long as possible.

How to keep your mobile device battery charged for longer

How to keep your mobile device battery charged for longer

Turn off Bluetooth and Wifi

Even when Bluetooth and Wifi are not linked to any sources, they will constantly search for sources to which they can join.

Don’t let it get too hot or cold

Keeping your phone room temperature is vital for battery life — avoid leaving it in the car, outside, and don’t leave it in the fridge by accident (we’ve all been guilty of that mistake). Stay away from extreme temperatures, this can cause permanent damage.

Dim the screen brightness // use auto brightness

The brightness on your screen is directly related to battery drainage. Think about it: if you have a dimmer in your lights at home, the brighter your lights are, the higher your electricity bill is. That’s because the light consumes energy. Bringing this concept back to a cell phone battery: Bright screen –> More energy –> More battery usage.

Turn off location services, GPS

Even when the app isn’t in use, or isn’t running at all, it is still *quietly* draining your battery. Just because you’re not active on Google Maps or Waze doesn’t mean they’re not tracking you, preparing for that second you need their services. Change the settings of your phone to turn off location services.

Turn off push email

It’s less convenient, but will save a huge amount of battery life. Manually checking your mail is not only good for your battery, it’s good for your mental health. You choose when to check in, rather than that red 1 notification checking in on you in the middle of dinner. Regardless of how you choose to check your mail, when you’re in a situation where you really need to save battery, turn off everything “push”.

New in 2017: The Falcon Cell Phone Charging Station

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Dining, Gaming, Music, Music Festivals, Outdoor Events, Trade Shows
goCharge best cell phone charging station

goCharge best cell phone charging station

goCharge’s newest offering, The Falcon, is the most attractive and versatile charging station on the market. This free-standing cell phone charging kiosk features 10 lockers secured with solenoid lockers. The easy-to-use touch screen allow users to simply select their own personalized security code providing a safe and secure environment to leave devices while charging.

The Falcon is 5′ tall and comes with an optional 32” or 40” HD monitor which sits atop the kiosk, the perfect branding and advertising opportunity. It’s also portable — four lockable casters on the bottom of the unit make this kiosk easy to move.

Find out more about the Falcon here, or call us at 844-286-4870 and we’ll tell you all about its great pricing!

A Viennese Cafe Bills €1 For Charging Phones or Tablets

By | Cell Phone Charging, Dining, Food for thought, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk
Cafe charges customers extra to charge their cell phones

Cafe charges customers extra to charge their cell phones

Charging up is no joke anymore. In Vienna, Austria, people are apparently using so much electricity to charge cell phones or tablet that certain establishments simply can’t afford it any longer. And, what’s more? The famous Hundertwasserhaus in the 3rd district is billing their customers after the fact, without telling them in advance that they’ll have to pay for charging.

One customer was so riled up she posted on Facebook about it — specifically, a photo of her bill that includes the “electricity” charge from the cafe. The manager of the cafe stated that if a customer uses an outlet for more than 2 hours, then he’ll add one Euro to their bill.

Legally, an establishment like this can charge extra for use of electricity. Legalities aside, however, is it truly ethical? How often do you charge your devices in cafes or public establishments? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

If You Can Dream It, goCharge Can Build It

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goCharge Custom Cell Phone Charging Stations at Major League Baseball Stadiums Across America

goCharge Custom Cell Phone Charging Stations at Major League Baseball Stadiums Across America

goCharge has built our clients countless custom cell phone charging stations from ideation to completion. From Major League Baseball to Verizon, goCharge has made many companies’ dreams come true by building custom cell phone charging kiosks catered to their consumers. Read more for the projects we’ve completed for each company, and call us today to see what we can do for your brand: 844-286-4870.

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball approached goCharge with a vision. They wanted cell phone charging kiosks for all the consumers at their different stadiums across the nation. Immediately, goCharge came up with a plan and a vision to make this happen. Within just a few months, goCharge designed, built, and deployed The MLB Table into 19 stadiums across the nation. Today, goCharge is operational in 27 of the 30 ballparks, a definite home-run!

goCharge The Eagle - An Indoor/Outdoor Cell Phone Charging Kiosk

goCharge The Eagle – An Indoor/Outdoor Cell Phone Charging Kiosk

Verizon

After Superstorm Sandy devastated the New York tri-state region, Verizon had a dream of creating custom cell phone charging stations that could be airdropped into the next disaster zone. goCharge’s “The Eagle,” a self-sustaining, solar paneled, dual sided, intelligent system, can charge up to 48 phones at any given time. In addition, The Eagle is a fully functional engagement platform capable of displaying any type of media and/or custom software. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use (and one of the only outdoor cell phone charging stations on the market), goCharge’s custom cell phone charging stations always have you covered.