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Why Casinos Needs More Cell Phone Charging Stations

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Gaming, Mobile Charging Kiosk
goCharge at Casinos

goCharge at Casinos

Much like an ATM , cell phone charging kiosks are a necessity for casino guests. The power to charge a cell phone or tablets at a casino keeps people engaged and on-site instead of leaving to charge their phones.  And what better place to put the Cell Phone Charging station than next to the ATM, one of the most frequented machines in a casino? This increases visibility, and gives guests comfort in knowing that if they need to, they can charge their cell phones.

goCharge cell phone charging station at a convention

goCharge cell phone charging station at a casino

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!

5 Ways To Keep Your Cell Phone Charged for the Next Snow Storm

By | Business Intelligence, Cell Phone Charging, Food for thought, Gaming, Lifestyle, Mobile Charging Kiosk, Music Festivals, Tips & Tricks
How to save your cell phone battery

How to save your cell phone battery

Whether you trudged through the streets to get to work or didn’t leave your sweatpants all day, the one thing everyone needs during a New York City snowstorm is a charged cell phone battery. Even if you have your charger with you, a snow storm could most certainly mean a power outage—which is why you should follow these tips to have your phone battery lasting as long as possible.

Turn Off Wifi or Data

You may not be aware, but Bluetooth and Wifi are power eaters—and they run in the background all day, using your phone battery for no reason if you’re not actively using those specific features. Your phone’s software searches far and wide to pick up any Wifi signals it can get, at all times. The mere act of searching takes a lot of power. However, this tactic is only recommended if you have strong LTE and Data signals. If not, your phone will try to switch between whichever signal is stronger, which uses tons of battery. So pick one over the other and choose whichever one is solid and strong.

Disable Push Notifications

Apart from emergencies, there is no need to have push notifications if you’re trying to conserve battery life. Here’s where to start: email, apps, alarms, reminders. (Also switch from push to fetch or manual for your email.) Think of it this way—when you’re not using your phone, it goes into a light sleep, using very little battery. Every push notification jolts it awake, using a bit of battery every time. If you have 5-6 push notifications per hour, this will significantly use up your battery. Turning them off will allow your phone continue in its light sleep mode, and let’s admit it—it would be nice to have less interruptions throughout your day.

Limit Screen Usage

Did you know the screen is the single most power-using part of your smartphone? Think about it: it’s the one thing that gets used every single time we use our phones. The simplest solution? Limit your phone usage. Especially in a snowstorm, where battery life is vital, try to curb your Facebook or Netflix addiction and replace it with the old-fashioned entertainment like a book or crossword puzzle. Another option is turning the brightness down or shortening the delay until your screen turns off when you’re done using it. Here’s how on an iPhone: Settings–>General–>Auto-Lock. For an Android: Settings–>Display–>Sleep.

Stop Streaming

Movies, TV shows, and more frequently these days—music. Spotify, Pandora, iTunes Radio, they all eat up tons of battery. If you have music saved directly onto your phone, listen to that instead. If you have a computer nearby whose battery you’re not worried about, listen  to these streaming Apps on there instead of your phone. Streaming requires constant Data and Wifi, which as explained above, will use a lot of battery. Services like Pandora or Apple Music allow you to download music directly to your phone (for a premium, of course) but this means you can also listen on Airplane mode (during flights) or underground on the subway when there is no signal.

Airplane Mode or Low Power Mode

When you’re on the last leg, it’s time to take extreme action. This is the time when you simply have no other choice than to use Airplane Mode or at least Low Power Mode. Both iOS and Android phones include an Airplane Mode feature which disables Wi-Fi, Cellular Data, and Bluetooth. Of course, as the name suggests, it is meant for travel—to prevent cellular signals from interfering with airline communication, and for those times when you’re outside of the country and don’t want to be charged an arm and a leg in data fees. Turns out, it’s also useful for when you’re inside the country and running low on battery. On Airplane mode, your phone uses very little battery even with regular usage. But we suggest always limiting your smartphone usage when you’re in a battery pinch.

How The Tesla Model 3 Could Change The World

By | Business Intelligence, Gaming, Lifestyle, Music Festivals
Tesla

Courtesy Tesla

Nearly half a million pre-order Tesla buyers around the world are waiting anxiously to hear any news about the new Tesla 3 model and its imminent release. While there are many innovative changes to the new model, one major one shines above the rest: its supercharger changes. CEO Elon Musk, in an effort to encourage Tesla owners to adopt home charging stations, those who joined the Tesla community after 2017 will be charges a light fee for charging their cars after their entitled 400 kWh of free Supercharging per year runs out.

This is a bummer for those had been relying on the standard, free lifetime Supercharging, but the CEO has made his feelings about publicly charging your car clear. His well known cell phone charging analogy hits home here at goCharge: Musk says, Why would anyone buy a cell phone if, every time they had to charge it, they had to walk into a store? He believes your car is equally as personal of a technology device, therefore powering it up should be in complete control of the owner.

goCharge provides the perfect in-between solution for cell phones: a personal, intimate opportunity to charge your phone in a secure and safe mechanism—all in a public place. Combining the best aspects of each environment’s advantages, goCharge’s mobile charging stations provide comfort and peace of mind while your consumers are on the go.