Battery backup options

Here's advice to keep all your devices hard at work through the day.

Battery drained and no backup plan? Even the best smartphones can struggle with battery life in areas where cellular coverage is sparse and your device constantly tries to connect to the nearest tower. There are plenty of options to preserve your smartphone, tablet, laptop and to save your desktop in a power outage! Here are some backup battery options for all of your devices.

Smartphone Battery Backup Case - Mophie offers a case and backup battery combined. Prices vary by model and case type, but the product offers an additional battery (plus more) in a protective case. The Mophie Juice Pack Plus retails for $119.95 for the iPhone 6s Plus case. Additional accessories are available including a belt clip, dock and car dock.

Tablet/USB Device External Battery – Anker has a highly rated external battery called the Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro2 20000mAh Quad-Port that can charge your smartphone, tablet or other USB device. Anker promises adequate charging rates, large enough capacity to charge more than one device and a status display. The charger retails on Amazon for $79.99.

Laptop External Battery – The Energizer XP18000A retails for $179.99 and can charge laptops and notebooks. The compatibility of laptops with external chargers vary so it is important to compare the product you plan to purchase with your existing device. No worries, Energizer offers free tips for life with each of its registered products and has a tip finder guide!

UPS Battery Backup for Desktop or Office Devices – Experience power outages? A UPS, or uninterruptible power supply, battery backup and save your computer and save your work! The CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series UPS retails for $119.95. The device regulates voltage and reduces energy costs. It also offers surge protection for all nine of its electrical outlets, plus battery backup for five.

You have options for your battery backup needs. Shop and research battery backups, external batteries or UPS devices that will work for you, your device and your budget!

What’s your preferred battery backup device? Tell me about it in the comments below, on Twitter @nerdsquawk or via email at [email protected].

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