4 Major Reasons for Removable Battery Smartphones

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Since the iPhone first launched in 2007, there’s been a steady increase of smartphones released with non removable batteries. Initially it isn’t a big problem, but there are a number of pitfalls in using non-removable battery smartphones vs removable battery smartphones.

 

1) Dead Brick Effect

 

When your battery dies, your phone also dies without a method to replace the empty battery with a fully charged unit. Imagine running out of battery in an emergency situation without the ability to call for help.

 

2) Expensive Battery Repair Service

 

Some manufacturers charge up to $79 for standard battery repair service after one year warranty whereas it costs you about $10 to $20 to replace your own removable battery. Considering Apple has sold more than 500 million iPhones since 2007, the potential battery repair market alone is worth 39.5 billion dollars!

 

Apple isn’t the only manufacturer with non-removable designs. With Sony, HTC, LG, Google Nexus, Huawei, and Nokia, the battery repair industry potential is much more than 39.5 billion dollars. Also, battery life issues typically don’t occur until after 400-500 charges (well beyond a year of constant use). Your smartphone battery will be out of warranty before you start to experience problems.

 

3) Removable Batteries Are 30-40% More Power Efficient Compared to External Batteries and Battery Cases

 

Because there are no removable batteries to replace for certain phones, you are forced to use an external battery charger or battery case.  However there are major power inefficiency losses with external battery sources. A 3000mah external battery charger, for example, doesn’t mean it provides a full 3000mah charge to your smartphone. External battery chargers and battery cases require voltage conversion from 3.7v to 5v to charge your phone, and along with circuitry and USB cable energy transfer loss, your external battery typically loses 35-40% power due to inefficiency. This means you are only getting 1800-1950mAh of charge for a 3000mAh external battery. Removable batteries don’t have this inefficiency problem because they provide direct energy transfer to the phone.

 

4) Phone Freeze

 

Smartphones are mini computers. Just like computers they occasionally freeze. When a phone freezes up, the easiest way to unfreeze it is to reboot the phone by removing the battery. Some non-removable battery phones may have a hard reset option, but that can stop working during a big freeze and require your phone to entirely deplete its battery before you can reuse it.
What do you think? Should we have removable battery smartphones or not?

Summer Concerts with ZeroLemon

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 It’s the biggest event of the summer and you snagged the perfect front row seats. Your favorite  artist  will be close enough to touch your hand in less than five minutes. The crisp cool breeze feels  amazing compared to the warm summer air and you’re feeling really good about where the night is  going. The drinks are flowing and you and your friends have been taking front row selfies since  you  arrived.

Before the show starts your group wants to grab some official concert gear, so you all head up the  stairs. Before you know it the sea of people has spread everyone apart. Grabbing for your phone, f  frantically you realize you forgot to charge it on the way over and your battery died after the photo  session. How are you going to reunite with your friends, let alone take a pictures during the show?

Losing familiarity in a new place can be overwhelming, especially if you have no form of communication. Original battery capacity doesn’t have enough juice to last all day with high usage.

Your phone is essentially your life. It helps you with navigation, captures all of the memorable moments, reminds you of important events, and even lets you share all of those things via social media. You deserve a battery that’s even more amazing as the phone that needs it.

ZeroLemon has high capacity batteries that can withstand all of the selfies, social media alerts, and video recordings of your favorite artists non-stop. So when the excitement is over, your battery is still going strong.

Experience your summertime concert as you were meant to, and live your adventure.

For more information about ZeroLemon and our unique products, visit www.zerolemon.com.

10 Travel Hacks for the Adventurer

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Whether you’re in first class or the back of a coach bus, traveling will always have its frustrations. We found 10 travel hacks to make your trip more enjoyable, so you can focus on the fun stuff!

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1.   Bring your  ZeroLemon Tri-Cell Extended Battery. With 3X the power of your regular battery, it’s perfect for long trips where an outlet may not be available.

2.   Keep your accessories tangle free and organized by putting jewelry and other small pieces into a pill container.

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3.   Put shoes in shower caps. This prevents the soles from getting your clothes dirty. Finding a place to do laundry on the road can get tricky.

4.   Put a binder clip over your razor to protect the blades.

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5.   Place plastic wraps over your toiletries and then seal them with the cap to prevent leaks within your luggage.  The pressure on flights can cause the bottles to expand.

6.   Roll your belt and place it in the collar of your shirt to keep it stiff.

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7.   A combination of rolling and folding works best. Roll clothes that are prone to wrinkling, to prevent creases and save space. Fold clothes that have particular creases that need to be kept, or that are bulky in size.

8.   Bring an empty bottle and fill it up with water once you’ve passed security at the airport. No more need to pay for overpriced drinks.

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9.   Scan your passport, ID and itinerary and email it to yourself. In the event of theft or loss you have all your documentation handy.

10.   Call your credit or debit card company BEFORE traveling internationally so that you’re authorized to make purchases. The last thing you want is to be stuck in another country without access to your money.

For more information about ZeroLemon and our batteries visit www.zerolemon.com.

4 Extreme Vacations For The Adventurist

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When is the last time you got the chance to take a vacation, let alone a high-adventure vacation? Life is about living your adventure, and experiencing all the thrills it has to offer. Every ZeroLemon battery guarantees 3x the power of the original battery and comes with a protective case, so your battery life is always secure. ZeroLemon keeps your battery charged so you don’t have to. Explore these 4 extreme sports and #LiveYourAdventure!

 Heli Skiing/Snowboarding

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Whether you like to ski or snowboard Majestic Heli Ski, located in Alaska, has  something for everyone. Imagine yourself racing down a large mountain on fresh powder  just two-and-a-half hours outside of Anchorage. Heli Skiing is one of the most extreme  winter sports you can experience. Majestic Heli Ski offers three, five and seven day  packages. They also offer a private package. All you have to do is get yourself to  Anchorage International Airport and they take care of the rest!

 

 

 

Whitewater Rafting

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 The views at the Grand Canyon in Northwest Arizona are absolutely breathtaking. But why just visit when you can go whitewater rafting through the canyon? Grand Canyon Whitewater has anywhere from four to 13 day trips, some of which include a hike out of the canyon.  You get your choice of either motor or oar-powered rafts, and upper or lower canyon trips. Grand Canyon  Whitewater’s full length trips allow you to experience the “Heart of the Canyon”!

 

 

 

 

Skydiving

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Go really big and skydive Fox Glacier in New Zealand! Fox Glacier is the largest and highest of the West Coast Glaciers, and Skydive Fox Glacier was voted “2nd most scenic skydive in the world”. With over 25 years of experience and their top-of-the-line parachutes be prepared for an out-of-body experience. Whether you choose 12,000 feet or 16,000 feet the rush is unparalleled and the view is unprecedented. Picture the Southern Alps, rainforest, glaciers and more all at once, while the brisk air flows past you. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity and allow yourself to truly live.

 

 

 

Mountain Climbing

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 Stop telling yourself you can’t, you can climb the tallest mountain in the world (Mt. Everest of course). All it takes is some training and a positive attitude. Alpenglow Expeditions has 15 years of experience guiding expeditions around the world. They have refined the acclimation and climbing process to maximize safety and enjoyment. Start saving now and add this intense exploration in Nepal to your bucket-list!

 

A ZeroLemon Giveaway

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We’re currently running a Giveaway on our Facebook page! You should enter for a chance to win, if you haven’t already!

We love to read about how much ZeroLemon batteries improve and enhance our supporters’ lives. We also love it when they share pictures of how long their phones can go without charging! So much so we’ve decided to make a game out of it.

Until this Friday, June 27, 2014, share a screenshot of your phone’s battery usage, like the one on this blog post, in the comment section of the giveaway announcement at the top of the Facebook page for the chance to win! The 10 fans with the longest phone usage on a single charge will win their choice of a SlimJuice External Battery pack or ZeroShock Rugged case for the S3, S4, S5, Note 2, or Note 3.

Please share the screenshot in the comment section of the giveaway announcement on the Facebook page with the hashtag #ZeroWorries. Be sure to share the competition with your friends who don’t already Like our page!

 

Summer 2014 ZeroLemon Releases

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Summer 2014 is an exciting time for us at ZeroLemon. We’re  rolling out a bunch of releases for new batteries and cases for new  phones and your current favorites. So you can stay organized and  updated, we’ve decided to show you our summer release schedule.  Below are all the releases we have planned at this time.

 

 

 

JUNE 30: Galaxy S5 8500mAh TriCell Battery + ZeroShock Case

 

JULY 5: LG G3 TriCell Armor + Battery (capacity has not been finalized)

 

JULY 20: LG G3 ZeroShock Case + Battery (capacity has not been finalized)

 

AUGUST 20: iPhone 6 Razor Armor Case

 

AUGUST 31: iPhone 6 Protector Case

 
Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @zero_lemon for the most up-to-date news on these releases!

5 Must Haves For Your City Adventure

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One of the best ways to #liveyouradventure this summer is to get out and explore your own city. Whether big or small, there is plenty you haven’t seen and much to be discovered. Take these five items with you and you’ll be set to explore from dawn till dusk.

 

 

1. ZeroLemon Powered Smartphone

The most important item of the bunch! The maximized battery will keep you and your phone going all day long. Use the GPS to get around, take pictures with the camera, check-in at new places, and look up recommendations without worrying about running out of battery!

2. ReusableWater Bottle

Hey, it’s summer and it can get hot outside! You need to stay hydrated to keep your energy up to explore all day long. Water is usually free so why spend the money when you don’t need to.

3. Backpack

To hold your water bottle and souvenirs you’ll pick up at the interesting shops and museums you’ll be visiting, of course.

4. Public Transport Day Pass

If you live in a larger city, getting everywhere on foot will not be easy. Most cities with public transportation systems offer a day pass with unlimited rides at a flat rate.

5. An Open Mind

Remember, you’re on an adventure! Don’t limit yourself from what you can experience. You should say yes to every opportunity that comes your way and always take the road less traveled.

For more information about ZeroLemon and our batteries visit www.zerolemon.com.

A Zero Limit Summer With ZeroLemon

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To say life is better during summer would be an understatement. No matter how  much someone  loves the snow of winter, the changing colors of fall, or the flowers  of spring, everyone can agree  that no other season presents more opportunities to  enjoy life like summer does.

With the warmer weather, weekends spill into the work week turning every night  into a Friday  night. From nine to five, Monday through Friday, people put their  heads down and get their work  done. Once the work day is over, everyone is outside  enjoying the weather with friends and  family.

 

If there was ever a time a ZeroLemon  Tri-Cell battery was absolutely necessary, it would be during summer.   During summer there’s no time to waste sitting around while your phone is charging. To maximize your free time you must maximize your smartphone’s battery. This way you’re prepared for whatever opportunities may come your way. Don’t hesitate when a morning at the beach turns into an afternoon on the patio, and then a night of live music. You only have one life and your battery life should have no effect on how you live it.

This summer, #liveyouradventure with ZeroLemon.

Summer. Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.

For more information about ZeroLemon and our batteries visit www.zerolemon.com.

The Power of Tri-Cell

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 What do you get when you start living with ZeroLemon? Well, besides a smartphone powered up with one of  our high capacity batteries and protective case, you have the freedom to act on the sporadic opportunities life  throws your way. Snowboarding at Lake Tahoe? Let’s go.

 

The ZeroLemon Tri-Cell Extended Battery was the first of its kind, created for people who wanted more life out  of their smartphones. Once the battery was applied to all flagship smartphones, the old saying, “bigger is  better,” took a new meaning as the average smartphone became a force of nature.

 

With normal to heavy use, a regular battery can dip below 50% battery around lunch. By the end of the work  day a full charge would be required before heading out for the night. Every ZeroLemon battery guarantees 3x  the power of the original.

 

For the average user, that means they can go a few days without ever charging their phone. A heavy user, who already goes about their day on a re-charge schedule, should be able to go a full day without having to re-charge.

 

See how one of our users used his Galaxy S3 7000mAH Battery to power through a weekend snowboarding trip at Lake Tahoe!

 

Just confirmed this is truly the monster I’ve been looking for!

I got ready for my weekend snowboard trip at Lake Tahoe from San Francisco.

Friday

Unplug my phone at 5pm

At 7pm drive up to Tahoe City for 4 and a half hours with medium brightness and GPS on the whole time. (made a quick pitstop at walmart )Reached Tahoe City at 11:45. Phone is at 70%

Didn’t not charge at all overnight

 

Saturday

Went to snowboarding with GPS on again to Alpine Meadows which is 20 mins away

Went snowboarding all day while listening to music. Reception on top of mountain is a bit weak so may have worked the battery a bit. took lunch break and whatsapp some friends.

Turned on my wifi and start browing internet for a bit in hotel. Forgot to turn it off in between

Did not charge overnight

 

Sunday

Went to snowboarding with GPS on heading towards Squaw Valley

took a longer break this time and start browsing anandtech and theverge.com for around 30 mins

Headed back to San Francisco which takes another 4 and a half hour with medium brightness and gps on. (made a quick stop for dinner in between)

Did not charge at all overnight

 

Monday

Return my rental car and used GPS again at medium brightness.

 

FINAL RESULT

-Battery finally finished by 12pm with 2d 16h 32m total use

– 13h 33m screen time on the battery at medium brightness (I set it back to medium brightness even when the battery is at critical level)

– GPS on for 10h and 36m

 

This guy knows how to live!
For more information about ZeroLemon and our batteries visit www.zerolemon.com.

Living with ZeroLemon

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Do you ever get the urge to just get up and go? Head out the door and explore for the day? See the city in a way you never have before? Well all do, but so few of us actually have the courage to go do it.

Why? Because we are trapped in the routine. The routine of keeping our smartphones charged so we can live. Are you really living if you never stray too far from an outlet?

ZeroLemon exists so you never have to ask this question. Created by a handful of smartphone enthusiasts who wanted more life out of their phones, ZeroLemon produced the world’s first Tri-Cell Battery Design and applied it to all flagship smartphones. Now, users around the globe can enjoy the world’s highest capacity batteries and really start living.

What is living? That’s up to you; your life is your adventure. Whether it’s spending the weekend camping in the woods, walking around the city all day finding new restaurants and shops, or spontaneously catching a flight across the globe, ZeroLemon’s batteries and accessories allow you to do all that without having to stop and make sure you have enough battery.

Every ZeroLemon battery guarantees 3x the power of the original battery, and comes with a protective case so you can live your adventure, no matter how intense it is.

Next time you get the urge, will you go for it? With ZeroLemon, there’s no question.

For more information about ZeroLemon and our batteries visit www.zerolemon.com.