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Why You Should Not Buy Apple’s Smart Battery Case

Apple just came out of the woodwork and basically said “Yes, we know your iPhone battery life sucks so here’s an ugly temporary fix for $100.”

The new Apple Smart Battery Case is designed for the iPhone 6/6s and to put it simply: it’s an Apple branded case with a built-in battery inside. Now even though this was just released and I don’t even own one yet, I want to talk about the top 3 reasons why you shouldn’t get this Apple Smart Battery Case.

1. It’s Ugly
It looks like an iPhone ate an iPod. It looks like an iPhone Band-aid. You get the idea.

2. Better & Cheaper Alternatives
Apple Smart Battery Case has a 1,877 mAh battery and is $99. It doesn’t even bring a completely dead iPhone to 100% charge. You can get an Anker Battery Case that has a 2,850 mAh battery for only $39. That’s 1,000 more mAh for $60 cheaper. Plus the Anker is slim, comes with an audio jack extender cable, and an 18-month warranty.

3. Bigger Underlying Problem
If you are willing to spend $100 on a little extra battery then you are probably better off with an iPhone Plus model. So you’re really looking at a problem with your actual phone. Plus if we buy these cases from Apple we are basically saying “Hey we want bigger and better batteries in our iPhones, but we are okay with buying an ugly $100 battery case instead of you actually fixing the problem. And we’ll continue to sacrifice battery life for thin iPhones.”

Please, Apple, put a bigger battery in the next iPhone! Sincerely, your fans

 

16 Interesting Websites You Should Know About

These are 16 cool websites that everyone should know about. Some are fun and quirky and others are very useful and practical.

Learning
Wolfram Alpha
Khan Academy
Unplug The TV

Time Travel
Wayback Machine
Future Timeline

Software
Ninite
Get Mac Apps
Alternative To
Mailinator

Fun
Nerdy Day Trips
NotPron Game
Windows 93

Productivity
Coffitivity
Interfacelift

Health
My Fridge Food
Eat This Much

 

Top 5 Tech Gifts Under $50 in 2015

Top 5 best tech gifts under $50 for the 2015 holiday season

How to Speed Up a Computer to 10x Faster

Here are my top 3 tips on how to speed up your computer (up to 10x faster)

Run Cleanup & Security Software

These are my top 5 favorite Windows apps for boosting your PC speed:

Add RAM

Basically, the more RAM you have the faster your computer will be. Simple as that. Check out Crucial’s RAM tool for your computer or laptop to see what RAM is compatible with your system.

Install a Solid State Drive (SSD)

Bottom line: You need an SSD. They are so much faster than hard disk drives. Here are the benefits solid state drives offer compared to traditional hard disk drives: faster, quieter, power efficient, durable, and less likely to fragment.

How to Get a New iPhone Every Year for Cheap

3 steps for getting the new iPhone every year while saving money. Enjoy!

 

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