On the 17th tee the other day, my phone died. That’s not cool. It was not only serving as a phone at the time, but was also my golf GPS and golf score keeper. The reason it died? I’d been GPSing for 16 holes, Tweeting/Facebooking/Google+ing pictures from the course, and texting my pals who weren’t lucky enough to be on the course.
My old iPhone was especially bad in GPS mode. I couldn’t get even nine holes of full GPS tracking before the battery died. Fortunately my Samsung Galaxy SIII is better, but I still have to worry if I don’t get to the course with a full charge.
Almost on cue, a Juicebar arrived. Juicebar is a compact mobile charger which can charge all sorts of mobile phones, tablets, and any other gadget like dedicated golf GPS devices. It uses a USB connection and comes with adapters for all sorts of devices.
The Juicebar is capable of storing enough energy to fully charge a mobile device from dead to 100%.
I keep my Juicebar ready to rock in my golf bag. On that occasion when my phone is dying on the course for whatever reason, I plug in the Juicebar and have enough power to last the rest of the round and the rest of the day.
Having a Juicebar on hand is a very good idea in case of emergency. Say you’re out hiking, skiing, and something happens? Nice to have a full extra charge just in case. The unit is small enough to put in a backpack, golf bag, purse, glove compartment.
At about $28 the Juicebar has already paid for itself. In situations where I need to charge my phone but I’m away from a wall plug or on the move, this device is a lifesaver.
You can pick up a Juicebar at CableOrganizer.com.
When I use the GolfLogix app on my iphone I get a full round in, and can check emails and texts and make a call or two if needed. I don’t text or email or facebook alot from the course though. But I would think that a solar charger would be even better. With the Juicebar, you need to charge it before hand (I have a similar device that I use when I use my phone at work to much and then have nothing left for the train home.) But on the course, where its sunny, a solar charger would always be ready for use. Should look into that.