26 Feb '11, 3pm

Portable charger for the iPhone allows Runkeeper plots of long rides

Portable charger for the iPhone allows Runkeeper plots of long rides

Runkeeper makes greats plots of bicycle rides or other journeys but uses up lots of power. I discovered this when I borrowed Ladybug’s iPhone so that I could plot my Changi breakfast ride one Sunday. The phone lasted about 3.5 hours (we took long breaks that morning) before giving up its ghost. So there was no power for the plot of my ride back via Pasir Panjang. I wondered aloud at how to manage the long ride that beckoned in February and one of the Zendogs, Aaron Chia, sent me this ebay link – it reads “Portable Mobile Charger 1900mAh” sold by togytech. At US$9./unit, I decide to go ahead and buy three – if it worked, the iPhone would be powered for the entire NTU Bike Rally – even at my speed. I checked my Paypal record and this had cost me SG$31.87 in total. Aaron Chia’s recommendation The portable charger was delivered to my doorstep I charged one of the portable char...

Full article: http://otterman.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/portable-charger...

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