Tessco Wireless Journal April May 2014 Page 25 TESCO Wireless Journal April/May 2014

April / May 2014 The entire product offering and your pricing is on TESSCO.com or call TESSCO at 800.472.7373. 25 www.tessco.com/go/twj While the smartphone has become thinner, faster, and more functional, the fact is that the technology behind the phone battery is not keeping pace. Considering that over 60 percent of U.S. mobile users own a smartphone, and the typical consumer spends over two hours per day on their device, battery life is now one of the biggest challenges impacting consumers. The two biggest issues with smartphone batteries are how long they take to charge, and their lack of capacity. The good news is that the technology behind device chargers has continued to improve. Charging products that enable faster charging, can charge multiple devices, and those that provide anytime, anywhere power are available to help device owners overcome battery-life issues. There are three main product features that mobile users need to consider when selecting a charger: n Charging Rate: devices have an optimal maximum rate of charging (charging speed) that is determined by the manufacturer. All chargers have a specified rate of output that can range from 0.5-2.4 amps per port. To optimize total charging time, the charging rate must match or be higher than what a device can take. As a general rule, smartphones require 1 amp or higher for maximum charging, and tablets require 2.1 amps or higher. n Connector Type: connectors typically fall into one of three platforms - Micro USB, Apple 30-Pin, and Apple Lightning. n Number of Ports: chargers are available with a single port, or a multiport form factor. A multiport design enables users to simultaneously charge multiple devices. TODAY'S SMARTPHONES, WITH THEIR LARGER DISPLAYS AND ADVANCED APPS, CAN CONSUME APPROXIMATELY FOUR TIMES THE POWER OF BASIC FEATURE PHONES. TESSCO offers a full portfolio of power accessories to address the device charging needs of consumers and mobile workers. Featuring selections from top industry brands, TESSCO's offer includes single- and dual-port chargers, rapid rate chargers which are ideal for charging tablets, and chargers for Micro USB, Apple-30 Pin, or Apple Lightning connectors. Whether you need to charge at home or in the office, in a vehicle or on-the-go, TESSCO power accessories keep consumers connected and available with anytime, anywhere charging solutions for today's power-hungry devices. Featured Products n Wall/Desktop Chargers n Vehicle Chargers n Charging Cases n Portable Backup Batteries n Wireless Charging Systems n Charge/Sync Cables n Training Visit www.tessco.com/go/mobilepower to learn more. Featured Manufacturers Power and Charging FEATURED SOLUTION

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