If you own multiple devices that need charging on a daily basis, how do you cope? Juggling multiple mobile devices has been a problem for me since forever. I own a handful and find it totally stressful. I spoke with an old friend of mine some days ago. He used to carry three smartphones on him. Then he got himself a smartwatch to replace one. That’s still three devices. Plus, chances are that he has a Bluetooth headset and power bank and mifi….. Ah.
Me? I find it very uncomfortable carrying around two smartphones at a time. Charging them every time there is an available wall socket is stressful too. When you add the other gadgets that need charging, we are looking at a whole new level of stress. Let’s have a look at my list of gadgets:
- power bank
- Bluetooth headset
- mifi (mobile wireless hotspot)
That’s a list of just five items, and it gets stressful keeping them all charged up daily. In a typical scenario, I get back home from work after a day of using those toys and dash for the power extension box. My smartphone is priority, so that gets plugged in first. Sometimes, the second slot is a tussle between the power bank and the Bluetooth headset. Depending on how important the work I have to do immediately (on my laptop) is and the battery level of the mifi, I might just push it in ahead of those two.
The smartwatch? You know what? I stopped using it a long time ago. Perhaps a year ago. These days, I only charge it up and power it on for work purposes. Who has the energy to plug in a wrist watch to charge every day – sometimes multiple times a day?
How I Stopped Juggling Multiple Mobile Devices
I haven’t touched my power bank in two weeks. That isn’t because there has been an improvement in power supply. Having a smartphone with a 4000 mAh battery on me has rendered the power bank useless. And in recent times, I have switched to using my smartphone as a hotspot, so the mifi is cooling off too. That reduces my pluggable load to just two devices – smartphone and headset.
That works for me. Sometimes, I get tired and just ignore the Bluetooth headset too. After all, we didn’t die in the days before mobile phones. If I am driving and a call comes in, I just ignore if I can’t find a place to pull over and take the call. Simple; right?
See how that went? These days, all I have to charge on most days is just my smartphone. Bliss. Maybe I can pull it off and ditch everything else. Maybe one gadget is really enough for all of my needs. Leave juggling for the pros. My friend is a real hero. I salute him.
What’s your story? Do you prefer a single device like I do or do you love carrying stuff around? How do you keep up juggling multiple mobile devices that need charging up every day?