By: Chris Merritt
Being an outdoor enthusiast is something that has been a part of who I am since growing up in Northern New England. I grew up in a ski town in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that had, even more, great things to offer during the summer months. Mountain biking, camping, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking were all things I did growing up in this beautiful area. I developed a love for nature and all that it had to offer beginning in my childhood.
As I grew up, I was at just the right age to be growing with technology. The popularity of the computers and the internet and all that it had to offer during the 1990s and 2000s was right there as I was a teenager and young adult. I have always found myself on the forefront of technology, often times as an early adopter. I constantly seek the latest tech gear as new technologies are introduced. iPods, iPhones, Bluetooth speakers, digital cameras, video cameras – you name it and I had my hands on it.
Now, I live in an age where my smartphone is a vital part of my daily life. I use it for communication, information, music, and photos. This is where the tricky part of blending my two passions lies. Like most smartphone users I charge my phone every night. I go to bed, and my phone goes to bed. The question was then what do I do when I decide I want to go camping or anywhere away from electricity for an extended period of time. I would love to just turn my phone off, but I enjoy listening to music while I am enjoying the great outdoors as well as shooting photos and video. So what do I do when my phone dies at the end of the first day?
Scosche, fortunately, had something up their sleeves. The new GoBat™ 12000 Rugged Portable Backup Battery is everything I could have ever needed to solve this conundrum. It can charge my phone up to six times on a single charge.
This means I can leave for a week-long camping trip and never have to worry about finding a place where I can charge my phone. I can be free to listen to music and take photos and videos all day long. At the end of the day, I can do what I do every night at home when I go to bed and plug my phone into the GoBat 12000 and let it charge back to its capacity.
I can also bring along my camera and be able to charge it when necessary. Now I can capture all the beauty that nature has to offer without having to hold back at the fear of my battery dying on me.
The GoBat 12000 even has two USB ports so I can charge both my phone and any other USB devices I bring along with me. Finally, a backup battery solution for someone who loves the outdoors, but also loves technology.
What makes the GoBat 12000 different from other USB backup batteries out there is that it is built to be rugged. This isn’t some fragile piece of technology that needs to be handled in a delicate manner. This thing is waterproof, dustproof and can even be dropped and banged around without any worry of it breaking. The battery’s ruggedness is validated by it being subjected to and passing the MIL-STD-810 shock test. A perfect example would be when I’m carrying all my gear to a camp site. Like most men, the idea to take more than one trip would be absurd. I can know that if this were to fall out of my pack, hit a rock, fall into a puddle, or whatever other unforeseen circumstance that I would find myself facing that the GoBat 12000 will be just fine.
The GoBat 12000 is also extremely useful when traveling. Living in California now I will travel back to New England a few times a year and being able to charge my phone, tablet, Bluetooth headset, or whatever else I am carrying with me offers great piece-of-mind so I can do what I want, and not be stuck staring at the back of the seat in front of me for a six-hour plane ride. Never again do I have to be one of those people at the airport camped around the power outlets guarding my place like an attack dog. This is a must for anyone who loves to enjoy technology while being able to live their lives without the constant pursuit of where to find the next free power outlet.
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