Before sojourning to Comic-Con last week, I made a trip to the local big-box electronics store to upgrade my tech a bit prior to the biggest week ofthe year for us Gonzogeekers.
Among my purchases? A power port
, run off of a lithium battery that allows a person to charge their devices without having to find a power outlet. Considering that I've seen people chase after open power outlets like apocalyptic bikers pursuing a gallon of gas in a Max Mad movie, I figured such a doohickey might come in handy.
It's pretty easy to make the power port work. You simply charge it overnight -- the easiest way I found was to hook it up to my laptop via the USB cable that comes with the device. That gave me enough juice during the day to keep my Droid humming when I wasn't using it. I'd simply hook it up via USB cord, place both phone and charger in my bag, and then roam the floor in search of the next interview or cosplayer.
And so, for the entire con, my smartphone never died. Success.
Not that I could actually... you know... access the Internet for the majority of my time there. The network downtown simply cannot handle the plethora of devices that 125,000 nerds bring with them to Comic-Con.
Maybe I can upgrade my tech again next year to tackle that particular problem.
Until next time ...