HITCASE HACKS: How To Keep Your iPhone Battery Alive In The Cold

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You know what it’s like: you wake up early to venture out for a day of skiing, snowboarding, hiking or work and just before you snap that EPIC photo or dial that important call…your phone dies. Total bummer. Not having the ability to capture photos or videos on your latest adventure sucks, but not being able to call or text can also be a massive pain, especially when you’re in the backcountry or at work. At HITCASE we’ve been playing around with how to keep your iPhone battery alive in the cold for a while now, and with these five simple hacks, you’ll be able to keep those mobile juices flowing while you venture out into those frosty environments.

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SCIENCE! WHY YOUR BATTERY DIES 👇🏼

iPhones use a type of battery called Lithium-Ion, and while the battery recharges quickly and doesn’t need to be fully depleted before you plug it in, Lithium-Ion batteries don’t fair so well in the cold.

Cold temperatures increase the internal resistance and diminish the capacity of a Lithium-Ion battery. In laymen’s terms this means your battery is struggling to perform and expends energy quickly in the cold. Global news did an experiment which showed an iPhone left outside dropped 14% in only 30 minutes, while an identical phone left inside dropped only 1%.

So, instead of leaving your battery life up to the elements, here’s five simple hacks to keep your battery alive:

HITCASE HACK #1: PUT A CASE ON YOUR IPHONE

The shell of your iPhone is made out of metals and glass…and if you can think back to your high school science class, both are excellent conductors of hot and cold. While strapping on a case might not be the perfect answer to preserve battery life, it does in fact help your iPhone brave the elements. We recommend the HITCASE PRO or HITCASE SHIELD to provide added protection, both of which are waterproof iPhone cases that are smashproof and durable as well.

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HITCASE HACK # 2: THE RAPID CHARGER

When our team is out filming in cold temperatures, we carry rapid battery chargers. They are small enough to fit into your jacket pocket and can be easily plugged in and attached to your phone while you are braving the elements. Rapid chargers are the sure fire way to boost or maintain battery life over the course of a few days.

Check out Gotta Be Mobile’s post on the Best Quick Charge Portable Battery Chargers to find the best one for you.

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MARTY’S HACK #3: SMELL THE GLOVE

HITCASE Influencer Marty Robertson knows the trials and tribulations of a dead iPhone all too well. His solution: cover your HITCASE with a thin glove and place a pocket warmer into it. The pocket warmer will keep your iPhone battery from dying and will warm you up in the process. SMART.

“Buy yourself the reusable hand warmers that have the little disc inside that you snap, (causes a chemical reaction and heats the pack up). Buy two. When you’re done simply boil them in a cloth over a pan and reuse. I found the HITCASE and the plastic of the actual hand warmers stick well together so the plastic bag isn’t necessary, it just helps keep them together and acts like a jacket. Simply activate the hand warmers and place in the zip lock bags. I’ve also used an old sock or glove to sandwich the HITCASE with hand warmers on either side and cut a hole for the camera lens. Looks ghetto but works. I found iPhones hate the cold and turn off even with full battery without this little hack.”
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HITCASE HACK #4: AIRPLANE MODE

It seems kind of obvious, but switching to airplane mode or low power mode while out in the cold retains far more battery life than operating your phone as usual. Airplane mode will extend your iPhone’s battery life in the cold and we recommend turning it on as soon as you venture out.

HITCASE HACK #5: TURN DOWN THE BRIGHTNESS ON YOUR SCREEN

Our friends over at 9to5mac.com have a great tutorial on how to reduce your screen’s brightness beyond your iPhone’s default settings. However, to reduce your iPhone’s brightness within the default settings, follow these steps:

Go back to the main Accessibility section of the Settings app, and scroll down and select Accessibility Shortcut. Tap Zoom for the Accessibility shortcut to assign a three finger-tap to the Zoom setting. Triple-press the Home button to quickly switch between brightness. BOOM.

Mobile Syrup Names The HITCASE SHIELD In Their Top Gifts for Travellers

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Happy Holidays! It can be difficult to shop for a loved one with a case of wanderlust, since they never seem to stay in one place for long. The MobileSyrup team wants to recommend a few parting Christmas presents that will help make their travels even better.

Whether you’re pal is surfing the wild waves or curling up on the plane with a good book, these tech-savvy presents will help keep them connected and protected, no matter where on the globe they end up.

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The traveller in your life probably takes their phone with them on all kinds of adventures. Imagine the peace of mind they’d have knowing that their most precious device was safe from most any water or shock damage?

Hitcase smartphone cases have been rated among the best for rugged or wet environments. With three different kinds of cases offered, including the Hitcase PRO, Hitcase Shield, and Hitcase Snap, you can choose the perfect case for the thrills your pal loves to seek.

The latest Hitcase SHIELD for iPhone 7 is available on the website for $89.99 CAD.

Medium.com Gives The HITCASE SHIELD and SNAP An Outstanding Review: Hitcase Upgrades Your iPhone in A Snap

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It’s not often that I find add-on products to be really compelling, but Hitcase has been an exception. The Hitcase Snap is an easy-to-add protective case for your phone, that accommodates a variety of accessories. The photos it produces, makes your cellphone more like carrying a big DSLR with interchangeable lenses…but way less bulky.

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I’ve recently been using the Hitcase Snap (right) and the Hitcase Shield(left). The Hitcase Shield is the easiest to use waterproof case I’ve ever encountered. And the Snap is a quick-to-put-on case that allows you to add auxiliary lenses, selfie sticks, car mounts, and more.

The Shield is probably the world’s thinnest, MIL-SPEC waterproof case for iPhone, at least, it’s the thinnest I’ve ever seen. Most waterproof cases are complex series of clips and clamps meant to secure rubber O-rings in just the right places. The Shield, in comparison, is simply a very thin, clear plastic skin, held in place by an aluminum frame. Literally, peel off the top, slide in your phone and push the top back into place. You are ready for drops, drips and even a dunking up to 6’ deep on your iPhone6. The case for the iPhone7 is good to 10’ deep.

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Pop-out plugs allow you to charge your phone or plug in your headphones without removing the case.

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Everybody needs a selfie stick, and the ShootR will hold your Snap case…in a snap. Just slide Snap’s built-in rail into the ShootR and it clicks in place. Pull the trigger on the bottom of the rail, and the phone slides free. Collapsed down, it will fit in a small bag or even your pocket. Extended, you’ve got an 18.5” extension pole to put your phone in the best position for dramatic footage. It’s waterproof, so if underwater adventure is your thing, it’ll go there also.

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Ever want to create those sped-up time lapse scenes of your car racing through town? Grab the SuckR Mount for a super-secure grip to your car hood, and your iPhone can create some great Hollywood effects, while holding it securely in place. The double knuckle joints let you position your phone at just the right angle.

But, the most compelling features in my estimation, are the three auxiliary lenses available for the Snap case. Hitcase lenses are available in Wide, Superwide and Macro styles. Each comes with either snap on rubber covers, or you can get the keyring style carrier with rubber caps you can’t lose.

If over-the-top adventure is your thing, you’ll want to check out the Hitcase Pro for maximum durability and interchangeable lens. It’s available now for iPhone 5 and 6. We’ll be looking at their new Pro case for iPhone7 shortly. Stay tuned.

Check out the whole line of Hitcase products — they’ve got your iPhones covered with models for iPhone 5, SE, 6 and 7.

Find the original article on Medium.com here.

HITCASE in Digital Trends – Surf, swim, or splash without fear, with one of these waterproof iPhone 7 cases

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Waterproof cases don’t have to be ugly. The Hitcase frame is crafted from aluminum in colors designed to exactly match your iPhone 7. The flexible front panel includes built-in screen protection and makes it easy to fit. The case scores an IP68 rating and Hitcase says it’s good at depths of up to 10 feet (3 meters). It does also offer drop protection at up to 6 feet (2 meters), though the aluminum may chip or scuff. There are metallic button covers on the side and a dial for the switch. This case is available from the end of November.

Read the full article from Digital Trends here.

Pre-order Your Hitcase Shield for iPhone 7

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Chances are that you’ve already been acquainted with the HITCASE SHIELD for iPhone 6/6s, with the official unveiling of the case in summer 2016. The HITCASE SHIELD is the world’s thinnest IP68 rated waterproof iPhone case; and yes you can fact check that.  Sleek, durable, lightweight and beautifully crafted out of aluminum, everything you want in a phone case with protection you can trust in water and on land.

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Now, the moment Apple released the specs of the new iPhone 7 our Product Development Team went into  hyper-speed wizardry-mode designing the HITCASE SHEILD for iPhone 7. Factoring in that iPhone 7 has a built in water-resistance interior for accidental water exposure or splashes – this comes as fantastic news for iPhone users and even better news for HITCASE users. Double the protection means that you can have more confidence than ever before.

We’re beyond stoked to launch our PRE-ORDER for your iPhone 7. Don’t have the iPhone 7? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The SHIELD is now available for all iPhone 6 models, including the SE, as well as all iPhone 5 models. Pre-orders are on now. The HITCASE SHIELD is available in four colour options: black, silver, gold and rose gold.

 

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