Neal Augenstein

Powering up for Inauguration Day coverage

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm

#iphonereporting Go-Kit for Inauguration Day

The biggest challenge I anticipate is keeping my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini charged for eight to twelve hours. So, I’ve pulled together several charging options I can use with both devices.

  • Stitchway UltraPower 1900 mAh Backup Battery Charger — each cost $5 on Amazon, so bought three.
  • Energizer Instant Charger Made for iPod/iPhone — takes 3 AA batteries, so with a 10-pack of batteries can recharge phone three times. Cost $17 at Target.

Both styles of chargers have the old 30-pin connector, while the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini have the new smaller ports.

  •  Lightning to 30-pin adapter cable. Pay the exorbitant $39 at the Apple Store since knock-off cables rarely work.

Wind is expected to be a problem. The iPhone’s built-in microphone is susceptible to a stiff breeze.

  • Windscreen for standard microphone. $4 at Radio Shack.

With the lack of available AC outlets for recharging, I’ll likely limit the use of the Verizon MiFi. Uploading audio reports shouldn’t be a problem, because the iPhone 5’s LTE is super-quick.

And, at the end of the day, when I finally find a Starbucks, my standard charging cables may come in handy.

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