Visiting my family in Colorado Springs I experienced the ultimate problem of all Smart Phones: no battery storage at a critical moment.
Colorado Springs is a lovely long and narrow North-South city with the Rockies bordering the West side and forest and military the East. For one directionally challenged, a GPS is a must.
One particular day during my visit I was quite grateful that my Droid Ultra was enabling such flawless directional driving between multiple places. Until I noticed the warning, “You have 7% battery storage left.” Oh. Nice! Still 7-whole-percent! Which dropped very quickly, due to my inattention, to 1%.
Now here’s where things got really sticky. With 1% battery storage left, I had two major concerns. One, how would I find my way back to my sister’s house? Two, if the phone battery failed, how would I give a call of desperation to tell someone that my battery had failed? Technology had put me between a rock and a hard place. Two-strikes and facing a fast ball. Did I strike out? Read more →