Extending Your Phone's Battery

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Youtuber Spiritplumber devised a cheap and relatively-simple way to extend your cell phone's battery life. Recording video on smart phones is notorious for draining your juice and he claims this workaround can last a few hours with just a couple of bucks. Or you can go the less ugly but more expensive route and just pick up one of these guys.

http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Instant-Charger-Lithium-universal/dp/B002FU6KF2/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1320097675&sr=8-1

Button Battery Replacement

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Button Battery Replacement
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If you run out of button batteries for your stereo remote, just replace it with a AA, some tape and some spare wires.

When Rechargeable Devices Fail Us

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When Rechargeable Devices Fail Us
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From the kludger:

While half way trimming my hair the built-in battery got drained. I had a meeting in 1 hour and charging would had taken 3 - 4 hours. I decided to open it up only to find a NiMH AAA battery soldered on. I ripped it out, pulled the wires to the exterior. Wired up a standard AAA battery while keeping it in good contact with two of my fingers, while finishing up the job. Worked like a charm. Not a pretty sight through.

The Battery Boost Bonanza

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The Battery Boost Bonanza
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Computer battery broken? No problem! Just weld on a 12V boat battery. 70 pounds is a bit much for a "portable computer," but it's better than no computer at all!

Charger-Tip

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Charger-Tip
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From the submitter:

"My laptop charger only works if it's bent in a gentle curve. So I bent some Q-tips and taped them on for support. Works like new."