For the last several months, I have been using the Energizer® XP1000 – Energi to Go portable charge to charge my iPhone 4 when I need an extra battery boost. The Energi to Go is a battery back up for your cell phone. I love it because the battery life on my iPhone sometimes just needs a little boost, especially when I was at Star Wars Celebration or I’m out and about and am using my phone a lot. Generally, my phone has good battery life but if I’m at an event (meaning not at work) and I’m tweeting, facebooking, taking pictures a lot, etc, it needs more juice or it will just die on me and the XP1000 provides just that.
For the first charge of the XP1000, be sure to follow the instructions and charge it for 8 hours. It charges pretty easily, you hook it up via USB to your computer to charge. I didn’t charge it for 8 hours the first time and I didn’t get as much juice from it as I would have wanted. After that, it will generally only take 3-4 hours to charge. So when I did charge it properly, it charged my iPhone 4 up just fine.
When you plug the Energi to Go to charge your phone, just leave it plugged in until there is no more juice left in the Energi to Go battery pack. For the purpose of this review, I tried to pay attention to how much more battery life the Energi to Go provided to me. When I was at about 36% battery power, I plugged in the Energi to Go battery pack into my iPhone 4 (with the tip provided) and it more than doubled my battery power in less than an hour and a half. The great thing about the Energi to Go is that you can still use your phone while it’s charging. The battery pack is compact and has a little carrying case that fits into my purse and when it’s plugged into my phone, both the battery pack and the phone fit nicely into my pocket. My Energi to Go portable charger is coming with me to the Susan G. Komen Tampa 3-Day for the Cure® next weekend…I will be facebooking and tweeting and taking tons of pictures so I will need all of the extra battery juice I can get!
The great thing about the Energi to Go and many of Energizer’s charging products, they come with multiple tips to ensure they work with various cell phones, smartphones and even other products. If the package you bought doesn’t include the tip you need for your smartphone, you can order one online for free and all you have to pay is shipping. Luckily, the XP1000 comes with a tip for the iPhone.
So now onto the giveaway, I have not one but TWO chargers to giveaway! I’m giving away an Energizer Energi-To-Go® XP1000 (the one I have been using) AND an AP1000 which is a portable charger (and case!) especially designed for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.
And by the way, for you iPhone 4 users like me, I’m excited to announce that Energizer has just released the Energi to Go AP1201, a case and portable charger specifically designed for the iPhone 4. I would love to get my hands on this one and try it out!
Giveaway Details: I’m giving one Energizer Energi-To-Go XP1000 portable charger (for any smartphone) to one lucky winner and one Energizer Energi-To-Go AP1000 case and portable charger for iPhone 3G(S) to one lucky winner. Once winners are chosen, they will be emailed and will have 48 hours to email me back with their shipping address, if not, an alternate winner will be chosen. The prizes will be shipped directly to the winners via the sponsor. The products and shipping for the giveway is being provided by the sponsor.
How to Enter: The entry types are below, the mandatory entry instructions must be followed before any bonus entries are allowed. All entries will be checked and verified before they are approved. You must enter a valid email address (so I have a way of contacting you), otherwise you forfeit the prize and another winner will be chosen. All entries need to state AP1000 or XP1000 so I know which prize you’re entering for. You have until 12noon EST on Thursday, October 28, 2010 to enter. All entries will be placed into two different spreadsheets (one for the XP1000 and one for the AP1000 entries) and a random winner will be chosen via random.org. I will try my hardest to announce the winner that afternoon but no promises are made since I will be traveling that day to Tampa for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®.
Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling me why you want to win an Energi to Go portable charger. Please state which one you want to win, the AP1000 or the XP1000.
Bonus Entries (for each entry below, leave a comment stating what you did from below AND please state AP1000 or XP1000 to make it easier on me when creating that spreadsheet):
- ‘Like’ Whatever Julie on facebook and leave your name in your entry. You can leave first name and last initial if you don’t want to leave your full name.
- Suggest the Whatever Julie facebook page to 5 of your friends.
- Subscribe to this blog via RSS reader or email. If email, be sure to fill in the email address you’re subscribing with and to confirm the subscription.
- Follow me on twitter. Leave your twitter handle in the entry and I’ll follow you back.
- Share a link to this giveaway (http://bit.ly/9y7vV4) on facebook on your profile or fan page. Be sure to leave a link to that status. (How to do this? Underneath each status is a link that says how long ago you posted the link or status, copy that link and paste into your entry. This will be verified.)
- Share a link to this giveaway (http://bit.ly/9y7vV4) on twitter and be sure to leave a link to your tweet. The tweet will be verified.
- Become a fan of the Energizer Bunny on facebook.
- Suggest the Energizer Bunny facebook page to 5 of your friends.
- Blog about this giveaway and include a link…providing just a link in your blog post is not enough.
If you already do any of the above, just leave a separate comment saying so.
That’s a total of 10 entries! Good luck and I do hope you’ll follow me on my journey on the Komen 3-Day for the Cure on facebook or twitter. Also, when you become a fan of the Energizer Bunny on facebook, you’re helping out! Energizer is donating $1 for each new ‘like’ of the Energizer Bunny on facebook in October, up to $15,000. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled, I’m going to have another awesome Energizer giveaway while I’m walking next weekend!
Disclosure: Energizer is sponsoring my participation in the 2010 Susan G. Komen Tampa 3-Day for the Cure. They provided me with an XP1000 for my own use and both the AP1000 and XP1000 to giveaway. I am not receiving any monetary compensation. This post was written by me and the opinions expressed are my own.