Top 10 Questions for PowerSkin Recharge

_DSC6528PowerSkin Recharge is the newest product in our family of Portable Power solutions. Recharge is a multi-device charger that allows for easy, on-the-go charging of many different smartphone and tablet brands. Perfect for adventures, day-trips, meetings, studying, field trips, nights out, and many other uses, Recharge’s portability and versatility makes it an essential tool in managing your power.

What are the connected cables for and why are they connected?

When designing PowerSkin Recharge, we sought to make it very easy to use and dependable. That means taking away the burden of having to remember most charging cords. Recharge has one built in USB cable and one built in Micro USB cable. The USB cable is an input cable and is meant to charge Recharge via a laptop or other USB port. The Micro USB cable is an output port and is meant to power up other devices like smartphones, tablets, etc.

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What are the ports at the bottom for?

There are two USB output ports and one Micro USB input port. This means we can plug in our charging cords (like the iPhone charging cord) to one of the USB ports and charge our iPhones right up! The Micro USB input port is used again for charging Recharge via a laptop or a wall charger.

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What does 5000 mAh mean?

5000 mAh is Recharge’s battery capacity. mAh stands for milliampere-hour. If you look under the battery of your smartphone,  you can see how much power your phone requires. My Samsung Galaxy S3 says 1025 mA. This means that it needs a little over 1000 mA of power to charge back up to 100%. Therefore, Recharge can charge your phone back up to 100% about 3 or 4 times. It all depends on the phone’s power requirements.

How big is Recharge?

Recharge is 4.9″ x 2.4″ x .64″ and only .29 lbs! It is remarkably light weight and slim.

Where can I put my Recharge?

Because of it’s small size, Recharge fits nearly anywhere- pocket, purse, clutch, briefcase, glove box, backpack, hiking backpack, duffle bag, tackle box…

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How long does Recharge take to fully charge?

Recharge takes 8-10 hours to fully charge back up, so I suggest charging it at night if you are going to use it the next day. You can easily charge Recharge via a laptop or the same wall charger you use to charge your smartphone.

What can Recharge charge?

We’ve tried smartphones, iPhones, tablets, iPads, Go-pros, e-readers…

How many things can I charge at once?

Recharge can easily charge two or tree different smartphones at once, or one tablet.

Where can I purchase Recharge and when will it be available?

Recharge will be available very soon to purchase on our website at http://power-skin.com/

Why do I need portable power, like Recharge?

Portable Power enables us to do the things we love without worrying about a dead battery. In today’s world, we depend a lot on technology, and especially our smartphones. Imagine using the map on your phone to get home, and running out of power. How would you get home? Or if you’re spending a day at Disneyland with the family. You want to be able to capture as many memories as possible by taking pictures and videos, without having to constantly watch your battery, right? Portable power takes the worry out of using our smartphones and tablets and frees our lives to focus on the things we love!

*Bonus question- Why PowerSkin?

PowerSkin ® is Powered by XPAL , meaning it’s charged by patented battery technology that reflects the highest standards for safety, quality, and performance. XPAL Power Inc pushes industry boundaries and delivers products consumers want. We focus on providing products and services that allow people to enjoy life without worrying about power.

 

PowerSkin Donates PoP’n Chargers to YMCA Conference! #PoweringPassion

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Meet Joel Sieplinga, Camp Tecumseh YMCA Summer Camp Director. We had the opportunity  to connect with Joel early in the year and hear his story. We wanted to show our support to Joel, the YMCA, and the Mid America Camping Conference, so knowing how important phone battery life is, we sent up PoP’n phone chargers for to be sold at their big auction. 

Here’s Joel’s #PoweringPassion story…

“From January 14-17, 2014 at Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center, the 2014 Mid America Camping Conference welcomed 196 YMCA camping professionals from 58 associations in 17 states.  This annual conference is held to prepare camp directors from all over the country to provide the best possible camp experience for tens of thousands of youths and families.”

“2014′s conference theme was Building Community, Building Character, and Building Camp.  The focus of many of our sessions was not just the fun and games of camp, but the goal of those fun and games–youth development.  As one of our keynote speakers, Michael Brandwein, said, ‘We are in the business of changing people.’  Participants heard from three different keynote speakers–Michael Brandwein, Jim Everett and Michelle Cummings–and had 40 different breakout sessions to choose from, ranging from first-time director round-table to planning for retirement.”

“This year, as they’ve done in the past, the MACC hosted an auction. The auction included some great donations from various companies including an international staff placement from 3adventures and PoP’n phone chargers from PowerSkin.  These chargers were especially popular with the resident camp directors in attendance as typically cell phone reception at resident camps is pretty spotty and their cell phones often suffer from poor battery life.  With all of the items auctioned off, we raised $6,000 from attendees.  Half of that money will go toward Typhoon Relief in the Phillippines and the other half will go to help scholarship future MACC attendees.”

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“It was truly inspiring to see YMCA Camp Professionals reach into their pockets to support such amazing causes!  Next year’s conference will be held January 13-16, 2015 at YMCA Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, IN.”

If you have a great cause or a story you want to become a #PoweringPassion story, let us know. Send inquiries to Kelly@xpalpower.com. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

And The Winners Are….

We had a lot of great ideas come our way about where your best ideas and inspirations come from and how extra battery life could help you capture or harness those moments of brilliance. We randomly chose three winners to receive the brand new, multi-device charging PowerSkin Recharge. Here are your winners! Can you think of more ways how you could use extra power in your life for your smartphone or tablet?

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Win The Newest Portable Charger Everyone’s Talking About! Here’s How!

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Over the past week, I’ve been emailing back and forth with the building coordinator at our new home, the Eureka Building, and just today, something at the bottom of her email caught my eye.

“What’s your Eureka! moment?” said a line right under her signature. The line was short, sweet, but quite powerful. And, it got me thinking.

In celebrating  great ideas, we are giving away a special treat! In the comments below, share where your best ideas come from and how having extra power for your smartphone or tablet can help you be more brilliant. For example, most of my best ideas come when I am driving and even though I can’t go on my phone while behind the wheel, knowing my phone has power to look something up when I get to a safe place is really great. Too bad I can’t write any of them down! Three random winners will be chosen to be the the very first to experience the brand new, totally revolutionary, multi-device charging, PowerSkin Recharge before it’s even available to the pubic! Entries must be in by midnight Monday March 10, 2014. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

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Be sure to share this post with your friends or family or anyone you know who wants to be part of the chance to be a technology pioneer for the awesome new PowerSkin Recharge. Check back on March 11th to see if you’ve won!

 

A Photographer’s Love. #PoweringPassion

310245_2204306539567_893403824_nMeet Amy C., Kindergarten teacher by day, passionate amateur photographer by weekend.

“When I was in my teens, I was incredibly shy. I never wanted to go anywhere or do anything because of some strange fear. For my high school graduation, my aunt and uncle bought me a camera. ‘Let the lens be your guide. Go out and see the world,’ they said, and things have never been the same.”

“I love taking photos and going places and experiencing new things. As foolish as it sounds, having a camera and sort of owing it to the camera to take it places and let it see beauty has really helped me.”

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“My favorite images are those when I am able to capture a single thing in all it’s own beauty. I just love how when you take a moment to slow down and look at things from a different perspective and look at an individual organism, like a flower or bird or something, just how incredibly beautiful that one thing is.”

“I think that is a lesson in life, we all need to slow down some times and look at our friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers, as astonishingly beautiful individuals with quirks and peculiarities, and not just as part of the crowd.”

“Photography will probably always just be a hobby for me, but it is one that truly gives me a lot of pleasure. Being outdoors, enjoying the sun or even the rain, experiencing things in real life that you’d never get to experience on television or on the internet, that’s what make photography so special to me. Sometimes I feel like I am literally capturing through my lens, the earth’s smile.”

“I’ve been many places since getting my camera and I can’t think of any greater passion than exploring the world through it’s lens!”

A new kind of Portable Power is coming!

P1060358 copyQuick, right now, think of all the times you’ve needed power for your phone or tablet or iPod or GoPro. Now, think of all the times that power didn’t come; and your device died. Annoying, right? Well, that’s all about to change…. something new is about to rock your world! It’s portable, it’s efficient, it’s versatile, it’s powerful, and most importantly, you won’t be able to keep your hands off it. It’s the new PowerSkin Recharge and it’s coming to you soon.

There is a lot more to this little power pack than what meets the eye! But, if you want to find out more, you’ll have to LIKE and carefully watch our Facebook page as we unroll Recharge and several other new, personalized products. We’ve heard your thoughts, we’ve gone back to the drawing boards, we’ve climbed mountains, we’ve sat on beaches, we’ve gone on road trips, we’ve sat in cabs, we’ve done everything you do to create a whole host of revolutionary new portable power product solutions specifically designed for YOU and your LIFE. Stay tuned and follow us as we continue #PoweringPassion!

 

A Different Game of Golf + A Special Sneak Peek! #PoweringPassion

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When you typically think of golf, you think of Argyle socks, polo shirts, tradition, and pristine fairways. However, there is another type of golf making it’s way across the world and on these courses, you’ll see a little less tradition, a lot more obstacles, and a whole bunch of flying discs!

“Four!” is the main sound your’ll hear on a disc golf course as colorful discs go wizzing by, some flying perfectly into the basket and others taking a more uncontrolled rout into a tree or bush.

Chris, a passionate disc golfer, has been playing the sport for several years now.

“At first it was just a reason to get out of the house, but now, I love it. There is nothing better than being outside with your friends and being able to go at your own pace.”

“Depending on the course or park, the rules can be really laid back and you can pretty much play shirtless or with a beer in hand.”

“A lot of people don’t think it, but there actually is a lot of sport and agility to disc golf. It really takes a lot of time and practice to develop your skill and know how to throw against the wind, how to angle it perfectly around trees, or deal with different terrains.”

“Unlike regular golf being played on rolling green lawns, disc golf courses are set up on the sides of mountains, in sand, and in the middle of deserts, even. There are hills and drop offs and rivers and lakes to play through, but that is what makes it so much fun. Each course is different and you have to be flexible and bend your skill to meet the needs of the course.”

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“There is a lot of comradery out on the courses, but a lot of competition, too. Even if you are just competing against yourself, you still find a lot of passion in doing it. I’ve seen men and women who are very basic beginners to incredibly talented professionals. Everyone develops at their own pace and really has a lot of fun doing it.”

“I think if we had more passions like this that took us out of the house, away from our video games, out in the fresh air and sunlight, bonding with other people, there would be a lot more love and a lot less fighting in the world.”

“Just being able to listen to my music and getting exercise, all while being outside, there is no greater passion for me than that. I would suggest everyone come out and try their hand at disc golf. I often see a lot of dads with their kids out. Everyone is always having so much fun and most parks are either free or require only a few dollars to play.”

As I talked to Chris, I asked him how long a round of disc golf typically lasts.

“Depends on the course,” he said, “could take an hour, could take 3 or 4.”

“And in that much time,” I asked, “you lose a lot of battery life from your phone constantly playing music?”

“Ya,” he said.

“Well,” I said, “I have something you are definitely going to be interested in.”

From my backpack I pulled out the never yet seen, PowerSkin Recharge…..

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“This thing is awesome,” said Chris, taking it in his hands and turning it over, gazing at every angle. “I could definitely use this. It is actually really small and light weight. Not bulky or heavy at all. It would easily fit in my bag or even pocket and keep my phone going for hours. I haven’t see one like this before.”

“And with all these features…….”

We had to cut Chris off there. After all, this is just a sneak peek of Recharge. If you would like to find out more, follow us on Facebook and keep your eyes open for more real life revealings of Recharge. and sever other new products that will be available in the coming months.

Our own beautiful images from around the world, just for you! #PoweringPassion

Chasing our passions takes us near and far; from one end of the earth to another. Below are several beautiful, high-resolution images from our experiences we are sharing with you for you to use as background wallpapers on your own phones, tablets, or computers. Enjoy and remember, We provide the battery power for you to do what you love! #PoweringPassion

Click each image to view the full size version.

Let us know in the comments which ones are your favorites! I particularly like the big pink Dahlia.

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