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Setting a Standard For Quality

Tech - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 4/1/2019

At Batteries Plus Bulbs, we take pride in what we sell. Our Quality Assurance team maintains the highest quality standards and works to ensure that the products you buy are both safe and reliable. Read more to learn about our QA team and the important work that they do.

How to Outsmart Locksmiths: Keep a Duplicate Car Key

Tech - by Rachael Maloney - updated on 9/7/2018

Prevention is key. Get it... key. Bad puns aside, most of us never think about the importance of having an extra car key until it's too late. What will happen if you lock your keys in the car, your car key gets damaged, or they decide to play an unwelcome game of hide-and-seek?

How to Quickly Cool Down Your Phone

Tech - by Rachael Maloney - updated on 8/1/2018

It's happened to us all. You are swiping through social media, playing your favorite game, or snapping selfies on a hot summer day, when suddenly you notice your phone getting increasingly warmer. Phones can overheat for many different reasons which overtime could degrade the battery, force shutdowns, or even harm the Central Processing Unit. When your phone becomes warmer than average, you should cool it down as quickly as possible.

Maximize Your Apple Watch Battery Lifespan

Tech - by Rachael Maloney - updated on 7/18/2018

Depending on usage and battery maintenance, Apple Watch Battery Lifespan can vary substantially. Here are a few simple steps you can take to maximize it.

Is Your Phone Overheating? Here's Why

Tech - by Rachael Maloney - updated on 7/17/2018

It's standard for phones to be warm to the touch, but what about when it gets hotter than average? Why is it overheating? After speaking with the engineers at our Quality Assurance Lab, it's clear that pinpointing the cause of overheating without examining the device is near impossible. However, we've identified a few of the most common culprits of an overheating phone.

Enter the Drone Zone – Infographic

Tech - by Chris - updated on 3/4/2016

Drones are significant investments, whether one opts for the DIY route or a "ready to fly" kit and there are a number of things users must consider before and after purchasing a drone. The Importance of Using a High-Quality Battery...

Broken Phone? Repair Instead of Replace!

Tech - by Angela Christopherson - updated on 2/4/2016

Studies say about 30% of iPhone users will damage their phones within the first year. If your device is less than a couple of years old, it will be much less expensive to repair it than replace it...

If It's Broke, Fix It

Tech - by David Neubert - updated on 12/26/2014

And although many of us already have functioning smartphones and tablets, it's natural to want to upgrade to the latest and greatest versions and models available. Especially if we have a cracked screen or a volume button that doesn't work, it's convenient to justify "needing" a replacement...

The Cost of Labor: To Repair or Replace; That Is the Question

Tech - by David Neubert - updated on 8/29/2014

As smartphones, tablets and other portable electronic devices continue to take over the market, there is a subsequent spike in the demand to repair them. Fixing these devices, rather than replacing them, can save hundreds of dollars in most cases...

Spring – A Time for Something New

Tech - by David Neubert - updated on 4/4/2014

According to the "Diffusion of Innovation" theory, as popularized in a book by Everett Rogers, there are 5 categories of adopters that we all fall into: innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority and laggards. Which one are you?...