There’s more tips focused on phones than any others because we’re all attached to them. It’s how we communicate, take pictures, videos and share what we’re doing. You’ll likely be on the go and wandering around much of the day and then all night with little time to give your phone a full charge. The best option is to rent a locker (see ProTip #55 Four Reasons to Rent a Locker) with charging stations built in.
This tip can go for any festival, vacation or even long summer day.
There’s a lot of options from Mophie battery pack cases that attach to your iPhone, external battery packs that’ll attach to anything or just carrying an extra battery if your phone has a removable battery.
What’s the best option for you? Depends on how much money you want to spend and what you’re looking for.
Mophie has options for every type of phone at http://www.mophie.com.
If you’re phone has a removable battery just do a search on Amazon or visit your local carriers store to buy an extra one. The challenge will be charging both of them especially with limited time. Search around on Amazon and you’ll probably be able to find an external charger.
For emergency purposes when your phone is dead and you just want to get it back on to get in touch with others a great option could be a “lipstick” charging device. It’s small, portable and will get you turned back on.
Someone is probably reading this thinking questioning how addicted to our phones we are and the first step to an addiction is admitting it! Power up and stay connected but don’t live on your phone, have fun.
About the ProTips: I’ve been counting down the days until Electric Daisy Carnival with a tip a day until the day of the festival. There’ll be more to come after this one and you can view ALL of them here.
#33 EXPECT A THOROUGH SEARCH
#34 MAKE A PLAN TO STAY TOGETHER AND A PLAN IF YOU GET SEPARATED
#35 STAY OFF OF FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
#36 TIP THE FREE WATER PEOPLE
#37 BUY A SMOOTHIE
#38 BUYING AND SELLING TICKETS NOW THAT IT’S SOLD OUT
#39 HOW TO CHECK THE SHIPPING STATUS OF YOUR TICKETS
#40 BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO BACKUP PICS OR USE A CLOUD APP
#41 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLER’S CHECK YOUR PHONE PLANS
#42 RACHEL’S AWESOME GUIDE TO THE BATHROOMS
#43 TAKE PICTURES BUT DON’T BE A PHOTOGRAPHER
#44 DON’T FEAR THE K9 UNIT VAN
#45 WARMUP AND STRETCH BEFORE YOU GO WILD
#46 DON’T FEAR THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL IF SOMETHING IS WRONG
#47 BE CAUTIOUS OF PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL YOU THINGS ON THE STRIP
#48 BE PREPARED FOR CIGARETTE SMOKE
#49 PRINT OUT OR WRITE DOWN PHONE NUMBERS
#50 PRINT OUT YOUR FLIGHT AND HOTEL INFO
#51 REMEMBER IT’S AN EXPERIENCE, NOT A CONCERT
#52 READ THE LINEUP ABOUT 500 TIMES A MINUTE
#53 PREVENT YOURSELF FROM BEING A GRUMPY PAIN IN THE ASS
#54 READ THE GUIDELINES TO KNOW WHAT’S PROHIBITED
#55 FOUR REASONS TO RENT A LOCKER
#56 EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS
#57 ENERGY GELS, GRANOLA, PROTEIN AND MEAL REPLACEMENT BARS
#58 BE A TOURIST, CHECK OUT SOME FREE VEGAS ATTRACTIONS
#59 BEING PREPARED FOR THE POOL PARTIES
#60 REMEMBER GROUND CONTROL IS FOR US, NOT AGAINST US
#61 WRIST WALLET OR RUNNERS WAIST PACK INSTEAD OF POCKETS
#62 SUNSCREEN FOR THE DAY AND FESTIVAL LINE
#63 PACK LIGHT
#64 DON’T BE AFRAID TO SLEEP
#65 BRING A WIFI ROUTER TO SHARE YOUR ROOMS CONNECTION
#66 MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF LICENSE, PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARDS
#67 GET CASH FROM THE ATM BEFORE HEADING TO THE FESTIVAL
#68 HELP OUT A FELLOW RAVER
#69 TELL YOUR PARENTS WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN VEGAS AND WHEN BACK HOME
#70 THREE SEALED PACKS OF GUM
#71 TELL YOUR BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES
#72 THINK ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE
#73 BUY AN INSOMNIAC WATER BOTTLE OR CAMELBAK
#74 EDUCATE YOURSELF AND KNOW THAT LESS IS MORE
#75 DO NOT EXPECT CELL PHONE SERVICE
#76 GO ON THE RIDES
#77 COMFORT OVER FASHION
#78 START SAVING MONEY IMMEDIATELY
#79 DON’T BE A PRISONER
#80 WATER WATER WATER WATER
#81 BUY A SHUTTLE PASS
#82: DON’T FORGET CHAP STICK