Friday, July 27, 2012

Charger Fail

Last week I went to the Orange County Fair. I don't live in Orange County, but that fair is closer, and the LA County Fair isn't until September anyway. Although, the commercials for the LA County Fair are brilliant:

Anyway, I like to go and look at the knitting. And the photography. And the ridiculous stuff that they deep fry. (Deep fried hamburgers? Really?) It's a good excuse to walk around and look at things.

This time, I bought a small solar charger for my iPhone:

Isn't it cute?
As per the instructions, I charged the thing for two days in the sun (well, I did more than two days, just to be safe), and then I went to use it. I was out and about. I plugged it in to my cell phone...  

Well, I have a case on my cell phone:  

And I bet you know where this is going. The case is just a little too big. So, I could get the charger plugged in, but I had to hold it so that it would continue to charge.  

I found that if I prop up the phone and let gravity do the work, it'll connect enough so that it will charge, so it isn't a complete fail. And it's just a case issue. But I still feel kind of stupid.  

Ah well. I guess it's time for a new case anyway. My birthday is next week. Perhaps someone will buy me something cute.  


  1. Liz...go to YouTube and watch the 5:42 second trailer for Cloud Atlas. It's a sci-fi film by the Wachowskis. I want to know what you think of it.

  2. That stinks about the charger-case issue. And if you think deep fried hamburgers are weird, you haven't seen enough. What about deep fried butter?

  3. I'm jealous you live in L.A. If I come to L.A., we should get together and chit chat about knitting.


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