Low Battery Noise (and a Giveaway!)

by Marinka on June 5, 2010

One of the things that my husband and I fight about constantly and consistently is how I charge my cell phone and how he doesn’t charge his.
I like to keep my cell phone battery fully charged because I envision myself to be a first-responder type person. Especially if it involves a friend calling me about a sample sale. I want to be able to respond promptly. I cannot afford to have my battery drained. People are counting on me. Oh yeah, and the kids’ school may call or something.

Husbandrinka, on the other hand, has a more complicated system that he obnoxiously refers to “battery maintenance.” It is not as important for him to be reached on his cell phone, you see, what is crucial is that his cell phone battery is healthy. So he lets the battery drain, for health reasons.

I have no idea what he’s talking about; all I know that the low battery sound that his phone makes is FUCKING ANNOYING and I’m pretty sure that there were quite a few Snapped wives who were acquitted when in dramatic testimony it was revealed that they were forced to listen to the Low Battery Noise on their husbands’ cell phones. In case I’m being too subtle here, the Low Battery Noise makes me insane. And as a result, we have conversations like this:

Marinka: Can you turn off your cell phone? That beeping noise is making me insane.
Husbandrinka: Making?
Marinka: It’s so annoying. Just turn it off.
Husbandrinka: It’s not a big deal. I’ll charge it soon.
Marinka: CHARGE IT NOW OR TURN IT OFF! DEAR GOD! I CAN’T TAKE MUCH MORE OF THIS. BEEP….BEEP….BEEP!
Husbandrinka: Ok, I’ll get to it soon.
Marinka: I CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER MINUTE. IT’S LIKE THE CHINESE WATER TORTURE OR SOMETHING.
Husbandrinka: Hang on, I’ll get to it soon (opening War and Peace)
Marinka: You don’t deserve a cell phone.

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Inevitably, when I’m on the floor and foaming at the mouth, and the vet examines me and pronounces me to be in a highly agitated state, Husbandrinka will not be able to resist and he will tell me that “it’s only proper to let a battery drain completely and not have it fully charged like some people.”
And then I become completely unhinged and tell him that at least people can reach me on my cell phone, whereas with him, it’s a huge gamble, because at any given moment his battery may be out of power completely, he will tell me that he’s had the same battery for the past three years, thereby winning some kind of cell phone battery longevity award, whereas my cell phone battery had to be replaced twice in the past year. Apparently he thinks he’s going to shame me into being some kind of cell phone battery irresponsible murderer. Just as apparently, he’s never met me before.

Because in these uncertain times, a well charged phone is my weapon of choice. So you can imagine a yelp of happiness that I let out when I was presented with my very own iGo Charger. Look, I don’t usually plug things on my blog, but this has been a game changer, where game equals life for me.

This iGo Charger works like this: You plug your phone in, and the charger charges the phone. BUT WHILE IT IS CHARGING THE PHONE, IT IS ALSO CHARGING ITSELF. I KNOW!

So, then, you’re going on about your day, and you notice that your battery is low? You can charge it inside your purse. Without an outlet.
And while you’re charging your phone, you are also saving the environment and are basically thisclose to snatching the Nobel Peace Prize for Al Gore.
This means that your cell phone is never out of power, and more importantly, your loved ones are never exposed to that annoying Low Battery Noise!

It’s like a miracle.

A miracle that you like, not one of those “locust!” miracles.

And a lifesaver too. Because for the past few weeks I’ve been on jury duty and I could actually charge the phone in my purse. How cool is that? One woman actually asked me if I had an outlet in my purse and I looked all mysterious and said “maybe”. Her eyes glistened with respect and admiration.

Husbandrinka, of course, is not allowed to touch it, until he admits the superiority of a constantly charged battery and apologizes for his foolishness.
But you don’t have to be like Husbandrinka, deluded and sad.

You can win your very own iGo Charge Anywhere (and tip!).
Just leave a comment about who you think is right–me or Husbandrinka. For extra entries, tweet this giveaway (and then leave a comment with the link to your tweet). For super-extra entries, fix the Gulf Coast oil leak.

Good luck! I’ll pick a random winner at some point during the week of June 14th.

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DaDa Rocks!
Twitter:
June 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm

no matter how wrong I could be — it’ll have to be you… (fist bump to Husbandrinka [just say sorry bring flowers and it’ll end sooner then later])

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Margaret June 5, 2010 at 7:55 pm

You’re right, of course. The beep is totally obnoxious and allowing your cellphone to dwindle down to no charge when there are outlets everywhere is just lame when you have important people who need to talk to you like your wife.

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sdnightnurse
Twitter:
June 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Poor Husbandrincka. Will they never learn. Having a fully charged battery is absolutely necessary in this day of smartphones. How would I ever be able to catch up on my SZ without my charged iphone?

http://twitter.com/maetaylor

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Heather Young June 5, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Oh Marinka, I am so sorry that the incessant beeping has interfered with your mind and you now have to question yourself. Of course you are right!

And what a neat gadget!!!

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Heather Young June 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Tweeted your giveaway!

http://twitter.com/heatheryoung717

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pam June 5, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Technically Husbandrinka is right and he wins the ‘battery life expectancy humanitarian blah blah blah award.’

But you are right in the ‘you have to live in this world’ way. Because who can stand the beep beep beep? SO… You Are Right!

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Paula June 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Posted you on FB and OMG, of course your husband is wrong! My husband is just as wrong!

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suburbancorrespondent
Twitter:
June 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm

You’re right, of course. I get special pleasure from “topping off” my cell phone battery every night.

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Sheila
Twitter:
June 5, 2010 at 8:57 pm

He is wrong. You are right. Even if the battery lasts longer, who cares?! The noise is annoying Marinka…he should do whatever he can to please you!

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Beth O June 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Marinka, of couse you’re right. Husbandrinka, charge your phone!!

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woo222
Twitter:
June 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Just imagining his cell beeping repeatedly has irritated me. Really, I don’t know how you put up with him. 😉 It should go without saying that you are right on so many levels. Also, that charger is awesome. I’d never heard of it..thanks for sharing! 🙂

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CoftheU June 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

I have yet to read of a situation in which Husbandrinka was right and you were wrong. It’s just unheard of. Unthinkable, even.

My own husband lets his phone die a slow death also and as I peacefully slumber, a voice will emerge from the still of the night: “The battery is crit-i-call-ally low.” The pronunciation may be even more annoying than the fact that it awakens me as frequently as a newborn.

It may all be a thinly veiled ruse on their part. How easy is it to say, “Sorry. I didn’t get your call. My phone was dead.” Hmmmmmmm.

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LissiC June 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

You’re right 🙂 Cell phones should be with a full charge all the time, it’s common sense.

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MarathonMom June 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm

You are soooo right! I hope that it doesn’t come to it, but if it does, you should get Meredith Baxter Birney to play you in the Lifetime movie. She totally rocked that Betty Broderick story.

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Marinka June 5, 2010 at 9:31 pm

You mean a MUCH YOUNGER Meredith Baxter Birney, right?!

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anna see June 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Puh-leaze! I am firmly on your side, Marinka. Husbandrinka is the insane one, even if he doesn’t get as frothy and agitated as you do.

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Tasha June 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Ugh, my husband does the same thing! He is always making me drain the batteries to my camera and I’m like, “I’M GONNA MISS SOMETHING!” You win, hands down.

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A June 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I don’t think there’s any doubt that husbandrinka is both wrong and horribly annoying. My husband doesn’t have a cell phone – I find the marriage works better that way. You are, once again, 100% correct.

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jenna June 5, 2010 at 11:07 pm

of course you are right… and i had to read your post to my husband, as i’ve gone through 2 iphones this year, and his is perfectly perfect…

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jonathan June 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm

That’s not true anymore now that phones have lithium batteries that can be charged anytime. Although if he has had it three years then maybe he does have an older one that lasts longer when you let it drain and in that case he may be right but there is never an excuse for incessant beeping ! Igo charger looks awesome!

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Becky June 5, 2010 at 11:50 pm

My (techie) husband says that batteries these days are made so you do not need to drain them periodically like you used to. So Husbandrinka is wrong, unless he’s got one of those old cell phones that are as big as your head.
Even if he wasn’t wrong technically he would still be wrong, though. Duh.

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Jen June 6, 2010 at 12:20 am

You’re right. I keep my phone charged by plugging it in whenever I’m in the car. This drives my husband crazy because he says this drains the car battery (?) but why would they make care chargers if that was true?

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Sophie June 6, 2010 at 1:30 am

For a second there I thought you were giving away husbandrinka’s practically dead phone. I’m glad to hear you’re not, ‘coz dead phone SUCK! And the beeping can drive the stronges women into complete breakdowns. You have been, of course, very brave about it, what with your SUPERIORLY BETTER fully charged battery. 🙂

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SubWife June 6, 2010 at 1:31 am

Of course you are right! The point of having a cell phone is to have a reliable and consistent way to call or be reached in case of emergency (sample sale qualifies as emergency, obviously). What good is healthy battery if it’s dead and someone in the middle of a crisis is unsuccessfully trying to reach you?? Seriously, Husbandrinka, charge your cell phone!

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peajaye
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 1:35 am

Well, you know I usually enjoy siding with Husbandrinka because he’s a man and he’s Italian, but I have to go with you on this one. The thing is, I think his mind is stuck in the 1990’s science of battery recharge. I’m fairly certain the batteries of the last 10 year do not work the same way – i.e. needing to be drained for longer life. As long as you don’t keep your phone plugged in to the point where it gets overheated, your battery life should be the same whether it’s “drained” or not. The bad news is that I think he’s lying about having the same battery for three years. and if he’s lying about that, then who knows what else he’s lying about, (i.e. “business” trips, secret wives, not reading your blog)? Just saying…

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Nicole
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 2:01 am

Welcome Husbandrinka to this century, as I’ve believe the new fangled batteries do not need to be charged. And I once worked for a lithium battery company – true story, although it never successfully developed a cell phone battery. We love our computer charge iGo, which charges anything, except of course my laptop.

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Coco
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 6:42 am

YOU are right. Husbandrinka is WRONG. I am so surprised I haven’t heard of his homicide on the news already. You have the patience of a Saint listening to that damn beep. Geez.

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Coco
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 6:46 am

Techy Tard here….I don’t know how to link to a tweet but you are on my list so you will see it. 🙂

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dusty earth mother June 6, 2010 at 7:17 am

Poor Husbandrinka. It must be hard to be married to a woman who is ALWAYS RIGHT. I feel for him. However, this does not change the fact that, annoying beeping noise aside, it’s just dumb to be possibly unreachable on your cell. What if you need him to pick up something important at the grocery store, like stem tomatoes or EZ Lite charcoal? Foolish man.

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Stimey
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

How could someone whose cell phone is dead possibly be right? You keep that thing charged up at all times.

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Tammy D. June 6, 2010 at 8:53 am

With this YOU are totally right. I can’t handle is my cell battery is low!

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Blair@HeirtoBlair June 6, 2010 at 8:57 am

You, of course.

About the oil leak…hmmm. Duct tape? Gum plug?

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sdl June 6, 2010 at 9:17 am

My husband’s low-charge beep has actually woken me up from a sound sleep, and of course all you can do is get out of bed, find the damn phone and plug it in yourself. Obviously you are right and Husbandrinka is liable to someday find his phone missing altogether.

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Megan June 6, 2010 at 9:24 am

You are right! My hub’s phone is forever beeping due to a low battery. Sooooooo anoying !

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K-Line June 6, 2010 at 9:40 am

I have exactly this same argument with my husband – except the roles are reversed. Good luck if you need to get me by phone.

Thanks for your lovely birthday wish.

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MommyTime
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

First of all, it’s not even a question: you are obviously right. Second of all, I drive my own husband crazy, not with the beeping of a low battery, but with the generally forgetting to plug it in to charge, so that it invariably has a dead battery just at the moment when I need it most — like when we are trying to figure out which one of us will pick up which kid from their two different school/daycare establishments. “Okay, so I’ll get h..” *dead silence* her? him? who will you get? who knows? He would love you forever if I could charge the thing in my purse. Forever. And not in any creepy ways, either, because he’s so NOT creepy like that.

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Shannon June 6, 2010 at 10:17 am

You!!! Now that I am without a landline and rely soley on my cell phone, it goes without saying that I never let go a day without making sure that the phone is charged.

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Briar
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 10:28 am

You. You are definitely right. As always.

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Diane June 6, 2010 at 11:38 am

God bless the tech inventors and chemists! Where would we be without all our gadgets and plastics? I’m with you on the phone battery issue and have berated my children on a number of occasions when they steal my phone to play Jelly Car and run the battery down so I am unable to stay connected while on carpool duty. Gotta get an iGo charger….

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katiezoeb
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I cannot let my phone battery run down all the way. I need to be connected always. Love the eco value of this gadget too!

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reiven June 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Of course you are right! Letting the battery drain in order to save battery life is so 1999!

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reiven June 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I should totally win now because I am giving scientific proof that you are right!From: http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-cell-phone-battery-last-longer-075548/
#DO NOT fully discharge a lithium-ion battery! Unlike Ni-Cd batteries, lithium-ion batteries’ life is shortened every time you fully discharge them. Instead, charge them when the battery meter shows one bar left. Lithium-ion batteries, like most rechargeable batteries have a set amount of chargers in them. – – Most newer cell phones have lithium-ion batteries, while older ones generally have nickel-based batteries
– #*Nickel-based batteries (either NiCd or NiMH) DO NOT generally suffer from a misunderstood phenomenon known as the “memory effect.” As described in Wikipedia and many expert sources, the term “memory effect” has been widely mythologized to describe any and all deterioration of NiCD batteries , in many cases misleading consumers into further shortening the lives of the batteries through over-discharging to “recondition” them. –

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Sophie, Inzaburbs June 6, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Obviously you are the right one and would be even if you were wrong.
We have cellphone charging arguments here too. My husband charges his obsessively and then leaves it where he can’t hear it anyway. I’m the one who always forgets to charge mine…
(BTW are you sure it is a battery longevity issue at play here and not just manly pride – no one likes to be thought forgetful ?).

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Miss Britt
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm

I had something similar to this for my iPhone, but I kept forgetting to charge it.

And OBVIOUSLY you are right.

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Tanya B June 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm

You are definetly in the right here. I can’t stand that beeping noise! I can actually hear it upstairs in the middle of the night and it makes me LOSE MY MIND!!

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JK June 6, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Of course you’re right. Marinka is always right. You’re the wife!

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MFA Mama
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Actually I used to work for a cell phone company and Husbandrinka is *technically* correct.

HOWEVER!

I myself have had to replace my cell phone battery three times in the past year, and you know what, I only have the cell phone, no landline, and I have three children with special needs, a husband with more than one donor organ, an eighty-six-year-old father in ill health halfway around the world, and the “low battery” sound makes me want to kill.

Replacing Husbandrinka’s battery twice a year would cost less than the amount of therapy (be it talk or retail) and nerve medication (be it xanax or Haagen-Dazs) this is probably causing you to need. So while his way is Kinder To The Electronic Device and carries the benefit of a smaller carbon footprint, your way is more conducive to being available to the people who need to reach you and not getting burned in your bed while you sleep.

I think it would be made of win if you bought him a replacement battery, and then told him that your friend from inside the computer used to work in the wireless industry and if he lets the new battery sit for more than a month or two it will never carry a full charge and you will have wasted your money (except that you bought it on sale and can’t return it). I’m Ashkenazic; I know how this game goes.

And I WANT that charger!

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The Grasshoppa
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

The batteries—unless his phone is from the 1980’s are no longer made of the materials that require the “drain—–>then charge” technique.

This is all for not.

Ya’ll can charge any ‘ol time—all the live long day. Does not have any impact what-so-ever on the health (omg) on your battery.

Unless…as I mentioned…his phone is of the stone ages—in which case—THAT would be causing me a slow and violent death.

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The Grasshoppa
Twitter:
June 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Maybe I shouldn’t drink before I comment on blog. Totally ferked that twitter handle up.

I’ll be charging my battery now.

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Jen June 6, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Yegads. I’m your husband *low battery beep* and my *low battery beep* husband is you in this *low battery beep* scenario. Color me ashamed. *one last beep for good measure*

Bestow upon me the iGo Charger so I can stop driving my husband crazy.

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Angela June 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm

You’re right. He doesn’t deserve a cell phone and probably only has one because you forced it on him. My husband barely knows how to text!

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Olga
Twitter:
June 7, 2010 at 12:26 am

I read a manual to my cell phone about draining the battery down completely. You are supposed to do it first two times. It made sense and I did that. (I can’t speak about “longevity” since my cycle of losing phones is so much shorter than battery life. ) But making it a routine.. I know I’ll be simply bored to wait and wait until it’s charged completely so the whole procedure wouldn’t be worth effort. The gadget is so awesome! Again I was without my phone so often sometimes I simply forget to charge it at night.

You both are right but if that beeping drives your SO crazy I’d give up the habit. Maybe he could change the sound settings?

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Marie
Twitter:
June 7, 2010 at 7:50 am

I don’t give a rat’s freaking ass if you are ‘supposed’ to let the battery wear down. THAT NOISE!!! THAT LOW BATTERY NOISE!!! OMG, OMG, OMG!! It is like someone is trying to drive you absolutely insane. As though you, as a competent adult, need to be reminded EVERY 30 F’ING SECONDS that your battery is low.

You Marinka, are totally correct. Anything to prevent THAT NOISE!!!

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Kendra June 7, 2010 at 8:56 am

You are completely right. If I were a smarter person, I’d be able to explain it in detail, but all I know is that there is a difference between batteries, and the old kind were like your husband says–they had to be drained completely and then charged from 0 to be effective. New ones aren’t like that. I don’t know what you do to batteries to make them die twice in a year, but it’s not that!

(First time visitor; I like the way you think–plus I totally want that fancy-pants charger!)

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jackaboo June 7, 2010 at 9:16 am

You, of course, are right.

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Maggie June 7, 2010 at 9:22 am

Of course you are right!! I am also addicted to a fully charged phone. I get all clammy and fidgety when i have 1/2 battery left. What if I need to text? What if I get an “important” (gossip call with my sister) call? How will I ever be able to check my email in line at Target if my phone is dead??? I can’t possibly wait till i get home. noooooo. That. Would. Be. Torture.

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Christy M. June 7, 2010 at 10:53 am

Clearly you’re right. That noise is super annoying.
In addition to irresponsible charging, my man likes to unplug random things to plug in his charger- he never charges the same place twice. You never know what you may have to crawl behind to remedy his left-behind sitch!

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Cara June 7, 2010 at 11:47 am

you’re right…my boyfriend does the same thing as your husband and it’s so annoying!

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Liz June 7, 2010 at 1:22 pm

You are right! His phone would be thrown out the window if he were my husband! You are too patient with him!

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Anne June 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I’ve been searching for just such a product! *want* *is jealous* *also hates that low battery noise omg*

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Angie June 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Obviously you are right! But aren’t you always?

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magpie June 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Of course you’re right. You’re always right.

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GrandeMocha
Twitter:
June 11, 2010 at 9:29 am

Exactly!!!

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Kate June 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm

You are right. Totally right. The only thing worse than the Low Battery is the inabilitiy to ANSWER THE DAMN PHONE.

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Zee June 7, 2010 at 3:23 pm

OK. You’re right. There’s nothing more annoying than someone else’s phone making ANY kind of noise. Either answer it, mute it, plug it in or take it outside. Do whatever necessary to make it stop.

But I’m a tiny bit conflicted. I used to be a charge the phone every night kind of girl, but now that my iphone is nearly 2 years old, the battery doesn’t stay charged long. And I can’t replace it without buying a new phone.

Therein lies my conflict. I still vote that you’re right.

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Heather Sponseller June 7, 2010 at 3:24 pm

You, Marinka, YOU!!!

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Lu
Twitter:
June 7, 2010 at 3:29 pm

You are right. Hands down, no doubt about it, you’re right. I twitch when I hear the low battery noise. It’s like the loudest noise in the world to my easily irritated persona. Bad Husbandrinka.

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Erin I'm Gonna Kill Him
Twitter:
June 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Would I even be a friend if I agreed with Husbandrinka. No, I would not. You have got to be on standby for that random Barney’s sale that only those with fully charged cell phones would know about.

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Amber June 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Hello! You are beyond right. There is nothing more (well I take that back I’ve been a nanny for 6 years there are LOTS of things more annoying) than a beeping cell phone. My phone has only beeped once, seriously it did the beeping one time, and was promptly plugged into the wall. What if you miss an important twitter update?! Or worse-a sale coupon text! It should be illegal.

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Kate Coveny Hood
Twitter:
June 8, 2010 at 1:26 am

Just got one – so don’t enter me. But I had to leave a comment since the dialogue ending with him opening War and Peace made me laugh out loud!

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Heather, Queen of Shake Shake June 8, 2010 at 9:20 am

You know, it’s probably a good thing I’m not coming to NYC. Husbandrinka and I are probably soul mates. I believe in cell phone battery health too.

You probably shouldn’t enter me into your giveaway. It would be a conflict of interest since he and I are soul mates. There are rules about that kind of stuff.

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Rhea June 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm

You are so right, oh man this is the bane of my existence. I have an iPhone which needs to be charged oh every 4 hours or so and my husband has a bberry which he charges once a millennium. The flashing red light and the beeping have made me crazy- please help.

xoxox

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Monica @MacaroniKidNYC June 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Um, the husbands are always wrong! Ok, usually wrong!

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zmama June 9, 2010 at 6:58 am

I need this for my iphone!!

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AfterGirl June 10, 2010 at 8:37 am

Darling – You of course are the righter one he is too old school so last decade.

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Meg June 10, 2010 at 11:05 am

Poor Husbandrinka, perhaps he is partially deaf and cannot hear the annoying beeps of his phone? Perhaps an afternoon with your father might help him understand the error in his ways?

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Wendi June 10, 2010 at 11:26 am

Your Right!!!!

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Rhonda June 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Of course you’re right. Has a husband EVER been right? My phone said to tell you that it needs that charger since the battery lasts as long as my husband does. (oh, did you just hear those drums too?)

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Usha June 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm

No contest……of course you are right! That beep is in my Top 10 set-my-teeth-on-edge, make-me-want-to-punch-something annoyances.

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Lisa June 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I’ve gotta go with you on this one. GIRL POWER!! LOL

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Kristen
Twitter:
June 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm

You are right. In my former life and when I was 16 I worked at maybe the best and the worst job ever, Radio Shack. Yes, I may be the ONLY female to have ever worked at one. Either way, that is the advice we used to give out to people. That is also when cell phones resembled those carried by Zach Morris. Technology has changed and you no longer have to fully drain the phone.

But for reals, I have convinced myself that I NEED this charger. I’m a technology whore and, to some, just a whore- either way, I love new stuff like this. And I, like you, am OBSESSED with keeping my phone charged. It is a constant balancing act of prioritizing feeding my infant…or going upstairs to charge my phone. My phone is obviously more important, but then the baby cries and, alas, I must go feed her. :::sigh:::

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Emily June 13, 2010 at 12:52 am

Does it count if I think you’re right, but I’m with Husbandrinka because I ALWAYS forget to charge my phone?

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Chantel
Twitter:
June 14, 2010 at 2:04 pm

You’re right! That beep beep is annoying. A friend of mine never charges her phone and during a conversation it’s constantly beeping to alert her, which I don’t her but she constantly says, “hello, hello, are you still there??” Drives me insane!

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Chantel
Twitter:
June 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

that should be which I don’t *hear* My co-worker interrupted me. lol

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Molly
Twitter:
June 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

Um you’re right. DUH. Haven’t we established that Marinka is always right?

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just mom June 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Ooooh, I absolutely abhor that awful low battery beep. My ever-so-considerate hubs is adamant that he *must* let his phone completely die before he can charge it. And he *must* leave said phone sitting in the living room while it’s going through its death throes. With the volume on maximum. At 10:30 at night. When the little people of the house (and moi) are desperately trying to sleep. GAAAAAH!

Yeah, his theory on killing the battery would be much more tolerable if he would at least agree to turn the *&@!!* thing to vibrate while it’s dying. His reasoning for leaving it at full blast?

Hubs: It kills the batter faster and better if the volume’s turned all the way up instead of on vibrate. . . doesn’t it?

Moi: No, but it *could* get *you* killed faster.

I’m sure in some state somewhere, killing a spouse because they torture you with the infernal beeping is justifiable homicide.

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Becky June 19, 2010 at 11:50 am

HAHAHA. I want to know the logic behind this: the phone has to struggle harder to make a louder noise. Also that it takes more energy to go *beep* than to shake itself.
You are a very patient woman if you let this go on more than once. LOL. Also, the state you are looking for is probably Texas. 😉

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empress bee (of the high sea) June 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

me me me me me, pick me!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxooxox

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