Americans Increase Their Smartphone Usage for Directions and Movie Streaming

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( — February 1, 2016) — As the popularity of the internet has grown, more and more people have become more and more dependent on the benefits that the internet can bring to them. As consumers have discovered, smartphones go far beyond sending and receiving calls and text messages, taking the internet into its own and providing its own applications along with it. However, the percentage of smartphone users who say they have ever used their phone to watch movies or TV through a paid subscription service (such as Netflix or Hulu Plus) has increased in recent years – jumping from 15% in 2012 to 33% in 2015. Along with this, 90% smartphone owners use their phone for directions, a large increase from 74% in 2013.

According to Pew Research Center, the rise in smartphone usage is correlated to the rise of smartphone ownership with 18-to 29-year-olds. For example, 52% of 18-to 29-year-old smartphone owners have used their smart phones to watch movies or television compared with 36% of 30- to 49-year-olds and 13% of 50-years and older. Young adults are most likely to own a smart phone, be constantly online, and to rely on their smartphone for internet access.

The culture of the United States is beginning to shift to becoming more dependent on smartphones. People rely on smart phones to run their lives, and become anxious at the thought of a dead battery.

“We use it to capture our memories. We use it to get through our day. We use it to connect with our friends. We use it when we relax. It’s hard to imagine life without our smart phones,” states Vinson Leow, founder of the ASAP Dash, the world’s fastest pocket sized phone charger. “Because of this, 90% of gen-y users suffer from nomophobia. That’s the fear of being away from your phone or your phone battery dying.”

“We decided to combat this problem by building a charger that is fast. And the ASAP Dash is damn fast. It charges 16x faster than standard chargers, stores a whole iPhone charge in five minutes or three iPhone charges in fifteen minutes, and it has four times the battery life than standard batteries,” explains Leow.

In a world that is depending more and more on smartphones, you need a battery that you can depend on. Having a charger that you can depend on to get your battery charged quickly and efficiently will be sure to quench any instances of nomophobia. Vinson Leow’s product is guaranteed to give you the freedom to charge your phone wherever, whenever you want. “Our patented fast charge technology puts us miles ahead of the nearest competition both in charge speed and size of the charger allowing you always be on-the-go. It’s the first charger in the world to give you a whole weekend of charge that’s pocket sized,” exclaims Leow.

Wherever there is a smartphone, there will always be a battery that needs to be charged. ASAP Dash proves that it will always be there to make sure that no battery is left uncharged.



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