Who doesn’t love a night out? Maybe you’ve been invited to a club or a bar with your friends, or perhaps it’s a special occasion and you’re going to visit a friend’s home for a birthday party. Whatever the occasion, it’s always special enough to have a couple of drinks, a few glasses of wine, or a few shots of your favourite spirits.
To get you into the nightlife spirit, here are some useful gadgets and gizmos that you shouldn’t be leaving home without. These won’t cost you a fortune, and they’ll be small enough to fit inside a bag or pocket.
A Portable Battery
Smartphones are great. They let us keep in touch with friends and family no matter where we are, we can skip boring waits in line with a quick video game, and of course, we can make phone calls. However, as smart as our phones are nowadays, they run out of juice extremely quickly and it can be a pain to find someplace to charge it. There’s nothing worse than losing track of your friends and being unable to call them because your phone is out of battery. Or even worse, being lost in the city and having no way to contact the local taxi service.
We can avoid those situations by purchasing a portable battery bank. These can be charged at home and, depending on the size, could give at least two full charges to your phone. They’re inexpensive, easy to carry around, and they can be used for a variety of devices as long as they can be charged with a USB cable.
This is especially important if you have to drive. It’s technically legal to drink and drive—assuming your blood alcohol level is below 0.05. It’s difficult to tell what level you’re at because it varies depending on a number of factors such as your weight. Some people swear by one drink an hour and then an extra hour before being able to drive. However, the safest way to prevent a DUI charge is to buy a cheap pocket breathalyser to test yourself. If you do end up being pulled over, it’s best not to resist arrest and comply with the officer that’s stopping you. Luckily, DUI charges can be a thing of the past, with a specialised law firm.
A Sturdy Smartphone Case
When we’re a little tipsy, we often mishandle our valuable electronics and devices. If you’ve got a cracked screen or a drawer full of broken phones, you’ll understand the pain of dropping them. Instead of leaving it up to chance (or your drunken self) always make sure that your phone is secured with a sturdy and hard carry case to prevent damage.
There are plenty of different brands available, and most of them will promise protection on your phone as long as you drop it within their recommended “safe” distance. Some companies might even offer you compensation if your phone breaks while using their cases—talk about confident!