5 ways to keep phone charged in a power outage

POSTED: 8:05 AM PDT October 30, 2012    UPDATED: 7:39 PM PST February 8, 2013 

In our increasingly digital world, a mobile phone or other portable device is often a one-stop communication device. And when the power goes out, these gadgets can quickly become stylish but useless bricks. Here are some tools and tips to try to keep you connected longer.