Charge Your Device From Your Car’s Cigarette Ligther

IMG_5406One of my favorite accessories that we sell is our VOLT USB Charger / Adapter. The Volt XL is a 2.1 amp USB car charger that can conveniently charge USB electronics through your cars 12V outlet. This is a great item to keep in your car for long road trips, camping trips or any activity that keeps you away from wall plug.

This small accessory turns your cigarette lighter into a DUAL USB charger for your phone, camera, iPod or tablet. That’s right – you can charge more than one device at a time! No more fighting over the car charger on road trips.

Specifications and Features:
– Ultimate Survival Technologies Volt XL 12 Volt USB Charger/Adapter
– Dual USB charging ports: 1.0A and 2.1A
– Red LED charge indicator on top
– 4.0V output
– Dual USB port to charge your phone, camera, MP3 player or other small electronics
– Lifetime Limited Warranty
– Input 12-24 VDC
– 2.2″ x 1″ Diameter

Stop getting stranded with a dead phone. Be prepared with our VOLT USB Car Charger / Adapters.

How to tell if LCD is broken on an iPhone.

Hello folks-

We get this question on a daily basis:

“How can I tell if the LCD is cracked on my iPhone?”

This is a great question, and let’s discuss the basics of the iPhone’s design. This actually pertains to many different phones and manufacturers, but since we’re talking about the iPhone, let’s stick with that.

Starting with the iPhone 4, Apple moved to an assembly that consists of the iPhone LCD, the iPhone digitizer and the outer glass that is assembled at the factory. This was an improvement over the previous models of iPhone 3 and 3GS that had trouble with dust getting under the glass because they were not “fused” together in a clean room environment to prevent dust particles from being trapped between the layers.


Just for reference:

LCD: The LCD is a Liquid Crystal Display that is backlit and is the flat, thin technology that actually “displays” the images on your device. This is what you “see” when you’re looking at the phone.

DIGITIZER: The digitizer is a very thin transparent layer sandwiched between the LCD and the Glass. It’s the component the senses your “touch” and responds to clicking, zooming and selecting on the phone.

GLASS: This is the glass, the outer piece that protects the digitizer from the elements. It’s just that…a form fitted custom piece of glass that is made just for your device.

So the question is “how to tell” if your LCD is broken. Let’s discuss.

Since the LCD is what actually displays the images, pictures, home page, etc…if you’ve dropped your phone and can no longer see anything on the screen, that’s probably because it has a bad LCD. It can be verified if the screen has lines within it, or if it has a “spilled ink” look. Many customers with broken LCD’s report that there’s ink inside the screen…this is 100% a broken LCD. Remember that the LCD is under the digitizer and the glass…so most likely both of these items will be damaged as well if the LCD is also damaged.

We’ve also seen bad LCD’s when you can still see all of the images, but the screen is VERY DIM. This would indicate a broken backlight (which is part of the assembly) and therefore will require a replacement.

There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to LCD, Digitizer and Glass assemblies vs. Glass Assemblies as well. There are devices that still use a separate glass piece rather than a “fused” assembly like the iPhones as stated above. The Android lines are a mix-and-match where some of them are full assemblies and some have separate glass panels that can be replaced individually.

In the end, the issue may be moot. If you send in an iPhone 5 for and LCD replacement, you’re going to get a new LCD, digitizer and glass panel – simply because they are full assemblies. Likewise, you’ll get all 3 parts replaced if you only have a cracked glass. Again, because they come pre-assembled as assemblies.

Even more confused that you were before you read this? Remember that you can always send in your device to us for a FREE diagnosis and we’ll tell you what’s going on and let you decide on what’s right. iPhone repairs start here on our website, or you can always call us toll-free at 866-638-8402.

Take care, Ryan

iPhone 5C Screen Repairs – ONLY $109

Happy Tuesday!

Today I wanted to tell you about our iPhone 5C Screen Repairs. This is becoming a popular repair at the moment for iPhone 5C owners. Perhaps you have a cracked glass on yours and have opted not to purchase the new iPhone 6 as well. If so, now is the time to call Mission Repair because these screen repairs are only $109!


If you are walking into one of our locations, be sure to ask us about our same-day service options. We can repair your iPhone 5C in an hour to an hour and half. We will take your green, pink, blue, yellow, white or whatever color iPhone 5C that you own, remove the cracked mess that is a screen and replace it with a brand new one. It is that simple.

To place your order online, click here or give us a call at 1-866-638-8402!

The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch were announced…what’s next on October 16th?

Hello everyone,

Apple released some of their biggest devices in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Of course, they also announced the Apple Watch as well, however since we can’t get our hands on them until 2015, it’s tough to get too excited about them yet. I know that my buddy Troy is in line for one of their lime green Apple Watch Sport models. He just can’t wait. Tick-tock, tick-tock.


If you remember last year Apple introduced the iPad Air and it seems like the Air will be getting some updates in a few days. Touch scan home button added? I bet it does! There’s also been some rumors about a new anti-glare screen which would be a nice improvement as well for some; me in particular as I have trouble with the glass screens lately. I tend to even leave the lights off in my office to avoid screen glare at times on my iMac. Bottom line is some help here would be greatly appreciated from many users!

Will an iPad Pro be released?

Software releases: I’m sure there will be something that comes across for us here. If you had problems with iOS8 like I did, hopefully their newest releases will be enhanced and trouble free. I’m scared to upgrade my iPhone again…my last software update was kind of a nightmare.

Personally, I love these Apple announcements and look forward to hearing what Apple has coming for us. Stay tuned, Apple’s October 16th event is just a couple of days away- and just in time for the holiday shopping season!

Take care, Ryan

Time for some chores at Grandma’s house…

Hello friends,

Last weekend I got a call from my mom who needed some help around the house. Since she’s now living alone, of course I need to head out and take care of a few things from time-to-time. After a long day of lifting and working on her A/C unit, I took some time to get out my father’s 1964 Ford Galaxie. It needed to have the battery charged…I checked the oil and transmission fluids, topped off the radiator, and got her started up. My mother hasn’t driven the car in over a year (the last time I started and drove it)…


So I was able to take this hot rod up to the gas station, fill it with new gas and drive it around for a bit. It felt great. In fact, it was such a nice day out we cruised with the windows down and listened to the rumble of that old V8. I think that I felt the same thing that my dad used to feel when he drove this beauty around. You just feel cool driving it!

Growing up around my father that always had hot rods and classic cars, I’ve had a few of them myself. My 1966 GTO is one that I miss dearly…and after hanging my elbow out of the window and driving up and down the streets last weekend made me think that it might be time to get a new project for myself. I’ve always wanted a 1968 Camaro; I’ll let you know what I decide – or maybe it’s time to take the Galaxie and put a Ryan “spin” on it…I’ll keep you in the loop.

Until then, if the weather is still nice in your area…roll down the windows and take a cruise one day this week. A cruise to nowhere. You just might be surprised at how relaxing it can be!

Have a great day, Ryan