AA Battery charger for Iphone 4?

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  1. davidnssbm macrumors regular

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    I'm going camping for a long time and want to use my Iphone 4 as a camera but I'm worried not even airplane mode w/ lowered brightness will cut it.

    Does this type of device exist?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    what’s a long time? I can have my 3G in standby for over 15 days in airplane mode. If you just use it to take pics and then lock it afterwards, I don’t see why you wouldn’t make it for a couple of weeks.
     
  3. davidnssbm thread starter macrumors regular

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    really? I didn't know airplane mode was such a battery saver. Anyone else have similar experience?
     
  4. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I don't have a link but they do exist. The one I saw was in an Altoids can so that may help you search for it. I remember the main part of the story was reverse engineering Apples' implementation of full vs trickle charge and avoiding an "accessory not compatible" message.

    You won't have any power source at all?

    Edit: 2.5 seconds on Google turns up many options.
    http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&...=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=6248f386b3c06fd8

    Now I'm thinking about getting one. :)
    Here's just one: http://www.buy.com/prod/apple-ipod-...er/q/sellerid/18118498/loc/111/211421329.html
     
  5. josielinnea macrumors regular

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  6. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    It says it's only for 3G, the one on dealextreme
     
  7. davidnssbm thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes its crucial that I find one for the iphone 4
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Then:

    • add a "4" to the end of the Google search
    • understand that your iPhone 4's cable works with any USB power source (5V - like the one in the Dealtime link)
     
  9. davidnssbm thread starter macrumors regular

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    C'mon, you think I don't know how to internet?

    I'm asking you Pros because every freaking charge product out there is obsolete with each new iphone. I have so many car chargers that I am pissed to find "not compatible" with my phone.

    Thought ya'll could help. Adding just a 4 to the end of the search doesn't really help. It's just tagging "4 AA batteries"
     
  10. sara23 macrumors newbie

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    It will drain your ipone4 battery quickly even you set your iphone in airplane mode. Why not take a iphone solar charger as your backup battery and it can charge your iphone battery at any places in any time.
    This article might give you ideal solution:
    http://www.squidoo.com/solar-charger-review
     
  11. BurntReality, Nov 9, 2010
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    Here are some of my suggestions for bringing on a camping trip:

    Here is a very nice solar battery pack from Thinkgeek
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travelpower/c5a7/

    Or how about a battery pack that you charge by cranking it?
    http://www.amazon.com/Datexx-Superbattery-USB-Power-Bank/dp/B000FTDHVU
    Here is a cheaper version
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.24036

    Here is one on Amazon that uses AA batteries that is pretty nice:
    http://www.amazon.com/Tekkeon-TekCh...LX9C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1289313678&sr=8-1
     

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