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Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Fonzijr1964, Nov 1, 2008.
What is the best external battery pack for the iPhone (and preferably work with ipod)?
This question has bee asked before and seems the consensus is;
Kensington Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod
APC Mobile Power Pack
There are others but these seem to get the most mention.
thanks i think i'm gonna go for the first one
Your welcome, just don't buy it per the norm they are $15-20+ higher then anywhere else.
I bought the MYBAT. It's a 3200mAh backup battery as opposed to the Kensington which is only 1800 mAh. And it's a lot cheaper.
Here's the link HandHeldItems
The iPhone Power Station is pretty good and I found it for $16. Took around 12 days to deliver from Hong Kong, but it's a handy backup that molds to the bottom of the 3G.
I picked up the APC mentioned above and then the Just Mobile Gum Pro, it is much better. It will completely charge the iphone almost 4 times! It is small too, about the size of a pack of gum.
My friend recommended imaxpower to me. http://www.imaxpower.com/
The new model IMP500 looks pretty good.
"IMP500 (5000mAh) 38 hours 3G iPhone movie time"
it is $49.95. My order is on the way now.
I just ordered one of these for the 3G from Ebay:
I will get it this week. I'll post about it here after I've had sufficient time using it. I wanted it for an upcoming trip to South Korea to pick up my son.
I purchased two of the Richard Solo lithium-ion rechargeables (1200mAh). They can barely do one full charge providing the iPhone 3g is only down to a 20% charge when you attach the battery. It looks like some better options are now out there, and the Just Mobile Gum Pro looks very promising. I may have to dump the Solo's for one JMG Pro!
They have a bigger version with 64hr of movie time, 8k mAh - I'm a little skeptical about it, wondering if its going adversely effect my iphone.
I asked for that (8K mAh) too, but the salesman told me that it may not be available in a short time.
Is 5K power good enough?
My hubby like it because it can charge blackberry as well.
Check out mt review on the Richardsolo 1800:
Let me know what you think.
I just plugged imaxpower Ty500 with my iphone which has only about 1/6 power left. It's amazing! I didn't really count the charge time, Maybe around 10 minutes? now the battery is about 5/6 full.
I didn't check the charge time for that backup battery yet.
Do all your external batteries still work ok after the 2.2 update?. Mine wont charge since I updated. I am looking for a replacement thats guarenteed to work with 2.2.
I'm using the new Richard Sole 1800 mAh and it works great!
The IMP500 is working fine and I'm running 2.2 firmware. This is the best so far I've seen with respect to capacity.
check out this thread about the lenmar backup unit
Mophie juicepack, Incase Power slider, richard Solo 1800, check out youtube, there are a few users reviewing these things including mocciat, itsmemorphious, and apple gurl
I'm using the Just Mobile Gum Pro and it works great.
One i never see mentioned is the Iwalk from U20. It's much smaller than the others and has a key ring attahment. IT's only 800mah but the size is awesome. Great for emergencies abd carrying around all the time. I haven't got one as it's been a hassle to try and get one to the US but I'm heading to Singapore for xmas and will try and grab one there.
Thanks for the advice. I think I will give the iwalk a go.
Tried this yesterday and works flawlessly.
This should keep your iphone charged for about 2 weeks straight LOL.
Post some impressions when you get it. Thanks
My vote for the best external battery pack for iphone
Believe it or not, I did a very extensive research for this subject. imp500 from
is the best. Compared with Richardsolo, capacity was 300% higher. Compared with incase powerpack, maybe 400% higher. But with the same price. Compared with lenmark and kingstant, none of them can compete with imp500in terms of capacity.
I purchased one unit imp500 from imaxpower.com. So far I am happy what I paid
1) 4.7 times recharge for 3G iphone. almost 500%
2) 1.3 hours charge from ground zero to 100%, same as AC wall charger
Some room can be improved, which is to remove USB cable. I already informed the seller. They said they will improve it in next version.