Best external Battery pack for iPhone?

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  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    What is the best external battery pack for the iPhone (and preferably work with ipod)?
     
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  3. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks i think i'm gonna go for the first one
     
  4. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Your welcome, just don't buy it :apple: per the norm they are $15-20+ higher then anywhere else.
     
  5. brian5 macrumors member

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    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
     
  6. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  7. jsimpson macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  8. hhycabay macrumors newbie

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    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.



     
  9. DigMe macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered one of these for the 3G from Ebay:

    http://www.wirelessground.com/ippowerstation.html

    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. :)
     
  10. scirica macrumors 68020

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    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!
     
  11. M Powered macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  12. hhycabay macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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  14. hhycabay macrumors newbie

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    Amazing!
    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.
     
  15. MATTHEWLONG macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Many thanks.
     
  16. scirica macrumors 68020

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    I'm using the new Richard Sole 1800 mAh and it works great!
     
  17. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
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    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
     
  20. jsimpson macrumors regular

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    I'm using the Just Mobile Gum Pro and it works great.
     
  21. jgunn macrumors regular

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    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.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-iPhone-...ItemQQimsxZ20081124?IMSfp=TL081124129001r3317
     
  22. MATTHEWLONG macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. I think I will give the iwalk a go.

    Matt
     
  23. M Powered macrumors regular

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    Tried this yesterday and works flawlessly.

    This should keep your iphone charged for about 2 weeks straight LOL.

    VB2
     
  24. jgunn macrumors regular

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    Post some impressions when you get it. Thanks
     
  25. Guruclub04 macrumors newbie

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    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

    http://www.imaxpower.com

    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.
     

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