Best External Battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by nlr, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. nlr macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    What is currently the best external battery for the 3gs? will that work on the iphone 4? because we all know that it still probably wont last a day
  2. nlr thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
  3. statisticschick macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2009
    I use the Richard Solo 1200 for my iPhone 3GS and love it. Not the fastest charge, but gets the job done and is small enough to carry around in my purse. It has saved me several times during long work-related phone calls and while traveling. I am hoping that I can continue to use it with my iPhone 4.
  4. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    If you don't need it to plug directly into the phone, this one is awesome. I used it on a trip recently and kept it in my bag. At lunch time, etc I would take it out and set it on the table and charge my phone with the usb cable attached while plotting out my post-lunch plan of attack.

    It's super lightweight and holds way more juice (4800 mAh) than any of it's competitors. The nice thing about this style IMO is that you can charge other devices like bluetooth headsets, cameras, etc that are USB-charger compatible.

    If you want one that plugs directly into the phone, this one from Monoprice is very nice and a great deal. The drawbacks are that it doesn't quite "lock" into place while connected so it could fall out of the dock connector if you plan to use the phone at the same time. It doesn't hold nearly as much juice as the Satechi unit above, but still better than many competitors. It also obviously only works for products with a dock connector (iPhone, iPod).
  5. demiurgical macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    I was using the Imax Power IMP-500 which was great, but it has stopped working for me twice now. Was warrantied once.

    Just recently got the iLuv iBA200. It has a smaller capacity than the IMP-500, but it's half the width and thickness which is great. You'll need to use your own iPhone/iPod cable.


    Retractable cables go great with it.
  6. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
  7. xrayz macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2008
    anybody know if the monoprice backup will fit on a iP4 with a bumper?
  8. chanerz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2010
  9. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Word. I have a black one and love it.


  10. Steveo47 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    i wrote a review on the forum on the hypermac nano with pictures and all :p
  11. wattsja macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
  12. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2009
    The LuckyPacks i-UP 5400 is coming in the mail to me today. I bought it because of how much juice it has and the excellent price. Many Youtube reviewers love this thing as well. Here's the links to it: (Black, $54.95 use "MTPFLYERS" to get 10% off and free USPS Priority Shipping) (White, The one I bought. Also $54.95 but they have a special deal, use the coupon code "MTPLOS" and the white one will be only $44.96 and free priority shipping. Until they run out of stock.)

    I hope this battery lives up to the hype and praise it got on youtube. For the price and the size of the battery it can't be beat.
  13. mkstretch macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2009
    Long Island New York
    Ok so who has the Satechi 5200mah or New Trent 8900mah? and what do you guys think about it. I saw that the Satechi has a compounded interconnection battery which it says is more stable and longer life than the lithium of the New Trent. Thanks!!
  14. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    I've had the New Trent, it was formerly known as IMAX external battery. You can search the forums for it. I've got mine for 2 (possibly 3 yrs ago) and it had been holding up just fine. Mine I think was only 5500mah. You should check it out.
  15. twiggy0 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2009
    For $40 with a holding charge of 5000mAh, enough to charge an iPhone 3 times over, it's one of the best batteries out there.

    Trent 5000mAh External Battery
  16. skyton macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2005

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