Just received a very nice eBay 1900mah battery case ~$25 shipped

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  1. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/1900MAh-Backup-...ccessories&hash=item483c8032b2#ht_5543wt_1139

    It's the above case. Several sellers on eBay sell it for about ~$25 shipped. There might be some for a little bit cheaper with some digging around

    [*edit* - here it is for $23 shipped http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-1900mah-Bat...Accessories&hash=item33617c6ccc#ht_601wt_1139]

    I got mine for $30 shipped from a N. American seller (because I wanted it faster).

    Anyway, this thing is nice! It feels nice and sturdy, the phone fits in perfectly (even with my Lucky Labs Teksure wrap), and the little audio cutouts actually slightly improve the audio (i.e., no more cupping your hand around the phone to reflect the sound toward you). It also has a true on/off switch and does not impede my cell signal at all

    It doesn't impact pictures or the flash at all and has no logos/markings on the outside of the case. I also like that it's not preposterously bulky

    My ONLY gripes (if they could be called that) with the case are that I don't really like the "design" on the audio cutouts (I wish it were just a plain open circle or oval), and the fact that it's mini usb (then again so is the consensus-best Mophie)

    Here's some pics

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    I'll report back later on whether or not it can fully re-charge the phone etc.
     
  2. chanerz macrumors 6502a

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    How's the charge though? Does it charge the IP4 full since it is 1900 mah?
     
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  4. james92se thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, as I said I'm going to report back later whether or not it'll charge the phone fully.. I have to run my phone down first :p
     
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    Update:

    Ran my phone down to 16% and then turned on the battery case.

    It just now charged it back up to 100% in about 3 hours and I'm still showing 50% on the case per the LED lights (2 of 4 light up).

    I've even used my phone lightly during its recharge. Sent about 15-20 texts, spent about 2 minutes in Safari looking something up in Google, and checked my e-mail twice.

    I'm going to run the phone down AGAIN and see how far the case can recharge the phone again before running out of juice totally

    Also, very happy to report that the case didn't get hot at all during the recharge. It didn't even get what I would consider "warm".

    I'm impressed!

    *edit*

    Did some more looking - here it is for $18.99 shipped!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Rechargeable-Ex...740649?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item33612e0f69
     
  7. chanerz macrumors 6502a

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    Do they have a company website? I don't order from ebay that's why...
     
  8. james92se thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt there's a company website although the seller I bought from might sell it to you outside of eBay. He's based in Canada and his seller ID is cover.city iirc

    Just curious though why don't you order from eBay?
     
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    Bump:

    Since I still showed some charge on the case, I ran my phone down to 6% last night watching Netflix. I then turned the case "on" to see what it would get my phone back up to. I fell asleep before the case ran out of juice, but when I woke up the phone showed 31%

    Not bad!

    According to my handy dandy caliper, it's .755" (19.17mm) thick
     
  11. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: 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)

    Gotta love precision measuring tools
     
  12. thinkdiesel macrumors member

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    i cant tell from the pictures but does it have a lay on the table design?
     
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    I bought one and let's hope that these will last for a few months.
     
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    I would like to know about this as well.
     
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  18. james92se thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can! You have to have the case turned "on" though for the computer to recognize it to sync with iTunes, transfer pictures, whatever.

    Do you mean in terms of the case raising slightly above the glass so you can lay it glass-side down?

    The upper section of the case is raised slightly above the glass, but the rest of it is completely flush with the glass

    Here's a pic. Sorry it's blurry. My camera died before I could take a better one

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  19. sara23 macrumors newbie

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    I can tell from the picture, it is a nice battery case.
    I wish I could have one:p
     

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