Kensington PowerBack Battery Case

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by prot0type, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. prot0type macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010

    Saw it on a few tech sites.

    I was actually wondering when cases with built in batteries like ones already out there for the iPhone and Touch, would start to roll out.

    Anyways, more info here:
  2. oli356 macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2010
    Expensive.. But worth while if you are making extremely long plane flights. Otherwise the battery is god enough most likely
  3. prot0type thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    I think it's somewhat reasonable. I mean you are getting a protective case, built in stand for typing and viewing, and of course the built in battery.

    If anything, linked from Kensington's site is one of their retailers selling it for around $85:
  4. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2008
    Dallas, Texas/ Hong Kong
    I do 12-15hr plane rides 5-8 times a year, I would much rather use an external battery charger (I have a Lifetron and it works great). Most people will never use the iPad (or any other device) the entire time on the plane ride, so it isn't necessary to have the extra battery life. Most importantly I would never want to lug the battery case with iPad around town, the iPad is heavy enough as it is when held by hand. The price isn't bad for a nice case and battery, but I think for most people the stock battery time is enough and outweighs the extra weight of the battery case. With so many other external battery chargers, it seems like a much wiser choice to get a battery charger since it can charge a multitude of other devices including an iPad.

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