Cheap Solution for Battery Life Concerns

xSoNiCcRaCkErSx

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I've recently noticed a lot of people talking about the iPhones battery life and apparently its not enough to last people the time period they want. Heres a cheap solution I found out about back when I had my Cingular 8125 and Cingular 8525.

http://www.boxwave.com/products/batteryadapter/index.htm

Basically the devices powers anything thats USB powered by sticking the USB cable into it to you device off of 4x AA batteries. Its small, about the size of a video iPod but thicker. (Fits into pocket very comfortably actually, but I doubt you wanna carry both in your pocket, so you can put in a briefcase of backpack or whatever) Its nice for long plane rides or long road trips of whatever the case maybe. In testing I'm able to get about 6 charges with Duracell batteries (opposed to the 5 on the site), but since I only use it when I'm about to go dead or when I really need juice I don't normally charge it up, I just plug it in and it works like a wall adapter so I can have the power I need to do whatever tasks and then unplug it, that way I get about a month or two use out of the four batteries. I highly recommend this solution. For my old phones, it was much cheaper than extended batteries, doesn't give the phone that ugly look and not a hassle to deal with. And it works with any USB powered device!

I've had it quite a while and it was worth every penny to me. On those trips I always have it there to give my iPod, Cell Phone and other gadgets juice.

I hope I didn't take anyones time, I posted this kind of thread on my old XDA developers site for people who had the HTC hermes aka Cingular 8525 and the wizard aka 8125 and it helped a lot of people. Seeing how the battery isn't per-say "user replaceable" there are limited options to getting the battery power you need.

I hope this thread helped you guys. And sorry if something along the lines has been posted already, I just wanted to share my expirience with this thing with others.
 

deac

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here's another alternative I've been using for cell phones and other items for some time. Its a nice unit and ahve seen it on eBay for $14-19. Its an AC and USB charger and itself is AC recharged.

http://www.blackanddecker.com/ProductGuide/Product-Details.aspx?ProductID=17060

I just don't understand all the complaints about not having replaceable battery for iPhone. There are so many simple solutioins.

Honestly haven't used it with iPhone yet but a friend tried it with his iPod and it worked fine.