What do you guys think of a charging case?
Xpal iPower for iPhone 3G/3GS Protective Case with Rechargeable Battery - AP1200. A google search for this results in many hits describing this. I won't do that here, as this is not an advertising spam.
I got an email from a retailer advertising this. What's the opinion of folks here on such a case?
I am having battery issues with my new ipod Touch.. so this sort of device is appealing on first glance.
- 07-24-2009, 09:41 AM #2
hmmm. not familiar with this one. i've read about the morphie juice pack, morphie juice pack air, and the incase power slider. all but the air version have good reports. but are expensive. so for a $50 alternative, it might be worth considering. have you checked cnet, youtube, tech crunch, etc., for reviews on this xpal?
- 07-24-2009, 09:49 AM #3
- 07-24-2009, 10:04 AM #4iPhone Nanite
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the problem i have with those cases is i feel it would be like having your phone plugged in to the outlet all the time and when you consider the iphone battery lasts somewhere around 500 cycles. i think it could be damaging to the battery long term. BUT since your having battery issues already it probably would be helpful
Thanks for the useful insights. I am considering which case to get and this concept was different from the others.
On separate chargers (like Richard Solo 1800), is there one that can use AA or D size batteries as a power source? Then I can buy those in a pinch or use my rechargable AA cells lying around the house.
PS: Any thoughts on the RichardSolo Custom Case that is included with the Solo 1800? My worry is that I won't find a holster or belt case that will fit the iPhone with these hardcases on it.
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- 07-24-2009, 12:42 PM #6
One more Q, if I may..
Did you get the Richard Solo 1800 with the cable or with the straight edge connector?
I would think that the cable connector would let me put the 1800 and the iPhone in my pocket. The edge connector pretty much forces you to place the whole long assembly on a table.
They should include both connectors with the product, IMO.
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- 07-28-2009, 06:47 PM #12
I would also recommend that some people take a look at the Case-Mate Fuel. It's a very clever belt holster and charging unit all in one. Plus it's 2400mah! It feels great with a soft touch paint and the belt clip is of the wratchet type.
There are a couple of negatives, primary being the fact that the holster cannot be used with any other case or skin. The other is that the device faces out when in the holster.
Overall, considering the amount of power and convienience it offers, the Fuel makes a great power option.