1. salscott's Avatar
    I have asked in the accessory forum, but nobody was playing. What do you do for extra power on trip or day to day?
    I happily used the mophie air juice until I upgraded to 3gs....it then mal-functioned and apple says it's not compatible.
    I have tried some portable spare bettery packs, only a bit of help.
    I am using the tekkeon mypower and it's nice and almost doubles life. I don't like it quite as well as the mophie, but am curious if you have any thoughts/experience. On business trips, you have to use something, right?
    11-14-2009 06:44 PM
  2. JohnH59's Avatar
    I usually carry the Kensington spare battery pack when I know I will be somewhere I won't be able to plug in for awhile. It seems to work great.
    11-14-2009 06:50 PM
  3. ed_423's Avatar
    i recently got the phone and was dismayed with the battery life, but love the phone! i have not purchased a external battery tho, which one would you recommand, and would you even recommnd me getting one?
    i have a 3g btw
    11-14-2009 07:26 PM
  4. salscott's Avatar
    Which Kensington do you have and do you come close to getting a full charge from it?
    11-15-2009 01:39 PM
  5. salscott's Avatar
    @Ed, I would go back to the mophie air if i had the 3g....loved it.
    11-15-2009 01:40 PM
  6. Slone's Avatar


    I use one of these and it takes me from around 20% (when I plug it in) to 95%. I hate having to carry it around though.
    11-15-2009 02:27 PM
  7. irjoeyy's Avatar
    11-15-2009 04:05 PM
  8. anon(22163)'s Avatar
    I buy tons of chargers and put them everywhere. I've done that with all the smartphones I have.
    11-16-2009 09:13 AM
  9. jglowe74's Avatar
    i have the iPWR 1800 (iPhone 3G / 3GS iPWR SuperPack Battery Back Up 1800 mAh -TheCellGuru.com). seems to take for-EVER to charge my 3GS. so like live4spd, i have a car charger, a wall charger for home & a wall/USB charger for work. i'm rarely without power. flying however, poses a different challenge. if i have to rely on the iPWR i am kind of screwed for a 'quick' charge. i was really eyeing the juicepak air too. nice to find out ahead of time that it's not compatible with 3GS! thanks for that
    11-16-2009 09:54 AM
  10. amorok's Avatar
    I'm almost never anywhere when I don't have a charger, but if I'm stuck I turn my brightness down to nothing and hope for the best.
    11-16-2009 02:57 PM
  11. Brickman's Avatar
    Charger in the car. Charger at the desk. Charger at Home. Charger in the Gear bag.
    11-16-2009 03:02 PM
  12. applejosh's Avatar
    2 chargers at home, one in the car, one in the laptop case. Just picked up the Kensington thing on the previous page. Anxious to see how it works. (Actually trying to run down my battery right now to help re-calibrate the battery gauge.)
    11-16-2009 11:06 PM
  13. Greg Orlando's Avatar
    I am a newbie here, so I do not have any idea on the topic you are discussing about. You guys can help me out to make it understand. Anyone there for me?
    11-17-2009 03:52 PM
  14. ed_423's Avatar
    I am a newbie here, so I do not have any idea on the topic you are discussing about. You guys can help me out to make it understand. Anyone there for me?
    aha just cuz im a noobie too..

    they are pretty much just saying how the iphone battery drain crazy fast. and share ur thoguhts on it!
    11-17-2009 09:24 PM
  15. eldiablojoe's Avatar
    Monoprice 2200 mHa. Not only can you slap it in and use it as an external battery, but you can also slap it in and leave the phone alone and it will fully charge your phone in 3.5 hours. Ran me $15.00 at Monoprice.com I'm very happy with it.

    HTH
    11-23-2009 03:30 PM
  16. snakes2003g's Avatar
    i usually can make it through an entire day of work without my phone needing charged. i do not do any traveling really but if i ever did i would probably get something like the kensington battery i saw up top. or i would just settle with not using my phone until i got around a wall plug to charge my phone that way.
    11-23-2009 03:35 PM
  17. AarontheRed's Avatar
    I saw a link on Twitter today to an article about a portable charger/dock called the Dexim P-Flip. Haven't ever used it (or any other extra battery pack) but I thought it looked pretty cool. I can't post a link because I haven't posted enough yet on this forum, but it was at Just Another iPhone Blog.
    11-23-2009 04:23 PM
  18. Lacessit's Avatar
    I just picked up a spare wall charger. I now keep the original at home and use the spare in my car with a power inverter, and if I need it take the cable from my car into work with me for additional juice.
    Last edited by Lacessit; 11-23-2009 at 08:26 PM.
    11-23-2009 08:05 PM
  19. spidermanroach's Avatar
    My cousin bought the juice air pack and has the 3Gs and said it works. That is got me to buy it.
    11-23-2009 08:18 PM
  20. zhelf's Avatar
    i too have a juice pack air have no issues using it with my 3gs and mophie even says its compatible. seems like something just malfunctioned in yours, i would buy a new one from the apple store and if it doesn't work you can always return it easily.
    11-24-2009 07:55 AM
  21. bergman's Avatar
    Charges everywhere.- charge at desk and always a charger in the car for road trips. Not as convenient as the dedicated battery packs, but the Iogear GearPower comes with a bunch of adapters to allow one to charge all sorts of devices on the fly.
    11-24-2009 09:10 AM
  22. flyingember's Avatar
    let's see. my wife and myself both have one so we have

    1x charger each by the bed with dock
    1 cable at each computer
    2 spare wall chargers

    a "cigarette charger" and cable in her car
    a double one with two cables in mine (one is hooked up to an ipod)
    a spare charger in my car for the power outlet for the back seat

    for a total of
    3x car chargers
    4x wall chargers
    7 cables

    and I might be interested in a solar charger or battery pack at some point
    11-24-2009 10:11 AM
  23. Slone's Avatar
    I have a solar powered charger, it doesn't work very well considering I live in the Caribbean
    11-24-2009 10:14 AM
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