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Review: iPower-3G Portable Battery Pack

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Hey all!

Today’s post will be a review of the �iPower-3G�, a portable battery charger for the iPhone 3G.

�iPower-3G� portable battery charger

The �iPower-3G� is a portable battery charger that is designed for the iPhone 3G!

After a brief run with the �iPower-3G�, I got about a half-day worth of extra battery. Mind you, I was heavy browsing and using the GPS/Maps function, so I would imagine it would be longer under more minimal usage. In other words, I was quite happy with the results.

Some of the nice features on the battery pack are that it includes an external speaker and volume controls (10 levels of volume). The battery pack also has an on and off button and an interesting way to display the battery status. What happens is when the �iPower-3G� battery level gets to 10% remaining, the 1st LED indicator will flicker very quickly. Then, if the battery level is below 5%, the battery pack will just stop charging the iPhone, however the external speaker will still work for some time. The other neat thing is the way you load your iPhone into the battery pack. The top edge of the battery pack is retractable (the only moving part on the whole device), so you lift this part up and the iPhone just slides in perfectly and then let go and the top edge slides into place. Easy!

The other attribute I really like is that the battery pack connects directly on to the back of the iPhone and makes the iPhone and battery pack one solid device, which allows for extreme portability. Moreover, the battery pack requires no external batteries; while the device is quite light weight, overall while attached to the iPhone, it does add some bulk, but this is expected.

If you are interested in this battery back, the �iPower-3G� is available (in black or white) for $44.00 on the company online store.

Enjoy!

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  • Trent Fehr

    Have you noticed any loss of signal with this charger? The reason I ask is that the iPhone’s antennae are all along the back of the iPhone, so a battery that covers them may attenuate the signal.

  • Trent Fehr

    Have you noticed any loss of signal with this charger? The reason I ask is that the iPhone’s antennae are all along the back of the iPhone, so a battery that covers them may attenuate the signal.

  • Rey

    I was hoping this was a giveaway review contest 😛

  • Rey

    I was hoping this was a giveaway review contest 😛

  • I did not notice any loss of cellular signal or speed during the time I used the battery pack. During my use, Google Maps loaded just as fast with the battery pack off with no loss in 3G signal.

  • I did not notice any loss of cellular signal or speed during the time I used the battery pack. During my use, Google Maps loaded just as fast with the battery pack off with no loss in 3G signal.

  • SSK13

    I guess this is nicer than having something stick out of the end of the phone. Whatever with the iphone’s battery I guess you can’t be THAT picky what these things look like as long as they give you more battery life.

  • SSK13

    I guess this is nicer than having something stick out of the end of the phone. Whatever with the iphone’s battery I guess you can’t be THAT picky what these things look like as long as they give you more battery life.

  • I own one of these. The signal does not get interfered with, and it fits right around your iphone perfectly. It’s nice because there are no protruding parts which you could accidentally break off and ruin your phone with. Also, it holds a great charge.

  • I own one of these. The signal does not get interfered with, and it fits right around your iphone perfectly. It’s nice because there are no protruding parts which you could accidentally break off and ruin your phone with. Also, it holds a great charge.

  • Shaun

    I recently had a similar situation where I dropped my phone and picked it up only to find that the screen had been cracked! Really frustrating! I was told by apple this repair would be $199. After searching around for a little bit, I found http://www.iphone3gscreenrepair.com on google. They had the same repair available for only $69.99! The better part is that I sent my phone in on monday and had it back by wednesday! I really recommend them.

  • Shaun

    I recently had a similar situation where I dropped my phone and picked it up only to find that the screen had been cracked! Really frustrating! I was told by apple this repair would be $199. After searching around for a little bit, I found http://www.iphone3gscreenrepair.com on google. They had the same repair available for only $69.99! The better part is that I sent my phone in on monday and had it back by wednesday! I really recommend them.

  • John

    I love this battery pack. Just got it. Get this pack at http://www.iphonebatterypack.com.

  • All batteries have a limited lifespan, and the more you use your original battery, the closer you will get to extinguishing it. Having an external battery pack on hand ensures that when your original battery kicks the dust, …

  • All batteries have a limited lifespan, and the more you use your original battery, the closer you will get to extinguishing it. Having an external battery pack on hand ensures that when your original battery kicks the dust, …

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