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Review: iPowerRush portable battery charger/extender

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Hey all!

Today’s post will be a review of the �iPowerRush�, a portable battery charger/extender.

�iPowerRush� portable battery charger/extender

The �iPowerRush� is a portable battery charger or extender (it’s both really) that is designed for practically any Apple product that has the dock connector! However, in our case, we will be dealing with the iPhone end of things.

After a brief run through with the �iPowerRush�, I have to say I am pretty happy with it. The advertised battery life is about 10-15 hours and I received about 10 hours extra after my iPhone 3G’s battery was dead, so that is pretty good I would say. When my iPhone 3G hit the 10% battery left level, I just plugged in the �iPowerRush� and was ready to go. So easy!

Some of the nice features on the battery pack is that it has an on and off switch and an easy to read battery status meter which consists of three indicator lights. The other attribute I really like is that the battery pack is small, light, and extremely portable. I can definitely see how this product can have some fantastic uses when you are on the road or away from a power outlet. However, as with many things, there is one flaw; it is powered by six AAA batteries. While that can be a burden for some, it is the premise of the battery pack; be portable and not require a charging connection to a wall. It is truly a portable battery!

The �iPowerRush� is available for $29.95 on the company online store.

So, because this battery pack looks so neat and I am sure there is atleast someone out there that can use this, I am giving it away! This one is really easy. Post below in the comments why you need this battery pack and how you will use it. Give me some good stories! The contest will end on Friday November 14, 2008 at 11:59pm.

Enjoy!

**Contests open to Canada/USA Residents only**

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  • erice02o

    Excellent for sure…. I don’t really need it, but its nice to see third parties jumping on the bandwagon for the ones who do need it. I can’t complain about my battery life, but for those who find enough use out of their Apple device to require the spare power, a definite plus.
    BTW, the skin you sent me X1Zero is awesome….once I re-jailbreak 2.1 and re-install my theme (that won me the skin) I’ll upload pics

  • erice02o

    Excellent for sure…. I don’t really need it, but its nice to see third parties jumping on the bandwagon for the ones who do need it. I can’t complain about my battery life, but for those who find enough use out of their Apple device to require the spare power, a definite plus.
    BTW, the skin you sent me X1Zero is awesome….once I re-jailbreak 2.1 and re-install my theme (that won me the skin) I’ll upload pics

  • erice02o

    Excellent for sure…. I don’t really need it, but its nice to see third parties jumping on the bandwagon for the ones who do need it. I can’t complain about my battery life, but for those who find enough use out of their Apple device to require the spare power, a definite plus.
    BTW, the skin you sent me X1Zero is awesome….once I re-jailbreak 2.1 and re-install my theme (that won me the skin) I’ll upload pics

  • Luke

    I work outside in the field doing drilling in construction. I make a lot of phonecalls during the day and find that my iphone begins to cut out near the end of the day if I work late. This thing would be awesome for those longer days, go to the variety store and pick up a few double a’s .

    Keep me in mind for this one 🙂

    -Luke

  • Luke

    I work outside in the field doing drilling in construction. I make a lot of phonecalls during the day and find that my iphone begins to cut out near the end of the day if I work late. This thing would be awesome for those longer days, go to the variety store and pick up a few double a’s .

    Keep me in mind for this one 🙂

    -Luke

  • Luke

    I work outside in the field doing drilling in construction. I make a lot of phonecalls during the day and find that my iphone begins to cut out near the end of the day if I work late. This thing would be awesome for those longer days, go to the variety store and pick up a few double a’s .

    Keep me in mind for this one 🙂

    -Luke

  • Everett

    I personally have been looking for a battery pack that packs a good punch. I have poor vision and a very hard time seeing the screen. I always have the brightness to the maximum. This really kills the battery life. I have chargers everywhere, car, office, home. My phone is constantly moving from one charger to the next. I dont understand why people by a 3g phone and turn off everything to extend battery life. I bought the phone because of the bright screen, wifi and 3g. It is just sad that i get 5-8 hours of use before it needs to be charged. Guess that is the disadvantage of the small form factor.

    How would I use the battery pack, sadly it would probably be velcroed on the back of my iphone and used all the time. This just means less time sitting in a charger during the day.

  • Everett

    I personally have been looking for a battery pack that packs a good punch. I have poor vision and a very hard time seeing the screen. I always have the brightness to the maximum. This really kills the battery life. I have chargers everywhere, car, office, home. My phone is constantly moving from one charger to the next. I dont understand why people by a 3g phone and turn off everything to extend battery life. I bought the phone because of the bright screen, wifi and 3g. It is just sad that i get 5-8 hours of use before it needs to be charged. Guess that is the disadvantage of the small form factor.

    How would I use the battery pack, sadly it would probably be velcroed on the back of my iphone and used all the time. This just means less time sitting in a charger during the day.

  • x00carly

    Sounds like an awesome accessory.. I’m travelling all over the place and I keep forgetting my charger at home.. The battery life on my iPhone is absolutely ridiculous, it literally runs out after 6 hours standby time so I called Rogers but they aren’t doing anything. They said it’s normal. 6 HOURS STANDBY? No way. Anyways, this charger would be really great to bring everywhere so I can stop having to put ‘bring the iPhone charger’ on the top of my Things to Do list everywhere I go, haha. Thanks for the chance!
    Xoxo,
    Still Your #1 Fan

  • x00carly

    Sounds like an awesome accessory.. I’m travelling all over the place and I keep forgetting my charger at home.. The battery life on my iPhone is absolutely ridiculous, it literally runs out after 6 hours standby time so I called Rogers but they aren’t doing anything. They said it’s normal. 6 HOURS STANDBY? No way. Anyways, this charger would be really great to bring everywhere so I can stop having to put ‘bring the iPhone charger’ on the top of my Things to Do list everywhere I go, haha. Thanks for the chance!
    Xoxo,
    Still Your #1 Fan

  • x00carly

    Sounds like an awesome accessory.. I’m travelling all over the place and I keep forgetting my charger at home.. The battery life on my iPhone is absolutely ridiculous, it literally runs out after 6 hours standby time so I called Rogers but they aren’t doing anything. They said it’s normal. 6 HOURS STANDBY? No way. Anyways, this charger would be really great to bring everywhere so I can stop having to put ‘bring the iPhone charger’ on the top of my Things to Do list everywhere I go, haha. Thanks for the chance!
    Xoxo,
    Still Your #1 Fan

  • David Smith

    The thing I LOVE about the low battery life of an iPhone is always knowing where it is. With my old phone it could be anywhere in the house, but with the iPhone it is always attached to my computer charging!

  • David Smith

    The thing I LOVE about the low battery life of an iPhone is always knowing where it is. With my old phone it could be anywhere in the house, but with the iPhone it is always attached to my computer charging!

  • I could get some good use out of this!! With my job, I’m on the road for 10 hours a day. I’m playing the iPod, all day, as well as, the phone, email, internet, so most days, my battery is absolutely done, before quittin’ time. the iPowerRush would definitely get me through, until I’m home to my dock. You gotta send this my way!

  • I could get some good use out of this!! With my job, I’m on the road for 10 hours a day. I’m playing the iPod, all day, as well as, the phone, email, internet, so most days, my battery is absolutely done, before quittin’ time. the iPowerRush would definitely get me through, until I’m home to my dock. You gotta send this my way!

  • m1ndgam3z

    I use my iPhone 3G ENDLESSLY. Honest to God, 3G is always on, and I’m checking it pretty much every 10 minutes for new e-mail, constantly on Twitter, checking my fantasy scores. The only time I’m not using it is
    a) When sleeping
    b) In the middle of a game/test
    c) Driving…*We all know we do…*
    d) In the shower/washroom
    It would be awesome because my battery drains FAST.

  • m1ndgam3z

    I use my iPhone 3G ENDLESSLY. Honest to God, 3G is always on, and I’m checking it pretty much every 10 minutes for new e-mail, constantly on Twitter, checking my fantasy scores. The only time I’m not using it is
    a) When sleeping
    b) In the middle of a game/test
    c) Driving…*We all know we do…*
    d) In the shower/washroom
    It would be awesome because my battery drains FAST.

  • Mirthmage

    I work with the Air Cadet program and spend many weekends out “in the field”. This means that I’m far away from most power connections, and am using portable GPS units and usually have to turn off the cellular (we CAN get reception in some of the areas we use–especially those owned by the Department of Defense). My iPhone 3G is an emergency phone that is used fairly regularly.

    Unfortunately, because of the 1 day battery life, it doesn’t currently cover the need (even when only turned on for short periods of time). An extension battery unit that would allow me to “change the batteries”, even if it is 6 at a time, would be a GREAT thing.

    A great thing indeed.

  • Mirthmage

    I work with the Air Cadet program and spend many weekends out “in the field”. This means that I’m far away from most power connections, and am using portable GPS units and usually have to turn off the cellular (we CAN get reception in some of the areas we use–especially those owned by the Department of Defense). My iPhone 3G is an emergency phone that is used fairly regularly.

    Unfortunately, because of the 1 day battery life, it doesn’t currently cover the need (even when only turned on for short periods of time). An extension battery unit that would allow me to “change the batteries”, even if it is 6 at a time, would be a GREAT thing.

    A great thing indeed.

  • Mirthmage

    I work with the Air Cadet program and spend many weekends out “in the field”. This means that I’m far away from most power connections, and am using portable GPS units and usually have to turn off the cellular (we CAN get reception in some of the areas we use–especially those owned by the Department of Defense). My iPhone 3G is an emergency phone that is used fairly regularly.

    Unfortunately, because of the 1 day battery life, it doesn’t currently cover the need (even when only turned on for short periods of time). An extension battery unit that would allow me to “change the batteries”, even if it is 6 at a time, would be a GREAT thing.

    A great thing indeed.

  • Nitar

    Me thinks the 3G has been unlocked now…. Check the Dev-Team blog! It’s a sinister plan to send a collage of face mask wearing people to Apple to announce the unlock!! Or I could just have severe brain damage 🙂

  • Nitar

    Me thinks the 3G has been unlocked now…. Check the Dev-Team blog! It’s a sinister plan to send a collage of face mask wearing people to Apple to announce the unlock!! Or I could just have severe brain damage 🙂

  • Nitar

    Me thinks the 3G has been unlocked now…. Check the Dev-Team blog! It’s a sinister plan to send a collage of face mask wearing people to Apple to announce the unlock!! Or I could just have severe brain damage 🙂

  • Nitar

    Woot Air Cadets!! No promotion in 1 year!!

  • Nitar

    Woot Air Cadets!! No promotion in 1 year!!

  • Trent

    Wow! I’ve been waiting for something like this ever since I got my iPhone! One of the reasons I love the iPhone is its ability to act as a portable video player; I have a 3-year old son, and he can get pretty rowdy when we go out to restaurants. But now he happily watches cartoons and my wife and I are finally able to have a nice meal out. The only problem is that after a full day of use, the battery life gets pretty low, not leaving much juice for video watching if we go out to supper. It’s going to be great to be able to grab the portable battery and head out right away.

  • Trent

    Wow! I’ve been waiting for something like this ever since I got my iPhone! One of the reasons I love the iPhone is its ability to act as a portable video player; I have a 3-year old son, and he can get pretty rowdy when we go out to restaurants. But now he happily watches cartoons and my wife and I are finally able to have a nice meal out. The only problem is that after a full day of use, the battery life gets pretty low, not leaving much juice for video watching if we go out to supper. It’s going to be great to be able to grab the portable battery and head out right away.

  • Trent

    Wow! I’ve been waiting for something like this ever since I got my iPhone! One of the reasons I love the iPhone is its ability to act as a portable video player; I have a 3-year old son, and he can get pretty rowdy when we go out to restaurants. But now he happily watches cartoons and my wife and I are finally able to have a nice meal out. The only problem is that after a full day of use, the battery life gets pretty low, not leaving much juice for video watching if we go out to supper. It’s going to be great to be able to grab the portable battery and head out right away.

  • SSK13

    It is no secret that the battery life on the iphone isn’t going to last you more than a day and a half of normal usage. I would really like to have a portable battery for the times I go camping. GPS drains the battery like crazy and that is the feature I use the most when I’m hiking or biking. I really love using trailguru! Last time I took my phone camping it died and everyone was relying on me for directions! This could have been really handy. The other use I can see for this is long distance flights. I do not do this as often as hiking but every now and then I fly to Europe or Asia for work. I remember how hard it was to find a universal outlet at some of the airports and I would really like to be able to recharge my batteries to use wifi and send emails to people that I have arrived.

  • SSK13

    It is no secret that the battery life on the iphone isn’t going to last you more than a day and a half of normal usage. I would really like to have a portable battery for the times I go camping. GPS drains the battery like crazy and that is the feature I use the most when I’m hiking or biking. I really love using trailguru! Last time I took my phone camping it died and everyone was relying on me for directions! This could have been really handy. The other use I can see for this is long distance flights. I do not do this as often as hiking but every now and then I fly to Europe or Asia for work. I remember how hard it was to find a universal outlet at some of the airports and I would really like to be able to recharge my batteries to use wifi and send emails to people that I have arrived.

  • SSK13

    It is no secret that the battery life on the iphone isn’t going to last you more than a day and a half of normal usage. I would really like to have a portable battery for the times I go camping. GPS drains the battery like crazy and that is the feature I use the most when I’m hiking or biking. I really love using trailguru! Last time I took my phone camping it died and everyone was relying on me for directions! This could have been really handy. The other use I can see for this is long distance flights. I do not do this as often as hiking but every now and then I fly to Europe or Asia for work. I remember how hard it was to find a universal outlet at some of the airports and I would really like to be able to recharge my batteries to use wifi and send emails to people that I have arrived.

  • Colin (wardo8551)

    Why do I need this portable battery charger?
    Well, I use my iPhone constantly, and one of the main places I use it is at work. I work at Futureshop, selling cell phones and am constantly using my iPhone. Be it the calculator, Safari or just demonstrating it to customers. Whats the problem? We don’t even sell the damn iPhone. Think of how hard it is to sell a customer off the iPhone after I’ve just shown them it, and because I’m a big iPhone enthusiast.
    Another reason? The WiFi at my university is absolute crap, so I tether alot at school. This batter extender would be perfect for my situation as tethering is not the iPhone’s battery’s best friend.
    Thanks a lot!
    -wardo8551

  • Colin (wardo8551)

    Why do I need this portable battery charger?
    Well, I use my iPhone constantly, and one of the main places I use it is at work. I work at Futureshop, selling cell phones and am constantly using my iPhone. Be it the calculator, Safari or just demonstrating it to customers. Whats the problem? We don’t even sell the damn iPhone. Think of how hard it is to sell a customer off the iPhone after I’ve just shown them it, and because I’m a big iPhone enthusiast.
    Another reason? The WiFi at my university is absolute crap, so I tether alot at school. This batter extender would be perfect for my situation as tethering is not the iPhone’s battery’s best friend.
    Thanks a lot!
    -wardo8551

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  • Rose

    I’m meeting my daughter’s boyfriend for the first time at Christmas and really need a gift for him. While I’d love to have it for myself this would be nice to put under the tree for him – he works at a golf course and isn’t near a charging source all day!

  • Rose

    I’m meeting my daughter’s boyfriend for the first time at Christmas and really need a gift for him. While I’d love to have it for myself this would be nice to put under the tree for him – he works at a golf course and isn’t near a charging source all day!

  • Leonard

    Unfortunatelly for my apple’s warranty let me down this time. last week my phone started a new problem, the battery is always full, or at least the phone thinks it is, up until it dies, always 100% percent but not really, apple said its a software problem and wont replace it for me, and the rep i spoke to put a note on the account to not replace it for this problem. so now im stuck playing a game called, what is my battery life?, this would definatelly save me on those bad days where only halfway through my phone fails on me. i would really love to have this battery pack for iPhoneinCanada, since apple let me down 🙁
    -Leonard

  • Leonard

    Unfortunatelly for my apple’s warranty let me down this time. last week my phone started a new problem, the battery is always full, or at least the phone thinks it is, up until it dies, always 100% percent but not really, apple said its a software problem and wont replace it for me, and the rep i spoke to put a note on the account to not replace it for this problem. so now im stuck playing a game called, what is my battery life?, this would definatelly save me on those bad days where only halfway through my phone fails on me. i would really love to have this battery pack for iPhoneinCanada, since apple let me down 🙁
    -Leonard

  • Leonard

    Unfortunatelly for my apple’s warranty let me down this time. last week my phone started a new problem, the battery is always full, or at least the phone thinks it is, up until it dies, always 100% percent but not really, apple said its a software problem and wont replace it for me, and the rep i spoke to put a note on the account to not replace it for this problem. so now im stuck playing a game called, what is my battery life?, this would definatelly save me on those bad days where only halfway through my phone fails on me. i would really love to have this battery pack for iPhoneinCanada, since apple let me down 🙁
    -Leonard

  • Stephane Fortin

    This does look like an interesting piece of hardware. It can definitely be a plus when traveling with an iPhone and wanting to watch movies during your trip!

  • Stephane Fortin

    This does look like an interesting piece of hardware. It can definitely be a plus when traveling with an iPhone and wanting to watch movies during your trip!

  • Stephane Fortin

    This does look like an interesting piece of hardware. It can definitely be a plus when traveling with an iPhone and wanting to watch movies during your trip!

  • jacob rybalsky

    i travel alot in cars for some times 9-14 hours so this thing will be cool

  • jacob rybalsky

    i travel alot in cars for some times 9-14 hours so this thing will be cool

  • jacob rybalsky

    i travel alot in cars for some times 9-14 hours so this thing will be cool

  • D168

    Between playing music during car rides, constant phone calls, texting, and internet usage (i.e. checking iPhoneinCanada for news and contests =] ), my phone normally dies halfway through the day. It would be great if I could have a solution to keep it going for the rest of the day….

  • D168

    Between playing music during car rides, constant phone calls, texting, and internet usage (i.e. checking iPhoneinCanada for news and contests =] ), my phone normally dies halfway through the day. It would be great if I could have a solution to keep it going for the rest of the day….

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  • Guest

    This could come in handy if u do lots of traveling. As always, thanks for the great reviews! 😉

  • Guest

    This could come in handy if u do lots of traveling. As always, thanks for the great reviews! 😉

  • Dusty

    This could come in handy if u do lots of traveling. As always, thanks for the great reviews! 😉

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