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iPWR intros SuperPack for iPod and iPhone


iPWR has introduced its new iPWR SuperPack external battery for the iPod and iPhone. Both “Made for iPod” and “Works With iPhone” certified, the iPWR SuperPack is a dock-connecting battery pack featuring a 1800 mAh lithium-polymer battery, which according to the company provides up to 40 additional hours of music, up to seven hours of additional talk time, 10 hours of additional video, or ten additional hours of Internet access on an iPhone 3G. Other features include a weight of 1.5 oz. mini-USB recharging, and an included top cover which protects the dock connector when not in use. The iPWR SuperPack is available now in white or black and sells for $60.

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Wouldn’t this product put an incredible strain on the iPod connection?  I would not dare do anything with my iPod or iPhone with this product attached to it (ie, just connect it and leave it on a table until charged, then disconnect it to begin using the device).

The battery packs that clamp onto the back of the iPod/iPhone seem much less likely to prone to damaging the device if you want to use it with the battery pack connected.

Posted by dave on April 23, 2009 at 2:28 PM (CDT)


The packs that clamp onto the back have their own pluses and minuses.  The plus is clearly a less fragile setup.  The full battery wraps (those that actually house the iPhone) do not need any special handling considerations when being used.  The batteries that attach to the iphone from the bottom seem more fragile, but I found their portability to be a significant advantage.  You can fit it in your pocket.  Anybody actually used this one before?

Posted by Rich on April 23, 2009 at 9:11 PM (CDT)


These batteries that connect and linger from the bottom don’t make any sense to me. They can’t comfortably be used when you are mobile. Talking on the phone, storing it in your pocket is very annoying and basically unusable. There is also a significant risk that a bump will snap the connector right off and possibly damage your phone. Battery packs that cover the entire phone are nice, but then you have a permanent attachment to your phone. In my opinion the slide on, “piggy back” types are these best. You can just slide it on and off when needed and most fit in your pocket well. I’ve had the phonesuit Mili for few months now and am happy with it. I just keep it in my bag and when the iPhone starts running low, slide it on and continue about my business.

Posted by Darmesh on April 24, 2009 at 8:51 PM (CDT)

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