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PhoneSuit unveils Primo battery pack for iPod, iPhone

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PhoneSuit has unveiled its new Primo Micro Battery Pack for the iPod and iPhone. Both “Made for iPod” and “Works With iPhone” certified, the Primo features a compact design, meant to connect and hang from the connected iPod’s or iPhone’s Dock Connector port. It contains an 800mAh lithium-ion battery, good for up to 45 additional hours of iPod nano audio playback or 3 hours of 3G talk time on the iPhone 3G or 3GS; the Primo also features a miniUSB port and included cord for recharging and a front-mounted LED battery charge meter. Available in white or black, PhoneSuit’s Primo Micro Battery Pack for the iPod and iPhone can be pre-ordered now and is expected to begin shipping on November 23 for $35.

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Comments

1

This looks like a cool design with the small size. Most other batteries I’ve seen hang a few inches off the bottom which is not comfortable in real use. This looks like you could still talk on the iPhone while plugged in no problem.

Posted by Alicia Whitmore on November 12, 2009 at 12:18 PM (PDT)

2

Does anyone make a battery pack that works on a iPhone 3GS and runs on regular AA batteries?

Posted by ort on November 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM (PDT)

3

Ort… check out Griffin’s TuneJuice. It takes AAA batteries and works with the 3GS. http://bit.ly/KTm20

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on November 12, 2009 at 1:04 PM (PDT)

4

Y’know, It would be great if there were some batteries that would allow me to use my earphones. On the Ipod Touch, the jack is usually covered. Wish they put the jack on top like the iPhone has (grumble, grumble) Any suggestions?

Posted by Scott Fisher on November 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM (PDT)

5

You could try the motorola S9 stereo Bluetooth headset if you have the newest ipod touch.

Posted by Goodman on November 12, 2009 at 6:32 PM (PDT)

6

@Scott: Try a USB battery like the Just Mobile Gum. It connects with a standard Dock Connector cable-should leave the headphone port clear.

Posted by Chris on November 13, 2009 at 12:19 AM (PDT)

7

I wonder how risky it is to use something like this? You have two (relatively) massive objects attached together with a rather fragile connector. With use over time, or shove it the wrong way, and you can kiss that connector goodbye.

Posted by wongkarcanada on November 13, 2009 at 4:51 AM (PDT)

8

I decided to pre-order it. I run through my battery every day, actually usually requiring charging during the middle of the day, so three hours of extra power will be nice. I’m not clear on whether or not you can use this to recharge your iPhone, or if it only extends battery life. I’m hoping it can do both.

Posted by SteveJ on November 13, 2009 at 7:09 AM (PDT)

9

It can do both, it’s another power source. Same as plugging in via the Apple cable for power. Except with this you don’t have to be tied to a cable. I like the micro size.

Posted by Bill Walsh on November 13, 2009 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

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