does anyone know where I can find the BTI battery ii. All I seem to find is the first one. thanks.

Posted by bob on September 29, 2004 at 5:50 PM (PDT) Comment 26

BTI specified 1600mAh in our advance communications with them. If the actual number is 1800, that would come closer to explaining the great performance we saw. Regardless, thanks for pointing that out.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on September 29, 2004 at 6:47 PM (PDT) Comment 27

I saw that has the new battery listed but not in stock yet (10+ days). Based on what I have seen, that probably means that it is new and it will be shipping in the next few weeks. Keep checking...I know I will.

Posted by Ryan Carlson on September 30, 2004 at 4:16 AM (PDT) Comment 28

Looks hot! I need this for my mini. Strap that baby on and go. I like the smaller size too.

Posted by Hoss on September 30, 2004 at 5:21 AM (PDT) Comment 29


Get real. This thing is still too big. Not a good solution for a product that's already oversized.

Posted by umijin on September 30, 2004 at 8:38 AM (PDT) Comment 30

It'd be great to include a section on active uses of these iPod accessories- how do they work while jogging? Bicycling? etc... Are they too bulky? Do they come apart while jostled?

Posted by Scott N. on September 30, 2004 at 2:36 PM (PDT) Comment 31

Okay... I'll bite. Maybe I'm the only one who doesn't know, but I'd like to know how you charge a 3g iPod (like my 15GB) using the first BTI battery.

Being able to charge while on the road, so you wouldn't have to use the entire battery everywhere would be sweet.

Mind you, being able to charge from the NEW unit seems the best of both worlds! wink

Posted by merkman on September 30, 2004 at 3:30 PM (PDT) Comment 32

Reply to Merkman: That only if you have the docking system. Simply plug the iPod on the docking, and put the first BTI battery on the other end of the docking. It will charge the internal battery.

Posted by Nelson Lee on September 30, 2004 at 4:09 PM (PDT) Comment 33

thanks 2 Nelson Lee for the tip on how to get the original batt to charge a 3g ipod! I've been using the orig batt for 2 months and it indeed runs 65+ hrs --

not sure about this "upgrade", tho - slightly smaller, slightly less power - same price.

Since the orig is supposed to have 400 charges in it, think i have some time to decide!

Posted by don on October 3, 2004 at 6:02 PM (PDT) Comment 34

Any pics of it with the ipod mini?

Posted by Ark on October 4, 2004 at 2:42 AM (PDT) Comment 35

This is cool smile I know the production manager at BTI smile so I will be giving him a call tomorrow.

Posted by Jeremy on October 7, 2004 at 11:16 PM (PDT) Comment 36

After writing BTI- they referred me to here- where they had just gotten them in. I spend a lot of time in the hospital- so perfect for me. Hope the address works- ghostdog2

Posted by ghostdog2 on October 12, 2004 at 1:58 AM (PDT) Comment 37

is this the one available at the one on the site there looks old and made for the 3G

Posted by cahrlie on October 13, 2004 at 6:48 AM (PDT) Comment 38

Here is the link for the lowest price i can found.

It is 20 dollars less than the MSRP

Posted by Joan on October 14, 2004 at 7:44 PM (PDT) Comment 39

I finally got mine as of yesterday. Tonight I'll put it through it's paces at work. Can't wait to see how this thing preforms. smile I'm really wishing there was a way to adapt this to work with my Showcase 4G. My current solution (although temporary) is to use my digital camera case to carry the battery which in turn I can connect the connector to the iPod. I don't like the idea of hooking two separate things on my belt together like that, but as I said, this is just my temporary solution. I also might just through my showcase 4G and iPod Battery in my cd player carry pouch, that also may do the trick, but then that also negates the reason for shedding the CD player in the first place, so that's also a temp solution. Well anyway I should be able to run my iPod through most of my shift with out taking a single bar off of my iPod's internal battery. Well at least that's what I hope. smile I'm thinking in theory I should be able to turn on my EQ and backlight with out even hitting the internal battery. For now I'll just stick to the EQ since I now have the power to do that. smile

Posted by Phoenixfury on October 19, 2004 at 9:48 AM (PDT) Comment 40

Sorry for the double post, but I thought I'd bring you all up to speed. First off although my Showcase 4G isn't designed for the iPod Battery ii and vice versa, I discovered I can actually invert the clip on the batter which in effect inverts the battery to be worn upside down. The length of the cable is just long enough to reach the iPod still in the case with out any trouble. While this isn't exactly the aproach I was looking for, as it turns out it's the one that works for me at work as I am used to controlling my iPod on the side ways angle.

However here's the pleasant surprise. All 4 indicator lights were still glowing green after using the battery for at least 8 hours of my 9 hour shift. I took the iPod also fully charged to work and it didn't lose any charge what so ever. In fact I put it directly on it's dock when I got home and it showed it was fully charged. Also last night I had hooked my half drained iPod up to the iPod Battery only to wake up with my iPod fully charged! I'm certainly convinced this thing will power my iPod at least a couple days if not more. I love it!

Posted by Phoenixfury on October 19, 2004 at 9:38 PM (PDT) Comment 41

I have the Battery ii and Showcase 4G and found a solution for attaching them together. I took the 10/15/20 clip which I didn't need and cut the curves sides off so that I was left with a flat plate to attach to the Battery ii. I use this as a spacer as the mounting posts of the battery hit the back of the Contour keeping it from lying flat but the plate rests on the raised ridges of the case. This keeps it stable and the little curvy part on the bottom of the plate keeps the iPod from slipping South. I secure them together by using velcro tape, the kind with the hooks on one side and the loops on the other. I feed this through the beltclip slots on the Contour case and wrap it around the Battery ii. Finally, I put the beltclip on the Battery ii. Done. Works for me.

Posted by ready505 on October 22, 2004 at 6:24 AM (PDT) Comment 42

Ready505, sounds like you have a pretty solid solution here. What did you use to cut off the sides of the clip? The velcro tape sounds like a better solution than what I was thinking of using. The way I'm using my case and battery currently is working, but just looks plain awkward. Your solution seems like it would be so much better. smile

Just out of curiosity, have you pushed your batterie's limits yet? I've done some light testing. One night I just ran it straight, no extra options turned on. Didn't even knock off a light. The next night I turned on the base booster in the EQ with out any other options. Pretty much the same, no hit on the battery. Then I tried base booster and sound check. Still the same. The next thing I want to do really should put the battery through it's paces.. I'm going to run sound check, base booster and leave the backlight on. If I don't knock off a light on the indicator, I'll be shocked. smile Mind you through all my tests I haven't run my battery any less than 8 hours and this is all the while I'm using shuffle and choosing my music manually which means hitting on the hard drive more often.

I have noticed in my testing that in the first hour the first indicator light dims but comes right back nice and bright. I did start out the other night with the backlight on and that light just totaly disapeared. So I gave up on the backlight after 2 hours and it eventually came back nice and bright. I think I gave up too soon on the backlight test. Monday I'll run this thing with base booster, soundcheck and the backlight for no less than 8 hours and see what sort of impact it has on the indicator. I consider this to be the ultimate real world stress test on this battery. Can't wait to see what the indicator will show when I'm done. smile

Posted by Phoenixfury on October 23, 2004 at 9:58 AM (PDT) Comment 43

Phoenixfury, I used a Stanley utility knife. I fully extended the blade and placed it against the curved side as a guide. Just pulled the knife several times, scoring the clip until it was almost cut through then I snapped the side off. Finish it off with some fine sandpaper to smooth off the edges. Just try to keep the flat part of the plate wide enough to ride on top of the back ridges of the Contour case, not between them.

Posted by ready505 on October 23, 2004 at 5:44 PM (PDT) Comment 44

Love mine. Just got about 55 hours and a full batt charge on my 4G. Very happy.


Posted by Mundog on November 1, 2004 at 10:17 AM (PDT) Comment 45

Does anyone know if this will work with a iskinned ipod?

Posted by marley2778 on November 23, 2004 at 7:17 PM (PDT) Comment 46

unfortunately it does not fit with the iskin. i have a 3g 20, and i have an iskin. i took out the belt clip and tried to put the 40g cilp on my 20+skin, but it just doesnt fit. this is annoying, because the battery obviously doesn't offer any protection on the front (and i love my blue iskin!!). im wondering if there is a way to modify it so i can keep the skin on.

Posted by bluek on December 4, 2004 at 10:35 AM (PDT) Comment 47

I have a 3G 20 and am trying to decide between the original BTI battery and Battery ii. Any views on the relative merits, especially regarding differences in size/weight? I realize the Battery has longer life and that one can charge a 3G directly from the original Battery but not from the Battery ii. That said, I would probably sacrifice the extra hours if the Battery ii is noticeably lighter/more portable.

Posted by Beekeeper on December 28, 2004 at 8:13 AM (PDT) Comment 48

I just received my ipod battery II and it works like a charm....I was also wondering how I could protect the front of the ipod since it can't fit in the cradle with an iskin. Any sugestions would be appreciated.

Posted by hoopchick18 on January 5, 2005 at 4:41 AM (PDT) Comment 49

Cheapest I've seen this is from Small Dog. It was $75. Now can anyone tell me if this can work with an Agent 18 mini shock case? Of course I never would have wanted this case but the review made it sound totally great, so it's the editor's fault for good writing!

Posted by DeniseK on January 5, 2005 at 12:40 PM (PDT) Comment 50
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