First Look: Ivyskin BatteryPack for Quattro 4 SmartCase

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Though it falls into the “accessory to an accessory” category, Ivyskin’s BatteryPack for Quattro 4 SmartCase ($45) finishes what the Quattro 4 started back in September, serving as a slide-on 1700mAh battery for the iPhone 4 that integrates with the earlier $45 plastic, glass, and rubber case. A five-LED power indicator, pass-throughs for speaker and microphone features, and mini USB charging port are on the BatteryPack’s back and bottom; holding down the power indicator button turns the battery on and off. Expect nearly a full doubling of the iPhone 4’s battery capacity if you give it a whirl; our review sample oddly exhibited some TDMA-style noise at one point in early testing, and the iPhone began searching for AT&T service. Ivyskin now sells both the BatteryPack and Quattro 4 together as the iPhone 4 SmartCase for $80, or the BatteryPack in four colors for the $45 asking price mentioned above; each BatteryPack includes a USB charging cable.

First Look: Ivyskin BatteryPack for Quattro 4 SmartCase


First Look: Ivyskin BatteryPack for Quattro 4 SmartCase

First Look: Ivyskin BatteryPack for Quattro 4 SmartCase

First Look: Ivyskin BatteryPack for Quattro 4 SmartCase

First Look: Ivyskin BatteryPack for Quattro 4 SmartCase

First Look: Ivyskin BatteryPack for Quattro 4 SmartCase

First Look: Ivyskin BatteryPack for Quattro 4 SmartCase

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Company and Price

Company: Ivyskin

Website: www.Ivyskin.com

Model: BatteryPack

Price: $45

Compatible: iPhone 4

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.