USB Portable Power Supply

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  1. rusbrmasas

    rusbrmasas New Member

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    Hi,

    I am looking to buy a portable USB power supply for my iPhone 3G.
    I will be flying next month, so I need something to provide additional power while I am in the air.

    I have searched around, and found:

    IGO® POWERXTENDER UNIVERSAL AA BATTERY-OPERATED CHARGER

    IGO POWER TIP-A133 (adapter for iPod/iPhone)

    I live in Canada (so I can't buy from places such as Amazon.com) and would like to keep the cost to a minimum (I don't fly all that often).

    I am wondering what people recommend for an affordable portable power supply, that accepts USB?

    Thanks for your time.

    - Brennan
     
  2. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    What do you plan on doing on the plan that you will use up the battery? My 3g lasts for 2-3 days between moderate talk time and standby. I wouldn't think there is much you could do that would drain the battery over one flight.
     
  3. gman427

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    From my iphone my battry goes down fast, but that is because i watch videos and play games on my a lot. I have also been reseraching for something to juice up my iphone to last longer. i have found a company called solio thy sell universal batteries for ipod touch. The batteries can be chrged using solar power or using a computer to charge it. a little big though
     
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    Popular Science (or may have been Popular Mechanics, I used to get both) had a How-To several years ago about how to make one out of an altoids can, a couple bucks of radio shack parts, and a few aa (or aaa) batteries. You may be able to find the article online somewhere...
     
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    for an iPhone 3G...

    The Kensington Power Pack is cool; slim; sleek. Not the best build quality, I've found. But it will give you a whole charge.

    The Powermonkey is pretty nifty! I bought one @ Best Buy a while back (I know...), but that thing can charge a 3G more than a couple times. It also comes with all these various AC power plugs, as well as about 10 different output tips (5.0VDC, mini-USB, 30-pin iPod, etc)

    Powerline "Musicpower Encore" is great, too. It has a rechargeable battery, AC plug built-in, and 2 USB-A receptacle's. Similar capacity to the Kensington.

    Let us know what you decide, please.
     

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