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Old November 19th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Battery life will be one of those things we are all going to want more of regardless of how well the DNA works. With that in mind, lets make a list here of external battery chargers that are the best of the bunch!

Since I have no experience with any, can anyone offer up some good ones?

For the time being, I found these on Verzion:

iGo MicroUSB Portable Power Pack 1560mAh $20
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Motorola P893 - Universal Portable Power Pack 1820mAh $25
Amazon.com: Motorola Universal Dual-Charging Portable Power Pack - Black - Retail Packaging: Cell Phones & Accessories

This HTC one looks great 6000mAh, but is expensive at $70.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have heard some good things about the HTC 6000mAh one, price is most definitely worth it.
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Is the HTC link correct?
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I have heard some good things about the HTC 6000mAh one, price is most definitely worth it.
Do you have any links to reviews of it? It is so new I have not seen any real feedback on it. The most important factor for me is how quickly can it charge?
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Is the HTC link correct?
Try it now and let me know. It should land on you verizon's website and directly on the HTC battery pack accessory page.
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I found this 5200mAh External Battery on Amazon that should fit my needs for the right price. I won't buy it till I get a sense on what the power consumption on the DNA is like.

Amazon.com: PowerGen Mobile Juice Pack 5200mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank Charger 1A output for Apple iPad 2, iPhone 4 4s 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch / Samsung Galaxy S3 S S2 S II, Advance, Galaxy Nexus, Epic 4G / Blackberry Torch Bold Cur
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I found this 5200mAh External Battery on Amazon that should fit my needs for the right price. I won't buy it till I get a sense on what the power consumption on the DNA is like.

Amazon.com: PowerGen Mobile Juice Pack 5200mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank Charger 1A output for Apple iPad 2, iPhone 4 4s 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch / Samsung Galaxy S3 S S2 S II, Advance, Galaxy Nexus, Epic 4G / Blackberry Torch Bold Cur
That Powergen is sweet but if I'm reading the Amazon description clearly it seems to imply that it can only be charged by a connection to a USB as there's no A/C cord provided.
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I have heard some good things about the HTC 6000mAh one, price is most definitely worth it.
Especially if it has the smarts to be a smart charger. With my 25%, seems like a done and done deal! Thanks for the input!
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Do you have any links to reviews of it? It is so new I have not seen any real feedback on it. The most important factor for me is how quickly can it charge?
We have a user on here that had the pack and the Droid DNA, i forget which one (there are a lot of users in staff nowadays), but he said it worked like a charm.
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I used this 5600mAh battery pack for Gnex and it worked well to fully charge it twice and some more. I like its small size.

Amazon.com: AnkerŪ Astro 5600mAh Backup External Battery Pack Charger with built-in Flashlight for Apple: iPhone 5 4S 4, iPad mini, iPad 2, iPod; Most Android Phones: Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, all Samsung Galaxy Series Smartphones; Motorola D
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Here's a video of this unit being used. Looks pretty sweet for 5600mAh for $30.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5FZNuqL3WI
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Does this unit allow you to recharge it from an A/C outlet or is it just through a usb cable?
Unfortunately it doesn't come with A/C wall charger out of box, only micro usb cable. So you need to recharge it from PC USB.

But I also had 8400mAh Anker battery pack which came with A/C wall charger, so I used it to recharge this 5600mah one. Not sure if it's ok to use stock DNA wall charger to recharge this guy.
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Unfortunately it doesn't come with A/C wall charger out of box, only micro usb cable. So you need to recharge it from PC USB.

But I also had 8400mAh Anker battery pack which came with A/C wall charger, so I used it to recharge this 5600mah one. Not sure if it's ok to use stock DNA wall charger to recharge this guy.
Actually the youtube video I linked shows that it does come with an AC adapter, as does the description on the Amazon website. I just ordered the Anker Astro 5600mAh for $29.98, no tax or shipping. Seemed like a no brainer. Going to Hawaii in a couple of weeks so it should really come in handy.
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We have a user on here that had the pack and the Droid DNA, i forget which one (there are a lot of users in staff nowadays), but he said it worked like a charm.

I posted about a battery pack the other day but can't find it now.......so.......I have a Rezound - which.......save for the poor 1600 ish mAh battery is a rock'in phone.......everyone is concerned ( and rightly so ) with HTC's " never give the phone a battery it needs " reputation........but I love the HTC build quality etc......so I have a New Trent IMP 100P battery pack - capacity is 10000 mAh......and it really is great......it is about the size of the DNA ( much thicker of course ) and can be easily carried in the car, the coat, the briefcase.......and easily charges these phones three to five times before having to plug the pack into a AC outlet.......really......I used to carry around extra batteries for the Rezound but now just keep the New Trent close by.......

There are many ( many ) chargers around.....from super easy to carry to larger ( 12000 mAh and up ) units to consider........

Until battery technology advances......these are the way to go !!
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I posted about a battery pack the other day but can't find it now.......so.......I have a Rezound - which.......save for the poor 1600 ish mAh battery is a rock'in phone.......everyone is concerned ( and rightly so ) with HTC's " never give the phone a battery it needs " reputation........but I love the HTC build quality etc......so I have a New Trent IMP 100P battery pack - capacity is 10000 mAh......and it really is great......it is about the size of the DNA ( much thicker of course ) and can be easily carried in the car, the coat, the briefcase.......and easily charges these phones three to five times before having to plug the pack into a AC outlet.......really......I used to carry around extra batteries for the Rezound but now just keep the New Trent close by.......

There are many ( many ) chargers around.....from super easy to carry to larger ( 12000 mAh and up ) units to consider........

Until battery technology advances......these are the way to go !!
Agreed, after reading so many threads on the power packs I opted in on a few units like the anker astro and ravpower dynamo and they work like champs.
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I just got a10400mah from ravpower during their Christmas special for $30. I've been really liking these devices and I feel they're so versatile vs extended batteries for phones. I had one of their 10,000mah during one of their other sales last year and took it camping with me. Camping is an annual thing and I always worry about my phone dying but with an external battery charger, I no longer have to worry about overusing my phone.
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I have the Zagg Sparq the original black block style one. I like it other than in my computer case or suitcase the button to check the status easily is pressed and usually kills it a little bit so I don't get the full amount of charges.
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I just got a10400mah from ravpower during their Christmas special for $30. I've been really liking these devices and I feel they're so versatile vs extended batteries for phones. I had one of their 10,000mah during one of their other sales last year and took it camping with me. Camping is an annual thing and I always worry about my phone dying but with an external battery charger, I no longer have to worry about overusing my phone.
What is the difference between this and your 10000mah one?
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What is the difference between this and your 10000mah one?
not too much that i've noticed actually. When I did a test, it seems the 10,400 gave a slightly longer charge than my 10,000. But due to efficiency and all that, one could be more efficient than the other and I wouldn't know the difference.
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