I had to stop by Verizon today for something completely unrelated. After seeing the pictures of what the extended battery looks like on the bionic I had no desire to make my phone look like that! I don't know what made me try it, but I asked if they had one there so I could see it in person. I ended up buying it. I don't think it's nearly as bad as what the pictures make it out to be. You might feel differently about it, but if you hate your battery life, you should check it out yourself and make decision from there.