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Will you be buying the Seidio 3500mAh battery?

Poll closed Jul 7, 2010.
  1. Yes

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    40.4%
  2. No

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  1. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  2. ejchis

    ejchis Well-Known Member

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    I can't give up the thin form factor of this phone.
     
  3. BRIVERS73

    BRIVERS73 Well-Known Member

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  4. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll hold off on this for now. Can't see adding bulk to the phone. Right now it's just barely pocketable. This would take it over that edge.
     
  5. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    @Rigmaster you must be wearing girls pants, I can fit about 6 Evo's in my pants pockets... as for the size being too large, when I hold my Evo, the back side does not touch my palm, so there is plenty of room to expand without me even noticing... as if I'll notice 3mm of width.

    I checked that website, and it does not say they are shipping an extended backing with the battery. the Seidio website clearly states you will receive the extended back along with your purchase... trying to connect to live chat with Seidio now...

    looks like they don't care where you order from, as long as they get a sale somewhere... Going to call customer support (as suggested by the live chat customer support), only I am going to try and get a discount out of them...





    So, I talked to both MobileCityOnline.com and Seidio, Mobile City confirmed the battery ships with the case (he said it IS on the product page, under product overview. I also confirmed with Seidio that they were an official reseller, the customer service person told me that they get theirs shipped from the warehouse, in bulk, and the manufacturer ships them direct to each company who has placed an order, in order of greatest quantity first and that may be why they are going to have them before the Seidio website. She was more than happy to cancel my order and to suggest that I purchase from them... very weird...

    ***final update***
    I have switched my order from Seidio online, to MobileCityOnline.com Thank you for pointing that site out to me, I still don't know why companies always sell their own stuff at full price...
     
  6. MisterEd

    MisterEd Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes: So they don't undercut their dealers. They would rather have dealers sell their products. Except for an occasional special sale manufacturers maintain list price or why would an independent dealer want to stock their product. If Seidio sold it for $25 would you buy it for $49 from "elsewhere" and why would "elsewhere" want to stock it if Seidio sold it for less?
     
  7. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member

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    Doubt it. I might get a battery charger and swap em.
     
  8. Sprockethead

    Sprockethead Well-Known Member

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    I know they say that it is less than 3mm bulk, but those pictures make it look massive!

    You know what I was thinking, though - that big hump on the back might help protect the lens by keeping the lens from touching the table. It also looks like it covers up more of the "red" part of the lens, which I would like.

    If I could pick one up for cheaper later this year, I might. So far, I haven't actually run out of batteries. I just have to keep charging which is a pain in the ass.
     
  9. htc.EVOlution

    htc.EVOlution Well-Known Member

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    this thing is interesting. now does it fit the claim of the 3500mAh is something that someone would need to test
     
  10. Stepintothedark

    Stepintothedark Well-Known Member

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    I ordered the 1750, and it's extended the life enough, besides, I'm almost always around a charger.. so I'm not terribly worried about being able to double my time...
     
  11. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I would like to be able to take an overnight trip somewhere and not have to stop at a BestBuy or Sprint store, or Radio Shack if I forgot to bring a charger...
     
  12. seidioseidio

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    Hello,

    Thank you for your comments. Just to clarify, MobileCityOnline is an authorized reseller, and Seidio (Us) is the manufacturer. We do not discriminate quantities and fulfill preorders in the orders that they were received. While many authorized resellers are able to pre-sell items, Seidio will be carrying the products first.

    Regards,
     
  13. MDbandit

    MDbandit Well-Known Member

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    Well i have preordered mine with seido
    Hmmm maybe I should change my order?

    and its Confirmed that mobile city will ship before seido will?
     
  14. cabbie

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    as much as id love that much more capacity, i can't see the kickstand being able to deal with it when the balance already seems precarious
     
  15. ConcertFreak

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    I'll never have power issues ever again with the 4 extra batteries plus two chargers I picked up on ebay for under 22 bucks.

    They arrived from hong kong just over a week and have been performing fantastic.

    not meaning to threadcrap. I actually used to have a massive battery extender for my old pcc6700... talk about packin around a brick in your pocket!
     
  16. Braaainz

    Braaainz Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on buying the extended battery... but I'm waiting until the reviews come in first as to how it well it works, how well the backcover is, etc.
     
  17. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This concerns me as well, since I currently never lay my phone down and always use the kick stand!

    I had an HTC Touch before my Evo, I used 3 batteries with it, all oem though (friends gave them to me as their phones either died, were upgraded, or replaced by the insurance). It was a pain keeping them all charged, I had to label them # 1, # 2, and # 3, with stickers, so I could rotate them regularly!


    I am currently tracking my battery and usage, and will continue when I get the new battery.
     
  18. TambourineMan

    TambourineMan Well-Known Member

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    I will get one, but what is everyone going to do about a case?

    Right now I have the cheapy Amzer silicone one, but I like it.

    I wish I knew how to mold it to the thicker back cover, but I do not think silicone melts.

    I would like something to protect the corners, plus I like the case along the edges as when I hold the EVO the fingers holding it sometimes trigger the touch sensitive screen.
     
  19. hellow0rld

    hellow0rld Well-Known Member

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    thanks..just ordered one! no tax and free shipping is great!
     
  20. PuRock

    PuRock Well-Known Member

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    The extra bulk would alleviate the worries about scratching the lens. That's a plus. But what about case fits?
     
  21. YamiR6

    YamiR6 Well-Known Member

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    That case looks ugly. I like the smooth clean look of the back. You add the thing and becomes big and hideous.
     
  22. jbrooks544

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    I've been using the case for my old Moto Q, which was almost exactly the same size as the evo. the cases work well, and worked well with my moto with its THICK extended battery. It is only $2.97 on amazon. they are great.

    search for
    Motorola Q Business Case with Built in Belt Clip

    in wireless accessories dept.

    I'm not worried at all about the thickness of the battery. It is just two of the seidio 1750 batteries, which are the same dimension as the oem battery. the oem battery isn't even 3/16 of an inch thick, so I'll get WAY more battery life and a slightly thicker phone.

    I don't know what to think about people who would think it is too thick or large. If you don't want a thick, large phone, then buy some cheap cell phone. If you want a smokin' smart phone, it needs to be thick to last. If you don't get the extra battery, don't whine about short battery life.

    OH, Amazon has it for the same price as the link above at mobilcityonline.com Free shipping also if you have PRIME, which I do.
     
  23. MDbandit

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    i have the same amzer one and i think its great!! I had originally bought the gel case from Sprint but amzer feels better and looks better IMO. I guess nobody will make a gel case to cover the evo with thick battery? I see siedo is going to have a hard case for it though. Right now i carry the evo in a very roomy amzer case (made for the i-mate jascar) and will have more than enough room for when i attach the extended battery and gel case(if somebody makes one)
     
  24. Adambomb13

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    Strange, I called Seidio to cancel my order and to go to mobilecityonline, the lady didn't care because they are getting money no matter what as they are the manufacturer, I said well I want to keep my money in my pocket....Cancel my order...It just feels uncomfortable knowing they dont care because they are getting money...

    They could've said your right , SORRY we do not price match and we see your point in saving money, please consider us in the future

    Very cold Sedio
     
  25. berardi1111

    berardi1111 Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to have this, but I don't have $50 bucks to spare right now.. will wait until there are cheaper alternatives. I bought a 2500 mah cheap battery from china and it's worked fine on my Sprint Touch.

    As far as the added bulk - I actually prefer the feel of it in your hands, the extra back makes it fit better in your hands when typing with two hands. Hard to explain.
     
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