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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by publicanimal, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. publicanimal

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    I like the idea...I just bought a charger and one battery...Will be great for those going out nights when I forget to charge my phone at work...

    With that said, I ordered the charger from another vendor on Amazon and used OFFEROO5 to get 5% off...They had a more expensive price for the charger, but a cheaper shipping fee that made it the same price overall before the discount. Saved me $.70 on the charger.
     
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    I have two batteries and a stand alone battery charger. Works great. I always have a fully battery waiting for me.
     
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    Bought exactly the items you did (great minds think alike... then again, so do morons :). Actually, bought two of the batteries since they were so cheap. Half expected them to be duds at that price, but it all works just fine.
    Last thing I do every morning before leaving for work is swap the batteries. Doesn't take much longer than plugging in with the wall charger, gives the handset an instant full charge, & a daily reboot.
    Definitely consider it money well spent.
     
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    When my spare battery (don't ask how I got it) went through the washer and dryer the other day (that's what you get for always having it in my pocket) I was worried that I would have to pay a fortune for a new one, however the battery survived and is working great! But with the prices listed at amazon.com I think I will buy another one (or two) just for the heck of it.
     
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    Now that I have started with Angry Birds I kill my battery a lot faster than before! I was thinking of getting a spare battery but I like the stand alone charger idea too. Thanks for the links!
     
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    external charge with four batteries. I swap two and keep two with me as spare

    way overkill - rarely use even two batteries in a day with a rooted droid running at 1.25
     
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    How can the batteries sold on Amazon for under $5 with free shipping (from China) be truly OEM, even though the ad states OEM? I've bought a couple for my Droid and one for a VX8700, with the external chargers. They all work, but the batteries don't seem to have the capacity of the original. However, it will get me through the day if I find that the battery in the phone is running low. So I charge my phone with the original battery inside with a cord, overnight, but when inconvenient to tether the phone to a charger, I'll swap batteries.
     
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    The markup in electronics is insane. If you import a container of anything you are moving decimal places in cost - bottom line, the ones I got from Amazon look identical to the OEM battery that came with the phone and I have no doubt they are genuine.

    The only thing I did notice is that the battery dates are a little further out vs what I saw in the verizon store. But at 1/5 or so the price - worth a gamble.

    I got two batches and I have marked all of them to see if I can tell the difference over time and record which one fails first.

    As of now, a few months in, there is no discernible difference. Not a scientific test, but for the money - worth it.
     

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