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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bgillyjcu, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. bgillyjcu

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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
    IGo MicroUSB

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hehe...guess
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    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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    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! :D
     
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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.
     
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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: Anker
     
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    Hehe...guess
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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.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    What is the difference between this and your 10000mah one?
     
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    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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