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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by melll, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. melll

    melll Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Galaxy S II Power Pack!

    Anyone got one? Anyone know how good this is gonna be!?

    I am gonna get the SII on Canadian launch day, and I am just trying to be prepared!

    Also, anyone try this external battery charger?

    Apple iPad Battery Pack - iPhone Battery Extender IMP1000

    Currently got the Go Green external charger, but it sucks donkey popsicles.

    So I wanna get the best of the best.



    Source of the battery extender news:
    Bell to officially release the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G in Canada | MobileSyrup.com

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  2. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    It's expensive, heavy, large and over the top for a phone.

    It weighs well over twice what the phone weighs so that would be a bit of a pain. It also has a huge battery, which may seem useful but unless you are planning to be away from a power source for 4-5 days at a time, it strikes me that you are paying a penalty in terms of weight and price for no real benefit.

    I bought one of these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mini-Portable...UK_Mobiles_Accessories_RL&hash=item1c18dd47ba which effectively doubles the battery life on my phone, which is more than enough. It weighs 80g (vs 280) and is physically very small.

    Alternatively, why not just buy an additional battery? They only cost about
     
  3. melll

    melll Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

     
  4. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    I rather stupidly posted a link to the auction that I won which has of course now expired.

    I have edited my post and tested the link so it should work now (it did for me). BTW I made an offer of
     
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  5. melll

    melll Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'll look into it.

    Just hope that battery lasts.
     
  6. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    I have bought a few batteries on eBay (three phone batteries and two batteries for my DSLR) and they have all been cheap and just as good as the originals. Perhaps this power pack won't last forever, but it's much cheaper than the power pack you were thinking of buying so even if it doesn't, I haven't lost a lot of money.

    There are a lot cheaper options on eBay as well (some of them less than
     
  7. novemberwhiskey

    novemberwhiskey Android Enthusiast

    is that made by samsung or a third party?
     
  8. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Android Expert

    Mugen are sending me their 3200mA extended battery for review once stock is available, will post in the forums when it arrives.
     
  9. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    If you mean the one I posted a link to, it's made by a third party.

    It's a generic charger and will charge anything that can be charged from a USB socket although it would be short of juice for something like a tablet. The one the OP posted really looks like it's aimed at tablets not phones.
     
  10. steve31

    steve31 Lurker

    I ordered one of these from Expansys.ca also picked up a dock from them. Looks like the Power Pack is not released yet. A lot of uk sites show this as "coming soon" so it might be out in time for the Canada launch. I have the S2 on Rogers now...FAST!! You will love the phone!! The battery life of the phone has been great for me...its been lasting longer than my iPhone 4. It lasts me the whole day and sometimes even two days.
     
  11. melll

    melll Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    Sounds good, cant wait to get it :)

    How do you like the dock? Worth it for you?

    Also, please make a new post when you get your battery case.

    I WANT ALL THIS NOW haha
     
  12. colonels

    colonels Newbie

  13. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    It's nice and cheap but the reviews don't look too great. Two reviewers couldn't charge their phones at all and the capacity is only 1500mAH which is not enough to recharge the phone fully. Since the SGS2 has a 1650mAH battery, the external battery needs to be comfortably more than this fully to recharge the phone.

    Still, it is very cheap and at least Kensington is a name brand and you'll get a bit more assurance that it won't pack in after a week.
     
  14. colonels

    colonels Newbie

    It typically charge my phone about 40% that's enough for something so small but I can carry around next to my phone and only use it when I need it
     

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