dealsunu iphone 4/4s battery case for $19.99 + $5.00…

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I'm pretty interested on this one... but it looks like it's going to add bulk.. a lot of bulk. :/

I'll think it over tonight.

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@joshobra: the iPhone, a thing so beautiful you must instantaneously put it in a case

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I hate people who buy these bulky cases and keep their iPhone forever embodied in these ugly pieces of plastic.

Defeats the whole point of having a sleek phone.

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@aznvamp: O well so it's a little bulky some of us bought the phone for more than just the cool hipster look and need more battery to get that done

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Ugh! Bought this not long ago on amazon for double the px. For 20 bucks it is a no brainer. i get about a 75-80% charge for my iphone 4s from this. While i think some other battery cases give more charge, you're not getting one at this px. It has good soft feel to it, doesn't add too much heft to the phone. Recommended.

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I didn't buy a piece of art. I bought a useful phone. I really don't care what it looks like. Being glass on both sides is really nice looking until you drop it once. Do you know what an insurance claim is on these phones? $150.00+ Ouch.

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personally I think the iPhone's battery is pretty decent and last me all day, my only use for this would probably when I go traveling and I wouldn't be able to charge it. Plus it looks like it adds a lot of bulk and would make the phone look ugly, thats just my opinion though.

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@andrasko15: I currently have an Incase Pro Slider on my iphone.. but there are times when I need more battery (lets say, woot-off weeks).

I like to go light and keep the phones original shape and size as much as possible.

My neighbors iPhone case is so huge and metallic in a shape of a bar of soap, it looks like it could defect a bullet.

Plus the backside of the case reminds me so much of the battery pack of my moms first cellphone in the mid 90s.

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I spotted a pretty decent review on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4nQ1Mw5vc4

Some Cons noted from this review:
- Flash isn't good, but could always remove top cover. I hardly use flash anyways, it just messes up pictures and sometimes scare people.
- Buttons may be hard to press (sides and top)

Personally for me, I'm not liking the "big bottom" it has. I think it would just feel weird to me since my hands muscle memory is used to where the home button is placed already.

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I could really use this, but I hate to add more bulk to the phone. At the late afternoon, my phone is getting on empty and is a pain!

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I used one for a year that has the same design with some slight cosmetic differences and now it can only give my iphone an extra 15% juice. Also, if you decide to charge the phone and the case together with using a usb cable connected to your pc, it would keep making the connecting and disconnecting noise while charging like when you plug in a usb stick unless you install the asus ai charger program.

The extra thickness is about the height of the metalic band around your iphone. The weight of your phone will be almost doubled.

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Wanted one, however reviews have changed my mind.. There are some cheaper options on ebay as low as $10 shipping included. However dont know if can be trusted.

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I love mine I bought for twice this amount. Yes, if you want a sleek, pretty, girly-man phone, this isn't for you.
If you find yourself running out of battery mid-day because of heavy use, as I often did, this thing is great. I also like the look and feel of it. It seems like it would do a great job protecting iPhone from drops, but I haven't put that to the test.

It's well made, but i read reviews saying it doesn't hold up well if you remove / reinstall the phone a lot. I keep it in.

Other benefit that I really like - it charges (and syncs!) through a standard micro-usb cable. No more paying too much for those crazy Apple proprietary sync cables that always seem to fail after a while. Just grab a micro-usb from the ole' drawer-of-extra cables. The down side is if you have an accessory (dock) it won't work with this case.

I heard the white one is not so good for the camera (flash reflects back)

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Is there an app that will allow you to explode both batteries at the same time for the random possibility that you get caught up in the plot of a Bruce Willis movie and then you can take out a helicopter with an iPhone?

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Does anyone know if this case works with the iPod Touch 4? The dimensions are ever so slightly smaller from the iPhone as listed on Apple's site. I think that most of the non-battery cases work for both, but would like to be sure before getting one.

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I'd really like to get something like this, but why can't they design these things to use the standard Apple dock connector as the pass through?

1) I don't need yet another charger.
2) I can't use my car charger without removing the case.

grumble grumble

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I have a similar one for my iPhone 3G. It blocks the signal so I get less bars and is a major pain in the butt to remove. I carry it for emergencies only.

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@newjerseymax: be aware, your cheapness might come from china overnight. Also it is cheap for a reason. I am a powerseller on eBay and know the in's and out's.. just be careful with cheap electronics.

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@andrasko15: Function is more important than form. This provides far more function than any other case so.. get over it.

Also, this case looks like it'll make it just bulky enough to decently fit in my hand. I like it.. and it will go well with the replacement phone battery I ordered on eBay to replace the one that is 2 years old.

Mega battery life!

In for 1!

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@grassynoel: You're spot on about Apple's cheaply manufactured (but expensively priced) proprietary 30-pin connector cables.. They ALWAYS fall apart. The older (thicker) ones that locked in placed were tough as nails, but the thin sync cables stink and on top of that they don't stay white very long. Yucck

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I had this and hated it - it's very bulky. I found one from a company called ZipKord that has one that is ultra thin. It's the 622zkz - feels like I don't even have a battery on the phone.

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So far, no one is selling me on this. I could really use a battery booster for field work, but some of you are saying the signal is reduced and the camera flash has problems. Is this a reliable product to get for just pulling on and off for occassional use (I too have a slick white one and don't wnat extra bulk when not needed)? How much extra life does it really add?

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I bought a Mophie juice pack/cover for my 3Gs for $80 back in the day, and aside from that hideous price, it had to go on in two pieces and was a big ol' heavy mutha. I'm with slappomatt; although I DO think the iPhone is a piece of art, I have to keep mine in a case because I'm tough on my phones. If I'm out at night and using an evening bag, the case comes off. I have different cases for different needs... and this one will be going with me for sure when I'm taking a youth group camping this summer. Can't run outta juice then!

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@aznvamp: Maybe if the battery in there would last more than 13 hours I would. "sleek" or not doesn't help if the phone isn't on.

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@crktfrog:

Someone was quoted as saying the following:
"I have a similar one for my iPhone 3G. It blocks the signal so I get less bars and is a major pain in the butt to remove. I carry it for emergencies only."

"Similar" "iPhone 3G".. that means its not the same brand and it's not even for the iPhone 4 so their particular mention is fairly irrelevant.. look up the reviews on Amazon if you want to see if it's really for you.

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I was going to pick a Mophie Juice Air for $40 but I backed down because I love the protection my otterbox defender gives me. I work for a cell phone retailer so I actually demo my otterbox for customers by dropping it on the ground. Best protection ever.

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I'm going to try this out. Seems like an economical option to give me some extra juice when I am out and about all day. I don't mind a little extra bulkiness in my pants anyways. ;c)

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This product looks identical to the Boost Case ( http://boostcase.com/battery-cases/boost-case-for-iphone-4-verizonatt/ ) I have the boost case, and I love it. The flash hole is not big enough so both the white and black cases affect the flash (because the flash reflects off the surrounding hole, and back to the lens a little - causing hazy photos) - but you can just pop off the top part when you need flash - so no big deal. It does make the phone thicker and heavier, of course - but it doubles the battery life. I have seen thicker and heavier cases that have no battery.

I also like the fact that I can use a micro USB cable to charge and sync - though I wish they picked mini-USB instead of micro-usb. I find that it takes a really long time to fully charge both the phone and the case from the nearly depleted state. Like 6 hours. But if you need them charged fast, I just remove the phone and charge them both simultaneously with their own cables.

This is a good price. I'm in for two.

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@aznvamp: But... but... it's not your phone.... Why should it bother you so much? I keep my phone in a protective case with rubber edges. It's saved my phone more than once from a fall or drop.

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I'm not a fan of the fact that the volume buttons and mute toggle aren't covered (like the Otter Box can do, for example). While I have a little more faith in the design of these elements on the 4 than in the 3GS I owned previously, I am still more comfortable with additional protection over them.

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It has gotten good reviews on Amazon.com. I was between this one and another brand, both about $40, when this woot came-up. It made my decision easy. My phone is over a year old and the battery just doesn't last as long. I need something to help it out and this seems like just the trick.

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Now-a-days there is a iPhone/pod/pad everywhere. No need to buy the extra battery IMO

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Trying to surprise the wife - she has a 3G iphone - does anyone know if this fits and works? I know I see i4, but has anyone else done this to the old model and fits and works fine?

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@sagce: The 3g is significantly larger than the 4, so this probably will not work.

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Skipping this. I like my very bulky Otter Defender Box. It has saved my iPhone from many falls, being splashed, and even being run over by the tractor! iPhones are just too expensive to have without some serious protection. Otherwise, this would be great to have...hint to Otterbox!

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Can I sync using the cable provided.

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At least this is a sponsored apple related product that isn't getting voted down. I am reminded of those giant psp batteries and the bulk of this is negligible in comparison

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I'll pass as my iphone actually has decent enough battery for most things. If I was going to do some geocaching though, I'd be all over this. Cheaper to buy this and the 10 dollar app than a 400 dollar GPS (though I do love my garmin)

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I have one of these, and it's definitely prevented a few drunken catastrophes.

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@wootieman: I wouldn't try it. iPhones are thicker and shaped quite differently than a touch. I have both.

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the only down fall is it will not fit in my dock at work or home... I wish they made a little converter for it. I still bought one.

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Here's why I bought this: Despite the fact that I have a perfectly good portable external battery (solar, even), I still find myself running low while traveling and not wanting to yank out the external battery and cable. For $25 I can live with the extra bulk of this case while traveling. What decided it for me was realizing I'd be willing to pay $10 or so to charge my phone when the battery is almost out and I'm still on a plane or I'm walking through an airport. So heck, for not too much more than that I can extend my battery 80%. When I get home I'll free my phone from the case.

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@rocky686: It's not necessarily all about the look. These cases generally provide less traction and add a large amount of bulk. Slippery + Plastic doesn't keep your phone safe.

Personally, it's easier to carry a USB cord with you and plug it in when needed. Sure, if you're out everyday and need the power, get this case.

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And...I just realized that this case doesn't have that glossy plastic texture most have. So, it seems to be better than most i've seen. x]

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does anyone know if this comes with the iPhone or if it's just a case?

:P

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Does anyone knows how this battery compares with the Mophie Juice Pack Air (http://goo.gl/bxgSW), in terms of size and weight?

My brother has the Mophie, which I find is not that bulky, but does make the iPhone a little heavy.

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anyone know the difference between this (model 1700) and the current model (model 1700B)?

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This sounded like a great product until I read all the Amzn reviews about it not working after a few weeks of use. I checked out the reviews for Boost as well and they sounded pretty similar except Boost may have better customer service.

I guess I'll just keep suffering through the short battery life when I'm traveling instead of jumping on one of these products. I wouldn't use it often enough to know if it's a defective product or not.