I couln't be happier with this back up battery. Don't underestimate the usefulneas of the flash light. In fact, I bought this one to replace a smaller one that also had a light, which I had lost. I love the powerful little light for reading to my kids at night. I was a little worried about the large size and whether the little cord attachment would be inconvenient since I don't work in an office and use my iPhone frequently throughout the day. But I find the set up to be very convenient. And the little pouch is a nice extra. I use it to carry my headphones, and my iPhone when it's attached to the charger.
I also love that I no longer need to worry about making sure my phone and back up battery are fully charged before I leave my house for the day. The fact that even when the charger is less than full there's enough power to fully charge my phone is really nice.
I never write reviews, but love this item so much and want others to know how great it is, especially since it's expensive. The Amazon price was a great deal, but still a lot more than I would ordinarily spend on this kind of item. But I have no regrets. It was worth every penny.
I like this battery. I chose this item as I have a blackberry and an Iphone so rather than separate chargers or car chargers for both, I keep this in my laptop bag instead. The battery is light, so it doesn't add much weight to carry around. The time to charge the phone from the battery is fast! The only negative I have is the time to charge the battery from USB, it's slow, but if charged from AC it is fine. Depending on what you use for USB hubs, your results could be a little different.
I am a frequent overseas traveler. While wanting everything I need....I am very concious of weight when I travel. For something to "make the cut" into my carry on bag is no small feat. This item, however was a no brainer to make it to this vaulted position. To cut to the chase, it will charge an iphone from 20% to 100% twice and then back to about 50% one more time. It also worked seamlessly with my ipad over doubling the movie watching capabilities on a long flight (from 2 movies to 4). I am very pleased with this purchase!
i am comparing against the Eveready xp product - Eveready has great capacity, but bulky, awkward charger - external, big and heavy. This product is sleek, compact, charges while you charge your devices (this is big - if you can only charge the battery or charge your devices, the equipment doesn't do much good - you are either drained i the a m or the battery is drained....) they have done all this in a compact and fairly light product. 3500 mah and tips included - well done!
This item is perfect for charging your devices on the go. Very powerful. Used on planes during long flights to charge my portable devices for watching movies. Very happy with this product. Nice features.
This compact and slim battery can charge my iPhone 4S 2-3 times in the same time it takes the AC charger. I have a Duracell auto USB plug so I can recharge on the go as well. Some might complain that it only has the USB cable and no auto or AC adapter, but since almost all phones come with on it was no big deal. I have 3 other identical batteries, and the oldest is well over the specified 300 charge cycles, yet still works great. Highly recommended.
I cannot express how thrilled I am with this item. It comes with every possible USB adapter I could possibly need. It is so versatile that it has eliminated my need to carry any other portable chargers. I spend a lot of time on business travel, and I have used this to completely recharge my blackberry (or iPod Touch 3G) twice (and I can get a third partial charge)! I just connect the two devices and then drop them in a coat or pants pocket. It takes a very short time to achieve a full charge.
I also use it to charge my bluetooth headset (which is great because I lost that charger years ago!). So far, I have used it once a month for about 12 months with no noticeable degradation of battery power. But when the battery does start to die, I will not hesitate to buy another one.
I have a Blackberry Tour and an iPod touch that I travel with every month. I got tired of lugging all of the adapters, car chargers, etc.
The Dexim S8 gives me several re-charges per device, per trip and allows me to leave the other junk at home. The manual says that you should run it down to nothing once in a while. Both my devices had a full charge so I switched on the "flashlight" that is built into the unit. Since the light was so bright (for it's size and intended purpose) I figured it would die in an hour or two. 18+hours later it was still working! This little think would be great to have by your side in an emergency!