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05-11-2011, 07:39 PM #1
Detachable Battery Case, Why Is This Just Happening?
The Third Rail iPhone 4 battery case takes the familiar idea of a charging case and makes it practical.
Batteries, for the most part, are removable and replaceable. Unless you're an Apple product. The Third Rail battery case takes this novel idea and runs with it. The base case ($39.99) and the battery ($59.99) can be purchased separately or together ($89.99, you save $10 purchasing them together.) The case itself is a slim matte black case. It reminds me of brushed aluminum Apple uses if it were painted black. The 1250mAh smart battery can be attached to the case and even stacked four deep. I can't imagine that feeling to comfortable in the pocket.
All of this transferred energy passess through the "Third Rail" system, which utilizes gold rails to transfer energy and create a stackable energy hub. The ability for the batteries to charge other devices via a micro USB port puts the stackable battery ability to good use. With four batteries stacked at once, you can charge your iPhone and all your other gadgets at once. Or your friends' Android Phones, lord knows they're battery hogs.
Third Rail promises that the smart batteries are "future proof" and will be compatible with future case designs, which prevents you from having to buy new batteries every time. Also, it means a whole new case does not need to be purchased if the batteries die like in other power cases with built in battery solutions.
This simple and smart solution to power hungry mobile phones is refreshing to say the least.
Source: Third Rail
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 05-11-2011 at 08:41 PM.
05-11-2011, 07:43 PM #2
The picture isn't showing on my iPod (so sorry if this is dumb) but is there one for iPod (2g)?
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05-11-2011, 07:58 PM #5
The case doesn't add anymore bulk than it needs to. Looks like an accessory I would use. Not a fan of taking the battery pack on and off but would rather just keep it around for emergency use.
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05-11-2011, 08:11 PM #6Whats it do?
im probably an idiot but thats ok... so does this thing charge your iphone battery??? or is it a battery itself... and if so, how long does it last??? if it charges... how long does it take???
05-11-2011, 08:21 PM #7
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05-11-2011, 08:55 PM #8
One of these days they're going to come out with a smartphone/ battery that lasts through a week of web surfing, is rechargeable to 80% in 20 seconds with a stand-by time of 2 months - and we'll still slap on a charging case. lol
I just want to get to the point where you can't possibly wear out your battery in a day, no matter what programs you run. You'll wake up in the morning, run your phone to your heart's content as much as you want, then lay down to go to sleep without once worrying about battery life. Without a giant battery clipped to it.
Battery-worry is just one of those things we have to live with right now, and it sucks.
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05-11-2011, 08:59 PM #9
This is a great idea for sure, being able to stack them is great if you were going on a trip or something similarYou don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
05-11-2011, 08:59 PM #10
This product is a great idea!Hmm...
05-11-2011, 09:25 PM #11
My friend got a battery case a week or so ago, but I can't see the picture so I can't tell I it's they same...
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05-11-2011, 09:38 PM #12
I wish those batteries on cartoons that last for years were real.
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05-11-2011, 09:54 PM #14
Can't see the pic either. But longer battery life is always a must and am very thankful my iPhone 4 battery lasts me a long long time especially when u compare it to any android phone.
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05-11-2011, 10:05 PM #15
Hopefully they'll develop slipcases for the 3GS, 3rd Gen touch (both still being sold as new in many stores) as well as the 4th gen Touch. I'm wondering how they'd work the iPads though (I'm guessing not and rather have them use the MicroUSB connector).
I kinda wish we had a set standard size/connector for rechargeable batteries, that would be ideal and would eventually allow for cheaper battery solutions like alkaline and LiMH. I miss the days when 9-volts or size AAA, AA, C, or D batteries were the defacto means of powering every major consumer electronic device...Member of the hackint0sh forums.
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05-11-2011, 10:56 PM #16
I'll stick with Mophie Juice Pack plus. Longer batt life than this 3rd rail that might electricute you.
05-11-2011, 11:40 PM #17
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05-12-2011, 07:11 AM #20
mipow website has a couple of battery cases. The clone power case allows you to change out batties on the case 1500mah.So you can buy a couple of battery packs. Some ebay sellers offer a free extra battery plus charger. They also offer Maca power 2200mah power (fixed battery). There are variants on ebay from china but I think design wise mipow is the best.I am the Vincent (Vital Information Necessary Centralized) iPhone.
When I am moody I am the Hal iPhone 9000 lol