Charge an iPhone completely in minutes using this pricey portable gadget
0. phoneArena 22 Mar 2013, 09:26 posted on
Portable battery packs for smartphones and tablets come in many shapes and sizes. Some of them are small and light, yet unable to hold much charge, while others are humongous, but can recharge a typical smartphone tens of times in a row. The Voltissimo is somewhere in the middle, but it isn't the charge capacity nor its size that make it stand out. Instead, the accessory is special for having rapid charge abilities...
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1. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)
good for ifans but its very expensive you can buy a new phone with this price.
9. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 415; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
buy a second battery for 30 bux or so, put it in your pocket, way cheaper.. oh wait, you can't...
10. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
no need to.
If you own an iPhone and need a rapid charger, then I guess if you own an android you would need a velozo-rapid-zippitydooda charger cuz DAMN... my Galaxy Nexus takes all friggin night to charge and my iPhone only like 35mins
30. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
I have every Nexus ever made. The original Nexus One was the one that made me switch from my iPhone 3GS. Anyone that has owned a Galaxy Nexus knows the battery life is horrendous even WITH the extended battery.
Sorry but not an iPhone fan or Android fan just a realist. If theres anything that iPhone has going for it is battery life.
19. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 415; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
I have a GNex, it takes a couple hours to charge with a normal charger... check your charger, if its not stock it might a smaller voltage charger that causes your delay. i.e. when i use the N7 charger, it screams and charges my Gnex very fast. All chargers are not alike that's for sure
31. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
"a couple hours" if your @ 30 ish percent. From dead to 100% takes at LEAST 3 hours. Plugging it into my car charger omw to work just basically keeps it warm.
cmon I love my Nexus but really cmon... its a known fact the battery life on it sux.
20. bucky (Posts: 1282; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
My phone should hold a battery for an entire day of use. I shouldn't have to babysit it (cough cough nexus)
26. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 415; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
I dont exactly know what you mean 'all day with use' that would depend what you use it for, and no phone would work all day watching movies or using the screen the whole time... Anyways, I have noticed that my Gnex after 4.2 doesn't suck up the battery like it used to! Granted I did a full format and trimmed my apps (so I may of trimmed a rogue app that was always draining my battery) but I have seen a HUGE improvement with my Gnex VZW since I got 4.2
7. techspace (Posts: 510; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
its useful, expensive...but you can't buy a phone with $235, i think you are talking about a locked phone...
8. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)
you can buy new phone i mean when they go on sale
11. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
or you could use the iPad charger which takes half the time to charge
2. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
Won't charging your phone this quickly deteriorate the battery or cause some other issues?
12. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
Im assuming that is the justification for the ridiculously high price. Perhaps they developed a way to do it without repercussions.
4. MattGioff (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
I see the appeal of this, even for $230, but wouldn't that rapid charging hurt the battery over time? I don't know if a cell phone battery can or can't withstand constant fast charging times like that. If I had this accessory I'd just charge the thing than use it to fast charge my phone so I don't have to stay plugged into a wall.
13. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Bulls**t!!! , i can get another mid range phone for that price
14. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Samsung Replaceable Battery = Win!!!!!! =D
15. techloverNYC (Posts: 353; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
I recently bought a portable charger off ebay for about $30 including shipping. It has 12000mAH and can charge tablets, smartphone and that has a USB. It even have a flashlight. Sure its not the fastest but it beats overpriced accessory.
18. Taters (Posts: 2579; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
HTC should have bought this instead of beats, boom sound, ultra pixel, and some s**tty wide angle camera. Then they would have unibody and removable battery benefits.
Although 15 minutes is still too long and the price is an issue. Once they have affordable instant charge then battery life would be a non issue. Samsung should but 12 billion a year to achieve this instead of marketing. Then they will truly rule the smartphone landscape.
28. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
15 minutes is too long for a battery that lasts 14+ hours? ARE YOU ON CRACK? And wtf...Instant charge? Do you have any concept of how energy and batteries work? The heat alone would melt your face off. That has bad written all over it.
29. 14545 (Posts: 1052; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Well, 15 mins isn't correct anyway. If the iPhone battery is 1400mA(IIRC) then that is a 1.4 amp battery. This charger charges at 3 Ah. Which is 3 amps per hour. So 1.4/3=28 mins from completely dead to full charge. That's still impressive, but not 15 mins. I wouldn't pay 200 for this, but I could see 50-60 for the 4amp version. I can't wait to see 5 amp chargers, then I would be fine with 2 amp batteries in my phone. Because I can get a full charge in ~25 mins on a 2 amp battery.
33. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
battery tech is the Achilles heal of the mobile industry, OEMs really need to pick up their game
21. tedkord (Posts: 4247; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
You're going to see iPhones exploding with this gadget.
Not really, but I'm pretty sure it won't work. Lithium batteries and the phones themselves have safety circuitry that limits recharge flow, because of their tendency to explode.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think it's possible to fast charge these batteries.
23. Zero0 (Posts: 570; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I'm reasonably sure that 2A tablet chargers will charge phones at a faster rate. 3A might be pushing it though.
22. Zero0 (Posts: 570; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
3A output sounds brutal for a phone battery's longevity. Tablet chargers are at 2A, and those shouldn't even be used to charge phones.
It sounds like something for an emergency. At $200, you're better off getting A. a cheap backup phone, or B. selling your phone and getting a new phone with replaceable battery.
24. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
I hope the batteries melt as there is no way to replace them.
27. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Anything that charges that fast cannot be good for the phone or the battery for that matter. Why do you think the "Rapid Charge" energizer batteries are cheaper than the regular ones, hmmmm/