Massive 9900mAh battery will solve all of your Android and iOS battery woes
Now, there is a massive 9900mAh battery called the iGeek that will keep your smartphone, tablets and other power hungry devices running for a long time. And just because we brought up Android, don't get the wrong idea, as iGeek will also power up your Apple iPhone and iPad. In fact, it will power up both devices at the same time.
source: ThinkGeek via Gizmodo
1. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Look, Alan, I know you're trying to be funny, but really this whole "let's exaggerate an issue some Android users have by a hundred times" shtick is old.
3. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)
I agree. Though its as if he's just trying to start a discussion in the comments for the sake of it. More people talking more hits the website gets. In a weird sense, Phonearena is trolling their own readers.
13. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I don't find it to be an exaggeration. I bought the Triumph to try out android and I get 4 hours between charges and I have to carry my Xpal 4001 as a back-up as well as a dedicated micro usb charger for my car. My original goal was to keep it for a year, but it's clear it not going to last 6 more months since it doesn't meet my usability requirements. While I like the unlimited 3G data for $25 a month and the 4.1" display, it's not worth the hassle factor.
This reminds me of the day when people carried both a pager and a cellphone because of poor battery technology in the cell phone. I hate the fact that every time I get into my car, I have to charge my damn phone. I learned about the importance of battery the hard way and it sucks!!!
15. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The Triumph is hardly the phone to judge all of Android on. I have told you this before. Prepaid carriers never get the good phones. And that's one of the main reasons your prediction about prepaid carriers taking over will not happen.
17. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)
Yeah the experience you're getting with the Triumph is no where close to being an accurate representation of android since most people who get android phones are post-paid customers. You're gonna get what you pay for. Even a midrange phone that comes out now unsubsidized is 400 dollars at least. You got a brand new phone off contract for 300 dollars.
21. ayephoner (Posts: 839; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
i get more than 4 hours out of my X, but not a whole lot more. i do own about 10 chargers. i take them everywhere. i also have 2 duracell li ion chargers.
products like this are awesome. as for the article, i think android does suffer the worst battery life, but as alan states it also has the most power users that exhaust battery life.
23. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
My X has a blown goddamn cell in its battery and still lasts about 8 or so hours on a charge.
12. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
If you're going to troll, at least come up with something funny/original to say.
27. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Dude, his name is "paulyyd" you think he even understands what "funny" or "original" mean?
33. paulyyd (Posts: 329; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)
LOL i remember the first time i tried to be funny...
34. nickjjay (Posts: 79; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
Look whos talking. From one troll to another.
31. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
The problem with PA commenters is that you immediately take offense to articles and choose a side.
Do me a favor. Click where they got the info from (Gizmodo or Think Geek). It says nothing about Android devices in the Gizmodo article and talks about about: "charge power-hungry devices like the iPad, but with one and two amp USB ports, the iGeek will happily top off your tablet and your iPhone at the same time"... Also, people are just happy the device exists on the Think Geek comments instead of furthering the annoying debate of battery life on mobile devices.
Nobody on the Gizmodo comments have a problem with Gizmodo writers calling the iPad "power-hungry".
And Think Geek talks about addiction to mobile devices too...
What is PA really doing wrong here?
2. sgogeta4 (Posts: 393; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
Not a bad price but what is the weight of this?
4. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
The funny thing is the source of this post doesn't even mentions Android.
I think someone is trying to start a flame war here.
6. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
And the picture has two apple devices being charged
32. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
Funny they also don't mention...?
Other Stuff (Kindle, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, WP7 and many more)
7. joseg81 (Posts: 180; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
the damn thing is attached to apple turds in the pic...
8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3075; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I wonder if you can just plug it in to your cell phone and carry it around that way.
9. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
Of course you can... wouldn't you think? idk if it'll fit in your pocket though, but since all you do is plug it into your device, it should work whether your moving or not, as long as it doesn't disconnect.
10. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
actually, by the looks of it, I think it'll fit in your pocket.
11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3075; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
It just looks like it has USB ports to use to plug in your standard charger from the phone to the igeek itself. It doesn't look like it can just plug in to your phone itself. I looked up a YouTube video of it and it has the guy using his USB cable to plug in his phone and to the igeek.
22. ayephoner (Posts: 839; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
if you look at the source link, there is another photo of the accessories. there isnt something from the device that will plug directly into your phone, but it looks there are some very short adapters that come with it, that plug into the smaller power jack not the usb jacks.
you can find very short charging cables for anything though.
14. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Zagg has a similar prouct called the Sparq rated at 6,000 mAh but the reviews were horrible. It's not uncommon for people to charge their device in a backpage while moving. It's a bit harder to fit both the juice pack and a cellphone in the same pocket. I have the Xpal 4001 and while I could squeeze it with my Triumph in my front jacket, it was too heavy to be practical.
24. sgogeta4 (Posts: 393; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
But it's great if you carry any sort of bag since you can extend the wire out to charge your phone. Personally, I still prefer carrying a spare extra battery.
16. bloodline (Posts: 704; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Alan is obviously stupid, im not going to even bite to his stupid android hate article.
I will say this, has apple fixed the battery issue with ios5 ???????
18. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Not a peep from Apple on that issue since the update that was supposed to fix it. Which didn't actually fix it.
19. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
The item looks well priced and im looking for one for trips fam and friends would love it
20. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
I bought something like this about 2 months ago for $70, only difference being that it was 11000mAh and was also made by New Trent. These things are never hugely reliable, and after charging it up and extensive testing for 2 months, the capacity feels more like 4500mAh rather than 11000
25. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
OK, " most android phones drain battery faster than another devices, because of its third party apps and more open source platform"
that would have made it fine ALAN! u dnt gtta bash android with u r biased article!
Alan, u sound like a little mad kid!
26. antifanboy (banned) (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Haha I'm noticing a pattern here. Android developer explains why android lags and android fans in the comments claim they don't have lag. Article about androids poor battery life and android fans claim they have great battery life. I've actually seen posters saying they get 2-3 days between charges. Come on guys everyone knows android has strengths and weaknesses. You don't have to deny the obvious. That would be like me denying android has free navigation when we all know it does.
28. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
I have the sgs 2 and i get like three days out of it, I use my phone like 4 hours a day but when im not using it i turn wifi, data, brightness, off when i tried it with cyanogen I left data on edge. Honestly don't have much power issues anyway this guy Alan really seems to bug me. Apple battery life is not the best as well but i believe that focus needs to be on improving battery life either by working on new battery technologies or by working on the software that handles power usage.
29. antifanboy (banned) (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
And on que android user claims 3 day battery life lmao see my comment above
30. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Yeah, he definitely must be lying.
Just like you say it's impossible that I get 12-15 hours out of my Thunderbolt...