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Someone's working to increase the iPhone 6s' battery life by four times and needs your support on Indiegogo

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Someone's working to increase the iPhone 6s' battery life by four times and needs your support on Indiegogo

For the longest time, battery life has been a hot potato of a topic among Apple fans and haters alike. It's not that the iPhone doesn't last long enough, but truth be told, it could last a bit longer, and maybe charge a little faster. The many battery cases available on the market have largely solved the issue, but they introduce their own set of inconveniences. They are unsightly in general (with the official one by Apple arguably the ugliest, if still practical), and they constantly occupy the iPhone's 30 pin or Lighting port. For those fed up with charging cases, an inventor by the name of Justin Leader has came up with a different way to tackle the problem, and we think his solution is well worth the attention.

Superjuiced!

Superjuiced!

Justin launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund his creation, called Fat Battery. This is a fully custom modification for the iPhone 6s that promises up to four times the stock device's battery power. Comparatively, cases such as the Apple Smart Battery Case and the familiar Mophie juice pack offers up to 2.6X the battery power. Now, check this out – instead of a removable battery case, Fat Battery is an actual physical upgrade to the iPhone. The Fat Battery team will take your iPhone, remove its back, insert a brand new, larger battery, and send the upgraded device back to you with a new, custom-fit back.

your iPhone will gain a few pounds in the process.

Now, Justin doesn't glance over the fact that your iPhone will gain a few pounds in the process. That's because the phat, 6860 cell (the iPhone 6s' has a 1715mAh one...) gets inserted right under the smartphone's skin, which makes the end result far sleeker than a charging case. But wait, how is it possible to fit a large battery inside the iPhone's slim bod? Leave it to an ambitious inventor to find a way! Justin designed a new back for the iPhone, which is two times thicker, but otherwise goes just fine with the smartphone's unmistakeable appearance.

For the truly pin-point types among you, here's how the modification changes the iPhone 6s' dimensions – the 6s grows from 5.04oz (143g) to 8.4oz (238g), and its thickness increases two times, from 0.28in (7.1 mm) to 0.55in (14mm).

Originally, the Fat Battery Mod was supposed to cost $300 for early birds, which is a fair price considering there are $150 juice packs on the market. However, Justin has put the Indiegogo campaign on hold, as he managed to find a way to reduce the price. The campaign is about to re-launch soon, so keep an eye on the Indiegogo page, which is linked below.



source: Indiegogo

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posted on 11 Feb 2016, 12:27 6

1. xondk (Posts: 1250; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Someone is basically basing their future income and starting company on Apple will continue to make stuff thinner...

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 12:52

3. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 520; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


What about Charging times? What if my device is defective and needs to be replaced, bye bye battery? Or purchase new device? New battery?

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 13:03 2

6. matistight (Posts: 431; Member since: 13 May 2009)


Did you watch the video at all?

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 14:59

44. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


1 year warranty covered by the company thats do the modification.

charging time depend on the charger used and the hardware in the phone thats handle this thats another thing thats can be improved easily.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 06:38

62. xondk (Posts: 1250; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Yeah, as others wrote, doesn't seem like you watched video, that said it is still valid concerns, especially to what I said, with them actually creating a company around such a to me unstable basis, what if Apple significantly improves the battery and makes the phone a bit thicker, there goes your company's reason for existing.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 13:04

7. matistight (Posts: 431; Member since: 13 May 2009)


what?

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 16:23

50. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Yea. This is just as a downright terrible idea honestly. Not to mention it voids your warranty.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 12:29 1

2. Landon (Posts: 428; Member since: 07 May 2015)


I feel like I'm watching a movie from the 80's with that music.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 12:53

4. Wiencon (Posts: 1818; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Interesting but the ad is terrible

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 13:03 1

5. joevsyou (Posts: 703; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


nah... bulky ass cases = no good. i rather hug a wall for 20 miniutes.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 15:00 2

45. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


I rather have a thicker phone with amazing battery life than hug wall all the time...

This would make your phone work easily a full week-end if you go camping where there is no electricity by example.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 13:21 2

8. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


I'm guessing this invalidates the Apple warranty.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 14:02

40. tedkord (Posts: 10675; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, they covered that in the video. Your Apple warranty will be void, but they offer a warranty of their own to replace it. However, he didn't go into any details about the coverage or deductibles, etc...definitely something I'd research first.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 13:26

9. Iodine (Posts: 1308; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


That's laughable. Who wants to do that ?
If you want battery life you could buy the Apple smart battery case right now, which is really great.
Added protection, fast charging, lightning built in and if you don't like it you can just take it off the moment it makes its work done and just use it as power bank - something this abomination can't do.
It's an raped iPhone really.... Like have they at least thought about the design ? How could such profound kick into the super integrated Apple design where every single bit has its purpose, how could it mess up ?

And then when the next gen iPhone comes out, with much better specifications and possibly with an all new next-gen Apple smart battery case 2, there will be no reason to even think about this.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 14:04 5

41. tedkord (Posts: 10675; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I'd choose this over that ugly Apple battery case. Much more battery life, not as hideous. You've still got the same charging speed and connector ports you always had.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 14:52

43. Iodine (Posts: 1308; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Apple got 13,78 Wh with its battery case, the only thing we know about that "thing" is that it's supposed to quadruple the capacity.

But why capacity means ? If it's going to fiddle with battery connections, control circuits, and power delivery from lightning conector...
It might end up drastically innefficient, as quite a lot of energy can get wasted out (so far from "4X the battery life" in the end) if it gets conected poorly. It could completelly disable fast charge or charge as a whole could be compromised. If people are currently going wild about how "slow" the iPhone charges, how much would it take for a battery that wasn't even made for an Apple charger ?
And what the heck, will the battery indicator work correctly at least ?

Even if it works perfectly, you can buy the SBC and slap it on your phone - complete experience, zero problems, great battery life and charging speed, and start enjoying immediately. And you can buy three of them for that price...

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 15:54

47. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


6870 mah = 68,70 Wh

Should i say more? its much better than your ugly smart battery case.

All your if, its could and blablabla are simply excuses.

Did you know battery case are innefficient? out of your 13.78 WH or 1378 mah you loose at least 10% in conversion. With a direct battery there is no such loss.

So i repeat this is much better than any power bank or charging case.

Slow charging speed will still stay slow but thats not the battery fault its the crappy charging architecture and charger used by apple nothing else.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 19:36

54. matistight (Posts: 431; Member since: 13 May 2009)


No need to waste your smarts on this guy, he obviously has an iphone, which means he had to trade his brain for an iphone.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 20:41 1

56. Tuxedo (Posts: 339; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


No, 6870mAH = 6.87AH. Then 6.87AH x 3.8v = 26.1WH

power = current x voltage
energy = power x time

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 18:54

52. tedkord (Posts: 10675; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You lost all credibility when you asked what does capacity mean? You can't discuss the subject because you know nothing about it.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 13:34 4

10. FluffyBled (Posts: 509; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


So adding AROUND 300 more bucks to the already-very-expensive iPhone just to extend battery life? What are they thinking?!

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 22:03

57. ibend (Posts: 3865; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and actually its almost the same as other battery pack. lol
4x iPhone battery isnt much, since they use small battery.. just get some 8000mah or 10000mah battery case, thats bigger than 4xiPhone battery

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 15:14 2

46. jibraihimi (Posts: 755; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


And what if, after spending 300 bucks, Apple bricks the device with error code 53 or 55, due to use of unauthorised battery........?????

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 15:56 3

48. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


You then buy an android phone :D

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 16:01

49. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2373; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Haha, that will just be outright stupid and hilarious...but I'll never doubt apple to come up with a stupid dictator excuse to do so.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 22:05

58. ibend (Posts: 3865; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and people will blame this startup owner...
his startup failed, and he'll be drown in debt, lol

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 18:16

51. epdm2be (Posts: 482; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


"...Phone manufacturers have to make between thinness and battery life.."

No they don't. They deliberately cripple battery-life to enforce customers to buy the new model next year! They solely decided that phones needed to be thin. Nobody ever "asked" me if i wanted a thin phone or a thicker one with better battery life. In fact nobody ever asks me anything. "They" all collaborate on this and simply stop making thicker phones so that customers simply can't find them and obviously can't buy them.

People should just boycot ALL these manufacturers no matter if they have a fruit-logo or use a robot-OS. F@ck them all!

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 19:00 1

53. Spookyleaf (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Is this a joke or something? They're basically charging you 300 dollars for a bigger battery and a back panel? Hahaha this is ludicrous. I can't believe that people would actually waste their money on this

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 20:00

55. dancheung77 (Posts: 192; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


I've seen better ad on Kickstarter than this one, and why he mention Kickstarter but is funding on indiegogo? Aren't they two separate companies?

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 22:06 1

59. ibend (Posts: 3865; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


kickstarter is another name for fundraising, startup, crowdfunding, and so on,.. so they technically correct :-/

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 22:52

60. dancheung77 (Posts: 192; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Ahhhh that make sense, thx ibend!

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 23:02

61. DnB925Art (Posts: 966; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Sounds basically like Zerolemon.

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