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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
"...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!
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