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Samsung's new Battery Pack Kettle design is a cool new take on the external battery

0. phoneArena posted on 19 May 2017, 06:02

Samsung has a brand new battery pack it calls 'Kettle Design' that looks unlike any other external battery and brings a neat additional functionality...

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posted on 19 May 2017, 06:34 2

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 898; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Cool looking battery pack and the stand does seem useful. Nice job Samsung.

posted on 19 May 2017, 08:14 8

6. buccob (Posts: 2699; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I'm so gonna rip that idea into a 3D printed add on for my cable. Nice

posted on 19 May 2017, 15:34 10

15. buccob (Posts: 2699; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Well..... like I promised! I just ripped this idea and printed. it works great! :)

www.instagram.com/threedsgns check it out.

I might modify it later and make it more universal. When I do, I will publish it on Thingiverse.

posted on 19 May 2017, 17:21 2

17. TeriusRose (Posts: 35; Member since: 12 May 2017)


That was fast, well done.

posted on 20 May 2017, 21:28

18. Furbal (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Good stuff. I need to get a printer.

posted on 19 May 2017, 06:51 6

2. slannmage (Posts: 198; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I'd rather just have better battery life, like that Blackberry... why make a phone so thin if you have to carry something around that's far more cumbersome than just adding another mm or two of thickness?

Or just let us take the frigging back off again? It should be law that every product with a battery in it, must make the battery easily removable.

posted on 19 May 2017, 06:56 2

3. Phonehex (Posts: 308; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


Go buy nokia 3310

posted on 19 May 2017, 06:58 7

4. slannmage (Posts: 198; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I have several, my G/F loves to use them as sex toys.

posted on 19 May 2017, 07:15 4

5. Phonehex (Posts: 308; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


Obviously she would use them . I guess you aren't very potent .Hahahaha

posted on 19 May 2017, 08:39 3

8. kkmkk (Posts: 543; Member since: 06 May 2013)


actually, s7/s7e & s8/s8+ have a better battery life than 90% of the other flagships
but sure it would be nice if they increased it to 4000 maybe note 8 ?!

posted on 19 May 2017, 08:58

10. UglyFrank (Posts: 1921; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


It probably won't happen because they have to fit the pen in

posted on 19 May 2017, 09:36 2

11. TeriusRose (Posts: 35; Member since: 12 May 2017)


They can accomplish that with a thicker phone.

posted on 19 May 2017, 08:35

7. torr310 (Posts: 1071; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Bulky

posted on 19 May 2017, 08:55

9. aspleme (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Great idea Samsung. (Sarcasm)
Anyone look at how this actually works? It's already covering part of the screen on an older phone. You want to see what it looks like on the S8 with its reduced bezels? I love my S8... designing for older phones only? Foolishness.

posted on 19 May 2017, 09:38

12. TeriusRose (Posts: 35; Member since: 12 May 2017)


The fact that it covers up a half a sliver of the screen doesn't really bother me. The alternative would probably have been some kind of brace, but I don't see how they would've done that without either a pad or a built-in structure on the battery pack.

posted on 19 May 2017, 15:36 2

16. buccob (Posts: 2699; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I just copied this idea and printed an improved version of it... check it out:

www.instagram.com/threedsgns

It doesn't cover my phone's screen, though my XZ have huge bezels so that helps...

anyway my design is symmetric and works great with my power bank

posted on 19 May 2017, 12:05

13. mrmessma (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


As long as phones don't get into Gameboy levels of thickness, I'd much rather just have a thicker phone that lets me not need one of these.

posted on 19 May 2017, 14:22

14. TeriusRose (Posts: 35; Member since: 12 May 2017)


To be fair, depending on what you're doing no matter how big the battery is in your phone you may still need a back up.

posted on 21 May 2017, 21:30

19. SupermanayrB (Posts: 858; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Was interested in this until I got home & saw that my AT&T branded battery packs are 6600 mAh & are just missing the strap & the stand. I think I'm good.

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