While I still love my iPhone 3G, we've hit some bumps in the road in our relationship--in particular its battery life, or lack thereof, depending on what I'm using it for.
I recall one instance in particular. After using the phone more than I usually do in a day, I went to bed without charging it. The next day I woke up to a dead phone. Luckily this was a Saturday morning, so I didn't particularly need it for the next few hours, but this could have easily happened on a weekday.
And there I'd be. On the bus, on my way to work with no way of checking my e-mail or the news of what happened in the world while I slept. I shudder at the thought.
Ecosol has figured out that this is an area where it may be able to help poor guys like me. With its Powerstick V2, users can charge their USB-compatible portable devices anywhere, at any time. Simply hook your USB compatible device and voila, instant juice.
According to Ecosol, the Powerstick V2 can be charged from any USB port and takes about 90 minutes to reach 90 percent of its full power. Purportedly this is also the first "intelligent" portable power adapter, meaning the Powerstick won't consume any power it does not need when charging.
From what I understand, the Powerstick V2 will not get you a full charge on an iPhone 3G, but if you're out of battery power and really need to make a few calls, then it is useful for getting you out of a bind.
The device is available at Best Buy and Powerstick.com at an MSRP of $59.99 and comes in both black and white.