iPhoneck Backup Battery for iPhone 3G review: iPhoneck Backup Battery for iPhone 3G

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.3
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The Good The easy-to-use iPhoneck Backup Battery successfully delivers emergency power to the iPhone 3G.

The Bad The iPhoneck Backup Battery's construction feels a tad chap and it shows scratches easily.

The Bottom Line The iPhoneck Backup Battery is easy to use and it works as promised. We just wish it had a sturdier construction.

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Though the iPhone 3G fixed a big flaw in the original iPhone by offering wireless broadband access, many reviewers and users, CNET included, have noticed that the 3G feature drains the handset's battery quickly. But considering that nothing is constant in the tech world, and everyone wants a piece of Apple's device, we weren't surprised to see a flurry of iPhone battery extenders.

The iPhoneck Backup Battery is one such product. Like the Smart Smart Backup Battery by Richard Solo, the iPhoneck delivers extra juice to your iPhone when it's about to go dark. But unlike Richard Solo's product, the iPhoneck battery is designed specifically for the iPhone 3G. It does exactly what it's supposed to do, though we wish its construction didn't feel quite so cheap. The iPhoneck battery comes in two models: a standard version for $29.99 and an extended version for $42.99.

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iPhoneck Backup Battery for iPhone 3G (standard)

Part Number: BBTHREE

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  • Recharge Time 1 hour(s)
  • Technology lithium ion