updated 06:05 pm EST, Fri November 14, 2008
iPhone Handy Battery Pack
USBfever has released its latest accessory for the iPhone 3G, the Handy Battery Pack. The pack fits around the back of the phone like a case, leaving the buttons, ports, and camera accessible. Two gaps are left near the bottom corners, allowing sound from the speakers to be heard while watching video or listening to music. The charging status is indicated by two LEDs on the front of the battery pack. Users can connect the phone, battery pack, and charging cable at the same time, but cannot sync while the device is attached to the phone.
The USBfever pack has a similar form factor to the Mophie Juice Pack, but only provides 1000mAh capacity compared to 1800mAh. The Richard Solo Smart Backup Battery offers a capacity in between, at 1200mAh, but hangs from the docking port instead of wrapping around the phone. The Handy Battery Pack is now available from the company for $30.