Kensington’s Mini Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod now available

Kensington’s Mini Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod is now available. It simultaneously powers and charges an iPhone or iPod — of course, the “mini” itself is rechargeable, too.

Kensington’s “mini” is designed for users to easily carry with them on a daily basis. This means that iPhone and iPod users can always have a ready supply of power at hand to keep the conversations going and the music playing.

Today’s mobile professionals want to take non-stop advantage of the rich variety of iPhone and iPod capabilities without having to worry about running out of battery life. Now they can always have a fresh charge at hand in a size that fits in the smallest pocket or can even be left connected to your iPhone or iPod. Recharging is straightforward and easily implemented with a simple USB dock connector.

Key features of the Mini Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod include:

• Power and charge your iPhone or iPod
• Extends play time up to 30 hours of music, 6 hours of video, 3 hours of talk
• Includes retractable USB charging cable to recharge battery pack
• High-capacity, rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery pack for increased energy efficiency
• Small enough to keep connected to your iPhone or iPod
• LED battery meter displays remaining power level
• Weight 1.6 oz.
• Dimensions 2.38″ x 0.38″ X 1.69″

Kensington’s Mini Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod retails for US$49.99.

More info here.

MacDailyNews Note: Kensington also offers their “Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod” for US$69.99 which extends playing time up to 100 hours of music, 21 hours of video, or 6 hours of talk. More info via Apple Store here.

44 Comments

  1. if you are not on an Unlimited Plan, it would behoove you to stay within the daily power limits of your iPhone to curtail going over your minutes and pay an exorbitant bill at the end of the month.

  2. Does this little goodie (and others sure to come) satisfy the great unwashed Treo, Blackberry, BlackJack masses who simply MUST have a second battery in hand when they travel away from the office?

  3. …why all the hoopla about the 3G having poor battery life is nonsense:

    1. It’s BETTER battery life than most (if not all) other 3G phones

    2. It’s poor only compared to EDGE phones like the old iPhone, and not MUCH lower anyway

    3. You can switch it to EDGE easily for BETTER battery life than the old iPhone–best of both worlds

    4. The new 3G’s battery isn’t meant to be swapped often, but it’s much easier to change than the old: just 2 screws, and it’s not soldered

    5. Most people don’t even need the maximum 3G battery life anyway–they don’t talk for 5 hours a day and they charge nightly (plus you can charge other places like in your car)

    And now 6. You can get external batteries like this one if your worried about some unusual situation. It doesn’t make your phone bulky until you need it (rare) so carry it and forget it. Best of all, if you have time to charge the phone but no juice, use this instead: it will transfer power to the phone and then you can disconnect it.

    Magic Word: wrong. “It is [wrong] to compare the fast new 3G iPhone to a bunch of slow EDGE phones and complain about battery life, when the new iPhone in EDGE mode gets BETTER than they do!”

  4. This device does not work with the 3G anyway.
    The power changed on the 3G, and it no longer uses pinouts like previous units did that were based on the FireWire std.
    Even though they were USB, they are not the same.
    The new 3G won’t work (charge) with many legacy docks/speakers, etc.
    I’ve heard there will be adapters, but nothing official.

  5. Sucks for 3G owners cause this thing is very, very nice. They’re about the price of what an iPhone would cost anyway.

    I’m going to order one and if I like it maybe another for emergencies.

    This is what all battery pack makers should shoot for. Get them down even smaller in size so they won’t be cumbersome at all. As portable as this is, an iPod touch user for example wouldn’t be able to have their headphones connected while charging.

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