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Does the job better than most external battery packs...

  • Nov 6, 2011
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Generally speaking, I don't have a problem getting through the day with the battery power on my iPhone. However, if I'm traveling, it's a bit more dicey. Through the Amazon Vine review program, I got the Philips DLP2277 Attachable Battery Pack and Charging Base for iPhone and iPod to see if it would fill that gap when I'm on the road. I'm happy to say it works very well, and it has some nice ease-of-use benefits when charging your battery and iPhone.

The charger is a flat plate with contacts that allow you to quickly drop the battery unit onto it and start the charging process. It even allows you to leave your iPhone attached to the battery, and both devices will get charged. The suction cups on the front of the battery unit secure it to the back of your iPhone, and it definitely stays put. The molded part of the battery that plugs into the phone is solid, and I've not seen it come off or put any stress on the connection.

The two things I don't like about it involve color and size. The review unit I received is white. It was the only color available for review, and I know it doesn't look very good on the back of a black iPhone. But that's not the problem of the manufacturer, as I'm the one that decided to accept a white unit. The other issue is the size of the iPhone and battery when connected. If you decide to leave the battery unit attached, the front-to-back width of the combined device doubles. At that point, it's no longer something that conveniently fits in your pocket. As such, I only attach the battery when I actually need to, and it comes off when I'm done. Couple the hassle of taking it on and off along with having to keep the battery part somewhere close so you can get to it quickly, and part of the enjoyment of the unit starts to fade.

The Phillips DLP2277 Battery Pack is a good device, does the job, and makes it easy to keep everything charged up. The size of the battery when attached to the iPhone is less than ideal, but I'm not sure *any* extra battery would do any better. As far as external battery extenders go, this one does the job better than most.

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Obtained From: Amazon Vine Review Program
Payment: Free

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Are power supplies cluttering up your life? Set up Philips ChargeOn System for effortless wire-free charging of your iPod or iPhone. Plug in the Universal Charging Base and then use the Attachable Battery Pack to have backup power everywhere you go--without bulky and annoying cables.

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ChargeOn Attachable Battery Pack and Universal Charging Base for iPhone and iPod
  • ChargeOn System provides backup power everywhere you go and frees you from cables
  • Universal Charging Base saves space and reduces clutter
  • Attachable Battery Pack offers up to twice the power for your iPod or iPhone
  • Battery pack securely attaches with suction cups; works with most cases
  • Mini-USB cable offers multiple charging options and syncs your device with iTunes
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USB wall charger included. View larger. Compact Universal Charging Base Eliminates Clutter
To get your ChargeOn system up and running, you will first need to set up the Universal Charging Base where you charge your portable devices--on your bedside table, kitchen counter, or desk. The base's compact, slim design makes it an attractive, space-saving power station.

The Universal Charging Base not only saves space, but it also reduces clutter. It can be used with both iPods and iPhones for a convenient all-in-one solution that eliminates the need for multiple chargers and cables.

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After you've set up the Universal Charging Base, attach your...

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