Home » Uncategorized » Three Times the iPhone 3G Battery with FastMac iV
Image_2985_superimage.jpg

Three Times the iPhone 3G Battery with FastMac iV

I don’t own an iPhone 3G, but I’ve heard all sorts of horror stories from my friends that do. They take the phone out for a night on the town, verifying their location using the GPS and checking up on messages via the Internet. Maybe they’ll snap a few 2 megapixel pictures along the way or listen to a couple of songs while waiting in line at the club. And then, the worst thing happens: the iPhone runs out of battery.

Even before the iPhone hit the market, we saw a few of those battery-boosting products on the market, but they were nowhere near as prevalent as they are today. With the arrival of the iPhone 3G and its disappointing battery life came a whole series of products that give you a little extra life. You know, in case your iPhone 3G doesn’t last 24 hours without being tethered to the wall.

The latest in this ceaseless onslaught of iPhone 3G battery boosters is the FastMac iV. This is a second generation iV battery pack from FastMac and it does pretty much the same thing as the smaller Morphie Juice Pack. The difference, I assume, is that the FastMac iV provides more backup battery power. According to FastMac, this pack will load you up with an extra 24 hours of talk time, 31 days of standby (!), over 20 hours of video, or nearly 72 hours of musical enjoyment.

There’s also the added bonus of an LED flashlight, which certainly comes in handy when you want to take pictures under low-light conditions. Adding to the versatility is a standard USB port to charge additional gadgets. The FastMac iV retails for $80. Too bad it, like all of these battery packs, makes your iPhone look like ass.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.