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PhoneSuit Elite Battery + Case for iPhone 4

PhoneSuit sent over their newest product for the iPhone 4: PhoneSuit Elite. This is a combination battery pack and slider case. They claim that it’s the thinnest, fastest charging iPhone 4 battery case which provides over 100% power.

You’re probably familiar with products such as the Mophie JuicePack Air  which combine an external battery with a case to protect your phone. However, they all seem to have some shortcoming which makes them impractical. After using this battery case for the last week, I’m very pleased to tell you that it delivers on all of the features it promises.

Let’s look at those:

  • Fast 5 Watt/1 Amp charging – fully charges iPhone 4 in less than 2 hours
  • 2100 mAh capacity
  • Charge and sync with iTunes via microUSB connector
  • PhoneSuit Power Saver Technology prioritizes iPhone power consumption to ensure your iPhone always gets the charge it needs
  • ClearAir technology alleviates any potential signal interference (common in competitor’s products)

Construction

The battery case itself is very well made. It has a nice sturdy construction with soft touch paint. The unit I received was black, but they plan to offer a variety of colors soon. Placing the iPhone in the case is very simple. Slide it down from the top until it clicks into the dock connector, then slide the top piece into place. PhoneSuit includes two different top pieces for compatibility with both AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4s.

Aesthetics

This case adds a bit of bulk to the iPhone. Overall dimensions of the case are L126 x W62 xH17mm. It does add noticeable bulk to the iPhone, but what you give up in bulk you gain back in battery life. PhoneSuit claims that it will more than double battery life  for all use cases. In my testing with the case, I found that these figures were accurate. At the end of a normal day’s usage, the iPhone 4 would have about 25% battery remaining. I routinely saw the iPhone’s battery meter still pegged at 100% with 1 bar of power remaining on the case.


Do I really need it?

If you’re someone who spends a lot of time on your iPhone, whether it be talking, gaming, or surfing the internet, you undoubtedly know that even though it has excellent battery life, there is no such thing as too much power. I’m the type of person who would not want to give up the slim design of my device all the time in exchange for additional power. However, carrying around a spare battery isn’t an option for iPhone users. I could see using this phone on days where I knew I was going to need that extra power (such as traveling, camping, at a sporting event, etc). This case would give me plenty of confidence that my phone would have the power needed to get me through a heavy day and still have power to spare when I finally made it to a charger.

Conclusion

The PhoneSuit Elite Battery + Case is the best external battery pack case I’ve used. While it adds bulk, it also protects the iPhone and still provides access to all buttons and camera functions. It is an Apple Certified, Made for iPhone product that  is priced at a reasonable $79.95 and it is available directly from PhoneSuit’s website.

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Simulcast 107: The Bachelorette

We are back for another rendition of the world’s only Simulcast Podcast! Geoff is away watching hockey (or football, or some other stupid sport), Steve is without internet thanks to storms, and the rest of the crew is here, and we’re happily discussing all of the cool stuff that happened this week in the tech world.

Google
Tmobile announces HTC Sensation release date for June 15 at $199 after 50 mail in rebate
Transformer Honeycomb 3.1 updates (Bill hands-on)
TransPhone pairs Tablet with phone emerged before ASUS Padfone

Apple
Apple pre-announces next week’s announcements
Uncle Sam 2.0 ditches Blackberry and goes iOS
Apple to replace Macbook non-skid rubber case bottoms
Apple launches iWork Office Suite for iPhone and iPod Touch

Microsoft
Microsoft already screwing up Skype by loading programs without your consent
Windows 8 Revealed

Gaming
Sony getting hacked again?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to include a monthly subscription element aka Call of Duty Elite?
Wii, Move, and Kinect ? Well the Trimount has you covered. For Bill and other Home Entertainment System Buffs

Miscellaneous
PBS hacked after Wikileaks documentary, In other news Tupac is still dead

Listener Email

What are we playing this week?
Dave – Call of Dead
Bill- Plants vs Zombies for Android
Patrick- BLOPS/ Battlefield 1942

Picks of the week
Dave –  LG G2x
Bill- Levity Twitter push beta for Android – email Bill for a beta invite!
Patrick- Enkigear Genius Case

PhoneSuit announces Thinnest, Fastest Charging iPhone 4 Battery Case

Our friends at PhoneSuit let us know that their latest battery case for the iPhone 4 is now available to order. See the details in the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION

PhoneSuit announces the Thinnest, Fastest Charging iPhone 4 Battery Case to provide over 100% power

Santa Monica, California – June 1, 2011 – PhoneSuit today announced their new iPhone power product, The PhoneSuit Elite battery case for iPhone 4. The PhoneSuit Elite is the thinnest, fastest charging iPhone 4 battery case which can provide over 100% power. The PhoneSuit Elite extends the battery life of the iPhone by truly doubling its charging capacity in an ultra-thin, innovative design. It incorporates the latest in advanced technology including an efficient 2100mah lithium-ion polymer battery cell, Quick charge 1 Amp capability in a full protection case that measures only 17mm (0.67 inch) thin. Quick charge provides twice the industry standard power output charging the iPhone fully in less than 2 hours. PhoneSuit’s design team has developed an aesthetically pleasing, slim, ergonomic design to meet the quality that iPhone users expect from their Apple accessories. Founded in 2007, PhoneSuit’s philosophy has been to provide products which incorporate the best in design, technology and style.

PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case Feature Highlights

  • High Capacity 2100mAh battery provides over 100% iPhone charge capability. PhoneSuit high density lithium-ion polymer cells deliver ultra-efficient power output in a compact size.
  • Quick charge 1 Amp / 5 Watt output technology. PhoneSuit Elite provides twice the industry standard iPhone power output charging an iPhone 4 fully in less than 2 hours.
  • Ultra-Thin Ergonomic case design. The PhoneSuit Elite has been engineered with precision to fit the iPhone 4. A slim, full protection design puts more power in less than 17mm of space. Soft touch, scratch resistant coating keeps the iPhone protected and looking great.
  • PhoneSuit Smart Power Technology. The PhoneSuit Elite’s smart power circuitry regulates and prioritizes iPhone power consumption to ensure the iPhone always has the power it needs. An integrated power switch allows the device to be set to power save mode.
  • Charge & Sync with iTunes. Users can sync the iPhone with iTunes while it’s attached to the PhoneSuit Elite. Charge the PhoneSuit battery, iPhone and sync with iTunes all at the same time.
  • Innovative 5 point LED battery meter. The Unique design of the battery status meter keeps the lights hidden for an attractive uniform appearance. Activating the meter conveniently reveals the remaining power status.
  • PhoneSuit ClearAir Technology ensures no iPhone signal interference from internal circuitry or externally applied to the antenna band.
  • Apple “Made for iPhone” certification. The PhoneSuit Elite has been certified to meet Apple performance standards and compatibility with the iPhone 4 for GSM and CDMA (Verizon and AT&T) iPhones.

PhoneSuit Elite truly delivers over 100% of the iPhone 4’s power capacity. When integrated users can experience:

  • Up to 15 hours total talk time on 3G; 30 hours on 2G.
  • Up to 13 hours total internet time on 3G; 21 hours on WiFi.
  • Up to 84 hours total music time
  • Up to 21 hours total video time

The PhoneSuit Elite will be available in June with a retail price of $79.95 USD at PhoneSuit.com and quality retailers worldwide. For more information on the PhoneSuit Elite battery case design and performance, please visit http://www.PhoneSuit.com

Simulcast 102: Schmoozing the CEO

We are back for another rendition of the world’s only Simulcast Podcast! The crew is mostly here this week, and we’re ready to cover all this week’s news.

Apple
Apple signs Time-Warner for cloud music
Steve says Apple tracks no one but Android does
FAQ about Apple tracking data
iPhone 5 images?

Google
Asus Transformer- Bill ordered from Best Buy – 2 week backorder but Walmart shipped! :-(
Droid Incredible 2 April 28th
Nielsen: Android is most desired operating system
Native Google Docs released in the market (market link)

Microsoft
Palm

Gaming
PSN downtimes continues, worse than first thought?
Sony: We think someone stole your data, but we’re not sure
Square Enix bringing classic RPGs to a console or portable near you
Is Xbox Live any safer? Phishing attempts while playing Modern Warfare 2!

Miscellaneous
Verizon 4G LTE network down

What are we playing this week?
Steve-  Tiny Wings
Dave – Drag Racer Android
Bill- Portal 2, Deadspace HD
Patrick- Collapse / Old PS One games

Listener Email

Picks of the week
Steve- Inspire maybe
Dave – Steel Blue CM7 Theme,   Seek Droid
Bill- Proclip Thunderbolt car mount
Patrick- Google Docs App, iSound 16,000 mAh battery

Phonesuit Primo Power Core Portable Battery Unboxing

The fine people at Phonesuit.com sent me a sample of their new Primo Power Core Battery Pack. This is an 8200mAh portable battery charger that can charge just about any device you can imagine. It includes support for iPad.

Check out the unboxing below, and check back for a follow-up review once I’ve had time to put it through its paces. You can order your own from Primo Power Core page on the Phonesuit website

Simulcast 88: Golden Nuggetz

In this episode, Steve, Dave, and Bill chat about upcoming Android devices, the latest Apple rumors and happenings, and more miscellaneous stuff than you can stand.

Google
T-Mobile Vibrant 4G appears
Dell Streak 7 coming February 2nd?
Thunderbolt supporting simultaneous voice/data over LTE
Motorola tells users who want custom ROMS to buy elsewhere, then changes mind

Apple
Steve Jobs takes another medical leave
Playboy uncensored coming to iPad? Not Really

Microsoft
LOL
Bahaha

Misc
Sprint now charging extra $10/month for all smartphone users
Bill finally got his Ceton InfiniTV4 cablecard tuner!
Nintendo 3DS coming to US March 27th
HP Palm tablet to feature Touchstone dock, cloud storage, Beats audio and Tap-to-Share smartphone integration
T-Mobile intros DriveSmart Plus service to block texting while driving, FamilyWhere to track down your kids

Picks of the week
Bill – ShootMe screenshot app for Android
Dave – TorrentDroid  Ecost.com
Steve – Macappz.org