Feeds

iPhone backup battery case launched

To protect and charge

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Using the iPhone 3G to its full potential can quickly drain the battery. So accessory firm Incase has launched a case-cum-battery to provide the talker with a power reserve.

Incase_iphone3g_case_05

Incase's Power Slider battery case for the iPhone 3G

The Power Slider for iPhone 3G looks like any normal iPhone case – albeit, a bulky one – but it has a hidden secret: an integrated lithium-ion battery.

Incase said that case will give the iPhone 3G an additional 330 hours of standby life or five hours extra use over 3G. Alternatively, it’ll provide enough juice for up to 26 extra hours of audio playback, or seven hours of video playback. Power Slider can increase web use over 3G by five hours and Wi-Fi life by six hours.

Incase_iphone3g_case_04

The case covers the iPhone's power jack

Once fitted to the phone, Power Slider becomes the talker’s primary power source. The iPhone’s internal battery only takes over when Power Slider’s reserves have been depleted.

A five light status indicator on the back informs you about the case's battery life and charging/sync status.

Incase_iphone3g_case_02

Power Slider becomes the phone's primary power source

It’s worth noting that Power Slider will prevent access to the iPhone’s docking port, because the case covers over that section of the phone. Incase has instead built a USB port into Power Slider’s bottom and will bundle it with a custom USB charging cable.

The hardshell case should be study enough to protect the iPhone against knocks and scrapes. The soft-touch coating’s also said to make the phone easier to hold.

Incase’s PowerSlider for iPhone 3G will be available from 28 November and priced at $100 (£66/€79). A UK release date or price hasn’t been given.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
Disturbance in the force lets phones detect gestures with Wi-Fi
These are the movement detection devices you're looking for
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.