Rechargeable Backup Battery Pack for Mobile phones, MP4 players etc

TrueAV4ME

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PINES Rechargeable Backup Battery Pack for Mobile phones incl. iPhone, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Palm, Blackberry, HTC & more..

Main Product Features

  • 4800mAh Li-Ion battery extends up to 16 hours of talk time (based on mobile phone with 850mAh battery)
  • iPhone can be charged 2-3 times (1400mAh battery), Nokia N95 Charge 3-4 times (1200mAh battery), iPod Charge over 15 times (350mAh battery)
  • Over 1 years standby charge, charging of the portable charger and your device simultaneously, Built-in overcharge protection & Short-circuit protection
  • 10 different connection tips(for major brands) included. More tips are available for purchase, if needed.
  • Rechargable using several power sources (Mains/Car & USB power)
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I got a fantastic bit of kit and just wanted to share!

I had to do a handful of 17hr flights recently, and wanted a backup battery for my Creative Zen MP4 player. it is dead handy for watching films etc, but even though the battery life is great (4hrs watching video) - obviously this would only do me for a quarter of the flight.

So i was looking for an external battery / charger for it. i looked around for tech specs etc and did quite a search. in terms of size vs charge capacity, i was only realistically expecting to find something that gave me another four or five hours, to be honest.

Anyway, i bit the bullet and bought something called a Pines MP-530 battery pack. it costs £34.90 on Amazon and the link is here:
PINES Rechargeable Backup Battery Pack for Mobile: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

It fits in your pocket, has tons of adapters etc - all the kind of thing i expected. but what i did NOT expect was the performance.

I plugged it in to my Zen and left it playing videos continuously - i wanted to see how much it extended the battery life. in the end, i had to re-start my test because it just kept going and going. so i charged it all up again and started over, listing every film it played and film length.

Impressive? well, the base battery life of the Zen is about 4 hrs. with this little gadger attached, the battery life increased to... wait for it... 23.5 hours!!! and that's not some manufacturers claim - that's me, playing it on constant video with full volume to see how long it would last.

So - absolutely delighted with this bit of kit. i flew back the other day, 17hr flight, and when i landed it still had 60% charge left (wasn't watching vids constantly). i used to use a little charger that took 4 x AAA batteries, and for that flight i would go through the Zen internal battery, plus 3 sets of AAA batteries.

Not really one for posting reviews, recommendations etc - but this little thing has impressed the hell out of me. i would happily have paid double the price for it, if i'm honest. size, connectors etc - fine. battery life? ****ing brilliant - "tick VG".
 
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porker

Active Member
Sounds like just the thing I am looking for :thumbsup:

Does it come with a micro usb adapter?

I doubt it would have a connection for my archos so does it come with a full size female usb to allow the use of any usb cable?
 

TrueAV4ME

Standard Member
Sounds like just the thing I am looking for :thumbsup:

Does it come with a micro usb adapter?

I doubt it would have a connection for my archos so does it come with a full size female usb to allow the use of any usb cable?

Hi,

Yes it comes with a micro usb adapter.

The kit also comes with a full size female usb adapter, so connection to usb cable should be ok too.

Here is the link to their site: PinesStore.com
 

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