The iPhone Catch-22 — a possible solution

Here’s the problem with the iPhone.

Say you’re on a long trip, and you want to watch a movie on the iPhone. Okay, all well and good, but the iPhone battery is not exactly stellarly impressive, and by the time your trip is up, if you’ve been using the iPod features, your battery is going to be drained and you won’t be able to use it as a phone.

Solution? Backup battery.

There are two kinds offered. The first is a backup battery that uses AA batteries. The second is a lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

I opted to try the former, and after looking around a bit, ordered what I thought was the smallest and most convenient battery from a place called It’s supposed to give you 6-8 hours extra of video/music time.

It supposedly works on all iPod models and the iPhone. It’s a small black thing that clips into the standard connector on the bottom of your iPod.

When it gets here, I’ll let you know how it works. I’ve read some great reviews of these things, and some horrible reviews of these things. We’ll see how it goes.

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