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The Must-Have Accessory for iPhone 3G – iPhone Power Station


If you read my post, CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Must-have iPhone 3G Accessories yesterday, you’ll noticed that I included the battery charger as a must have iPhone 3G accessory. For those who own an iPhone 3G, you all must agree that the battery remains the biggest issue and there’s no way in terms of normal usage (bit twittering and Facebook surfing here and there, forget about Bluetooth and push-email) for the iPhone to last a 12-hour work day and that’s why I regarded the battery charger as the number one must-have accessory

Well, while shopping for a MacBook Pro keyboard skin today (got one for US$5.5, HK$43, good deal), I saw the iPhone power station (1000 mAh battery charger, works great with iPod Touch too) from Brando Mobile which I mentioned in my CNET post.  It was listed for US$24 [HK$188] but I managed to bargain it down to US$22.  Below are some pics of it.  I particularly likes the look 9comes in black or white to match the color of your iPhone 3G) on this one better than my PowerMonkey Mobile Charger (see previous review here) which works equally great.  Another great thing about it is the weight of this power station, it weighs only 48g and fits great in ANY pcoket.  The power station takes 2 hour to fully charged and you can find it at shops on the 2nd floor of Sim City, 47-51 Shantung Street, Mongkok.  Pretty sure you can find them in Wanchai and other computer shopping arcades around Hong Kong.  For rest of you folks in places other than Hong Kong, check them out on Brando Mobile (see my CNET post for the link).

The sleek looking iPhone Power Station

The sleek looking iPhone Power Station

Click to see more pics.

iPhone Power Station

iPhone Power Station

Test Indicator Lights On When Pressed

Test indicator lights on when pressed

iPhone Power Station plugged into AC

iPhone Power Station plugged into AC (iPhone AC Adapter)

iPhone Power Station hooked up to iPhone and charged via USB

iPhone Power Station hooked up to iPhone and charged via USB

MacBook Pro keyboard skin cover

MacBook Pro keyboard skin cover

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July 31, 2008 - Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPod, My Gears | , ,

8 Comments »

  1. Wow! The ‘Test Indicator’ rocks!

    I’m off to visit Brando Mobile’s website – i got the link from your CNet post – thanks!

    peter

    Comment by Peter Norman | July 31, 2008 | Reply

  2. Here’s a vote for more original content and reviews like this one on your blog!

    And after reading your review, I’m placing an order as well.

    Comment by Spike | July 31, 2008 | Reply

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  4. I bought it $29.90 and i don’t regreat it at all.

    Comment by iPhone forum | November 27, 2008 | Reply

  5. bargained them down to 100hkd in mongkok markets
    fantastic that you can daisy chain them

    Comment by andy fitzsimon | November 30, 2008 | Reply

  6. I ordered this and it worked once or twice. When left unused for awhile it does not re-charge. Now it doesn’t work at all.

    Comment by J Cook | August 14, 2009 | Reply


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