Keeping extra battery in wallet?

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  1. tu3218

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    So I bought an extra battery for when my batter dies. I have it in one of the pockets in my wallet. I cleaned it out and actually doesn't make my wallet to big, and since I always have my wallet with me, I figured it be a good place. Anyway, is this okay to do this with sitting on it?
     
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    As a precaution I put a strip of scotch tape over the connections. I usually wear jeans so I keep it in my coin pocket. When I wear slacks there's usually a little coin pocket sewn inside the pants pocket and I also keep it there.

    You should be fine sitting on it.
     
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    When a lithium battery is dead it's considered to be hazardous waste. That's why you recycle them instead of just throwing them out.

    I guess it would depend on how you carry it. If you carry your wallet in your back pocket I'd say no. I would carry it in my front pocket though.
     
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    That's a really good idea, but if I recall from Seinfeld (George, actually), sitting on your wallet can be bad for your back. :) Any recommendations for the best place to get an extra battery? Could be a Christmas gift idea for my wife.
     
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    Yeah, it would be in my back pocket. It will always be charged. But for an extra battery, go to Amazon. I bought my batter for $5 including shipping which was half. Verry good deal an nice to have when I know I'm gonna be away from a charger.

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    Thats where i put my extra battery, I actually had 2 extra batterys before, but both in my back pockets didn't end too well, only 1 was an official vzw battery, the other was a cheap one from the internet. The vzw one is tough and has lasted while the cheap one already broke in one spot and no longer works. Ever since i lost the cheap one i kept the vzw one in my wallet. Been nice and comfy since then.
     
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    So you haven't had any problems keeping it in your wallet? My battery looks just like the one that came with my Droid.

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    Nope, its been perfectly fine in there, and all three of my batterys looked the same, but the cheap one was a little weird when giving the phone the percent of battery left, i mean it would say 10% id pull the battery put it back in and it would be at 40% while the other batterys from vzw would actually run down to 10%.
     
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    okay cool..I think I'll keep it in there. Course now I'm kinda in a habit of charging my phone constantly but I'm sure it will come in hand at some point.
     
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    it does, and the extra battery is great incase you get stuck somewhere without your charger for longer than a day or 2, or like me you go into super heavy use (tethering for 2 hours for friends to use ipod touchs.. haha)
     
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    I hate to be the bad guy, but there is no sense in carrying an extra battery unless you're going out of town. I mean, I could imagine waking up in the morning going, "Wallet, check. Keys, check. Phone, check. Extra battery, che... God, I'm a dork."

    I guess my rant is that people can't live without technology, although people have done it for years without a hitch.

    If my phone dies, I take a deep breath and forgot about it.
     
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    I see what your saying, but for example I use my droid as my primary gps. I'm out a lot with friends and not always in my car where I have access to a charger. I don't want to be afraid to use my droid for gps directions in the fear of my droids battery dieing and being without my phone. I know myself, don't always truly use my phone to the extent I would like to, due to the fact I know the batteries don't last that long and I don't know want to ever be without my droid(phone). An now I can be more inclined to play games and not worry.
     
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