Portable battery

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  1. motaumar

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    So since I travel for long periods of time when o go to school in the city I need a way to keep my battery going.
    I was thinking about getting a portable or external battery for my razr. I'm not really sure what its called.
    Anyone have any past experience or suggestions?

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    Motorola's own P893 Universal Portable Power Pack battery works well and is 100% compatible. It gives you essentially 1 additional charge. It's small, light, and incorporates a tangle-free micro USB plug on adapter for the phone. It is expensive but slim and works as described.

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    Another option is the PowerGen 2900 mAH. It's $26 at Amazon and also has a built in microUSB.
     
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    do you guys have experience with these?
     
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    I use the Motorola model that FoxKat refers to. It is smaller than the Razr, is good for one charge and works very well. There are others, like the one SallyC speaks of with larger capacity. I haven't tried those.
     
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    I use the PowerGen and, at 2900 mAH it gives me 1+ charges with no problems as the Razr is 1780 mAH. The attached microUSB is great, making it very easy to carry. It charges via a USB input so there's no wall wart, and there's also a USB out so if you want to charge a device that is not microUSB you can plug it's USB charger into that port and charge it too.
     
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    I myself was looking at the powergen one so nice to see some folks using it.

    How big is it?

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    LWH dimensions are 107x57x10.5 mm (4.21x2.24x0.41 inches) and it weighs 92 g (3.24 oz). If you were so inclined, you could Velcro it to the back of your Razr - but then you might as well buy that chubby Maxx. :p
     
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    All the above are purchased options but if you feel comfortable with a soldering iron, check out MintyBoost which is a charger powered by AAs. MintyBoost allows you use any AA (rechargeable or disposable) both of which are easily carried and purchased. I'm a big fan of rechargeable batteries and have a number of Sanyo Eneloop batteries around the house and MintyBoost works until battery voltage hits ~ 1.0 volt so you get pretty much the full ~2000 mah out of a pair of AAs.

    If you want something that will give you 5-6 full recharges, check out the New Trent iGeek IMP99D 9900mAh External Battery Pack
     
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    Yep and yep, works well and it's very slim. I can plug it in my maxx and put both in my pocket.
    I only get a 75% full charge but when out and about on GPS I all fits in my bike bag just fine and I never run out.
     
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    Amazon has the dimensions but I'm not about to bust the ruler out for exact measurments. but if its fairly thin ill probably get it. I don't have a Maxx, nor the fat one.

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