In anticipation of my 24+ hour travel experience to New Zealand this weekend for the 2009 Learning at School conference, I have been searching for a mobile battery charger for my iPhone.
These might have provided enough supplemental “juice” for my flights, but I really wanted to find a battery pack solution which would take regular alkaline batteries. With replaceable batteries, I figure, I can just keep swapping batteries to keep my iPhone going. I ended up finding a $35 solution for this challenge at the AT&T store in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City: a $25 iGo battery charger (which takes two AA batteries) and a $10 iPhone and iPod adapter. The iGo website actually lists the charger for sale for just $20. Interestingly, the iGo website lists the “power tip” (adapter) for $15. The AT&T store just charged me $10 for this, so it seems I got a good deal there.
The iGo charger instruction manual indicates charging devices may not display the correct “battery charging” status when they are plugged in, and this appears to be true with my iPhone. With the iGo turned on and plugged in, my iPhone doesn’t show it is charging. I assume it works, however, and am about to find out when my flight leaves LA for Auckland tonight!
Has anyone else had experiences (good or bad) with the iGo battery charger with an iPhone or an iPod? In addition to watching videos and listening to podcasts, I am planning to tackle my first eBook on the iPhone during this long flight. (See my post "Join in book talk conversations about Little Brother by Cory Doctorow" for more info. I accessed this free eBook on manybooks.net using the free eBookReader application for the iPhone.)
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On this day..
- Sleet Sledding: The Movie (fun with iMovie for iPhone Trailers) - 2013
- Narrate a SlideShow with ShowMe - 2012
- Create a Narrated Slideshow with ShowMe for iPad - 2012
- Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model by Robert La Grassa - 2012
- Lessons Learned from Finger Puppet Theater on Vimeo - 2011
- 5th Grade Colonial Living History Museum - 2011
- Podcast372: Sharing the Power of Digital Storytelling in Hangzhou, China with Joe Lambert and Wesley Fryer - 2011
- Green Screen Effects in iMovie 09 - 2010
- Backchannels for videoconferencing and in the classroom - 2010
- NZ Travel Update: DFW - 2009