Wednesday, November 5, 2008

iV Magic To Increase iPhone Battery Life and Other cool stuff!

fastmac iV iphone charger increases battery life and flashlightHow would you like to increase your brand new iPhone's battery life by as much as 3 times? Not only that but imagine a built-in LED for illuminating pictures taken with the iPhone’s built in camera which doubles as a flashlight in low-light settings, along with a charger for boosting the battery life of your Bluetooth headset. Yes, this is all true and not some kind of Christmas wish list for Steve Jobs.

FastMac claims the iV paired to an iPhone provides up to 24 hours of talk time, 31 days of standby, more than 20 hours of video playback and 72 hours of audio playback time.

The iV connects to the iPhone’s dock connector and cradles the iPhone (separate versions are available for the iPhone and iPhone 3G). A full-sized USB port is built in, so it can power up a Bluetooth headset, digital camera or other device that recharges using USB power. The case is molded out of a soft-touch non-slip material. The bottom is contoured so the iPhone can still be docked and charged inside Apple’s own iPhone Dock and Universal dock; it incorporates speaker chambers that reflect the iPhone’s sound up and out towards the listener.

Only problem is that it looks a wee bit bulky. But for a price tag of $79.50, this is a good buy especially for those long flights.