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Battery Life: keeping charged while on the go

There is plenty to talk about when it comes to battery life and keeping your devices charged while on the go. At risk of stating the obvious, but this is one of those times when there never seems to be enough and where bigger seems to be better. The exception to that rule comes when the battery is large enough that it adds serious weight and size to the device. Anyway, the topic of batteries came up when we saw that Woot offering from last week, the one where they were offering the messenger and sling-style bags for $39. Basically, while trying to decide whether I needed to purchase the Powerbag, it got me to wondering -- how are most users keeping their device charged while out and about.

Verbatim details four new portable power packs for smartphones

If you're like me and use up that smartphone battery way faster than you wish you did, we have good news from Verbatim today. The extremely popular global leader in data storage, Verbatim, has announced they'll be getting into the portable charger and power pack market for smartphones and tablets. Today they've detailed four all-new charger and we have the details below.

PowerSkin extended battery case lands for the HTC One S

For those looking to get better battery life for your shiny new HTC One S while also protecting it at the same exact time we have just the case for you. The popular extended battery company PowerSkin has just launched their newest case for the HTC One S. Providing tons of additional power while protecting your phone with a top of the line silicon case all in one.

Galaxy Note 5400mAh extended battery makes it even more massive

So you've got your gigantic Samsung Galaxy Note all gussied up with the official build of Ice Cream Sandwich, playing around with the S-Pen and generally making other smartphone owners feel like the guy who brought a Kia to a monster truck rally. What could you do to make the Galaxy Note even more audacious? Why, add a massive extended battery complete with replacement cover of course! Enter Mugen Power, which is now offering a 5400mAh replacement battery for the popular phablet.

DROID Incredible 4G LTE extended battery for sale online

If you needed any extra proof that HTC's DROID Incredible 4G LTE was on the way, well then, you've probably got some kind of trust issues. Nevertheless, here it is: HTCPEdia's online shop seems to have jumped the gun and begun selling the Incredible 4G's extended battery and battery cover, without a phone for them to fit in. While there's little doubt that the DROID Incredible 4G LTE is coming, we still don't know exactly when it'll hit Verizon or for how much. The extended battery beefs up the capacity to 2150mAh, a boost of about 400mAh from its rumored stock battery. That's just a little more juice than Samsung's official extended battery for the Galaxy Nexus LTE. Interestingly, the $34.99 battery and $19.99 cover are sold separately, bringing the total cost up to $55 for the set. On the plus side, this will allow customers to buy multiple extended batteries at a lower cost without having superfluous covers sitting around collecting dust. At this point there isn't much we don't know about the DROID Incredible 4G LTE's hardware: it shares a lot of design DNA with the HTC One S, shrinking the QHD display down to 4.0 inches and swapping out the metal chassis for a plastic case. It drops the storage capacity to 8GB but inserts an SD card slot to make up for it. Ice Cream Sandwich, Sense 4.0, an 8-megapixel camera and a Snapdragon S4 processor make the jump. If that May 10th date is anything to go by, we should see a retail phone in a couple of weeks. [timeline] [via DroidDog]

Mugen Power 3900 mAh Galaxy Nexus extended battery review

Battery life of smartphones is something we all wish was better. Especially ones like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with a huge screen and 4G LTE. Last week I had the pleasure to test the Mugen Power extended battery for the Galaxy Nexus coming in at 3900 mAh -- a huge improvement over the stock 1750 mAh battery. I wanted to see if it would last the entire weekend. Read on below for my full results and plenty of pictures.

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Mugen Power 3900 mAh extended battery [Hands-on]

So you have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus with 4G LTE and a huge 4.65" display and you'd love some longer battery life right? Say hello to Mugen Power and their 3900 mAh extended battery and door for the Verizon Gnex. Just arriving on our doorstep we've decided to give it a test and see if we can make it through a good part of the weekend from a single charge. Read on past the break for our hands-on video and pictures.
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