Let’s face it, the iPhone 4S battery pales in comparison with any of the iPhone’s that were released. You use your phone to text, send emails, look up something in the web, and make calls and the battery dies out in the worst possible time. What are your options? Carry around a power adaptor and cable? It’s a hassle. Get a battery case? Too bulky. Go out and buy a Mophie Juicepack for $35 or more? Too expensive!
When looking around on Amazon, I was actually looking for deals on the Mophie products for portable power backup solutions and stumbled onto the Stitchway UltraPower 1900 mAh for about $4.50 with free shipping. Mophie (don’t take this the wrong way, they make excellent products) has their Juicepack Reserve for $34.95 with a capacity of 700 mAh. The Stitchway isn’t as stylish but it gets the job done. You may feel a bit insecure that it looks like it’s cheaply made but I’ve had this for over a week already and it’s bounced around, thrown in backpacks and laptop bags cramped with portable hard drives and other equipment and it still looks new. I’ve dropped it a couple of times too on hardwood floors and sidewalks as well.
The battery isn’t enough to charge your iPhone 4s to completely but just enough to get through a busy workday and get a few hours of extra tweeting or Facebooking until you’re able to charge your phone at an outlet or computer. This also works with previous iPhones and iPod Touch but I haven’t tested the battery on them. The Stitchy brought a dead iPhone 4S back to life along with 45% – 55% battery which is quite impressive for something so cheap. For something less than $5, this product is a no brainer! You can find it on Amazon by clicking this link.