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Review: Scosche flipCharge rogue Emergency Backup Battery

The flipCharge emergency battery was introduced by Scoche in Feb. (They also have another version called the flipCharge burst). This battery pack is an 1800 mAh unit.

It’s designed for iPods and iPhones, with its integrated flip out PIN connector. Flip it out for use when needed, flip it back for protection when you are done.

There are four Blue LED lights that let you know how much power is in the battery. There is a little black button you can press on the side to see this. The flipCharge is recharged via USB cable that is built into the unit as well. This stores on the side of the device and is held in place magnetically. I used my apple power brick to charge this up.

 

The unit also comes with a carabiner clip for additional storage or carrying needs. The small size makes it ideal to even carry in your pocket or purse.

I used this with our various iPods, as I do not own an iPhone. This battery is very light and has a compact design. The built in USB cable is nice as you do not need to worry about bringing an extra cord with you. In my opinion, you can never have too much extra emergency power, whether for traveling needs or power outage situations.

 

Specs and Features:

-Includes convenient carabiner clip

-Flush folding USB cable and dock connector allows you to recharge and/or sync your iPod or iPhone

-Capable of fully recharging a completely dead iPod or iPhone battery

-Output: 5v~1000mA

-Battery type: Lithium polymer; 1800mAh

-Battery charge time: ~4 Hours

-Offers up to 100% charge on dead iPod

-Offers up to 100% charge on dead iPhone

-Flip-up 30-pin connector

-Integrated USB charge and sync cable

 

Product Website:

http://www.scosche.com/consumer-tech/product/2253

 

Price:

$59.99

 

  

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Louis Senecal has been a mobile enthusiast since 2001 with the release of the HP Jornada Series Pocket PC. He reviews products for BostonPocketPC.com. He uses mobile tech to make his life more organized and entertaining. In addition to being a dad and a husband, Louis has a career in the Loss Prevention industry. He has been a volunteer firefighter for more than a decade and supports his community in various volunteer capacities.