Richard|Solo Releases iPod / iPhone Backup Battery
Richard|Solo, a company founded by Richard Thalheimer of The Sharper Image fame, has released its first product, a Backup Battery for Apple’s iPod’s and iPhone. The compact battery connects to the iPod and iPhone via 30-pin connector, and features a lightweight black aluminum case with LED status lights. The company claims that the 1200 mAh lithium-ion battery can take hundreds of charges and can provide up to double the usage time of the iPhone or iPod’s built-in battery.
Other features include automatic on/off charging technology to prevent overcharging, a mini-USB port for charging both the Backup Battery and the device at the same time, an included retractable USB charging cable and AC wall charger. Thalheimer claims that the new charger “is the most powerful pocket-sized unit you can buy.” However, we’ve heard him boast about those Ion Air Purifiers, which turned out to not only not work, but also may actually be a hazard to your health.
The Richard|Solo Backup Battery for iPhone/iPod is available now and costs 50 bucks. More information on the Richard|Solo iPod Backup Battery.