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Chinese Ebay batteries...Huge thumbs up
I know people will frown on this, but I went ahead and bought one of those 9 dollars shipped battery packages on ebay. Recieved a few days ago, been cycling through the batteries and charging with the included charger. I can without a doubt tell you there is a HUGE difference in run time when a battery is charged externally(in a base charger, not through phone)
the chinese batteries really do hold up just as well if not better than the OEM battery, I'm seeing excellent results.
anyone on the fence, I wouldn't worry if I were you, much better than paying a huge premium for the seidio extended batteries, I will just throw an extra battery or two in my pocket when I know I will be away from a power source for a while. Did I mention they were under 10 dollars shipped???
This is what I purchased, took about 1.5 weeks to get to my door:
2x 1500mAh battery + dock charger for Sprint HTC Evo 4G - eBay (item 250641711190 end time Jul-29-10 01:08:58 PDT)
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Going for these as well - perfect, considering how much tethering drains the battery.
Now, sorry to sidetrack but for the love of anything I haven't been able to find a car charger that actually works. I tried 2 different ones from eBay and 1 from monoprice and they all stop charging or charge inconsistently. Same for the USB->Home Power adapters - they all do the same thing.
I originally had the charger problems with the Pre and thought it was picky. Well, EVO is just as picky.
Edit: retweeted http://twitter.com/AndroidPolice/statuses/17398487865
- 06-30-2010, 06:45 AM #10
I bought a couple of batteries for $10 from ebay over a year ago for my little Sanyo camera. So far they have held up just as good as the OEM. I've cycled through them pretty constantly always changing which one is in the camera so I'm sure that's helped.Now, sorry to sidetrack but for the love of anything I haven't been able to find a car charger that actually works. I tried 2 different ones from eBay and 1 from monoprice and they all stop charging or charge inconsistently. Same for the USB->Home Power adapters - they all do the same thing.
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This is similar to the one I have:
Amazon.com: Belkin Micro USB Auto Charger 5VOLT 1A: Electronics
And I've got an AC USB adapter that looks exactly like this one, although it has a different name on it:
Amazon.com: Cables to Go 22328 AC to USB Power Adapter (Black): Electronics
- 06-30-2010, 09:59 PM #18
I've got the same two battery + charger set. So far they're flawless. The wallcharger works, the batteries seem about as good as OEM. How long will they last? Time will tell, but I bought 2 similar batteries for my Treo, and they're still going strong more than a year later.
Some mentioned negative feedback. The guy's feedback is almost 99% positive. Most of those negative ones aren't for batteries. Mine arrived in about 2 weeks, shipped from Hong Kong, IIRC.
My only concern: the output of the charger is 5.5 volts, not the standard USB 5 volts. I'm not sure I'll plug my phone into the USB port on the charger. But for charging the batteries it seems fine. It does shut off automatically at about 98 to 99% of full charge.
But heck, even if you never use the charger, 2 decent batteries for $10 is hard to argue with. A heck of a lot better than $30 for one Seideo.
- 06-30-2010, 10:04 PM #19
for charging my phone i use the charger that came with my Pre and same in my car, i use the official Pre car charger and both seem to work just fine on my Evo.
as for the batteries, i'm leaning towards buying one of the 2 battery kits, for 10 bucks if they die in 6 months oh well..as long as they don't kill my Evo i don't have an issue with it.
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