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  Reply # 929840 9-Nov-2013 08:26 Send private message

I've got the Motorola P4000 send here last month via YouShop...






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  Reply # 929976 9-Nov-2013 14:08 Send private message

freitasm: I've got the Motorola P4000 send here last month via YouShop...


That's useful to know thanks - what was the approx. cost for sending it via YouShop? I've been stung a bit in the past, having not been 100% sure of the package's size/weight, so have avoided using it for while. Having some idea would help. Thanks...

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  Reply # 930036 9-Nov-2013 15:47 Send private message

The cost was $18...




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  Reply # 930663 11-Nov-2013 12:56 Send private message

I picked up an Astro2 (version 2) recently  - and I'm very impressed:
http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-note-2/760321-review-anker-astro2-2nd-gen-9000-mah-external-battery-w-pics.html

It has a great feel to it (good solid feel and slightly rubberised surface) and a 9000mAh rating, which seems accurate.
First charge was on an iPad mini (Battery rated at 4400mAh) which left the Astro2 with just over half left.

The LED indicator is brilliant.
It can happily handle the higher requirements of charging an iPad.
I got it on ebay for about $50.

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  Reply # 933135 13-Nov-2013 14:32

Will the Amazon.com (USA) take a NZ credit/debit card or is a more inventive payment method needed?

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  Reply # 933138 13-Nov-2013 14:34 One person supports this post Send private message

MantaRay: Will the Amazon.com (USA) take a NZ credit/debit card or is a more inventive payment method needed?


They take MY ASB Visa Debit constantly, way to often...way way too often!

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  Reply # 933258 13-Nov-2013 15:55 One person supports this post Send private message

If they don't then you can always use the Air NZ OneSmart card ;)




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  Reply # 950964 12-Dec-2013 13:58 Send private message

Looking to pick of these up for my girlfriend for christmas, as she leaves for asia for a couple months on boxing day - she's only taking her phone so want to make sure she has enough battery for all of her photos and any emergency communication. I'd hope to spend $100 or less incl shipping and would probably need to be compatible with charging overseas (do they just charge via USB chargers?)

Any ideas?




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  Reply # 950982 12-Dec-2013 14:43 Send private message

macuser: Looking to pick of these up for my girlfriend for christmas, as she leaves for asia for a couple months on boxing day - she's only taking her phone so want to make sure she has enough battery for all of her photos and any emergency communication. I'd hope to spend $100 or less incl shipping and would probably need to be compatible with charging overseas (do they just charge via USB chargers?)

Any ideas?


I can recommend the Bojak 10000mAh. It is very popular in the Ingress community as this is the game that drains your phone battery most. It still charges with screen, data and locations servcies on.

It got two USB ports with 2A and 1 A output plus a display showing the remaining power. And its a NZ company! (;

JBHiFi has them on offer regulary for $99 NZD.

More info here: http://www.bojak.com/products/universal-batteries/bojak-10-000mah-universal-battery/


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  Reply # 951014 12-Dec-2013 15:19 Send private message

testha:
macuser: Looking to pick of these up for my girlfriend for christmas, as she leaves for asia for a couple months on boxing day - she's only taking her phone so want to make sure she has enough battery for all of her photos and any emergency communication. I'd hope to spend $100 or less incl shipping and would probably need to be compatible with charging overseas (do they just charge via USB chargers?)

Any ideas?


I can recommend the Bojak 10000mAh. It is very popular in the Ingress community as this is the game that drains your phone battery most. It still charges with screen, data and locations servcies on.

It got two USB ports with 2A and 1 A output plus a display showing the remaining power. And its a NZ company! (;

JBHiFi has them on offer regulary for $99 NZD.

More info here: http://www.bojak.com/products/universal-batteries/bojak-10-000mah-universal-battery/

Thanks for your recommendation.  I think this unit will be too big for her as she's only taking one pack with a strict baggage allowance.  There are some Cooler Master units on Playtech with 5600mAh batteries I've been looking at, quite a bit smaller and I presume lighter.  




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testha:
macuser: Looking to pick of these up for my girlfriend for christmas, as she leaves for asia for a couple months on boxing day - she's only taking her phone so want to make sure she has enough battery for all of her photos and any emergency communication. I'd hope to spend $100 or less incl shipping and would probably need to be compatible with charging overseas (do they just charge via USB chargers?)

Any ideas?


I can recommend the Bojak 10000mAh. It is very popular in the Ingress community as this is the game that drains your phone battery most. It still charges with screen, data and locations servcies on.

It got two USB ports with 2A and 1 A output plus a display showing the remaining power. And its a NZ company! (;

JBHiFi has them on offer regulary for $99 NZD.

More info here: http://www.bojak.com/products/universal-batteries/bojak-10-000mah-universal-battery/



I got one of those for $65 in the JB Cost + 10% or what ever it was the other night.

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  Reply # 956537 23-Dec-2013 12:18 Send private message

I bought this one from Amazon 6mths ago:
http://www.amazon.com/20000mAh-Ultra-High-Multi-Voltage-Notebooks-Compatible/dp/B00B45EOYS/ref=sr_1_17?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1387754294&sr=1-17&keywords=anker+battery


Very happy with it, metal casing, led light display, lots of connections, loads of power 20,000mah.

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