Solid design. Dock doesn't simultaneously charge iPhone & Mini Battery Pack
Written by Ty P from London
5 of 14 people found this useful
Ordered yesterday afternoon and it arrived next morning. It was great service from Apple Sale staff for walking through returning procedure.
Not sure it is just this one-off dock or the manufacturer fault that they don't bother to test properly before put on sale. It can only charge either iPhone 3G or Mini Batter Pack but not both at the same time. This should not happen as I want both items charged at the same time. When both items are in the dock, only iPhone is charged. The battery pack charging status LED does not show.
The Mini Battery Pack looks very solid and its design impresses me a lot. Its thickness is the same as iPhone’s thickness. However it is a bit heavy when it is in inside the suite pocket.
It takes a while to figure out how to insert Mini Battery Pack proper in the Dock. It is a bit tight and I need to press it hard.
The phone case (if you have one) needs to remove before you can insert the iPhone to the Dock.
Not sure the battery pack life, but it does provide emergency power when needed.
To summary, you have a spare battery pack and the iPhone can charge in the UK or abroad. The package comes with UK and USA or Canada adapter. This saves £ from buying a travel adapter. It can charge and syncing data via a laptop.
I have to return it and a replacement is on its way.