November 4, 2008 in Mobile Accessories (F)
[prMac.com] Salinas, California - FastMac today announced "iV," an extended battery pack and portable charger for Apple's iPhone that triples battery life and adds a built-in flash and Bluetooth headset charger. Armed with an iV, the iPhone is capable of up to 24 hours of talk time, 31 days of standby, 20+ hours of video and almost 72 hours of audio playback time. Winner of several awards at Macworld Expo, FastMac's iV for iPhone is shipping now and can be ordered for a special introductory price of $79.95.
Each iV carries a 1-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee. In addition, each iV comes with a unique 90-day trade-in warranty that allows the original owner to trade in their used iV for a brand new, next generation iV for half price.
FastMac's iV contains a 3100mAh TruePower battery that is the longest lasting battery available for any iPhone. Unlike snap on chargers that stress the dock connector or fall off if the iPhone is used whilst charging, the iV is an on-the-go mobile battery charger that allows for continuous iPhone use even as it is being charged. Along with the dock connector port used for charging and syncing, the iV also has a full-size USB port that can simultaneously charge another device such as a Bluetooth headset, digital camera, game system or even another phone. The iV's built-in flash LED can be used for emergencies and low light photos or videos.
"iV seeks to address the 2 most common complaints about Apple's iPhone- not enough battery life and no flash for the camera," said Michael Lowdermilk, Business Development Manager of Fastmac Performance Upgrades, Inc. "Thanks to its many applications and features, even casual use can cause the iPhone's battery to drain before day's end, making the iV a must-have accessory for all iPhone users."
The iV's powerful TruePower battery is housed in a custom molded soft-touch, non-slip case that is no taller than the iPhone itself and at just 3.9 ounces, weighs 25% less than the original iPhone. The bottom of the iV is contoured so that it can be docked (and charged) inside Apple's iPhone Dock and Universal Dock and its speaker chambers are designed to reflect sound up and out towards the listener instead of away from them.
"We're proud to be first to market with an extended battery for the iPhone 3G that not only lasts longer than any other iPhone battery, but also provides added functionality," said Abbi Vakil, Vice-President of Fastmac Performance Upgrades, Inc.
FastMac's iV is compatible with all models of the iPhone, including the iPhone 3G. Its dock connector port can also connect to and charge all models of the iPod nano and iPod touch. Thanks to its secondary charging port, the iV is also compatible with any electronic device that can be charged via a standard USB cable and matching power connector (such as a Bluetooth headset, digital camera, another iPod and even another phone). According to the USB-IF, a non-profit association of USB developers and manufacturers, more than 1000 devices can be powered using the iV's secondary charging port.
FastMac is a premier Apple developer, designer and manufacturer of innovative upgrade products that add value and extend usability of Macintosh computers, iPods and iPhones. FastMac's award-winning product line-up consists of batteries, optical drives, CPUs, LCDs and wireless products, including the world's longest lasting MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, iPhone and iPod batteries. Copyright 2008 FastMac. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.