By now there are about a gazillion iPhone battery packs on the market. So when Dexim’s P-Flip showed up at my door I greeted it with skepticism. In fact, so much skepticism I didn’t tear it open and plug it in for weeks. But boy am I glad that I did. The Dexim P-Flip charger has a massive 2000mAh battery and given it’s slender and small size surely packs a hefty punch. In iPhone terms: at least 1.5 charges on a single recharge cycle.
Included in the package is a charger with a travel friendly flip plug. On the face of the device are three LED lights to indicate remaining charge and a small button on its side to activate them. Simple, right?
Built into the P-flip is cradle that must be used when you want to charge your iPhone. It also works as a stand such that you can put your phone on display in portrait or landscape mode for photo and video viewing. Unfortunately, the dock can’t rotate far enough to mount flush with the iPhone. In other words it can’t comfortably fit into any pocket.
In my testing I found the battery’s charge to be consistent and iPhone charge times just as quick, if not almost quicker (maybe just seemed that way), than plugging it into the wall.
I was a bit frustrated that I had to use the built-in cradle to charge my iPhone since it required me to remove my iPhone’s case. Also, the LED lights were confusing. Plug in your iPhone and you’d expect the LED lights on the P-Flip to show it’s remaining charge. Instead, they show how…well, I’m not really sure what it shows.
Final thoughts. I like the Dexim P-Flip. It fits in almost any pocket, that is assuming you’re not currently charging your iPhone. It holds a solid charge, even over time, and makes for a great travel companion on planes, buses and trains, especially if you plan on watching a movie. The price tag is about $100 ($50 at Amazon), which is a bit much considering its limited functionality, but than again it’s a battery. It’s definitely not a head turner and not a grand breaking device, but sometimes that just what the iPhone doctor ordered.
- Lightweight and portable
- Holds a massive 2000mAh of power
- Charge lasts for sometime even when not in use
- Must use the dock to charge your iPhone
- Won’t fit in your pocket while charging
- LED lights can be a bit confusing while charging
You can buy it Amazon for $50.
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