iphone external batteries: will they work for ipod touch??

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  1. ssnova703

    ssnova703 New Member

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    Hey guys, I found an external silicone case that doubles as an external battery. They are a bit bulky but they are around 2000mah-2400mah's. Only problem is that they say they are for the iphone, one poster says they work for both, but I was wondering what you guys thought?

    I figured, all it's doing is just giving the device juice so it shouldn't* be too much of a problem, but I'd like to hear some technical arguments that might say otherwise.

    Here's the link to the product


    I'm going to be using my ipod touch 3g/late 2009 all day long (maybe 10 hours) or so with lots of web browsing, so I figured it's better to burn a cheaper disposable external battery than the expensive/pain to replace internal battery. It'd also solve my need for a case too.

    But what are your thoughts? Will it work safely for the ipod touch 3g?
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    It won't work. It's not going to fit in the case. The iPod touch is a lot slimmer than the iPhone.
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    It would charge just not fit.
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    Yeah, some people mentioned taping a napkin or something to the back of the case to make it bulge in order to have a snug fit with the ipod touch.
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    Just get one for ipt
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    I would, but I don't want to be a guinea pig and end up with a broken ipod touch. =P

    due to overvolt, incorrect spec'd circuitry, etc.
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    Indeed it will work, but it will be awkward inside that case. If you're just using it for the battery it should be fine.
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    welp, I ordered it, it'll take around a month to get here, but when it does I'll let ya guys know how it is.

    I plan on putting my ipod touch inside of a silicone case, then putting it in the battery case(for extra volume). Some of you might be wondering if the contacts don't touch, well I plan on cutting the bottom of the silicon case off. I'll give ya guys an update on how it is.
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    Also, you might want to know that you won't be able to use the headphone jack, since on the iPhone it's on the top, casemakers don't make holes for it.
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    Yeah I know, but that's fine by me, I use bluetooth headphones anyways.

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