Old 02-27-2010, 06:42 PM
SlickWilly SlickWilly is offline
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Default 10 iRecharge Battery Packs ~1368mah for $19.19 (shipping included)

Extend the playing time for you Sansa Clip/Clip+ or other devices that are charged by USB.

10 iRecharge Battery Packs (eBay) ($19.19 Shipping Included)

I think this is a pretty good deal, compared to how much these are selling individually. I purchased just one of them for ($4.43 link below) and after testing it out, this little battery pack is a great way to extend the playback for the Sansa Clip/Clip+ or any other USB Device.

The instruction manual said 2 to 3 hours for a full charge from a usb port, but mine charged in about 3 to 4 from a fully drained state. I tried to see how much this thing could recharge my psp (1800mah) battery, and it charged it to 76%. So I concluded that the iRecharge is about 1368 mah. Off course this estimate could be incorrect if the PSP is cannot accurate read the charge level of the battery. (I don't have my multimeter laying around, so I probably could have gotten a better reading) The battery output was not strong enough to run the PSP without the battery in it. However, it is strong enough to run the Sana Clip/Clip+ from a fully drained state. Once the clip was fully charged, the iRecharge battery still has some juice left over (I don't know how much was left over, but when the iRecharge is drained, the green charge/discharge light turns off).

So one could probably get an extra playtime of 14 hours or more by using this battery pack.

Unfortunately, it appears the battery cannot recharge the Sansa Clip/Clip+, while the device is turned off. When you plug the usb cable into the battery, the clip turns on (from an off state) and starts charging, but if you turn off the clip, the green light on the battery that indicates charging, turns off.

In case you don't want to buy 10 of them, another seller is selling them individually.

1 iRecharge Battery Pack (ebay) ($4.43 Free Shipping)

Initially, I was indecisive about buying the 10 pack, then some else bought them all up, so I just bought one from another seller. Then, the same seller listed the 10 pack deal again, so I bought one pack of 10. (Should have waited, could have saved $4.43)

Hope this helps some of you guys/gals who are looking for extended playback on the go for you mp3 players (usb devices).
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:08 AM
dave61430 dave61430 is offline
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I don't know anything about this unit or why you can't listen to music while charging. I picked up the FiiO unit. This uses replaceable AA's (2), and I'm using rechargeable, which can be recharged by plugging the unit into a wall plug with or without the clip, so you can use as a wall plug. The FiiO let's you listen to music under all modes. Best of all I didn't have to resort to using Ebay. It does cost somewhat more, around $14 including free ship. Since it's using AA's, it is a little larger that the op's choice.
This type of unit is cheap and useful, but again, I'm at a loss as to why you can't listen to music while plugged in.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:00 PM
SlickWilly SlickWilly is offline
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Originally Posted by dave61430 View Post
I don't know anything about this unit or why you can't listen to music while charging................. I'm at a loss as to why you can't listen to music while plugged in.
I can't clearly tell whether or not you are referring to the the FiiO unit or the iRecharge when you used the word "this".

If you are referring to the iRecharge, I didn't saying anything about not being able to play songs/music the clip while it's being charged by the iRecharge. In fact, you can play music just fine while charging the clip.

What I said was if you manually turn off the clip while it is charging using the iRecharge, the clip will stop being recharged. (The PSP will still charge during on/off state.)
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:34 PM
deoxy4 deoxy4 is offline
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Thanks so much for the post! I have been looking for a portable charger, so I ordered one. It works really well. Brought my Clip to 100% charge from 29% in a short period of time, faster than my computer USB port. Being able to listen while charging is a plus. I think it is a steal for under $5.
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