Review: Seidio Innocell 2700mAh Extended Life Battery
Cost: $67.95 @ the BerryReview Store
Seidio’s Innocell 2700mAh extended battery has been on the market for awhile not but I finally decided to try it out because my original battery is not holding a full charge. Since BBM 5.0 added groups along with other always on apps like Twitter my BlackBerry is just barely squeaking by every day on the OEM battery. So I decided to give Seidio’s 2700mAh which supposedly almost doubles your battery life of the original battery.
My take on the Innocell extended battery is kind of like Double Mint Gum. Double the battery size, Double the battery life. It is essentially two BlackBerry batteries in one. It doubles your battery life while doubling the size and weight. So if you can live with another 3-4mm of thickness on your BlackBerry 9700 and a few ounces of weight then it is well worth it. My only gripe is that it did not fit well inside the holster that comes with the 9700. Seidio pushes their own plastic holster but I have not had a chance to try it. My interim solution has been just to use a BlackBerry Bold 9650 holster since those are a bit bigger and I stretched out the elastic to fit.
You can check out all the images to get an idea of how the Innocell looks on a 9700. I have fond that instead of having 5-15% battery life at the end of the day I know have about 55-65% which is nice. It used to be that I would have to ration my BlackBerry use if I planned on staying out late to make sure I would have enough juice to call a cab if necessary. Now I no longer need to.
- Great battery life
- Nice battery door locks in tight
- Charges overnight
- Comes with soft touch extended battery door
- Relatively high price
- Does not fit into holster
Let me know if you have found another solution for getting through the day with your BlackBerry! BTW at first I originally had an issue with my first battery door that was a bit loose. Once I switched to the Seidio cover that comes with this battery it was back to being a nice snug fit. I really need to stop playing with the back cover…