I couldn’t help doing my impression of the way my iPhone eats up battery life. It’s insanity, really, how fast the charge is just gone. I’ve yet to make it through a day of average use without having to recharge it. Either I have to charge all the time, or I have to have an external battery pack.
A few months ago, I reviewed the Richard|Solo backup battery. If you recall, my only real complaint was that it didn’t latch properly. I would put it into the iPhone, and it would just… fall out. Even when sitting on the table, it wouldn’t recharge unless I had the iPhone sitting in a certain way.
After I posted that review in all its honesty… Richard himself emailed me. He thanked me for my candor. He told me some of the things he was working on, and asked me for further feedback. That seriously impressed me. We’ve been exchanging emails ever since, and I’m happy to announce that the feedback is now likely included in the new Richard|Solo 1800.
There’s nothing quite like it. It has 1800 mAh of capacity, which is enough to completely charge your iPhone, and have reserve power left over. It is the only battery available that actually “latches” onto your iPhone, and a support brace is included to make it super secure.
In the kit, you get a complimentary 110-240 volt AC Wall charger, and also a dual-USB car charger, and a retractable USB cable. So you can charge it at the wall, in your car, from your computer, and you can charge them both at the same time. Connect the RichardSolo to the iPhone, then connect the RichardSolo to the charger, and charge both with one charger.
At night, snap the battery and iPhone together, and charge them both overnight with our charger. You’ll wake up in the morning with both fully charged. When you travel, you don’t need the Apple charger. Just take this one.
My primary complaint from the original one is no longer valid. The new 1800 attaches perfectly, and won’t come out until I make it. It will charge a completely “dead” iPod, too! No more only charging if the battery has 20% charge at least still.
Richard… thank you. You listened to what your community had to say, took it to heart, and ran with it. There are not many people these days who do the same. That is something to be proud of. Your product is excellent, and the “customer service” is, of course, outstanding.
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