January 22, 2009

Palm’s Spare Battery For The Pre?

Filed under: Accessories — mikecane @ 2:16 pm

Palm Spare Battery Charger for Treo 800w – Includes Battery


Constantly on the move? Leave a spare smartphone battery charging in this convenient and portable battery charger. Just insert your spare battery into the charger and plug it into your Palm AC adapter, USB Charging cable, or Vehicle Power Charger. Charge up at the office, your hotel room, or car so you’ll have the power you need.

* Charges your smartphone battery, usually within 2-4 hours
* Doubles as a durable carrying case for your spare battery
* Convenient, lightweight traveling solution
* Free battery included

Note: Charging cable not included.

This was pointed out to me at Palm Infocenter as being used by the Palm reps demonstrating the Pre.

People who say the enclosed battery of the iPhone is a shortcoming are simply mad. There are many clip-on batteries that can provide full-day use with all radios running. Palm had to go with a removable battery because the form factor of the Pre won’t work with iPhone-like battery sleds.

I don’t know if I’ll need a spare battery, but this design is clever, with the charger also acting as a battery carrying case.



  1. I agree that this is a great design. The one thing I’d change on the portable charger is to add the magnets & charging contacts for the Touchstone. Let’s hope that Palm has that in the works and announces it by launch day.

    Comment by dmm — January 22, 2009 @ 8:54 pm | Reply

  2. Just to clarify, I’d want to be able to use *either* the Touchstone or a cable with the portable charger. Kind of like the way Palm’s classic Treo cradle has the charging compartment for a spare battery.

    Comment by dmm — January 22, 2009 @ 9:34 pm | Reply

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