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Does what it says on the box...,
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This review is from: Kensington Travel Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod Touch (Accessory)
Before buying this, I looked at other alternatives, and considering that Kensington is a trusted brand (compared to some others), that's what I went with.
The item comes charged and is around the size of two matchboxes. The USB charging port is hinged and folds out, but frankly that design could've been slightly better in that it doesn't use either a short cable or a ball hinge and is susceptible to damage (either it or the PC/laptop you use for charging) when hit in a direction that the hinge does not move in. That's worth one star to me.
That said though, it has 5 power LEDs to indicate remaining charge, and it has a small button marked with a battery icon that you can push to see the remaining charge if it's not plugged in for charging. This item was ultimately designed to extend battery life, not replace the battery altogether, so a full charge of the internal battery in your iPhone/iPod cannot be expected. However, on my iPhone I ended up with a 50% charge, enough for what I usually require (on the go in London without a power point available). It also charges up relatively quickly (30 minutes gives you an 80% charge of the gadget).
The "kickstand" is a wee bit irritating, but it is at least designed to work with your Touch or iPhone in a case/sleeve, so I can't knock it for that.