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Shadeofsoul
08-10-2010, 01:42 AM
According to UPS my Evo should arrive tomorrow. I ordered that Seidio 3500mAh extended battery that should come a week or so later. In that time I hope that I'll see for myself if the standard battery issues are real.
Here's my question: I'm planning on using the Invisible shield on the front glass and the Seidio spring-clip holster for use with a non cased Evo as my protector and carrier. I'm curious, do you think it will work? I don't believe that the battery size should pose a threat to the spring-clip holster unless someone here tells me otherwise. The ends of the battery/door seem to be normal sized. Any help/info on this matter or another recommended case would be a big help.:confused::(

jak89
08-10-2010, 01:59 AM
Hello shade, you should be fine with the spring clip but that 3500 is a honker aint it.

Shadeofsoul
08-10-2010, 03:32 AM
Jak89, I haven't got it yet. But, yes, from the videos and reviews I've seen and read of it, this thing is all that!! Good one on the clip info Thanks!

jak89
08-15-2010, 02:35 AM
Shade when you get your battery and clip please give a quick review on how you like the bigger battery and how the clip is working out for you.

Shadeofsoul
08-17-2010, 12:57 PM
Clip will be in today or tomorrow. I'll hit ya'll up then.

droidhead
08-17-2010, 12:59 PM
One recommendation for you- Don't use Zagg Invisible Shield. I had it on my Hero and I HATED the texture of it. I finally gave in and put one on my Evo from Phantom Skinz and even though it seems like it's the same thing as the Zagg, it is in fact worlds better than the Invisible Shield.

jak89
08-17-2010, 01:11 PM
Come on quit bagging on my Zagg shield. lol I love how well the zagg protects but your right on the feel....finger drag, i hate that part

droidhead
08-17-2010, 01:26 PM
That's what I meant by texture, the finger drag. It was incredibly annoying for me. When I bought my carbon fiber skin from Phantom Skinz it came with two screen protectors. I didn't want to put one on because it seemed identical to the Zagg. Well I noticed a couple tiny scratches on my screen the other day so I gave in and installed it and much to my surprise, it's awesome. It's got the protection of the Zagg without the finger drag and fingerprints don't show up nearly as bad as they do on a naked screen. I even think it is easier to swipe across the screen with it on than without it.

jak89
08-17-2010, 01:44 PM
MetalHead are they the permanent type like the Zagg? Or more of a, use for a while and change?

droidhead
08-17-2010, 01:47 PM
Permanent, just like the Zagg. It installs the same way, meaning you have to wet it first with mild soap water. I'm pretty sure it's an identical material, just a slicker finish on the Phantom Skinz.

If you wanna give them a try, I'm pretty sure the "summersale10" promo code still works to give you 30% off.

Shadeofsoul
09-27-2010, 05:35 AM
Okay, it's been well over a month since I've written and I've been evaluating my battery and here's what I've found:
Bear in mind, I'm off work with an injury and I'm fiddling with my evo all day and using it fairly heavy everyday. Initially I could run from sun up (7-8am) until easily after 1am before I got hit with that 15% battery needs to be charged alert.
I'm running everything except 4g (Not available here in San Diego .....yet).

There are times when after I've awakened, removed the phone from the charger and within 45min - hour there's a loss of battery power showing. I continue plugging on the day and as of recently, I can say that I can solidly hit 12-14hrs with heavy use.

I've read and seen the reviews on youtube of the battery in full effect and have been feeling kinda gypped because a lot of reviewers are/have been saying that they are doing this and that with their batteries and not running out of power. Which influenced me to buy the battery in the first place. But, being a month in, am I asking/expecting too much of this battery getting a solid 10hrs with heavy use?

Heavy use for me includes at least:
2 to 3 25min calls.
Web Searching,
3-4 Appbrain syncs.
Facebook /Twitter updates throughout the day
Gaming at least 20-30 minutes.
2-3 App to sd syncs.
RSS reading at least 35 minutes.
Scanner Radio Pro runs at least 35minues on the daily.

I've read and used some of the battery conditioning techniques that are out on how to run the battery and some of these have stopped the battery from showing power loss after that initial hr or so. It was SOOOO annoying to me!

I've just as of recently, been just plugging the phone in around the home because I can and somewhere I read where it said, it's not a good thing to run the batteries out as they're not nicads but they work more efficiently with a lot of mini charges.
I don't know if it's true but, compared to other Evo users I know, (4) this battery is doing the Lord's work in comparison to stock, which of course it should.

Any suggestions or comments from other Inocell owners?

The clip works well and my phantomskinz screen cover is just what the doctor ordered.
I do wish that Seidio would come out with an Innocase and clip for this battery.
I'm believing they will.

Okay, the same night I originally wrote this review I for the 1st time:

"Powered off the Evo and plugged it in the charger."

Usually, I keep it plugged in beside my bed & mess with it until I fall asleep.
Anyway, the next morning and until now my battery has been going strong!
So, the secret is to fully shut it down and let it charge! Based upon what others have said USB Charging vs. Wall charging can be a factor and that may be true as I plug my Evo into my laptop on the nightly. it's just been convenient as it's next to my bed. But, it appears that the Evo needs to be powered down, charged until light goes green and you've got enough juice to power through 30+ hrs on end using your Evo like a laptop doing whatever it is you'd like!

Also, as a side note two more things:
1) I have been using the Phantomskinz screen protector as mentioned and it's a dream. It takes a day or so after it's applied for the "Hazy" look to disappear but the velvety slide your finger receives is worth the time and investment you've made into it.

2) I bought the Amzer Jelly case for like $8 from Amazon and using a box cutter, cut out the back and now I have a case that is form fitted and covers the sides of my evo like a glove. With the extended batteries' cover, Amzer case and phantomskinz my Evo is completely secure and the feel and grip is amazing!
Thanks for hearing my little journey and experiences of Evo self discovery.