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    Question Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

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    I have the holster sold by the Cingular stores for my 8700c. I'm planning on buying the extended battery and door and, perhaps, the eGrips for my device. Has anyone used the holster with the extended battery? Does it fit well or too tight?

    Do the eGrips make it more difficult to extract the BB from the holster?

    TIA!

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    I don't have the holster from Cingular but I do have the extended battery and egrips. DOes the holster have the elastic sides? If not then no. All I can say is get it!! You won't be sorry.

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    Yes, my holster has the elastic sides. (It's the holster in my avatar. ) It's similar in construction to the leather holster I have for my old HP hx4705, which expanded nicely to accommodate the extended battery. The additional pressure from the extended battery and my old PDA meant that it never slipped from the holster.

    I'm thinking it might work the same way with the BB holster. But, I wasn't sure and thought I'd ask.

    How much additional usage do you get with the extended battery?

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    Egrips and an extended battery should fit that case.

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    Elastic sides your good to go.

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    With the extended battery I have to charge my bb every 2-3 days depending on usage. But I like to keep a full battery. I get nervous when it gets low.

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    I use my devices a lot so the extended battery seems like a good idea to me too. I've been running mine down to about 50% during a normal 1/2-3/4 day of usage.

    A friend asked about lithium-ion technology the other day. He was concerned that L-I batteries develop a memory like the old nickel-cadmium batteries would. The answer is no.

    http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm

    So, it's a good idea to recharge after a partial-cycle. Good plan!

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    I'm back and a little TICKED. I got my exteded battery/door kit and egrips today. The only thing that does NOT fit my phone's open face case is the extended battery/door I can't even get the phone in the case. I was promised that it would fit.

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruminator
    I use my devices a lot so the extended battery seems like a good idea to me too. I've been running mine down to about 50% during a normal 1/2-3/4 day of usage.

    A friend asked about lithium-ion technology the other day. He was concerned that L-I batteries develop a memory like the old nickel-cadmium batteries would. The answer is no.

    http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm

    So, it's a good idea to recharge after a partial-cycle. Good plan!
    Yes absolutely charge at will.....although they say to drain and charge three times in the beginning...

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    I've been getting into that routine LOL I let my BB get down to under 50% and then when it vibrates at me, I charge it. Gets me a good 2 days on a regular battery. Testing it on the extended battery now.

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    Quote Originally Posted by EricaJ1073
    I'm back and a little TICKED. I got my exteded battery/door kit and egrips today. The only thing that does NOT fit my phone's open face case is the extended battery/door I can't even get the phone in the case. I was promised that it would fit.
    I managed to get it to work. Just took a little time and force but I got it in there.

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    Good! When I bought the extended battery for my iPaq, I had trouble getting it into the holster. My slim iPaq had become pudgy! But, I worked at it for awhile and stretched the case a little.

    I'm thinking that might be the situation with my 8700c and it's leather holster when I get an extended battery. (Which I'll be ordering once I get through this round of travel.) The elastic sides of the holster are mildly stretchy, so I'm guessing it will be a "push" to make it fit the first few times I insert the device into its holster, but it will accommodate the extra thickness with a little work.

    On the drive to Austin Wednesday and then back last night, I still had about 30% - 40% charge left on the standard battery. I used the phone quite both ways too, testing the signal coverage of my normal route to Austin. I should get nearly two days on a charge with the standard battery. I expect nearly double that with the extended battery, which is equivalent to my old mobile phone.

    Not bad, not bad at all... Keep up informed!

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    I got almost 3 days on the Extended Battery kit.

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

    Here the back of the 8700 with Egrips on:

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    Re: Holsters, Extended Battery, and eGrips

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