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Mugen Power 3600 mAh extended battery

17th June 2011, 04:01 AM   |  #1  
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Hiya, I just purchased the 3600 mAh Mugen Power extended battery and the case it came with doesn't seem to have an antenna built into it. Would it be possible to fix on a thin strip of metal to the case and have it touch the connectors on the phone? If so, which metal would give the best reception or are the antennas more complex than just a line of wire? Thanks for any info!
20th June 2011, 07:49 PM   |  #2  
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mugen power accessories are really bad quality... i would buy it. if you do it yourself you can damage yourbdevice by short circuit...

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23rd June 2011, 03:59 PM   |  #3  
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Nice fail from mugen. No more calls with extended battery. Airplane mode will extend battery life even more
25th June 2011, 11:10 AM   |  #4  
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I think you should claim for a refund. According to your description their product is useless.

Thought Mugen was a high end battery supplier, but this is really an unacceptable major fail.

Thanks for sharing.

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29th June 2011, 11:35 AM   |  #5  
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Hmm I need to rectify this mistake. Sorry it took so long for me to reply. After the initial few days of no responses I stopped monitoring this thread. I was at the beach when my roommate let me know the package had arrived. I asked him to open it and that's the conclusion he gave me when I asked. In the photos on the website you can't tell exactly so out of frantic worry and to find a solution I posted on here via my phone.

The truth is it's a pretty damn good battery. There is an antenna in the back cover and I'm not really sure why my friend thought there wasn't. Reception seems to be the same even though the antenna is bigger? Or maybe its around the same size if the stock back cover has it hidden in the plastic. The Mugen Power back case covers it with black tape. That aside, the cover feels fairly sturdy, though it could be improved a bit. Maybe some self modification would resolve that issue. It makes a bit more noise when you squeeze it than the stock cover but it doesn't feel like its going to come off or fracture.

As for the battery it seems to last me on average 40 hours before I feel the need to charge it. I'd say it isn't used heavily, more like my old phone where I just sent texts all day, called a few people and listened to music for a good number of hours. The longest I've had it go was 57 hours after letting it completely die. All in all I am quite satisfied aside from a few minor complaints about the case.

Once again I apologize about this, I jumped the gun. Also, the website I purchased it from http://www.pdaphone-battery.com will deliver if you order from them. I was worried it was a scam site since it looks extremely ghetto and no confirmation email or tracking number was sent to me after purchase. But as I said the shipping was speedy and they did send me what I ordered. They don't use https though which bugged me, however the paying part used PayPal so that was acceptable.
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29th June 2011, 11:50 AM   |  #6  
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One more picture for better reference. I'll post a comparison picture of stock vs extended batter cover sizes if people are interested.
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29th June 2011, 11:50 AM   |  #7  
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can we see inside the back cover/door...part of the signal ...TQ
29th June 2011, 12:09 PM   |  #8  
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You mean the bare antenna under the tape? Sure, I'll try to get pics up later today for ya.
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Sorry but looks like a brick. What´s the weight of it now? Hope you´re satisfied.
30th June 2011, 08:49 AM   |  #10  
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I only pulled it back far enough so you could see what the antenna was made out of. Hope that is enough for ya. As for the second picture, when you look at it and feel with your fingers the antenna (I'm assuming its made from the same thin metal) is laid out in the path of the red line. It ends at the yellow line.

As for the phone brick, its not much heavier at least in my opinion. It also fits into my hand and doesn't wiggle around as much. This is because it fills in the gap between my hand and the phone. For me that is wonderful, maybe not for you .
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