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Old 16-08-2009, 06:58 AM
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Mugen Power 2000mAh battery for Nokia E75

If it's a geeky accessory review you're after, then I'm your man. In today's slot, I present a look at the ultimate Nokia E75 battery life extender, in the form of the Mugen Power after market 2000mAh cell - does it actually double the useful life of the phone, are there any gotchas and just how badly will your street cool factor be affected if you use this?

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Old 16-08-2009, 08:02 AM
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The other downside is the cosmetic angle. The replacement cover produces a huge 'bulge', plus the primitive finish isn't as eye-catching as the original textured cover. Now, it's important to emphasise that this is mainly a fashion thing: in the hand, the bugle actually helps use, since the fingers of your hand nestle around it - it makes gripping the E75 easier. But put the phone down or wave it around and the device will look a little 'odd'.
Wow! So it makes your phone last longer between charges AND it's a musical instrument...

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Old 16-08-2009, 08:11 AM
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Ho yes, did I forget to mention its melodic qualities?

[Thanks, will fix the typo]
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Old 16-08-2009, 08:46 AM
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Whether the huge bulge affects CAMERA's view or not ???

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Old 16-08-2009, 09:05 AM
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No, the bulge actually helps the camera, by keeping surface dust etc away from the camera glass. The protrusion doesn't get in the way of the camera's field of view.
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Old 16-08-2009, 09:09 AM
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Smile Turbo Charger

Just been reading a review about Proporta Turbocharger . The down is of course you have to carry an extra packet , also on the Website I couldn't find the 3400mAh , but only the 1200 one : http://phonereport.info/review-propo...ocharger-3400/

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Old 16-08-2009, 02:38 PM
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As a result, Nokia have had to use the 1000mAh BL-4U, with 50% less capacity than the 1500mAh BP-4L that normally powers most Eseries phones.
It's been a long time since i went to school, but isn't 50% of 1500, 750?

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Old 16-08-2009, 02:44 PM
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Smile Check their website...

Just checked the Mugen website on:

http://www.mugenpowerbatteries.com/?...FU0B4wodL1dZjg

It appears they have a whole range of extended capacity batteries for numerous Nokia phones, AND the covers to go with them e.g. N95 & N95 8GB, E6, E71, E90.

The E90 is 1800 mAh as opposed to the standard 1500 mAh but even so, it's ot to be worth looking at.

Thanks for 'showing the way' Steve, & a another great review!

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Old 16-08-2009, 02:54 PM
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Scrub my last re the E90 & 1800 mAh - Having taken the time to check properly it appears that the 1800 mAh battery is a 'standard fit' and doesn't require a new cover.

The really interesting news is that the extended battery is a whopping 3600 mAh but does require a Mugen custom battery cover. The bottom line? $66 for the battery and cover, with free worldwide shipping advertised...

Veeeerry tempting... Credit card is now all a quiver....

Last edited by Larry70465; 16-08-2009 at 03:19 PM. Reason: typos & info update/correction - sorry

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Old 16-08-2009, 04:31 PM
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@UKJeeper: Pedant 8-) You know what I was getting at: 50% more again could have been had if the E75 had had the BP-4L (1500mAh). From the point of view of the existing battery, the difference is 50%. Ahem. Well, I knew what I was trying to say, anyway!
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Old 16-08-2009, 06:17 PM
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Mugen have been producing high capacity (some with custom covers) for a very long time. They are very good compared to those cheap batteries advertised on eBay which often lie about their actual capacity and do not always pass safety regulations.

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I'm sorry, but what's the problem with buying second STANDARD battery and change it when the first one is empty?
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wow, just wow

All they did was take two BL-4U batteries and wire them together to create one monster battery. What they shouldv'e done was create an entirely new battery 1.5 times as thick as the BL-4U, at 1500mAh and use that instead. It would still look silly with a bulge on the back but at least it wouldn't look as silly. So when do they create one for the N97?

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Old 17-08-2009, 03:17 AM
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> @UKJeeper: Pedant 8-) You know what I was getting at: 50% more again could have been had if the E75 had had the BP-4L (1500mAh). From the point of view of the existing battery, the difference is 50%. Ahem. Well, I knew what I was trying to say, anyway!

Pedant? I don't think so. Wrong is wrong.

Wouldn't it just be easier just to change it to 'a third', '33.3%' or something?

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Old 17-08-2009, 07:09 AM
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@david and others. OK, ok, I give in, yes, it's easier to just change the text than justify a woolly fraction 8-)
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