One of the biggest complaints with the iPhone is battery life, so many people look for an external battery pack to help with that issue. I found one from EXOGEAR, exolife, and so far I love it. It works more as an external battery instead of a secondary battery. The
Introduced at Macworld 2010, FastMac's U-Socket was an instant hit, adding two USB charging ports to a standard wall outlet. Considering the number of iDevices I have laying around, U-Socket could easily be installed in several places in my home. Aside from reducing clutter, FastMac claims that the energy efficient design only outputs power when a device is plugged into the USB port, potentially saving you $25 in energy costs. If this claim is accurate, the device pays for itself in a year if you pre-order at the current $19.95 price!
Now for the bad news: U-Socket isn't schedule to ship until October. (Though that didn't stop me from pre-ordering a few!)
Recently, accessory company Novothink released the Solar Surge, an integrated solar panel on the back of a case allows you to charge your iPhone or iPod soley from sunpower without the need for any other energy source. According to inhabitat, the unit includes an additional USB cable that can help you charge your device should there be no sunlight in your vicinity.
There are a lot of different suggested methods for reducing the sync time for the new iPhone software, ranging from re-installing apps to any number of things, but Scott Paterson with UKMac.Net has stumbled upon one he believes may have solved the issue for him.