So the 3g iPhone's battery sucks if you use location services and 3g all day.

So, I build a dock into my bag and wired it through to an inner pocket where theres a portable battery. Now, whenever i slip my iPhone into that pocket, it gets charged!!

Step 1: Buy All the Crap You Need!

get yourself a 3-pack of iPhone 3g universal dock adapters at a mac store. it'll run you 9 bucks.

then, the awesome part is the tekkeon (i have no commercial relationship to them, just a happy customer!) rechargeable mobile power unit, purchased for $36.95 on newegg.. basically, its battery pack with a 4,000 mAh capacity (iPhone's battery is 800 mAh i believe) that outputs power to a usb port! perfect for the iphone!

obviously, you need the sync cable, and the iphone itself.

oh, you'll also need some krazy glue, or other adhesive that works on plastic.. might wanna get a sharp knife too..
Good idea - though I think I'd skip the universal dock part and just plug the iPhone directly to the sync cable.
Call it a messenger bag. It sounds more manly. Oh, I just got two spare batteries for my PDA, works great and without the bulk.
Other I phone mods <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Remove_EMI_from_iPhone_3G/">EMI Remover</a> But that recharger rocks<br/>
by the way, this is still a work-in-progress, and as such there are some kinks to be ironed-- among them, the "dock" still dances around a little in the pocket, so im gonna try and come up with something to guide the iphone more directly into the dock, and prevent the dock itself from tilting in one way or another.. if anyone has any ideas, feel free to drop me a line in the comments..
thanks broseph... the cool part is that the whole thing is removable, and since the powerpack outputs to usb, i can charge most anything, not just ipods.. but you already knew that.. the fact that its a battery pack and not 4AAs is good and bad, in the city its awesome, but if i were somewhere with hard-to-access power, i would be screwed.. then again, i dont plan on taking an iphone to mount everest, so whatever..
good Instructable by the way.... I got a similar charger at wall mart for 5$ that changes 4 AA batteries into 5v usb plug but i like how your system is rechargable
lol man purse

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