Droidax Power Pack for Samsung Galaxy S3.

Here's a quick update on the Droidax Power Pack for the Samsung Galaxy S3 that we reviewed a couple months ago. In our original review, we noted that the case didn't seem to fit properly up top, and so the phone could potentially come loose -- possibly damaging the microUSB plug on the case, or the port on the phone itself. Either way, that was no bueno.

Droidax has sent us a redesigned top half of the case, and the update indeed keeps things a little more snug. The left-hand side of the phone can still pop out ever so slightly, but the right-hand side kept everything as it should be.

And so with that update, we're ready to recommend the Droidax Power Pack for the Samsung Galaxy S3, if you're ready to spring $49 for the combination case/2300 mAh external battery. 

Check out our updated hands-on after the break.

 

Reader comments

Update: Droidax Powerpack for the Galaxy S3 fixes case design flaw

8 Comments

Ew. That thing is huge and ugly. Why not just get the extended battery for the phone? The phone actually looks really good with the extended battery and door.

What is this crap journalism!

I quote:
"The left-hand side of the phone can still pop out ever so slightly....
And so with that update, we're ready to recommend the Droidax Power Pack"

Sounds great! How much did they pay you for this? This product was garbage and still is. Why are you going to "recommend" it if the phone pops out of the case?

AC - your "recommendations" going forward are now officially worthless. Good job.

You left out the part that follows ... "but the right-hand side kept everything as it should be." Why would you do that?

Watch the video. I show you exactly what's going on. It still comes out of the left side slightly -- but certainly not like before. And the right-hand side holds it in very well. THAT's why I'm able to recommend it. Watch the video. It's pretty simple.

I'll think twice before reading one of your comments again, though.

Absolutely agree with the comment above mine, for the exact same reason.

"The left-hand side of the phone can still pop out ever so slightly", and the very next sentence is "we're ready to recommend the Droidax Power Pack".

Whaaaaaat? I'm glad the manufacturer took time to try to fix their problem, but they failed, and it shouldn't be recommended, if it does what you say it does.

/Kevin

I found one using a search engine for "Galaxy S 3 Battery case) - made by a Co in China- fit tight, and there was one with an option to provide a Flip Cover to protect the Screen- works fine- does run a bit warm when recharging the phone but otherwise works fine- Yes- it is a bit thick etc but for a busy day at a convention with little opportunity to sit arond and charge it up- its a temporary solution - I only use it when traveling or at a convention-

Did you folks watch the video at all? If so you wold know why they can now recommend it where before they couldn't. He yanks on the top left of the SIII and it barely budges a little on the left side but the device does not pop out at all.

This does not of course change how devices like this take a sleek nice feeling phone and make them fatter and much less sleek. Personally I would just carry a spare battery with me charged and change it out if I had to. But I see a decent number of people with these battery pods on their phones nowadays so obviously some people dont care as much about adding the bulk and weight.