Richard|Solo has unveiled a backup battery for the iPhone that has some features its competitors don't—a built-in LED flashlight and a laser pointer. All gimmicks aside, the 1800mAh capacity is good—but I just don't see the value in buying one of these awkward extenders for $70 when you can pick up a more practical case version like the Fastmac iV for only $10 more. [Richard|Solo via TUAW]
If I was even considering buying an extra battery/charger for my iphone i would get one that fits around the phone, so i could use the phone without snapping the thing off. But I would never consider buying one in the first place because my iphone has unlimited battery life. Actually it only lasts a few hours but i would rather have a dead phone than look happy to see everyone.