Dexim P-Flip™ Foldable Power Dock for iPhone

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dexim%20p-flip%20Dexim was kind enough to send me one of their new Dexim DCA132-B P-Flip Foldable Power Docks to review. One of the things that had already caught my eye about this device as something that might be cool for travelers is the pictures I had seen of the iPhone (or iPof Touch) being used as a travel alarm plugged into the P-Flip running their free P-Flip clock app.

Charger

The main function of the P-Flip is to recharge your phone and it certainly does that providing a 2000 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery that:

  • Provides up to 8hrs Talk time
  • Adds 15hrs of  Video
  • Adds 15hrs of Game playing
  • Adds 60hrs of Music

Drawbacks

The very design that makes it an interesting bed side alarm also means that this is not a device that will fit comfortably in your pocket while it recharges your phone. This dock is designed to be stood up on a desk or flat surface.

Trick

If you do want to use this as a clock radio as they show in the pictures then you do have to know how to keep your screen from going to sleep. To do that go to the Auto-Lock in your General Settings and change the time to Never (with thanks to @Allocentric). But don’t forget to change this setting back when you put it in your pocket to preserve your battery life.

Conclusion

I do think this can be a useful device for travelers and it will make its way into my backpack. I would not get this particular power dock if what you are looking for is extended talk time because you plan on holding the phone to your ear for 8 more hours. On the other hand… I would not recommend you spend all day on your trip on the phone anyway.

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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