By Andrew Liszewski
I’m not advocating that a company should just go out and blatantly steal another company’s idea, but it happens, so you might as well swipe a good one. For the most part this Kensington PowerGuard is your run-of-the-mill battery pack case with a 1200 mAh lithium polymer battery good for about 4 more hours of talk time, 5 more hours of video playback and up to 22 more hours of music. It’s also got a microUSB charging and sync port which is nice, volume buttons allowing you to press through to the iPhone 4’s own set and an LED battery life indicator.
However, it’s the addition of nothing more than a thin slit on the back of the case that makes it most interesting. All you have to do is jam a credit card (or any sturdy card) in there and bam! you’ve got an instant stand that works in portrait or landscape orientations. The PowerGuard case has an MSRP of $59.99, but hopefully they’ll make a case-only version featuring their brilliant ‘Card Stand’ technology.