We've all been there &mdash away from home and away from a phone charger. Of course your phone is about to die and even more amazing, you're expecting a phone call. Instead of frantically trying to think of a way to get yourself out of that situation, wouldn't it be really nice to take a backup battery out of your bag?
It goes without saying that if you forgot your phone charger, you'd probably forget The Icon, but, we won't go there. The Icon is a backup battery that will help get you out of some otherwise sticky situations.
The Icon is capable of providing up to 3 hours of additional talk time on the 3G and up to 7 hours of talk time on the 2G. In case you aren't worried about actually communicating with anyone, you can listen to up to 18 hours of music or browse the internet for up to 5.5 hours on wifi.
The Icon was inspired by the actual battery life icon that can be seen on any iPhone. The Icon plugs into the dock and begins charging your iPhone immediately. While your iPhone is charging, you can see how much battery life is available on The Icon. You can see the status via the EL film on its front panel (apparently this is the first use of EL film in this format).
We're not sure of the price, but The Icon is available for purchase and can be shipped internationally through TPE.
[via Yanko Design]