We did run a battery test with DX to ensure there were no differences in battery performance between the two cases. In our testing of Meridian, it was able to provide a 99% recharge to a fully depleted iPhone 5. Under the same conditions, DX actually provided 105%. Although somewhat higher, the results are certainly in the same ballpark; it’s impossible to tell if there is more advanced circuitry, or the conditions were just a bit different.…
Mobilesyrup provides news on mobile developments in Canada. They had an article on Square which is a mobile payment system that processes credit cards without the normal obstacles and with lower fees.
No news yet on when Square will be available in Canada but in the Square forums it is stated that it is coming.
Over at the Daring Fireball blog John Gruber has an update on his review of the Richard Solo iPhone battery charger. The 1800 model has a bit nicer design, a locking mechanism for connection to the iPhone, and more power so it can fully recharge the iPhone.
The new battery charger also can charge iPods and has a flashlight and laser pointer capability.
The Richard Solo 1800 sells for $70 US (currently $86.06 + $4.30 GST = $90.36 CDN total) and ships to Canada for free.