iPhone Battery Gadget

A Full Review of iPhone Battery, a Free System Monitoring Gadget

Screenshot of the iPhone Battery Windows 7 gadget
iPhone Battery Gadget.

iPhone Battery is one of my favorite system monitoring gadgets for Windows. The iPhone Battery Windows 7 gadget displays your current battery level - that's it - but does so in the most attractive way I've seen among similar gadgets I've looked at.

The iPhone Battery gadget is one of only two gadgets that I keep up all the time on my Windows 7 laptop.

Note: The iPhone Battery gadget works in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

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Pros & Cons

The main benefitsĀ of the iPhone Battery gadget is that it's simple and attractive:

Pros:

  • Very easy to use
  • Choice of several very well designed skins (one of which is the iPhone battery)
  • Three battery size options
  • Supports standard opacity levels

Cons:

  • Few configuration options

More Information on the iPhone Battery Gadget

Here are some more details on this Windows gadget:

  • Three battery sizes are supported in the iPhone Battery gadget - you have the choice between small, medium, or large
  • iPhone Battery gadget shows remaining battery level in the same attractive way as the Apple iPhone does. For example, the battery will appear full when the battery is fully charged
  • Gadget includes "real life" skins as well, including a Duracell battery, an old-fashioned dial, and more
  • The five standard Windows gadget opacity levels are supported. In 20% increments, you can choose anything from 100% to 20%
  • Just like with other Windows gadgets, you can attach the iPhone Battery gadget to the sidebar on the desktop as well as make it sit on top of all the other windows you have up

My Thoughts on the iPhone Battery Gadget

The iPhone Battery is an excellent battery indicator gadget. It's simple and attractive with little in the way of extras - something I appreciate in a gadget.

As far as its functionality, the iPhone Battery Windows 7 gadget works just fine. Of course, there are plenty of battery monitoring gadgets out there that work just as well. You'll be downloading this one simply because it looks cool, which is as good a reason as any.

The iPhone battery skin is spot on. I see no difference in the two battery icons when I put my iPhone up to my monitor to compare. This was very well done. If you're an iPhone fan, you'll really appreciate this skin.

Aside from the iPhone battery skin, there are several other really great ones too like a Duracell battery, an old-fashioned dial, a blue sphere, and some others. I'm a big fan of photorealistic graphics, so this gadget really is one of my favorites.

iPhone Battery is a free download from Softpedia. See How to Install a Windows Gadget if you need help.

The iPhone Battery gadget is without a doubt your "best looking" gadget option for battery level monitoring in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

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Other Gadgets Like iPhone Battery

The iPhone Battery gadget is perfect for keeping an eye out on your battery levels. It's not full of features and it's nice to look at. However, if you're looking for a system monitoring gadget that's a little different than this one, see this list of other Windows 7 gadgets.

Some examples of other free Windows system monitoring gadgets include DriveInfo, margu-NotebookInfo2, and System Control A1.