Last Updated: September 25th, 2012

Smartphones are the new portable gaming systems. And MP3 players, point & shoot cameras, calendars, on-the-go email machines, and social networking devices. Simply put, smartphones work hard for us. As a result, the battery drains quickly. Oftentimes too quickly.

That's why Seidio is offering up three 3,500mAh extended batteries and three desktop charging cradles for the Galaxy S III to three lucky readers.

The Goods

As stated above, we have some battery/charging cradle combos to give away. But what exactly are they?

3,500mAh Extended Battery

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If you find yourself running out of juice halfway through the day, this is the battery for you. And at 3,500mAh, this baby should nearly double your battery life. Since it brings so much juice along for the ride, it's larger than the stock battery. No worries, though - it comes with the back plate to match.

The version that we have for this giveaway is the non-NFC variant. If that's something you simply must have, you can always buy one directly from Seidio with NFC built-in.

Desktop Charging Cradle

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With that all-day battery life, you'll need a proper way to charge it, right? For that, there's the Desktop Charging Cradle. This is a sleek and practical way to juice your phone up while still being able see it. Definitely convenient for those who use their device as an alarm clock. The dock is also wide enough to accommodate most cases, so you won't need to undress your phone every night before charging it.

How to Enter

The contest is now over. Here are the winners, chosen at random:

  • Stud Muffler
  • Michael Kahmann
  • Prince Dela Cruz

Congratulations - you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

This giveaway is available to those who live in The United States and Canada.

Hit the Rafflecopter widget below and drop a comment answering the question. That's it.

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The contest begins now and will run until Tuesday, September 18th at 12:01 AM ET. At that time, the winners will be randomly selected and notified shortly thereafter.

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • eugene downing

    Would love to have the desktop charging cradle. The S3 could use a better battery.

  • http://twitter.com/MscTch MscTch

    ...Checking my Soundcloud app & streaming the latest incoming music. YouTube of course & running Spotify throughout the day.

  • JWolf_PDX

    My GS3 and I are inseparable. I am on it nearly constantly and I leverage it's full power every day on my long train commute back and forth to work. I also use the camera for taking photos at events. This can take a heavy toll on battery usage particularly when the events last all day. This would really help to give me that juice to make it all the way through.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jas.lopez.10 Jas Lopez

    Hopefully a battery that size would carry me thru my ten hour work days. Have to wait and see

  • scott

    still playing tons of sentinel 3 it drinks battery with a hose not a straw

  • acer1096xxx

    My battery life is no where as good as I wanted it to be =

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sebnotic Sebastian Patino

    I stream Pandora a lot, and while the battery is great, there's no harm in extra battery life.

  • isis2012

    My Samsung Galaxy Slll gets me thru work, but doesn't make it thru the evening. I also notice if you are an area with poor reception it makes the battery burn faster. This battery pack would be greatly appreciated for an overall rounded experience with this super phone!

  • ggndt

    Previous phone was an i snore, I can't put this phone down. An extra battery would be great! Just love the SGS3 love love love.

  • Pattmyn

    Need that ally ay goodness to keep up with my work dayand the cradle to show it off at work.

  • Edwin

    I use my gs3 all day everyday to keep up with news and stay in touch by phone or sms.

  • Charlie T

    Whether I'm browsing reddit, connecting with friends on facebook, or streaming music from Google Play, I'm always in the need for some extra battery juice!

  • Zach Child

    More battery life on my SG3, count me in!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheryl.brees.7 Cheryl Brees

    I love my Galaxy SIII and learn something new everyday. Longer battery life life would be great.

  • spydie

    OK this is cool. My battery needs a boost

  • Jason Luk

    thanks! i really need the extra juice boost!

  • Jeremy

    Well I keep finding myself getting to almost a day but not fully. Too much email and to many games, and too much streaming of movies and music across my gorgeous S3 screen.

  • govenar

    Looks cool

  • John O’Connor

    I use this primarily as my business phone. I'm glad to see they finally have an extended battery as I've purchased seidio products in the past for numerous devices. My only question is will the extended battery fit into the various car dock out there?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001578678199 Kenji Yamamoto

    Extra power is always appreciated.

  • drblythe

    I need the extended battery to help bring peace to the world!

  • http://twitter.com/ERHSAII Kent Gibbs

    I probably use my Galaxy S III more than any other phone that I've owned. The screen size, processor speed, memory and so much more, make this more desirable to use. I use it for everything! I usually have to charge it twice a day, so an extended battery would make my world much easier.

  • Dustin Schneider

    Always need extra browsing time.

  • Steven S

    there's nothing worse than being low on juice just as you're about to have phone/skype sex ;)

    extra battery and dock please!

  • fireproof34

    I use this for work email Gmail playing real racing w and gps as well as radiou iheartradio and my mp3 collection. I have cpu set to on demand but still fi d that by the time work is done I'm at 10 percent t or so. I need at extended battery so I don't have to charge my s 3 until bed time or may be even go a hole 24 hours with out plugging in.

  • http://profiles.google.com/pbooker117 Phillip Booker

    I just ordered my GS3 but I would love to add this too it. Thanks in advance

  • benegessrit

    Being homeless, I don't have access to electricity all the time. The longer I can go without the need to recharge, the better.

  • MJBigDeal

    I love gaming but it sucks the life out of my battery.

  • Sagar Shah

    This is just in time, because just got my s3, and I need a good case.

  • Steven Galay

    This would be a great case for me. My phone is my workhorse.

  • corrina

    my Galaxy 3 is always drained within a few hours. work play work play work work work.... i just wanna play more.... need more juice

  • http://gplus.to/questioncom victor sanchez

    Since I'm always on lte, I need all the juice I can get. I actually use my phone, not like most people

  • JD Foster

    This would be great for those days when you know you won't be anywhere near a charger most of the day!

  • Jesus Guajardo

    i want to win...

  • HotInEER

    I'll take one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryanmfhughes Ryan Hughes

    I use this lovely piece of technology nearly every minute of the day, and sometimes even when I'm sleeping. I use it for everything from SSH and IRC to just listening to music and watching YouTube videos with my kids. I've been on a tight budget lately, so I've not been able to make the investment into an extended battery yet. If all that doesn't convince you, my birthday is next month, and this would make an excellent birthday present. Plus, that cradle would look great on my desk. Haha! Thanks!

  • Matt H

    I am a tester for rom and kernel development for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy s3. I am always testing and reviewing roms. I need this battery to better serve the Galaxy s3 community. This would be a great help.

  • PudgyPanda

    Lots of videos suck my battery

  • http://twitter.com/rtorres81 Ricardo Torres

    Use my GS3 for everything :(

  • dominic

    love the site.I could use the extra juice cause i just recentky started up my small business and run rverything from my phone. from banking and fedex tracking to scanning inventory tto tweeting bout new deals.

  • Leo

    My S3 is my main computing platform. I also have a six year old XP laptop for when I need something larger but I use my phone for pretty much everything. Banking, internet, gaming, calculator, lists, email, tracking my food, maps, camera, (alarm) clock and a whole bunch of other things. Oh. And sometimes I make calls with it.
    Sometimes my phone lasts all day. Particularly if I am at home and have ready access to charging. It is when I am on the road that I run into problems with battery life. ie, when I most need a battery to last.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.mccloy.39 Bob McCloy

    My S3 does everyrhing I expected and mpre. It's fantastic....

  • Troy

    Awesome looking accessories!

  • Jose

    I need two phones to answer all the emails I get from work while on the go

  • Dan

    Nowhere near enough juice to get me through a heavy phone use day... Which is every day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tanmoydb Tanmoy Db

    Youtube, Games, and Taking snaps all day long. :)

  • wheineman

    I would just like to win this for a friend. He got an SGSIII because I recommended it, and is always upset with his battery life.

  • Dillon

    My phone has completely replaced my laptop. I could definitely use more battery to help me get thought the whole day, even though mine generally lasts till 11pm!

  • Keva

    I go to work and go school and usually never have time to charge my phone. By the time I get to the bus stop on my way home, it's dark and my phone is always dead. My family gets worried when I don't let them know I'm safe >_<

  • Dina

    Doing this for my daughter who never learns How to take time and charge herself or her phone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tidavis83 Tiffini Davis

    My samsung galaxy s3 has offically replaced my computer!!! I use it for everything!! I listen to music, watch netflix, play games, watch youtube, look up basically anything I want thanks to google, always on my facebook, instagram for my million pictures, and even use as a GPS!! This phone is my everything!!! And extra life would be a lifesaver!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jblumho Justin Blumhorst

    I use my S3 as a tool for work, so if it doesn't work, I don't work:-)

  • Lloyd

    I use my S3 to tether internet to my Nexus 7 for about 6 hours during the day, then come home and use Allshare apps to control my TV. The S3 has amazing battery life already, but an extended battery from Seidio would make it so I wouldn't need to worry about my battery until I went to bed at night. I've used Seidio batteries in the past and love them. Thanks Android Police and Seidio for the great giveaway.

  • http://twitter.com/_ThaNerd_ _ThaNerd_

    I never win, imagine I actually win the iPhone5, still good since I can sell it and get something Droid...

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Winners posted!

    • Stud Muffler

      Thanks you!

  • Dean

    Lol, stud muffler

    • John O’Connor


  • Douglas Lee

    love one

  • Bandage

    Tough call on which I'd pick tho...love the build quality of the One, might lean in that direction.

  • Eric Geders

    I'll take the HTC one please. Mostly for the way it looks and the front facing dual speakers.

  • Joe Brown


  • Mgarnold86

    I have a HTC Rezound on Verizon and I'll be blunt. It is the worst phone I have ever had. The battery life is ATROCIOUS, and with the extended battery the phone is the size of a brick and just about as heavy and I still can barely get a full day out of it. I need a new phone bad and I am way to broke to even think about saving for another phone and still have a year until I can upgrade. Gods of chance, take pitty on a poor fool who bought the wrong phone.