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.

  • http://profiles.google.com/davidbsunshine1 David Sunshine


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sergiu-Tutunaru/575249143 Sergiu Tutunaru

    would be nice to have it...

  • John

    I need more juice because I'm a power user - through and through. That is all.

  • Gary .

    I would like to win this for my daughter who texts like crazy and barely gets the day out of her S3

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesgeevarghese James Geevarghese

    More battery to check Instagram and Twitter all day long!

  • WalCs

    I'm at school all day and sometimes the regular 2,100mAh battery just don't cut it! This 3,500mAh battery combined with the original should do the trick!

  • Christal Vassilyadi

    text all day!! and the granny apple game got me hooked!!!!

  • vwbeetlvr

    I love juice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Deathwalker6669 Nik Pereira

    I text all day, as well as run my entire business of my phone. My wife also has the S3 and she helps run my business as well. I have to charge my phone halfway through the day, but I live my S3

  • Patrick

    Comment here?

  • http://www.facebook.com/zizo79 Aziz Nebbaki

    I need one of these for work...

  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

    sometimes there are long days and no charging cables

  • http://twitter.com/bizdady Bizdady

    Can never have too many batteries!

  • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

    Playing Fantasica all day when you have no school really drains the battery x) gotta recharge twice a day.. I can only imagine what this'll do for me when school starts.

  • http://twitter.com/trav1sty William Thresher

    Social media, Streaming music and Dead Trigger destroy my battery in about 6 hours. I would love to be able to make it a full day.

  • Brandon

    Would let me use my phone at night as an alarm comfortably, or at work to keep it juiced up for home.

  • http://twitter.com/T_VASS Trevor Vass

    I need more juice for texting and playing games all day!

  • Scott H

    Text & games are the addiction I need to have supported!

  • Garrett


  • Dima Aryeh

    Sending a billion texts a day with massive screen on time is no good for battery. Even a big one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/t3hwookiee Jessica Turner

    Could watch more videos during the long boring work day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MeinbenutzernameistMrLoper John Loper

    I would really like it for when I am on a Scrubs marathon on Netflix.

  • http://twitter.com/ShadowVariable Leeban Ahmed

    I need dis because mah phone dies all the time! I listen to a lot of music and my SIII is my main player :p

  • Anthony TImoti

    I would love to be able to browse the web longer, youtube kills the battery pretty quick too.

  • David Rosen

    because i live on my phone all day long and i'd be so so happy if i won :-)

  • troy mckinley

    I work t0o much using my sg3 so I just started recently trying to change that by installing games and by battery and free time have taken a beating.

  • Sh13

    I work in construction and there is no easy place to charge my phone on the job sometimes

  • DOUG H

    I can't use my wifi at work because twitter is blocked.... So naturally my battery is taxed during my hours of tweeting and reading Android Police.

  • Sam Xi

    Too much temple run drains my battery!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=639737455 Chris Wright

    All day at work or school and I need to make sure I've got plenty of juice left

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504131085 Tony Mihelich

    Dr. Emmett Brown: Hey, hey, hey! Keep rolling. Keep rolling there.
    [Marty raises the camcorder]
    Dr. Emmett Brown: No, no, no, no, no, this sucker's electrical, but I need (3) 3,500mAh Extended Battery And Desktop Charging Cradle Combos to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tonycerdais Tony Cerda

    I like turtles

  • Josh Murchie

    Life is unpredictable and on any given day you might need more battery capacity than you usually do and to get left high and dry with a dead phone sucks when you might need it the most.

  • GuidZilla

    I use a lot of screen time so more battery life would be very beneficial.

  • thepublisher

    I work on gmail ALL DAY LONG, and text, listen to music, surf my favorite sites (AndroidPolice included of course), take pics and video. My phone is on more than its off during the day. Love the S3!

  • Ron Lamb

    Do a lot of of texting and I enjoy having my Screen nice and bright

  • http://www.facebook.com/kris.sandberg1 Kris Sandberg

    I need more battery!

  • http://www.facebook.com/larry.lepard Larry Lepard

    I really need this!

  • terrorbyte

    Wifi Tether using 4g. 'nuff said

  • Lewis Bohannon

    My Sis-In-Law would LOVE this!

  • ScottyByrd

    Would be a great addition to my S3

  • Moose Moose

    Games, games , games...need more juice!

  • Keyan X

    This would definitely improve the alraedy awesome strength of the galaxy S 3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=714859472 Rajvir Singh

    This can definitely handle Shadowgun, Nova 3 and Dead trigger action all day long...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=726526677 Carlos Flores

    Hi Android Police, I need the battery.

  • http://www.civin.org Stuart Conover

    This would be for my wife who is addicted to tower defense games... oh and actively uses it for e-mail for work most of the day... but lets be honest it's the tower defense games that drain the battery ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Phillips/509488364 Lee Phillips

    Nothing clever to say or see here, I just want it, nothing more.

  • Nichols705

    I LOVE my Galaxy SIII, I would LOVE the extended battery for when I'm on the go all day and don't have time to charge it. My husband and I are running our own photography business and we are all over the place!! :) XXXX crossing all my fingers I get this!!! Plus I LOVE AndroidPolice, you guys are so good at keeping us informed!!

  • coggy9

    I need more juice so I can stay in Google+ Hangouts when away from my PC.

  • SF_Steven

    I use my phone ALL DAY instead of working...texting, tweeting and watching videos during meetings. This would give me peace of mind that I'll have all the juice I need to avoid work completely. Or not.

  • nazrac123

    S3 with more power and accessories.. Who Wouldnt want this!?

  • Luis Velazquez

    This would be great for my phone more time to play in my day by day thank you for the opportunity XD

  • Chris Payne

    Cool. Cool cool cool.

  • VishalSheth83

    Would love to have this because I'm constantly on my phone during my breaks at school (and during classes as well). The extra battery power would help me get through the day and night. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/supahsoniko Phillip Huynh

    My dad keeps complaining about his battery dying too fast, this might help him quiet down, lol.

  • http://twitter.com/KhensU Randall Donald

    my wife drains my battery tethering :(

  • Edwin Tablada

    This would be a wonderful way to stay connected past 2pm on a regular day.

  • Chris Taylor

    Thanks for the great stuff and info.

  • Aaron Godfrey

    Have a comment! I'll have a battery! Yay!

  • http://wyldtek.com/ wyldtek

    i like tacos

  • btod

    I'd like to win something for a change...

  • Rence12

    Mmm, massive batteries.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=780124281 Mike Starling

    Give me more battery life :D

  • wolfkabal

    Tired of being tethered to a USB cable. Help set me FREEEEEEEEEEEE!

  • McLean Riley

    I need more juice because I am constantly on my phone and do not want to plug it in all the time.

  • Robert Hicks

    Between spotify, calendar, mail, bluetooth, and podcasts my battery is toast by 3pm. Having a 3800 mah battery would rock my world.

  • Julius Besser

    Need it because it looks cool on my desk

  • Z33KtheG33K

    I would love one of these because my battery is always being drained by trying out all the apps you guys review.

  • http://www.facebook.com/smiley.smith83 Smiley Smith

    I'm always on my playing games, on Facebook, Flipboard, and texting. I get stuck in waiting rooms a lot. Thank you for having these great giveaways.

  • David Thom

    I've got grandfathered unlimited data on my Verizon GSIII, and boy do I use it! Streaming videos, music, and even downloading large files through Dropbox drains my battery like nobody's business.

  • benkoala

    I drain my battery playing games whilst I poop...

  • nuke3ae

    I really like the charger dock. I have been considering buying that for a while now. Would be really useful because I am on the phone all day for work.

  • Matt

    These look Sweeeeet!

  • jeremytfsp

    would be so great if i had it

  • http://twitter.com/SeanPR11 Sean Roycroft

    Nice giveaway I could definitely use this.

  • Noah Eisenbruch

    cheaboiiii lets gettit

  • http://www.facebook.com/Galacticangel Jami Rose

    moar minecraft and coding.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tiom7 Artyom Melkonyan

    i use my phone as my own device with inet games etc..:)

  • http://twitter.com/MyndMayze John

    I can't seem to put my phone down.

  • manuel del rio

    Man being at the work 8hrs a day I really need this juice for my phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/andddlay Andrew Black

    Woo android!

  • Lashawn

    My s3 seems to die down thru the day, I work with troubled kids and have a family, my phone needs to be charged without me having to just sit in one spot, I need to be able to move around and I think this extra kick of a battery would just be a plus for me , Thanks Android Police

  • http://www.facebook.com/tbone2299 Tyler Leach

    I hate my job so I need my phone to have enough juice to get me through the day. Those Damn Noodlecake games also take up to much of my time.

    Boom goes the dynamite

  • Sandeep Sandhu

    4G_LTE on Verizon kills S3 battery in 8 hours. I need this baby for real!!!

  • http://twitter.com/mr_biggzz Mr. Biggz

    I need this for when LTE finally comes to Sprint in Philly.

  • Ethan

    Unlimited data + Battery = No Juice :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710826586 Ernesto Harler

    To surf the intertubes all day!

  • Alex Boro

    I need this when LTE for AT&T comes to NJ

  • Travis Faulkner

    Netflix plain and simple

  • Andrew

    I just can't stay away from Dead Trigger! I blame you Android Police (and your great review) for getting me hooked on this awesome game and consequently my constant need for recharging

  • jammer

    I need it because I'm a giveaway junkie. I haven't gotten my fix.
    I also want my phone to be heavier and bulkier.

  • Ron

    I lIke that Tony likes Turtles

  • http://www.facebook.com/Faithner Danial Kappus Seidler

    The battery would be great as Im constantly running wifi apps, and testing network connections. The Dock is just an added bonus so save on desk clutter (some what)

  • John

    Keeping track of my e-mail and tweeter feeds makes me wish I had more battery for I won't run out during the day

  • Jared Meyers

    One word: Netflix

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2200074 David Lee

    Need it to keep Google Maps' navigation on for 3+ hours a day.

  • http://profiles.google.com/blauds Brian Lauderdale

    Love my S3, this would just make it better

  • Stud Muffler

    When you away from a charger for a whole day you always need some extra juice.

  • Matt palmer


  • Steve Tu

    Need more juice because my screen's on all the time, and you never know when you need more battery life :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719314646 Curtis Bigelow

    Music all day!

  • Zach Ramaekers

    This phone is so fast I just cant put it down. I use it for everything!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-P-Odegard/100001104129904 Michael P Odegard

    They make great batteries. I want one of these :)

  • EdsonDJ

    I need it for those days when I can't charge my phone for a whole day.

  • Brandon

    I need more JUICE because my shiny new Galaxy S3 is the only thing that keeps me sane and awake at my boring job! I am on the thing all day. I sprung for a 2100mAh charger just to charger it faster. This combo would make my day that much better because I could use my phone all day without the fear of a dead battery. Seidio makes great stuff and I have been using it since my HTC Hero. I recommend it to all my friends and family. Thanks for the consideration for this awesome prize!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rob.watkins.7 Rob Watkins

    I could use an extended battery. The normal one is pretty good, but a little more never hurts. This would keep me away from the plug a little while longer.

  • Doan

    Between work and class, the only time I get to charge my phone is overnight. This would help greatly.

  • serrastone

    I'd love to have this, with as oc'd as I keep my S III, it would come in handy. :P

  • Daniel

    I need an extended battery so that my phone lasts with bluetooth on all day so that it can stay connected to my Metawatch!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carol.c.fleisher Carol Conway Fleisher

    I am online all day looking for work. I'm a substitute teacher and assignments are posted online_first.come first serve. Kills my battery all day hunting for work

  • http://www.facebook.com/eatonjb Eaton J. Blumenstein

    I could always use more juice. is thee going to be a case for this phone, perhaps it will work with bumpers?

  • Mb

    I use my phone all the time! Totally need an extended battery

  • Mike_Cook7

    Perfect for my hiking using mytracks and camping over night.

  • Stephane Boisvert

    This might push me over the edge to get the phone, combined to all the peer pressure at work from all the former iPhone users now lording their new SIII's around. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/jarrett.davidson Jarrett Davidson

    Longer battery life would be awesome. More time with McPixel!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Waldrip/620162274 Daniel Waldrip

    I need more music youtube time...

  • Christopher Daley

    I use my gps and music all day in my car as im driving to appts 6hrs of a work day. An extended battery would be super helpful so I dont have to keep my car charger plugged in. Thanks!

  • Marius

    Could one ever have enough juice??
    I am overall satisfied with battery life of this phone, the only problem comes when I am tracking my bike rides with Endomondo, usually away from a computer, wall socket or car charger, and it fails to take me through the day.
    I never won anything, hope I'll win this one.

  • acer1096xxx

    I'd have more time to play games on my gs3! :D

  • Adam

    I like mah.

  • http://about.me/pmen Paul Méndez

    My mom will love this for her SIII. She's always making day-long trips to model her dog on fashion shows and her SIII's battery can't keep up with her.

  • http://www.swehes.com/ Hans-Erik

    I would like some extra juice for my SGS III

  • Juan Guerrero

    This is an awesome gift and it will sure come in handy on road trips and on those really extra long days at work!!!

  • Rhys Bowen

    I travel a lot with work and have a family back home who I contact a lot to talk to. My battery always dies and I can't charge it in the lorry. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6706714 Ofir Fatal

    Here goes, please pick me!

  • Chris_S2020

    I'm constantly texting through out the day, constantly checking g+ and gaming between doing those. Sgs3 has finally made gaming on Android worth it for me :)

  • http://about.me/patrick.connelly Patrick Connelly

    could really use this

  • sassyone

    I would be able to watch Hulu and Netflix as well as listen to music throughout the day without having worry about my battery dying!

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    If you give me one of these I will be the belle of the ball.

  • Milind

    The one weak link in smartphones today. Looking forward to a week long battery. Until then use an extended battery.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kingleojames Leonard Beltran

    iphone 5 sucks

  • ahaltcj

    Could definitely use some more juice in my SIII. Apparently I spend too much time playing GTA3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.wsy Kevin Wong

    So I can prepare and present longer without needing a charge in between while preparing my class. Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronmarkey Ron Markey

    Too much email!

  • http://www.facebook.com/princesation Prince Dela Cruz

    I need more juice just in case a certain someone texts/calls me

  • Outrager

    I like long battery life.

  • http://twitter.com/ltbakken Landon Bakken

    My Galaxy S3 sure seems like it has replaced all other devices for me. The price I pay for all that use, is BATTERY

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    I use my GSIII for everything!

  • Kris

    I need the JUICE!

  • Ahhk

    Need extra juice because my kids are always sucking bandwidth with their tablets (hotspot)

  • moon

    sounds good

  • George

    More... More... More power.... Hahahaha

  • roninpenguin

    I take tons of videos and pictures of my 3 year old girl which can make me worry about not having the juice to get through a day at the zoo.

  • Parshva Shah

    I use my phone everyday the entire day. I am addicted to it. But my battery doesn't keep up with it. I need some more juice!!!

  • http://twitter.com/tony_byatt Tony Byatt

    me, Me, ME, MEEE...

  • Max Chiu

    I'm a power user and definitely need more powerrr!!!

  • phorq

    hot dang, I need both of these!

  • Steve

    Superfy my phone and make it have more juice? Sounds good...

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexslx Alexandre Leites

    I want to have a power ranger.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zoneofsorrow عبدالعزيز العتيبي

    i would love to have one
    because i dont have enough money to buy it.