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Here is Mugen’s 4000mAh Galaxy Nexus Battery, Guaranteed to Ruin Your Sex Life


We like to poke fun at devices that reach “Tank Status,” which means that thanks to massive extended batteries with oddly shaped battery doors that sometimes double the standard weight of the device, they actually resemble a tank in both looks and heft. Mugen’s new 4000mAh beast for the Galaxy Nexus on the other hand, has forced us to create a new category call “Abstinence Status.” And that’s because you could not make it any clearer that you no longer wish to partake in sexual activities with another person should you put this battery and battery cover on your phone. It’s that horrendous to look at. And no, you cannot use its kickstand as either a sexual innuendo or pickup line.

From what I can tell, this battery is not yet available to be purchased, but should be in the next few days.

Cheers Anthony!

  • There’s really no other way to last through the day without some sort of extended battery. I lose 25% Life every hour.  I continuously shake my head everyday at this phone…. This is a must have for me…

  • Tyler

    Whats the point of the kickstand when it should be able to stand up on its side just from the thickness??

  • QtDL

    Thanks for the demo Kellen. I didn’t know you knew Spanish!

  • Kingaremu

    i want one right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    It looks like its a phone inside a phone O.o ….and why is the kickstand on top??

  • Why don’t they make it like the mophie juice pack?  Funny shaped battery is in the normal shaped case and its an additional battery too!  And its not heavy or bulky either.  No I don’t have an iphone but three in my family do and they love it.

  • Eric Franca

    It looks like a tumor. Cue Schwarzenegger “IT’S NOT A TUMOR!” comments.

  • I uh…. I rather like it…
    AND am sexually active 😀
    Just don’t tell my parents.

  • Irrational Man

    Back in my day we had the 
    3500 Seidio battery for the DInc which TRIPLED the size of the phone. 
    You kids don’t know how good you’ve got it when your battery only doubles the size of your phone! Now get off my lawn with your giant phones!

  • Guest

    Great.  Demonstrated by a guy that can’t even install it correctly and snap the cover on.

  • David Elisha

    Still thinner than my TBOLT….

  • C-Law

    too bad the dude destroyed his brand new battery cover. He just smashed the bottom down instead of sliding the bottom tabs in. It even looks like at the end you can see its still not in in the bottom corner.

  • Rfslsf

    Wish Mophie made a juicepack case for GNex. Can’t let iSheep have all the fun!

  • Destroythanet

    I’ll take a Samsung extended battery + standard battery in my wallet any day over the Mugen or Seidio tanks.

  • Mylesh55

    How does a battery that doesn’t look bad at all affect sex life? I don’t and I promise you women don’t say “he has a slim phone, he would be great in bed” or “he has a big phone, he’s unattractive because of it”. If anything wouldn’t women/men love it more if your phone has more power so they can keep in touch with you? And this one isn’t just a battery, it adds a kick stand and that’s something I really missed for my thunderbolt! If I had a Gnex this would honestly be the top of my purchase list.

    • flosserelli

      Mylesh55 = virgin

      Let me school you in the ways of the world.
      1. “He has a big phone, he’s unattractive because of it.” As silly as it sounds, that is essentially what women will think. Women want to be the focus of your attention. If they see you with a phone that needs this much battery, they will immediately realize what you’ll be doing instead of talking to them in the car or while on a date.
      2. “If anything wouldn’t women/men love it more if your phone has more power so they can keep in touch with you?” No, that would be an argument for your mom, since you never call her.
      3. “And this one isn’t just a battery, it adds a kick stand and that’s something I really missed [from] my thunderbolt!” Really? You must be a sucker for late night infomercials…buy one now and we’ll throw in a useless kickstand for free!
      4. “If I had a Gnex this would honestly be [at] the top of my purchase list”. Spend your money however you want, but a battery this big & obnoxious will label you as someone that loves playing with their phone more than interacting with others face-to-face.

      Just sayin’…

    • patapongirl

      Mylesh55: virgin + no sense of humor = forever alone dude.

  • 08/15/2013, the day I can get out from under this crappy nexus and get a real phone, if the iphone5 or may iphone 6 by then is 4g….I’m gone, I need a phone that works right out of the box

    • neilbehl


  • Keii Graham

    This thing is like gluing another Galaxy Nexus to the back of your Galaxy Nexus.

  • Speio

    I’m disheartened that some consumers must resort to something this revolting. I would like to file a mak-a-wish proposal for better battery life: stop the 4g suffering. 

  • Bunie

    I want a battery! Those things are crazy expensive

  • Eazy

    if your game depends on a cell phone, then my friend you might as well either become a eunuch or kill yourself … just sayin

  • nothin like havin a massive battery for a phone that doesnt work half the time

  • Dliuzzo110

    Wouldnt this make it so you could have sex for even longer?? Ohhhh you meant sex with other people

  • N8shon

    All that laughable size and weight, and yet my Razr Maxx is humming along with a 3300 mAh battery at 8.99 mm thick–oh I almost forgot, that’s thinner than the Nexus with the standard battery! Hahaha I kid. I actually like the Nexus, it’s just hilarious to see something this gargantuan. That said, it does actually make sense for someone like a business traveler that needs to have the phone on and ready throughout long flights and other excursions that involve not being near a charger. Personally, if I had a Nexus, I think I would just carry an extra Samsung branded battery or two with me, rather than going for this Mugen monster with questionable credibility. That is, unless of course, you want JDM style!!!!!! LOLOLOL

    • drparty

      The RAZR design is exceptionally well suited for a large scale battery because of the design of the system board. Rather than making one or two boards to fit around a battery they simply made the whole thing one double sided board that was exceptionally thin. Just look at the heatsinks to see how incredibly precise each chip placement is to get it to fit. Thus, with their design they can then make a huge, thin battery to cover almost the entirety of the phone’s surface area. Samsung on the other hand has two thicker boards and one small area fat battery that only increases in depth as it increases in size. So to get a 3300-4000 mAh battery you have to make it ridiculously fat. The RAZR can fit a very large battery into a minimally thick design just because the whole thing can be a battery.
      Check it out at http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Motorola-Droid-RAZR-Teardown/7048/1

      • N8shon


  • N8shon

    Ahahahahahahahaha. Mugen, eh? I haven’t heard that brand name since the import boom of the early 90’s when my friends were importing JDM Mugen Honda parts. 

  • Prickee

    I dunno. Would be a nice backup for those times when no charger is near and I’m ready to check out Netflix or watch a movie. Hmmm I wonder how much?

  • Mugen batteries have been tested as inaccurate, your not getting the mah your paying for


  • Mugen batteries havenbeen tested as iaccurate, our not getting the mah that your paying f


  • This is why Galaxy Nexuses should use condoms when having sex. 

  • Gasaraki

    I want a battery cover with a kickstand…  

  • “Is that a 4000mah nexus in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

  • Mugen lies about their battery capacities


  • MrEnglish

    Screw sex, with a 4k battery, I’ll be too busy with my updates. Damn that’s a huge bitch.

  • Silennte

    I actually just installed this on my GSM nexus and its really not as based as you would think. It fits rather nicely in my hand and doesn’t look too bad. Compared it to a guy that had a rezound with seidio extended battery and mine was still slimmer

  • I honestly expected far worse that what I saw in the video, given your commentary. I think they did about the best they could do with the cover, given the size of the battery. At least it has some roundish styling and the camera hole isn’t just a 90 degree cut-out. If I had a GNex I’d actually consider this thing. Coming from older WinMo devices in the past (6600/6700 on Sprint), this isn’t *that* bad.

  •  I just need a battery to get through a day not a week!!!  Please someone make a 3000Mah battery so it looks close to stock…

  • Babyboy14622

    English please

  • Usmitcboy

    So how about this novel idea: instead of a separate battery & battery cover, it’s all 1 unit. You snap battery on & the battery can actually stretch over the entire phone. You make the depth smaller while increasing the length. It could match the natural hump at the bottom of the phone all the way up & still taper off near the top. Slimmer design, same battery capacity.

    • i have been thinking this for years… first with the extended battery on my OG no idea why they think this is the better option, it makes it a pain in the ass to put into your pocket when you have that random extra hump on the back of your phone.

  • Smeckle

    Galaxy Nexoose

  • tehserver

    Hey, look! A lens hood for the camera. Who would have thought?

    • Peter Kelly

      It makes EVERY picture low light.

  • JohnPA2006

    If you have a need for it, the battery will work for extended times.
    If not the regular OEM extended will get you through a full day.
    The standard, well they should have provided 2 in the box.

    Still love the Gnex either way.

  • Zebra

    Since when does the look of your phone correlate to sex life? 

    And the size of that thing isn’t that much bigger than say, a Bionic with a case on.

    • OhAaron

      Are you kidding me?  The Bionic extended battery looks much better than that abomination! I love the Nexus, but that’s crazy talk.

  • John Jablonski

    It looks like two phones doing it.

  • Kinkster3

    Ruin? Now I can record the entire group sex party without needing to interrupt the action for a battery swap!

  • This is enough of an edge now to go buy the gnex.

  • This is enough of an edge to now buy a g nex!

  • Enigma2u

    Okay let’s be honest here I agree with some of the people here this battery is not that bad … Kellex as a loyal reader and a fan of droid life I request that you do a comparison video between this battery and the seidio battery to me honestly this battery seems much better and I don’t think it’ll fit that bad in the hand I really do think pictures over exaggerate actual real life experience with the battery plus I gotta give points for the kickstand I bet you once u do the comparison video this battery will win out IMHO

    • Bodhiballer

      Yes, somehow the kickstand has given this thing credibility.  It’s almost as if two bad ideas have managed to combine into one good one.  Negative x negative = positive?  😐

  • Baby got back.

    • proph

      yea that thing has a whole lot of junk in the trunk

  • Jarred Sutherland

    Would be nice to have an adult site where posts weren’t like the stuff you discussed in middle school.

    It’s a phone, not a sex status or anything like that. Do you need longer battery life? If yes, buy this or another larger battery. If this stops you from the advances of the opposite sex, it probably wasn’t the phone in the first place.

  • Troll Hunter

    Giant battery says “I may have one of the nicest phones out there (cue indignant Nexus haters) but I don’t have a car or office, because if I did, I could just plug it in to the charger and be good to go.  Instead, I’m a fry cook at the local McDonalds…”

    Also, did you guys see all that empty space in between the rest of the phone and the battery cover?  What the hell are they doing with that?  Why isn’t there more battery goodness in there!??!  I mean, if you’re gonna take a horrible idea and implement it, at least go as far as to push it from the realm of idiocy into the land of the completely insane…

  • I agree with most here, its really not that bad at all. Digging the kickstand.  Sex jokes aside, I think I could definitely rock this.  If a Galaxy Note isn’t too big for my pocket, neither is this.

  • that’s a  big bitch!

  • Russ

    I think they need to improve on the design. The guy was grunting while fumbling around trying to attach the new battery cover. It can’t possibly be as complicated or require as much effort as the video portrays.

  • fallsgable

    I don’t know about any of you all….but that guy was mumbling or something….I couldn’t understand a damn word he said…..

  • Alexander Garcia

    RAZR Maxx. 3300mAh. 9mm thin. ’nuff said!

    • John

      Locked bootloader. Nuff said.

      • OG Droid. Nuff said.

      • Sruel3216

        hahaha this always wins

      • Alexander Garcia

        Who cares about locked bootloaders if you need to impregnate your phone to keep it going.

        • kixofmyg0t

           Can’t like this enough.

        • My Nexus has been working fine for me when I actually work at work, instead of being online all the time.

          • Alexander Garcia

            LOL nice try, but I actually use my phone for my job with 6 email accounts in constant sync throughout the day. But I am glad that you’re not an internet junkie like so many in here.

          • Jacko

            You’ll get a ton more if u put it in airplane mode

      • Jacko

        WGAF bout the  bootloader when it’s , 3300mAh and 9mm thin… like seriously. ’nuff said

    • I agree

  • Davel23

    Is it nfc compatible?

    • proph

      given its size they probably could have squeezed in a satillite phone antenna as well. if that expensive huge thing isn’t NFC talk about fail.

    • BCcowgill

      Pretty sure the nfc antenna is built into the original battery?

  • EC8CH

    That’s like putting a kickstand on an eighteen wheeler.

  • EvanTheGamer

    This should only be used when going camping for long periods of time…and where there are absolutely no girls around in the area.

    But all joking aside(well, sorta), this doesn’t look as BAD as you say, Kellex…could look a hell of a lot worse. It’s definitely a tank of a battery, but not that bad.

  • We might not be getting any, but it the Nexus now looks like it’s getting it on with an HTC Incredible given the size of that cover…

  • jimbob

    You’re implying we have sex lives 😛 :/ 🙁

    • Jdstell

      I like how your smile faces progressively get sadder; “haha just messin with ya smiley” —> “Err, don’t know if like smiley” —> “Forever alone smiley”

  • r0lct

    Hot pocket battery?

  • Rlarson_mn

    Man my Razr Maxx looks nothing like that and glad of it.

    • r0lct

      Glad my Galaxy Nexus looks nothing like that too.

  • brando56894

    Why don’t the manufacturers make the batteries thin and wide, like take up the whole backside of the phone? I’d rather the phone be uniform thickness and be like a brick, rather than have one small rectangular section where it bulges out and makes the phone look like it has a tumor. 

    I bought the extended battery for my Rezound (because it was only $25) and stopped using it after a few weeks because it ruins the look and feel of the phone, I’m only going to use it when I need to.

    • GawkerRedesignSucks

      It’s an aftermarket battery.  They can’t exactly reshape the phone.  They have to work with what’s there.

      • bsnarles

        They wouldn’t have to reshape the phone. The battery could fit in the space currently provided and then have a thinner section cover the SIM card up to the camera or something. I don’t know if this is possible but the extended batteries could be a lot thinner if they could.

        • Rievna

          A lot of things could be if they could.

        • patapongirl

          It’s a battery, not a playdoh. 

      • If droid razr maxx can do it, so can Google/Samsung. Wish they would wake up! its 2012! 

  • Chet Stovepiper

    it’s like carrying 2 phones glued together

    • RobG


    • Jacko


  • Bigsike

    Hmmm why does this not look horrible to me would be very useful in a bad situation.

    • lacokanostra


  • NexusIsBestus

    for longer trips out and about, I find carrying an extra battery is more than enough.  I carry two extra batteries just because I never know when I need to stream a basketball game or two.  But this is just ridiculous.  

  • this actually looks better than the seidio 3800mah. at least this has a kickstand

    • I have to agree. I don’t hate this as much as I expected to.

    • duke69111

      I thought the same thing. 

    • Speedyrulz8

      I agree, this looks much better than most extended batteries I’ve seen for phones. Still don’t know that I’d get one, but it looks ok.

      • Noyfb

        Aww, His Galaxy Nexus is pregnant, good for them.

        It does look way better than a seidio

    • Liderc

      Agreed, looks better than the Seidio one for sure.

    • It’s GSM only….the Seido is CDMA only Two very different battery shapes. Both make the phone hideous.

  • Azndan4

    It looks a lot better than my oem HTC extended battery did on the thunderbolt

  • Hey fat girls…err…phones need love too

    • RedPandaAlex

      But they gotta pay?

  • Chris Kirby

    I’ve seen a lot of these tank like accessories for iPhone used in places like car dealerships…where i’m sure they are literally on the phone all day and need it to last. But i just couldn’t’ bring myself to use one of these. In the case of the gnexus, i would just carry an extra batter with me…problem solved.

  • Christopher Bement

    Just have sex with the phone. Battery will last long enough to vibrate a few hours.

  • I would rather carry two spare batteries…oh wait…I do.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    Still thinner than my 3DS + circle pad combo…

  • Michael_NM

    Birth control battery.

  • I’d say it’s good to have if you are on a lengthy flight or have long periods of time of being unable to recharge. I know quite a few people who are like this & end up having two phones.

  • sylent101

    Jesus just carry your damn charger around its not hard.

    • brando56894

      Not everyone is by an outlet 24/7.

      • What about a car charger?

      • Mark Wilk

        Get one of those external battery packs.

  • galaxynexusprime

    Having no phone would be better than walking around with that monstrosity. 

    • Obiviously your vanity is your largest trait.  Is your phone for work or play.  Sounds like you don’t need it for work in which case you would drool for it.  I guess your drooling for partial daily use helps you look so appealing.

  • Is there really a market for huge batteries like this? I can’t imagine people want to change the profile of their phone this much just to talk for 20 hours straight.

    • I have no idea. Obviously there is some sort of market for it or they wouldn’t produce it. Then again, LG also thought people wanted a device like the Vu which we know will never happen.