iPhone 5 Battery case Review: Protect Your Precious with the Best iPhone 5 Battery case

The iPhone battery cases are designed to keep your device protected from scratches and if possibly even more damaging risks.

Best iPhone 5 Battery Case

iPhone 5 Battery case is a solution that promises to double or triple the hours you are currently getting on a single charge..

Where To Buy iPhone 5 Battery Cases

So, how do you know which iPhone 5 Battery case to buy?

Top iPhone 5 Battery case Reviews

Getting the most out of your pricy iPhone 5 with a battery case is an investment that really pays off.

Meridian iPhone 5 Rechargeable Extended Battery Case

The iPhone 5 Battery case you’re planning to buy should also feature extensive battery life and give your smartphone some protection from scratches and scrapes.

Friday, March 29, 2013

New Battery Case For iPhone 5 Released By iKit NuCharge

iPhone 5 users looking for a new method of prolonging the life of their batteries, will be happy to hear that a new device was released by iKit NuCharge. The company claims this product is far better than the ones that have been available on the market until now because it makes the battery lasts several hours more.
iKit NuCharge Battery Case Picture

Improved performance is not the only advantage that the battery case has to offer. The design of the accessory has also been praised by customers who have tried it. The case doesn’t have to be connected to the phone all the time, so it is easier for users to get access to the speakers and the headphone. The camera is not covered because the case has been provided with a hole that enables owners to quickly take pictures even when the smartphone is charging.

Unlike other similar devices, the current battery case does not have an incorporated charger. The case is constantly placed on the phone and it is connected to the NuCharge only when the device starts running out of battery. The iKit NuCharge looks like any other stylish case produced for iPhone 5; it is slim and comes in various metallic shades, so you won’t notice any difference after you attach it to Apple’s handset.

The manufacturer of this battery case was aware that the smartphone becomes too heavy when the accessory is attached to the iPhone 5; therefore, users can remove the battery when the phone is fully charged. The phone is still very thin when the battery is removed, even when the cover is attached. Our measurements have shown that iPhone 5 is 11 mm deep with the iKit NuCharge, whereas with other types of covers it is 9 mm deep. It is, thus, safe to assume that using this battery case will not change the aspect of your smartphone.

The iKit NuCharge has been provided with some interesting features, as well. The one that I find particularly useful is the kickstand that has been embedded on the back of the case. It is perfect if you want to watch videos, but it only works in landscape mode.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The iKit NuCharge iPhone 5 Battery Case Review

It’s harder and harder to select the best iPhone 5 battery case since accessory makers are releasing cases one more appealing than the other. It seems that iPhone 5 accessory makers have finally acknowledged users’ interest in products that are actually delivering added features for the hefty price. The iKit NuCharge iPhone 5 battery case is the latest power and protective accessory to join the market and it brings features that are quite appealing for the $59 price tag.

Every maker is going to market its iPhone 5 battery case as the best one ever made. There’s just no other way around that, and the tech specs and reviews for the iKit NuCharge case do place this product top of the list, right next to Mophie’s Juice Pak Helium and the iBattz Mojo Hi5 case for iPhone 5.
iKit NuCharge iPhone 5 Battery Case

The iKit NuCharge features an interchangeable battery pack and case with smart covers in different colors and textures. The best looking ones are by far the Brushed Leather Smart Covers. Now, in terms of width and overall design, the iKit NuCharge isn’t your common iPhone 5 battery case. First of all it is MFI certified (Made for iPhone) and for good reason: the standard case is slim an beautifully designed, whereas the battery pack is attached to the back and charges your iPhone 5 via a discreet built-in cable that does not bother the user when using other ports. Also it features a kickstand on the back that will make photography and video playback much, much easier.

The iKit NuCharge iPhone 5 battery case is made from hard plastic and although it doesn’t cover the top and bottom edges of your device or the glass front, it still remains a top notch choice. The battery pack comes on the back and it can double the life of your iPhone 5. The 1900mAh Li-polymer battery adds 8 hours of web browsing and talk time, 10 hours of video playback and40 of audio.

The best feature of this iPhone 5 battery case is definitely its slimness. You can easily slip in the device with the battery pack on in your pockets and it won’t look weird at all. The case is 10.9mm (T) by 61mm (W) by 125.6 mm (L) whereas with the battery pack on it adds to 16.7mm(T). By the way, according to the producer, the battery was designed so it won’t heat up in your pockets or hands.

The White NuCharge with Silver Aluminum Cover and Clear Snap Case sells for $59. You can get the basic and add four covers of your choice for $79.
For more information please visit www.kickstarter.com

iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank Case Review - iPhone 5

At CES 2013, there were a lot of new iPhone 5 battery cases introduced to the market, each more appealing than the other. iBattz released its own share of power and protective accessories for iPhone 5 and some of them are by far the best we’ve seen (so far). The Mojo Refuel for iPhone 5, Mojo Armor for iPhone 5 and the Mojo Hi5 Power Bank are products that will definitely appeal to your needs.

Mojo Hi5 Power Bank battery case for iPhone 5 features, like all the others in the line iBattz released earlier this year, an interchangeable battery. The product features a high capacity 2500mAh battery and an overall case that provides great protection for the adventurous user. According to the iBattz press release it is “ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, students and anyone that needs a battery case that will withstand the elements and power on the go”.
iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank Case Pictures

Even if iBattz’s Mojo Hi5 Power Bank iPhone 5 battery case is made of plastic it still remains one of the best looking power accessories available today for Apple fans. The case snaps-on quite easily around the sides of your device and comes in two colors: total black or white, each one with a tribal pattern on the back at the top and at the bottom of the case. However, like the uNu case, this will also leave your iPhone 5’s top and bottom edges exposed and since it is made from thin plastic, you should still be careful with it.

The back shells also feature three holes, one at the top and two at the bottom which are used to connect the detachable battery pack, which looks so sleek thanks to the metallic case. The case with the battery on is 125.7 by 60.4 by 18.2 mm and weighs 76.5g, and while it might not be the world’s thinnest iPhone 5 battery case it is one of the best looking.

The Mojo Hi5 Power Bank case packs a 2500 mAh Li-Ion battery that will double the iPhone 5’s standard battery life. It basically adds to the fun another 11 hours of web browsing and 10 hours of talk time. The Hi5 battery pack charges your iPhone 5 two times faster than the standard 500mA USB power output and can also be used to charge other mobile devices via the USB cable. The USB to Lightning port cable isn’t quite elegant, but it is easier on the eye than other products.

For $79.95, the iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank iPhone 5 does pretty much everything you’d expect from a battery case, although in terms of protection and slimness there are better products available.


The Powerskin Battery Case for iPhone 5 Review: Price, Power and Design

Like a few others, Powerskin, too, decided to release its next-generation battery cases for iPhone 5 at CES 2013. The accessory maker introduced three new iPhone 5 accessories: the PowerSkin Pro, the PowerSkin Hybrid Battery Charger and the PowerSkin Battery case, each with Lightning connectors and able to double your iPhone 5’s average battery life.

PowerSkin Battery Case is an ultra-thin case for your iPhone 5 that comes with an appealing feature for improved grip. The back case panel has an angular shape which helps the user get a better grip of the phone, whereas the 1,500 mAh internal battery will add up to 6 hours of talk time and another 8 on Wi-Fi. According to PowerSkin, this battery case will increase your iPhone 5’s battery life by 70 percent.
Powerskin Battery Case for iPhone 5

In terms of design, PowerSkin’s battery case for iPhone 5 looks pretty classic and conventional. In fact for the user who is interested in fashion forward accessories, this battery case is not an option. It is the thinnest battery case PowerSkin has ever released so far, “adding only 0.3 inches to the phone” at 2.5 (L) x 65 (W) x 5.1 (H) inches. On the other hand, the sharp edges of the battery case can make it a bit uncomfortable for extensive use, since these will dig into your palms. Also the case covers the volume and On/Off buttons but since the silicone is soft you can use them without problem.

When it comes to protection, PowerSkin’s batery case can provide shock-proof protection, being made of a “revolutionary one-piece silicone [and] soft-touch case slides” that wrap “effortlessly around your mobile device”. That means it can protect your iPhone 5 against dust and moderate shock.

The iPhone 5 PowerSkin Battery Case accessory packs an in-built 1,500 mAh internal battery that recharges your smartphone via a microUSB that connects to the Lightning port. The iPhone headphone jack is quite recessed and while you’re getting a 3-inch pass-through headphone extension, if your normal headphones have a thick or angled plug you should start looking at other battery cases for iPhone 5.

On the overall, there’s not much the PowerSkin Battery Case for iPhone5 brings new to a market that is overflowed with all kinds of designs, features and battery options. Given all these there’s quite a hefty price for the PowerSkin standard battery case for iPhone 5. For $80 there are many other battery case options available that are better in terms of protection, design and added battery life.
For more info please visit www.power-skin.com

Friday, March 15, 2013

Top 5 Awkward iPhone 5 Cases

Gadgets are never true gadgets unless they come with the flashiest accessories to signal their presence. Take, for instance, the following five iPhone cases that no sane person would ever use to cover his or her smartphone with.
The PowerFlask
the powerflask

Although there are many accessories that users can resort to in order to prolong the battery life of their smartphones, some ingenious manufacturers thought a PowerFlask was just what was missing from the equation. As the name says it, the PowerFlask is a separated device that has the shape of a flask and may be connected to the phone to recharge it.

The Booty Call
the booty call battery case

Apple made a huge mistake assuming their buyers were geeks. What their public really wants, judging by the Booty Call iPhone case is to press a round pair of buttocks against their cheeks every time they make a phone call. We should not jump into conclusions, though; much like in real life, the flesh-colored case does a great job as airbag protection.

The Hand Case
the hand battery case

The name of this iPhone case could mistakenly lead you into comparing it to some creepy character from the Adams family or the like. Well, me at least. Yet, the case, designed by the all so lonely Japanese manufacturers, is as romantic as it can be. Creepy, yet romantic, especially if you’re into boyfriend pillows or inflatable dolls. A human hand seems to come out of the back of the iPhone so owners can finally hold their interlocutors’ hands during phone calls. Plus, it’s a great phone console for less clean surfaces.

The Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard
the cube laser virtual keyboard battery case

Nothing says “I’m a self-conceited hipster with an iPhone” like a cube laser virtual keyboard. This accessory is as useful as a bucket of water in the ocean or as a pile of sand in the desert and as creative as… me on a Friday evening. There are tons of keyboard apps for iPhone and iPad devices and yet, some Apple buyers prefer to carry a battery consuming cube so they could project a Star Trek-like keyboard on their desks. Nobody can tell whether the cube functions because a laser ray coming from the dark side fried their brains.

The Romo Smartphone Robot
The Romo Smartphone Robot battery case

Romo’s origin has not been unveiled, but there’s something about it that makes us assume it is a Japanese invention. I was about to say the robot doesn’t do much, but then I realized there are plenty of pranks you can play on someone with this gadget. Just think about it: it only takes a smartphone (actually two smartphones, because Romo is a smartphone, too. Weird, I know, but that’s just how engineering is) to get the robot to scary girls and even film their underwear during classes. And a world of unlimited revenges against teachers/parents/bosses/you name it unveils…

Monday, March 11, 2013

4 Must-Have iPhone 5 Cases in 2013

Whether it’s for fashion purposes, or solely increased protection, buying a case for your iPhone 5 is something you should definitely put on your to-buy list. Snap-on cases with design that allows for additional accessories or fashion forward cases are great to make sure your precious device remains in top-notch condition.

CES 2013 was the event where iPhone 5 accessories of all kinds took over, even if Apple hasn’t bought an official booth here for decades. It is Apple’s new Lightning Connector in iPhone 5 that has all accessory makers releasing new and compatible cases and jackets and CES 2013 was the perfect time to show off the new product.

1.    Case-Mate Crafted Collection Prints line cases
Case-Mate is one of the most popular iPhone accessory maker and for iPhone 5 the company has released a sleek-looking Snap-On Case with two levels of protection and beautiful artwork by beloved artists and designers. The standard Toughcase for iPhone 5 and Prints case costs $50.00 and will provide premium protection for moderate to high impacts. Artwork for iPhone 5 cases is provided by Jessica Swift, Amy Sia, Todd Carpenter, Sebastian Murra and Lou Kregel.

2.    BoostCase Protection Jackets for iPhone 5
CES 2013 wasn’t all about snap-on cases, theater stands and battery hybrids. BoostCase introduced a line of fashion forward jackets for iPhone 5 that are definitely going to appeal to both the owners interested in protection and in making a fashion statement. Made from silicon studs, the BoostCase protection jackets are compatible with any of the company’s Snap Case for iPhone 5.

3.    Smallworks BrickCase for iPhone 5
If you’re interested in cases that will help you fully customize your iPhone 5, consider investing $24.99 in a lego-inspired case for iPhone 5 released by Smallworks. It offers a great platform for building all kinds of things with lego pieces, but will also keep your device properly protected. The Smallworks BrickCase is made from tough ABS that can withstand moderate to high impact shocks. It will survive the occasional trips to the floor.

4.    BoostCase iPhone 5 Snap Case
For the iPhone 5 owner interested in getting the most out of their device, BoostCase’s Snap Case should do the trick. This is one iPhone 5 case with a highly functional design. The back panel features several tiny dots that are used to connect accessories such as a wallet, a kickstand, a hand strap and even a battery pack.

Your iPhone 5 Deserves to Wear the World’s Thinnest Case

When it comes to protective cases and jackets for iPhone and iPhone 5 in particular, most owners hate the boxy feel and the increased width their sleek device gets. A lot of cases today do make it look like iPhone has gained a few “inches” all around, but iSkin’s case promises to keep it as slim as possible. Your iPhone 5 deserves to wear the world’s thinnest case but doesn’t this mean less protection?

It might have been CES 2013 that was the highlight of the iPhone 5 accessory releases, but companies have been announcing better and better cases long before and after the event. Each maker tries to woo consumers with artistic design, tough protection and added functionality, as there’s so much appeal for iPhone 5 battery cases, but iSkin is aiming for what everybody wants: a slim iPhone 5 case.

iSkin says Linkase is the world’s thinnest case, with a width of only 0.4mm, 126.7 mm long by 9.97 mm thick by 61.4 m wide and 18g in weight. According to the company, the world’s thinnest case will deliver puncture and scratch resistant surface protection as well as design that will make you proud to show off your iPhone 5 and the new case.

“With every detail carefully measured and considered, Linkase wraps around your phone seamlessly while staying slim and elegant” writes iSkin’s description of its new case for iPhone 5, promising “better communication, with style”.

Made from pure polycarbonate ploymer iSkin Linkase for iPhone 5 features shock-absorbent rubber raised bevel on the front to protect the screen and on the sides to make it easier to install it. On the inside it features a multi-layered and non-slip leather coating that makes it look quite smooth.

The best feature of this iPhone 5 case isn’t that it is so slim. It is the EMW technology that catches the eye, particularly for a product that costs less than $50. EMW aka electro magnetic waveguide is a technology that improves Wi-Fi reception to a significant level. According to iSkin, the EMW technology in its iPhone 5 case will boost Wi-Fi signal by 50 percent.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

uNu Extended Battery Case for iPhone 5 Review

iPhone 5 has become more than just a fashion statement. For most owners, iPhone 5 is part of their everyday life, reason why many of them are quite keen on protecting the device from scratches and damaging impact. According to a survey by ABI, 75 percent of iPhone buyers also purchase a protective case. Although not yet just as significant, the number of iPhone buyers interested in battery cases for iPhone 5 is ever growing.

Apple’s 30-pin Lightning connector as well as the faster processor and the 4G capability have boosted the interest for iPhone 5 battery cases, as more and more owners are interested in ripping full benefits of a quite expensive device. iPhone accessory makers have attempted to offer the end user products that deliver the best of two worlds: protection and extra power.
uNu Extended Battery Case for iPhone 5

The uNu Extended Battery and Ecopak Detachable Snap-On Case for iPhone 5 is amongst the accessories that caught our eye most at CES 2013. In terms of aesthetics, the uNu Snap-On case and Extended Battery for iPhone 5 is probably one of the finest there is. Both the protective case and the extended battery are rather easy on the eye, as opposed to some boxy-looking battery cases.

The case is 15mm and on its back features three holes needed to attach the battery pack. The only downsize to this iPhone 5 accessory is being made of plastic. There’s not much you can do with plastic to make something look better than metal, so if you’re interested in getting that nice sleek look, consider the metal-encased iBattz iPhone 5 case.

The uNu Extended Battery Case packs a 2500 mAh battery that can double the battery life of your iPhone 5. It is manufactured with a USB port built into the battery case which makes it possible to share the power between any USB powered device. Also it’s eco-friendly, using a lithium polymer battery that “can be swapped between any Ecopak product”.

uNu’s Ecopak Detachable Snap-On Case + Extended Battery doubles the battery life of your iPhone 5 and provides moderate protection as well as satisfactory design for $80. The battery case will start shipping as of next month and it is currently available for preorder. The best part is being able to detach and attach the extended battery only when it’s needed, so the overall case remains light and slim.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lego-Inspired Bricked iPhone Cases from Smallworks Are All the Rage

CES 2013 was all about iPhone 5 accessories, both in terms of protection and design. Accessory makers have tried their best to combine durability and protection with a sleek and functional design. Each case maker had a different vision of how that should look like, products varying from fashion forward to highly functional and playful.

Since CES 2013 was lush with iPhone 5 accessories, it’s worthwhile taking a few minutes to read the reviews of some of the most popular cases released during the event. There’s quite a significant bunch that will sweep you off your feet, so you’d better know which will give you the most bang for your buck.

Smallworks introduced during the event the iPhone 5 BrickCase inspired by Lego. They were quite the rage at CES 2013, offering the hip iPhone user an accessory that’s fancy enough, durable and playful. Not to mention how great it works as a gift for the Lego fan. You can “build, modify, play, then take your own LEGO creations” with you.

Smallworks says their iPhone 5 BrickCase will “support any Lego brick experiment you care to dream up” and pictures have already proved the limits of this building platform are only those of your imagination. Even the colors of their iPhone 5 case have been selected to match that of the Lego building blocks.

Leaving the fun part aside, Smallworks Bricked iPhone 5 case does keep your device protected while offering full access to all buttons and features (volume and mute buttons, flash, lightning connector and camera lens). The BrickCase is made from tough, high impact ABS that can withstand shocks when it slips from your hand or pockets down to the floor. So while you’re having the time of your life reinventing iPhone with Lego, your device is protected against scratches, chips and dirt. Plus it keeps the device’s screen off the table while you’re playing with your Lego.

The Smallworks Bricked iPhone 5 case costs $24.99. You should definitely give the glow in the dark version a chance if you’re a case collector.

There are so many iPhone 5 cases going around that most profile sites haven’t had the time to review them properly. This might be the first Smallworks Bricked iPhone 5 case review to be published so do give us your feedback.

Boostcase iPhone 5 Snap Case Hybrid Presented at CES 2013

Being so pricey, iPhone 5, iPad and iPod Touch now need power and protection accessories that can keep up with the owner’s pace. “We’ve gone from being a luxury to being a necessity. Your life is held within that device, and if you damage that, the downtime is crippling” explained Otterbox’s Philip Hicks about the huge appeal iDevice owners have developed for accessories.

More like ever before, this year’s CES was all about the iPhone 5 and iPad accessories. From battery cases to fashionable jackets, apps, stands and all sorts of “gadgets”, CES 2013 was without a doubt the catwalk for some of the most impressive cases yet. Boostcase’s iPhone 5 cases presented at CES 2013 were all the rage with sleek design, an artsy touch and improved protection.
Boostcase iPhone 5 Snap Case Hybrid

Boostcase is one of the most popular iPhone accessory maker but it was this year’s CES that convinced everybody they’ve got skill and vision to deliver iPhone 5 cases that will pertain even to the hippest owner there is. Both Mashable and CNET were so impressed with Boostcase’s new iPhone 5 cases that immediately ruled them as top of the iPhone 5 accessory market offer at CES 2013.  Mashable said Boostcase’s iPhone 5 Metallic Studded Jacket is one of the most “Fashion Forward Tech Accessories”, whereas CNET ruled in favor of the Arthur iPhone 5 cases, which made it in the “Top New iPhone 5 Cases” list.

The Boostcase iPhone 5 case has been available for quite some time now but CES introduced new jackets, accessories and functionality that swept everybody off their feet. Boostcase began selling the Snap Case for iPhone 5 as of last November but continues as a top success. With Boostcase it isn’t the degree of protection that its iPhone cases can provide, but the sleek design that all its products enjoy.

Snap Case for iPhone 5
isn’t just pretty looking, it is also extremely functional. For the iPhone 5 case, Boostcase changed the big hole at the back with several tiny dots lining the backside of the case. These are not just for the looks. These dots help you connect all kind of “accessories” to your iPhone 5. For instance you can attach a battery pack, a wallet, a kickstand and even a hand strap.

The Boostcase iPhone 5 Snap Case Hybrid is one of the top choices when it comes to power accessories for Apple’s smartphone. It’s not as sleek looking as the simple Snap Case, but it does work quite well. It delivers a 2,000 mAh battery that recharges your iPhone 5 in an hour an half and keeps you mobile twice as much.

ZeroChroma Theater-Stand 360 VarioClear Case Review for iPhone 5

ZeroChroma Theater-Stand 360 VarioClear Case Review
This year’s CES brought a lush of accessories for iPhone 5, each more eye-catching and fashion forward than the other. Even if Smartphone Experts’ Joel Martin says soon enough iPhone 5 users will eventually end up with dozens of cases in their collection, cases are not exactly affordable purchases. Some are priced around $25 – $30, but most are priced way over $50, particularly if you’re looking for a power boost too.

As the market of iPhone 5 accessories is now flooded with dozens of products, for the buyer on a budget a case must offer sturdy protection, increased functionality and a design that matches Apple’s. The appeal is significant since a pricey investment such as iPhone 5 needs to be kept out of harm’s way. And then there’s the huge amount of data that most users keep in their iPhones. Any damage might potentially cause you to lose a huge part of your life.

While most iPhone 5 cases add color and texture to the device, ZeroChroma’s VarioClear 5 keeps your device protected while showcasing its sleek design. “All iPhone users face the dilemma of wanting to see the design aesthetic of the phone, but needing to protect it at the same time” the company explains. “The Vario Clear for iPhone 5 allows users to do just that, with the added bonus of our signature integrated Theater-Stand 360” adds ZeoChroma CEO Brian Le Gette.

In terms of functionality, the VarioClear case for iPhone 5 provides a theater-stand 360 that gives the user 11-angle selections, orientations such as portrait and landscape, making it a lot more comfortable to watch movies, play games, browse the internet and use FaceTime. The stand is anti-slip proofed thanks to a rubberized layer, whereas the outer bumper of the case gives protection against moderate shocks. On the inside, the case is lined with a soft material that protects it from scratches.

The VarioClear iPhone 5 case makes it easy to access the 30-pin dock connector, the speaker and microphone, as well as the ring/silent switch, the volume buttons and the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The best thing about this case is the feel. Pressing the buttons with the iPhone still in the cover feels just like the right thing.

The ZeroChroma iPhone case also has a wrist-strap built into it. Varioclear for iPhone 5 costs $44.99.