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.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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

iPhone 5 is one of the most popular smartphones in today's market, but its popularity isn't because of a cost-effective price. iPhone 5 is one of the most expensive smartphones one could buy, but that hasn’t stopped millions from making such a pricy purchase. But with such a pricy investment, making sure no accidents will shorten its life expectancy is the best way to protect your financial resources on the long term.

The iPhone battery cases are designed to keep your device protected from scratches and if possibly even more damaging risks, as well as extend its battery life. iPhone users have been browsing for the best battery case ever and if they had a favorite for the previous smartphones, when it comes to iPhone 5, there’s some updating you need to do with your favorite battery case producer.
iPhone 5 battery case , iPhone 5 external Battery case
iPhone 5 Battery Case Overview

Choose from our top iPhone 5 Battery cases review, the one that matches the top-notch design of your device

The best iPhone 5 Battery case has to meet a lot more requirements than iPhone 4 battery cases. Since we’re talking about a pricier smartphone, you’d expect Apple to be even more careful with the exterior parts. But as it turned out, iPhone 5 is made of a much more durable material (aluminum), but that’s not scratch-proofed. However, the design is just as top-notch, so the iPhone 5 Battery case you’ll choose should be just as hip as the original back panel on your precious device.

Previous iPhone battery cases are not compatible with iPhone 5

You might attempt to use some of the older versions of iPhone battery cases, but resist the temptation since there’s no good that could come out of that. The battery case for iPhone 5 has to be designed so it matches the Lightning connector on your device. Apple has changed that for its newest iPhone, switching to an 8-pin adapter connector that requires a special kind of chip, that only Apple has the patent for. So, it’s a good idea you choose an iPhone 5 Battery case designed by a company that has Apple’s official OK.

Buy an iPhone 5 Battery case that extends your device’s battery life

Most iPhone users spend hours and hours with their device, checking out Facebook and Twitter, reading blogs and shopping online. And then there’s the chatting, the video calls, 4G LTE connectivity, Instagram and tons of other apps and games that impact the iPhone 5’s battery life differently. So getting more juice out of your iPhone 5 is an essential requirement. A battery case can extend your iPhone 5 battery life to almost double or triple of what you’d normally get on a single charge.

For now at least, the best iPhone 5 Battery case is the one launched by Shenzhen Esorun Technology Limited Company. The Esorun iPhone 5 battery life has been given Apple’s official authorization called MFI certificate, so it matches the new Lightning dock. It’s a fashionable battery case with a built-in 3000mAh Li-polymer battery you can charge using a Micro USB port with 5 pins.

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

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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Full Review of the iBattz Mojo Refuel Removable Battery Case for iPhone 5

There’s a bunch of questions a full review for an iPhone 5 battery case should answer. Does it actually offer protection? What about the price, is it better than others’ products? How about the case’s design? Does it match the sleek iPhone and is it fully functional? And by how much will it improve iPhone 5’s battery life? We’ve tried to answer all these questions in the full review of the iBattz Mojo Refuel Removable Battery Case for iPhone 5.

The iBattz Mojo Refuel Removable battery case for iPhone 5 is just the last battery case for iPhone 5 to be released. But what makes this particular battery case for iPhone 5 stand out from the crowd? There are literally dozens of products available in the market today, all promising to prolong battery life and provide good protection and impressive design. For the buyer interested in taking the best purchasing decision for their precious device, browsing the offer of battery cases for iPhone 5 might feel a bit confusing.
iBattz Mojo Refuel Removable Battery Case for iPhone 5

In terms of extra power, iBattz Mojo’s Refuel Removable battery case for iPhone 5 promises 250 percent more that what you getting from the device’s standard battery. The company is advertising its product as being “the world’s first removable power solution for iPhone 5” which means you’re getting “boundless power” and “full protection against impact and shock” as well as “a slim, snug fit profile”. The iBattz iPhone 5 battery case uses standard 2200 mAh I9300 battery modules with long time recharging span, whereas lithium ion are commonly limited to 300-500 cycles.

iBattz says its battery case for iPhone 5 is eco-friendly, since the battery replacement feature makes it possible to charge only the battery and not the entire battery case. This means your device’s battery life is limited only by the number of battery modules you can carry with you. If you’re in for a long time away from any charging modalities, that’s a perk to definitely take into account.

In terms of design, the iBattz battery case for iPhone 5 is 0.62 inch in height, 5.51 inches in lenght, 2.48 inches in width and weighs 0.17 pounds. There are two theme colors available silver and red. 

The iBattz Mojo Refuel Removable battery case for iPhone 5 sells for $90 on Amazon, that’s $10 less than Mophie’s. The package also contains a micro-USB charge and sync cable, two battery modules, two bumpers and a quick user guide.

Boostcase Hybrid for iPhone 5 Review

iPhone 5 is not an affordable purchase. It becomes a precious investment and needs to be kept that way until Apple’s releases the next best thing and owners start reselling their smartphones. But besides protecting the device against scratches or worse, there’s an issue many iPhone 5 users did not expect to experience with such a costly purchase: the rapid drain of battery. That’s where iPhone 5 battery cases become a viable solution, offering both protection and extra power.
Boostcase Hybrid for iPhone 5 review, pictures, preview

The recent CES 2013 event was a great time for iPhone 5 battery case producers to show off their latest products. Boostcase was all the rage with its Hybrid Snap Case for iPhone 5. It has actually topped the list of the most fashionable and techy accessories presented during the event for iPhone 5 users. Mashable decided the coolest case there was Boostcase’s Metallic Studded Jacket and it’s hard to argue with that although the company has many, many other jackets for the snap case that are just as appealing.

BoostCase Hybrid is a great accessory for iPhone. It’s most likely the best in terms of design and functionality. It combines a case and a battery with a very appealing design and convincing quality. BoostCase Snap Case is particularly designed to fit Apple’s iPhone 5 and adds to the table a new fix: instead of the big hole at the back, the new case features several tiny dots all along its backside. These tiny dots are not just for aesthetic reasons. These allow the user to add to the case all kinds of accessories, including a battery pack and a wallet, as well as a kickstand and a hand strap.

Like everything BoostCase makes, design is key, although the BackPack Battery product isn’t exactly all that good-looking to begin with. The battery applies on the back of the BoostCase Hybrid SnapCase for iPhone 5 and it can prolong its battery life to twice as much. It packs a 2,000mAh battery that can recharge your iPhone 5 in about an hour an half and there’s still something left for other devices. It charges your iPhone 5 using Apple’s Lightning-to-USB cable or a short micro USB cable and Apple’s micro USB to Lightning adapter.

The design however remains more appealing that most of the similar products available today. The BoostCase BackPack Battery compatible with the iPhone 5 Snap Case is relatively small, easy to fit in a pocket and quite thin compared to other products. A Snap Case sells for about $35 with handstrap and stand included, a Metallic Gunmental studded jacket will set you back almost $40, whereas a Hybrid BoostCase will cost about $80. Add another $49.95 for the backpack battery.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

PowerSkin PoP'n iPhone 5 Battery Pack - Pros and Cons

PowerSkin has released a new iPhone 5 battery pack named PoP’n which has immediately drawn all users’ attention. The battery case is available in US for $79.99 and it does a pretty good job at saving and recharging the smartphones battery.

PowerSkin PoP'n iPhone 5 Battery Pack
The design of the new battery pack from PowerSkin is the aspect that distinguishes it from the rest of the cases available on the market. The 24 suction cups provided on the back of the battery case have been installed to allow the PoP’n to stick to the back of the iPhone 5. The case of the battery pack comes in two colors, black or white, and it is made out of a shiny, glossy material. The 2000 mAh battery is enclosed in the case, whereas the Lightning connector is placed on the U-shaped connector at the bottom of the pack.

The U-shaped connector is very useful because it gives owners the possibility to use the battery pack to recharge many other iOS of Android based devices they may have at home. That is because the connector may be replaced with a 30-pin Dock Connector or a micro-USB A or B connectors.

The PoP’n case is very easy to install on the back of the iPhone and after a few seconds your mobile device should let you know that it is being charged. Once your phone has been completely charged, you can easily remove the PoP’n pack in spite of the suction cups that prevent the case from getting detached from the phone. Unlike other battery cases, PowerSkin’s PoP’n pack needs not be constantly placed on the phone; you can simply use it when your device runs out of battery, let it charge the phone for several hours and then, get back to the original iPhone 5 design.

In the end, there are both advantages and disadvantages for those who plan on buying the new battery pack from PowerSkin. The benefits would be that you can use it to recharge other iOS and Android based devices, not just the new iPhone 5. Moreover, the unique suction cups give users the possibility to attach the battery pack both on the phone and the battery case.

The products have been purposefully created for Apple devices, so they are certified by the Cupertino company. The downsides, however, are the fact that the battery pack will not stick to devices made out of leather or soft fabrics and the fact that the glossy case tends to get dirty.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case Review

Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case
iPhone 5 might be a great piece of technology but the battery life issue does make it hard for a buyer to enjoy this device to its fullest extent. With this iPhone release, Apple introduced the infamous Lightning connector which not only made previous iPhone accessories useless but it also caused a huge delay in the market, as new iPhone 5 battery case products failed to make it to the shelves.

The Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case is the first iPhone 5 battery case to actually market. Or at least that’s what we’ve been promised. For the moment the Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case for iPhone 5 is available in pre-order and it will start selling in Apple stores as of February 19. This makes the Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case the first of almost a dozen iPhone 5 battery cases that actually gets Apple’s OK to market.

Reviews for the Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case agree it is an iPhone 5 battery case that will definitely satisfy the user, at least from an aesthetic point of view. Their battery case for iPhone 5 is about 13 percent thinner than the version the company developed for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. That one was called Air, this one is called Helium, because Helium is lighter than Air. The battery case is 0.59 inch thick and weighs 2.4 ounces, whereas the overall case is 5.49 inches long.

The Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case has cutouts that allow you to use the iPhone 5’s camera lens as well as the Power and Volume buttons. The headphone jack however is quite recessed, but the manufacturer introduced a 3.5mm extender so you can use your favorite headphones without issue. The case comes is silver or dark metallic and it is made from durable plastic with small silicone bumps on the inside so that the iPhone 5’s aluminum back panel won’t scratch.

Mophie’s battery case for iPhone 5 houses the Lightning connector on the inside, down at the bottom, whereas on the outside users can use a micro USB port that connects into the Lightning one for charging and syncing. These are actually two parts that snap together quite easy, not to mention you won’t have to spend money on a Lightning connector compatible cable.

In terms of power, the Mophie Juice Pack Helium case isn’t top of the market. It adds to iPhone 5’s 1,440 mAh in-built battery enough boost for 7 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 30 hours of music playback, 7 hours of movie watching, 6 hours of cellular browsing. On the overall, according to the maker, the Mophie Juice Pack Helium case will prolong your device’s battery life by 80 percent.

The 1500mAH battery inside the Helium case for iPhone 5 does deliver enticing results, but it’s not the most powerful iPhone 5 Battery case announced. Since it is the first announced to actually start selling as of this month, paying $79.95 for 6 extra hours of battery life for your iPhone 5 does seem like the best solution momentarily.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

iPhone 5 Battery Case Review: Meridian iPhone 5 Rechargeable Extended Battery Case

The iPhone 5 battery life is without a doubt worse than the iPhone 4’s. Something is definitely draining the battery faster than ever before and whether it’s the network connectivity, the apps or even iOS6, one thing is for sure: you need an iPhone 5 Battery case more than ever before.

To begin with, the iPhone 5 Battery case you’re most likely going to buy, should be compatible with the new Lightning connector on your device. But it should also be light and small enough to fit in your shirt’s pockets without ripping the stitching, otherwise you’re going to find yourself holding a several hundred dollars smartphone that looks like one of the bricks that we used to drag around 20 years ago. 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.

You are probably trying to figure out which iPhone 5 battery case you should buy. Well, preorder, since most iPhone 5 battery cases won’t start selling before December 24th. By the way, the reason why it takes so long for iPhone 5 battery case producers to release these accessories is because of a chip shortage at Apple’s Foxconn. 

Lenmar and Shenzhen Esorun Technology Limited Company have each produced an iPhone 5 Battery case. Both priced under $100, these iPhone 5 battery cases are available in preorder, because of Apple’s chip shortage. Each producer promises their battery case will not only protect the back panel of your iPhone 5 from scratches and scrapes but will also double and even triple the battery life on a single charge.

Lenmar’s iPhone 5 Battery case sells for $99.99 on Amazon (in preorder) and according to its tech specs it should double the battery life of your smartphone. The black rubberized case packs a 2200mAh Li-polymer battery that seems to gives access to all your ports and buttons while protecting the aluminum back panel of your iPhone 5. The producer promises the 2200 mAh battery will “double your talk, text and surf time”.

There are three colors to choose from Rubberized Black, Metallic Red, Glossy White. To be fair, from the looks of it, the Glossy White battery case looks most in line with iPhone 5’s design. It also features a LED power indicator for batter power level, as well as an on-off option.

If you’re preordering the Lenmar Meridian iPhone 5 Rechargeable Extended Battery Case take into account there’s nothing in the product description about an Apple MFI certificate. Shenzhen Esorun however is officially certificated by Apple to sell the iPhone 5 battery case accessory.

So as annoying as it is, preordering your iPhone 5 Battery case isn’t as hassle-free as it should be, because there aren’t that many actual reviews and comparisons available apart from the information producers have released. But you’re most likely going to take the risk and order a new iPhone 5 battery case even if there aren’t comprehensive reviews (bug reports, actual handling etc) to help make up your mind, so at least be certain what you’re buying is the best available.

Top iPhone 5 Battery case Reviews

A lot of people have been reporting battery issues with their pricy iPhones, whereas even more are not at all satisfied with how the battery life handles heavy usage. The bottom line is that with such a pricy investment, you need to know your device will handle your app usage, video playing, chatting, Instagram and Tweeting and everything else. The multifunctional solution is investing in an iPhone 5 Battery case that will protect the back panel from scratches and scrapes and extend the battery life, all at the same time.

Getting the most out of your pricy iPhone 5 with a battery case is an investment that really pays off on the long term. That and learning which settings in your smartphone’s device can extend your battery life, are the kind of tricks that will really give you the chance to fully enjoy the perks of owning an iPhone 5.

Since Apple changed the Lightning connector on iPhone 5, older battery cases aren’t any good. But the new iPhone 5 Battery cases haven’t actually made it to the store shelf, due to a patented chip delay at Apple’s Foxconn. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read reviews and know beforehand which iPhone 5 Battery case is going to fit your needs best.

We’ve browsed the iPhone 5 Battery case market and from the looks of it, the best or most promising one is that produced by Esorun. It promises to triple the battery life on your iPhone 5, while protecting the back panel from scratches and scrapes with a very functional design. The battery case can turn your iPhone 5 in a movie player thanks to a stylish support frame. From what tech specs are indicating, you can charge this iPhone 5 Battery case using a Micro USB 5-pin connector, so there’s no need to buy a new one. The Esorun iPhone 5 Battery case costs less than $60.

Brando Power Jacket is an iPhone 5 Battery case review that works with the charging port of your smartphone. Unlike Esorun’s 3000 mAh Li-polymer battery, Brando Power Jacket packs only 2000 mAh so it’s not going to add that much power. This iPhone 5 battery case looks pretty slim and light, but you never know with such an accessory if it will fit in your shirt pocket without ripping the stitching. It gives access to the top part of your iPhone but you won’t be able to sync data while you’re charging the device in the battery case.

The other iPhone 5 Battery case we looked at is one produced by Lenmar. Meridian iPhone 5 Rechargeable Extended Battery Case for iPhone 5 is a 2200mAh Li-polymer battery in a black rubberized case that promises to give access to all ports and features of your iPhone (camera, volume, power button). Lenmar says the 2200mAh Li-polymer battery doubles your iPhone 5’s battery life. It sells for $99.99 (on Amazon) but like most other iPhone 5 battery cases, it hasn’t been released yet.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The iPhone 5 Battery case That Promises to Triple Battery Life

For the millions that invested several hundred dollars in an iPhone 5, having battery issues is extremely frustrating. This isn’t the kind of problem you’d expect from Apple or from such a pricy gadget. For those looking to extend their smartphone’s battery life, an iPhone 5 Battery case is a solution that promises to double or triple the hours you are currently getting on a single charge.

You can try and get more juice out of your iPhone 5 by going through every little setting in your iPhone 5’s menu, or invest in an iPhone 5 Battery case, which in all fairness isn’t such an expensive investment after all. In most cases, producers of iPhone 5 battery cases promise their product will double or even triple your battery life. These battery cases for iPhone 5 allegedly do that for less than $100.

If you’re looking for the best iPhone 5 Battery case you’re going to have to browse through dozens of products and look for those that are MFI certificated. It’s going to be hard to identify the best battery case for your iPhone, since most of the iPhone 5 battery cases haven’t been released yet, because of a chip supply delay caused by Apple itself.

Looking at what the market has to offer, the best iPhone 5 Battery case seems to be that produced by Shenzhen Esorun Technology Limited Company. It was supposed to come out in November, but the release was postponed and only a few “samples” were made available. The Esorun iPhone 5 Battery case is compatible with the new Lightning dock on the smartphone, having been officially authorized by Apple to sell it via a MFI certificate.

The battery case for iPhone 5 produced by Esorun is designed to protect the back panel of your smartphone from scratches and scrapes while extending your battery life considerably. The case features a built-in 3000mAh Li-polymer battery that promises to triple the battery life of your iPhone 5.

The producer says the Esorun iPhone 5 battery case is a great accessory for your smartphone not only because it can triple its power, but also because of its top-notch quality and support that easily turns your device in a movie player. The battery case can be recharged via a Micro USB 5-pin connector.

This iPhone 5 Battery case looks very promising, at least from the advertorial. We will have a review and performance tests made available as soon as we’ll get our hands on an Esorun iPhone 5 battery case.

Despite the expensive price tag, Apple’s iPhone 5 has been giving users a lot more headaches than imagined with such a pricy investment. Leaving alone the Apple Maps fiasco, a huge number of users have been complaining about battery life issues with iPhone 5. Most unbelievers say it’s the users’ fault for not knowing how to manually select and unselect all kinds of options in the iPhone 5’s internet connectivity, notifications and antenna menus. A battery case however ensures you're not running out of power when you need it most.