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iPhone 5 Battery Cases, Five of the Best

iPhone 5 Battery Cases, Five of the Best

Apple stated that the iPhone 5 battery would be able to deliver up to ten hours of video playback on a single charge. However, testing has shown that claim is far from true. Standard battery tests run by the popular website Macworld, compared three iPhones, the models 4, 4S, and 5, and two iPads, the iPad 2 and the iPad 3rd gen, with test results proving that the iPhone 5 battery is the worst performing of them all. It only lasted for eight hours and 21 minutes, which is approximately six-percent less than the iPhone 4S, and about four-percent less than the iPhone 4.  The iPads have much bigger batteries and lasted much longer than the iPhone 5.

Unfortunately, Apple is well known for producing gadgets with low battery life, and because of that, many after-market manufacturers are now making external iPhone 5 battery cases that can double the battery life. Below, are short reviews of five of the battery cases that are considered to be the best on the market.

MaxBoost Fusion

Maxboost Fusion

Maxboost Fusion

Cost: about $70

This type of iPhone 5 battery case looks very similar to many others on the market. However, it is listed at a very competitive price point which makes it desirable to many users. The MaxBoost iPhone 5 battery case is made so that it is easy to detach the battery from the case. The case also features a MicroUSB port and a lightning output port. The MicroUSB cord allows the battery to be charged along with the iPhone itself. The battery itself comes in black or white, and the case is available in ten different colors. Battery power itself is very similar to many of the other models at 2,000mAh. That is enough battery power to double the battery life of an iPhone 5.

PowerSkin PoP’n

PowerSkin Popup

PowerSkin Popup

Cost: about $70

This unusually designed iPhone 5 battery life extender, attaches to the back of the phone with suction cups. The case is extremely slim at 10-mm and includes a flex tip Micro USB connector that can bend up to 90-degrees to fit over most cases. This battery life extender has a 2,000mAh rechargeable battery that will double the battery life of your iPhone 5.

uNu Ecopak

uNu Ekopak

uNu Ekopak

Cost: about $40

The uNu Ecopak is the only detachable battery to promote green advances. The design of this iPhone 5 battery case is extremely functional, and it is available in many, switchable colors. The Ecopak has a battery with a power of 2,500mAh, a little more than some of its competitors and enough to more than double the life of an iPhone 5. However, in order to make it work, an additional cable is necessary. Most other chargers and cases plug directly into the iPhone itself. The Ecopak battery uses a short USB cable to attach to the iPhone. This does mean that the Ecopak can power other devices, but it also means that it is a little cumbersome and awkward.

iBattz Mojo Refuel

iBattz Mojo Refuel

iBattz Mojo Refuel

Cost: about $90

The manufacturers of this battery case claim it is the first removable power option for the iPhone. This battery case comes with two battery modules. Instead of charging the whole case, you simply have one module on charge, one in the case, and switch them out when necessary. The case itself is well constructed and protects the iPhone 5 from drops, knocks, and vibrations. With each battery module having a capacity of 2,200mAh, this battery case more than doubles the battery life of the iPhone.

Mophie Juice Pack Air

Morphie Juice Pack Air

Morphie Juice Pack Air

Cost: about $100

The mophie is probably the most well known iPhone battery life extender. The Mophie Juice Pack Air has a rugged, snap on case and a 1,700mAh battery that almost doubles the battery life of an iPhone 5. The connection ports on the Morphie are exposed so that it can be charged simultaneously with the iPhone 5. The Morphie Juice Pack Air is one of the most expensive battery cases. However, it is one of the best looking, and the most proven.

About A. Masters

A. Masters is a writer and tech lover that writes exclusively for TheHighTechSociety.com.