Saturday, July 6, 2013
Just a decade ago, the power of a mobile phone was rather limited – internet access was relegated mainly to primitive app stores, screen resolution was paltry and processing power was just a fraction of what it is on many smartphones today. With such rapid advances in mobile technology, one key challenge has been the preservation of battery life as more complex mobile devices tend to consume more electricity. While key breakthroughs have been achieved, some people still require extra battery life depending on their habits or environment. Below, we'll be outlining four case-based solutions for improving battery life on virtually any iPhone.
PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case
Designed for use on the iPhone 4/4S, the PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case provides portable battery life integrated directly with your iPhone. Holding one full charge, the 2100 mAh on-board battery can boost a phone from dead to fully charged in less than two hours. Effectively doubling the iPhone's battery life, the PhoneSuit case is only 2/3” in thickness (
Eton Rechargeable Battery Case
Yet another offering for iPhone 4 and 4S models, the Eton Rechargeable Battery Case is an eco-friendly solution for providing extra power when your iPhone demands it. Equipped with a solar cell, the Eton case is able to generate enough electricity in one hour to provide up to thirty minutes of talk time. With options to dump the power into the iPhone's battery or store it to the 1800-mAh Eton battery, you can be smart about your energy consumption (and production) when out in the sun. Currently priced around $70, the Eton Rechargeable Battery Case is perfect for those who work outdoors and want to have nearly twice the battery life on-hand at any time.
CcPhone 1500mah Battery Case
Providing a fiscally-responsible solution to improved battery life, the ccPhone 1500mah Battery Case is made for iPhone 4 and 4S models. Currently priced at just $30, the case brings several neat benefits for its owners. A battery level indicator lets you know how much power is currently stored in the case and the built-in kickstand allows for hands-free viewing. Users can expect approximately 2/3 of a complete charge with the ccPhone case, meaning it may not be for everyone. For those who simply want to ensure that their phone will never go dead unexpectedly, though, this affordable battery case makes plenty of sense.
Mophie Juice Pack Helium Battery Case
Available for purchase directly from Apple ($80), the Mophie Juice Pack Helium Battery Case is the premium extended battery solution for iPhone 5 owners. Offering rugged protection of the entire iPhone, the Mophie case also provides 1500 mAh of power in the palm of your hand. The Mophie is designed to reduce wear and tear on your iPhone's battery by directing the device to draw power from the battery case first. Charging of both the iPhone and Mophie case simultaneously is offered, and LED lights help you know how much power remains in the battery case.
This post is authored by Joseph Geller. He is a smartphone expert and works for a company that provides many iphone accessories such as bumper case for iphone 5. He is a passionate blogger and likes to talk about all the gadgets that come out in the market.