One persistent problem that we’ve kind of gotten used to is the battery issue with smartphones. In the case of iPhones, the problem is quite grave. A typical usage doesn’t get me through a single day without recharging the iPhone. The iPhone 5, with all the larger display and features, does come with a larger battery but not enough to compensate for the usage.
That is perhaps why battery cases and juice packs are enormously popular. We decided to take a look at what’s on offer for iPhone 5 users in the world of battery cases. These are not juice packs like the ones provided by Mophie. The battery cases serve as a case but that’s not their main function: they add life to your iPhone 5.
Take a Look at 5 Ultimate Battery Cases for iPhone 5:
1. uNu Aero
Price: $99.95 ($79.95 on Amazon while writing this)
- LED Power Indicator
- Standby Switch
- Ultra thin
- USB port available
The uNu Aero focuses on being the perfect eco-friendly case and battery for your iPhone 5. A neat design and an equally neat battery pack that offers more than twice as much talk-time, video, 3G and music than the iPhone 5 does is the forte. If you’re looking at a powerful battery case, that also features an extra USB port for power-sharing, this is it.
Also Read: Best iPhone 5s Battery Cases
2. PowerSlider from i-Balson
Price: $69.95 ($49.95 on Amazon while writing this)
- LED Indicator
A really simple, elegant and neatly packed battery case. PowerSlider has almost every feature you’d want: a kick-stand to watch videos on your iPhone, LED indicators and an almost perfect design to keep your iPhone safe and secure.
Buy it from Amazon.com.
3. Mojo Hi5 Power Bank
Price: $79.90 ($59.95 on Amazon while writing this)
- Circuit protection
- Super-fast charging time
Mojo Hi5 power bank comes with a large 2500mAh capacity. This means faster charging time. Along with that, the folks also designed a circuit that prevents overheating and overcharging even when you leave the case on the iPhone.
4. Lenmar iPhone 5 Battery Case
Price: $89.99 ($57.95 on Amazon while writing this.)
Lenman iPhone 5 battery case is one of the slightly overpriced items on this list. It’s a pretty minimalist albeit very safe iPhone 5 battery case. With a 2200mAh battery capacity, it can double up your iPhone time before it needs an AC recharge again. Interestingly, the case is due out only on Dec 24, 2012.
Buy it from Amazon.com.
5. Brando Power Jacket for iPhone 5
- Soft interiors
Brando Power Jacket is a simple, most cost-effective and elegant case that is gaining popularity. The case is slightly bulky when compared to the minimalist PowerSlider from i-Balson. However, a soft interior, beautiful design that leaves the buttons on the top half of the iPhone free, along with the effective pricing makes the case desirable.
6. Belkin Grip Power Battery Case
Price: $99.99 ($63.58 on Amazon while writing this)
- Great design
- Shock-resistant bumper
- 2x power
A solid 2000mAh backup, USB powered-charging, shock-resistant bumper and compatible headphone/earpod adapters make the Belkin Grip one of the best iPhone 5 battery cases in the market. The case not only adds life and power but it’s cool to look at.
7. Mophie Juice Pack Plus
Price: $119.95 ($99.49 on Amazon while writing this)
- Sleek design
- More than twice battery life
- Interesting speaker design
The Mophie Juice Pack Plus is one of the most awesome (design-wise) battery cases for the iPhone 5. Not only that, but it comes with a whopping 120% increase which should carry you through two days at best. Also to note is the smart speaker design that pushes the audio output via specially designed outlets through the battery case.