Any avid iPhone user will likely tell you that, as powerful and feature-rich as Silicon Valley’s hottest handsets are, they’re unfortunately not the best when it comes to maintaining a charge throughout the day. Unless you merely glance at your iPhone just a few times throughout the day — which is highly unlikely, I’m sure — chances are you know exactly what I’m talking about.
And while some would argue that having a car charger, or even taking an extra Lightning cable with them everywhere they go, is a novel way to remedy the battery performance issues that most users experience, those aren’t the only ways to keep your iPhone running and running and running all day.
Take a look at this list of our personal top 5 extended battery case favorites that are currently available, and you can easily double your iPhones battery life — or more — just by slipping your handset into one of these awesome cases!
1. INCIPIO GHOST QI WIRELESS CHARGING BATTERY CASE ($100):
With the Incipio Ghost Qi wireless charging-enabled battery extender case for iPhone 6 and 6s, you’ll be able to easily double your iPhone’s standard battery life — with 2,100 mAh of built in juice — plus a little extra for good measure. The cool thing about this case is that you’ll be able to charge it wirelessly — whether that be via a Qi-enabled wireless charging pad, or the Incipio offGrid wireless dock.
Featuring a brushed aluminum construction and sleek design, Incipio’s Qi Ghost case features LED indicators that let you know how much juice is remaining — so you can easily stay on top of when you need to power up — which will certainly be less often than normal.
2. ANKER ULTRA-SLIM EXTENDED BATTERY CASE ($40):
Anker has long been at the forefront of creating some of the best plug-in extended battery packs for mobile devices money can buy — and the ultra-slim extended battery case for iPhone 6 and 6s is no exception! While the case, itself, isn’t exactly a work of art or anything, where it does stand out is in the performance department — as it features a whopping 2,850 mAh of juice in an insanely thin, matte-backed shell design… Also, you can pick one up for about $40, give or take, so the value for what you’re getting is unbeatable.
3. MOPHIE JUICE PACK FOR IPHONE 6/6S PLUS ($100):
Featuring a stylish, super-slim design, the mophie juice pack for iPhone 6/6s Plus is an industry leader in battery case technology. Clocking in at an impressive 2,600 mAh capacity, not only will the juice pack give you an additional 15 hours of talk time, but the case, itself, is beautiful — featuring a minimalist design with a soft touch matte black rear — so you’ll be able to charge up in style, on the fly.
4. LIFEPROOF FRĒ POWER WATERPROOF EXTENDED BATTERY CASE FOR IPHONE 6/6S PLUS ($150):
Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6s Plus might not be waterproofed by default; but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it waterproof — while at the same time, extending your battery life. Enter the FRĒ Power case from LifeProof. The case’s strong, durable construction may be a bit cumbersome for the average user, but your iPhone 6 or 6s Plus will be 100% protected from the elements — and 100% charged up — for a long, long time — with a whopping 3,200 mAh of juice to keep you going all the live long day.
You’ll also enjoy protection from drops, dirt, snow, and more, so you’ll be able to venture out into the world knowing your iPhone 6 or 6s Plus is safe and sound — even if it hits the ground (literally!)
5. MAXBOOST ATOMIC S PORTABLE BATTERY CASE FOR IPHONE SE ($30):
MaxBoost is all about accessories for your iPhone — whether they are cases, extended batteries, screen protectors, or more; and the Atomic S extended battery case for iPhone SE is their top-of-the-line offering. Boasting a whopping 2,400 mAh of additional juice, the Atomic S is not only durable enough to protect your iPhone SE from minor drops and dings, but it’s also designed exceptionally well — featuring a nifty little kickstand around back, so you can prop up your iPhone SE on a table for easy, hands-free viewing. Additionally, the Atomic S features a slim, minimalist design, which is certain to keep your pint-sized iPhone — pint-sized.
Best of all, with the Atomic S, you can charge and sync your iPhone SE at the same time — since the case’s micro USB charging port can communicate with the handsets Lightning port uninterrupted.