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4
On March 5, 2013
Last modified:March 6, 2013

Summary:

iPhone extended battery usually provide acceptable level of protection and additional run time on battery. However power bank external battery chargers deliver more power and features.

iPhone extended battery

There are many iPhone extended battery cases available on the market.  Here is a review of 3 most popular of them.

Maxboost Defender Air External Protective iPhone 5 Battery Case

Current price: $69.95

Maxboost Defender Air iPhone 5 Extended Battery Protective Case

Maxboost Defender Air iPhone 5 Extended Battery Protective Case

Maxboost Defender Air featured by powerful 2000mAh built-in battery that doubles the battery life of iPhone 5 providing additional 8 hours of talk time and 10 hours of web browsing time. The case comes with MicroUSB input port and lightning output port, and can be charged together with the iPhone via included the MicroUSB cable. Maxboost Defender Air is still small enough to fit easily in your hand or in your pocket but capable to protect your iPhone 5

uNu Power DX External Protective Battery Case for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4

Current price: $35

uNu Power DX iPhone Extended Battery Case

uNu Power DX External Protective Battery Case for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4

uNu Power DX External Protective Battery Case designed for iPhone 4S & 4 and comes with Apple Certified 30-Pin Connector and Micro USB charging Cord. Built-in 1700 mAh Lithium Polymer battery of uNu Power DX provides additional 5 hours talking/browsing time in 3G networks or up to 10 hours in 2G. Standby time of the battery is more then 210 hours. Protective case of uNu Power DX does not interfere with the signal, has a nice, glossy finish design and overall looks good with the iPhone.   uNu Power DX is pretty  reliable and inexpensive.

However the case adds some bulk to both in thickness and in height to the iPhone. In addition the overall weight is increased mainly because of the battery.

Mophie Juice Pack Air External Battery Case for iPhone 4 / 4S

Current Price: 65$

Mophie Juice Pack Air External Battery Case for iPhone 4 / 4S

Mophie Juice Pack Air External Battery Case for iPhone 4 / 4S

Mophie juice pack air is a nice looking thin case that contains rechargeable 1500 mAh battery powerful enough to get iPhone 4/4S running for almost twice more time (up to 6 additional hours) of talking and surfing the internet. Mophie juice pack air provides up to 36 extra hours of audio and nine extra hours of video playback. At the same time Morphie juice pack air protects iPhone from scratches and damages.

iPhone extended battery cases summary

All of above mentioned iPhone extended battery cases are combining 2 in 1 external battery charger with the protective case. Normally iPhone extended battery do not provide the same quality and features as separate external battery chargers and protective cases. Those of you who want better protection and longer battery time should consider of buying separate protective case and separate battery chargers. And yes there ARE some awesome battery chargers and protective cases available on the market.

More about Power Bank and compact External Battery Chargers

iPhone extended battery usually provide acceptable level of protection and additional run time on battery. However power bank external battery chargers deliver more power and features.