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4 battery cases that can give your iPhone 6S a power boost

By Katrina Canlas & Team HardwareZone - 9 Feb 2016

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This article was written by Trevor Tan, and first appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 3, 2016.

Some people don't like power banks because they don't want to carry another device with them. In this case, a battery case is the best alternative as it's both a battery pack and protective case that goes onto the phone.

Here are four battery cases you can consider if you're using an iPhone 6 or 6S.

 

1.) Boostcase by Carte Blanche - Stylish and easy to use

Boostcase by Carte Blanche for iPhone 6/6S is available in several colors. (Image source: Boostcase.)

Used by celebrities like Selena Gomez and Kristen Stewart, the Boostcase by Carte Blanche seems to be the default battery case for the fashion-conscious.

Consisting of a snap case and modular battery sleeve, it is available here in black, gold, clear, clear black, clear pink, and clear blue.

The snap case has several holes at the back. The design allows the case to be securely attached to the four small circular bumps on the battery sleeve. At the base of the sleeve is a micro-USB port for charging, a power switch and a touch-activated LED strip battery indicator.

It is easy to snap the case on and remove the battery sleeve.

When slotted into Boostcase, the iPhone 6 Plus cannot be synced with a computer via the micro-USB connection. It is probably easier to remove the snap case from the sleeve to do so. The Boostcase was able to charge an iPhone 6S from 50% to full power in 1hr 17min, while draining only half of its power bank.

Recommendation: This is for those who need both form and functionality.

Tech Specs: Battery Capacity: 2,700mAh | Weight: 117g

 

2.) Mophie juice pack H2Pro - A juice pack that can take the punches

The Mophie juice pack H2Pro comes only in black locally with a front frame and a back frame. (Image source: Mophie.)

The Mophie juice pack H2Pro is a battery case that not only charges your iPhone, it also protects your iPhone 6 or 6S from drops, dust, dirt and water down to a depth of 1.2m for 30 minutes.

The H2Pro consists of a front and a back frame. The back frame contains the battery.

The front frame covers the power, volume buttons and mute switch. Its built-in screen protector has a Home Button cover that allows the Touch ID to work.

Installation is easy. Slot your iPhone into the Lightning connector at the inner base of the back frame and place the front frame over it. Make sure both frames snap into place.

Thankfully, the H2Pro case allows the iPhone 6 to charge and sync via its micro-USB connection.

The battery case charged my iPhone 6 from 50% to full power in 1hr 19min.

I tested its claims of ruggedness by dropping it with the phone installed from a height of 1m. I also submerged it in my kitchen sink filled with water for 15min. The iPhone survived in both cases.

Recommendation: The Mophie juice pack H2Pro is perfect for those who drop their phones often.

Tech Specs: Battery Capacity: 2,750mAh | Weight: 113g