I love my iPhone 5 a lot! Having convinced several friends to purchase the phone is one real proof how I adore iPhone 5. Whenever I like something, I really show my fondness to the world. However, the iPhone 5 is not perfect. Its battery can be easily drained especially if you use LTE connection most of the time. That is why I’m constantly looking for battery cases.
This week, I discovered Boostcase Hybrid Battery for iPhone 5. It looks good and what surprised me about this accessory is its endless possibility of attaching several other accessories to the case. It makes me wanna get the other Boostcase products so I can make the most out of Boostcase Hybrid Battery.
When you’re at the gadget accessory store, you can take a peek at the box to see how the Boostcase Hybrid Battery will look like. One thing I immediately noticed is the number of dots lining at the back of the case. I also noticed the simplicity of Boostcase hybrid battery design. No matter if you’re a man or a woman, you can be comfortable using the case.
What’s inside the box
Inside the box, you can see four items:
Slim Fitting Snap-on Case – truly slim case that fits the iPhone perfectly and protects it.
2200 mAH Detachable Extended Battery Sleeve – an attachable battery that charges the phone and give 100% more power to the iPhone 5 battery.
3″ Micro USB Cable – use to recharge the battery sleeve.
Boostcase Manual – a small manual you can refer for any information about the boostcase hybrid battery
Battery type: 2200 mAH rechargeable Lithium Polymer
Snap case weight: 17 grams
Battery weight: 79 grams
Installation & Detachment
1) Insert iPhone 5 into the slim-fitting snap case
2) Slide battery sleeve into the snap case by matching four points of battery with the holes in the case.
3) Slide battery upward until the lightning connector is fully inserted into the iPhone
1) Press down on battery until it slides downward.
2) At this point, lightning connector will be disconnected from the iPhone as well as the four points of battery from the holes.
3) Pull battery outward away from case.
- Slim case provides everyday protection for the iPhone 5
The Boostcase snap-on case is so slim that it doesn’t add much thickness to the iPhone 5. It’s made of rubber which makes it an effective protective covering and gives a good grip on the iPhone.
- Beautiful functional design
I love how BoostCase incorporated the design of both the case and the battery sleeve which turns out to be great-looking. It’s also quite obvious how good the quality of the case is just by looking at it. I had several questions already from friends on where I bought it.
BoostCase Hybrid battery covers the entire phone exposing only functional buttons of the iPhone. It gives maximum protection of the phone and I really love the smooth texture of the entire case.
- 2200MAH Battery adds up to 100% more power for iPhone 5
The most important function of BoostCase Hyrbid Battery Case is that it can prolong iPhone 5’s battery life to twice as much. It packs a 2,200mAh battery which has enough power for people like me who uses the iPhone heavily everyday.
- Battery Level indicator and on/off button
When Boostcase battery is connected to iPhone, the power will be switched automatically on by default. You can manually turn the battery power on/off by pressing and holding down the on/off button for 2-3 seconds.
To know the battery level of the battery pack, you can refer to the on/off button because it has LED light surrounding it which shows the power level of the battery — Green for 70-100%, Yellow for 30-70%, red for 1-30% and no color for totally 0% power.
The boostcase battery also indicates the power while recharging — flashing red for 0-30%, flashing yellow for 30-70%, flashing green for 70-99% and solid green for fully charged at 100%. Recharging time usually takes around 3 hours.
- Allows the user to add all kinds of accessories to the case
The tiny dots along the backside of the BoostCase snap-on case has a purpose. It allows us to attach to the case various accessories such as credit card holder, clutch wallet, fold wallet, kickstand, hand strap and other stuff Boostcase can think of! I love this feature and it definitely will make us appreciate this case more.
Overall, I like the Boostcase Hybrid Battery for the iPhone 5. However, there is one thing that I dislike about it –> it’s extremely hard to remove the snap case from the iPhone 5. I know the purpose of protecting the iPhone and fitting it perfectly caused this hardship but boy, I hope Boostcase thought about it considering there are people like me who like to swap cases a lot.
That said, I’m keeping the Boostcase hybrid battery and will definitely be the one that I will use everyday from now on. I’m actually thinking about what accessories to get to match my black Boostcase snap-on case. The purse would look nice 🙂
Boostcase Hybrid Battery for iPhone 5 costs Php 3,950. With that price, you can get a case, extra power for your iPhone 5 and numerous options for the accessory. In addition, you can choose among so many colors available which can fit any personality.