Anker Mifi Extended Battery Case Review

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by note235, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. note235 macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FIIX394

    Anker was kind enough to send me one to review. I'll have pics up shortly.

    But first off let me say that the case is big. But it does work as stated—my iPhone 5s does not get through a day without having to be plugged in or using an external battery but this case does allow me to do it.

    When you first open the box you'll notice that there are 3 extremely beneficial accessories in addition to the case itself: First there is the 3.5mm audio extender jack. With this case on your headphone plug becomes extremely recessed. Second there is the micro usb charging cable (great for people who don't have any). And finally there is 2 switchable rims—a greyish/black one and a transparent one.

    The case feels solid and comes with a kickstand. What's nice is that there IS an on/off button. Which means you don't need to have it turned on if you don't want it to.

    Putting the case on the phone is done in a few step: First you have to take the rims/external outing of the battery case off. Then your phone must be bare—nothing except skin protectors will fit. Then put the phone on the case, external casing back on and viola!

    The case does have a kickstand and it works but it's something you should be concerned about since its not as durable as the rest of the case.

    Overall I do enjoy the case since its helps me become more productive but be aware that there is a trade off in size. The case makes the phone noticeably larger (in all dimensions) and the recessed jack might annoy some. This is definitely a solution for those who need to have their phone last through a day but sometimes cannot carry an external battery.
     
  2. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    There's already been a couple reviews. Case looks like ass. But not a bad price considering most are more expensive.
     
  3. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it looks any worse than the others, TBH. And at half price? Hard to beat.
     
  4. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    The back looks fine. It's the stupid bumpers that go on the front that don't match anything. Makes the case(including your phone) have like 3-4 different colors. Should at least match a little bit. But I like the price!
     
  5. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    True, but I think ALL extended battery cases look pretty awful. They make what is a sleek little phone huge and clunky. The Anker isn't much a worse offender to me, haha. Might pick one up for vacations...
     

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