Battery case with lightning charger?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Rufuss Sewell, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Rufuss Sewell macrumors 6502

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    Why do all battery cases use micro USB? It's insane. I've even read several reviews applauding this as a good thing.

    Are there any iPhone 5s cases that charge both the case and the phone with a single lightning cable?
     
  2. jayburd macrumors newbie

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    I agree...

    This is the only one I know of.

    http://www.i-blason.com/powerglider-external-battery-case-for-iphone-5-lightning.html
     
  3. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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  4. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I do not think there is one out there that sells one that is apple certified that charges by a lightning port.
     
  5. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Darn! Wish the mophie used lightning to charge.
     
  6. Rufuss Sewell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The Mophie looks great. Unfortunately it renders my iPhone incompatible with ANY other accessories. Idiotic.
     
  7. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I agree 100%, they put no thought into the redesign when Apple redesigned the handset. Move the bulk of the battery to the top so the standard headphones will fit. Open the port larger on the bottom so aftermarket cables can plug in. Mophie has been going downhill for years now.
     
  8. Rufuss Sewell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I broke down and bought the Mophie Plus. It's a nice case in every way except for the Micro USB charger. Well the headphone cavern is a bit annoying.

    Hopefully someone will come out with a high quality battery case with a lightning charger. It's extremely weird to me that there's only one out there... and it has very bad reviews.
     
  9. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I think you should have bought uNu's iPhone 5 battery case! Cheaper and has more power.
    uNu Power DX External Protective Battery Case for iPhone 5s / iPhone 5 - MFI Apple Certified (Matte Black, Fits All Models iPhone 5S & iPhone 5)
    http://amzn.com/B00B1UQBGA
     
  10. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    That's micro USB :). Look at it
     
  11. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Read the post I quoted...
     
  12. Rufuss Sewell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm a musician and I live on a tour bus so I have a hard time ordering things on line. The Mophie looked like the best option at Best Buy.
     
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