Battery Pack or Battery Case?

mjschabow

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Just looking for some high level feedback on which people prefer.

I'm between getting an Anker 10000mah external charger or the mophie case.

Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.
 

webslinger85

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Well it's all personal preference really. Do you want to have to carry around an extra cable+battery pack, or just carry about your bulkier phone.

If you choose a case, there's cheaper/higher powered alternatives to the Mophie as well. Anker makes one for almost half the price
 

mjschabow

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Well it's all personal preference really. Do you want to have to carry around an extra cable+battery pack, or just carry about your bulkier phone.



If you choose a case, there's cheaper/higher powered alternatives to the Mophie as well. Anker makes one for almost half the price

Thanks. I hadn't thought of the Anker extended case. I wonder how that compares to Mophie.
 

mjschabow

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Wow. May have solved my dilemma. Just found the mophie air new on eBay for $50. Normally I'm cautious but it's an American seller with a really high rating.
 

Zmanbaseball2

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Battery Pack or Battery Case?

A battery pack cones in many sizes and requires you to remember to bring it most of the time, if you don't use a purse. Also you need to bring the charging cable with you.
A battery case is on your iPhone. No one forgets their iPhone so you don't need to think about brining anything else:) I use this one which always you to remove the battery case from the case:
Tylt Energy Power Case iPhone 5 and 5s - Retail Packaging - Black/Gray by Tylt http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENZRQ96/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_rnrttb1KRG22J
I like this one and it has a 2500mah battery inside. It has gotten me 150% extra battery on 1 full charge.
Here are a few integer battery case I recommend and I have:
uNu Power DX External Protective Battery Case for iPhone 5s / iPhon... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B1UQBGA/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_ACrttb0M2EKNR
Same as the unu:
LENMAR BC5G iPhone(R) 5/5s Meridian Power Case by LENMAR http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I143AMW/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_zFrttb0P9HSCS


Maxboost Atomic S External Protective iPhone 5S Battery Case / iPho... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HVORET8/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_mDrttb1D82HJ7
Anker® 2400mAh MFI Apple Certified Premium Rechargeable Extended Battery Case for iPhone 5s, 5 [18-Month Warranty] by Anker http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FIIX394/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_ADrttb0H6QHKA
Just saying the anker battery case and maxboost is a generic version of many others. I have 10 or more of the same battery case with different brands on them... some with no branding.

As for battery packs, this one allows you to get about 1-2 extra full charges of your iPhone:
EasyAcc® U-bright 3000mAh Power bank Lipstick size 2.1A Output with... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAVCNZI/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_-zrttb0KNZQBK

This one can gone you 2-3 full charges:
Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh (2A Output) Portable Charger External ... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EF1OGOG/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_Jxrttb0Z6EBSB

This one can give you 4-5 extra charges:
[All Smart Ports Upgrade]Anker® 2nd Gen Astro2 9000mAh External Bat... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DMWV3EU/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_lyrttb0BXCEJN


Their are many more options but those are a few.
Please ask me if you have anymore questions.
 
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mjschabow

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Thanks all. I ended up buying a new Mophie Juice Pack Plus on Ebay (verified that it was 100% authentic before buying) for $70. Hard to turn down that deal. Based on all the reviews I read, Mophie seems like the most trusted brand.
 

vietalogy

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Thanks all. I ended up buying a new Mophie Juice Pack Plus on Ebay (verified that it was 100% authentic before buying) for $70. Hard to turn down that deal. Based on all the reviews I read, Mophie seems like the most trusted brand.
I don't know about ebay 90% stuff on there is fake.
 

mjschabow

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I don't know about ebay 90% stuff on there is fake.
I did some studying up on what the packaging looks like on the real vs fake and this one matched up. Plus, it was a seller with over 3,000 transactions and a 99.7% rating.
 

serenagood

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There are many options for battery pack, the battery case is more simple ,but just limited to charge the phone. I think the battery pack would be more practical especially for different models mobiles.I have one for half a year,it's kinkoo, like the slim design and true capacity for charging.