iBattz Mojo Refuel removable battery case for iPhone 5

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  1. jayrflow macrumors 6502

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    So I seen this a few weeks ago. I contacted iBattz when it would be released and they told me mid March so it should be soon I hope. Anyone interested? I had it for my iPhone 4S and loved it. It's a battery case with 2 removable 2200mAh batteries, two bumpers, and a wall charger to charge the spare battery. I got the mophie battery case but when this drops, I will get it and possibly sell my mophie case. Anyone else interested in this? I put my preorder thru amazon which ended up being $90 (more than what the mophie cost me at the Apple Store) with free shipping. Here are some of the pics from their website and the link. I'll be sure to post up a review, whenever I receive it

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    http://m.ibattz.com/products_power_refuel.php
     
  2. matneh, Mar 5, 2013
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    matneh macrumors regular

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    Looks cool! I like the idea of removeable batteries!

    Specs of the 4 major battery cases:
    Helium: 2.49 in x 5.49 in x 0.59 in
    Air: 2.60 in x 5.54 in x 0.63 in
    Unu dx-5: 2.6 in x 5.5 in x 0.7 in
    iBattz: 2.48 in x 5.51 in x 0.62 in
     
  3. jayrflow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea I like the idea too. You get two 2200mAh batteries with the case. I never have to worry about being plugged into the wall during the day again lol really eager to get this when they release it
     
  4. msooffutt macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I've been holding out for this one myself. I like the idea of removable batteries, and I also like that it isn't a slider case. I use a full body skin, so this kind of case makes it easier to take on and off.
     
  5. msooffutt macrumors newbie

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    I just got an email back from ibattz and the case will not come with an extra charger. Later, they will come out with a separate charger, or you can buy a charger from a 3rd party vendor on amazon. I am, however, still interested in this case. Here is the response:

    "hi Mark,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    Currently , our Refuel for iphone 5 comes with TWO I9300 battery modules but does not come with any usb external battery charger.

    However , we have plans to sell it online in early June timeframe.

    If you are keen to get a 3rd party brand , perhaps you can purchase them at Amazon.

    Look for Momax I9300 charger or some other " I9300 charger " .

    Thanks.
    Robin."
     
  6. matneh macrumors regular

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    Pre-ordered mine through Amazon. Let's see how it goes!
     
  7. jayrflow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn for real? I seen a video online where iBattz were showing off the case and the rep said it would come with a spare battery charger. He also said it would be a mid march time frame. Even when I emailed them they told me mid march. Now no spare battery charger? Not that it matters because they're all over amazon. What I dislike is they changed the time frame from mid march to early June. That sucks
     
  8. TC25, Mar 9, 2013
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    TC25 macrumors 68020

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    New products sometimes experience delays. Big deal.
     
  9. msooffutt macrumors newbie

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    Looks like the case is delayed, awaiting approval from Apple. I emailed them, after my preorder was cancelled on Amazon, and they're not sure when it'll be available. What a bummer.
     
  10. jayrflow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup I got the same response when I emailed them. They're waiting for Apple to approve the case and "should" be available mid April. Not too long of a wait
     
  11. matneh macrumors regular

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    Ditto here. At least when the UNU case was delayed, they offered us free things, but not the case here it seems!
     
  12. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    It's not enough for them to be losing sales because of Apple's delay, now they have some people wanting 'free things'. :rolleyes:
     
  13. jayrflow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I mean I don't mind waiting. I used the 4/4S version and I loved it. I'm thinking about getting the Air to hold me down until this gets released and then sell the Air or return it (if its released between the return time frame).
     
  14. StreetheatLA macrumors newbie

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    iBattz Mojo Refuel

    Anyone aware of when they will be releasing the battery case? I know they are waiting for MFI and they have also decided not to ship with the extra battery charger, even though a number of us purchased the case when it advertised the extra charger.

    Kinda weak...
     
  15. jayrflow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Last time I emailed them, they said mid April. I'm gonna email them again later today. Im starting to really look at that mophie air but I really want this case so hopefully it's sooner rather than later
     
  16. jayrflow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Contacted them a few days ago to see if they had a ship date yet. Haven't gotten a response. Really tempted to get the Mophie Air. Anyone had any luck with contacting them recently?
     
  17. smurfz macrumors newbie

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    Audio in/out quality

    @jayrflow, how was the audio quality on the iphone4s case? Because of the casing around the microphone, I'm wondering if the other party is able to hear my voice clearly or not.

    I've been waiting for this to become available for a while as well.
     
  18. jayrflow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I never got a complaint on it so I'm guessing its good
     
  19. ngocnguyen macrumors member

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    I never like batteries that are part of cases...it forces you to use that case an no other...I like my magpul case...thus I just bought an external battery off ebay for $35....get this, it's a lithium ion rated at 10,000mAh!!! This will recharge the iPhone at last 8 times..if you're on a plane trip to Australia, you can play videos forever. ..I think this battery is rated at about 56+ hrs of video playback. And the battery is only twice the thickness of an iPhone and maybe 1/2" wider & longer.
     
  20. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    link to external battery?
     
  21. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    I hate it when the search function at eBay is out of order.
     
  22. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Have you ever done a search on eBay for an external battery?? It has dozens of different ones. I want him to show me which one he got since he mentioned no brand.

    Geez grow up.
     
  23. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I just did one. 'Lithium ion 10000' worked fine.
     
  24. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Funny because there are many that come up and who knows which is his. Quit wasting our time. And last I checked I didn't ask you.
     
  25. ngocnguyen macrumors member

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    alright fellas...calm down

    here's what I have (but in white and 10k mAh not 12k) shown here. I've seen the same style in 8000mAh too:

    I just like the way this pack looks compared to all the others out there...the rest have pretty generic looking housings/enclosures.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/12000mAh-Ex...752775?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item4171c72cc7
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    here's a size reference:

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    and if you want something extreme, here's a 30,000mAh pack. I'm gonna have to pick one of these up too:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/30000mAh-US...45583?pt=Battery_Chargers&hash=item51ab2a950f

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