iPhone 5 battery case question

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by UnluckyXIII, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    I'm hoping someone can help me, I'm looking to get a battery case for my iPhone 5 but I'm having trouble finding one that has a lightening connector as it's charge connection. Is anyone able to help me in my search?

    XIII
     
  2. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Pretty sure that doesn't exist. Most (if not all) use micro usb.
     
  3. UnluckyXIII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't that seem a little silly though since all accessories and charging use the lightening connector... I don't want to have to remove my case every time I want to use/charge my iPhone :(

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  4. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    You don't have to remove the phone to use or charge the case. You can charge it using the micro usb cable.
     
  5. UnluckyXIII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My charging dock and car are both lightening connectors so it would mean removing the case to use either and to charge it :(

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  6. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Ah - gotcha. I know it doesn't make sense but the battery cases just don't come with lightning connectors. I would guess it's a licensing issue but I can't be sure.
     
  7. m3nphls macrumors member

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    Battery cases are a waste and overprice. I prefer a 12k mah battery pack and it charges my phone more times.
     
  8. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    They may be a waste for you but they make perfect sense to me and many others. To each his own.
     
  9. UnluckyXIII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't really want to be taking an additional battery kit with me, the reason I was wanting a case is because it's more practical and 99% of the time I'm able to mains charge my phone on an evening. I just needed something so it could make it through a day without having to worry about when/what I use my phone for and then there's always them times when we end up not going home on a night out and don't have a charger, resulting in no phone battery when you wake up :(

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    I wouldn't say they are over priced, some on eBay start from less then £10!

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  10. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    There is no apple certfifed battery case that uses a female lighting port to charge the actual battery case. Most, if no all, battery cases use a micro usb cable to charge pc those cables are very cheap. I recommend (all use micro usb to charge):

    ibattz Mojo Refuel 2200 Charger Case for iPhone 5 - Retail Packaging - Black
    http://amzn.com/B00D5TJ1V2
    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
    Phone Suit Elite 2100 mAh Battery and Case for iPhone 5
    http://amzn.com/B00EUUDULM
     

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