iPhone battery cases that retain the lighting connector?

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  1. brinary001 macrumors 6502a

    brinary001

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    Heyo. Well I've had a 6s for about six months now, and despite my good friend at T-Mobile who sold it to me warning me of buyer's remorse due to the battery, I have buyer's remorse due to the battery... I promise to go bigger next time and get an iPhone 7 Plus (unless Apple fixes the battery nonsense in their smaller devices). But for the next several months I'm gonna need something that can really stand up to all the tests that are administered to it: large capacity battery, ergonomic, etc. But most importantly, it must retain the iPhone's lightning connector! I have a small army of lightning cables because, well, I have a small army of Apple products, and I would hate to render them all useless just because of a case

    I know Apple makes their own (albeit hideous) case which is overpriced, uninspired, and low on capacity. I will compromise on this if truly have no options left, but here's hoping there's other options. Does anyone out there have or know of cases that keep the lightning connector alive?

    I think I found one here: http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Rhido...ue&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=A3805SB5W1TWZE

    Unless anyone posts about their case that they just absolutely swear by, I'll probably just go with that one.
     
  2. Nancy bout macrumors regular

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    No I use the android type and charge the case alone and use it when I have long long days
     
  3. brinary001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Can any one recommend one for a 6s that is currently available? Found just a few on Amazon that have the Lightning input and their reviews seem suspect.
     
  5. xsdeus macrumors regular

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    I'm using Apple's Smart Battery Case, and I find it to be surprisingly pleasant. Although lower in capacity than other battery cases, it lasts a surprisingly long time. Apple's advertised usage time of 18 hours seems valid (even underestimated..).

    Plus, it actually feels quite nice in hand.
     
  6. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/air-case-thin-battery-case/#:fC6s0db7qAyV8A

    This or the thincharge case use lightning. The aircase imo is better because the Lightning ports are at the bottom unlike the thincharge.
     
  7. danny8200 macrumors 65816

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    Is the top of the case flimsy?
     
  8. xsdeus macrumors regular

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    No. It's a snug fit and feels quite firm.
     
  9. davidphantomatic macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone received their early bird cases yet?
     
  10. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Fwiw I got the Air Case, or at least the equivalent in Amazon called the Wesoo case, and so far very pleased.
     
  11. davidphantomatic macrumors newbie

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    Well that sucks. Kinda wish I knew about that before backing it two months ago.
    Yours is working out well though?
    How's the build quality?
     
  12. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    So far no complaints. Metal frame is solid, phone inserts into it no problem. I like how the battery part then slides onto the frame. I'd say reception is slightly affected, but I've experienced that with all battery cases. No issues for me. No lip, I know that bothers some but not me. A big plus for me is how easily the phone is inserted and removed. LOVE that it uses the Lightning connector. Input and Output to phone is 1a, so even if using a 12w charger the phone and case won't charge faster. Another thing I really like is that the overall footprint is small. Some battery cases add a ton to the height. This one is pretty trim.

     
  13. davidphantomatic macrumors newbie

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    Got an email a day or two ago that these are finally gonna be shipping.
     
  14. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I just placed a preorder...hopefully they will ship soon. Did you get the survey yet about what size/color for the case?
     
  15. davidphantomatic macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I actually completed my survey back in May.
     
  16. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! It took awhile to receive right? I can't wait.
     

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