What do you guys like for iPhone battery cases ...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cmeisenzahl, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking at the Mophie Air and a few lower-priced competitors and had a couple questions for the group.

    1. Any specific brands you like or dislike?

    2. What's the best way to use them, with respect to longevity of the iPhone's built-in battery? I've been told to charge both full, then try to drain the external battery first. Does that seem right?

    3. Any other words of wisdom on this topic? ;-)

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

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    #2
    1. Sorry, don't use one. Costco had a really nice looking one a few months ago.

    2. I don't think it matters as long as you follow Apple's battery recommendations below (one charge cycle per month, temperature, etc.)

    3: http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html :)

    Also, if you don't get good play here there is also an accessories forum: http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=108
     
  3. cmeisenzahl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, thanks, PNutts! I didn't realize that forum existed.
     
  4. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I have a Juice Pack Air and it's done the job when I've needed it to. I don't use it very often, saving it for times when I know that I'm going to be away from a power source for several hours but will probably use my phone quite a bit during that time (e.g. waiting in concert lines). It does add some bulk, but the tradeoff of not obsessing about running out of battery power more than offsets that.
     

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