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New iPhone battery case

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:14 pm

Being one who lives by the “better to have it and not need it” philosophy, I just picked up the new Apple Battery Case for my iPhone Xs.

For those who have used these on their 6/7 series phones, the “hump” is better integrated and the device feels more balanced in my hand.

These new ones also support wireless charging. It does fit the X and Xs. I understand there are also models for Xs+ and Xr.

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Post by Torrid » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:21 pm

I was watching Unbox Therapy’s video on it. It’s a biggun, but looks well made. It’s got to be the best way to extend range without having to carry an extra power bank.

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Post by JDC222 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:37 pm

Nice. I use the Mophie battery case on my 8 Plus...
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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:22 pm

Real question. Does the phone batteries usually not last more than one day? I put new batteries in my wife and daughter's phone and they now get a full day out of them.

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Post by Grahamcombat » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:03 pm

What was the price on that Hop? And do Apple stores carry them or are they an order type of a thing.

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Post by ericf4 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:13 pm

Wtf can't manufacturers just put a sufficient mAH battery in a phone and tune it in the first place...

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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:50 pm

toxicavenger wrote:Real question. Does the phone batteries usually not last more than one day? I put new batteries in my wife and daughter's phone and they now get a full day out of them.
I use my phone quite a bit, but I always plug in. I prefer to know that I’m good for longer than I need, so this gives me peace of mind.

Some guys use their phone all day and charge it at night but I’m not that guy. I like keeping it topped off, just as I top off my gas tank at 3/4.

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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:51 pm

Grahamcombat wrote:What was the price on that Hop? And do Apple stores carry them or are they an order type of a thing.

$129 + tax.

Alderwood Apple Store has them in stock, just arrived today so I’d move on it. I believe you can order online and specify “store pickup”.


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New iPhone battery case

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:52 pm

ericf4 wrote:Wtf can't manufacturers just put a sufficient mAH battery in a phone and tune it in the first place...

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I agree. Make the damned phone 4mm thicker and give us a 5000-7000 mah battery to start with. This isn’t hard.

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Post by matt.wu » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:24 pm

I used one on my 7 (I still have it - but not the phone - if anyone wants to buy it) and I really liked it.

Haven’t needed it for my XS Max yet, but it’s nice to know it’s available. I’ll see if I can check one out in person later.
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Post by dnslater » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:37 am

I wish they would make one of these cases for the iPad. My battery lasts about 45 minutes.

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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:23 am

dnslater wrote:I wish they would make one of these cases for the iPad. My battery lasts about 45 minutes.
Good point! A Smart Battery iPad Case would be ideal, especially if it worked with the Smart Keyboard. Double the life of my iPad and I’m all smiles.

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