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Best iPhone 5 Battery Cases



Instead of trying to get better iPhone 5 battery life, it is time to invest in an iPhone 5 battery case that can double the iPhone 5 battery life without the need to find a charge.

iPhone 5 battery cases snap on like any iPhone 5 case to protect the iPhone from damage, but they also connect to the Lightning connection so users can charge up the iPhone 5 anywhere.

There are many iPhone 5 charging cases available, with varying battery sizes, so there are many styles and colors for users that want an iPhone 5 battery case that they can express themselves with, just like a standard case.

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Use an iPhone 5 battery case to get better iPhone 5 battery life without messing around in the settings.

Any iPhone 5 battery case will add some bulk, but most that we’ve had a chance to review are still slim enough to fit in a pocket. We typically use these cases for travel and when planning a long day out, or will keep the battery case charged and in a car so it is ready if we need it. That said, you can use any of these iPhone 5 battery cases as your primary case if you can live with a little extra bulk.

All of these cases connect to the Lightning port on the iPhone 5 to charge it up, and offer an on/off switch to let you pick the best times to charge it up. The best way to supercharge the iPhone 5 battery life is to charge from 20% up to 80% and then turn it off until later. This is the easiest to charge, and will result in longer overall battery life from the iPhone 5 battery case.

With the battery case on, users can charge the iPhone 5 and the battery case with a Micro USB cable, which is a common cable used for Android smartphones. Most iPhone 5 battery cases include a cable. Users will need to take the iPhone 5 out of the battery case to sync to a computer, so it’s a good idea to set up WiFi syncing in iTunes.

Because the cases need to include a lightning connector and the headphone jack is on the bottom of the case, not all headphones will fit, but most cases include a headphone adapter.

While there are many iPhone 5 charging cases, we’ve narrowed it down to the best iPhone 5 battery cases available. We’ve reviewed many of these cases, gone hands on with others and only picked those from companies we trust.

Mophie Juice Pack Helium iPhone 5 Battery Case

Mophie Juice Pack Helium iPhone 5 Battery Case

The Mophie Juice Pack Helium is the go to iPhone 5 battery case for many users because of the affordable price and slim size.

This iPhone 5 battery case includes a 1,500mAh battery that Mophie claims will add about 80% of battery life to the iPhone 5. In our testing, we found it delivers about 60-65% of a charge, which is still respectable.

Read: Mophie Juice Pack Helium Review

The Mophie Juice Pack Helium snaps on and off easily and the bottom detaches for access to the Lightning port for syncing. The case includes a headphone adapter, but works ok for the stock Apple Earpods without it.

Four LED lights on the back of the case allow users to see how much power is left in the iPhone 5 charging case and there is a switch to turn it on and off.

$79.95 at Amazon



  1. Nick

    06/06/2013 at 3:43 pm

    Nice case, but I would recommend the Pong Research iPhone case over this. Studies conducted by numerous scientific teams in several nations have raised concerns about the possible association between heavy cell phone use and health problems. That’s why I did research and found a case that can reduce radiation exposure. I found cases from Pong Research, I read that this technology reduces exposure to radiation while optimizing the mobile reception. I was skeptical about it, anyway, I decided to try it, because Pong is the only technology proven in FCC-certified laboratories to reduce the exposure to mobile device radiation by up to 95% below the FCC limit without compromising the device’s ability to communicate.

    • catalogman

      06/20/2013 at 2:19 am

      This is a review about battery charging cases – Pong Research cases are not relevant to the review as they can’t charge the phone. Apart from being a shameless plug from someone obviously having a vested interest in Pong perhaps you can you tell me what is the actual issue with mobile phone radiation exposure. If the amounts emitted were actually harmful then there wouldn’t be any mobile phones available for use in the west due to the stringent health and safety regulations. I imagine 5 minutes near an active microwave oven is a considerably higher risk to a user compared to years of mobile phone use. I do love how it states rPong Research cases ‘reduce the exposure to mobile device radiation by up to 95% below the FCC limit….’ – but doesn’t mention how the phone/mobile device itself is already way below the FCC limit. I truly hate products marketed solely on the back of unnecessary and unproven consumer paranoia.

  2. Asif Khan

    06/07/2013 at 9:34 pm

    These battery cases are very handy whenever I’m on the go. Also, there are few other cases which can do the same thing i.e. Lifeproof and ATLAS from INCIPIO. I am going to try one of them at least.

    • Geno

      08/01/2013 at 8:15 pm

      Doesn’t look like LifeProof is a battery charger case. Kind of strange for people to be commenting on cases when that’s not what this thread is about. It’s about BATTERY CHARGING cases.

  3. George Calvin

    06/13/2013 at 3:17 am

    One of the best way to protect your Iphone by purchasing iphone case online.You do not need to go anywhere and waste your time. They provide all kind of Iphone cases at attractive prices.Just visit there sites and chose best one.

  4. hornet4

    06/20/2013 at 2:40 am

    Kouros Cases are also a very nice option:

  5. George Calvin

    07/10/2013 at 11:39 pm

    It is best time to appear yourself online and spread your business abroad. Online business is much more scope and resources compared to other business. It same as buying iphone case online it save your valuable Time and money and you can use this time to improving your business and status as well.

  6. onejazzymama

    07/25/2013 at 7:26 am

    I would not recommend buying Mophie cases on Amazon as Amazon is not an authorized dealer for Mophie. It’s hard to tell what’s a knockoff or counterfeit case when buying through Amazon. There are tons of authorized distributors selling Mophie’s product in addition you can always buy direct from, And I don’t get me wrong! I love Amazon! Just not for purchasing “Mophie” products.

  7. AJ10

    09/05/2013 at 9:39 pm

    Battery cases?? Not for me. I love external battery packs. I find tons of on Amazon and finally got a 10400mAh from RAVPower. It works like a charm. They now have a hyper juice 14000mAh for $43. With sleek design and fair price. Purchased one for my boyfriend. He’s happy with it!!!

  8. Jegan ariyaratnam

    06/03/2014 at 2:55 pm

    Where i can find a belt clip for this? Please let me know.

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