The first batch of iPhone 5 battery cases are on display at CES 2013, offering hours of extra use, but iPhone 5 owners can’t buy an iPhone 5 battery case until February or March.
Accessory makers like Dexim, uNu and MyCharge showed off iPhone 5 battery cases during the first day of CES, ranging from $69.95 to $99.99 with various sizes, colors and finishes.
The iPhone 5 uses a new lightning connector which case makers are working hard to implement into an iPhone 5 battery case, but Apple’s stringent Made For iPhone rules mean we won’t see the cases on store shelves for another month or two.
iPhone 5 Battery Cases
We are still waiting for a Mophie iPhone 5 case, which we expect more details on in the near future. Based on the details revealed by other case makers this could arrive in March as well.
MyCharge Freedom iPhone 5 Battery Case
The MyCharge Freedom 1500 and Freedom 2000 iPhone 5 battery cases are coming to Amazon and Best Buy in March for $79 and $99 respectively. The MyCharge Freedom 1500 promises 6 hours of additional talk time and the higher capacity Freedom 2000 delivers 9 hours of additional talk time.
Dexim XPowerSkin for iPhone 5
The Dexim XPowerSkin for iPhone 5 is a thin and light iPhone 5 battery case available in a number of colors. This iPhone 5 case features a 2,000 mAh battery and will retail for $69.99 on Amazon on February 1st.
uNu Endliss Hybrid iPhone 5 Battery Case
The uNu Endliss Hybrid iPhone 5 battery case has a 2,000mAh battery that slides off when the phone is fully charged, leaving a slim protective case on the iPhone. This iPhone 5 battery case allows the iPhone 5 to charge via Micro USB. This case also includes a USB port that lets users connect a Lightning cable to charge up an iPad Mini or other device so the battery isn’t limited to just the iPhone 5.
uNu Endliss Smart Case for iPhone 5
Unu also revealed the Smart Case for iPhone 5, a battery case that puts a multi-colored LED display on the back of the iPhone 5. This case includes a 1,500mAh battery and connects to the iPhone over Bluetooth 4.0 so users can control the display. The display shows graphic alerts for calls and push notifications.
After third-party case makers gain Apple approval for their Lightning connections, we expect an avalanche of iPhone 5 battery cases. We’ve already heard from several case makers that they plan to show off iPhone 5 battery cases on the show floor and behind closed doors, so short iPhone 5 battery life should end soon.
4 Reasons Not to Install macOS Mojave & 10 Reasons You Should Install 10.14.1
The macOS Mojave update could completely change how you use your Mac. Many users will want to install the free update...
How to Take an ECG on the Apple Watch
This guide will show you how to take an ECG with the Apple Watch 4. This is a new feature...