“Batterygate,” as it has been dubbed by some, is sweeping through the headlines as iPhone 4S owners report quick battery consumption and lower-than-expected phone lifetimes. Users are reporting up to 15 percent of their battery draining even when the device isn’t being used. That’s a pretty serious problem for heavy sleepers counting on Apple for a morning wake-up, or travelers in a charging-unfriendly environment.
Fortunately, you don’t need to wait for Apple to address the problem. Here are seven products that will help you get some extra juice on your iPhone 4S, whether it’s in standby mode or running a processor-intensive app.
Mophie is no stranger to giving iPhones an extra boost. Long before the 4S, the accessory maker had given life to chatter-boxes with its Juice Pack cases, most recently with the Juice Pack Plus. The Plus is hard-shell case with a soft rubber lining to absorb shock. An LED indicator will let you know when the juice is low, and it's available in an assortment of vibrant colors.