It’s 4 p.m. and your iPhone 5′s battery is at 12 percent. You start to sweat because you still have to dial into a remote meeting and send a slew of emails before you can call it a day, and you know your beloved smartphone isn’t going to make it. You can avoid all of this anxiety, though, with a battery extender case. Since the iPhone 5 was released, a number of battery extender cases have come to market, all claiming to boost your Apple device’s battery by a significant amount. All of these cases are already on the market or will be available for retail in March. Here are our top picks.
Mophie Juice Pack Helium ($79.95)
Mophie, an industry leader in battery extenders has introduced its Juice Pack Helium for the iPhone 5. This accessory is 13-percent thinner than any previous Juice Pack.The idea was to make the case ultra-thin so users didn't feel like they were hauling around a battery. Equipped with a 1500mAh battery, the Juice Pack claims 80 percent more battery life, and the case's forward-ported acoustics ensures the iPhone's audio will be directed toward you. An LED indicator shows your iPhone 5's battery level, and a standby switch lets you use the Juice Pack's battery when you like. Available in Dark Metallic and Silver.
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