When it comes to protecting our smartphones from damage and drops, many people resort to ruggedized cases that will protect the phone from drops and water. We don’t typically put that much thought into getting accessories for our smartphones and other devices that can withstand the elements. The typical external battery wouldn't survive a splash or drop.
The nightly recharge is a fact of life with most modern smartphones, and the HTC One is no different, but what if you could double your runtime and protect your expensive new toy in the process? That's what Mophie promises from the Juice Pack for the HTC One, a combination external battery and hard case that, when wrapped around your phone, should let even the most ambitious power-user escape the tyranny of the charger. All that flexibility comes at a price, however: $99.95 and a considerably larger device in your pocket. Is the Mophie Juice Pack worth the compromise? Read on for our full review.
Mophie may be best known for its Juice packs for the iPhone, but the company has made one of its rare Android detours with a battery case for the HTC One. Shipping now, in black at least, the Mophie Juice Pack for the HTC One squeezes a 2,500 mAh battery - 200 mAh more than the One itself has - into a bow-backed shell for the smartphone, that the company claims can boost runtime by 100-percent.
It's high time you got some external battery solutions for that brand new iPhone 5, isn't it? Why not have a peek at this fancy little monster from PoP'n, brand new to the market this week and ready for action with Apple-Certified Lightning connection for your current-gen Apple products. Of course it's made specifically for the iPhone 5, so we'll be having a peek at that first - but note that this battery pack comes in different iterations as well: microUSB being one of them.
The awesome backpack you see below is the Energi Backpack from the folks at TYLT. They're here at CES 2013 showing off a wide array of accessories for all sorts of users. From iPhone 5 cases, TYLT TUNZ Bluetooth speakers, fun multi-colored chargers and more. This new backpack available now is certainly made with those who carry multiple devices every day in mind. Read on for more details.
AViiQ makes all sorts of accessories for smartphones and other devices. We've talked about the company's Portable Charging Stations several times over the years. Those portable charging stations are designed to charge multiple USB gadgets from a single outlet. AViiQ is back with a new Portable Charging Station product that adds in a rechargeable portable battery.
ZAGG has been producing some interesting accessories for tablets and smartphones for a while now. The company is perhaps best known for its line of super-strong protective films for the screens of smartphones and tablets. The company also has a line of external batteries called the ZAGGsparq.
When we're on the go, we really can't afford to carry around bulky equipment all the time; our pockets and bags can only hold so much. Sony agrees, which is why they've announced a new line of external batteries that are small and super thin. They're the size of a regular smartphone and come in capacities from 3500 mAh to 7000 mAh.
The iPhone is a great smartphone, but the battery is definitely lacking in heavier usage scenarios. It’s sealed into the chassis too, so you’re pretty much stuck if you run out of juice in the middle of the day without a charger to hand. Mophie has been making battery cases to remedy such situations for a time, with its latest Juice Pack Plus model now available for the iPhone 4 and 4S at Apple, in retails stores as well as online.