PowerSkin debuts first NFC-enabled battery case for Galaxy S III

Smartphone cases that have extra batteries inside have been around for a long time. The type of case was one of the accessories that became common for users of the original iPhone years ago and then came to market for myriad of other devices. One of the companies making many of these battery cases is PowerSkin.

PowerSkin has announced a new battery case for the Samsung Galaxy S III that has an internal rechargeable battery to extend runtime of the smartphones and NFC technology inside. The company claims that this is the first ever NFC-enabled smartphone battery case for the device. The silicone case has a 1500 mAh battery inside.

The NFC wireless technology allows the smartphone to communicate with other devices close to it using magnetic-field induction. The case has special technology to allow NFC signals to pass through the silicone case for quick information sharing. Other features of the battery case include smart power management that shuts off the PowerSkin internal battery when the phone is fully charged.

That smart management saves power inside the case's battery for longer run time when it's needed. The case has LED lights on the back to indicate how much power is left in its internal battery. The case also ships with the cable needed for charging and synchronizing of the phone while charging the case. The Samsung Galaxy S III PowerSkin is available right now for $79.99.