It's tough to get excited about phone cases -- really tough. But, we'll admit that PowerSkin's new Galaxy S III case did pique our interest a bit. It's not a revolutionary design that makes us rethink smartphone protection, but it does pack a number of nice features that definitely make it more interesting than your average silicone skin. Most notable is NFC integration, which means you wont have to take your GS III out of its case to make payments or tap and share data. Of course, like other PowerSkins, it also packs a backup battery (this one a 1,500 mAh pack) that lets you cruise through a day of heavy usage with little worry. That silicone shield should also help keep your precious handset safe in the event of an accidental drop or fall (just don't hit it with a hammer or anything). They're available now for $80 and, if you're curious, the official press release awaits you after the break.
PowerSkin® Launches First-Ever NFC-Enabled Smartphone Battery Case
Designed for the Samsung Galaxy S III – the top-selling U.S. smartphone in August – this new PowerSkin® features patent-pending technology
Free portable speaker, valued at $39.99, will be included with orders placed during first week
Costa Mesa, CA – September 13, 2012 – PowerSkin®, maker of shock-absorbing, battery-boosting cases for smartphones and gaming accessories, debuted the first-ever NFC-enabled smartphone battery case for the Samsung Galaxy S III, outfitted with silicone and 1500 mAh of power, and including a bonus free portable speaker on orders placed through 9/19/2012.
NFC is a wireless connectivity technology that allows devices in close proximity to each other to communicate via magnetic-field induction. PowerSkin's® patent-pending technology enables NFC transmission to pass through the silicone case for quick information sharing.
"User convenience is paramount to PowerSkin's® product designs," said Shaun Ng, Product Manager for XPAL Power / PowerSkin®. "By integrating proprietary NFC technology into our battery cases, we've given users the ability to share information quickly, securely and wirelessly with nearby devices, making the exchange more convenient than ever."
PowerSkin® Samsung Galaxy S III features:
On / off button located on the side gives users power on demand
1500 mAh rechargeable battery extends talk time up to 2.83 hours (up to 97 hours standby)
NFC enabled for quick information sharing
Smart Power Management shuts off PowerSkin when phone is fully charged for zero loss of power
Included cable allows users to sync data while re-charging
LED battery lights display charging status
One-piece, soft-touch, silicone case slides on seamlessly and protects against shocks, drops and dust
The Samsung Galaxy S III PowerSkin®, $79.99, is available today on www.Power-Skin.com with a free portable speaker bonus until September 19th.
To learn more about PowerSkin® products visit www.Power-Skin.com, and follow PowerSkin® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PowerSkinCases, on Twitter @PowerSkinUSA, and on Pinterest.com/PowerSkinUSA.
PowerSkin's® smooth silicone battery cases provide up to twice the power for popular Apple, Android, Windows and RIM smartphones, featuring sleek, protective designs that fit your phone and fit your style. PowerSkin® is powered by XPAL, meaning it's charged by patented battery technology that reflects the highest standards for safety, quality and performance. Designed to be your go-to, go-anywhere, go on-and-on power source, PowerSkin® has got you – and your phone – covered. For more information, visit: www.Power-Skin.com.
About XPAL Power
XPAL Power, a subsidiary of TennRich International, is a California-based corporation with its sales and marketing team located in the United States. The TennRich design team is located in Taiwan, and the company-owned factory in Shenzhen, PRC is the first factory in China to focus on rechargeable lithium polymer batteries and is currently one of the largest manufacturers of portable power packs in Asia. The Powered by XPAL™ seal stands for quality, safety and efficiency – a guarantee that these traits are inside every product that authenticates through the XPAL verification service. XPAL Verified™ is an authentication process that underscores a commitment to quality, using complex algorithms to detect and transfer battery serial numbers to verify its legitimacy – a safeguard customers can trust. For more information, please visit www.xpalpower.com.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Jelly Bean [4.1])
- Screen size 4.8 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Camera 8 megapixels
- Dimensions 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in
- Weight 4.7 oz
- Released 2012-06-21