It's usually a no-brainer -- Mophie exits quickly out of the gate with a battery-equipped case soon after a new iDevice gets announced. This year, however, it appears iBattz is poised to hit it out of the park faster with two of its own iPhone 5 cases. Notably, each case comes packed with two swappable i9300 Li-ion battery packs (the same kind for Samsung's rival Galaxy S III, seriously). The cells are rated at 2,200mAh each, which is notably larger in capacity than the iPhone's roughly 1,400mAh batts. The streamlined Mojo Fuel (pictured) will set you back $90 come February, while argonauts can sang the ruggedized Mojo Armor for $100 in March. The cases charge via microUSB, and an external battery charger will also be included with each. The company has also detailed its waterproof AquaSeal Hi5, featuring a detachable 2,500mAh aluminium battery back -- no further details just yet. We'll be sure to report back if we catch 'em on the show floor here at CES. Find the full press release after the break.
iBattz Debuts Waterproof and Interchangeable Battery Cases for iPhone® 5 at CES
iBattz brings a new line of iPhone 5 cases to CES featuring the waterproof AquaSeal Hi5, Refuel and Rugged Armor cases with interchangeable batteries for a virtually endless power source all wrapped in great design – On display at CES booth #5428
LAS VEGAS – January 8, 2013 – iBattz, company known for intelligent charging solutions, introduces two new cases building on the success of their removable battery concept for iPhone 5. The highly anticipated Mojo Refuel and the rugged Mojo Armor provide infinite power with two interchangeable 2200mAh batteries, enough to charge an iPhone 5 three times. In addition, iBattz is introducing the waterproof AquaSeal Hi5 which combines a low profile waterproof case with an attachable power bank. All battery cases offer optimum protection, high-powered charging and elegant design. The cases are ideal for weathering electric outages, a long work or school day, or powering up during travel – ensuring your phone will always be charged.
Mojo Refuel for iPhone® 5
The Mojo Refuel comes with 2 high capacity i9300 2200mAh lithium-ion batteries and 2 grooved silver and red colored bumpers. It is available in either matte black or gloss white. The battery case is thin, lightweight and complementary to the iPhone 5's minimalistic design.
Included with the Mojo Refuel is an external USB charger that lets you charge additional batteries to ensure you will never run out of juice. USB to Micro USB charging cable is provided for charge and sync directly from the battery case without removing the case.
The Refuel will be available in February at $89.90
Mojo Armor for iPhone® 5
The Mojo Armor protects your iPhone 5 from life's drops, dust, splashes and shocks. Mojo Armor is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, road warriors and anyone that needs a rugged battery case. The dual material case is available with high visibility orange trim with a black protective silicone sleeve to seal all ports. For times when you don't need a rugged case, the Armor includes a silver trim bumper to make it a slim, light weight case.
The Mojo Armor includes 2 high capacity i9300 2200mAh lithium-ion batteries, silver bumper and charge &sync cable and additional USB charger for charging extra batteries.
The Armor will be available in March at $99.90
The waterproof AquaSeal Hi5 power bank case protects your iPhone 5 from life's drops into water. AquaSeal Hi5 is a two part power solution concept that features a waterproof case and attachable 2500mAh aluminum battery ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, students and anyone that needs a battery case that will withstand the elements and power on the go.
"We are excited to show our new line of iPhone 5 cases with interchangeable batteries. No detail was over-looked, from the soft-touch standby switch to the easy battery access," said Richard Martin, President, iBattz North American operations. "Our design philosophy is to leverage commonly available popular cell phone batteries, so our customers can create a virtually unlimited battery case for power hungry mobile phones and devices at a great price."
Attendees of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) are invited to bring their current iPhone 4/4S/5 case for an upgrade to an iBattz charging case! See booth for details.
iBattz will be showcasing this new technology in the North Hall at CES, booth #5428. For more information about the Refuel, Armor or AquaSeal Hi5 visit the website usa.iBattz.com or contact PR representative Lindsay Stuart via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 305-374-4404 x 149. You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ibattz or Twitter at https://twitter.com/goibattz
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Jelly Bean [4.1])
- Screen size 4.8 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in
- Weight 4.7 oz
- Released 2012-06-21
Apple iPhone 5