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Apple Smart Battery Case

from  $86.99+
79
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

It was only a matter of time before Apple made its own battery case, right? Too bad its debut effort, the $99 Smart Battery Case, is a bit of a hard sell. It certainly works as advertised, and niceties like iOS integration and the ability to charge the phone and the case at the same time add to its appeal. Still, there's no shortage of less expensive alternatives with bigger batteries, so only Apple die-hards need apply.

Pros
  • Extends the battery life on your iPhone 6/6s
  • Acoustic port makes audio sound better
  • Comfortable to hold onto
Cons
  • Odd-looking design
  • Expensive compared to the competition
  • No on/off switch for the battery
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58
 

Ease of use

84
 

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60
 

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68
 
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68
 
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