What to know before buying an iPhone battery case
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What to know before buying an iPhone battery case

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[SOUND] Please, please, please. [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] 95.7 the party station. Congrats you've just won two free tickets to see [INAUDIBLE]. Running out of battery sucks. But carrying a charger around means you need to find a nearby plug. Which often what is you between two trash cans and forces other people to literally look down on you. [BLANK_AUDIO] And sure there are portable battery packs but that can be like carrying a brick around in your pocket. Another option is a phone case which has the battery built in so you can protect and charge your phone at the same time. While they definitely add more heft, consolidating these two devices is still convenient when you're on the go. If you're thinking about buying one there are a few things to keep in mind. First, the extra bulk I mentioned often means that your phones buttons and ports are harder to access. Your earbuds might not reach the headphone jack either, and a lot of companies include headphone extenders for this very reason. The [UNKNOWN] aren't the best looking things around, but it's unfortunately necessary if you wanna listen to your music and phone call. Second, if you have an iPhone which uses a proprietary eight pin lightening port to charge You'll have to carry two ports. Most iPhone charging cases use micro USB so unless you get Apple's own smart battery case, which also has the eight pin connection, you're going to have to deal with this minor inconvenience. Third, look for a case that has an on/off switch, and a battery indicator. Most cases have this and they're very practical A power button lets you control exactly when you wanna juice up your device, and it prevents overcharging. An indicator lets you know if your case has enough reserve to power up your phone throughout the day. Lastly, know that there are a variety of battery cases to choose from, depending on your needs Mophie was one of the earliest companies to jump on this market and while its Juice Pack Plus is a bit pricey, it's solidly designed and it includes a big 3.3 ampihour battery. If you have an active lifestyle or you're just kind of a klutz, something like Otterbox's durable Resurgence Power case Might work for you. And if you're on the lookout for something slim and affordable, Incipio's Offgrid Express is a good value and gives your iPhone a full charge. Whatever you choose, a case that protects and charges your phone is undoubtedly useful. And who knows, the next time you're in a pinch It could save you from having another complete meltdown in your car. Caller 95? No, folks, looks like caller 95 is missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime. Let's go to caller 96. [MUSIC]

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