Even if you feel Apple’s first ever proprietary “Smart” battery case isn’t that ugly, bulky and overpriced (which you probably don’t), there’s still one layer of protection the power bank/cover doesn’t offer. And, as some of you may have learned the hard way a couple of years back, software updates can’t make phones resist liquid interaction either.
Besides, the $100 Smart Battery Case is only compatible with the iPhone 6 and 6s for the moment, leaving your Plus-sized iOS handhelds susceptible to unintentional damage and sub-24 hours cell endurance.
Popular third-party mobile accessory manufacturer Mophie aims to solve all the above problems with a brand new “juice pack” for the iPhone 6s Plus and 6 Plus, fittingly dubbed H2Pro. Like the 6 and 6s-designed H2Pro released a while back, this costs a rather extravagant $130, offering however style, robustness and IP68 water and dust protection in the same package.
Well, perhaps style is a bit of a stretch, as your 5.5-inch iPhone will considerably gain in thickness and weight once you attach the juice pack, but at least the extra heft is distributed uniformly around the devices’ rear covers.
Meanwhile, if you’re not familiar with IP codes, let us highlight the large H2Pro shields your iPhones against immersion up to 1.2m for 30 minutes. It also complies with 810G military standards for top-notch resistance to vibrations, shocks and drops, and maybe most importantly, promises 70 percent more battery life than what Apple provides out the box, with 2,950 mAh capacity.
Yes, $130 is a lot of money, but you get quite a bit of bang for your buck.