Apple iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case: Review

by birtanpublished on January 23, 2021

What's up guys Mike here the Detroit Borg with a quick look and an accessory I don't think any of us saw coming this is the smart battery case for the iPhone 6 and 6s and it's designed to extend the battery life of the smaller iPhone to match the iPhone 6 plus and 6s plus now this retails for $99 it's available in charcoal gray or white now the Apple design is very similar to those third-party cases but Apple has made some tweaks that optimized the case for the iPhone so getting to the unboxing first thing we need to do here is slide out the box and inside we'll find our case so of course I have two versions

Here in both colors so we can take a look at both of them now flipping the case over inside we'll find some paperwork which we can pull out so we have a Quick Start Guide which is basically a simple image of how to install the case it's very simple and of course we have some warranty and regulatory information now at first glance these look a lot like the silicone cases for the iPhone 6 and 6s very similar materials on the outside with this nice silky texture which feels really nice in the hand but does like to pick up lint of course on the inside we

Have this nice color matching microfiber material to protect your iPhone toward the top corner we have a cutout for the camera microphone and LED flash on the left side we have our covered volume controls in addition to a cutout for our mute switch on the right side again we have a covered sleep-wake power button you can also see you toward the top that the case flexes for installation I'll show you that in just a minute the rest of the case is fairly rigid here that's because it contains the berry now if you look closely embossed inside the casing you'll find your capacity so this is

Eighteen hundred and seventy seven million powers that more than doubles the 17 hundred and 50 million power battery within the iPhone 6s but you don't see double the battery life but it does increase talktime from 14 to 25 hours and internet browsing time on LTE from 10 hours to 18 hours also on the inside kind of a strange place to put it is an LED charging light so when it's charging its amber and when it's fully charged it's green now down below we have this big charging apparatus so we have a lightning connector which connects

Directly to the phone so the battery discharges from the case to the iPhone using this lightning connector of course we also have a lightning connector pass-through at the bottom now because this era covers up some vital functions for the iPhone we do get some pass throughs so we have a pass-through for the speaker the microphone and a pretty deep pass-through for the head phone jack so this means that not all headphones will work with this Casey and of course Apple's ear pods will work with it and some third-party headphones but more often than not your existing

Headphones will not work with this casing now installing the phone is pretty easy you just snap it in toward the top and slide it down until it makes the connection with a lightning connector and soon as it makes a connection it starts charging your iPhone there's no way to turn this off so it's always discharging into your iPhone so if your iPhone is at 100% it's still discharging into your iPhone until the battery case drains so there's no option to turn that off yet now thanks to the battery widget within iOS 9 you can see the charge status of both the

Casing and the iPhone independently so you can see which one is pulling power and which one needs to be charged now because the case is always charging the iPhone if you have the case plugged into a charger it will charge the case and the iPhone at the same time now if your iPhone is completely depleted the case will charge it up to about 80% now if you look at the bottom of the case with the phone dot you'll find that the speaker and microphone are now facing four this is actually quite nice for speaker quality because the speaker is now facing the user so I actually think

The speaker sounds better with this case on them without ironically in an effort to replicate the battery life of a 6s Plus this case actually makes the 6s heavier than the 6s plus so with the case the 6s weighs about eight point six ounces but the 6s plus even with apples leather case weighs about seven point four ounces ultimately this is a very controversial accessory because it doesn't look very good with this battery pack sort of tucked in the back it doesn't blend nicely with the case but I actually like this design because this means there's less bulk around the

Casing so when you're handling the phone it doesn't feel as bulky as something like the Mophie Juice Pack of course people will disagree here but for me I actually find this a little more comfortable to use and the other issue here is you can't put the case on standby so it's always discharging into the iphone whether you want it to or not but there are some benefits to this design so we're using the Adel lightning connector to charge the case and the phone at the same time when a lot of third-party cases are using micro USB you can also easily check the battery

Status of the case thanks to the software on the iPhone which is something you currently can't do with third-party cases the case also integrates a passive antenna to improve cellular reception which may otherwise be inhibited by the battery case ultimately big bulky battery cases like these are why prefer large phones already have larger batteries built-in like the iPhone 6s plus but for those who feel crimped by the battery life in their iPhone 6 and 6s I actually think this is a nice solution which is specifically designed for the iPhone so

There's less compromise here but of course opinions will vary on this but what I want to know is what you think of this accessory in the comment section below please let me know if you guys like this video please give it a thumbs up and I'll see you again in the next video

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