Over the past few weeks I have been testing out Exogear’s Exolife battery case for the iPhone 4 and I have to say it’s not like any battery case you’ve used with your iPhone before. That’s because it is the thinnest and lightest offering on the market. The Exolife hardly adds any weight or thickness to your iPhone 4 so it’s like you’re using a regular case- but you get a battery with it too.
The case itself is made from durable polycarbonate and does a good job of protecting the bottom, top, back, and sides of your iPhone 4. The case is two pieces: a back piece with the battery system and a piece that goes around the iPhone 4’s stainless steel antenna band. This holds the two pieces together in addition to providing protection to the antenna band. Click read more for the full review:
Now to the battery. Exogear claims the Exogear will double your iPhone 4’s battery life on a full charge. The 1500 mAh battery system promises an additional 7 hours of talk time, 6 hours of web browsing, 40 hours of music listening, 10 hours of movie watching, and 300 hours of standby time. In my tests, Exogear’s claims mostly live up to be true. If you need serious battery life out of your phone and you need it to last for a few days or even a week (with moderate usage) the Exolife is the way to go.
This product is also perfect for anybody who wants to charge their iPhone 4 only every few days or for heavy iPhone users who have a difficult time making it through the day on a single built-in charge. This is also perfect for gamers as some of the graphic-intense games use a lot of battery life. The case itself charges via mini-USB (cable included with case) and the neat thing is that you can charge both the iPhone 4 and the case with a single cable (works with iTunes sync too).
Back the case itself. It has access to the top headphone jack, sleep/wake/power button, a hole for the back camera and flash, and a hole for the side controls: volume up/down buttons and the silent/ringer switch. The case has a battery meter on the back to show you much juice the case itself has left. There is also a button on the bottom of the case to turn the case on and off when you need to. The case even turns itself off when it does not need to be used so you save power and battery life at the same time. The only downside is that the case’s front is not really protected but there is not much you can do about that if you want a battery charging case of this style with these described features.
We recommend the Exogear for anyone in need of a battery charging case that is both well-designed and efficient. The thinness and lightness of the case really sets it apart from other battery charging cases. It’s available now in both black and white for $89.95. (Amazon has them around 40% off though at this time)