One of my favorite things about the iPhone 6 Plus is the battery life. I can easily get a day or two of power on a single charge. However if you’re a road warrior who’s going to be away from a charger for even longer, then the easy solution is an external battery case. An option I’ve been testing out recently for the iPhone 6 Plus is a 4,000 mAh battery case from 1byone.
This case provides up to double the battery life of your iPhone 6 Plus. It can charge up the device two full times on a single charge. This means that you should easily be able to get through almost a week of moderate use. In my testing this case could get me through about 4 days, but that was while running the iOS 9 beta which meant my iPhone required more charging than usual. To use the battery function of this case, you simply press the button on the back. Hitting that will begin charging until your iPhone is fully charged..
To install the case, simply take off the hard bumper and slide the iPhone into place ensuring that you’ve aligned the lighting port. After that, reattach the bumper and you’re done! When you do need to replenish the case, you’ll need to have a microUSB cable on hand to charge. The case will automatically charge the iPhone first followed by the case. The 1byone iPhone 6 Plus battery case is also MFi certified which means that this case has passed Apple’s quality and safety guidelines.
Last but not least, how does this actually perform as a case? Pretty well. While the design won’t win any awards, this case does keep things somewhat thin while not being completely ugly at the same time. The matte black back also doesn’t a fairly decent job of providing grip. The one sore point here is the bumper at the top of the case. The one time I did drop my phone with this case on, the bumper detached almost immediately on contact with the ground. My iPhone was fine thankfully, but the short drop causing this bumper to detach was certainly an area of concern for me.
At $42.99 this case is by no means a bad deal. It provides a fairly good experience both as an external battery and an iPhone case. That price point certainly places it below that of many other battery cases for the iPhone 6 Plus. You can pick up this case from 1byone through Amazon. A link to buy is below.