Top positive review
34 people found this helpful
Just what I needed
on July 7, 2012
I love this Boostcase. It is exactly what I needed.
When I first got my iPhone I wasn't having any problem with the battery running down. Then I discovered more and more about my iPhone's features. As I moved on from basic e-mail and phone calls to making use of a variety of apps, I found that I almost always ran out of battery before I ran out of daytime. I tried to keep chargers handy, in my car and in my purse, but it simply wasn't convenient.
Enter the Boostcase. Here are my thoughts on this item:
It can take up to six hours to completely charge both your phone and the Boostcase if both are run down, but that almost never happens. This case offers hours and hours of use. I am on my phone and using apps (with push notifications) from 7 am each day and it is generally somewhere around 10 pm before the case is out of juice and it switches back to the primary phone battery (which at that point still has a full charge). To charge only the case generally takes around three hours.
On the downside, the case is heavy. It more than doubles the weight of my phone. So I stopped carrying the phone in my pocket and now put it in my purse instead. But the shape fits easily into my hand and the texture of the case keeps it from being slippery which helps me maintain my grip on the phone. (And with speaker phone and bluetooth the weight isn't as much of a problem as it would be if you were holding the phone to your ear for long periods of time).
The openings around the phone buttons and camera are more than sufficient and do not make it difficult to use the headphone jack (like some other cases that I have tried).
Since the case is made of two pieces it is easy to detach the battery part of the Boostcase and just use the snap on case that the battery attaches to. This is helpful if you have a stereo system or dock that you want to pop your iPhone into. This also means that you can charge the Boostcase separately from your phone if needed. So, if you are a super high battery user, you could run down the case, detach the battery and leave it charging while you use your phone's internal battery and in three hours you could plug your case back in and be good to go. I find this helpful when I'm on international flights where I'm on the go for 36 hours (or longer)and I want to watch videos for hours on end or use my Kindle reader. All I need is to find a plug-in for my case on my layover (or on the plane) and I never run out of power or lose the use of my phone for any period of time.
Further, I like how there is a pop of color around the sides, but that it is not overstated. (However, if you remove the battery be sure you like the color you have chosen, because the case will be one solid flash of color.)
This case is not inexpensive, but for me it is worth every penny for not having to scrounge around looking for plug-ins or limit my phone usage while out and about.
Form, Color and Design: 5 stars
Price: 4 stars
Battery Life: 5 stars
Weight: 4 stars
Overall Star Rating: 4.5