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3.0 out of 5 stars Good charge, poor quality., October 27, 2011
This review is from: PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S (Wireless Phone Accessory)
The Phonesuit Elite does exactly what it's supposed to do, charge your iPhone. Personally I think the charge time is longer than advertised (Never actually timed it though) but that doesn't matter to me as I charge my phone and Phonesuit at night while sleeping. The best thing about the phonesuit is that I dont have to worry about down grading my iphone's capabilities by turning off notificatioins or dimming the brightness on the screen or any battery saving tricks. I am constantly on my phone and the regular battery by itself just doesn't cut it at all. So with that said the phonesuit does it's intended purpose and keeps me from having to charge my phone during the day at all. Now for the bad. It's advertised that the phonesuit is made with exceptional quality materials but I beg to differ. Heat will cause the overlay to crinkle up and turn into what looks like a dry desert ground. The top peice that snaps onto the case once the iphone is placed inside of it is very flimsy and although it comes with two of them (probably because it is so frail) it has cracked on the bottom part of the camera opening and also chipped off a piece and cracked by the lock button. Also, after normal use the outer layer of material on the entire case has started rubbing off and does not present a very pleasant appearance. In closing the phonesuit does it's job which is mostly what I care about but it is a big downfall that you pay $80 and its made out of cheap materials that break or crack and deteriorate easily. I have owned my phonesuit for 2 months.
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Initial post: Nov 1, 2011 9:36:34 AM PDT
Carboncow says:
Make sure you are running off your phone battery first before using the backup. My phone got warm for the 1.5-2 hours it transfered it's power to the iphone and then was done. This the same heat as you will feel with your phone charging...but it now cannot radiate due to the cover.

I think this unit OK but suggest the Juice Air for better quality or the uNu for a $35.00 option that works well enough.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 4:56:03 PM PDT
J. Carrillo says:
I've been using my PhoneSuit for a few months now it works like a charm. I'm using the original clip and haven't had any rubber peel. Perhaps you received a defect case.

Posted on May 23, 2012 10:52:53 AM PDT
Yes ... the $80 price does seem a bit high, especially since "kgb deals" sells it now online for $23 including shipping cost.

Posted on Aug 8, 2012 8:55:38 PM PDT
007's says:
YES I can confirm that the rubber coating is not as resilient as it is supposed I have had mine for two weeks and already I can see some scuffing on the edges however given that it is designed to take a hit which is part of the intent I can't see how you can make something with a rubber coating that thin and light weight to absorb that kind of punishment and not have it rub off. Even the hard plastic cases as impact resistant it maybe will still manage to get scratched somehow. The only case I have seen so far that can take the abuse that will offer full protection is the Ballistic or Otterbox case which is a heavy duty rubber material deigned for serious abuse. I also found a cheaper version made by Rawlings that you can get for $10 at Marshall's. The only drawback of course is that there is no back up battery and it is much heavier than any case I have used. I got mine at Costco.com for a good price plus an extra cigarette lighter adapter and some extra shields for $65 which is a bargain compared to Mophie.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 10:09:54 AM PST
My PhoneSuite stopped receiving a charge when plugged in. This is after having it for only one month. My son's PhoneSuite lasted Two months. After paying $80 for the PhoneSuite, I feel that it is a rip-off. I won't get a replacement, even if I can. Instead, I will look for a battery case charger or something similar that costs less, is reliable and does the job of charging my iPhone! Does anyone have any suggestions? After searching, I can't make up my mind, plus, I'm afraid of
Being ripped off again. In my search, I have found portable chargers that fit outside the phone and other, less expensive battery case chargers. Although they are less expensive, I still would hate to be disappointed again!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 9:16:35 AM PST
I got a phonesuite for an early Christmas present. Here's the link: PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S I absolutely love it!!! Ir keeps my phone charged all day. I haven't had any problems at all. We just ordered 3 more for Christmas presents. The last one only cost $55 incl shipping thru Amazon. I have owned the phonesuite for about 3 weeks now. Sometimes the phone charge has lasted up to 3 days! Wow! I was busy and wasn't on the phone all day. It typically lasts 1-2 days for me, then I recharge once the phone and the case need a charge. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 7:22:34 AM PST
Scott Burns says:
I have to agree with the above. I've had my phone suit for 9 months, and it fell apart and is now not working. The coating started to wear off after 2 months, then the battery switch on the bottom started losing it's functionality after about 4 months, and now it is completely broken, rendering the case useless. The back cover started to peel away from the battery in less than 6 months, I had to put tape on it to hold it on. I take care of my stuff: I don't give my phone to my kid, drop my phone, etc. I really loved this product when I got it, but I feel the overall quality is very poor. Can't believe it lasted a little less than 9 months, that's just pitiful!
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