Make sure you are never without power for your iPhone with the Duracell PowerMat and PowerCase. The Duracell PowerCase and PowerMat Wireless charging pad is designed for the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s. We received a Duracell PowerMat for review so we could test it out and share our findings with you.
The battery on an iPhone lasts pretty long but there are plenty of times you need a boost to the battery or it’s about to die right when you are away from a power outlet and not near your car so you can charge it up. The Duracell PowerCase is the perfect solution. It comes with a protective power case and charging station. The PowerMat is left at home so you can charge the case up at night and the case is put on your iPhone so you can charge up your phone when it needs an energy boost. The PowerCase has a built-in 2000 mAh battery.
What’s in the Box:
- Duracell PowerCase
- Duracell PowerMat
- Power supply (100-240VAC)
- Headphone extender
How to Use the Duracell Powermat PowerCase:
To put the Duracell PowerCase on your iPhone, slide out the inner shell and place the phone in it. Then slide the phone into the PowerCase, making sure it fits securely inside and that the plug fits into the phone.
Plug the Duracell PowerMat into the wall. There are rubber grippers on the bottom of the PowerMat to keep it from sliding off the counter.
To charge the PowerCase, just place the case on top of the PowerMat, making sure to line up the icon that shows on the back of the case and the matching icon on the mat. Once you have it lined up you will hear the phone vibrate to indicate it is charging. You will also see the charging icon show up on the phone itself.
The PowerMat lets you recharge your iPhone and PowerCase wirelessly by simply placing them on the mat. There is no need to plug in your iPhone. And if you’re at a different location from the PowerMat, you can also recharge your iPhone and PowerCase with a micro USB cable through the USB port on the case. It recharges your iPhone at speeds comparable to a wall outlet or the phone’s power adapter
Once your PowerCase is fully charged, press the button on the back of the case to show the LED light indicator. If you have four lights it is fully charged. Now, when you are out and about, just press that button to charge up your iPhone.
My Experience and Review:
I found the Duracell PowerCase and PowerMat set super easy to use. The case came partially charged so I was able to use it right away. The PowerCase was easy to put on my iPhone and I found the PowerMat convenient for charging it up at night.
I was thoughtful of them to find a way to keep the power cable attached to the wall outlet when not in use. It comes with a small clip so once you wind it around the wall outlet it stays in place.
I having been testing the PowerCase for a few weeks and found that it gives my phone an extra day on the battery. I put my phone through rigorous testing, using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, taking photos and videos, checking email several times, texting, reading the news through an app, and using the browser a bunch of time. I did this all in one day and only had to charge up my iPhone once using the PowerCase. It charged it to 100% and by the end of the day it was still at 87%. My iPhone battery lasted another full day and I charged it up once more before having to actually put the PowerCase on the PowerMat. I never put the case on the PowerMat the day before.
There is some added bulk to the iPhone because of the PowerCase but it is minimal and you will get used to it. You will find this is true for all power cases because of the additional battery the case has inside of it. There is no way around it. Because of the added bulk, your iPhone may not fit in your pants pocket the way it used to or in a slim purse. There is a bit of extra weight as well. I didn’t find it annoying at all and for me, the bonus of having extra power when I need it outweighs any additional weight or bulk.
I use the Duracell PowerCase all of the time now. It is a good quality case that add great protection for my iPhone. It definitely earns 5 stars from me.
The PowerCase is now available at Apple.com retails for $119.95 with Free Shipping.