I’m very happy with my iPhone 5 and yes, I still feel the same happiness whenever I hold the phone in my hand even after more than a month use. It’s an awesome device! No matter what people say, for me, the iPhone 5 is the BEST smartphone out there! But hey, nothing’s perfect. Admit it or not, we will never be fully satisfied with anything. My beef with iPhone 5 is its battery life. I guess it has something to do with the way I use my cellphone. I tweet a lot and I check the internet almost every few minutes. With that kind of major usage, my iPhone 5 doesn’t last more than 4-5 hours. I have to do something because I cannot always find an outlet to charge my iPhone whenever I go out. I then discovered iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank Case for iPhone 5.
What I like about the iBattz Mojo Hi5 case is this: it’s a case. I’m serious! Most battery enhancers are external devices that you just connect to your gadget. With the iBattz Mojo Hi5, you can snap it on your iPhone 5! It was a great innovation and I believe we should give iBattz some credit for thinking out of the box!
For just Php 3,750, you’ll get more than your money’s worth. Imagine that you get two cases (black and white) apart from the battery power bank. That’s like getting three different accessories in one!
While I’m not a fan of the case design, I understand why it was done that way. You see, there are three holes at the back of the case. There is a purpose for that.
You connect the powerbank through those holes. It’s really cool because you don’t need to adjust. You still hold your iPhone 5 the same way. (I have to take the iPhone 5 off so that you can see clearly how to assemble the iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank case).
Once you snapped on the powerbank to the case, you’ll have to use the flexible cable in order to transfer power from the case into the iPhone 5.
Now, one thing to note is that you have to buy the lightning to Micro USB adapter separately. It is not iBattz fault because Apple became so strict with accessories using lightning cable. Apple has so many restrictions that makers like iBattz decided to stick with Micro USB for the meantime. I bought the Lightning to Micro USB adapter for Php 990 at the Philippines iTunes Store.
iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank Case Experience
I gave myself 2 weeks to use the product before I review it here in HeaRty’s Haven. Overall, I loved the iBattz Mojo Hi5 case! It functions as advertised. It really does give 150% more power to the iPhone 5!
There are three things to remember:
- charge the power bank fully. One full charge takes 5 hours.
- You can charge the iPhone 5 from 0-100%. That’s basically what the 2500 mAh iBattz Hi5 case can do: one full charge & gives power to the iPhone as well while charging on the go! It’s the slimmest power bank in the market too!
- You can do charging on both the power bank and the iPhone 5 at the same time!
I feel 5 hours is tad a bit long for charging. The amount of time that I can use with the iBattz Hi5 case is almost the same as its charging time. For now, this is the best solution in my constant battery issue with iPhone 5. It’s working for me and I continue to use it until I find a better alternative.
Should you buy it? Well, it will depend on your need. I want to reiterate though that you’re getting 2 different cases PLUS the power bank. If there’s only one accessory that you need to buy for your iPhone 5 then the iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank Case is for you.
But wait, there’s more!
While the iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank Case was created for the iPhone 5, you can actually charge other mobile devices as well. The only thing here is you cannot use the cases included in the package since those were meant for the iPhone 5. For the power bank, that’s totally usable to any mobile devices as the iBattz hi5 is powered by USB.
Input : 5V DC, 500 mA
Output : 5V DC, 1A
Battery Capacity : 2500 mAh Li-Ion
Battery Charging Time : ~ 5 hours
Battery Life Cycle : 500
- Slim minimalist, detachable unibody aluminium design.
- Detachable Design: Attached via a Protective Snap-On iPhone 5 Case.
- Pass Through Charging Support: Charge both the power bank and iPhone 5 at the same time.
- Fast Charge: Halves the charging time of your iPhone 5 compared to a standard 500 mA USB power output.
- Versatile: Can charge other mobile devices that are powered by USB.
- Intelligent Power Management: Over-Charge, Over-Current and Short Circuit Protection.