• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cute, but broken.

    Although the Boostcase is a great idea and has many amazing colours to fit everyone..
    The charging cord that came with it requires me to jiggle it and bend it a certain way just to charge the case.
    If I accidentally were to push my phone a little I'd have to go through the jiggle and bend all over again.
    The button that indicated how much power I had left was completely off. It was red at first but 1 hour of charging later it was green.

    Not worth it.
    Returned after 6 days.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointing

    I bought this case because I have to travel a lot. The first few weeks, it worked really well. It certainly doesn't charge the phone to 100% after it's down into the red zone. My major complaint is with the rubberized coating. I took this case on vacation and the rubber coating started to completely wrinkle and flake off. After contacting Boostcase, they told me that the rubber apparently reacts to certain chemicals in hand lotion and sunscreen. So sad, because I bought this particular charging case because of the rubber coating. I'll be looking for another brand of charging case now.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea but poor on reality

    I've always used Mophie's in the past but with the change to the iPhone 5S while shopping at the Apple Store noticed this new case. I loved the idea because I wasn't always needing the added charge of the Mophie and to be able to have just the inner hybrid case when I wanted the compact size and then snap on the boost case when I needed the added power supply. This all looked great at the store but now in real world use, I'm pretty disappointed.

    The idea is still great but the extra battery supply is hardly what it says on the packaging. I haven't even been able to get a full charge off the boost case when my iPhone goes into the red zone. I've only been getting it back to about 92% which is not what you'd expect considering Boost Case says its 150% more battery life.

    I love the gold color as it matches my gold iPhone perfectly but that's not enough for me to keep this poorly working case. I'll be returning it and will probably just pick up a Mophie Juicepack power station. Probably not as convenient but Mophie's have worked better for me in the past.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't hold up to the hype!

    I had used a Mophie with my 4S for over a year. No complaints. I upgraded to the 5s a few months ago. The Apple Store salesperson convinced me the Boostcase was the way to go to add an extended battery. Plus it was supposed to give me even more added battery life (twice the Mophie).

    I do like the separate case from the battery back and the convenience to attach/detach. That is great. But the battery life was supposed to be twice of the Mophie. It is not, and probably less. Plus it is difficult to recharge. I find myself twisting and turning the cable to get it in just the right position to take a charge. Very frustrating. It should not be this difficult.

    Wish I would have purchased a Mophie.

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