iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case - Black

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  • Overview

    Engineered exclusively for iPhone 7, the Smart Battery Case gives you even longer battery life while offering great protection. Inside, a soft microfibre lining helps protect your iPhone. And on the outside, the silky, soft-touch finish of the silicone exterior feels great in your hand. A soft elastomer hinge design makes it easy to put the case on and take it off.

    Charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously for increased talk time up to 26 hours, Internet use up to 22 hours on 4G LTE, and even longer audio and video playback.* With the Smart Battery Case on, the intelligent battery status is displayed on the iPhone Lock screen and in Notification Centre, so you know exactly how much charge you have left.

    This case supports Lightning accessories, such as the Lightning to USB Cable (included with your iPhone), and works with the iPhone Lightning Dock (sold separately).

    Highlights

    Designed by Apple

    Talk time up to 26 hours*

    Internet use up to 22 hours on 4G LTE*

    Video playback up to 24 hours*

    What’s in the Box

    iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case

    Manufacturer Information

    Lithium-Based Battery Shipments

    Due to stand-alone lithium-based battery shipping restrictions, this product may only ship via ground and is subject to domestic and international shipping requirements. If the final ship to address can not ship via ground, the order may be subject to cancellation.

  • iPhone Models

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      First impressions are great. How will it fare over time?

      If anyone else is like me and puts their phone through sporadic, heavy use, this may be a great option to avoid excessive cables and having to carry a separate If anyone else is like me and puts their phone through sporadic, heavy use, this may be a great option to avoid excessive cables and having to carry a separate battery or charge cable. I picked up the iPhone 7 today in the 256GB black model and decided to also pick up a black iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case. I definitely tried one out in-store before committing, since they are $100, after all. Inserting the phone into the case is interesting. There is one flexible area on the entire case, about 3/4 of the way up the case if you start from the bottom. From there, you insert your phone almost entirely in line with the case and slide it down, and then the top of the case (the lip) pulls right over the top of the phone. Pretty easy but not exactly intuitive the very first time you do it. Taking it out is the reverse of the process I described. I recommend using two thumbs to slide the phone up once you've taken the lip of the case off the top of the phone. The feel in your hand is great. The protruding speaker section at the bottom makes the balance in your hand a bit different than a standard case, and slightly defeats the purpose of getting the iPhone 7 over the 7 Plus, but I only plan on using this case on days where I know I'll be out a lot. The inside is a velour-like feel that will prevent your phone from getting scratched from trapped debris like some purely silicone cases can do. There is also a status light on the interior of the case showing an orange LED while it charges. I don't yet know what it looks like when fully charged. Your iPhone battery widget will tell you the respective battery levels for the two devices: your phone and the case. From what it appears, the case depletes first while it charges your phone, and then your phone battery is used once your battery case is depleted. The speaker holes are not new speakers and microphones, but instead just holes to allow your voice and/or music to pass through to the phone's speaker and mic. I was informed by the person helping me today at the Apple Store that these are most likely not water resistant like the iPhone 7 -- and I can see why. That velour interior would be wrecked if you got it all wet! Lastly, as you might have figured from my above description, you can charge the case independent of having the phone in it. Right now my phone is on my desk restoring apps from my iCloud backup while the case charges in my Lightning dock. I hope everyone enjoyed this review. What are your thoughts?

      • Written by Andrew L from Santa Rosa

      423 of 483 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?First impressions are great. How will it fare over time?

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Awesome!

      I have had this case for a single day and am already in love. I have not yet received my iPhone 7 in the mail but this case came in yesterday. Currently I am us I have had this case for a single day and am already in love. I have not yet received my iPhone 7 in the mail but this case came in yesterday. Currently I am using it on my 6 just to test it out and i am impressed. I use my phone for work and am constantly on it all day. I have not charged the case or phone in 15 hours, my phone is at 100% battery and the case is at 56%. I could go another day without charging the case and not even touch the charge in my phone until late tomorrow. High five!

      • Written by Michael B from Hurst

      248 of 329 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awesome!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Essential case for those who hate charging their phone constantly

      I purchased this case along for my new iPhone 7. I previously had the Smart Battery case for the 6s and I really enjoyed the extra battery life, usually not hav I purchased this case along for my new iPhone 7. I previously had the Smart Battery case for the 6s and I really enjoyed the extra battery life, usually not having to charge for about 2 days at a time. After about 4 months of ownership the back of the case started showing signs of wear with sections of the silicon looking more used than others. With this new model for the 7 I think they have improved upon the original nicely. The new darker color of the case suits the 7's black color nicely, the older case seemed to have more a dark grey tone to it. Also the larger battery capacity seems to have improved the time between charges as well. I was able to get almost 3 days of battery life since I got the case. I still don't find the astetchics of the case to be particularly good looking but the ergonomics of the case with the battery bulk inset allowing for better grip makes it the best battery case I found to actually hold and use for extended periods of time. I would highly recommend this case.

      • Written by Joseph S from Richardson

      191 of 227 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Essential case for those who hate charging their phone constantly

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Better off going aftermarket

      Sprung for the genuine Apple accessory even though similar aftermarket accessories were 1/4 the price. Not worth it at all - Silicone started wearing off wi Sprung for the genuine Apple accessory even though similar aftermarket accessories were 1/4 the price. Not worth it at all - Silicone started wearing off within the first couple weeks of use , eventually the finish had worn off by month one and by month two the casing was starting to tear at the upper left hand side. Mind you I have left the phone in the case and was not removing it and putting it back in daily. Apple will not cover this under warranty as they consider it cosmetic (50% of the reason for buying an Apple product) Now my phones battery runs hot and it certainly doesn't last as long as when the case was new and I have not even owned it 6 months. I wish I had returned it when I had the opportunity. My advice - buy a generic charger case for 1/4 the price , at least you wont feel hosed when it fails.

      • Written by Ryan J from Wayland

      Is this review useful?Better off going aftermarket

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      no good silicone falls apart

      Had the case 7 months and rarely place it in my pocket. Like everyone else the corners of the case start falling apart wearing for no reason. Going to try and e Had the case 7 months and rarely place it in my pocket. Like everyone else the corners of the case start falling apart wearing for no reason. Going to try and exchange it. For a 100 $ should last longer.

      • Written by thomas F from deer park

      Is this review useful?no good silicone falls apart

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great case!

      I have had other external battery cases in the past. All required a different cable to charge their case. Very,very frustrating!!! I love that you can use the I have had other external battery cases in the past. All required a different cable to charge their case. Very,very frustrating!!! I love that you can use the OEM lighting cable. I like that you can view on your phones screen both battery levels! Great design Apple!!!

      • Written by Erik H from Kent

      Is this review useful?Great case!

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