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 microfiber 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 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 Center, 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 LTE*

    Video playback up to 24 hours*

    What’s in the Box

    iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case

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  • 2.5 Average
    2 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

      558 of 653 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

      323 of 435 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

      253 of 300 people found this useful

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

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      DON'T DO IT

      While it's a good idea in theory, this case deteriorated quickly. The battery on the case doesn't last long and started to go downhill about two months after I While it's a good idea in theory, this case deteriorated quickly. The battery on the case doesn't last long and started to go downhill about two months after I got it. An hour at the Apple store of them trying to explain to me how many minutes per day I'm on the phone and not wanting to do anything about it was annoying. I decided it was better than nothing so continued to use it. Now it's peeling and I can see the hard part of the case (under peeling silicone) is also cracked. Spent 30 minutes on the phone with support and they're sending me another but charging me until I send the old one back. Did not expect this with Apple who I'm so financially tied to in so many ways and have been for many years. I don't think you're hurting for money are you, Apple? To the point you can't offer the same customer service as other professional companies? On another note, don't buy white or a light color. It instantly turned pink from being in a red jacket. Then after it's been in jeans pockets imagine that pink mixing with blue....grey....UGLY! Don't do it!

      • Written by Cindy B from Lacona

      Is this review useful?DON'T DO IT

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Wish the battery case worked and wish Apple cared that it doesn’t.

      I had high hopes for this battery case after limited success with other brands and Apples history of quality. I looked forward to the ability to charge and use I had high hopes for this battery case after limited success with other brands and Apples history of quality. I looked forward to the ability to charge and use Apple headphones without the compatibility issues of other cases or the need to use wireless headphones. Purchased late July 2018, the case did well on a trip to Europe where the drain of searching for signal can zap a battery in no time. My phone, without an external battery, lasts about 2 hours under general conditions before it is at 50%. The case certainly extended the life of the phone for all day usage. Plus, the smart technology means you do not need to tell the case to charge. It does so automatically. About a month ago, the case stopped charging “smartly” but generally a quick removal and replacement of the case set it straight. Annoying, not doable. This week, the charging port for the case stopped working. First for headphones, next for external charging. The case is just 4 months old. No problem, Apple service is great. Wrong. I take the case to an Apple store, prepared to get replacement when I am told that replacement was denied due to external damage. A pin is bent in the charging port. Mind you, the only items inserted into the port over the past 4 months are Apple certified headphones and charging cables. Disappointed is an understatement and the only reason for 2 stars is that it worked for a time and is the only option out there. My only option now is to buy another disposable battery case or another brand of phone if I want a phone that can last all day.

      • Written by Patrick B from Lancaster

      Is this review useful?Wish the battery case worked and wish Apple cared that it doesn’t.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Silicon Material is not durable

      I bought this product twice and the silicon material is not durable.

      • Written by Orson V from Taytay

      Is this review useful?Silicon Material is not durable

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