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

    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

  • 2.5 Average
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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

      537 of 630 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

      310 of 418 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

      239 of 286 people found this useful

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

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      SAVED MY PHONES LIFE!!!

      I put my phone on the roof of my friends car as I was getting out to grab my other stuff out of the backseat. I forgot i put it on the roof of the car and she I put my phone on the roof of my friends car as I was getting out to grab my other stuff out of the backseat. I forgot i put it on the roof of the car and she ended up driving away and as i got into my house I forgot where I put my phone after a few minutes. So Then I went on my computer messaged her through there saying I think I forgot my phone in your car can you please check. At this point I’m starting to panic because she said it wasn’t in there she even pulled over and checked search the whole car, and said again it wasn’t in there. I then sent her a message saying maybe it’s on the roof of her car, she said she thought its not possible but then she pulled over again and thought maybe it is... and it was on the roof of her car!!! it made it 5.7km on the roof of that car, if it wasn’t for that phone case being the design it is and silicon my phone would be destroyed!!! Oh and it keeps my phone charged all day.

      • Written by Denal S from Woodstock

      Is this review useful?SAVED MY PHONES LIFE!!!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Total waste of money and terrible support from Apple

      At first the case was running fine then after a few months it started playing up (not holding charge then eventually not being charging at all). So I went to th At first the case was running fine then after a few months it started playing up (not holding charge then eventually not being charging at all). So I went to the Apple store and they gave me a replacement. I thought that would be the end of it but the replacement unit started to wear really quickly. The rubber outer layer started peeling and the corners started to crack and that’s from me rarely removing it from my phone. I took it to the Apple store and they REFUSED to replace it! They stated that I should have come in as soon as I started to notice the damage but going to an Apple store is not easy for me and I was not willing to go out of my way just to see them at the first sign of wear. I paid $170 for this unit and expect quality and good service but got total rubbish. I hope this message will prevent someone getting poisoned from a dodgy Apple like I did.

      • Written by Jonathan C from Rowville

      Is this review useful?Total waste of money and terrible support from Apple

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not worth it

      I have had the product about 7 months now, I had to get a replacement because the first one ripped. Now the replacement case does not hold a charge, definitely I have had the product about 7 months now, I had to get a replacement because the first one ripped. Now the replacement case does not hold a charge, definitely not worth the price.

      • Written by Courtney B from winter haven

      Is this review useful?Not worth it

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