If you’re often interrupted by these dreaded warnings before your day is over, and a power source is usually out of reach, you may want to consider a portable charging solution for your Apple iPhone 6. Battery cases are bulkier and heavier than most standard iPhone 6 cases, but that’s because they have built-in batteries to give you the extra juice you need to get you through the day.
There are a few factors to keep in mind when deciding which battery case to get. The most important consideration is battery performance. You’ll find that some cases boast higher-capacity batteries than others, but what matters is how well they work in real life. We’ve tested some lower-capacity cases that actually outperform those with technically bigger batteries, so make sure to check the results of our battery rundown tests in each of our reviews.
Another important factor to consider is how much protection the case offers your iPhone 6. Many cases boast shock-absorbing materials and designs, and some even meet or exceed military specifications for shock and impact resistance. If it’s good enough for the Marines, it’s probably good enough for your phone. Less expensive cases focus on performance and offer only basic protection that could lessen the damage from lighter drops, but little else.
Most battery cases add significant bulk to your iPhone 6. If you’d rather not carry around the weight of a battery case, you may want to check out one of the hybrid designs we’ve reviewed, like the Tylt Energi Sliding Power Case, which entails a lightweight, slim case that fits into a separate battery section that you can pop on only when you need to charge up.
No matter which you choose, any of the cases below should help get you through the day without those pesky battery life warnings.
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Boostcase for iPhone 6
The Boostcase for iPhone 6 is a hybrid battery case with some unique aesthetic features and simple additions that place it ahead of the competition.
Mophie Juice Pack Plus (for iPhone 6)
$105.99 at Best Buy The Mophie Juice Pack Plus case offers a killer combination of good looks, increased protection, and the best battery performance for your iPhone 6.
Tylt Energi Sliding Power Case for iPhone 6
The Tylt Energi Sliding Power Case for iPhone 6 is an excellent, versatile case that offers a good amount of extra battery life.
i-Blason iPhone 6 UnityPower Rechargeable External Battery Case
The i-Blason UnityPower Rechargeable External Battery Case gives your iPhone 6 lots of added battery life for a good price, but lacks in the protection department.
Incipio offGrid Express for iPhone 6
The Incipio offGrid Express battery case is a solid performer, especially for its relatively low price tag. But you’ll need to look elsewhere if you want any sort of protection for your iPhone 6.
OtterBox Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 6
$99.95 at OtterBox The OtterBox Resurgence Power Case provides serious protection for your iPhone 6 along with a decent shot of power when your battery is running low.