1. TLD1's Avatar
    How do y'all u like the reserve? I picked it up Black Friday weekend for $40 but haven't tried it yet.
    I've put it on the phone, but have yet to put it to the test. It is a whole lot slimmer than the Juice Packs in the past.
    12-15-2015 12:21 PM
  2. Maf C's Avatar
    1st day with the smart case. Bit heavier than I'd expected but nice to be at mid evening with 97% battery remaining having charged the night before. The humps not an issue for me and I assume the real reason is so as to not cover the antenna. If anything my signal seems to have improved which may be a result of moving from apples leather case to the smart case maybe the internal antenna in the case is helping. Call quality/sound is just as good as it was. Im a fairly heavy user & normally re-charge 2-3 times a day where I can. Personally I prefer the design over the competition & am more than happy with the improved battery life.
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    12-16-2015 02:23 PM
  3. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I just picked up the Smart Battery Case yesterday along with a new 6s. I love this case. When it was announced, I dismissed it pretty quickly based on looks, but I honestly even like the way it looks in person.

    Battery life is stellar. I've been off charger today for 8 hours. LOTS of screen on time and my case is at 40%. Phone is still 100%. Based on the usage stats, the case alone should take me from 7:30am to 7:30pm.

    The 6s with this case easily beats the battery life on my 6s Plus, and along with it I get one handed use, a front facing speaker (this really does make a big difference), and a great feeling case.

    I'm honestly thrilled with this case. I think Apple did a stellar job. I have zero regrets dropping the money on this.

    For anyone concerned about the headphone hole... Yup, it's small. They sell a $10 Belkin adapter in the Apple Store that works great though. I picked it up along with the case.
    Last edited by Ticojpunk; 12-16-2015 at 05:47 PM.
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    12-16-2015 03:24 PM
  4. john_v's Avatar
    Stop making me want this. I already have a battery case

    I just picked up the Smart Battery Case yesterday along with a new 6s. I love this case. When it was announced, I dismissed it pretty quickly based on looks, but I honestly even like the way it looks in person.

    Battery life is stellar. I've been off charger today for 8 hours. LOTS of screen on time and my case is at 40%. Phone is still 100%. Based on the usage stats, the case alone should take me from 7:30am to 7:30pm.

    The 6s with this case easily beats the battery life on my 6s Plus, and along with it I get one handed use, a front spacing speaker (this really does make a big difference), and a great feeling case.

    I'm honestly thrilled with this case. I think Apple did a stellar job. I have zero regrets dropping the money on this.

    For anyone concerned about the headphone hole... Yup, it's small. They sell a $10 Belkin adapter in the Apple Store that works great though. I picked it up along with the case.
    12-16-2015 03:29 PM
  5. doogald's Avatar
    That humpback case is just plain ugly BTW. Although having a lightning connector rather than micro USB, like many other battery cases do, is smart.
    So, I ended up buying one as well - I just got it yesterday. I haven't used it for a full day yet - I'm going to test it out fully tomorrow. (I had the phone in the case for a few hours last night but today wasn't really a good day to use it full time, and the case was initially charged only to about 70% or so.) But, I decided to give it a try because the other battery case I have, the Tylt Energi case, is just too heavy and too thick to handle comfortably with the battery case on.

    I generally don't need a battery case all that often, but there are days when I use my phone more heavily than normal without opportunities to plug in for a quick charge, and so this case, with the smaller, lighter battery pack,turns out to be just right for me. I agree with others that the hump is not all that annoying and, luckily, my Bose earbuds have a connector that fits the opening. I also like that the charger keeps the phone always charged until it runs out, on the off chance I ever need to remove the case.

    So, this is a keeper for me, and my initial impression above was a little hasty.
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    12-16-2015 03:32 PM
  6. Ticojpunk's Avatar

    So, this is a keeper for me, and my initial impression above was a little hasty.
    Awesome. Yeah, I look back at my initial knee-jerk postings and I sound pretty judgmental about a case that I'd yet to hold, see, or try in real life.

    I honestly can't believe I'm considering keeping this case on the majority of the time. I actually liked the extra weight that I got with the 6s Plus. This case gives me that solid feel while retaining great one-handed usability.
    12-16-2015 05:53 PM
  7. TLD1's Avatar
    So, I ended up buying one as well - I just got it yesterday. I haven't used it for a full day yet - I'm going to test it out fully tomorrow. (I had the phone in the case for a few hours last night but today wasn't really a good day to use it full time, and the case was initially charged only to about 70% or so.) But, I decided to give it a try because the other battery case I have, the Tylt Energi case, is just too heavy and too thick to handle comfortably with the battery case on.

    I generally don't need a battery case all that often, but there are days when I use my phone more heavily than normal without opportunities to plug in for a quick charge, and so this case, with the smaller, lighter battery pack,turns out to be just right for me. I agree with others that the hump is not all that annoying and, luckily, my Bose earbuds have a connector that fits the opening. I also like that the charger keeps the phone always charged until it runs out, on the off chance I ever need to remove the case.

    So, this is a keeper for me, and my initial impression above was a little hasty.
    So, how is the case material as far as added "gripage" compared say to the Apple leather (my current) case or a Mophie Juice Pack with the satin finish. And, if you keep your iPhone in your front pocket, does the case material attract a bunch of pocket lint?
    12-16-2015 05:54 PM
  8. Maf C's Avatar
    Case is grippier than the leather. 1st time I popped it in my front jeans pocket & took it out there were signs of lint/fluff but I've not noticed it since. Having used heavily all day (in & out of pocket) rested on various dusty surfaces & handled with dirty/greasy hands it's looking as good as new. Doesn't slip out your pocket as easy as the leather either.
    12-16-2015 06:14 PM
  9. robertk328's Avatar
    There are times I want to pick this case up. For grins I tried to use my white silicone case today and switched it at lunch. Too much pocket lint I'll be content with my portable charger for now.
    12-16-2015 07:48 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    So, how is the case material as far as added "gripage" compared say to the Apple leather (my current) case or a Mophie Juice Pack with the satin finish. And, if you keep your iPhone in your front pocket, does the case material attract a bunch of pocket lint?
    Definitely easier to grip when comparing the silicone to leather. Versus any Mophie Juice Pack, the Apple Smart Battery Case wins, hands down.

    I'm guilty of dismissing it when I first laid eyes on it. But how it manages battery power and all is vastly superior to the Mophie cases. The 1877 mAh are managed very well.
    12-17-2015 02:25 PM
  11. TLD1's Avatar
    Dangit!!

    You guys are going to make me fork over the $100 and buy one of these, aren't you?
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    12-17-2015 04:46 PM
  12. john_v's Avatar
    Dangit!!

    You guys are going to make me fork over the $100 and buy one of these, aren't you?
    I know, right?
    12-17-2015 04:47 PM
  13. doogald's Avatar
    So, how is the case material as far as added "gripage" compared say to the Apple leather (my current) case or a Mophie Juice Pack with the satin finish.
    I've never used a Mophie, but, yes, it's much less slick than an Apple leather case. I think it's also more grippy that then Apple silicone case.

    And, if you keep your iPhone in your front pocket, does the case material attract a bunch of pocket lint?
    Yes, a little. I didn't have much trouble brushing it off.


    I'm about 11 hours off charger. The phone is at 100% still, the case is at 51%. At this point yesterday, without the battery case, the phone was at about 60& to 65%. (I went to bed last night at 11:30 with the phone at 41%.)
    12-17-2015 05:12 PM
  14. krazyatom's Avatar
    Can you guys recommend good battery case for my iPhone 6s? I want longer battery life and slim. That's all I want.
    12-17-2015 06:58 PM
  15. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Those of you with the Smart Battery Case, are you using it all the time or just when you know you'll need extra battery? I typically do not need the kind of battery life the case provides, but it's the first battery case I wouldn't mind having on full time (or at all).

    I used it the first day and I barely cut into my phones internal battery at all. Today I went without it, but I sort of missed it. I actually love the way the "hump" sits perfectly in my palm. I'm starting to think there was some intention behind the choices they made with this design.
    12-17-2015 07:52 PM
  16. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Those of you with the Smart Battery Case, are you using it all the time or just when you know you'll need extra battery? I typically do not need the kind of battery life the case provides, but it's the first battery case I wouldn't mind having on full time (or at all).

    I used it the first day and I barely cut into my phones internal battery at all. Today I went without it, but I sort of missed it. I actually love the way the "hump" sits perfectly in my palm. I'm starting to think there was some intention behind the choices they made with this design.
    I've been using it everyday with no intention of taking it off.

    You're right about the way it sits perfectly in the hand. I'm sure they had like 10 different prototypes and this one made the most sense.
    12-17-2015 08:11 PM
  17. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I bought the charcoal gray one as I have a Space Gray iPhone. I really like the look of the white case. Does anyone have it, and can you comment on if it starts looking pretty dirty very quickly?
    12-17-2015 09:30 PM
  18. robertk328's Avatar
    I bought the charcoal gray one as I have a Space Gray iPhone. I really like the look of the white case. Does anyone have it, and can you comment on if it starts looking pretty dirty very quickly?
    I have the regular white silicone (without the battery) and it doesn't get bad at all though you can wash it. Not sure you can wash the battery version?

    I'm wondering if the space grey phone and charcoal cases show lint less than the white/white combo.... I bet they do.
    12-18-2015 07:26 AM
  19. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I have the regular white silicone (without the battery) and it doesn't get bad at all though you can wash it. Not sure you can wash the battery version?

    I'm wondering if the space grey phone and charcoal cases show lint less than the white/white combo.... I bet they do.
    I'm not really seeing my lint on my charcoal gray battery case. It also depends though on how linty the picket is I'm sticking the phone in. In any case it wipes right off with your finger.
    12-18-2015 07:40 AM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    No, I don't plan to use this every day - I won't need to.

    For me the phone is too heavy and too long with the case on to want to use it every day. I run with my phone in a pocket and this would be just too uncomfortable to use daily.

    That said, I know this phone will have battery fatigue at some point on the future and this case could be a good way to postpone it, though I can also just start using this case full time when i start noticing it.
    12-18-2015 08:11 AM
  21. carrickfergus's Avatar
    I would consider buying one the next time I travel overseas. Constant roaming eats through a battery like crazy. When I owned a blackberry I used to bring an extra battery with me just to get through the day.
    12-18-2015 08:22 AM
  22. phreddyl's Avatar
    If I didn't just buy the mophie Black Friday I would have probably purchased this.
    12-18-2015 10:38 AM
  23. TLD1's Avatar
    If I didn't just buy the mophie Black Friday I would have probably purchased this.
    My Juice Pack Reserve is sitting in it's box all ready to return to Mophie...but I'm still on the fence about the cost of this case vs. what I paid for the Mophie product. It certainly won't be on my phone as a daily driver, and will only be used if I go to St. Louis for a game where I can't get to a charger easily...

    Hmmmmmmmmm...
    12-18-2015 05:30 PM
  24. phreddyl's Avatar
    My Juice Pack Reserve is sitting in it's box all ready to return to Mophie...but I'm still on the fence about the cost of this case vs. what I paid for the Mophie product. It certainly won't be on my phone as a daily driver, and will only be used if I go to St. Louis for a game where I can't get to a charger easily...

    Hmmmmmmmmm...
    That's what I use mine for too- I paid $40 Black Friday weekend. Bought two- one for me and one for my hubby for $80 total for both. Can't beat that. I'm keeping mine. Haven't taken out of box yet. Baseball season sadly months away
    12-18-2015 05:35 PM
  25. akutch34's Avatar
    Baseball season sadly months away
    Hang in there, I'm with you on that one.
    12-19-2015 09:20 AM
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