Belkin have today announced a new charging case for the iPhone 5 called the Grip Power Battery case. Both visually and in terms of performance Belkin’s new case seems very similar to Mophie’s Juicepack Air that we reviewed recently. Both are basically the same price too.
Belkin are claiming that the Grip Power case will double your battery life whilst also providing a decent level of protection thanks to the secure-hold grip design which keeps your phone from accidentally slipping out of your hand. In addition, in case it does get dropped or bumped, the case is formed of shock-resistant material to soak up any pact forces.
One slight difference between Belkin’s and Mophie’s offerings is the way the phone is inserted. In the Juicepack Air, the bottom of the case can be removed allowing the phone to be slid into the main part of the cover. However, Belkin’s Grip Power Battery Case has an outer shock resistant bumper that is completely removed to allow the phone to be connected to the battery pack before the bumper is secured back in place around the phone.
Without getting our hands on an actual device, it’s hard to tell if it is better or not to Mophie’s offering, but at least iPhone 5 users now have a bit more choice when it comes to buying a charger case for their phone!
For more information on or to buy the Grip Power Battery Case, head to Belkin’s website.
Belkin announces Grip Power Battery Case for iPhone 5
New iPhone 5 accessory offers stylish protection and doubles the iPhone’s battery life
(Rushden, UK). – 3 June, 2013 – Belkin today announced the introduction of the Grip Power Battery Case for iPhone 5, designed to double the battery life of the newest iPhone. The Grip Power Battery Case offers Phone 5 users the perfect combination of power and beauty, ensuring that their device is always protected and ready to use.
“Smartphone users are becoming increasingly dependent on their devices, and Belkin’s new Grip Power Battery Case for iPhone 5 provides the perfect solution for people who are constantly using their iPhone for apps, videos and browsing the web. Reliable battery life is critical for on-the-go users who need their phone to keep up with their connected lifestyle,” said Albert Farag, EMEA Product Manager for smartphone accessories at Belkin.
The powerful 2000 mAh battery capacity of the Grip Power Battery Case doubles the iPhone 5’s battery life so users can talk, text and browse the web for twice as long on one charge than with the iPhone alone. In addition to extended battery life, the Grip Power Battery Case has a soft, comfortable grip design, a back-up shock-resistant bumper and an anti-glare camera ring that won’t interfere with the camera’s flash.
Grip Power Battery Case for iPhone 5 (F8W292) £89.99
- Extends iPhone 5 battery life
- 2000 mAh battery capacity
- EarPods compatible
- Shock-resistant bumper with secure-hold TPU grip
- Anti-glare camera ring
- Includes Micro-USB charging cable and headphone adapter
- Available in: Whiteout/Blacktop
The Grip Power Case is available now from our online store at www.belkin.com/uk.
Belkin makes people-inspired products that harness the power of technology to enrich people’s lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment, to mobile accessories, energy management, and a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin products connect the dots between people and the things they love. Belkin is a privately held company that was founded in 1983 and acquired Linksys in 2013, creating a powerful platform to deliver the next generation of home and wireless networking experiences. The new Belkin, including the Linksys brand and Belkin brand portfolios, has 1,500 employees, and sales in more than 100 countries. Belkin’s global headquarters are in Playa Vista, California. More information about Belkin products can be found at Belkin.com/uk and more information about Linksys products can be found at Linksys.com.