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Just Bought an iPhone 5s? Get the Most Out of It With These Cases

Today's the big day! You just got yourself a shiny new iPhone 5s and it's time to go play. While most users can likely stretch their iPhone's battery life over the span of a normal day, power users like myself need to stop for a charge every few hours. But, what if you're out with no power outlet in site? Fortunately, there are plenty of options to keep your new iPhone going all day, and then some.

Mophie Juice Packs

Perhaps the biggest name in battery cases, Mophie offers three different cases to accommodate your iPhone 5s: the Juice Pack Helium ($79.95, 1,500 mAh battery), the Juice Pack Air ($99.95, 1,700 mAh battery), and the Juice Pack Plus ($119.95, 2,100 mAh battery).

Depending on which case you choose, you can provide your iPhone 5s with at least an extra 80 percent, according to Mophie, while offering full protection of your phone. Best of all, these cases don't add much bulk to your iPhone and include an adapter to ensure you can still use your favorite headphones with the case.


Lenmar Meridian ($89.99)

Lenmar's Meridian case is very similar in design to Mophie's offerings, except it's packing a 2,300 mAh battery. Cutouts are provided for the iPhone's ring/silent switch, volume buttons, and headphone jack. Just keep in mind that unlike Mophie's cases, the Meridian doesn't include an extended headphone adapter. 


Belkin Grip Power Battery Case ($99.99)

The Belkin Grip Power Battery Case packs a 2,000 mAh battery that protects the bottom and back of the iPhone, while a frame slides over the front of the phone to add coverage to the sides and top and hold the rest of the case in place. Rather than featuring cutouts for the iPhone's buttons like the Meridian, Belkin's case features overlays for the iPhone's volume buttons.


Each case comes in a variety of colors and will keep your iPhone 5s powered for more web browsing, photo taking, and life living. 

What are some of your favorite battery cases for the iPhone? Be sure to let us know in the comments! 

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Tommy Ly is a self-proclaimed cat enthusiast and an otherwise "regular" guy. He spent some time writing about iOS news and iDevice product reviews for AppAdvice.com and loves checking out all the accessories out there for iDevices. He can be reached at Ly.TommyT@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter: @foxhovnd