Boost Case Plus - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
12/19/2011
12:21 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Moving UEBA Beyond the Ground Floor
Sep 20, 2017
This webinar will provide the details you need about UEBA so you can make the decisions on how bes ...Read More>>

Boost Case Plus

The Boost Case Plus has the biggest, longest-lasting battery we tested. Despite some bulkiness, it's the case of choice for those whose top priority is to maximize battery life.

The Boost Case Plus provides the best insurance against running out of power during an intense day of smartphone usage. The case has the largest capacity battery of any of the iPhone battery cases reviewed in this roundup. At 2200 mAh, the Boost Case Plus's battery easily kept my iPhone 4s running for more than a day, even under heavy usage. The Boost Case Plus isn't svelte, but it is barely heavier and bulkier than its 1700 mAh sibling, the Boost Case and the uNu and RichardSolo cases.

Boost Case Plus

The front and sides of the Boost Case Plus are a smooth matte silver plastic while the back is basic black. A perfectionist may object to the faint wrinkling of the plastic around the various cutouts for the volume controls, headphones and so forth, but it will be barely noticeable to most people. On the back of the case are a power button and four status LEDs. Tap the button to see how much capacity is left. Hold down the button for a couple of seconds to toggle the battery on and off.

Like many of the other cases that we looked at, the Boost Case Plus consists of a large bottom portion that contains the battery, 30-pin connector and microUSB socket and then a small connecting cover for the top of the phone. All of the iPhone's controls were easily accessible through the case. I was able to plug in the standard iPhone headphones without a problem but I couldn't plug in my other 3.5mm connectors without removing the case’s top plate.

I put the Boost Case Plus through a fairly grueling test, using my iPhone 4s with the (free and excellent) Waze GPS application to navigate me down I-95 over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend while streaming Pandora the whole way. When I wasn't in my car, I was doing my usual constant emailing and surfing. By the end of the evening the Boost Case Plus' battery had run out, but I had enough juice left in the iPhone to make it through to the next morning. When my wife used the case with her iPhone 4 she still had 47% battery left in her iPhone at the end of two days of light smartphone usage.

If you don't have a problem with a case that adds some bulk to your iPhone, the Boost Case Plus is worthy of serious consideration. The large capacity battery is a fair tradeoff for the negligibly negligible increase in size and weight over the 1700 mAh battery cases.

Name: Boost Case Plus

The Boost Case Plus has the biggest, longest-lasting battery we tested. Despite some bulkiness, it's the case of choice for those whose top priority is to maximize battery life.
Price: $79.95
Capacity: 2200 mAh
Pros:
  • Big, long-lasting battery
Cons:
  • Bulky
  • Case edges show imperfection
  • Some peripherals can't connect with case on

Click here to return to our main review of iPhone 4/4S battery cases

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll