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Best battery cases and MagSafe battery packs for iPhone

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You can never have too much battery life, and while your device might be able to last hours on a charge, you can upgrade up your iPhone's ability to last throughout the day with a battery case.

There are a slew of different battery case options on the market for current and older iPhone models. Here are our picks for the best ones to suit your needs.

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack
Apple MagSafe Battery Pack

Apple no longer technically sells a Smart Battery Case for its current iPhone models. Instead, it provides the 1,460 mAh MagSafe Battery Pack, which can attach to the rear of an iPhone via MagSafe and charge it wirelessly.

That comes with a number of benefits, including the fact that you don't need to have additional bulk on your device at all times. The downside, however, is that you'll need to use a thinner case that's completely nonmetal for the battery pack to work. This option, since it requires both a case and battery pack, will cost more than other alternatives.

You can buy a MagSafe battery pack for $86.99 on Amazon. The cheapest Apple MagSafe case is $49 on Amazon.

Alphatronix Battery Case

Alphatronix Battery Pack
Alphatronix Battery Pack

One of the diciest parts about buying third-party battery cases is the fact that batteries are inherently volatile. If you want a case that's been reviewed for safety, try this one made by Alphatronix.

This case has a 5,000 mAh battery safety certified by by Underwriters Laboratories. In addition, the case also supports Qi wireless charging so you can juice up both the case and your device without any cables.

You can purchase it from Amazon for $39.

MaxBear Battery Case

MaxBear battery case
MaxBear battery case

For a slim and affordable option, the MaxBear Battery Case delivers. It provides a rubbery silicone casing to protect your device from everyday scratches and drops, but also houses a 7,000 mAh battery.

For the capacity, the MaxBear battery case is relatively slim. However, it will definitely make your device a bit thicker still. Additional features include LED power indicator lights and built-in chips that help prevent overheating and overcharging.

You can buy the MaxBear battery case for $28 on Amazon.

ZeroLemon Battery Case

ZeroLemon battery case
ZeroLemon battery case

There are times when you need all of the power you can get. Whether you're going camping for a weekend or you traveling through airports with several layovers, the ZeroLemon Battery Case has the power to get you through your trip.

Be forewarned, there's nothing slim or svelte about this case — it'll turn your phone into a thick brick that's harder to hold. However, it packs a pair of 5,000 mAh batteries, which is more than double the capacity of other cases on this list.

You can purchase it for $64.99 from Amazon.

SlaBao Battery Case with Kickstand

SlaBao battery case with kickstand
SlaBao battery case with kickstand

Sometimes you want your accessories to perform double (or triple) duty. The SlaBao battery case is a no-frills option that provides protection for your device, adds additional battery power, and also comes with a kickstand.

Because of its kickstand, it might be a good option for those who want to watch movies or other content on the go. Its 6,000 mAh battery capacity can also provide hours of charge to your device, though its thickness means it may not be ideal for daily use.

You can buy the SlaBao battery case for $31.99 on Amazon.

Casely Battery Case

Casely Power 2.0 battery pack
Casely Power 2.0 battery pack

If you're looking for a battery case that doesn't compromise aesthetics, Casely's Power 2.0 battery case comes in a range of different patterns, colors, and styles. Better yet, all of their cases are made from recycled materials and come in biodegradable packaging.

The Casely Power 2.0 cases are compatible with Apple MagSafe. Battery capacities differ based on which device you're purchasing a case for. The iPhone 13 Pro Max case, for example, has a 4,500 mAh. The iPhone 13 Pro case has a 3,500 mAh battery.

You can purchase Casely's Power 2.0 battery cases on the company's website for $75.

Mophie Juice Pack Access Battery Case

Mophie Juice Pack
Mophie Juice Pack

If you want a less obtrusive option for adding extra battery power to your iPhone, look no further than the Mophie Juice Pack. Technically, this isn't even a battery case, but it provides the same amount of functionality as one.

The 5,000 mAh Mophie Juice Pack is an attachable battery that can charge your device through lightweight cases up to 5mm thick. It attaches to your iPhone's case through a small adhesive anchor, but is easy detachable when you don't want the bulk.

You can buy the Snap+ Juice Pack mini for $49.99 on Amazon. An inexpensive clear case can be purchased for $19.99.