The launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is upon us, and it seems poised to become another Pokémon Go-style smash, letting you sling spells, brew potions, and participate in other wizardly activities. But as magical as that is sure to be, it'll also prove draining for your iPhone's battery. To keep the magic going, here are a great selection of battery cases for you to use while playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Apple's official Smart Battery Case will keep your iPhone going throughout your entire day. The silicone case features a soft microfiber lining to keep your phone iPhone safe inside and can be charged wirelessly on a Qi-compatible charger, or through the included Lightning port. This particular model fits the iPhone XR, but Apple also has cases available for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
This case for the iPhone XS packs in 4000mAh in the battery, so you can get one additional full charge for your iPhone XS before plugging it in. It's a great value, too, and will keep you fighting dark wizards, brewing potions, and more throughout your day.
This 5000mAh battery case is built for the iPhone XS Max, and will greatly extend the life of the already-impressive battery on Apple's largest iPhone. A hard-shell case, Lonlif's case features solid protection to the edges of your iPhone, so you don't need to worry about dropping your device on its sides or corners.
Built-in wireless charging
The Alpatronix BXXr battery case is an excellent alternative to Apple's Smart Battery Case. This iPhone XR case not only features a 5000mAh battery to extend how long your iPhone can go between charges, but when it does come time to charge, the case supports wireless Qi charging. Another hard-shell option, this case offers both enough extra power and excellent protection, including a screen protector.
The Yacikos case for iPhone XS offers a slightly larger battery than many other battery cases, with a 6500mAh battery adding an additional 30 hours of talk time, 60 hours of music listening, and more before your iPhone XS needs to charge. A softer case, sliding your iPhone in and out as you need to is easier than with many other cases in this collection.
Just kickin' it
FNSON's iPhon XS Max battery case features a 5200mAh battery and a hard shell that keeps all of that glass safe from drops, scratches, and daily wear and tear. It also has a kickstand on the top, near the camera cutout, which lets you prop it up, perfect for watching a Harry Potter movie when you're taking a break from Wizards Unite.
The Swaller Slim case for the iPhone XR adds battery power while trying to keep the extra bulk down. Fairly slim for a battery case, the Swaller makes it easier to place your iPhone into the case and take it out, with a soft, bendable portion above the 4200mAh battery facilitating easy placement into he case.
The power of gold
An iPhone XS charging case, Feob's offering features a 6500mAh battery to keep you casting spells for hours on end, adding almost 60 hours of audio playback, 17 hours of talk time, and another 13 hours of video. It comes in a lovely rose gold color, so keep it away from any Nifflers, lest your shiny iPhone and case get added to their collection.
Like Swaller's case for the iPhone XR, this case provides a good deal of additional battery for your iPhone XS Max while remaining as thin as is reasonably possible. The iPhone XS Max is already big, and it's likely you don't want to add a lot of extra bulk. It's got a smaller battery than other cases, but at 4000mAh, it'll still offer a great deal of addition talk, web, audio, and gaming time without a lot of extra heft.
As someone with experience using this case, the Apple Smart Battery Case (opens in new tab), though expensive compared to others, is an excellent choice. It intelligently manages charing and power flow, and its battery will always drain first before your iPhone starts losing power. Between the case and your iPhone, you can get about two full charges before you have to charge both devices, and the case fully supports wireless Qi charging, so you can set it down on a pad with your iPhone still inside and watch as both of them charge.
If you want something that adds as little extra bulk as possible, check out the Swaller Slim Portable Charging Case (opens in new tab). It features a 4000mAh battery and is as slim as battery cases get, particularly useful for the already-massive iPhone XS Max.
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
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