Casely Battery-Powered Charging Case on iPhone 11 ProSource: Karen Freeman/iMore

Having to find a place to charge your iPhone or carry a separate battery with you can be an inconvenience. A charging case is a convenient solution. Casely's Battery-Powered Charging Case not only charges your iPhone, but comes in some fun colors and patterns.

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Casely Battery-Powered Charging Case for iPhone

Bottom line: This charging case looks good and can double your iPhone's battery life.

The Good

  • Up to a full recharge on your iPhone
  • Easy to use
  • Appealing, fun designs
  • Charge case and iPhone together or separately
  • One-year warranty

The Bad

  • Not wireless charging compatible
  • Bulky

Double your power

Casely Battery-Powered Charging Case for iPhone: Features

Casely Battery-Powered Charging Case on iPhone 11 ProSource: Karen Freeman/iMore

If I were to design my own charging case, this is probably pretty close to what I'd make. It's easy to use and just about doubles my iPhone's battery life. Plus, it looks good. Unlike most battery cases, this one comes in fashion-forward patterns and colors such as animal print, florals, marble patterns, plaids, and more.

Putting the case on is simple. Just pull off the top of the case, slide your iPhone into place, and replace the top. Removing the iPhone from the case took a bit of practice, but it's not hard once you get the hang of it. Hold the phone and case with two hands, and then use your thumbs to slide the iPhone upward. This will cause the top of the case to pop off as you do so.

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You can charge the case with the same Lightning cable you use for your iPhone. Charge it on its own, or charge it and your iPhone simultaneously with the iPhone in the case. The power button is on the back of the case, as well as four indicator lights, which let you know how much power is in the case. Press the power button to turn the case on; double press it to turn it off.

If I were to design my own charging case, this is probably pretty close to what I'd design.

The Casely Battery-Powered Charging Case for iPhone is available for every model from the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus through the current models as well as other smartphones. The power of the battery depends on which model phone you're getting a case for. My iPhone 11 Pro case, for example, is 5000 mAh. The iPhone X series cases are 4000 mAh, while the iPhone 6/7/8 cases are 3000 mAh. In my testing, I got about 35-38% added power per hour. I was just about able to squeak out a full recharge of my iPhone on a single case charge.

The case itself is hard plastic with appropriately-sized cutouts for the camera module, speakers, Lightning port, and mute switch. There are button covers for the Sleep/Wake and volume buttons that work just fine. There is a slight lip around the edge of the case to protect your iPhone's screen.

As you can see in my photos, this case is considerably thicker than the average case. It's substantially heavier, too, as you'd expect from a case with a 5000 mAh battery on board. While it's not a slippery case, it's not grippy either.

Casely offers a one-year warranty on this case. Casely has a subscription club, where you can get a new case either monthly or seasonally, but their charging cases are not included.

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Casely Battery-Powered Charging Case for iPhone: What I like

I like that this is a cool-looking case that just about doubles my iPhone's battery. If I were going to be out all day using my iPhone heavily and unsure if I'd be able to find an outlet to recharge, I'd definitely put my iPhone in the case for extra juice. Most charging cases come in basic black or just a few colors, but I like Casely's fun variety of colors and patterns.

I appreciate the convenience of being able to charge up the case with (or without) the iPhone in it, without a separate charger. I just use the Lightning cable that came with my iPhone.

Casely Battery-Powered Charging Case on iPhone 11 ProSource: Karen Freeman/iMore

Bulky

Casely Battery-Powered Charging Case for iPhone: What I don't like

The major downside is the size. Other than Apple's just-a-little-bump design, most charging cases are pretty darn bulky, and this one is no exception. This case adds both substantial thickness and weight to that slim little iPhone.

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Casely Battery-Powered Charging Case for iPhone: Bottom line

4 out of 5

Casely's Battery-Powered Charging Case is an easy-to-use charging solution. The two-piece case slips onto your iPhone easily and charges with your iPhone's own Lightning cable (with or without the iPhone inside.) It comes in some fun colors and patterns and is available for any iPhone model from the iPhone 6/6 Plus up through the current models. You can just about double your battery life with your iPhone in this case. The major downside is that it's a hefty case.

Slim and trim with a great grip

Casely Battery-Powered Charging Case for iPhone

Charge on the go

Casely's Battery-Powered Charging Case can double the battery life of your iPhone. It comes in several fashionable colors and styles.

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