Doesn’t it seem that your iPhone always picks the worst possible moment to run out of power ? Just when you’re waiting to receive an important call or about to get that perfect shot. When my iPhone was new this only happened infrequently – when I was away from a charger overnight or taking a lot of pictures but as it gets older it happens more and more often.
One solution is to use a battery case, but the downside is they add bulk and weight, so I prefer not to use them on days where I have frequent access to a wall or car charger. I find switching back and forth between a battery and non- battery case a hassle, so often end up using an external battery instead. TYLT have come up with the perfect solution for this with the Energi Sliding Power case – it is a lightweight, slim, case for every day use and the battery case just slides on when you need it.
It comes with 2 slim protective cases- one in black, the other in an accent color. I choose blue but it is also available with red or lime green. The power case is black, and just slides over the slim case, leaving pops of color showing from the accent case. The case is hard plastic- it feels like a polycarbonate on the inside, but it has a matt soft touch on the outside. The slim case has grooves in the side and the other case slides up those grooves, so it stays very securely in place, yet is quick and easy to remove.
The power case has a 2,500mAh battery – this completely recharges my iPhone 5 with capacity to spare. The power sleeve charges via a micro-USB cable. It is relatively slim for a battery case at 0.35″ x 2.6″ x 5.5″, but my favorite feature is how easy it is to put on and remove, and that when you remove it there is still a slim yet protective case underneath.
I love this case and it has become my everyday iPhone case- I leave the slim blue case on all the time and just slip on the power case on days that I need it. Having the slide on/ slide off outer battery case is a brilliant idea, why didn’t someone think of it sooner!
The Energi Sliding Power case from TYLT is the perfect solution if you like a lightweight, protective iPhone case for every day use and the ability to have a backup battery case on days you need it. The set comes with a black power sleeve and 2 slim protective cases. The power sleeve slides onto the protective case when you want to use it and has enough power to fully recharge your iPhone.
Available from: TYLT.COM Models are available for a variety of models including the iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6plus/6s plus, iPhone 5/5s, Samsung S5 and S6. Price for the iPhone 5/5s model we reviewed is currently $39.99.
NOTE: A product was supplied by the company for review purposes, no other form of compensation was received, all opinions stated in the review are those of the author and have been offered honestly.
Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).