Belkin launches new Grip Power Battery Case for the iPhone 5

By , Jun 3, 2013

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Belkin, a California-based maker of consumer electronics and accessories, today announced its first entry into the iPhone 5 battery case space with the Grip Power. Similar to Mophie’s popular Juice Pack line, the Grip Power is a case that has a built-in backup battery.

The Grip’s power block is of the 2000mAh variety, which Belkin says is good enough to double the battery life of your late-model iPhone. And with its shock-resistant outer shell and anti-glare camera ring, it makes for a decent case in terms of protection as well…

From Belkin’s press release:

“Smartphone users are becoming increasingly dependent on their devices, and Belkin’s new Grip Power Battery Case for iPhone 5 provides the perfect solution for people who are constantly using their iPhone for apps, videos and browsing the web. Reliable battery life is critical for on-the-go users who need their phone to keep up with their connected lifestyle,” said Christopher Bodmer, product manager at Belkin.

The powerful 2000 mAh battery capacity of the Grip Power Battery Case doubles the iPhone 5’s battery life so users can talk, text and browse the web twice as long on one charge than with the iPhone alone.”

Also like Mophie’s Juice Packs, the Grip Power gets its power from a Micro USB cable. And if you plug it in with your iPhone still attached, you can charge both the case and the handset at the same time. That’s a fairly standard feature these days, but still worth mentioning.

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Unfortunately, Belkin doesn’t offer up any dimensions for its new case, or estimated hours of usage, so we have little data to use in comparing it with other battery case offerings. But with an MSRP of $99.99, it does come in $30 cheaper than Mophie’s 2100mAH case.

If you’re interested in the Grip Power, you can find it in Belkin’s web store or at BestBuy.com. It comes with a headphone adapter and is available in four color combos: Civic Blue/Stone and Purple Lightning/Fountain Blue, Blacktop/Gravel and Whiteout/Blacktop.

What do you think of the new Grip Power Battery Case?

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  • Chingiz Saidov

    and how can it double the iPhone battery if the Iphones battery is 1440 MaH.

    • TeddyBearStand

      1440 + 2000 = 3440
      Double of 1440 would be 2880, so its a bit over double I guess?

    • Alejandro Maximo Marez

      Once your “1440 mAh” battery runs out, guess what, YOU HAVE A 2000 mAh battery strapped to the back of it… da-doi @_@

      • Chingiz Saidov

        ohhhhh that’s what they meant. I thought they meant you could charge your iphone twice with the case alone

      • Alejandro Maximo Marez

        Your logic would triple the battery life ;) My work here is done.

      • MrShutEmDown

        lmao at ‘ad-doi’. Post of the year.

  • J. Rockwell

    Belkin products are known to break 1 day after their warranty runs out.

  • mhchehade

    Mophie are the best in the market

    • MrShutEmDown

      I’d agree with you there. I use my mophie case for my iphone 5 daily, regardless if I dont need it.

  • Javier Martinez

    I like bulk. I wish mophie would make a juice pack pro for the 5

  • n0ahcruz3

    I wish apple would just double the juice on the next iphone even if adds a little bulk so we dont need to shell out more money on these stuff.

    • genXhippie

      Same here.

  • ARUIZMART

    No, thanks

  • Craig Wayman

    This is big and bulky which brings me to the point of I don’t understand why Galaxy S3 & 4, the rumored iPhone 6, etc. are going with bigger screens. I WANT MY PHONE TO BE COMPACT AND TO FIT IN MY POCKET!!!! I don’t want a big screen that is what tablets and computers are for. iPhone 5 is the perfect size I wouldn’t want anything bigger. I just don’t get it. I guess Zack Morris is bringing back the brick phones.

  • http://WorldstarHipHop.com/ Joshua Jones Makaveli

    Aint nobody got time and money fo that :p

  • Shawn

    I returned my mophie JPH because I didn’t realize it could ONLY sync wirelessly once you have the case on. It looks like this is the same for Belkins as well. Why don’t they ever say that they dun support wired syncing – beats me.