10-07-2016 02:37 PM
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  1. bhatech's Avatar
    Just received my battery charging case today. This is my first battery charging case for any phone since I always thought they were bulky and ugly. This one appealed to me since it didn't add any extra length to the phone because of wireless charging. Initial impressions is it's definitely thick and won't my daily case. I'll just throw it in my bag and will come handy on days where I'm stretching for battery. Unless you are a very heavy user don't think this case makes sense for $89. I'll see over the next 30 days if it's useful and then decide if I have to keep it or return.

    Last thing the case charges via USB C which is nice.

















    oditius likes this.
    08-25-2016 07:06 PM
  2. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    It would be awesome if it could charge wirelessly. That way you can charge it and your phone together.
    bchain996 likes this.
    08-25-2016 07:15 PM
  3. Kermy's Avatar
    I believe it does.
    08-25-2016 07:48 PM
  4. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I believe it does.
    OH yeah duh. The name says it. Im still on the fence about getting one.
    08-25-2016 07:52 PM
  5. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    It charges the device wirelessly but has to be plugged up in order to charge itself.
    Oditius666 likes this.
    08-25-2016 08:03 PM
  6. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    It charges the device wirelessly but has to be plugged up in order to charge itself.
    Ok. So I mean I wish it could be charged wirelessly itself. So I can lay that on the pad and have it charging while also charging the phone.
    08-25-2016 08:29 PM
  7. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Ok. So I mean I wish it could be charged wirelessly itself. So I can lay that on the pad and have it charging while also charging the phone.

    Yeah, I thought that's what you meant. Not possible. The mophie on the other hand will likely do that.
    08-25-2016 08:31 PM
  8. AhemThisGuy's Avatar
    Just got mine in the mail today.
    08-25-2016 10:55 PM
  9. vferrari's Avatar
    Thanks for posting the detailed pics. I see samsung didn't bother to learn form their Edge 7 case shortcomings -> Paltry battery capacity (3100 mah << less than the 3500 mah of the on board phone battery esp when you take into account the inefficiencies of wireless charging so you will likely only be able to recharge to 50 to 60% of the on board battery's capacity- which also generates a lot of heat btw - so not good to have this in your pocket or purse). This not surprising because the very nature of samsung's wireless charging implementation would mean the case would have to become unwieldy to eek out more capacity vs. mophie which uses the charging port (the Mophie case can be wirelessly charged and includes prioritized pass through to the phone while it is in the case, i.e., the when placed on a wireless charging pad, the phone will top off first before the Mophie case starts charging). That being said, I could probably live with the samsung case in a pinch even with the lower battery capacity except for the physical case design itself. Specifically, the lack of raised edge guards at the top and bottom to provide enhanced screen protection on drops or to allow you to lay the phone face down on a flat surface. Looks like I will have to wait to see if Mophie responds with a Note 7 version of their juice pack which is electrically and physically superior.
    tippmann15 likes this.
    08-26-2016 01:29 AM
  10. vferrari's Avatar
    To the OP - be careful about the heat if placed in a bag or pocket as discussed above and post back with your results as to the capacity it can charge back to a nearly depleted Note 7 battery, thanks.
    08-26-2016 01:35 AM
  11. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Thanks for posting the detailed pics. I see samsung didn't bother to learn form their Edge 7 case shortcomings -> Paltry battery capacity (3100 mah << less than the 3500 mah of the on board phone battery esp when you take into account the inefficiencies of wireless charging so you will likely only be able to recharge to 50 to 60% of the on board battery's capacity- which also generates a lot of heat btw - so not good to have this in your pocket or purse). This not surprising because the very nature of samsung's wireless charging implementation would mean the case would have to become unwieldy to eek out more capacity vs. mophie which uses the charging port (the Mophie case can be wirelessly charged and includes prioritized pass through to the phone while it is in the case, i.e., the when placed on a wireless charging pad, the phone will top off first before the Mophie case starts charging). That being said, I could probably live with the samsung case in a pinch even with the lower battery capacity except for the physical case design itself. Specifically, the lack of raised edge guards at the top and bottom to provide enhanced screen protection on drops or to allow you to lay the phone face down on a flat surface. Looks like I will have to wait to see if Mophie responds with a Note 7 version of their juice pack which is electrically and physically superior.
    I totally agree with you. Waiting on a mophie for those long days.
    08-26-2016 05:59 PM
  12. bhatech's Avatar
    To the OP - be careful about the heat if placed in a bag or pocket as discussed above and post back with your results as to the capacity it can charge back to a nearly depleted Note 7 battery, thanks.
    Sure thanks... It heats up little if I'm using and charging at the same time. Charges very slowly since it's the wireless charging not even fast wireless charging. The scenarios you use this when you have 20 to 30% left but want to keep using the phone for the next several hours without hooking to a charger. As far as protection, personally I don't care and I'm still looking for a minimalistic battery case. This one comes close with lots of other limitation.

    Currently at 40℅ and the case says approximately 2hr and 4 mts to fully charge (assuming I'm not using the phone I take it)
    08-26-2016 08:04 PM
  13. jlczl's Avatar
    I have this case and love it for my use scenario. I don't use it as a daily type of case. I use it whenever my battery is running low but I still need to use my phone. I can charge the phone while still being able to use it and remain mobile (not tethered to a wall).

    I also decided to buy it because it won't be obsolete when I move on to another phone. It will serve me well as a wireless charging pad for any phone that can use wireless charging (just set the phone on the case in a perpendicular fashion).
    08-27-2016 02:01 PM
  14. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I just purchased this at the AT&T store. I was hoping the case could be charged wirelessly, but not a big deal. I'll have to plug it in.

    What I like about the case is that it'll charge my phone wirelessly and that, unlike the mophie cases, this one has an IP68 rating, which means I can charge my phone on rainy days, which is awesome.
    08-27-2016 02:16 PM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    To the OP - be careful about the heat if placed in a bag or pocket as discussed above and post back with your results as to the capacity it can charge back to a nearly depleted Note 7 battery, thanks.
    It's only got a 3100 mAh battery in the case, so it'll charge it up most of the way, but not all the way.
    08-27-2016 02:17 PM
  16. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Thanks for posting the detailed pics. I see samsung didn't bother to learn form their Edge 7 case shortcomings -> Paltry battery capacity (3100 mah << less than the 3500 mah of the on board phone battery esp when you take into account the inefficiencies of wireless charging so you will likely only be able to recharge to 50 to 60% of the on board battery's capacity- which also generates a lot of heat btw - so not good to have this in your pocket or purse). This not surprising because the very nature of samsung's wireless charging implementation would mean the case would have to become unwieldy to eek out more capacity vs. mophie which uses the charging port (the Mophie case can be wirelessly charged and includes prioritized pass through to the phone while it is in the case, i.e., the when placed on a wireless charging pad, the phone will top off first before the Mophie case starts charging). That being said, I could probably live with the samsung case in a pinch even with the lower battery capacity except for the physical case design itself. Specifically, the lack of raised edge guards at the top and bottom to provide enhanced screen protection on drops or to allow you to lay the phone face down on a flat surface. Looks like I will have to wait to see if Mophie responds with a Note 7 version of their juice pack which is electrically and physically superior.
    I dropped my S7 edge on carpeting in a mophie juice pack and even though the juice pack had raised edges, the phone actually popped out of the case. The damage would have been so much worse if I would have dropped it on cement.
    08-27-2016 02:20 PM
  17. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    It's only got a 3100 mAh battery in the case, so it'll charge it up most of the way, but not all the way.
    It's not even gonna charge most of the way in my experience with the s7 edge one, which is basically the same thing. I do like that it's waterproof as well though. Not sure if that was the case with the s7 edge one. At least I never heard of that.
    08-27-2016 07:57 PM
  18. buzzy3970's Avatar
    It's not even gonna charge most of the way in my experience with the s7 edge one, which is basically the same thing. I do like that it's waterproof as well though. Not sure if that was the case with the s7 edge one. At least I never heard of that.
    It actually charges faster than the s7 edge. That one charges extremely slow. This one on the other hand is very bearable and realistic...
    08-27-2016 08:39 PM
  19. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    It actually charges faster than the s7 edge. That one charges extremely slow. This one on the other hand is very bearable and realistic...
    Really?! So you'd recommend it? I just had a bad experience with the s7 edge one. If you're saying this one is noticeably better though, I'd consider it
    08-27-2016 08:53 PM
  20. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    I just ordered mine. Someone here posted a discount code for it that works with Samsung and T-Mobile (probably with the other carriers too), got it for $62.99 + tax, came out to $68.03.
    08-28-2016 01:20 AM
  21. buzzy3970's Avatar
    Really?! So you'd recommend it? I just had a bad experience with the s7 edge one. If you're saying this one is noticeably better though, I'd consider it
    Yes I work at a phone store and have tried them both. Tomorrow I'll upload photos of the charging time for the note 7. Pretty much identical to a wireless charging pad which I thought was awesome. Also the fact that the charging pad is water resistant makes it a good option.
    08-28-2016 03:36 AM
  22. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    How much of a boost are you getting in mah per charge? Is it only 50 percent of the 3100 mah of the pack as per spec, or are you getting more? Any less, it wouldn't be worth it to me.
    08-28-2016 06:03 AM
  23. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Yes I work at a phone store and have tried them both. Tomorrow I'll upload photos of the charging time for the note 7. Pretty much identical to a wireless charging pad which I thought was awesome. Also the fact that the charging pad is water resistant makes it a good option.
    Alright, well I ordered one. I hope you're right lol. I'm with Verizon, but I ordered it from t-mobile so I could get 30% off with that coupon code.
    08-28-2016 02:33 PM
  24. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    I wish it wrapped around the phone more and protected the sides....Definitely wouldn't be bad to have...
    08-28-2016 03:25 PM
  25. tippmann15's Avatar
    I get about 40℅ charge out of mine, it's convenient but doesn't compare to a Mophie or Apple smart case.
    08-28-2016 07:42 PM
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