Charge on: best battery cases for the HTC One review
The HTC One is undoubtedly one of the prettiest Android handsets around, with its streamlined aluminum unibody design. Those chassis are pretty but not very practical when it comes to a battery swap, as they sport sealed compartments, and you are stuck with whatever capacity the maker was able to fit in.
If your phone sports a replaceable unit you can carry a spare with you when needed, but if not then the battery cases are for you, and we are rounding up some for the sealed HTC One. The handset sports excellent good battery endurance, especially during web browsing, but if you are going to be away from the plug for longer than a day and change of moderate to heavy usage, accessory makers are slowly starting to come up with battery cases, so you might want to grab one of the picks below, as most offer both protection and increased time between charges at the same time.
Available in black and silver, the Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One offers to double your phone's battery life with the embedded 2500 mAh lithium-polymer pack. It is good for 500 full charge cycles before its capacity degrades with a quarter, so you can be using it until your two-year contract expires.Not cheap, but reputable and with great slim design - for a battery case, that is.
If you want to stay charged on the cheap with your HTC One, then the i-Blason PowerGlider battery cases offers 2500 mAh capacity for sixty bucks, which is a pretty decent price for both doubling your charge and keep your precious protected at all times, not to mention it also sports an integrated kickstand. This one is also available in black and silver.
If you are the adventurous type who doesn't mind trying obscure brands, the Ruibo Beseem battery case for the HTC One sports a hearty 3800mAh polymer battery at fifty bucks, for those who don't mind bulk for an extended time between charges, and if you are on a camping trip we wouldn't worry about bulk at that price and battery capacity. The case comes in black or white and has an integrated kickstand on the back.
This is actually a folio with card compartments, building on the previous 3800 mAh battery case for the HTC One. As such, it sports the same kickstand on the back, great battery capacity for the lithium-polymer unit, and adds a protective flap at the front, which serves as a SIM and credit card holder at the same time. At the current price it is worth a shot if you don't mind chubby exteriors. This case is sold under several versions, some of which go as low as $25.90, but have a 4-5 days waiting period before they ship.
If you are not a fan of placing a fat battery case on your beautiful aluminum HTC One, but still need the extra charge, HTC has an official Battery Bar accessory that holds 6000 mAh, so you can charge your phone twice more and have some spare, too. The Bar sports pretty cool two-tone designs, and is very light and compact, in fact one of the smallest on the market with this capacity. HTC's Power Bar is not only fashionable, but it also sports a quick charge option that loads it with electrons and then they get dispersed to your handset up to 50% faster than your regular power banks.