Ventev Powercase 2000 Review
The battery in the case is higher in capacity than the one in the iPhone 5s, but it’s only able to juice it back to the 85% mark.
In testing it out, we completely drained an iPhone 5s and relied on the Ventev Powercase 2000 to replenish it. By the time it was complete, the iPhone 5s plateaued at the 85% mark. Considering that the iPhone 5s itself packs a 1570 mAh battery of its own, we were hoping to have it juiced back to 100% with no issues at all. Unfortunately, the case is unable to reach that goal.
As for the protection part of the case, our only gripe is that the entire façade of the phone is exposed – so the screen is at the risk of being scratched/damaged. Well, the plastic front casing is raised a bit, which pushes the surface of the display down a bit so it’s not in complete contact with the surface if it’s placed down on its screen. Dropping it from low heights won’t do too much damage, but from higher heights, and depending on the surface it hits, the case and phone can incur some scruffs or damage.
Honestly, there isn’t a whole lot new here with the Ventev Powercase 2000 over other battery cases for the iPhone. Visually, the design is pretty safe, more so when it’s sporting a very predictable and conventional one. However, we really do appreciate that the case relies on a microUSB connection. Therefore, if we somehow forget to bring along our Lightning charging cable, we can simply rely on a microUSB cable to charge it instead – while it’s in the case, of course.
Flaunting a price of $69.99 online, it’s definitely cheaper that some other similar offerings. Needless to say, savings is something you’ll get from this one. It’s not the most extravagant or revolutionary battery case we’ve seen for the iPhone, but nevertheless, it’s an item that no doubt caters to power users. Instead of having to constantly recharge throughout parts of the day, the Ventev Powercase 2000 ensures that you won’t have to worry.
- Affordable $60 cost
- Relies on a microUSB connection to charge
- Solid construction
- Beefy size
- Power and volume buttons are hard to access
- No protection for the display
1. fatcat46 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)
I find that the IPHONE 5s battery drains faster with the ventev 2000 connected and turned off than it does without it connected. Not happy with it at all.
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