SODEE iPhone 6 Battery Case

Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 11.09.11 AMThe battery life of iPhone has increased over the years. This is especially true of the latest generation of iPhones, which have thanks to their significantly larger size significantly leapfrogged their predecessors in terms of battery capacity. Along the physical capacity increase, there has been a steady stream of improvement in the iOS designed to make it more energy efficient. Nonetheless, I am rarely able to go for more than a day without recharging my phone, even with a very light telephony use. I have several external batteries and power banks that I carry around with me at all times, but they can be annoying to pull out and use, especially if I am constantly on a move. Sodee battery case is an ideal product to have for iPhone power users, but only if you don’t mind the extra bulkiness that it provides.

The Sodee Case looks and feels very well designed. It sits comfortably in your hand, although you will certainly notice the extra bulk. All of the iPhone’s ports and controls are easily accessible. The case channels the audio output from iPhone’s own speakers to the small speaker-like openings of its own. The case was easy to use, and iPhone 6 slides into it very easily.

The 2400 mAh battery capacity is more than iPhone’s own battery, and it’s on par with some midrange Android phones, such as Samsung’s Galaxy line. Use of this Sodee Case will approximately double the lifespan of your iPhone. Charging itself was very quick and effective.

One issue that I have with this iPhone case is that it uses the micro USB port for its charging. This is an odd choice of charging input. iPhone charging case that doesn’t use the lightning cable is also not a very appealing marketing move. This choice of charging input will mean that you will not be able to use any of the iPhone specific accessories and stands (like some external speakers for instance) that you might have. Many of them, however, would have been made useless thanks to the thickness of this case anyways.

Another issue that I have is that it doesn’t appear to be Apple certified. Unfortunately, Apple tends to make weird changes to their iPhone firmware from time to time, so even though this case works perfectly well with my current iOS 8.4 on iPhone 6, an upgrade down the road could potentially make it useless. I am still hopeful that it won’t, but this is one thing to keep in mind.

In terms of size, this is by far the thinnest iPhone battery case that I’ve come across. IMHO, the latest generation of iPhones is too thin to begin with, and I actually appreciate a bit of extra bulkiness. Nonetheless, using the battery case will substantially alter the look and feel of your iPhone, and this is another thing to keep in mind when deciding to use it.

Overall, a pretty good battery case.

**** Product provided for review purposes. ***


Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: Twitter: Google+:

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