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Jackery Leaf iPhone Charger Case Review: Protects and Powers Your Smartphone

Give extra life to your iPhone without carrying around a separate battery. The downside: you will have to carry around a separate charger.

Jackery Leaf iPhone Charger Case Review

Price and Where to Buy Jackery Leaf iPhone Charger Case: $30 on Amazon.

Pros:

  • Compatible with iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S
  • LED light changes color to show you charging status at a glance
  • Charges fast by using the built-in Apple Lightening Connector
  • A full charge can give your iPhone up to 110 hours of extra operating time
  • Comes with interchangeable orange and white cases
  • Easy to use—just slide your phone in and out of the case

Cons:

  • Case only protects the back of your phone—the front screen is left exposed
  • Somewhat bulky (weighs 3.4 ounces)
  • Only for newer iPhone models
  • Case cannot be charged using your regular iPhone charger—you’ll need to use the (included) USB charger

How Jackery Leaf iPhone Charger Case Rates:

  • Usefulness: 9/10. Smartphones seem to die even faster when you’re using them on the road to take pictures and videos. This case will buy you some extra time away from a power outlet.
  • Portability: 8/10. It’s nice that this charger is built in to the case, so you don’t have to carry a separate battery, but the case adds thickness and weight. (It is 5.4 inches x 2.4 inches x 0.7 inches and weighs 3.4 ounces.)
  • Value: 7/10. The case is $30 on Amazon, which is average for a rechargeable case.
  • Cool Factor: 8/10. The sleek white case looks great if you have a white iPhone.

Final Verdict: Selfies and travel apps draining your phone’s battery? Use the Jackery Leaf while you travel and never be stranded without a charge again.

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

(Photo: Jackery)

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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