I appreciate a good aftermarket phone charger pack. You know the kind of battery case you have to charge up and then attach to your phone du jour for charging on the go. I’ve reviewed and used many in the past. Some good, some not–but most add unwanted weight and bulk to your phone. iBattz, the accomplished iPhone accessory purveyors, feel my pain and offer something new that actually doesn’t inflate your phone like a couple dozen Crispy Creme donuts in your gut.

I give you the iBattz Mojo Hi5 Snap-On battery case. This is snazzy looking little bugger made from a single piece of aluminum. It’s a protective case for iPhone 5 that doubles as a battery charger. Again, this is no new concept. But the Hi5 Snap-On  case is a two-part packed with a 2500mAh aluminum battery for mobile charging. It purportedly cuts iPhone 5 charging time in half. Plus it’s quite thin and adds llittle more girth to the iPhone 5 than a garden variety protective case. You can also detach the Hi5 phone your phone and use it to charge other USB devices. This pass through design means you charge the pack and the iPhone 5 in tandem.

The Mojo Hi5 Powerbank Case is available at Amazon.com and usa.ibattz.com for a MSRP of $79.90

Shawn Sanders

Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.