Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone have a new battery case to check out called the PowerSkin Spare Battery Case. The case is available in four colors including black, blue, white, and gold. One of the big features of the Spare Battery case is that it is very thin and adds minimal bulk to your smartphone while significantly increasing the runtime of your device.
Inside the Spare Battery Case is a 2200 mAh battery that provides up to 230 hours of standby time and up to 12.5 hours of additional talk time. While adding significant amounts of talk time, the case weighs only 80 grams.
The case has a custom indent space for the charging port cover of the smartphone, front LED lights to indicate charging, and its own on/off button. TennRich, the company that makes the case, uses XPAL tech inside with short circuit and overcharge protection, heat channels to remove excess heat, and pass-through charging tech.
Pass-through charging means that the device is charged first and then the battery case charges. A flame retardant UV coating is also applied to the case to help reduce the risk of fire if the case overheats. Pricing for the Spare Battery case is £59.99 and it will be on display at IFA 2014 in Berlin. PowerSkin has been making battery cases for years now, we talked about PowerSkin cases for the Samsung Galaxy Tab all the way back in 2010.