The newly released iPhone SE from Apple has people talking about what it means to carry a smaller smartphone again. A few weeks before Apple announced that they were going to release the iPhone SE, I purchased an iPhone 5 to use for mobile video streaming. But as I soon found out, and so will new iPhone owners, the battery may not last the entire day.
That is where cases that are rated to fit the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone SE come into play. They fit the series of smartphones like a glove and provide either an extra full charge or functionality to work with an accessory.
HitCase PRO+ iPhone 5/5s/SE Case
The HitCase PRO+ $99 for the iPhone 5/5s/SE does so much more than protecting your new iPhone. It provides a water tight seal, has mounting hardware and is shockproof. They include interchangeable lenses, mounts and a free iOS Videometer app to record all of the fun.
- 3X Super Wide Lens, Ultra Wide POV
- Flat Lens for slimmer profile, standard POV
- New ShockWave Audio for 2x clearer sound
- Pocketable ShootR monopod
Linkase Pro iPhone 5/5s/SE
The Linkase Pro at $29.95 is for the iPhone 5/5s/SE. It is almost something that you need to see to believe. It increases range and speed for WiFi, 3G and 4G (For Bands 1, 2, 4 in North America & Japan) cellular transmissions via an electro magnetic waveguide or EMW element that extends from the case. Signal is focused towards the iPhone’s antennas. Some have seen a nearly 10x increase in throughput on WiFi via testing with the Speedtest iOS app.
Lenmar iPhone 5/5s/SE Meridian Battery Case
Lenmar’s iPhone 5/5s/SE compatible Meridian battery case at $89.99 gives users 2,300 mAh or more than 100% extra battery life. This amount of extra power is important for long days at the office or while doing multiple live video streaming events.
- Built in 2,300mAh battery
- 100% more power
- Two-piece case
- LED charge status indicator, displays remaining power in the battery case
- Includes: Micro-USB to USB charging cable, Headphone Extension Cable
- 1 Year Warranty
iPro Lens Trio Kit For iPhone 5/5s/SE
iPhone photography is so popular, Apple’s iPhone SE was equipped with the same camera system as the iPhone 6S. Bump up the cool factor and clarity to those photos with the iPro Lens Trio Kit at $229 for from Schneider Optics. These lenses are made from glass and provide a superior option to those plastic lenses on the market.
- iPro Case for iPhone 5/5S/SE
- Macro Lens S2
- Super Wide Lens S2
- 2X Tele Lens S2
- Combi Handle (3 Section)
- Lens Cap
Incipio iPhone 5/5s/SE Case Trio
Incipio makes some of the best iPhone and Samsung cases on the market, each with their own unique style or technological aspect to them. Their offGRID with Qi at $79.95 for the iPhone 5/5s/SE includes a 1,600 mAh backup battery and a Qi charging coil to top up the smartphone while on the go.
- 1,600 mAh lithium polymer backup battery affords 8 extra hours* of talk time for all day power usage
- Rigid Plextonium™ outer shell and bumper construction provides your device with full coverage
- Qi compatibility allows you to recharge your device and case wirelessly with separate Qi base
- Charge or sync without having to remove the case using the included micro USB cable
- Simultaneously charge your mobile device while charging the offGRID Backup Battery
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Disclosure: All cases have been provided at no cost for review. I have not been compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine. The title photo is courtesy of Incipio.