Review: OtterBox Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 6

Otterbox’s Resurgence Power Case ($100) returns for iPhone 6, with the battery case seeing a few design changes from the iPhone 5/5s version of the case. The micro-USB input is now found on the bottom right side of the case; the Lightning port is not accessible while the two-piece case is on. Resurgence for iPhone 6 also shifts the power button — which uses four LED lights to show remaining battery life in the included 2600 mAh battery — is located on the back of the case now. In addition to button coverage, the ringer switch is also protected.

Review: OtterBox Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 6
Review: OtterBox Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 6
Review: OtterBox Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 6

In our testing, Resurgence’s 2600 mAh battery topped out at 97 percent when charging a fully depleted iPhone 6, in a bit less than two hours. So it didn’t quite live up to the claim of delivering “2x battery life,” but it’s close. Other tests may yield slightly different results, and users who recharge their phones before the battery dies completely should see a full charge.

Review: OtterBox Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 6
Review: OtterBox Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 6

Though Resurgence barely missed its mark in our testing, it’s right in the ballpark of what should be expected. Compared to other iPhone 6 battery cases, it’s got a bit less power, but it’s also a well-made, protective case that feels more solid than other offerings. If you value that protection, and you don’t mind a slightly smaller battery capacity, you’ll be happy with Resurgence.

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Our Rating

B
Recommended

Company and Price

Company: Otterbox

Model: Resurgence Power Case

Price: $100

Compatible: iPhone 6

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