Review: PowerSkin Spare for iPhone 6

PowerSkin’s Spare ($80) is a battery case for iPhone 6 which comes in space gray, gold, or silver. Packing a 2200 mAh battery, Spare is more of a battery shell than a full battery case — it offers no coverage for the top or sides of an iPhone 6. A power button is on the back of the case next to four lights, which show how much battery life remains. Of course, a micro-USB cable is included for charging.

Review: PowerSkin Spare for iPhone 6
Review: PowerSkin Spare for iPhone 6

Though PowerSkin plays up Spare’s thinness, the case isn’t noticeably thinner than most other iPhone 6 battery cases we’ve seen. Battery performance was disappointing — though Spare promised a full recharge, we only saw the iPhone recharged to 86 percent in two separate tests.

Review: PowerSkin Spare for iPhone 6
Review: PowerSkin Spare for iPhone 6

Spare isn’t awful, but it is bested by other iPhone 6 battery cases we’ve seen in every conceivable way. Its battery performance is lackluster, it doesn’t offer enough protection, and it’s even a bit of a hassle getting the phone in and out of the case. There’s really no reason to consider Spare over the growing number of other battery case options out there for iPhone 6.

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Our Rating

C
Average

Company and Price

Company: PowerSkin

Model: Spare

Price: $80

Compatible: iPhone 6

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