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Apple’s new Smart Battery Case for iPhone delivers up to 33 hours of additional juice

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Apple’s 2018 iPhone line-up has the best battery life yet, but just in case juice does run low, there’s a nifty gadget to sort you out – the Smart Battery Case. It’s an update to the previous battery case (with its controversial design), offering device protection as well as additional battery life of up to 33 hours of additional talk time for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Design-wise the Smart Battery Case looks less awkward than the previous iteration. It still has a bulge on the back but tapers more congruently on the sides.

It has a silky, soft-touch finish silicone exterior that feels great in the hand. There’s a soft elastomer hinge design so it’s easy to put the case on and take it off. Inside, there’s a soft microfibre lining to help protect your iPhone.

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The cool thing about the Smart Battery Case is that it’s Qi-certified, so you can charge it up wirelessly, too. Apple claims the case will give you additional talk time of up to 33 hours (iPhone XS), or up to 22 hours of internet use on LTE, or 24 hours of video playback.

When you’re iPhone is in the case, the intelligent battery status is displayed on the iPhone Lock screen and in Notification Center. So, you’ll always know how much charge you have left.

With a USB-PD charger, you can charge the standalone case even faster. It also works with Lightning accessories such as the Lightning to USB cable (bundled with your iPhone), and the iPhone Lighting Dock (sold separately).

The Apple Smart Battery Case is available in Black or White and retails for MYR539. It is available for purchase at apple.com/my, Apple Sores and select Apple Authorised Resellers and telcos.

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