When HTC announced its 2012 flagship lineup back in February 2012, it was immediately noted that the latest batch of Android smartphone’s were missing something: user removable batteries. Part of the reason for this is that HTC used a ‘unibody’ design for the phones shell, thus rendering the internal battery unmovable. However HTC amended this issue by making sure the phones had big enough batteries.
While every phone manufacturer likes to claim that their phone battery last “for a full day of use” this is simply not true if you are actually using your phone throughout the day. Browsing the web over 3G burns through battery life pretty quickly – even more so on a 4G LTE-equipped phone. Other standard tasks such as gaming and taking pictures also use a decent amount of battery life fairly quickly on most phones.
The solution to the non-removable battery? The external battery! Enter PowerSkin, manufacturer of shock-absorbing phone cases that also double as battery chargers. Their latest foray into the field is skin for the T-Mobile HTC One S. The HTC One S internal battery is a 1650 mAh battery. The HTC One S PowerSkin offers a 1500 mAh battery, which PowerSkin claims will provide up to 4 hours of talk time. The case itself is rugged, and has LED lights on the back to indicate how much buttery life it has left. It also has on/off buttons and a mini-USB connection port allowing users to connect the phone to their computer while the case is on.
The case costs $69.99 but PowerSkin is offering a $10 discount through June 5 if promo code ‘PSHTC123′ is applied at check-out.