We all know how great the Nexus 5 is, a pure AOSP device with a blazing fast Snapdragon 800 processor, 5 inch HD display and Android 4.4 Kit Kat out of the box, what’s not to love? With all that said there is one issue I just can’t get over, the embedded battery. Say what you will, but I just want to have the removable battery option. I usually drain my Note 3 in 4 hours during heavy use which is most of the time but because it has a removable battery I can simply swap to another one when I need it. Obviously the Nexus 5 doesn’t have that option. There are however various options to help you get some juice on the go. One solution is a case with a rechargeable battery. There are plenty battery pack toting cases around for the iPhone 5, quite a few for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and even some for the HTC One, but I have only found one for the Nexus 5. The one I found was on Amazon (via Google Search) but it didn’t look superb. I want more variety, thankfully the folks over at Limefuel apparently saw the same issues and have decided to put out their take on a battery backup charging case for the N5.
Many of you might not be familiar with Limefuel. There name used to be Limeade. Due to circumstances that we won’t be covering here, it has been changed to Limefuel. Prior to CES 2014 they sent me 3 of their battery banks; a 6000 mAh portable battery pack, 13,000 mAh portable battery pack, and a whopping 24,000 mAh one. If I would have received the 24,000 mAh alone I would have been set. Thanks to that monster I didn’t have one device die on me during the entire show week. I’m talking one GoPro Hero3+, Note 3, Verizon HTC Rezound (hotspot purposes), and my Google Glass all charged the entire week thanks to the Limefuel 24,000 mAh portable battery pack. That is just to give you an idea of how far Limefuel has come since their Kickstarter days and it looks like they have no plans in slowing up their designs or functionality. Which, in my opinion, is a great thing. There is nothing worse then helping fund a company to watch one product come out and then disappear.
While at CES I got a chance to see the new Limefuel Nexus 5 rechargeable battery case and I have to say it looks like a great case. It is a two-piece slider style case that makes putting your Nexus 5 inside not only a breeze, but also gives you worry free usage. Often these types of cases make you force or jimmy your device into them and can potentially harm your USB charge port. The case lightweight, at only 3.8 oz and slim enough (3.3-inches) to not take too much from the Nexus 5′s sleek design. The Limefuel case packs a whopping 2860 mAh battery (made with Grade A cells with protection against short circuit, anti-discharge protection, anti-overcurrent protection and anti-explosion protection) which will give you one full charge and a bit more. That is more than enough for the average user. If you do happen to have issues though, Limefuel products come backed with a 12 month warranty.
I have included links below so you can get your hands on one. All I can say is I may have to buy a Nexus 5 so I can review this amazing Limefuel product. So stop reading and go get you Nexus 5 rechargeable case as of this article Amazon only had 19 left. I added in the 13000 mAh battery pack below also, mainly because it is great and only $39.99.