The Week in iPhone Cases: Crank your own power with Ampware's latest battery case

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases includes armbands for working out, rugged cases, and battery packs—picks for every occasion.

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This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes armbands for working out, rugged cases, and battery packs—picks for every occasion.



When you can’t find a power outlet, the AMPware Case (iPhone 6/6s; $79) comes to the rescue to replenish your battery.

Currently available for pre-order, the case includes a fold-out handle that you use as a power crank—five minutes’ worth of cranking will recharge your iPhone for up to one hour of regular use and up to five hours of standby use. The AMPware Case features a flexible bumper to prevent damage and comes in three models—Shadow, Sport, and Ranger.

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Made with multi-pressed, real wood veneer, the Achillea (iPhone 6/6s; $40) has a thin, yet still sturdy, profile.

The case sports a scratch-resistant coating, features a unique leaf design on its back, and is available in bamboo, ebony, black apricot, black pearl, or white ash—all sourced from responsibly managed forests.

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As the name suggests, the Bombproof (iPhone 6/6s; $25) is made from a ruggedized high-density silicone enclosure designed to withstand the harshest falls.

The case has been tested to meet military test drop standards, sports a grenade-inspired design, and is available in army green, black, coral, navy, neon pink, or teal.

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Have any Friendship is Magic fans in your household? The My Little Pony (iPhone 6/6s; $50) is a rubber shell molded after Rainbow Dash, one of the show’s main characters. She’ll keep your phone safe. 

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The Power Shield (iPhone 6/6s; $120) is a durable battery case designed to deliver the perfect balance between extra power and extra bulk—meaning it’s not crazy bulky.

The case includes a headphone adaptor and sports a power indicator that lets you keep an eye on how much charge your have left. The Power Shield is slated for release this coming Spring, and it will be available in 2500mAh, 3000mAh, and 3500mAh versions.

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The OnYou Case (iPhone 6/6s; $50) combines a magnetic protective enclosure with an armband to let you safely carry your iPhone hands-free while you work out. Just wrap the armband around your arm, and place your case-equipped iPhone on the band’s magnetic base.

The case itself is thin and lightweight, sporting cutouts for the iPhone’s camera, buttons, and headphone jack.

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The ITG Level Prestige (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; price unavailable) sports a shiny metal frame with a genuine leather backing. 

This dual-layered case meets military test drop standards, features a raised bezel to protect your screen when placed facedown on a flat surface, and features a wide bottom cutout that should be compatible with most third-party accessories and docks. It comes in black, navy, taupe, blue, red or pink.

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To keep you going all day long, the Evo Endurance (iPhone 6/6s; $100) incorporates a 1800mAh lithium battery made with safe ceramic materials that prevent poisonous toxic leaks and excessive heat buildups.

The case is easy to install, sports an LED charge indicator, and includes a dedicated power button that allows you to turn the external battery on and off.

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