ChargeSmart Kickstarter campaign ends on November 14th

‘Ultimate smartphone case’ aims to stop iPhone batteries from degrading

An iPhone case claiming to be the “ultimate smartphone case” is nearing the end of its Kickstarter campaign.

Like any good case, the BuQu Tech ChargeSmart aims to protect phones from drops and scratches, but its creators claim that it also “does what no other battery case can do”.

BuQu Tech claims that by using a combination of the case and a free iOS app, the ChargeSmart will double an iPhone’s battery life, but also say that it stops the degradation of the phone’s battery, meaning that a longer charge can be held.

On the Kickstarter page for the case, the creators explain that “with normal use, batteries last for about a year and a half before they start to seriously degrade”.

“[But] ChargeSmart’s proprietary charging algorithms will significantly extend the life of your iPhone’s battery – our target is to extend battery life by as much as 50 per cent.”

The case also holds a reserve of power, so that even if the phone runs out of battery, it can be used for a brief period.

"The ChargeSmart case offers consumers not only peace of mind, but a real and reliable way to put the power back in their hands," said Jessie Revlin, senior director of marketing at BuQu Tech.

"With its versatility and built-in intelligence, ChargeSmart is simply the next generation in smartphone cases."

The Kickstarter campaign for the case is looking for $55,000 in donations by November 14th, with the case available for an “early adopter” price of $50 (£31) – half of the $99 (£62) MSRP.

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