Logitech’s new iPhone/Galaxy S5 battery cases offer easy magnetic mounting and military-grade protection


Logitech is extending the lineup of smartphone cases it launched earlier this year with the new protection [+] power for iPhone 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S5. Just like the name suggests, the new cases are designed to not only offer additional juice on-the-go, but seamless integration into Logitech’s other smartphone accessories and military-grade damage protection.

Head below for more details, availability and pricing: 

The protection [+] power cases ship with a 1,800mAh battery inside that, according to Logitech, doubles the battery life on iPhone and adds as much 80% to the Samsung Galaxy S5. It also boasts some serious protection, exceeding the U.S. Military drop-test standard (MIL-STD 810 G) for “rugged” devices. Logitech says it will protect your smartphone from drops up to 1.2 meters high with a layer of thermoplastic rubber and built-in “impact channels,” as well as a raised bezel specifically to protect the display.

Protection [+] power also has a hidden magnetic plate built into the backside, allowing it to integrate with all of Logitech’s current gen smartphone car mounts, including the +trip air vent mount and the +drive windshield/dashboard mount.

While we have yet to go hands on with this model, we did have a chance to review the Logitech Case+ system, and came away with generally positive impressions. It is nice to see the company offer up its magnetic cases separately for those that may not need everything the fully featured Case+ bundle ships with.

Both the Galaxy S5 and iPhone version of the new protection [+] power ships in two color configurations (black/grey and blue/white) for $99.99. For those that may not need the battery half of the equation, the protection [+] is available for $34.99. Both models are available for pre-order on Logitech.com with a 1-Year limited hardware warranty and should appear elsewhere online soon.

More from Logitech on the new protection [+] power:

Today, there’s a stylish new choice when you want to protect and power your smartphone. The Logitech® protection [+] power is an ultra-protective rechargeable battery case for the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 and Apple iPhone® 5 and iPhone® 5s. This case features an ultra-protective outer shell and high-capacity battery, so your smartphone is always ready when you are.

Protection [+] power extends the lineup of cases we introduced earlier this year and plays double duty for people looking for more battery power while they’re on the go. We designed the case to fit today’s incredibly active, yet connected, lifestyle. For the iPhone, It includes a built-in 1800 mAh battery that doubles the charge of your iPhone. And, it increases the battery life of the Samsung Galaxy S5 by 80 percent.

The case also exceeds the U.S. Military drop-test standard (MIL-STD 810 G) for “rugged” devices, protecting your phone from drops up to 1.2 meters high. The case’s impact channels and a layer of thermoplastic rubber help to absorb shocks, and a raised bezel to protect your screen’s sensitive surface.

The case also integrates a hidden magnetic metal plate that makes your phone readily compatible with all Logitech smartphone car mounts, including the +trip air vent mount and +drive windshield/dashboard mount, for easier navigation.

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