The uNu Aero Series case is unique because it comes with a charging mat for wireless charging. The case comes in black or white, and retails for 99.95 on uNu’s website (link) or check it out on Amazon for $59.99 (link). The Aero Series case was sent out for review.
The battery case is a two piece case that opens at the front of the case to insert the phone for charging. The case has 2000 mAh of battery, which can charge the iPhone 5S (1,350 mAh) about 1.5 times. This is great when you are on-the-go and constantly using your phone.
The power and volume buttons are covered but still easy to press. The camera and mute/orientation lock button areas are open, and easy to access. The 3.5 mm port is recessed in the case so some 3.5 mm jacks may not fit into the case, but uNu includes an adapter to plug into the case. The adapter is silver plated, and the cable is thin so it may fray easily. Also, the adapter is small so it can be easy to lose or forget to bring with you. The case charges via microUSB, and a port is located at the bottom of the case. A microUSB cable is included for charging. On the back of the case is the on/off switch to turn on the battery case, which also doubles as the LED indicator button. The blue LEDs on the back indicate how much battery power is left in the case (25% for each LED, so two LED equates to 25-50% battery power left). Also on the back is the conductive parts for wireless charging with the mat.
The wireless charging feature occurs with the charging mat. It is a lightweight, thin, plastic, but durable mat. The mat has a large surface area so charging the case is easy. The two conductive parts on the back of battery case only need to touch the mat for charging to begin. The case can be set on the mat at extreme angles and charging will still occur (see video for details). The iPhone charges up to 100% first, before the case is charged. The phone and case may charge simultaneously, but the main priority is to fully charge the phone before the case. If you do not want to use the wireless charging feature, you can directly charge the battery case with the microUSB cable.
The case is not too bulky for a battery case, which is great for carrying around in one’s pocket or bag. Also, the case is simple and sleek so it fits in with all occasions. The case has great grip. The matte finish on the case does not show any fingerprints.
When sliding the phone into the case, one has to lift the phone slightly to slide it into the lightning connector piece of the case. Also, it takes some work to put the front piece of the case back into place. You have to check all around the case to make sure the two pieces are flush because the two piece hold the phone in place.
The uNu Aero Series case is a great battery case. The wireless charging feature is great for easy access to one’s phone when it is charging. The battery case is not too bulky so I could see myself using it as an everyday case. I would recommend this case to anyone looking for a battery case that does its job as a battery case and adds in some nice features (wireless charging).