The Unity from UNU is Galaxy S5 Battery Case, and the first one that we’ve come across. It sports a 2,800mAh battery and is currently available to order in both Black and White. If you’re unfamiliar with the awesome advantages of battery cases, let’s take a deeper look into the category and what the Unity offers.
Disclaimer: The UNU Unity is the first Galaxy S5 Battery Case available to order, and the company expects to begin shipping out the first units sometime in mid-June, so you will have a little bit of a wait.
So, what is a battery case? It’s essentially what it sounds like it is: a case combined with a battery. In the case of the Unity, it’s an extra 2,800mAh battery that will keep your standard 2,800mAh battery charged. Given the laws of thermodynamics, this won’t necessarily convert to 2x the battery life, but it will be pretty close. You should still get about an additional 10 hours of talk time when using it. Having a battery and a case combined is a lot more convenient than carrying around a spare battery, which is actually kind of hazardous if you don’t have a way to make sure the terminals are isolated.
In regards to the case, it has most of the features you may expect from any other higher quality case including built-in buttons for the volume rocker and power button and openings for the rear camera and speaker and headphone jack as well. As of now, it’s not entirely clear whether or not the case will utilize Micro USB or USB 3.0 for charging the case itself. There are also no battery level LED indicators, which is somewhat common on other battery cases, so keep that in mind as well.
The case also adds some serious heft, and if you’re looking to keep the Galaxy S5 somewhat thin, a battery case is definitely not the way to go. The amount of protection afforded to you from the bulk is also very minimal compared to similar sized cases which can withstand a lot of abuse. The trade-off, obviously, is the battery capacity. There’s also a risk of the case coming apart if you were to drop your device.
If you’re in a big rush to get your battery case, this may be the soonest available option. It may be worth waiting a month for other announcements though!