April 19th 2013
By Mike Flaminio
Otterbox Thursday started its first battery back up case. The case is in the rugged Defender line up and is made for the iPhone 4/4S. The case features an intelligent battery meaning it only delivers power when needed. This will extend the charge of the batteries for less wasted energy and also the use won't have to flip a switch to deliver power. The is also an app to accompany the case that allows users to monitor the battery. In addition to the app, there are physical LED lights for a quick look at capacity.
The Defender with iON Intelligence is available now in black for $129.95. As noted it's only available for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Otterbox indicated to IGM that an iPhone 5 version is in the works for later this year.