UNBOXED: Reviewing the Dog & Bone Backbone Wireless Charging Case + Pad
If I had to name the most important tech accessory, and second-most important tech product in general, I’d have to say it’s the smartphone case. Only slightly less important than the product it protects, smartphone cases exist so that we make somewhat less frequent trips to the local Apple Store or wireless carrier outlet in search of a replacement phone.
They come in all shapes and sizes and some claim to perform better at certain functions. And nowadays, with battery life getting sucked out the wazoo, smartphone case manufacturers are finding unique ways to make our intelligent phones last a little bit longer.
Enter Dog & Bone with its Wireless Charging Case + Pad—a featured product on the latest episode of UNBOXED, alongside the Spyder PowerShadow charging case (reviewed here).
About the Dog & Bone Wireless Charging Case
You’re probably familiar with that Samsung Galaxy commercial—the one with the Nikki Minaj (don’t know if I spelled that right, and frankly don’t care) song, and that jokes about the iPhone not being able to charge wirelessly. Well, this case changes that. Through a little attachment on the back of the case, Dog & Bone gives iPhone users a way to unleash themselves from the cumbersome charging cable. What’s more, that attachment can be swapped out for myriad designs and colors. Or, better yet, you can opt for the Backbone’s battery attachment, sold separately, which gives the user the added benefit of extended battery life.
The pad that accompanies the case in the packaging serves as the wireless charging dock. It uses a micro USB cable to plug into any outlet, sits on a bedside table, desk, or wherever else might be convenient for the user, and waits for the iPhone to return home. Simple as that.
Dog & Bone’s wireless charging case needs to be credited for giving Apple advocates a way to take their normal, old fashioned iPhone and turning it into a device that can be charged wirelessly, while also providing supreme drop protection.
What’s a little hard to swallow, though, is the price of the thing. At $109.95, I’d like to think that I’d be getting a case that charges wirelessly while also giving my phone a little extra juice during the day. Rather, the attachment with additional battery life runs another $60.
That said, I like that you can swap out the wireless charging attachment to change the style and color. The case feels solid, and it certainly provides plenty of protection against drops and every day wear and tear.
Overall, the Dog & Bone Backbone Wireless Charging Case + Pad is a solid option for anyone in the market for an iPhone case. The look and feel of the case itself is high-quality—way better than some plastic or silicone case that’ll get dirty in five seconds and won’t protect your phone. It does come at a hefty price without the additional battery attachment, but it might be worth it for someone looking to free themselves from their Lightning cable. Many thanks to Dog & Bone for letting us try out their product!