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Not necessarily a case, but it can work with or without a case... http://www.power-skin.com/popn/samsu...ry-charger.php

I haven't used any of PowerSkin's products, but I ordered it so I'll experiment and see how it is.

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This looks promising however remember that the USB port on the nexus devices are upside down compared to Samsung galaxy etc... Also the docks are not compatible

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I contacted them about the orientation of the USB port and they advised me that I should order the HTC model. It should be here tomorrow and I will report back. Hopefully they can update their website to accurately reflect the Nexus 5 after I provide feedback to them. Thanks.
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This looks promising however remember that the USB port on the nexus devices are upside down compared to Samsung galaxy etc... Also the docks are not compatible

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I had them change the order to the HTC Pop'n which is the same thing, just with the USB facing the right way for the nexus.
http://www.power-skin.com/popn/htc-battery-charger.php
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While I wait to see if any of the more traditional battery case vendors come out with a nexus 5 solution, I decided to buy this charger accessory in the meantime. My need for something like this is not a daily driver. It is very specific days like traveling all day in airports or an extremely long day of kids activities where I know I will not have access to a charger. I do own one of the battery backup chargers but there are some instances where that is a pain to carry outside of a bag and still have frequent access to your phone. This PowerSkin solution seemed like the best option at this point for my needs. I've received the product this morning and so far I am pleased.

They sell two different microUSB models of this accessory with the only difference being the orientation of the micro USB connector. Note that the Nexus 5 does not have a USB port oriented in the way that other LG phones do so it is actually the HTC version of this product that has the correct orientation and not the LG model. However, it turns out that this does not matter at all if you have even the thinnest case on your Nexus 5. The default tip that comes with this case is not deep enough to penetrate through even the thinnest case and make appropriate contact in the Nexus 5 USB port. You need to have an accessory flex cable in order to use this accessory on your Nexus 5. The model number for that flex cable is PN09 and you have to request it from customer service. It is kind of a pain but it is the only thing available on the market at this point. You have to disconnect the plug that comes with this charger and connect the flex cable instead. The battery is 2000 mah so it should give us a little less than twice our battery capacity on the Nexus 5.

This is a very nice looking accessory with a glossy black finish that is entirely one piece and very smooth. There is a on off button and for LED light that give you an indication of battery capacity. It is charged using a micro USB port on the side of the battery from any standard USB charger.

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Thanks a bunch for taking pictures. I have the same case and have a few questions:

1) I if you were to cut the rubber at the bottom of your case, do you think you'd be able to make the stock connector fit?
2) do the suction cups work well against both the phone and the case?

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While I wait to see if any of the more traditional battery case vendors come out with a nexus 5 solution, I decided to buy this charger accessory in the meantime. My need for something like this is not a daily driver. It is very specific days like traveling all day in airports or an extremely long day of kids activities where I know I will not have access to a charger. I do own one of the battery backup chargers but there are some instances where that is a pain to carry outside of a bag and still have frequent access to your phone. This PowerSkin solution seemed like the best option at this point for my needs. I've received the product this morning and so far I am pleased.

They sell two different microUSB models of this accessory with the only difference being the orientation of the micro USB connector. Note that the Nexus 5 does not have a USB port oriented in the way that other LG phones do so it is actually the HTC version of this product that has the correct orientation and not the LG model. However, it turns out that this does not matter at all if you have even the thinnest case on your Nexus 5. The default tip that comes with this case is not deep enough to penetrate through even the thinnest case and make appropriate contact in the Nexus 5 USB port. You need to have an accessory flex cable in order to use this accessory on your Nexus 5. The model number for that flex cable is PN09 and you have to request it from customer service. It is kind of a pain but it is the only thing available on the market at this point. You have to disconnect the plug that comes with this charger and connect the flex cable instead. The battery is 2000 mah so it should give us a little less than twice our battery capacity on the Nexus 5.

This is a very nice looking accessory with a glossy black finish that is entirely one piece and very smooth. There is a on off button and for LED light that give you an indication of battery capacity. It is charged using a micro USB port on the side of the battery from any standard USB charger.
 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/5600mAh-Exte...item43bb9d0f94

How about that? Any feedbacks? It worth the money?
I never trust anything from Ebay. They may claim it's 5600mAh but I doubt it. If you want a power bank look on amazon for Anker or ravPower. I've used products from both companies and have never had any issues.
 
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This looks pretty good, anyone know if this company is interested in making a case for the nexus 5?

http://www.mophie.com/shop/smartphon...e-pack-htc-one


Also everyone should go checkout this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2542589
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If somebody has received this battery case then please do post the pics of the case with the phone...I just want to see how that looks with the phone...dont want a bulky one...
 
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This looks pretty good, anyone know if this company is interested in making a case for the nexus 5?

http://www.mophie.com/shop/smartphon...e-pack-htc-one


Also everyone should go checkout this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2542589
Mophie makes good stuff. I haven't been impressed with then lately though and don't hold out any hope for the Nexus 5. Their official word still is that they "don't know" of their iPhone 5 case is compatible with the iPhone 5s. I've had to look elsewhere for my son's phone. It is long past time for them to take a position on the 5s.

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