Once in place, the phone felt very heavy. Again, this case is not messing around. It weighs a strapping 4.6 ounces—almost as much as the iPhone itself. The combination did feel sturdy in my hand—"bricklike" is accurate but not intended as an insult.
I can't lie: I felt pretty damn safe knowing I had a stun gun at hand, although I'll admit this essential feature is likely of more use if you walk with your phone in hand, which I almost never do. I got used to the weight quickly enough to the point where my original case felt flimsy and scrawny when I went back, and the battery feature came in handy pretty frequently.
Charging the case takes a few hours (the website says four), and charging your phone using the case requires about an hour. And there is absolutely no way that thing is coming with you on a plane. C'mon. You know you're going to have to check that. It's also really huge for daily use—my phone refused to fit into a variety of pockets during my time using the Yellow Jacket case—but I was glad that I had it to change into, as it were, on nights when I knew I would be out late.
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