Laut N.Duro: Value-for-money choice

The Laut N.Duro is the lightest battery case in this round-up and its exterior feels smooth.
The Laut N.Duro is the lightest battery case in this round-up and its exterior feels smooth.PHOTO: LAUT

The Laut N.Duro is made up of two parts - a battery case and a clear plastic bumper that protects the sides of the iPhone. It is available in black and white (version tested).

The package includes an additional bumper (grey), two screen protectors, a micro-USB charging cable and an audio jack adapter.

Fitting the iPhone 6 or 6s into this battery case is easy. Simply slide the phone onto the case, then secure it with the plastic bumper. The bumper is both easy to install and remove.

At the rear of the case is a power button and four LED power indicators. There is a micro-USB port and a headphone jack opening at the base. The headphone jack opening accepts any straight headphone jack. You do not even need the adapter.

  • TECH SPECS

    PRICE: US$79.99 (S$115), available on www.itslaut.com

    BATTERY CAPACITY: 3,100mAh

    WEIGHT: 99g

  • RATING

    DESIGN: 3/5

    PERFORMANCE: 5/5

    VALUE FOR MONEY: 4/5

    OVERALL: 4/5

The N.Duro is the lightest battery case in this round-up and its exterior feels smooth and nice to hold.

You can sync the iPhone with a computer via the case's micro-USB connection. To charge the iPhone, press and hold the power button for 1sec. The N.Duro was able to charge my iPhone 6 from 50 per cent to full power in 1hr 25min with 50 per cent of its power still available.

The only downer is that, at press time, you can only order it online, with its distributor still doing the paperwork to bring it in here.

Trevor Tan

  • Verdict: The Laut N.Duro is the obvious value-for-money choice for practical users, when it becomes available here.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 03, 2016, with the headline 'Laut N.Duro: Value-for-money choice'. Print Edition | Subscribe