Lux | Iphone Battery Case

I am the first to admit that I have always been a little addicted to my Iphone. That said, I have always been frustrated with the poor battery longevity. With a huge range of solutions on the market for this problem I have (over time) tried and tested a range of portable battery packs and battery cases. Ranging from as little as £15 to £100 I feel like I have never found exactly what I am looking for…until now.

So, I have recently purchased a battery case that I came across through marketing/advertisements on Instagram. The brand Lux promotes to have produced “the best battery case on the market” boasting to be the answer to all your battery problems. It claims to be protective and durable sporting a full 360-degree bumper protection against bumps and scrapes whilst not adding too much bulk. Additionally, it claims to have advanced battery technology via a lithium ion battery providing up to 157% of additional battery life. The cases are only available in black and white at the moment and have to be shipped from the US but the delivery time to the UK is well worth the wait/cost. For a more in depth look at Lux regarding pricing and specifications please follow this Lux Mobile.


So, I received the case on Tuesday (10/04/18) and have been using it on a daily basis for a few days. My first impressions of the case were that it seemed to be well made sporting a matt black aesthetic with a silicon exterior making it easy/comfortable to grip. My handset slotted into the case flawlessly and didn’t add too much bulk to my super trim Iphone X. However, it did add quite a significant amount of weight but not enough to worry about. Regarding the Lux cases performance I was exceptionally pleased with how efficiently it charged my phone as well as how much extra juice it actually provided. Charging my phone from 1% to 100% in a diminutive amount of time, the battery case gives me close to an extra full day of power. Additional to this, it is particularly practical that you do not have to charge the case separate from your handset. You can just plug the lighting cable directly into the case and it charges both the phone and case to 100% meaning when you pick up your phone to leave the house you have double the amount of power.

Personally, I like this product and as a heavy Iphone user this is just what I needed to make my phone last all day and night when out and about. It is aesthetically pleasing and practical as well as half the price of an official Apple battery case. I would recommend this product to anyone who gets frustrated with the poor battery performance of an Iphone as long as you don’t have an issue with the excess weight. The pros definitely overcome the cons and this is by far the best battery case I have come across to date in terms of performance and design.

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Love, Simon | Release date: 06/04/18


Thanks to the dating app Chappy, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a complimentary pre screening of the prevailing new movie Love, Simon. I didn’t really have any preconceived ideas concerning what to expect from the rom-com. However, I did have a vague idea regarding the subject of the movie due to the trailer and was intrigued by the films tagline “Everyone deserves a great love story.”

Adapted from the book “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” and directed by Greg Berlanti, this movie is a huge milestone for LGBTQ cinema and succeeds on its own merits. Based in a picture-perfect American suburb this high school rom-com is a heartfelt, sentimental and significant classic that has a mass appeal within mainstream cinema. Following in the footsteps of other LGBTQ classics such as Call me by your name and Moonlight this movie unquestionably takes the viewers on an expedition of emotions and intrigue.

Without revealing too much, the storyline is based around an adolescent gay guy named Simon (Nick Robinson) and his struggles to deal with coming out to his family and friends. Establishing a relationship with a mysterious boy over Gmail who goes by the alias of Blue, Simon becomes somewhat infatuated with identifying the mystery man to confess his affection towards him. With the support of his friends and family Simon tackles bullying, blackmail and humiliation in his journey to finding himself and falling in love. Check out the trailer here to find out more.


I personally really enjoyed the movie, in particular the message that it portrayed to its audience. I feel like it gives a powerful perspective into the life of a young person struggling to come out as gay as well as providing an insight into how the people close to them deal with the news. There are still many people in the world who are ignorant to the fact that everyone is different and this movie is a prime example of how everyone deserves to be accepted and how love is love no matter what your gender or sexual orientation.

The reaction to the movie has been extremely positive. You only need to glance over Twitter to see how much of an impact it has had on its audience with many people even gaining the confidence to come out to their family and friends. Even the BBC reported on the movie calling it “Love, Simon: the teen film helping people to come out.” Celebrities have been buying out cinemas to share the movie with their family and friends and people have been thanking Simon on social media for giving them the courage to accept who they truly are. If you haven’t seen this movie yet I strongly recommend you do as it is a real eye opener and is rapidly becoming a heart warming classic.

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