Mophie recently launched a solid new iPhone and AirPods wireless charger – the Charging Stand+ – and after checking that out, its larger brother caught our eye, the 4-in-1 wireless charging mat. This iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch charger is a great fit for couples or families who want the convenience of simultaneous wireless charging without having to buy multiple devices.
Mophie Stories April 9, 2021
Mophie Stories February 15, 2021
Mophie recently launched its latest multi-device wireless charger that’s aimed at Apple users. Notably, the Charging Stand+ comes with a focus on versatility while keeping the price below what we normally see from reputable brands. We’ve been testing out the Mophie Wireless Charging Stand+ to find out the pros and cons of this iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods charger. Follow along for all the details, including a 25% off deal.
Mophie Stories February 10, 2021
Mophie Stories April 6, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues we’re seeing companies from all industries, including Apple accessory makers, support relief efforts from converting operations to make masks to sharing a cut of sales with non-profits. Apple itself has donated millions of masks as well as donating financial support. And as many have shifted to home offices we’re seeing popular Apple accessory makers like Nomad, Satechi, mophie/ZAGG, Twelve South, and more highlight some of their most helpful work from home gear.
Mophie Stories February 6, 2020
Mophie has announced three new Powerstation portable chargers that are now available in Apple Stores and via Apple’s website. These new chargers are designed for Apple users and include USB-C, USB-A, and Lightning ports.
Mophie Stories October 28, 2019
[Update: Ultrasuede comes to the whole lineup] Mophie launches convertible stand to pad wireless charger for iPhone
After launching two multi-device wireless chargers and a single wireless pad, Mophie is rounding out its wireless charger collection with a convertible stand/pad option that will be available at Apple Stores.
Mophie Stories October 23, 2019
Mophie has announced its new battery case for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and Pro Max. The updated juice pack access for Apple’s newest iPhones can be charged wirelessly, includes a USB-C port for wired charging, offers solid protection, up to 2,200mAh battery capacity, and more.
Mophie Stories August 9, 2019
Mophie’s new multi-device wireless chargers now in stock at Apple Stores
After learning about two new multi-device wireless charging options set to arrive from Mophie at Apple Stores, the company has officially launched the new products in the US. However, the dual wireless charger has a $20 markup if purchased from Apple instead of Mophie.
Mophie Stories July 16, 2019
Mophie has announced a new wireless charging pad compatible with iPhones and other Qi-compatible devices. The product is currently exclusive to Apple online and retail stores.
The compact pad has a smooth, glossy finish in a choice of black or white, and delivers up to 7.5W of power. Mophie says that it will charge through cases up to 3mm thick, so should be compatible with most cases on the market …
Mophie Stories May 29, 2019
Mophie launches new powerstation portable batteries with USB-C, fabric design, capacities up to 20,000mAh
Mophie Stories February 25, 2019
Mophie’s Juice Pack Access battery case for iPhone with wireless charging and USB-C now available
Mophie Stories January 3, 2019
Ahead of CES next week, Mophie is today out with two new portable chargers, the Powerstation PD and Powerstation PD XL. Both feature USB-C and USB-A ports and offer 18W output to charge iPhones up to 50% in just 30 minutes and will fast charge compatible iPads as well. Mophie has also announced a new Powerstation Plus line with integrated Lightning and micro USB chargers.
Mophie Stories October 31, 2018
Mophie’s Charge Stream Desk Stand wireless convertible charger for iPhone now available
After Mophie announced its convertible stand and pad Qi wireless charger a couple of months ago, its Charge Stream Desk Stand is now available for purchase.
Mophie Stories August 30, 2018
Mophie announces four new Qi wireless ‘charge stream’ accessories for home, auto, and travel
Mophie Stories July 17, 2018
Mophie has today introduced a new lineup of power banks that makes it more convenient than ever to keep your iPhone and iPad juiced up. All four of the latest portable batteries feature a Lightning port for both charging the bank and your devices, while two of them also feature an integrated Lightning cable.
Mophie Stories May 24, 2018
There are a wide selection of wireless chargers out there for your iPhone. They come in all different shapes and sizes to fit different tastes and uses. And one potentially untapped market when it comes to wireless charging for your iPhone, is compact, on-the-go charging.
Mophie Stories April 5, 2018
Mophie Stories September 13, 2017
One of the interesting tidbits from yesterday’s Apple keynote is that the latest iPhones will support wireless charging for the first time. There are already a number of Qi-approved chargers available for purchase today that will fit the bill. But to no surprise, industry veterans Belkin and Mophie were prepared for yesterday’s announcement with two new wireless charging products.
Both brands will be rolling out these new accessories in Apple stores over the coming weeks as the latest iPhones begin to ship. Coincidentally, each product will be priced at $60 with varying designs.
Mophie Stories August 1, 2017
With Apple’s MacBooks moving from special MagSafe connectors to universal USB-C ports for charging, it’s now possible for accessory makers to easily make battery packs for expanding laptop power. Mophie’s new $149.95 Powerstation USB-C XXL is a high-capacity external battery that promises to charge new MacBooks…
Mophie Stories April 27, 2017
After the success of having partnered with multiple companies for its modular case system, OtterBox is ready to add another household brand to its roster. Available today, OtterBox is introducing mophie’s charge force battery technology to the uniVERSE case system.
I spent the past week with the new charge force battery and charge force adapter to see how well the two companies were able to integrate their products.
Mophie Stories February 24, 2017
Mophie has long been considered a leader when it comes to iPhone battery cases, and for good reason. Its products in my experience usually have close enough to an Apple product-like finish to justify similarly high price points compared to the competition. Its new iPhone battery case came a few months after the latest device’s release, and I’ve been testing it in recent weeks to see how it compares to the alternatives and previous versions…
Mophie Stories May 31, 2016
Mophie launches new iPhone Juice Pack battery cases with wireless charging
Mophie is today launching a new line of wireless Juice Pack products for iPhone that add wireless charging capabilities to the previous lineup of popular battery cases.
Mophie Stories May 24, 2016
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Mophie Stories February 2, 2016
Popular accessory maker Zagg today announced that it has acquired Mophie, another accessory maker best known for its iPhone battery cases and power accessories. The deal will see Zagg purchase Mophie for $100 million. Mophie CEO Daniel Huang and COO Shawn Dougherty will continue their current respective roles and will report to Zagg CEO Randy Hales.
Mophie Stories December 11, 2015
9to5Toys Last Call: Free App of the Week, Mophie iPhone 6/s battery case $75, Samsung 4K 55″ UHDTV $700, more
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Mophie Stories November 30, 2015
Several brand-new iPad and iPhone accessories I’ve been testing recently aren’t necessarily worthy of full standalone reviews, but because they come from some of our readers’ and editors’ favorite companies, they’re still worth knowing about. Four of the five are sequels to prior products I’ve covered, while one is totally new — though similar to an earlier design.
Today, I’m taking a quick look at Anker’s PowerCore+ 10050 ($33) and PowerPort 2 ($14), Just Mobile’s AluPlug ($30), and Mophie’s “new” Powerstation 2X ($60) and Powerstation 8X ($150). The names may sound familiar, but each of these power accessories is actually different from what came before, and better…
Mophie Stories November 11, 2015
Mophie introduces new power banks with a sleek aluminum design and Bluetooth monitoring
Just a few weeks after launching a new slim iPhone 6/s battery case and power bank, Mophie is back again today with five new external batteries. We’ve seen a lot of power banks in our day – and regularly have deals too – but the new Mophie powerstations use an aluminum shell that, from pictures alone, standout from the pack.
Available in five different capacities, each model provides a different feature set focused on a variety of needs. The smaller 1X provides a 2,000mAh battery with speeds up to 1.8A. Going up to the larger 2X and 3X models provides 4,000 and 6,000mAh capacities along with 2.4A charging speeds, the latter of which adds a second USB port to the mix.
Mophie has added a couple of standout features to the largest powerstations, the 5x and 8x, including Bluetooth monitoring via the free Power iOS and Android app. The smaller model packs 10,000mAh of power, while its bigger brother has 15,000mAh. Each model has dual-USB charging ports and LED indicators.
Most of the new power banks are available for purchase today via Verizon Wireless, and will be coming to Apple Store locations as well. Pricing is as follows:
Mophie Stories November 1, 2015
Mophie debuts iPhone 6s Reserve batteries, TechLink offers iPad, iPhone 6 Plus Recharge
With the post-launch dust now settled for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPad mini 4, two accessory makers have released four batteries designed to fuel Apple’s latest devices. While they carry significant price premiums over top-rated batteries we’ve covered, both vendors have received Apple’s seal of approval for device compatibility.
Mophie has officially released Juice Pack Reserve for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 ($60), officially guaranteeing compatibility with both versions of the 4.7″ iPhone. Juice Pack Reserve is a form-fitting battery case promising over 60% extra battery life with an 1,840mAh integrated cell. It features built-in button protectors and a very small “chin” for audio and charging. Power Reserve 1x ($35) is a device-agnostic, 2,600mAh battery shaped like a large pack of gum, reliant on a self-supplied Lightning cable to charge your iOS device. Each Reserve battery is available in 5 soft touch rubber colors, and comes with a micro-USB to USB cable for recharging.
U.K.-based TechLink has launched Recharge 5000 ($90) and Recharge 12000 ($120), Lightning cable-equipped batteries for the iPhone 6s Plus/6 Plus and iPad mini/iPad Air, respectively. While each battery works with other Apple devices, the partially aluminum Recharge 5000 is specifically pitched at iPhone 6/6s Plus users, as it’s bundled with a leatherette carrying case that holds both the slim 5000mAh battery and either 5.5″ iPhone, promising a 1.2X recharge. Made entirely from plastic, the dual-port Recharge 12000 has iPad-ready 2.4-Amp power and a really nice built-in stand that holds an iPad on a recline while it’s charging. Capable of delivering at least one full recharge to any recent iPad, the 12,000 mAh battery also includes a zippered carrying case. Each has a micro USB cable for recharging.
Mophie Stories October 24, 2015
I’ve written a pretty comprehensive guide to the best iPhone 6 battery cases, but up until this point, truly waterproof iPhone 6 battery cases have been rare. LifeProof’s Frē Power was first shown in January at CES, and Mophie’s Juice Pack H2Pro ($130) was announced in May, but only made it into stores after the iPhone 6s was announced.
Both of these cases promise military-spec drop protection, but they have different strengths: the power experts at Mophie promise better battery life, while the drop and waterproofing experts at Lifeproof promise better protection. H2Pro has a 2,750mAh battery versus Fre Power’s 2,600mAh battery, and Fre Power guarantees 2 meters of drop or water submersion survival, versus H2Pro’s 1.2 meter protection. Here’s what I found when testing the H2Pro…
Mophie Stories August 24, 2015
Last week, Europe-based news website letemsvetemapplem.eu reported that Apple is preparing “Smart Bands” to add additional health tracking sensors to the current-generation Apple Watch. The article went on to say that Apple would release the bands starting next year instead of refreshing the Apple Watch’s core hardware, with speculation that Apple does not believe people will upgrade their Watches annually like iPhones. Based on discussions with our sources, we do not believe this report to be entirely true.
Mophie Stories July 9, 2015
Recently, we discovered that Apple was in the process of revamping its third-party accessory packaging within retail stores. As reported by our own Mark Gurman, Apple has been working on this co-designed packaging with accessory makers for the past six months and now it’s finally hitting store shelves…
Mophie Stories May 22, 2015
As I noted in yesterday’s review of the Nomad Stand for Apple Watch, I wasn’t initially certain that the Apple Watch needed a dock, but actually using a Watch changed my mind: just as the Apple Watch Edition’s custom charging cases hinted, it’s best to keep metal or metal-accented Watch bands from rubbing against nightstands during charging, and even Apple’s fluoroelastomer Sport Bands tend to flop around when the Watch’s charging puck is connected. My guide to the best Apple Watch stands and docks spotlights many potential solutions, some of which are a lot more compelling than others.
Mophie’s Watch Dock ($60) is completely different in looks from the Nomad Stand, but their identical price points reflect one critical area of overlap: class. Each has the materials and design necessary to look great with everything from Apple’s $1,100 black stainless steel Apple Watch to the entry-level $350 silver aluminum Apple Watch Sport. Unlike the wide Nomad Stand, Watch Dock goes for height, combining black leather with a mostly aluminum stand that has a compact footprint. Thanks to its clean lines and manageable size, Watch Dock could easily become the retail Apple Watch display stand of choice when more watch and jewelry stores start selling Apple timepieces…
Mophie Stories May 5, 2015
Mophie Stories April 15, 2015
Mophie’s Juice Packs are unqualified success stories. After debuting the first Juice Pack in late 2007, Mophie became synonymous with “iPhone battery cases,” and enjoyed years of popularity despite increasing competition. But the company’s USB battery packs aren’t as well-known. Ranging from minimalist to ruggedized, Mophie’s Powerstations range from 3,000mAh to 12,000mAh in capacity, and carry hefty $80 to $150 MSRPs. Regardless of whether they’re judged by features or battery performance for the dollar, they’re hard to pick over rivals, since you can now get a high-quality 25,600mAh battery for the same price as a 3,000mAh PowerStation.
Based upon last year’s iPhone 5/5s-specific Space Packs, the brand new Spacestation is Mophie’s shot at differentiating its USB batteries from the masses. Offered in 32GB ($150), 64GB ($200) and 128GB ($300) capacities, Spacestation combines an app-managed USB flash drive with a 6,000mAh battery, which promises “3X extra battery” life. Realistically, that’s enough power for a full recharge of the original iPad mini or three recharges of older iPhones. But since 6,000mAh batteries are getting cheaper every week, Spacestation’s appeal is mostly in its ability to at least double the number of videos, music, photos, and documents that can be accessed by your iOS device on the road…
Mophie Stories April 14, 2015
Mophie today has revealed its own dock for the Apple Watch. The dock is made with a durable aluminum construction and features leather accents around the base. At the top of the stand is a hole for Apple’s magnetic charger for the Apple Watch. The stand is designed with the charging cable in mind, which Mophie says makes for a clean and clutter free appearance.
Mophie Stories April 11, 2015
Unless you pick the matte black versions, which look like most of the other iPhone 6 and 6 Plus battery cases I’ve tested, you’ll quickly be wowed by how premium Mophie’s newest Juice Packs feel in your hand. Glossy white plastic Apple accessories may have become passe years ago, but Mophie somehow got the look and feel just right — better, even, than the “unapologetically plastic” iPhone 5c.
The reason for that luxe feel? Mophie needs it, as the new Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 6 ($120) and Juice Pack for iPhone 6 Plus ($100) are currently the most expensive battery cases currently available for their respective iPhones. Though the company has never been shy about charging more for top quality cases, this year’s Juice Packs are hitting shelves well after numerous solid and aggressively priced competitors.
Below, I’ll discuss how Mophie’s price to performance equations actually play out for these Juice Packs, and whether they’re worth buying in light of other options…
Mophie Stories April 9, 2015
Continuing its line of combination battery cases and external storage solutions for iOS devices, Mophie today announced a collection of new accessories in the Space family: Space Pack for iPad mini ($200-$400), Space Pack for iPhone 6 ($150-$300), Space Pack for iPhone 6 Plus ($150-$300), and SpaceStation ($150-$300). The three Space Packs combine iPad or iPhone-recharging battery cases with 32, 64, or 128GB of storage capacity, while SpaceStation offers the same three storage capacity choices with a standalone, device-agnostic USB battery pack. A free Space app lets you access movies, music, photos, and data that have been separately stored in the Space accessories by your computer, using an included USB cable.
Mophie’s batteries differ considerably between the devices. The iPhone 6 Space Pack has a 3,300mAh battery, which is said to provide a 100% recharge of the device, while the iPhone 6 Plus version has a smaller 2,600mAh battery that Mophie says will deliver a 50% recharge. An 8,000mAh battery in the more expensive iPad mini case promises a 100% recharge, and a 6,000mAh battery in SpaceStation is claimed to offer “3X extra battery” for unspecified devices — certainly smaller phones, rather than the iPhones and iPads supported by the other models.
All of the new Space Pack batteries are available for preorder now from Mophie’s web site, and will ship in May. The SpaceStation and lower-priced Space Packs for the iPhone 5/5s (16GB / 32GB / 64GB) are in stock now. expand full story
Mophie Stories January 29, 2015
Uber is giving away Mophie Power Reserve battery packs in Phoenix this weekend ahead of the Super Bowl
Uber, the app-based transportation service which lets you request a ride from your iPhone, is running a pretty interesting promotion in Phoenix, Arizona starting today through Saturday for Super Bowl XLIX . Between 10 am and 6 pm each day, Uber will offer to deliver a free Mophie Power Reserve ($49.95 1350mAh battery charger) to its users through the app. The free Mophie option is listed alongside car types in the Uber app.
Since requesting Uber to deliver a mobile charger to you then having them wait for you to charge your phone would take potentially hours, Uber and Mophie are giving the Power Reserves away to keep.
In the past, Uber has ran similar short run promotions with ice cream and other offers. In DC, for example, Uber is currently promoting a puppy adoption drive.
As for the Mophie giveaway promotion, Uber says it expects demand to be high, obviously, so you’ll have to test your luck with picking up a free Power Reserve if you’re in the area. Uber says its cars are equipped with Mophies, too, if you’re taking a ride and just need a quick charge.
Mophie Stories January 28, 2015
It’s a great time to buy an iPhone 6 battery case. Last year, there were zero Apple-certified options, but today, there are a handful of good to great choices at various price points. They may look similar to each other in the picture above, but the sea of black shells masks some important differences in iPhone protection, battery recharging capabilities, and pricing. We now have two top picks for the iPhone 6, as well as two completely different top picks for the iPhone 6 Plus. Note that the iPhone 6 versions typically work with the newer iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6 Plus versions work with the iPhone 6s Plus; both of the “s” models have slightly smaller batteries than their predecessors.
Which battery case should you buy? The most recent update to this piece on October 6, 2015 added another new option! Read on for all the details…
Mophie Stories January 7, 2015
There are thousands of new Apple accessories at the 2015 CES – so many that it’s hard sometimes to separate what’s truly cool from everything else. Starting with HomeKit-integrated accessories, here’s our running list of the best new iPad, iPhone, and Mac products 9to5Mac has seen at the show. We updated this article on January 9, 2015 – the final day of CES – to include our last batch of top picks.
Mophie Stories January 6, 2015
There is a never ending supply of new iPhone cases at CES again this year, so we’ve decided to roundup the best of the best below. Some of the cases include backup batteries, others offer charging via built-in solar panels, and one includes a detachable Bluetooth speaker. One of the new cases even claims to “defend against the bend,” a jab at the iPhone 6 Plus bending controversy of last year. Head below for the run down on the growing list of iPhone cases launching at CES: expand full story
Mophie Stories January 1, 2015
Here’s what Apple included in this year’s $320 ‘Lucky Bag’ specials
The contents of Apple’s 2015 Japanese “Lucky Bag” sales have been revealed. The bags went on sale at 8 AM local time this morning, and the entire collection of deals was quickly revealed by those who had taken advantage of the limited-time offer.
The bags will cost shoppers around ¥38,000 (or about $323). There are four different types of bags available, and customers will get one at random when they make their purchase.
Here’s what shoppers will find in their Lucky Bags this year:
Mophie Stories December 1, 2014
A ton of great deals on accessories for iPhone, iPad and Macs have gone live today for Cyber Monday in addition to the many Black Friday deals still running from the weekend. Today is your last chance to get in on most of these discounts and in some cases might be your last chance to get your hands on these products before the holidays.
Head below for our roundup of the best deals available today on cases and accessories for your Apple device. expand full story
Mophie Stories September 11, 2014
9to5Toys Last Call: TP-LINK WiFi extender $20, 2-pack Chromecast $55, Mophie iPhone 5/5s battery case $45, more
Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call updates:
- Keep tabs on your vehicle’s tires with these Bluetooth sensors
- AT&T announces iPhone 6 trade-in promo, includes $200 min. for iPhone 4/4s
- Avid and Apogee introduce new Pro Tools Quartet and Duet audio interfaces
- Gameloft releases new free-to-play comic style Spider-Man game for iOS
- GoPro HERO3 White Edition Camera refurb $150 shipped (Reg. $200)
- KitchenAid mixer $175 (orig. $399), kitchen items, more
TP-LINK 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi range extender $20 shipped (orig. $35)
Two Google Chromecasts for $55 shipped ($15 savings)
Mophie Juice Pack Helium 1500mAh iPhone 5/5s battery case $45 shipped (Reg. $80)
$100 Staples gift card for $85: save 15% on electronics, office supplies, more
iPhone 6 deals:
- Monoprice iPhone 6 cases as low as $5.60 with free shipping
- Walmart to offer $20 or greater discount on 16GB iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus + $15 gift card
- Upgrade your iPhone 4 (or newer) to a Verizon iPhone 6 for free w/ 2-yr contract
- Radio Shack looks to attract iPhone 6 buyers with free $50 iTunes gift cards
Other new deals:
- New! Nintendo introduces nostalgic new NES look for 3DS XL handheld
- New! Games/Apps: up to 75% off Mac titles BioShock 1/2, Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, more
- New! Asus Google Nexus 7 (2nd Gen) 16GB Tablet refurb $130 (Reg. $160)
- New! 1-yr magazine subs w/ digital from $5: Wired, GQ, Men’s Health, more
More tech deals still alive:
- Harman Kardon (HKTS 16) 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker Package $199 (Reg. $380)
- Dragon Naturally Speaking Speech recognition for Mac $99.99 (50% off)
- Media: 100 Warner DVDs $150, Demi Lovato album for free, more
- 3-mo of Audible access $0.95/mo ($45 value, new customers only), more
- Avid Fast Track Solo audio interface w/ Pro Tools Express $86 (Reg. $179)
- ASUS Google Nexus 7 32GB 7-inch 4G Tablet $110 shipped (Orig. $311)
- Speakers (refurb): Logitech Z506 $40, Pioneer BT soundbar $70, more
- ASUS Chromebook 11.6-inch 2.16 GHz/2GB/16GB SSD $200 (Reg. $250)
- Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive $110 shipped (Reg. $150)
- uNu Aero iPhone 5/5s battery case w/ wireless charging $50 shipped (orig. $100)
- Best Buy iPad Air sale: $75 off 16GB, $125 off w/ .edu e-mail
- Canon EOS 7D 18MP DSLR (refurb) $720 shipped (orig. $1,500), more
- New Trent iCarrier 12,000mAh Battery Pack $25 Prime shipped (Reg. $77)
- Harman Kardon AVR 1510 Networked AV Receiver: $200 shipped (Reg. $361)
- Todoist iOS/Android task manager 6-mo Premium sub free ($14.50 value)
- Monster DNA On-Ear Noise Isolating Headphones $69 (Orig. $230)
- Bose headphones: QC15 $269 (Reg. $299), QC3 $314 (Reg. $349)
- Staples coupon $150 off laptops and desktops priced $499 or more
- Costco Gold Star Membership + $20 GC, more $55 ($146 value)
- VeraLite smart home controller $139, iSmartAlarm home security $162, more
- Advance Auto Parts coupon: save 40% on orders up to $125
- ecobee Smart Thermostat $139, Egg Cooker $14, more
- Hoover reconditioned vacs from $60, kitchen items, more
- Timbuk2 laptop backpacks: Parkside $45 (Reg. $106), Rogue $53 (Reg. $90)
- Buy an Xbox One console + any game, including Destiny, for free ($60 savings)
New products/ongoing promos:
- Palate takes on George Forman with its new Smart Grill
- Sonos adds Deezer high-resolution audio streaming to its wireless speakers in America
- Destiny releases day: free strategy guide, free next-gen upgrades, more
- TiVo announces largest (and most expensive) consumer DVR ever made
- New Toy of the Day: Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling headphones
- Brew a cup of coffee from your iPad w/ Philips’ limited edition espresso machine
- IFA Roundup: Wacom styluses, Harman Omni, Sphero Ollie, more
- Redbox 10 Days of Deals
Mophie Stories March 9, 2014
For the past few weeks, I’ve been testing out Mophie’s new ‘Space Pack’ battery case with included storage that it showed off earlier this year at CES. While I’ve never used a case on my iPhone for longer than a few days, I do run out of battery more often than I’d like, and Mophie’s promise of extra storage built into the hardware sparked my interest. (Oh, and I do think the name is cool and clever…) I really wanted to try out the Space Pack just to prove what I expected: You can’t possibly add more storage to an iPhone in a way that isn’t gimmicky and a poor experience. Admittedly, my expectations were far from what Mophie has been able to accomplish; considering the limitations designed into iOS software and iPhone hardware, the Mophie Space Pack is a very interesting and useful accessory… expand full story
Mophie Stories November 25, 2013
9to5Toys Last Call: Just-Mobile iPhone stand giveaway, Mophie Helium case $35, Infinity Blade Free, iPad Air $429, Sonos free bridge/credit, more
Today’s can’t miss deals:
Giveaway: Just-Mobile AluCup aluminum iPhone stand ($30 value)
Mophie Juice Pack Helium Protective Charging Case Refurb. for iPhone 5/5S $35 shipped (Reg. $99)
- Infinity Blade for iOS goes free ($5.99 savings)
- Xbox One & PS4 titles: $49, Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus free, more
- iPad Air with Retina display, 16GB, Wi-Fi: $429 ($500)
- Staples Black Friday Week Up To $150 Off iPad: mini $249, iPad 4th gen. $349, iPad 2 $299
Get a free Sonos bridge ($49 value) and up to $40 Amazon credit w/ a Sonos Play wireless speaker
Other great deals from today:
- New! Logitech FabricSkin folio keyboard case for iPad Air $120 shipped, Belkin QODE Air Keyboard case for $40 in-store
- New! Monitor Deals: 27″ AOC w/ speakers $180, 24″ Acer $125, 24″ Dell E-Series $130, 23″ HP Smartbuy $94
- New! Groupon $5 off $15: Foscam Pan & Tilt Wireless IP Camera: $45 (Reg. $85), Hard Candy iPad cases: $11, many more
- New! Kingston Digital SSDNow V+200 60GB Solid State Drive $40 shipped (Reg. $100)
- New! 1 year magazine subscriptions + free giveaway: Maxim $3.50, Smithsonian $9, free one year sub giveaways, more
- New! Samsung 55″ 1080p 3D LED HDTV $700, Dynex 60″ LED 1080p HDTV $580, more
- New! Samsung Galaxy S III (no-contract): $260 shipped (Reg. $400)
The best deals that are still alive:
- Apple TV 3rd generation 1080p $89 shipped (Reg. $99)
- Canon Pre-Black Friday Sale: Up to 20% off refurb. EOS DSLR cameras/EF Lenses, more
- Bose Deals: SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker $40 off, SoundDock Series III $224, headphones, $500 off entertainment systems, more
- Belkin WeMo Switch and Motion Sensor $60 shipped (Reg. $80)
- Logitech UE Boombox Bluetooth speaker: $150 (or $120 refurb) Shipped
- Sony PlayStation Vita (3G/Wi-Fi) 8GB Bundle $170 shipped (Reg. $200)
- ZAGGkeys PRO Bluetooth iPad keyboard $50 shipped (Reg. $100)
- Amazon adds AT&T & Sprint to $0.01 Moto X promotion
- Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 is the World’s Best-Selling and #1 Speech Recognition Software $99 (Reg. $200)
- The Karma WiFi Hotspot + 1GB Free Data + FREE Shipping $69 (Reg. $99)
- Logitech UE Mini Boombox Bluetooth speaker: $69 shipped
- Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB internal Solid State Drive $560, external Thunderbolt solution $648
- MegaMan X: $1 (Reg. $5), Amazon pre-Black Friday game sale, iOS freebies, many more
- Parallels Desktop 9 Black Friday Bundle $80 (with $436 in savings): Snagit, CleanMyMac 2, Boom, more
- Belkin Thunderstorm iPad home theater speaker case 30-pin $130, Lightning $150 (Reg. $200)
- Amazon Movie Deals: Bookmark to save on hundreds of downloads/BluRays/DVDs
- Amazon Black Friday Detailed: Earliest start date ever and deals every 10 minutes
- TigerDirect’s Black Friday ad leaked: HD TVs, headphones, PCs, gaming deals, more
- Stack Social is offering up a very solid Black Friday Bundle this week. 11 great apps for $49.99, chance to win an iPad, and no lines to wait in. Get in there now.
- Walmart changes the game, will match Black Friday prices from competitors a week before Thanksgiving
- Black Friday Deal Frenzy at eBay Deals: iPad mini $239, Target gift card 10% off, COD: Ghosts $40, more
- Seiki’s new 55″ 4K UHD TV will drop to $850 on Black Friday ($650 off!) or 39″ for $520 right now at Amazon.
- Staples Black Friday: Nexus 7 2nd gen 16GB $199, Toshiba 1TB $50, ZAGGkeys Pro $50, more
- Black Friday H.H Gregg ad leaks w/ $249 iPad mini & big deals on TVs, cameras, & smartphones
- Walmart will credit YOU $30 to get an iPhone 5c on contract this Black Friday
- Best Buy & Walmart Black Friday ads bring the year’s best Apple deals
- Target Black Friday Ad: iPad Air w/ $100 gift card $479, iPad mini w/ $75 gc $299, Apple TV $89, HDTVs, games, more
- Guitar Center’s Black Friday ad leaks: instruments, Sennheiser headphones, iRig Pro, 15% off store-wide, more
- Leaked Dell Black Friday Ad: Windows 8 laptops, monitors, HDTVs, memory, more
- Target’s PS4 launch week ad leaks: will offer buy 2 get 1 free on PS4, Xbox One games, others
- Toys R Us Black Friday ad leak reveals early start time and ample video game deals
- Radio Shack Black Friday ad leak: Beats Pill, Apple TV, Roku 2, PS3/Xbox 360 consoles
New product announcements & reviews:
Mophie Stories June 23, 2013
For the past few weeks, we have been testing two battery backup accessories for iOS devices: Mophie’s Juice Pack Plus case for the iPhone 5 and Just Mobile’s Gum Max Duo accessory for iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches. You can find our full reviews of both battery accessories below:
Mophie Stories March 10, 2013
Over the past few weeks, Mophie has released two new battery cases for the iPhone 5: the Juice Pack Helium (above, right) and the Juice Pack Air (above, left). Both cases are similar in functionality, but both offer their own unique pros and cons. Read on after the break for our reviews.