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MacRumors
Sep 20, 2011, 12:22 PM
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iPhone accessory maker Mophie has released the second-generation of its Juice Pack Universal line. The 3 external batteries are designed to recharge iPods and iPhones, and for the largest model, the iPad as well.

The Juice Pack Reserve (http://www.mophie.com/product-p/2025_jpu-reserve-2.htm) is very small and shaped like a Zippo lighter and has a 700 mAh battery. It plugs directly into the bottom of the iPhone or iPod Touch. The Reserve is available for $34.95.

The Juice Pack Boost (http://www.mophie.com/mophie-Juice-Pack-Boost-p/2026_jpu-boost-2.htm) doubles as a stand for the iPhone and has a 2,000 mAh battery and can completely recharge an iPhone. The Boost is $49.95.

Finally, the Juice Pack Powerstation (http://www.mophie.com/juice-pack-powerstation-for-iPod-iPhone-iPad-p/2027_jpu-pwrstion-2.htm) is an iPhone-sized battery pack that can charge the iPhone, iPod Touch or an iPad. The Powerstation can also charge other USB-powered devices as well. The Powerstation has a 4,000 mAh battery and is $79.95.

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Mophie's juice pack batteries are available at Apple Retail Stores and at Mophie.com (http://www.mophie.com/category-s/53.htm).

Article Link: Mophie Releases New External Batteries for iOS Devices (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/20/mophie-releases-new-external-batteries-for-ios-devices/)



Geckotek
Sep 20, 2011, 12:30 PM
OVERPRICED for this capacity

accessoriesguy
Sep 20, 2011, 12:38 PM
OVERPRICED for this capacity

seriously? can you link any viable alternatives?

twiggy0
Sep 20, 2011, 12:43 PM
seriously? can you link any viable alternatives?

Half the price with more capacity. Don't even get me started with the reviews...

Trent 5000mAh External Battery (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013G8PTS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=onlineforums-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B0013G8PTS/)

ladeer
Sep 20, 2011, 12:48 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004ZSM9DY/ref=mp_s_a_26?qid=1316540752&sr=8-26

I have this that charges my iPhone 4 3 times per charge.

c:v
Sep 20, 2011, 12:49 PM
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Here we go. Another prime Jordan PR stunt.

Geckotek
Sep 20, 2011, 12:54 PM
seriously? can you link any viable alternatives?

Try Google and you'll find a dozen. Or check the accessories section, there's a thread in there with 3-4 good one's listed. For this price the iPad model should be over 1000 mAH.

ArtOfWarfare
Sep 20, 2011, 01:34 PM
My MiLi power case cost $30 and has 1200 mAH... it doesn't get my iPhone 3GS all the way to full, but it's both protected my iPhone from some nasty drops and get my iPhone battery life from 10 hours or so to 16 hours or so, enough to get through all but the longest of days.

Myrandor
Sep 20, 2011, 01:35 PM
For 99.99$, you have the ZAGGsparq 2.0, with a lithum 6000 mAh and 2 USB connector (1xoptimized and 1xgeneral). I can normally charge my iPhone 4 four or five time with a complete charge.
http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zaggsparq.php#sparqCompare

Also, there are many promotions where you can get it for half the price (around 50$).

benhollberg
Sep 20, 2011, 01:48 PM
For 99.99$, you have the ZAGGsparq 2.0, with a lithum 6000 mAh and 2 USB connector (1xoptimized and 1xgeneral). I can normally charge my iPhone 4 four or five time with a complete charge.
http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zaggsparq.php#sparqCompare

Also, there are many promotions where you can get it for half the price (around 50$).

I have the Zagg one. It works great. I can't get four charge with it though. Three at the most. Even so I use it all the time and I recommend.

accessoriesguy
Sep 20, 2011, 03:12 PM
thanks guys, those things are pretty cheap, keep your iphones running like crack :D

greytmom
Sep 20, 2011, 03:57 PM
Half the price with more capacity. Don't even get me started with the reviews...

http://amzn.to/qm2iND

Thank you! Just bought it - love that it works with Kindle too.

twiggy0
Sep 20, 2011, 05:52 PM
Thank you! Just bought it - love that it works with Kindle too.

^^.

And yeah, it works with just about everything out there, definitely more bang for the buck than these Mophie battery packs.

ladeer
Sep 20, 2011, 08:00 PM
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Haha they paid MacRumors to post this ad for them but all they got were tips from users on where to buy much better alternative from their competitor. The power of social networking really weeds out the weak and empowers users! Companies like Mophie can no longer take advantage of information parity selling the less informed an inferior product.
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okwhatev
Sep 20, 2011, 08:45 PM
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Or much less monoprice's power bricks rated at 7800mah and a paltry $40

benhollberg
Sep 20, 2011, 09:39 PM
Half the price with more capacity. Don't even get me started with the reviews...

http://amzn.to/qm2iND

Will that fully charge an iPad? If so I may buy now.

Geckotek
Sep 20, 2011, 09:42 PM
Will that fully charge an iPad? If so I may buy now.

I have a similar unit and it does charge the iPad fully...once.

Tiggs
Sep 21, 2011, 01:28 AM
Thanks for the other links posted, worth checking out if you haven't yet. Been looking for something of this nature lately for my iPhone.

twiggy0
Sep 21, 2011, 08:14 AM
Will that fully charge an iPad? If so I may buy now.

This will fully charge an iPad at least once with ease. You should be able to start charging it a second time between 10%-20%. :D

NightFox
Sep 21, 2011, 08:14 AM
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Haha they paid MacRumors to post this ad for them but all they got were tips from users on where to buy much better alternative from their competitor. The power of social networking really weeds out the weak and empowers users! Companies like Mophie can no longer take advantage of information parity selling the less informed an inferior product.
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Yes they can, because they got their product stocked in Apple retail stores.

sciencechef
Sep 21, 2011, 08:22 AM
I think this has much better value and carries 8x the charge this new mophie charger does at the same price. Just a tad bit larger, but a tad lighter:

http://richardsolo.com/portablepowermax16000mahbackupbattery.aspx

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Sorry, I meant 4x the charge. Just having my first cuppa now.

twiggy0
Sep 21, 2011, 08:53 AM
I think this has much better value and carries 8x the charge this new mophie charger does at the same price. Just a tad bit larger, but a tad lighter:

http://richardsolo.com/portablepowermax16000mahbackupbattery.aspx

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Sorry, I meant 4x the charge. Just having my first cuppa now.

I wouldn't recommend this, there have been many negative reviews of this unit; being refered to as a "potential fire hazard"; smoking, melting itself as well as other items.

Here is the amazon link to see the negative reviews: http://amzn.to/ruewop (scroll down)

If you're looking for a large (5000mAh) battery, I would recommend this one that I've posted on this thread earlier. Notice: I'm in no way affiliated with this company and/or their products. I simply can't seem to find anything better for the price.

Link to recommended external battery: Trent 5000mAh External Battery (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013G8PTS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=onlineforums-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B0013G8PTS/)

Geckotek
Sep 21, 2011, 09:27 AM
Yeah, after my research I came to the same conclusion. That 16000 mAH battery had too many bad reviews.

I personally lean toward the Trent branded devices after my research.

http://www.amazon.com/New-Trent-iCruiser-IMP1000-Blackberry/dp/B004H668YA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1316615180&sr=1-1

barkmonster
Sep 23, 2011, 07:18 AM
It cost me under 10 for a charger lead keyring that looks just a car imobiliser and a small charger with a USB socket on it not much bigger than a Zippo lighter that takes 2 x AA batteries you can buy in high quantities for next to nothing just about anywhere.

It seems a better idea to pay WAY less and get infinite recharges than use something that needs to be charged itself to charge your iPhone when it's just putting off the inevitable when both the phone and the external battery will need charging eventually.

What a waste of money.

twiggy0
Sep 23, 2011, 01:51 PM
It cost me under 10 for a charger lead keyring that looks just a car imobiliser and a small charger with a USB socket on it not much bigger than a Zippo lighter that takes 2 x AA batteries you can buy in high quantities for next to nothing just about anywhere.

It seems a better idea to pay WAY less and get infinite recharges than use something that needs to be charged itself to charge your iPhone when it's just putting off the inevitable when both the phone and the external battery will need charging eventually.

What a waste of money.

Pay less? Lets say I use one mophie pack over the course of a year... that costs me $40, and lets be generous and add another $20 for electricity. Now lets say you buy your battery case for $5, and then use just one pair of batteries a day to recharge your phone, that's $2 a day, so $735 for the whole year including the battery pack itself. Buying a mophie pack would save you almost $700 in a year, $1400 in two years... $7000 in 10 years, you get the picture.

Also, there are people out there that actually care about being green. (I might add that I'm one of them)

barkmonster
Sep 24, 2011, 02:14 AM
Pay less? Lets say I use one mophie pack over the course of a year... that costs me $40, and lets be generous and add another $20 for electricity. Now lets say you buy your battery case for $5, and then use just one pair of batteries a day to recharge your phone, that's $2 a day, so $735 for the whole year including the battery pack itself. Buying a mophie pack would save you almost $700 in a year, $1400 in two years... $7000 in 10 years, you get the picture.

Also, there are people out there that actually care about being green. (I might add that I'm one of them)

That's a non-arguement because the point still stands. How do you think you're going to charge it when the Mophie runs out AND your iPhone is out of juice?

Also, you wouldn't be using batteries to charge your iPhone every single day so those figures are a rediculous exageration!

Now about being green, that powerstation that sends the magic sparks out your wall, that's more than likely using fosil fuels seeing as the percentage of electricity generated by other means such as solar or wind power is insignificantly small.

Anything that requires electricity isn't particularly green whatever you do.

I'm sure batteries must be disposed of in a more environmentally friendly way than simply cramming them down the throat of the nearest whale too.

Let's look at it from you're perspective but with rechargable batteries:-

2 for the USB battery pack
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Portable-Battery-Powered-Travel-Charger/dp/B003XTI5RK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316847683&sr=8-1

7.49 Keyring Charge and Sync Cable
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scosche-IPUSBM-flipSYNC-Keyring-Charge/dp/B003554F7Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1316847761&sr=1-1

I already have a 4 x AA battery charger and batteries anyway and can't remember what it cost so let's go one further...

12.99 Uniross Smart Charger + 4 x AA 2700mAh Batteries
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Uniross-Charger-2700mAh-Performance-Batteries/dp/B0013HAEG4/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1316848094&sr=8-10

All in, that's still giving 2 recharges instead of one, dispite the lower mAh rating of the batteries. Once those batteries run out and you can't get anywhere to charge them, you've gone camping for instance, you still have the option of either buying several more packs of rechargable batteries in advance or annoying hippies with a pack of ordinary batteries from a pound shop and using those instead :p