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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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Mophie Announces Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5




Mophie has announced the iPhone 5 version of its popular Juice Pack line of battery cases. The $79.95 Juice Pack Helium comes with a 1500mAh battery that can give the iPhone 5 80% more battery life, good for an estimated additional 6 hours of LTE use.

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Engineered with edge-to-edge protection and outfitted with 80% more battery life to keep your iPhone 5 safe and charged, the juice pack helium allows you to truly Do more(TM). Its elegant, thin design makes it the perfect accessory, easily fitting into any pocket or handbag. The enhanced forward-ported acoustics redirects the iPhone audio towards you, optimizing playback and maximizing your experience.
The dark metallic color ships on February 14th, while the silver units will ship in early March. They are available through Mophie's online store.

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Does it make your voice high-pitched?
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:22 AM   #3
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Took long enough!
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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It's about time! I wonder how this compares to the otterbox charging case that's coming out
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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ordered mine this morning
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This will allow me to play Temple Run 2 for an additional 20 minutes!
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:31 AM   #7
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just ordered mine. I dunno if apple is the culprit or if its mophie. why not just a lightning pass through? i flipping HATE micro usb. the stupid chip has broken in 2 other mophies I've owned.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:34 AM   #8
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I had the corresponding case for my iPhone 4 and really liked it. Might get this for my iPhone 5.

My gripes with the iPhone 4 version: it used micro-usb instead of a regular dock passthrough connection. That means that I couldn't use any other accessories while using this. So I had to remove the case to use any of my other accessories. Which didn't work well if I had depleted my iPhone's battery and was using the Mophie case to charge it.

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just ordered mine. I dunno if apple is the culprit or if its mophie. why not just a lightning pass through? i flipping HATE micro usb. the stupid chip has broken in 2 other mophies I've owned.
Beat me to it!

My other gripe is how much thickness it added. It made using the volume buttons difficult to use with my fat fingers. I wouldn't mind the added thickness if they had overlays for the various buttons.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:37 AM   #9
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ordered mine this morning
Full price including sales tax and shipping. Better off waiting till it his the apple store, at least you'll get itune rewards!!
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:50 AM   #10
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Full price including sales tax and shipping. Better off waiting till it his the apple store, at least you'll get itune rewards!!
Nevermind I found it.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:51 AM   #11
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Yay something to help with the poor iPhone 5 battery. (3GS/wifi signal, LTE is just dire though fab speeds)
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:56 AM   #12
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It's about time! I wonder how this compares to the otterbox charging case that's coming out
There's one coming out?
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 12:08 PM   #13
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Still too bulky, I'm waiting for the Juice Pack Hydrogen.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 12:11 PM   #14
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any idea if it will be in stores 2/14? I leave for vacation 2/15 and would really like to have it with me
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 12:13 PM   #15
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I wish I had a need for this, because it looks slick.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 12:15 PM   #16
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Jeez, it looks like the Juice Packs in the picture are having a particularly intense make out session.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 12:30 PM   #18
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Coupon code given by Mophie not working on their site ... seems like they don't want to sell their new battery case !!! Way to go ... I'm not buying !!!

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Still too bulky, I'm waiting for the Juice Pack Hydrogen.
I see what you did there
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Coupon code given by Mophie not working on their site ... seems like they don't want to sell their new battery case !!! Way to go ... I'm not buying !!!

I'm right there with you. I was about to pull the trigger with my 15% off and they deactivated it specifically for the iPhone 5 Helium...
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 12:51 PM   #21
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Eh IDK...

Spending $80 on Mophie.. first time ever user here for any battery packs.. worth it?
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 01:12 PM   #22
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Mophie is worth it but really they email me about a discount on the iPhone 5 case and the coupon code doesnt work.Great job Mophie
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 01:27 PM   #23
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I got an Anker 3200mAh add-on battery pack for my 4S.

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B005LADF2Y?vs=1

Quite pleased with it. Not a case, just a battery pack that charges the phone via USB.

Benefits: can connect to and charge any USB phone eg Android, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S etc. Can power other things that take power via USB. Same size as iPhone and far more power than the Morphie - enough for a couple of full charges of my iPhone 4S. Cheaper than Morphie. Paid about £15 . Weighs about half of the weight of my iPhone.

I leave it home most days & only bring it when expect heavy use or plan to be away from home or if I forgot to charge my phone overnight. Been very useful so far.
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I wish I had a need for this, because it looks slick.
You do: You’ll only need to charge your iPhone every second day, rather than every single day
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 02:24 PM   #25
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All this time and they cant make it with a lighting cable passthrough??? Gotta be kidding me thats really a deal breaker for me.
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