Mophie Releases New External Batteries for iOS Devices

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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 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 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 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.

    Article Link: Mophie Releases New External Batteries for iOS Devices
     
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    OVERPRICED for this capacity
     
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    seriously? can you link any viable alternatives?
     
  4. twiggy0, Sep 20, 2011
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    Half the price with more capacity. Don't even get me started with the reviews...

    Trent 5000mAh External Battery
     
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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.
     
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    Here we go. Another prime Jordan PR stunt.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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$).
     
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    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.
     
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    thanks guys, those things are pretty cheap, keep your iphones running like crack :D
     
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    Thank you! Just bought it - love that it works with Kindle too.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    ^^.

    And yeah, it works with just about everything out there, definitely more bang for the buck than these Mophie battery packs.
     
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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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    Or much less monoprice's power bricks rated at 7800mah and a paltry $40
     
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    Will that fully charge an iPad? If so I may buy now.
     
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    I have a similar unit and it does charge the iPad fully...once.
     
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    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.
     
  19. twiggy0, Sep 21, 2011
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    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
     
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    Yes they can, because they got their product stocked in Apple retail stores.
     
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  22. twiggy0, Sep 21, 2011
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    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
     
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  24. barkmonster, Sep 23, 2011
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    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.
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    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)
     

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