Anyone using a Mophie Juice Pack Air with their iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Azzin, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Gurus,

    I'm running this year's London Marathon and my training runs are now getting longer.

    Sunday just gone for example, I did an 11 mile run whilst listening to Spotify (offline playlist) and using the Runkeeper app to track my progress.

    I got back to the top of our road yesterday, pulled my phone out to stop Runkeeper and log the run and it literally switched off in my hand due to being flat.

    Fortunately for me, the app had, a couple of moments before, just logged my 18th kilometer, so I had that preserved, but it made me realise that the charge time I get out of my i5 is not going to be sufficient.

    I'm looking at a Juice Pack Air and if I've understood correctly, you put the phone in and charge the case and the phone via the Micro USB port on the bottom.

    You then manually switch the case off using a switch on the rear, so that the iPhone uses it's own battery and when you get low, you flick the switch on the rear of the case and the display then shows as "Charging" and will recharge up to 95% or so?

    That being said, I wondered if anyone here uses one and can shed some real world experiences using it?

    I think it could well be perfect for my training runs and ultimately my marathon run in April (although I expect that to take me 6 to 7 hours! :eek: )
     
  2. Zmanbaseball2, Jan 21, 2014
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    Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Anyone using a Mophie Juice Pack Air with their iPhone 5?

    This one will give you an extra full charge and it have more value for the $ IMO.
    uNu Power DX External Protective Battery Case for iPhone 5s / iPhone 5 - MFI Apple Certified (Matte Black, Fits All Models iPhone 5S & iPhone 5)
    http://amzn.com/B00B1UQBGA
    I have it and it gave me 120% extra on my iPhone 5. I think you will like it better than the mophie.
     
  3. Azzin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, it doesn't look like Amazon UK stock the white version though.
     
  4. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Oh you are in the uk.
    I recommend this then:
    MFI Apple Certified - ibattz Mojo Refuel Removable Battery Case for iPhone 5/5S - BLACK - 100% Additional Battery Life (2200mAh) by ibattz http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DCYUEBQ/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_xjV3sb1KW43MT
    And getting this with it:
    Anker® 2200mAh Li-ion Battery For Samsung Galaxy S3 S III, GT-I9300, with NFC/Google Wallet [18-Month Warranty] by Anker http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008AGA6PK/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_WkV3sb1WW4SCE

    The battery case has a replaceable battery. I have it as well and it works great!
     
  5. Azzin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That looks absolutely superb, it's just a shame they don't sell a white one.

    But thank you, I'll have a nose around and see if I can find an alternative supplier.
     
  6. KeepCalmPeople, Jan 25, 2014
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    KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    I have a Juice Pack Air I use on my 5S. On average it will charge my phone from 20% to about 85/90%. If you use it to charge your phone while running a battery-intensive app such as a GPS running app, I would think in the 90 minutes or so it takes to fully discharge into your phone, in total you might see your battery % go up by 40 - 50% by the end (i.e. From say 20% to 60/70% after 90 minutes).

    Some other observations about the Juice Pack Air:
    1) it adds about 1/2 an inch to the length of the phone. This can be a hassle if you're trying to fit it in your trouser pocket, if the pocket is shallow.
    2) The case is REALLY slippery. I have dropped it a couple of times (thankfully onto carpet) because of this. It is a hardened case so your phone is unlikely to be damaged, but you do have to grip it tight. The rounded edges don't help in this regard. If you are running I expect it will be in a pocket of some sort, so not such an issue.
     
  7. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    I own both a Juice Pack Helium & Air. I love them both. The Helium feels slimmer in the hand, but I like the covered buttons of the Air. Charge time really varies depending on how you're using your phone.

    The Mophie has yet to let me down in my time of need. I would much prefer to spend the extra money on a Mophie over a shady unknown company. Not to mention I absolutely love the look of the Mophie cases.

    I do a lot of biking in the summer, and I'm using Cyclemeter to track my rides. It's definitely a battery killer, considering I'm on the bike for 4-5 hours. My Mophie cases save me, and it's definitely been worth the money.

    It does add a bit of size, but if you take into account what the case actually does, it's well worth the added bulk. You also get use to the extra size in just a few days.

    I would highly recommend a Mophie case.
     
  8. amitkalra, Dec 7, 2014
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    amitkalra macrumors newbie

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    My Iphone 5S will just not go into my Mophie Juice Pack Air for Iphone 5

    I just bought a New Mophie Juice Pack Air for Iphone 5 off Ebay last week.
    I tried to insert my Iphone 5S into this but strangely there are 2 extensions at the bottom of the bigger piece of the case which make it impossible for the Iphone 5S to slide in.
    I watched a lot of Youtube Videos for the same Mophie Juice pack air for Iphone 5. Those don't seem to have these 2 plastic extensions at the bottom of the bigger part of the case.
    The design of the one I have got seems different to those although it clearly states on the sticker that it is for Iphone 5.
    I am really confused and can't make out what im doing wrong.
    Does anybody have any idea about this.
    I am attaching pictures .
     

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  9. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    If it is new, may I see the front of the box?
     
  10. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure you push it in,volume button side first.
     
  11. amitkalra macrumors newbie

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    Here is the front cover. The top flap can be flapped over to see the cover through the transparent packing.
    To open we slide out from the bottom.
     

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  12. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Yes that is fake. If you search google, you will easily notice that all mophie boxes for the iPhone 5 juice pm pack air have the case shown by a transparent cover. Yours has a flap covering that. How much did you spend on it?
     
  13. amitkalra macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Man, It seems A lesson learnt for $ 40
    The packing looks really authentic if it is a fake. It even had an Australian Warranty Card, The Cable, 3.5mm extension and Manual under it. It even has Bar Coded Serial No on the box and the sticker on the cover.
    I wonder if it is a replica of the Australian edition.
    Anyways they did a good job of faking the packing, but a really bad job in not copying the design of the cover itself.
    I just dont know what to do with it now.

    Here are some more pictures to warn other buyers to restrain from buying on Ebay. I didnt even know that there are fakes of cases now.
     

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  14. amitkalra, Dec 9, 2014
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    amitkalra macrumors newbie

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    It seems it is not a conterfeit after all, but a different Snap-on version.
    I wrote to Morphie and got to know this.

    Here is a video showing this :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyC160j0LBw

    Managed to insert my Iphone 5S into the cover after seeing this video.
     

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