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Charge Your iPhone in the Bathtub With Mophie's New Juice Pack H2Pro

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Popular iPhone accessory maker Mophie is known for its line of battery cases and external backup batteries, which provide extra power at a decent price. The company introduced battery cases for the iPhone 6 early this year, but as of today, Mophie's got an all new iPhone 6 battery case with a brand new feature -- water protection.

The Juice Pack H2Pro is Mophie's first waterproof product, combining the extra power provided with a battery case with protection from the elements. According to Mophie, the H2Pro has an IP-68 rating (and a military rating of MIL-STD 810G), which means the case will work even when submerged for an extended period of time (1.2m for 30 minutes). In addition to being waterproof, it's also going to keep dust and dirt away from the iPhone, and it offers protection against drops.

Since it offers total device protection, there's a flexible membrane over the front of the phone's display, which Mophie says allows for complete access to Touch ID and the touch screen of the iPhone. There are also integrated mute switch, volume, and lock buttons so every iPhone feature remains accessible.

Like Mophie's $100 Juice Pack Air, the Juice Pack H2Pro offers a 2,750 mAh battery. The iPhone 6 has a 1,810 mAh battery, so the H2Pro can offer approximately one and a half charges. There's a power button on the case to toggle power on and off so it can be used without draining the extra battery capacity.

The H2Pro is 0.69 inches thick (17.4mm), so it's going to more than double the thickness of the iPhone 6 (6.9mm), but that's not unusual for cases that offer heavy drop protection and waterproofing.

The Juice Pack H2Pro can be pre-ordered from Mophie's website for $129.95. It's estimated to begin shipping out to buyers in late May.

Article Link: Charge Your iPhone in the Bathtub With Mophie's New Juice Pack H2Pro
 

ghost187

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I am definitely getting this, but my only suggestion is, why not incorporate the space pack into this as well. That would make this the ultimate accessory (even though it already is). BTW, to anyone looking at this VS Lifeproof, I have been beyond disappointed with Lifeproofs iPhone 6 cases so far (both nuud and fre). I have high hopes for this case, especially since Mophie cases have the best ergonomics out of all the battery cases I tried so far.
 
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Yellowbean12

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When the case inevitably fails in the tub, do you get a refund for the iPhone and the case, or just the case?
 
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SixtyK

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People are posting about showering with their Apple Watches so why not bathing with their iPhones? Seems the logical next step.
 
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JackANSI

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I wish they would do two versions... one with a center mounted lightning connector and one with the microUSB.

I see the benefit of the microUSB (plugging into just about any charger), except it won't work with any of my lightning based docks, my car, my stands, my accessories, etc...

This is the same reason I eventually stopped using my battery case with my iPhone 4S, I had so many things I needed the 30-pin for and none of them worked with microUSB.

I'd buy this in a heartbeat if it just had a lightning connector on the outside.

MicroUSB? Nope.
 
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AngerDanger

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Sometimes it's fun to read MacRumors' article titles and imagine them being yelled to somebody at gunpoint.

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clibinarius

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If they allow swappable batteries, I'm in. This is ridiculous to me. I've burned through too many of these things to just buy it outright, when I can return my iphone when it gets too low for nothing (and then, time to buy a new one when I can't)...:rolleyes:
 
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cdm283813

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"Charge Your iPhone in the Bathtub With Mophie's New Juice Pack H2Pro"

I did not read the full story but the title is highly misleading and is very dangerous. You should never charge anything while in the bathtub even if the case is waterproof. Even if the title was a joke there are people that will take that as truth.
I've seen the official lighting cables go bad after awhile and a frayed wire is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Not funny Macrumors!
 
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Waxhead138

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"Charge Your iPhone in the Bathtub With Mophie's New Juice Pack H2Pro"

I did not read the full story but the title is highly misleading and is very dangerous. You should never charge anything while in the bathtub even if the case is waterproof. Even if the title was a joke there are people that will take that as truth.
I've seen the official lighting cables go bad after awhile and a frayed wire is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Not funny Macrumors!

Yeah, upon the reading the headline...what went through my head was pretty much this:

Much like participating in a riot, or drunk driving......just because you Could doesn't mean you Should.
 
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manu chao

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"Charge Your iPhone in the Bathtub With Mophie's New Juice Pack H2Pro"

I did not read the full story but the title is highly misleading and is very dangerous. You should never charge anything while in the bathtub even if the case is waterproof. Even if the title was a joke there are people that will take that as truth.
I've seen the official lighting cables go bad after awhile and a frayed wire is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Not funny Macrumors!

You are charging one battery via another battery which are encased together in a 'waterproof' case. It is not as if other waterproof electronic devices don't have batteries inside.

For sure, any case can develop leaks. If you threw a standard battery into water, I would expect the battery to short itself. I would expect that alone already being potentially dangerous in terms of heat development, fire (though underwater that is a lesser danger) or even some explosive destruction. Don't really know about the electrocution potential in this case (certainly depends on the size of the battery). Of course with leaks, only one of the poles of the battery could be exposed to water, in which case electricity will certainly flow through the water. But then we have waterproof phones and cameras and I don't remember them being considered a danger in a pool or bathtub.
 
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samcraig

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"Charge Your iPhone in the Bathtub With Mophie's New Juice Pack H2Pro"

I did not read the full story but the title is highly misleading and is very dangerous. You should never charge anything while in the bathtub even if the case is waterproof. Even if the title was a joke there are people that will take that as truth.
I've seen the official lighting cables go bad after awhile and a frayed wire is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Not funny Macrumors!

Yeah, upon the reading the headline...what went through my head was pretty much this:

Much like participating in a riot, or drunk driving......just because you Could doesn't mean you Should.

I had to read the headline a few times. It's misleading. Accurate, but misleaded. As the mophie itself charges the iPhone's internal battery all within the case. It sounds like you are plugging in the case/phone into the wall charger based on the headline - but that's not clear.
 
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C DM

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"Charge Your iPhone in the Bathtub With Mophie's New Juice Pack H2Pro"

I did not read the full story but the title is highly misleading and is very dangerous. You should never charge anything while in the bathtub even if the case is waterproof. Even if the title was a joke there are people that will take that as truth.
I've seen the official lighting cables go bad after awhile and a frayed wire is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Not funny Macrumors!
Except that you can in fact charge your phone using this Mophie case while it is submerged in water (like in a bathtub).
 
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C DM

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When the case inevitably fails in the tub, do you get a refund for the iPhone and the case, or just the case?

Neither since both would still be functional and basically the same as before. That's pretty much the whole point.
 
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richwoodrocket

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When i clicked on this i expected to see something that would convert water into electricity or something mind blowing. The article left a lot to be desired.
 
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J. Jizzle

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I won't be getting one. From what I know or have heard with other so called water-proof, dust-proof cases on the market is you can barely hear someone talking when using the case.
 
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willed

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Jan 4, 2007
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Great news

One of the main reasons I bought a JuicePack is for travel to places where regular access to power isn't a given. These sort of places often have high dust/humidity/likelihood of phone damage, so merging these two products is great news for those who want to use their iPhones in 'hostile' environments... and for those who have a burning desire to charge their phone in the bathtub of course...!
 
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