MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Powerstation USB-C XXL From Mophie

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    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Mophie to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a powerstation USB-C XXL that's equipped with both USB-C and USB-A, so it can be used with a wide range of devices.

    The powerstation USB-C XXL, priced at $149.95, features a 19,500 mAh battery, which Mophie says is enough juice to provide USB-C laptops (the MacBook specifically) with up to 14 hours of additional battery life.

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    Because it has both a USB-C and a USB-A port, the USB-C XXL can be used to charge all of your Apple devices, from the MacBook to the iPhone and iPad. The USB-C port offers up to 30W of charging, so it can fast charge your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus when combined with a USB-C to Lightning cable.

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    With fast charging, an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus can charge to 50% within 30 minutes, so that's a super handy feature to have available from a portable battery back. At 30W, this charger will work with the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, but the charging will go more slowly and you won't see much gain while the machines are in use.


    Over a standard USB-A to Lightning or micro-USB, the powerstation USB-C XXL offers 2.4A quick charging capabilities to charge your devices faster.

    Size wise, the powerstation USB-C XXL is heftier than your average iPhone battery pack, but it's still portable at 6 inches long, 3 inches wide, and an inch tall, plus it looks quite nice with its fabric-wrapped body.

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    We have four powerstation USB-C XXL units to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

    Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

    The contest will run from today (November 17) at 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time through 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time on November 24. The winners will be chosen randomly on November 24 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

    Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Powerstation USB-C XXL From Mophie
     
  2. justiny Contributor

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    Powerbanks are great to have, but they still need to be somewhat mobile.

    That thing is enormous. I don’t need to charge my MBP and jump start a parking lot full of pickup trucks.
     
  3. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a

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    I love this battery pack, charges up my iPhone X and work phone fast using the lightning to usb-c.
     
  4. tim1000 macrumors regular

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    Does it charge a MacBook below 100% or wait to low battery?
     
  5. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    Then don't sign up?
     
  6. justiny Contributor

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    I didn’t. But if I did, do I forfeit the right to have an opinion on it?

    I didn’t see that in rules.
     
  7. Avieshek Suspended

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    'm actually looking for even bigger but with Fast-charging enabled like Anker's PowerCore+ with ~27,000mAh capacity.
     
  8. B4U macrumors 68000

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    You can certainly have an opinion.
    But if it is a giveaway, I would be more grateful.
    There are other smaller ones available on the market that you can buy.
     
  9. classicalbear macrumors member

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    Well of course, since I'm in Canada/Quebec, can't participate, cause they are not bright enough to pay the little Quebec's fee for a contest.
    And this still can't buy this in Canada. Hey Mophie, there is a big country above USA, it's called CANADA!!!!
     
  10. ghost187 macrumors 6502a

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    They need to add wireless charging to this ASAP!
     
  11. freeskier93 macrumors 6502

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    The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 is currently on sale at Amazon for $87, which also includes their 30 watt charger.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I remember many years ago I bought a 222 Wh battery for my MacBook Pro. It was the bomb until it was no longer acceptable to bring onto airplanes.
     
  13. doctor-don macrumors 65816

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    My 22,000 mAh charger cost me a lot less than this device's MSRP.
     
  14. iPhone_X macrumors member

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    Why do people buy this overpriced stuff when you can get Anker batteries for so much less? The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD has 37% more battery capacity, same 30W 3A USB-C port, better 3A vs. 2.4A USB-A ports, has an extra USB-A charging port (you can use all three ports at the same time) charges in 4.5 hours vs. the "10-15 hours" the customer service rep on the Mophie site answered down at the bottom of the product page, costs 41% less, AND it includes a 30W USB-C wall charger to boot. The only downside to the Anker is it doesn't support pass-through charging like the Mophie so you can't charge your devices through the battery when the battery itself is charging. The Mophie product looks slightly better with the cloth accents but is otherwise inferior in nearly every single aspect and basically they're both black rectangles. https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Delivery-Portable-Nintendo/dp/B01MZ61PRW/

    I've got some of their older batteries and really love them. I'll probably upgrade to this one once several of my devices can really take advantage of the faster charging. I wouldn't be surprised if the next version also has pass-through and has been slimmed down so I'll probably upgrade next year or perhaps get the smaller and less expensive 20000mAh model which is more comparable to this Mophie but still bigger than my current packs.
     
  15. DonutHands macrumors regular

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    Well, your opinion is still incorrect.

    Battery packs do not need to be portable. If you personally need a portable power bank, choose one of the 3 other smaller options available from Mophie, or any number of other manufacturers.
     
  16. mazz0 macrumors 68000

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    It’s nice to win a prize, but £150 for a battery?! Jeesh. I assumed it was a dock/hub as well!
     
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