Moment Launches MFi-Approved Battery Photo Case for iPhone X and iPhone XS

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Smartphone lens maker Moment has begun shipping the first MFi-approved Battery Photo Case compatible with iPhone X and the new iPhone XS.

    The battery case first drew interest earlier this year as a Kickstarter campaign highlighting several notable features, some of which are clearly aimed at photographers.


    The case has a 3,100mAh built-in battery for charging your iPhone on the go, and it's wireless-charging compatible, so it can be placed on any Qi-compatible charging pad.

    The case also features an integrated Lightning port to charge an iPhone X/XS, rather than the typical micro-USB found on charging accessories, while a wrist/neck strap can be easily attached for safety.


    In addition, there's a two-stage shutter button on the case for taking pictures, so pressing the button halfway focuses the lens and a full press takes the picture.

    The Battery Case is compatible with the Moment lens lineup, which includes telephoto, wide, super fish, macro, and a soon-to-be-released Anamorphic lens.

    The case costs $99 and can be ordered today on the Moment website, which will offer upgraded versions for iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR come November.

    Article Link: Moment Launches MFi-Approved Battery Photo Case for iPhone X and iPhone XS
  2. Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    I could imagine myself using this at conventions when I typically deplete my phone's battery at least twice.

    All hail my Xiaomi battery pack, but attaching my phone to the cord less and the two stage shutter seem nice.

    Too bad they don't have a 6S Plus version.

    Glassed Silver:mac
  3. allenvanhellen macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2015
    I’ve wanted this... waited about a year since getting my iPhone X. But it bugs me that it won’t work with wired (lightning port) headphones. It would be way cooler if the case charged the iPhone via QI instead of lightning.
  4. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2013
    The United States of America
    I'm pretty sure that charging from a battery case to the iPhone via wireless charging would waste quite a bit of energy, and thus not be as effective.

    In relation to the article: I'm glad this product has come out. I currently have an iPhone 6S and use Apple's Smart Battery Case religiously, and often swap between it and a leather case. I love Apple's battery case because it charges via Lightning and is easy to remove. This Moment case appears to be very similar to the Apple case, and I'll probably buy one when I do upgrade my phone. Thanks for alerting me to this, MacRumors!
  5. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    This. Wireless charging has far greater energy loss than direct. It'd be silly to do it via wireless, which would mean not only less power to the phone but also far slower charging.
  6. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    I wonder how nicely this would play with the Xs, since it FINALLY records stereo?

    I could see myself getting one of these and the anamorphic to really make my concert bootlegs pop.
  7. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2014
    Carrying around the Sony RX100 + your iphone seems less bulky than this.
  8. LucidIllusion macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2016
    It's not. I'm selling my RX100 and moving to this setup.
  9. izyreal macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    There is no way an iPhone can match up with the RX100(V in my case).
  10. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    Northeast USA
    I'm actually selling my RX100V and upgrading to the X. For my purposes the X is enough. I can totally see the purpose of the RX100 but I just wasnt using it enough.

    I really wish apple would make a smart battery case for the iphone X. Third party ones just don't cut it. I had the smart battery case every generation since it launched and it works so well. Most people don't realize the smart battery case isnt treated by the phone as being "plugged into the wall". This means it will still follow the same rules set for things like "only back up on wifi and plugged in". Plus you see the battery level in the OS and you don't have to manage turning it on and off all the time.
  11. Tinmania macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2011
    Happy to see it is sensibly priced. Expected to see something more like "starting at $199!" and move on. But at $99, with the option to add lenses, sounds decent.

  12. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2014
    Pull the other one! :D
  13. Combi06 macrumors newbie


    Oct 5, 2016
    It is worth noting that this charger does not work with Car Play as Apple doesn't allow any 3rd party battery case to pass through audio (which is why you can't use lightning headphones with this case either). I'm a heavy Car Play user but will still be getting one. Seems like is the closest we can get to Apples 1st party battery case. Plus I'll probably get a lens or two as well.

    Another tidbit is that according to 9to5Mac the folks at Moment will need to test it with the XS to make sure all the functionalities work
  14. redgreenski macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2017
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    This is a nice set up but my car has wired car play.
  15. Osamede macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2009
    The main reason to use the inferior camera in a phone, is that it is tiny, always in your pocket and seamlessly linked to your web publishing platforms in real time. Otherwise, a real camera will give you a far better image, and has a real ergonomic grip, making it easy to hold firmly and take a high quality image with no shake.

    When you add a phone add-on to a tiny pocket sized phone, it's got to have a real grip that improves on the "bar of soap" shape of a phone, which is okay for texting but not for taking images.

    This product fails poorly on that measure. It has nothing like a real camera grip.
  16. Dr99 macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011
    I find it interesting that other cases on the Moment site designate they work for the XS, but the Camera case does not. Does anyone have confirmation that it handles the camera difference on the XS?

    I emailed Moment but have gotten nothing back.
  17. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    Northeast USA
    Even though it will work on the XS I think the battery case isn't officially certified for iPhone XS yet. Moment is just being transparent about it. I think they should be getting the MFI certification for iphone XS soon.

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