Mophie Announces New Apple-Exclusive Powerstation Portable Chargers With Lightning Ports

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Mophie today announced the launch of a new series of iPhone-exclusive Powerstation models, which are equipped with a Lightning port to allow them to be recharged using a Lightning cable rather than a traditional micro-USB cable.

    With the ability to charge over Lightning, customers who purchase one of the new Lightning-equipped Mophie Powerstations will be able to charge their iPhones and their portable charger using the same cable.


    Mophie is offering several new Powerstation options, with varying battery capacities and price points:

    [*]Powerstation Plus ($79.95) - 6040mAh with built-in Lightning connector and a single USB port. Available in heather gray, slate, and black.
    [*]Powerstation Plus XL ($99.95) - 10,000mAh with built-in Lightning connector and a single USB port. Available in heather gray, slate, black, and deep blue. Qi wireless charging is included, allowing the Powerstation Plus XL to be recharged via a Qi-based wireless charger.
    [*]Powerstation ($59.95) - 6,040mAh with two USB ports for charging two devices at once. Available in indigo blue and millennial pink.
    [*]Powerstation XXL ($99.95) - 20,200mAh with three USB ports for charging three devices at once. Available in black.

    The Powerstation and Powerstation XXL, designed for use with iPhone, iPad, and AirPods, offer up an extra 20 and 70 hours of iPhone battery life, respectively, and come in an aluminum design.

    The Powerstation Plus and Powerstation Plus XL offer built-in Lightning connectors, alleviating the need to supply your own Lightning cable for charging purposes. Both of these models offer a fabric-covered design with fabric over the top and bottom plates and can provide up to 34 hours of extra battery.

    All of the Powerstation options include an LED power indicator to provide details on charging status and battery life, along with Priority Charging capabilities that send power to your device before recharging the Powerstation when it's plugged in.

    The new line of Mophie Powerstations are available exclusively from Apple retail stores, the Apple online store, and the Mophie website.

    Article Link: Mophie Announces New Apple-Exclusive Powerstation Portable Chargers With Lightning Ports
  2. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    That's cool, but please release a mophie case with a lightning port.
  3. AppleCorei7 macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2015
  4. rcooked macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2015
    Great. Until.... Apple drops usb-c on the next iPhone.
  5. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2009
    Ugh, seriously, Lightning needs to stop being a thing. Apple really needs to replace it with USB-C already.
  6. Nicksd84 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Lightning's here for the next decade at least. Enterprise is buying iPhones in spades. People are keeping iPhones for much longer than the thirty pin models. You're stuck with it!
  7. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    It makes my eyes water. Got a 20,100 mAh USB C Anker brick for $60 from Amazon a few weeks back. You can get a 10,000 mAh Anker for $19. Definitely pricey.
  8. syntax Suspended

    May 8, 2002
    Still no battery case for the X, with the X2/11 on the horizon.
  9. Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    This x 1000
  10. cbaca51 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2016
    Don’t Mophie have this already? I just bought one on eBay yesterday lol
  11. jocamero macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Pretty cool that you can wirelessly recharge these.

    From Mophie's website: "You can also wirelessly recharge the powerstation plus XL portable battery from any mophie wireless charging pad or any Qi-compatible charger. Just place the powerstation plus XL portable battery on the charging pad as shown in the quick-start guide."
  12. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    I just bought a 10000mAh battery with built in Lighting, Micro USB and USB C cables that also has built in AC prongs for charging for less then half of this price. That MFi certification must cost a fortune!
  13. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    People here are selling that brick for $150 because it isn't available by the company.
  14. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    I’ve had a 20,000 mAh power bank that I purchased on Amazon for over a year now. It was only around $25. I use it constantly, and it’s been great for camping trips as well.

    I love that it has USB inputs, so you’re able to charge iOS devices or any device that charges using USB. With the mophie Charger, you would only be able to charge devices that have lightning ports.

    I bought another 20,000 mAh charger for my mom as well, and she loves it.
  15. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    I’ve been waiting for lightening charging for years. Very exciting.

    For me, I don’t mind the Mophie premium. I like the design, workcraft, and knowledge these are (hopefully safe batteries.
  16. B4U macrumors 68000


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    Those guys must be high or something.
    They think Apple users are gullible enough to fall for those ridiculous prices.
  17. Onexy macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2012
    Apparently to Mophie the price is a feature.
  18. PickUrPoison macrumors 68030

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Be careful buying Mophie on eBay or even Amazon; there seem to be a lot of Mophie counterfeits.
  19. chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Generally a nice idea, but usb c would’ve been better.
    It’s annoying that the slower lightning standard gets dragged along so long..
  20. minik macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    The Lightning connector is just fine, I don't see why there is a need to adopt USB-C on iOS devices.
  21. powerboy123 macrumors newbie


    Nov 25, 2015
    These guys are so HIGH!!.. i think there is a pot dispensary around the corner from them.. so that explains the pricing..
  22. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    Always someone that posts this whenever there is a product with built in lightning. No **** that you can get a random power bank cheaper, especially a noname one with questionable battery quality, but this includes the convenience of not needing a mini USB cable along with a lightning cable.
  23. BigMcGuire, Jul 17, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018

    BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    $60 and half the capacity for that convenience ? Anker is hardly no name. It’s a huge premium.
  24. CC07 macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2016
    So if you can recharge this wirelessly, does that mean you can charge your iPhone X wirelessley by placing on top of this? (Even though there is a cable provided) just curious.
  25. skys15 macrumors member


    Aug 23, 2017
    Nice! Although would rather have usb-c with much faster charging through power delivery 2.0 or whatever.

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