Mophie Launches Modular iPhone 7 Cases With Magnetic Wallet and Battery Pack Add-Ons

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Mophie today announced a modular accessory line of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases that allow users to attach various peripherals via magnetic charge on the back of Apple's smartphone. Shawn Dougherty, co-founder and President of Mophie, said the new "Hold Force" line offers "stylish, protective cases" with the advantage of extra battery life and spots for credit cards.

    The first step in ordering a Hold Force case is choosing the 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch case size for the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Users will also pick between 9 color options on each accessory that range from one solid color scheme, to a "wrap" option that has a line of color sitting between see-through plastic. Cases in both sizes sell for $39.95.

    The Hold Force Wallet

    The second step guides users in picking out a magnetic accessory to stick on the back of the Hold Force case, which are right now limited to a wallet system and battery pack. The Hold Force Wallet is available only for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus at $19.95, and includes 2 credit card pockets that Mophie says "keeps your cash, credit cards and ID together with your phone in one spot" thanks to the new line's secure magnetic attachments.

    The Hold Force Folio offers three spots for credit cards and cash, along with a piece of material that flips and covers the front of the iPhone. Like the Wallet, the Folio is available for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for $19.95. The company noted that the magnetic attachments have no negative effects on credit cards while they are inside of the Hold Force system.

    The Hold Force Folio

    Lastly, the Hold Force Powerstation Plus Mini can provide up to 12 hours of extra battery life for average smartphones, thanks to its integrated 4,000 mAh battery. The accessory's basic charging system is focused on micro-USB, so an included Lightning adapter allows for support of recharging the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Mophie sells the Powerstation Plus Mini for $59.95.

    The Hold Force Powerstation Plus Mini

    Those interested can purchase the new accessories from Mophie's official website, as well as at Best Buy.

    Article Link: Mophie Launches Modular iPhone 7 Cases With Magnetic Wallet and Battery Pack Add-Ons
  2. ThatTechGuy macrumors member

    May 9, 2012
  3. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    Someone call the DEA because clearly there's some serious crack-smokin' going on at Mophie.
  4. zhang96 macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2016
    I love the name The Hold Force Powerstation Plus Mini. Sounds like an innovation. Like the iPad Mini Pro Plus.
  5. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2011
    uh, this is what mophie was working on for the iPhone 7? I mean wtf??? Look at that lighting cable sticking out to connect to the phone. Is making a decent case this hard?
  6. Saipher macrumors demi-god


    Oct 25, 2014
    Oh, come on guys, I thought it was pretty cool concept. However, I wonder if having a magnet near the iPhone processor, internal memory, or wireless communication chips (wifi, bluetooth & NFC) can cause issues.
  7. nikster0029 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
  8. ghost187 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2010
    They had a golden opportunity this year to turn the company around but they missed the boat. They knew the new iPhone would NOT have a headphone jack and the dimensions of the phone was known for a very long time. A battery case with a headphone jack would be selling in boatloads right now instead they're making overpriced crap like this.
  9. cameronjpu macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2007
    Apple should abandon the quest for thin and double battery size. Think of the selling point! 2+ day battery. My battery must be charged throughout the day or it is in the red by 5 pm.
  10. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Magnetic wallet. I hope they tested that thoroughly prior to launch to make sure it doesn't interfere with either the phone or the cards kept in the wallet.
  11. Nevaborn macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2013
    HAve had something similar on my 6S+ since it came out. Magnetic case that attaches to a magnetic wallet. Great for detaching bulky wallet for photos or long calls etc.
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    Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    Makes the Apple Battery Case look like Marilyn Monroe.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 3, 2016 ---
    I think perhaps give it a rest already. They didn't make 7 any thinner (that's three years at same thickness) and added on 2+ hours of battery life, depending on use. They even made Watch thicker—they hear the feedback. I personally didn't like the 6 because I found it too big and too heavy. Design is about trade-offs. If you want a big fat iPhone for the battery life gain many battery cases exist. As for me and the many like me, I was forced to move from the 6 to the SE as at its current size is too big and heavy. If you want great battery life get a plus or a battery case or bring a power pack: several options.
  13. lazyrighteye macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I'd LOVE my battery to hit 20% by 5pm.
    BY 10 am, my iPhone 6 is dead. And it dies with 30% battery remaining. When I plug it into a charger, it immediate;y reads something like 60% battery remaining. Just last night, it read 1% remaining. So I hurried to my charger, plugged it in and it said 52% remaining. But when I pulled it off the charger, it's like the 1% was more accurate as it dies within 30 seconds. I have react to factory default several times, taken it to Apple for diagnostics that indicates my battery is "fine." So then clearly, my device is not fine. I know batteries only have so many cycles. But even a 6 to already perform this poorly, seems... I can only attribute this performance to the fact a new device is shipping. :D
  14. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    Good idea but terrible design. Could have been a lot more.
  15. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    Too fat. It would end up just like every other case i ever tried on my iPhones. Stickpiled in a drawer, i cant just deal with the extra waste added.

    One time i thought i found the perfect 0,2 mm thin case but then it broke easily around the volume buttons area
  16. GeneralChang macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2013
    Modular design stuff like this always interests me. It seems like there should be a lot of potential there, but every iteration on it is... lackluster, at best.
  17. Waxhead138 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2012
    I doubt it. I've had a rare earth magnet attached to a thin shell type case on my phone for two+ years (for a car mount). Hasn't effected anything.
  18. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
  19. kkillam macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2011
    I had to check to make sure you weren't my mother cause she was literally just telling me this exact situation with her phone haha
  20. gorkt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2007
    I will go to best buy to check it out. I need a external battery for my vacation next month anyway, so I might try this out. I really like modular systems like this.
  21. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
  22. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
  23. carteblanche macrumors newbie


    May 27, 2016
  24. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    And people think the Apple battery case looks stupid....
  25. gorbag42 macrumors newbie


    Apr 26, 2011
    NY State
    Couldn't they at least have a 90 degree connector that sits flush to the phone more like this:


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