Mophie Launches New $60 Wireless Charge Stream Pad+ With Fast Charge Functionality

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Mophie today announced the launch of a new Qi wireless charger for Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, the Mophie Charge Stream Pad+.

    Mophie says the Charge Stream Pad+ is its first universal high-speed wireless charging accessory, compatible with the fast charging capabilities of both Apple and Samsung devices.


    For Apple's most recent iPhones, that means the Charge Stream Pad+ supports the faster 7.5W charging introduced back in December. Mophie's existing wireless charger, the Wireless Charging Base, also supports 7.5W charging.

    Smart charging circuitry inside of the Charge Stream Pad+ communicates with an iPhone or other smartphone to determine and deliver the optimal amount of power.


    Design wise, the Charge Stream Pad+ looks like your average Qi-based wireless charger, with a circular flat base where you rest your phone. A non-slip rubberized finish makes sure your iPhone stays in place, and it also ships with a wall adapter and USB-A to microUSB cable. It comes in black or white to match any decor.

    The Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ is also compatible with all Charge Force Mophie Juice Pack battery cases designed for the iPhone and for Samsung smartphones, such as the Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 7, which enables wireless charging.


    The Charge Stream Pad+ can be purchased from the Mophie website for $59.95.

    Article Link: Mophie Launches New $60 Wireless Charge Stream Pad+ With Fast Charge Functionality
  2. kevmclane macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2017
    So what’s the difference between this and the charging base?
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    looks like they just added a white color option and a micro-usb cable. I saw this article on my bloomberg screen and thought maybe it was an old article until I saw the white option.
  4. bradkrischel macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2010
    That's what I'm trying to figure out too. On Mophie's website, the new one states it supports up to 10W charging speeds, while the older one only supports 7.5W.
  5. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    For iphone x 7.5 is max so its exactly same as older one
  6. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    This one looks nice and for $60, seems reasonable. It could have better longevity if devices start using 10W in the future.
  7. Kardinal1911 macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2014
    Apple could increase the charging capacity to 10w with a software update... so it could be beneficial
  8. Paesano macrumors newbie


    Apr 5, 2018
  9. Return Zero macrumors 6502a

    Return Zero

    Oct 2, 2013
    Not an outrageous price, but I can only imagine the profit margins on these things has to be through the roof.

    Side note... notch haters can say what they want, but that iPhone X is one sexy phone. I wish I were bold enough to carry mine without a case. It looks amazing in those marketing shots.
  10. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    apple of today i dont think it will be out till summer, they always announce things and never release it for ages
  11. irontiger82 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2011
    After using both pad and stand, not sure why anyone would use a pad. The benefits of the phone sitting upright than flat is so much more convenient. For example, the CharJenPro Qi Wireless Charger Stand is more than half the price with the same specs and an extra USB port. Morphie is overpriced in my opinion for what you get these days.

    I do wish Apple would bump up the speeds to 10W so we can get the benefits of these Fast Chargers though.

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  12. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    It looks exactly like the previous one :D
  13. The Game 161 macrumors Core

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    so still no difference from the current one out
  14. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    Qi Charger, RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger 7.5W for iPhone X much better
  15. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
    Lololol or you could buy an anker one 6 months ago for 15$
  16. Dominicanyor macrumors 65816


    Apr 1, 2012
    60 bucks wow!! That’s pretty high for a charger that may not last for a very long time..
  17. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    they all do the same thing, charge as long as its 7.5w for iphone why does it matter if its a known brand waste of money
  18. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Did Mophie give up on a battery case for the X? Usually out by now.
  19. JoEw macrumors 68000


    Nov 29, 2009
    Maybe I’m in the minority, but why is wireless charging worth 60 bucks? 7.5 Watts is fast? You can get a 12watt Apple wall plug for $19

    I could see the justification is it charged multiple devices to eliminate clutter but seems to be limited to one device.
  20. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    I lost interest in this 3 months ago. They’re taking way too long and I’ve found I’m fine without it.
  21. Villarrealadrian macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Its too expensive for the same price you can get three maybe 4 at amazon
  22. scarecrowmac macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2011
    South Coast of NSW, Australia
    This... I don’t understand why they insist on announcing a product 6 months before releasing it!? Been waiting on this ever since the announcement.
  23. 98 others macrumors member

    98 others

    Apr 29, 2016
    That's exactly why.
  24. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    Finally a product from a brand I can trust, won't burn my house down, turn my bedroom into a discotheque and comes in white color!!!
  25. Arbuthnott macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2008
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    We now have a series of qi discs around the house and office, and a rather nice pair of led desk lamps with qi charging built in. The discs are less than $10 each and both the lamps together are only slightly more expensive than this new charger. It is difficult to see why one should pay this much (or for the Belkin device that is “blessed” on the Apple Store). And the upcoming device from Apple, to charge multiple devices, appears to be set at an even more fantasy price.
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    We have a different view of “reasonable”. I have a great LED desk light with qi charging and a spare USB port for $35 Australian. That’s reasonable. $60 US for a simple qi charging disk is a ripoff.
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    I use a pad for overnight charging, so even 5W exceeds my needs. The battery lasts well over a day unless it’s getting very intense use, and then I leave it sitting on the Chargé pad on my desk when the phone doesn’t need to be in my hand. I had a stand for the very first iPhone. Never bothered since.

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