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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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

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    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.
     
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    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

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

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    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

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    Apple could increase the charging capacity to 10w with a software update... so it could be beneficial
     
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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    so still no difference from the current one out
     
  14. dan9700 macrumors 68030

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

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

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

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    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

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    Did Mophie give up on a battery case for the X? Usually out by now.
     
  19. JoEw macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
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    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

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    Its too expensive for the same price you can get three maybe 4 at amazon
     
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    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.
     
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    That's exactly why.
     
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    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

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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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