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Mophie today expanded its line of universal chargers with new Powerstation Plus models that provide four different battery capacity options to meet consumers' mobile charging needs. The new models feature an anodized, soft-touch, aluminum casing and a hinged top plate that opens to expose a hidden compartment housing integrated cables.

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The new Powerstation Plus builds upon the success of previous Powerstation models, adding new integrated charge and sync cables along with 2.4A charging capability. The built-in micro USB and Lightning cables are conveniently housed inside the charger's hinged housing and allow for simultaneous charging of the Powerstation Plus battery and the attached device.

The new Powerstation Plus chargers are available now at Mophie.com with prices starting at $79 for the 3,000 mAh capacity 2X model. Other versions include the 5,000 mAh Powerstation Plus 3X for $99, the 7,000 mAh Powerstation Plus 4X for $119 and the 12,000 mAh Powerstation Plus 8X for $149. Apple's online store also is carrying select models with the 2X and 3X versions both available now for purchase.

Article Link: Mophie Launches 'Powerstation Plus' External Batteries With Integrated Cables, 2.4A Charging
 

casperes1996

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Ads like these have really started to annoy me. They're so uninspired. Ads like these are very effective IF the customer is excited about how the product is going to look, and anticipation builds up during the ad, and only if it's an already known brand and so on. For these guys to do it like this serves more to confuse the customers than anything.
 

puckhead193

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way too much for an external battery option....much cheaper options
Mophie needs to concentrate on the battery cases for the 6/6+
 

ForthRightAfter

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I got a Anker Astro E4 dual port, 13,000 MAH for $30.00 on Amazon. works well
 
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nagromme

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I don't think I want metal edges on anything that might ever be tossed in a bag with my device(s). A rubbery skin or slightly pliable plastic sounds better.
 

Aluminum213

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The fact that my iPhone 6 Plus last me through a day with HEAVY use, these prices are laughable
 

nutmac

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Why so many different models? If I want something light and small so I can carry it almost everywhere, I would get the 2X (assuming I can justify Mophie's astronomical price). But anything beyond that, I would want the highest capacity (8X).

And considering Mophie's extreme markup, why skimp on features that some of the cheaper batteries have, such as numerical battery capacity display and smartphone app?
 

BreuerEditor

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I love my Jackery Bar (6,000mAh) and Giant+(12,000mAh) for $30/40. Never had an issue with them for the year I've owned them…even if I did, I could get several more and still be under the Mophie 'name' brand.
 

taxiapple

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Too expensive, but it is nice that it has the lightning connector included and puts out 2.4 amps.

Most portable batteries only do 1.0 amps.

While the iphone 6 ships with a 1.0 charger, the phone will accept a charging rate of 2.1 amps allowing the phone to charge in half the time.
 

patent10021

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Too expensive, but it is nice that it has the lightning connector included and puts out 2.4 amps.

Most portable batteries only do 1.0 amps.

While the iphone 6 ships with a 1.0 charger, the phone will accept a charging rate of 2.1 amps allowing the phone to charge in half the time.
can we use an iPad charger for quicker charging?

EDIT: yes we can!

https://www.macrumors.com/2014/09/22/iphone-6-and-6-plus-charging/
 

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The fact that my iPhone 6 Plus last me through a day with HEAVY use, these prices are laughable

I had a battery pack like this for my old iPad and iPhone. But I agree that now with the latest iPhone/iPad, I have not needed to charge throughout the day. Only once did I come home with less than 30% charge.

Plus these things are actually heavy. I really do not want the extra weight in my bag.
 

lars666

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way too much for an external battery option....much cheaper options
Mophie needs to concentrate on the battery cases for the 6/6+

Are there already any really interesting battery case offers for the 6+ out there? I searched for them as I am in the market for such a case, but the two or so I found didn't convince me yet ...
 

manu chao

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Why so many different models? If I want something light and small so I can carry it almost everywhere, I would get the 2X (assuming I can justify Mophie's astronomical price). But anything beyond that, I would want the highest capacity (8X).
Pricing envelope: Mophie wants to sell them to people for whom the 2x is too small but the 8x is too expensive. Still, the classical three-product range would possible be better for this.
 

MrX8503

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Too expensive, but it is nice that it has the lightning connector included and puts out 2.4 amps.

Most portable batteries only do 1.0 amps.

While the iphone 6 ships with a 1.0 charger, the phone will accept a charging rate of 2.1 amps allowing the phone to charge in half the time.

Anker 2nd Gen Astro 3 12000mah can output 2.4amps too. Costs only $45.
 
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Digital Skunk

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way too much for an external battery option....much cheaper options
Mophie needs to concentrate on the battery cases for the 6/6+

THIS

And I agree. The cases would be a better option. I know Mophie needs to grow the brand, but those prices are insane.

I got a Verbatim 12,000mah battery for $75 with two USB ports. I can charge two phones or one tablet with it, or power an number of devices that draw from the USB port.

Overall though, the battery life on the iPhone 6+ is uncanny. I've stretched it out to almost three solid days with little to no use. Two days tops with my average work load . . . . using the 6+ as an iPad Mini Mini running iWork and using Parallels Access.
 

supremelmfz

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This is way too expensive for 3000mAh. I got this 12K for pretty much the same price.
http://www.buyvorson.com/collections/frontpage/products/pebble-2-12k-led-power-bank-12000mph

I will give them props for the built in cables though.
 
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