Mophie Unveils Next-Generation Powerstation External Battery Lineup

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Mophie today announced the debut of a new lineup of Powerstation external batteries, which can be used to charge a range of different electronic devices, including Apple's iPhone and iPad. The new Powerstation battery packs are Mophie's thinnest and lightest yet, with an aluminum finish designed to mesh well with iOS devices and 15W fast charging capabilities.

    Mophie's new Powerstation products follow in the footsteps of its previous Powerstation line, with Mophie offering several different battery capacities at varying prices and sizes. Available sizes include 1X (2,000 mAh), 2X (4,000 mAh), 3X (6,000 mAh), 5X (10,000 mAh), and 8X, with the 8X size offering a capacity of 15,000 mAh, which Mophie says is equivalent to an additional 54 hours of talk time, 59 hours of web browsing, 59 hours of video playback, and 272 hours of audio time.


    The smallest Powerstation, the 1X, measures in at 6.9mm thick and 95.5mm (3.76 inches) long, while the largest 8X Powerstation is 12.1mm thick and 183.9mm (7.24 inches) long, with other sizes fitting in between the two extremes.

    The higher-end 5X and 8X models include support for a Mophie Power app that lets users see the remaining battery life in the Powerstation and how long it will take to charge a device to full. The app is also able to send custom notifications when batteries are low or fully charged.


    All models except for the 1X version also support pass-through charging, which will charge an iOS device before charging the Powerstation. On the 3X, 5X, and 8X models, there are also two ports for charging multiple devices at one time.

    Mophie's new Powerstation lineup is available for purchase from the Mophie website,, and Apple retail stores. Pricing starts at $39.95 for the Powerstation 1X and goes up to $149.95 for the Powerstation 8X.

    Article Link: Mophie Unveils Next-Generation Powerstation External Battery Lineup
  2. naeS1Sean macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Scranton, PA
    Very nice. I love the design. I have the Anker E4 from Amazon and it works well. External batteries are very nice to have. :cool:
  3. Petey-Pete macrumors newbie


    Apr 10, 2014
    Las vegas, Nevada
  4. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    I have a small external battery that was given to me as a gift. I have never had use for it, but I carry it in my bag. Maybe I don't use my phone that much. But I also seem to be by an outlet or computer all day so charging is achieved other ways for me. Based on how many of these there are out there, I guess a lot of folks are not near outlets or computers very often and require these external batteries, so for them this looks very nice.
  5. TSquared26 macrumors newbie


    Sep 10, 2014
    Chicago, IL
  6. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Agreed. They're taking a page out of Apple's playbook and charging $40 for a 2,000 mAh battery but's so thin and light! That's almost as criminal as Apple charging $1,100 for an iMac and including a 5400 RPM spindle drive. By comparison, Anker offers a 20,000 mAh battery for $40 on Amazon.
  7. rickdollar macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2007
    Nice form factor but it's tough to beat the Anker batteries on price/performance in my experience.
  8. Benjamin Frost Suspended

    Benjamin Frost

    May 9, 2015
    London, England
    Only 272 hours of audio time?

    Great. There goes my trip to Mars.
  9. flychild macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2014
    still the best battery life and design on the market.
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    They're gorgeous, but damn, they're expensive. I guess the good news is that they haven't gone up on the price, since the last generation was similarly priced.
  11. BeSweeet macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2009
    San Antonio, TX
    This. Always this.
  12. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    I don't care how "pretty" my external battery is. I want it to be relatively compact and have as much juice as possible. Anker beats Mophie hands down, in my book. I'm sure there are some people in the market for a "pretty" external battery -- I'm just not one of them.

    When there's an extended power outage (days), the folks with the "pretty" Mophie batteries will be looking for the people with the Anker batteries because their "pretty" batteries will have run out of juice. "But look -- the Mophie is so pretty -- completely dead, but pretty!"
  13. Mrjoedot macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2012
    Asean market
    There is a 15000 mah with the size of x1 and only 15 USD
    eloop I think
  14. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    Sorry, but for each Mophie I could get 5 Xiaomi batteries of the same capacity. They even look like official Apple products.
  15. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    i am currently on a west coast trip and i bless my battery packs every single day lol i never realized how much the iPhone battery actually sucks when it comes to taking pictures and videos. you cam watch the percentage drop like by the minute
  16. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    Expensive. The cheapest one is as expensive as the 15,000 mah Anker
  17. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2006
    Anker FTW. I'm surprised this company is still in business with their prices
  18. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Right. At the end of the day, these are just batteries. Anker batteries ($40, 20,000 mAh, see below) look nice enough to me. While app integration can be nice, I frankly don't want to install yet another app to monitor a battery that I will use only few times a year.

  19. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    We have been very happy with the Anker external batteries. Very good battery life, good shelf life, the adaptive IQ charging "just works" and the designs aren't unnecessarily thin which -- if the Mophie is any indication -- only serves to drive up pricing.

    As always, YMMV.
  20. TyWahn macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2003
    My 15,000 mAh Anker died in 3 months. Could never get a device to 100 per cent. If left plugged in , would be nearly dead when needed. You get what you pay for.
  21. Aston441 macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2014
    Needs to charge via lightning or type C.

    I will not have micro USB in my life ever again.
  22. fredfnord macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    Huh. Is the iPhone 'unnecessarily thin' too? Just asking.

    Personally, my ideal charger would be is a good, reliable one that fits into my wallet, because I don't always carry around a backpack and I never carry around a purse. So 'unnecessarily thin' for me is more or less nonexistent. It's a city thing, those of you who live in the 'burbs and take your cars everywhere you go wouldn't understand.

    Alas, so far I've gotten three 'unnecessarily thin' chargers, two of which died after less than a month and one of which comes with a USB connector only (Amazon Basics, because of course Amazon doesn't want to make something with a lightning connector) which means carrying around a USB->lightning adaptor which I've lost two of now. I've also gone through four larger batteries for my backpack, though one lasted almost two years. Haven't tried an Anker battery but my Anker charger gets hot enough that I stopped using it after a week or two, and would have returned it if I hadn't gotten it for free anyway.

    I don't know about Mophie either, though. Got one of their 'Helium' battery cases once, dropped it (and no, not out a window), and it cracked so badly that there were exposed electronics.
  23. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Yes these are nicely designed and made, but I think I'll keep using my $40 15,000mAh Power Castle

  24. dilbert99 macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    Their arithmetic is off quite a bit...
    Must have been fun at the marketing sessions, so 1x is 2000 and 2x is 4000, ok got it and 8x is 16000, no you don't got it.
  25. mdelvecchio macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2010
    whining. always whining.

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