Mophie

  • The Moto Mods ecosystem expands with a car dock and Mophie battery backup

    The Moto Mods ecosystem expands with a car dock and Mophie battery backup

    At launch, the Moto Z was compatible with three different modular backings (four if you count the shell projector): a Motorola pico projector, a speaker from JBL and an Incipio battery pack. Shortly after launch, the company brought a little camera brand legitimacy to the ecosystem with a Hasselblad back featuring 10x optical zoom. Not a huge number, sure, but it was certainly a more… Read More

  • Mophie’s charging case is a no-brainer for wireless earbud owners

    Mophie’s charging case is a no-brainer for wireless earbud owners

    Being synonymous with a particular product category is a mixed blessing. Mophie is undoubtedly the best-known name in the battery case business, but the company has been keen to distance itself from the space a bit — or, at the very least, let it be known that it has more to offer the world. Mophie released a whole bunch of new power banks a few weeks back. Necessary, sure, but… Read More

  • Mophie’s modular case brings everything but a headphone jack to the iPhone 7

    Mophie’s modular case brings everything but a headphone jack to the iPhone 7

    Of late, Mophie seems to be intent on letting the world know that it’s more than just charging cases – but hey, at the end of the day, there are worse things to be than virtually synonymous with a given space. And hey, when Apple unveiled its first proprietary charging case a year or so back, everyone was quick to drop the hardware startup’s name like it was going out… Read More

  • Mophie debuts a whole bunch of battery power banks with reduced price points

    Mophie debuts a whole bunch of battery power banks with reduced price points

    Mophie wants everyone to know that it’s more than just battery cases — the company made as much extremely clear when we met to take a look at its new offerings. Not that it minds that its Juice Packs have become synonymous with the space, of course, but the company hastens to add that a big chunk of its products are the standalone variety. And Mophie’s got a whole lot to… Read More

  • Pokémon Go drives a surge in smartphone backup battery sales

    Pokémon Go drives a surge in smartphone backup battery sales

    Early on in the Pokémon Go hype cycle, there were signs that players were driving a significant uptick in sales of backup batteries, like the Mophie units you may be familiar with that offer USB connections for topping up mobile devices while you’re away from an outlet. Now, research from analytics firm NPD Group goes beyond early anecdotal evidence to show that in fact, unit sales… Read More

  • Mophie Charge Force hands on

    Hands on with the Mophie Charge Force wireless charging system

    In launching its Charge Force wireless charging accessories last month, Mophie wanted to convince you that wireless charging was the future of everything that was lovely and good. On paper, it sounded like the perfect solution for people who can’t stand plugging in their phones every three seconds — but I decided to take a closer look to see whether it lived up to its hype. Read More

  • With its new wireless ecosystem, Mophie wants to remove cords from your life

    With its new wireless ecosystem, Mophie wants to remove cords from your life

    More often than not, mobile devices are a permanent dash from power socket to power socket. Mophie is the #1 brand in extending your range between charges, and with the launch of “Charge Force”, the brand wants to remove incessant plugging and unplugging from your life, too, with a brand new wireless ecosystem. Read More

  • Zagg Acquires Mophie For $100M+

    Zagg Acquires Mophie For $100M+

    Here’s a bit of breaking news for your Tuesday afternoon: ZAGG, best known for its line of Invisible Shield screen protectors, is acquiring Mophie, makers of the popular JuicePack line of smartphone battery cases. Zagg will pay $100M for Mophie up front, plus a flexible 12-month earn-out based on Mophie’s performance over the next year. ZAGG says they expect the deal to close… Read More

  • Mophie’s Watch Dock For Apple Watch Has Plenty Of Supporting Character

    Mophie’s Watch Dock For Apple Watch Has Plenty Of Supporting Character

    The leading edge of Apple Watch accessories is starting to flood in, and to prove that fact, I recently had not one, but two Watch docks arrive on my doorstep in the same day. One of those was the Mophie Watch Dock, a stand accessory from the well-respected external battery and charging case maker. There seem to be almost as many Watch stands as there are Apple Watch model and strap variants… Read More

  • Mophie Powerstation Plus Review: Integrated Cable Is Both Blessing And Curse

    Mophie Powerstation Plus Review: Integrated Cable Is Both Blessing And Curse

    Mophie has a new Powerstation Plus backup battery, and it aims for compact, all-in-one design that should reduce bulk and complication when you’re searching for supplementary power. The new design builds a cable right into the power pack, which holds a battery powerful enough to charge your iPhone up to eight extra times, depending on the capacity you choose. Our review unit has enough… Read More

  • Mophie’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Juice Pack Gives You Ample Smartphone Life

    Mophie’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Juice Pack Gives You Ample Smartphone Life

    Mophie has a new Juice Pack out, designed for the Galaxy S5. The case packs a huge 3,000 mAh battery within its glossy shell, which is slightly larger than the 2,850 mAh unit within the Galaxy S5 itself. True, you could carry around a spare battery for the GS5 and pop the back whenever you want more power, but the Mophie’s extra juice is just a switch away, and it includes… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means… Read More

  • Mophie Team Explains Why It’s Expanding From Power To Storage

    Mophie Team Explains Why It’s Expanding From Power To Storage

    Mophie said earlier this week that it’s expanding beyond its popular smartphone battery products with the upcoming launch of the Mophie Space Pack. Shortly after the announcement, I stopped by the Mophie booth at the Consumer Electronics Show to get a demo of the new product. The company’s PR manager Kevin Malinowsky told that from Mophie’s perspective, the company has… Read More

  • Mophie’s Powerstation XL Packs In The Power For Extended Time Away From Outlets

    Mophie’s Powerstation XL Packs In The Power For Extended Time Away From Outlets

    Our devices have a never-ending hunger for power – it’s their single greatest failing, in a time when they can do incredible things but still only last around a day of solid use in the best-case scenario. But Mophie has made a name for itself providing extra juice for your devices, and now they’ve got a new Powerstation XL model that packs a crazy 12,000 mAh, which can… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Something For A Twenty-Something

    Gift Guide: Something For A Twenty-Something

    Twenty-somethings are some of the hardest people to shop for. They’re changing so quickly, interests waxing and waning by the day, that it can be pretty difficult to figure out a great gift for the holidays. But have no fear. At least one of these four suggestions should be a good fit for a young professional or college student, whether they’re your family member or friend. Read More

  • The Mophie Juice Pack Air For iPhone 5 Drops iTunes Syncing, But Still Saves You When You Need More Power

    The Mophie Juice Pack Air For iPhone 5 Drops iTunes Syncing, But Still Saves You When You Need More Power

    Mophie caused a bit of a double-take by introducing not one but two rechargeable external battery cases for the iPhone 5 within a few days of each other. The Juice Pack Helium offers a sleeker body, but the Juice Pack Air, announced later, offers more stamina. I’ve been testing the latter for nearly a week now, and it lives up to Mophie’s good reputation, with a single trade-off… Read More

  • Mophie’s iPhone 5 Battery Case, The Juice Pack Helium, Now Available For $79.95

    Mophie’s iPhone 5 Battery Case, The Juice Pack Helium, Now Available For $79.95

    Mophie is one of the most trusted names in iPhone and mobile backup batteries, and the company has finally debuted its battery case for iPhone 5. The Mophie Juice Pack Helium is around 13 percent thinner than the Air version released for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 (get it? Helium is lighter than air), and retails for $79.95 right now direct from the Mophie store. The cases should ship in time… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Mophie Outride Action Camera Case For iPhone 4/4S

    Gift Guide: Mophie Outride Action Camera Case For iPhone 4/4S

    Mophie is best known for doubling your iPhone’s battery life with the Mophie juice pack, but the company actually offers a wide range of iPhone accessories including the Outride Wide-Angle Lens iPhone case and mount kit. Anyone who’s been interested in action cameras like the GoPro and Looxcie should be especially interested to get almost the exact same functionality out of… Read More

  • The Real SXSW “Winner” Is The Mophie Juice Pack

    The Real SXSW “Winner” Is The Mophie Juice Pack

    So Highlight didn’t “win” SXSW, as some tech bloggers had hypothesized, for many reasons. It did however have a close relationship to what eventually ended up winning, as its background GPS turns out to significantly strain iPhone battery life. Even before SXSW, users were reporting notable reduction in battery charge when using Highlight, on average going from two days to… Read More