Everyone’s primary complaint about the iPhone is the length of the battery life. It’s way too short. I’ve become conditioned to charging my iPhone as much as possible in order to not run out of “juice” when I’m away from home. To help quell this problem arrives the iPhone Juice Pack from Mophie. Mophie is most known for it’s variety of iPhone and iPod cases, but should now be known for it’s excellent iPhone battery extender. Not only does it serve its purpose as an external battery source for your iPhone, but it also is a wireless charger. I’ll explain further.

How Does it Work?
Quite simply, the Mophie Juice Pack is an external lithium polymer battery that fits snugly with your iPhone as it recharges. The best aspect of the Juice Pack is that you can use it anywhere to charge your iPhone. No wires. All you have to do is have the Juice Pack charged up before you go out. There are four lights on the back of the pack that signify how much juice is left. For a dead iPhone, it will take the whole Juice Pack for a full recharge. That’s fine. You can also use the phone when the Juice Pack is attached. I think it actually charges faster than the wall charger. It’s a great device to keep in your car or your bag for when you are on the go. Here’s what the site boasts:

  • Standby Time – Up to 250 hours
  • Audio Playback – Up to 24 hours
  • Talk Time – Up to 8 hours
  • Video Playback – Up to 7 hours
  • Internet Use – Up to 6 hours

How Does It Feel?
A little heavy actually. Ergonomically speaking, it feels very smooth and flush with the iPhone attached, but it feels a little clunky hanging out in your pocket for hours on end. I like letting mine do it’s charge thing and then removing it. Though when in dire need, using the phone when attached while it charges is not uncomfortable at all.

Is it worthy buying?
At $99, it might have to be more than an impulse buy, but in my opinion it’s totally worth it due to the fact that it’s gonna cost around $86 to get the battery replaced in the iPhone, which is weak. Furthermore, replacing (or even charging) the battery will take the iPhone away from you, where as the Juice Pack lets you spend more time with your phone. The Mophia Juice Pack looks nice, feels great, and performs it’s primary function flawlessly. Go buy it.

Available here for $95 with Free Shipping.


Jeff B