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Mophie demos Space Pack, adds battery and more storage to iPhone

01/07, 2:05pm

New case available in 16, 32GB capacities; adds 1,500mAh to battery

Battery case manufacturer Mophie introduced today the Mophie Space Pack, the company's first smartphone case with built-in storage for iPhone 5 and 5s. The Space Pack not only doubles the battery of the iPhone, but increases its storage capacity -- allowing users to keep more documents, videos, music and photos locally on the device without relying on cloud storage.

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Briefly: Mophie case in five colors, new waterproof iPhone case debuts

08/30, 11:45pm

Expansion of Helium line of iPhone 5 case

Accessory maker Mophie has announced its release of color options for its iPhone 5 Juice Pack Helium charging cases. The battery-charging cases extend the life of the phone's battery capacity to 3000mAh, and allow for up to six additional hours of talk time on 3G, seven extra hours on Wi-Fi, 30 more hours of audio playback, or seven hours of extra video playback. Alongside the original dark metallic and silver color options, user can now choose blue, purple, pink, green or red for their Juice Pack Helium cases. With a one-year warranty, the new Juice Pack Helium iPhone 5 cases are priced at $80, and available on Mophie's site.

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Briefly: Yahoo username Watchlist, Mophie Juice Pack for Galaxy S 4

08/27, 7:56am

Yahoo starts offering username expiry monitoring for $2

Yahoo is starting to offer older disused usernames up for reuse, and allowing potential owners to pay $2 for alerts when a username expires. The new Watchlist will allow a user to monitor up to 5 usernames, with e-mails automatically sent when any names on the list become dormant in a three-year period. Usernames will also be held for 14 days, giving the Watchlist user time to register without added competition from other potential username owners.

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Mophie adds Juice Pack Air to iPhone 5 battery-case line

02/24, 6:23pm

Integrated buttons, improved battery capacity

Battery-boosting case manufacturer Mophie has used Mobile World Congress to show off its new iPhone 5 case, shortly after putting the Juice Pack Helium on the market. The Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5 takes the same concept of previous incarnations, but this time it is designed to house the extra size of the iPhone 5, along with a number of slight adjustments.

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Mophie boosts case line with Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5

02/05, 10:19pm

New case 18 percent thinner than previous iPhone cases

Extending its range of battery-boosting cases for mobile devices, Mophie has commenced a pre-sale program for its Mophie Juice Pack Helium for the iPhone 5. The case boasts an 80 percent increase in battery life, adding up to six hours of Internet use on the LTE network in a case only 6/10ths of an inch thick, 2.49 inches wide, and 5.49 inches long.

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Mophie ships juice pack battery case for Galaxy S III

11/02, 10:15am

White juice pack for Galaxy S III now shipping for $100

As expected, Mophie has now released its first juice pack auxiliary battery case for a non-iOS device. The latest juice pack case will nearly double the battery life of Samsung's Galaxy S III. The 2,300mAh battery embedded in the case is said to provide up to seven extra hours of talk time on 4G, or 9 additional hours of web browsing, or 32 hours of audio playback.

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Mophie set to release Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy S III

09/03, 12:48pm

Case to more than double existing battery capacity

Mophie is gearing up to release its first battery case for a non-iOS handset. The Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy S III is claimed to add more than 100 percent to the existing battery life of the Android smartphone, according to Engadget. This could potentially see the handset run for over 21 hours, double that of the 10 hours 20 minutes when used for 3G calls during tests.

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Mophie Juice Pack Plus charges into Apple retail chain

06/19, 7:50pm

Battery booster case doubles capacity, comes in seven colors

Purveyor of iPhone accessories Mophie's Juice Pack Plus is now available at both Apple's online and retail stores. The battery pack adds a 2000 mAh battery in a slim case, adding only one mm of thickness to the iPhone. The add-on battery case solution provides both protection for the iPhone and effectively doubles the device's energy reserves.

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Mophie Juice Pack Pro rugged iPhone 4 case unveiled

06/05, 6:05pm

150 percent of stock battery life, MILSPEC tested

Mophie announced its largest battery case compatible with the iPhone 4 and 4S -- the Juice Pack Pro. The case has been tested against military specification MIL-STD 810G, and boasts a 2,500 mAh capacity lithium-ion polymer battery. The polycarbonate and silicone case increases the dimensions of the iPhone to 5.26 inches long, 2.78 inches wide, and 1.02 inches thick -- more than three times as thick as a stock iPhone 4. All models of iPhone 4 and 4S on any carrier are compatible with the case.

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Briefly: Apple factory abuse petitions, Mophie wins lawsuit

01/31, 8:35pm

Counterfeit battery pack cases to be destroyed

Two online petitions that look to address issues around claims of factory worker abuse among the Chinese suppliers of Apple and other electronics firms have been launched online, while accessory maker Mophie has won a case against a counterfeit case producer in Texas.

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Best Buy, Mophie recall iPhone, iPod battery packs

12/02, 5:40am

Best Buy and Mophie issue separate case recalls

Best Buy and Mophie have announced recalls for certain iPhone and iPod battery packs. In the case of the iPhone, Best Buy has issued a recall notice for its Rocketfish branded iPhone 3G and 3GS battery case. Mophie has also issued a recall notice for its battery cases for the iPod touch 4G. In both instances, the packs have experienced overheating problems, which could result in a fire.

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Mophie adds Product (RED) battery packs to fight AIDS

11/29, 5:40pm

Mophie makes (RED) edition juice, universal packs

Mophie has just teamed up with (RED) to create a special edition range of its flagship products, including the juice pack air, juice pack plus and its reserve, boost and powerstation universal products. In order to help raise awareness of and to fight AIDS, five percent of profits from the sales of these products will be donated to the Global Fund.

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Mophie outs juice pack universal batteries for iOS devices

09/20, 11:40am

Mophie intros new juice pack universal chargers

Mophie has just shown off a new range of universal juice pack auxiliary battery packs for iOS devices. The second-generation batteries have the same soft-touch finish, built-in LED charge status indicator, and better energy transfer efficiency. The reserve is small enough to be worn on a keyring and has a 700mAh capacity.

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Mophie intros Juice Pack Plus Outdoor Edition with GPS app

09/14, 6:35pm

Package aims to compete with standalone GPS units

Mophie has expanded its range of iPhone battery packs with the new Juice Pack Plus Outdoor Edition. The battery case offers the same features as Mophie's standard Juice Pack Plus for the iPhone 4, but with an orange and olive drab color scheme. The Outdoor Edition also differentiates itself by shipping with Mophie's Outdoor Navigation app.

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Mophie launches juice pack air for iPhone 4

06/14, 5:00pm

Adds six extra hours of 3G talk time

Mophie has released a new juice pack air, built for the iPhone 4. Like other air models the battery case is designed primarily to be thin. It has a soft rubber finish for grip and shock protection, and provides access to top ports, along with a removable bottom section for docking. Its lithium polymer battery is rated at 1500mAh and should offer an additional six hours of 3G talk time, 36 hours of audio playback, or nine hours of video.

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Mophie ships Workbook folio case for iPad 2

05/31, 3:45pm

Supports in-case sync, cameras, magnet lock

Accessory maker Mophie is now shipping a new version of the Workbook for the iPad 2. The case uses a folio design, with a soft interior and a fake leather exterior. One side of the Workbook folds back to work as a stand, allowing an iPad to rest at multiple angles.

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Review: Mophie juice pack air for iPod touch (4G)

05/28, 8:25pm

Case promises to 'double' battery life

Its cases having long been a staple of the iPhone world, Mophie's latest product is only the company's second attempt at a battery case for the iPod touch. Is the new Juice Pack Air an essential add-on, or more trouble than it's worth? We find out in a new review.

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Mophie outs Juice Pack Plus with universal iPhone 4 support

05/18, 10:45am

Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 4 costs $100

Mophie just announced the availability of the Juice Pack Plus external battery case for the iPhone 4. The 2,000mAh battery more than doubles the iPhone 4's life and is both the largest-capacity as well as the first to work with both GSM and CDMA iPhone 4s. It's made of rubber and adds just 1mm to the thickness of Mophie's Juice Pack Air case.

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New mophie Juice Pack Air launches for iPod touch 4G

05/04, 6:40pm

Juice Pack combines case, 1000mAh battery

The iPod touch 4 has a new battery pack option today, as mophie has launched the Juice Pack Air Rechargeable External Battery Case for iPod touch 4G. The ultra-thin design features a built-in 1,000mAh lithium polymer battery that adds 34 hours of audio or six hours of video playback, nearly doubling the iPod's built in battery capacity. The case offers fast charging, taking 100 minutes to charge the device from a 20-percent remaining level. Charging can be turned off and saved for later using a toggle switch on the case.

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Mophie intros juice pack plus for iPhone 4

12/02, 3:45pm

Mophie outs largest capacity iPhone 4 battery

Mophie on Thursday introduced an upgraded iPhone 4 battery pack case. The juice pack plus more than doubles the life of the iPhone 4 and follows on the footsteps for the juice pack air for the same device. Its battery has a 2,000mAh capacity, which makes it the largest of any juice pack made to date.

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Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 4 coming next week?

09/02, 3:00pm

Mophie to bring out Juice Pack for iPhone 4?

Add-on battery maker Mophie will soon release another battery pack, this time for the iPhone 4. Engadget believes the accessory will arrive as soon as next week, priced at $79, or less than previous Mophie iPhone batteries. The newest product will reportedly double the iPhone 4's battery life.

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Mophie unveils external power packs for iPad, more

06/24, 11:40am

Mophie intros its first iPad charging pack, more

Mophie on Thursday revealed three new battery packs for Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. This includes the juice pack universal reserve, boost and power station. All sport a retractable connector to hook up to the devices and power them up. The quick-charge units have LED status indicators, with the reserve and boost doubling as LED flashlights.

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Mophie to give Japanese iPhones FeliCa with apps

01/18, 9:40am

Mophie FeliCa to

Mophie today promised to give Japanese iPhone owners much-requested support for FeliCa wireless payments. The team-up with two local firms will see a version of Mophie's casing that uses the same RFID wireless as the Sony standard. In tandem with an iPhone app, the add-on will let Apple's device pay for many goods by bringing the iPhone within an inch of a FeliCa source, such as at a store. Mophie promises that it will work in reverse and that shops can use the accessory to take payments, especially at on-the-street shops where a usual counter isn't an option.

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mophie, Case-mate, Technocel debut new cases

01/06, 4:45pm

Juice Pack Air available for iPod touch

Several accessory makers have announced new iPhone and iPod touch cases in parallel with the ongoing CES expo in Las Vegas. mophie has unveiled a new version of the Juice Pack Air, now designed for the second- and third-generation models of the iPod touch. The case protects the back of a Touch while simultaneously extending battery life. The Air is distinguished from the regular Juice Pack by a compact design, which comes at the expense of battery life.

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mophie to collaborate on FLO TV-enabled cases

01/06, 3:25pm

Companies plan tuner-equipped iPhone, iPod cases

Case builder mophie will be collaborating with FLO TV on new iPhone and iPod touch case designs, the two companies have announced. FLO TV's namesake service allows handhelds to watch live and timeshifted TV programs, organized in terms of regular network channels or mobile-only ones, such as Adult Swim Mobile. Parent company Qualcomm recently demonstrated a prototype receiver which relies on Wi-Fi.

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Mophie readies iPhone credit card reader

12/30, 5:45pm

Mophie reader may challenge Square

Mophie today broadcast its intent to get into mobile payment by unveiling early details of a credit card reader for the iPhone. The peripheral when attached will let owners "complete financial transactions on the go" and will come with its own companion iPhone app to handle the payments themselves. Unlike some add-ons, the Mophie entry is designed to remain attached for long periods and rests flush with the iPhone case; it doesn't appear to support the iPod touch.

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Mophie launches three USB Charging devices for iPhone, iPod

10/08, 4:25am

Chargers work with car, wall or both

Mophie has launched three new charging devices, geared towards charging iPhones, iPods and other USB-charge compatible devices. The first product is a $15 Low-Profile USB Car Charger, which plugs into a vehicle's power socket and provides a single USB outlet.

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Review: mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 3G

05/30, 2:05pm

Juice Pack Air Review

Battery packs for iPhones often dramatically extend the useful lifetime of Apple's devices, but they also add considerable bulk and rarely feel like natural extensions of the iPhone itself. Mophie wants to change this with the Juice Pack Air; we'll see in our full Juice Pack Air review not only whether it accomplishes its intended goals but whether it or the original Juice Pack is the better choice.

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Review: Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 3G

02/22, 5:45pm

Mophie Juice Pack 3G Rev

Mophie is very much a veteran of iPhone battery packs, having built one for the original when the market was still largely untested. The Juice Pack for iPhone 3G is an opportunity for the company to take a definitive lead, and in many senses it's still one of the best -- but, as quickly becomes clear, it's a conservative approach that leaves room for improvement. Read our full review of the Juice Pack to learn why.

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Mophie updates Juice Pack for iPhone 3G

08/04, 4:10pm

Mophie Juice Pack 3G

Mophie on Monday unveiled the Juice Pack 3G, an updated version of its battery extender for the iPhone, offering new 3G owners similar enhancement to the device's run time. The Juice Pack 3G allows users to operate the iPhone 3G for an extra 350 hours on standby, while allowing for an additional six hours of talk time (12 on 2G) and internet, another eight hours for video playback, and 28 hours of audio. Mophie is offering the Juice Pack 3G for $100, and it will ship in September.

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Mophie Ratchet for iPhone, new iPods ships

05/21, 10:55pm

Mophie Ratchet for iPods

iPod accessory manufacturer Mophie today unveiled the Ratchet 360 Belt Clip Swivel case for the iPhone, iPod touch, 3G Nano and Classic. The case includes a Base Case silicone sleeve, which the Ratchet then tightly grips from the sides, and pivots to store the device at any angle. Mophie offers the Ratchet 360 in two color combinations: pink/black, and grey/black, with a clear Base Case. It is currently selling for $20 for the iPod nano and Classic, while the iPhone and Touch model sell for $30.

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Mophie Juice Pack ships, earns Apple badge

05/07, 7:25pm

Mophie iPhone Juice Pack

Mophie on Wednesday announced it is shipping the Juice Pack an iPhone battery extender and that it is the first company to achieve certified "Works with iPhone" recognition for a battery extension product. The extender adds 250 hours of standby time, while also featuring eight hours talk time, 6 hours of internet usage, 7 hours of video playback, and 24 hours of iPod functionality. Mophie is currently shipping the Juice Pack for $100, and is available directly from Mophie, mStation, or select retailers.

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mStation debuts cases, Orb II at CES 2008

01/03, 6:00pm

mStation cases, Orb II

mStation today announced several additions to its product lineup in time for CES 2008, with new iPod and iPhone cases and a new incarnation of its 2.1 Stereo Orb. The mStation 2.1 Stereo Orb II comes in several new colors that compliment the look and feel of the 3G iPod nanos, with a choice of the following: red, black, green, pink, and silver. The speaker system is compatible with any iPod and the iPhone, as well as being able to sync with iTunes through the included USB connection. Users can control the unit with a 10-key remote, or through the embedded controls on the Orb II itself. The mStation 2.1 Stereo Orb II will be available during the first quarter of 2008 for $130.

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