Deals: Mophie Launches New Convertible Wireless Charging Stand, Save 20% With Exclusive Discount Code

Mophie this week launched a new wireless charging stand for any Qi-enabled smartphone, including the latest iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max devices. The accessory is available on Mophie's website for $69.95.


Mophie's new stand can convert from a vertical to a horizontal orientation, allowing you to charge your iPhone in portrait mode, landscape mode, or flat on its back. You can also use the new accessory to charge the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case.

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Our readers should note that we have an ongoing 20 percent discount code with Mophie through the end of September. So, if you're interested in the new wireless charging stand you can get it for $55.96, down from $69.95 -- the lowest price available online.

This discount code is available sitewide on Mophie's website, so you can use it to save on portable batteries, battery cases, charging cables, and more. This includes the all-new Juice Pack Access battery cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.

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Mophie Debuts New Juice Pack Access Battery Cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Following the launch of the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, accessory maker mophie has announced the upcoming launch of a series of battery cases for the new devices.

Apple unveiled several cases designed for its new iPhones yesterday, but did not provide an updated battery case that will accommodate the new square-shaped camera bump at the rear of the devices.


The Juice Pack Access Cases provide additional battery life to the new iPhones and can be charged using Qi-based wireless charging or a USB-C port. The Lightning port on the iPhone is left accessible for use with headphones and other Lightning-based accessories.

A Priority+ charging feature allows the iPhone to be recharged before the Juice Pack Access when charged wirelessly or over USB-C, and the cases are designed with rubberized support pads and raised corners for protective purposes. There's also an on/off button for the battery cases and an LED status indicator for displaying charge level.

The Juice Pack Access Cases for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro include 2,000 mAh batteries, while the Juice Pack Access Case for the iPhone 11 Pro Max includes a 2,200 mAh battery.

Apple's newest iPhones offer more battery life than ever, which may be why Apple didn't introduce its own battery case. The iPhone 11 features an hour more battery life than the XR, the iPhone 11 Pro offers four hours longer battery life than the XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max provides an impressive five hours longer battery life than the iPhone XS Max.

Mophie says that the new Juice Pack Access battery cases for Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup will be available starting in October from Mophie.com. The cases will be priced at $99.95 and will be available in colors that include black, blush pink, and (PRODUCT)RED.

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Review: Mophie’s Juice Pack Air Doubles Battery Life for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and X in a Slim Case

Earlier this summer, Mophie announced and launched a new line of Juice Pack Air cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max, which promise to add extra hours of battery life to your iPhone while providing drop protection. The cases offer many of the same features as Apple's 2019 Smart Battery Case line, but there are a few key differences that I found in terms of their physical design and day-to-day usefulness.


Performance


In regard to daily battery life, I found the Smart Battery Case and Juice Pack Air similar in terms of performance, with an edge given to Apple's case. The Juice Pack Air has a 1,720 mAh battery, while the Smart Battery Case has two 1,369 mAh batteries that allow it to run at a higher voltage to yield a total of 10.1 Wh of energy.

On average, the Juice Pack Air lasted until 4 p.m. during a day of normal use, and one day when I was streaming music from my iPhone to my HomePod for a few hours in the morning, the case died at 1 p.m. that afternoon. Although I found that Mophie's accessory died a bit too early in the day, my iPhone's battery was always able to make it to bedtime so I still never had to worry about finding a charging source at night, which is the entire point of battery cases.


Still, in terms of all-day battery Apple's case routinely beat Mophie's in my testing. The Smart Battery Case usually died around 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on my normal usage days, and I'd go to bed with my iPhone at around 70-80 percent battery, compared to 30-50 percent battery with the Juice Pack Air.

On the plus side for the Juice Pack Air, it never faced repeated connection issues that are well known with the Smart Battery Case. This problem sees the accessory connect and re-connect to the iPhone randomly when it's being jostled in a pocket or a bag. Likewise, the Smart Battery Case can sometimes cease charging overnight when it's on a Qi mat, so that you'll wake up to only a half-charged case. I never faced any such issues with the Juice Pack Air, although its Qi hotspot was a bit more difficult to find on my Belkin charging mat, especially at night.


Although Mophie's Juice Pack Air for iPhone XS is not officially certified to fit the iPhone X, it functions as expected. I had no trouble with the case fitting my iPhone X or facing performance issues, so iPhone X owners interested in Mophie's new accessory don't need to worry about this side of things.

Design


The new Juice Pack Air continues Mophie's click-together design, where you slip your iPhone into the bottom portion of the case and snap the top half of the case to the top of your iPhone. This creates a visible seam on the back of the case, just above the enlarged battery portion and below the camera cutout.


The battery bump on the Juice Pack Air is smaller than Apple's, but the reason for that is because the Mophie case has more length to it -- and thus more surface area to spread out -- due to the large chin on the front of the case. While I liked how thin it felt for a battery case, I didn't like the trade off of having the large chin on the case.


Otherwise, the Juice Pack Air design is standard for an iPhone case, with a passthrough Lightning port, raised front edges, bumpers for the volume and lock buttons, and a satisfying matte finish. The case also performed well when I accidentally dropped my iPhone on concrete one day, with only one small nick near the case's camera bump cutout showing any signs of damage (my iPhone was unscathed).

It's worth noting that this is Mophie's first case that includes charging through a passthrough Lightning port. Previously, Mophie's battery cases included a MicroUSB port for passthrough wired charging. With a Lightning port -- and wireless charging -- keeping the Juice Pack Air topped off is far easier.

Juice Pack Air vs Smart Battery Case


The biggest issue I had switching from Apple's case to Mophie's was the lack of iOS integration with the Juice Pack Air. Apple's Smart Battery Case displays the battery life of the case itself every time you charge it, and in the iOS Widgets screen, making it a cinch to quickly see how much battery you have left in total. It's a small bonus, but one that became so wholly integrated into my day-to-day iPhone X usage that I felt a bit hindered without it.


In comparison, the Juice Pack Air has four small LED lights on the lower back of the case. A button to their left can be pressed and the LEDs will activate to represent how much battery is left in the case, and holding it will turn the case on to charge your iPhone.

I had an ongoing issue with guessing what battery was left in the Juice Pack Air, particularly as the LEDs would dwindle down to two or three lights fairly early in the day, and then stay at one light until around 4 or 5 p.m. For those afternoon hours, I never knew exactly how close the case was to being dead.


Turning on the two cases is also very different. With Apple's, the case simply activates the minute it's charged and is always providing battery to the iPhone. With Mophie's you have to manually activate it with a long press of the button next to the LEDs.

This is a difference that can either be a pro or con, depending on how much control you want over your battery case. I liked not having to think about turning the case on, but those who would prefer to run out their iPhone battery a little bit before it begins charging would find advantage in the Juice Pack Air.

Bottom Line


Mophie's new line of Juice Pack Air cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max offer the battery life and solid craftsmanship that's expected from Mophie, but a few of its design choices keep it from being the absolute best iPhone battery case on the market.


At $99.95, you're essentially doubling the battery life of your iPhone in an accessory that has a sleek body but unattractive chin design. For $30 more at $129.00, Apple's case just nudges out Mophie's in terms of battery life, and has a more subtle design, barring a slightly bigger battery hump.

If you need a battery case for an iPhone X, XS, or XS Max that can barely make it through the day on its own, the Juice Pack Air is still a solid choice in its price range.

How to Buy


The Juice Pack Air for iPhone XS and XS Max is available to purchase for $99.95 on Mophie.com. Colors available include Black, Gold, Navy, and Deep Red.

Note: Mophie provided MacRumors with the Juice Pack Air for iPhone XS for the purposes of this review; no other compensation was received. MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Mophie. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

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Mophie Launches New Charging Solutions, Including 3-in-1 Mat for iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch

Mophie today announced two new multi-device wireless charging mats and two car chargers, all of which are now available on Apple.com and Mophie.com.


The first product is the Dual Wireless Charging Pad ($79.95, above right), which can charge compatible iPhones and AirPods simultaneously. The accessory also includes a USB-A port to charge a third device through a wired connection.

Mophie has also launched the 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad ($139.95, above left), which charges an iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch in one place. The accessory features a perch for Apple Watch and recessed cavity for AirPods.


The two car chargers include the USB-C Car Charger ($24.95), with a single USB-C port and high-speed 18W power delivery output, as well as the Dual USB Car Charger ($29.95). This device has one USB-C 18W port and one USB-A 12W port.

Head to Mophie's website to check out each new product. The company confirmed that it will begin selling the new wireless charging mats and car chargers in select Apple stores beginning next week.

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Apple Now Selling 3-Meter Lightning Cable From Mophie for $30

Apple's online store is now offering a 3-meter USB-A to Lightning cable made by Mophie, adding to the 1 meter and 2 meter Mophie cables that were previously available.

Priced at $30, the new Lightning cable from Mophie features a braided nylon construction and reinforced connectors that Mophie says are designed to stand up to "daily wear and tear," avoiding fraying, breaking, and other issues.


At 3 meters or close to 10 feet, this is one of the longest Lightning cables that Apple offers, and it is ideal in situations where you need to charge but don't have easy access to a nearby outlet.

The 3 meter Lightning cable is Made for iPhone certified and will work with iPhones, iPads, and AirPods. It's available from the online Apple Store starting today, and may be in Apple retail stores in the future.

Apple is also now selling new USB-C cables from Belkin, priced starting at $20. The Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE USB-C to USB-C Cable + Strap comes in pink, white, and black, and measures in at 1.2 meters (4 feet).


It also features a durable braided nylon design and is reinforced at major stress points for improved strength. The included leather strap keeps the cable neatly wound up for transport.

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MacRumors Exclusive: Get 20% Off Any One Item Sitewide at Mophie

MacRumors and Mophie have partnered up again to offer our readers a chance to get 20 percent off any one item sitewide on Mophie.com. With this deal, you can save money on Mophie's portable batteries, battery cases, charging cables, and more.

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To get the discount, head to Mophie.com, browse for an item, add it to your bag, and when you do you'll notice a pop-up in the top right corner where you can view your bag. Here you can enter the promo code RUMORS20 and click apply to see the 20 percent discount on your order.

This discount is only good for one item, and will not be applied to multiple items in your bag. You'll have until the end of September to use the code, so this is a great opportunity to purchase back-to-school charging gear before the school year kicks off. To get an idea of how much you can save, we've listed some of Mophie's best accessories below.

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Of course, Mophie has plenty of other devices and accessories to shop for around its site. Our exclusive discount code even works on items in Mophie's Exclusive Offers section, where you'll find items on sale, like older models of the Juice Pack, Powerstation, and more.

For more of the best Apple-related sales and bargains, head to our full Deals Roundup.

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Mophie Launching New Line of iPhone and iPad Charging Basics at Select Apple Stores

Mophie today announced it is launching a new line of basic charging accessories for Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad, including a wireless charging pad, two car chargers, and a variety of USB and Lightning cables.


  • Wireless charging pad: Delivers up to 7.5W of power on contact to recharge Qi-enabled devices like the iPhone 8 or newer. Available in white or black. Can charge through cases up to 3mm thick. $39.95.
  • USB-A car charger: Single USB-A port with 12W charging output. Made of anodized aluminum with charge-indicator light. $24.95.
  • Dual USB-A car charger: Two USB-A ports with 12W charging output. Made of anodized aluminum with charge-indicator light. $29.95.
  • USB-A to Lightning cable: 1-meter cable for $19.95. 2-meter cable for $29.95.
  • USB-C to Lightning cable: 1-meter cable for $19.95. 2-meter cable for $34.95.
  • USB-A to USB-C cable: 1-meter cable for $19.95. 2-meter cable for $24.95.
  • USB-C to USB-C cable: 1-meter cable for $19.95. 2-meter cable for $24.95.
The accessories will be available on Apple.com and in select Apple Stores starting today, followed by Mophie.com later in July.

Product listings are not immediately available, but they should be soon.

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Mophie Juice Pack Air Battery Cases for iPhone XS and XS Max Now Available From Amazon for $100

As part of a promotion for Amazon's upcoming Prime Day, the site is now offering exclusive Prime member access to Mophie's new Juice Pack Air Battery Pack Cases designed for the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max.

The Juice Pack Air battery cases for Apple's newest iPhones are similar to the Juice Pack Air battery case for the iPhone X that Mophie released back in November. Mophie's battery cases are designed to provide extra battery life for Apple's newest iPhones and are offered as an alternative to Apple's own Smart Battery Cases.


Priced at $99.95 for both the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max versions, the new Juice Pack Air cases are able to charge using a Qi-based wireless charger or a Lightning cable, a first for the Mophie battery case line.


Mophie says that the Juice Pack Air was designed to be slim and lightweight, but as it is a battery case, it does add a decent amount of bulk to Apple's thin and light iPhones. An LED light at the back lets you know charge level, as this case is not able to integrate with the iPhone in the same way as the Apple-designed cases.


Both versions of the case come equipped with 1,720mAh batteries inside, which Mophie claims will extend the iPhone's battery life to a total of 34 hours, which is presumably talk time. That's similar to what Apple promises from the Smart Battery Cases.

Amazon is offering up the Juice Pack Air cases in graphite, black, red, and rose gold, and only Amazon Prime members are able to make a purchase at this time.

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Mophie Debuts 3-in-1 Powerstation Hub With 6,100mAh Battery, USB-C and USB-A Ports, and Qi Wireless Charging

Apple accessory maker Mophie today debuted a three-in-one portable battery pack, wall charger, and wireless charging pad.


The new Powerstation Hub is equipped with a 6,100mAh battery, one 5W USB-A port, one 15W USB-A port, one 18W USB-C Power Delivery port, and a Qi-enabled 5W wireless charging surface. The USB-C port can be used to recharge both the portable battery itself and connected devices like an iPhone or iPad.

The hub features foldable wall prongs, LEDs that indicate battery level and charging status, and a rubberized, non-slip finish. A 1.5-meter AC power cable and a 0.5-meter USB-A to USB-C cable are included in the box.

The new Powerstation Hub is available now on Mophie.com for $99.95.

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MacRumors Exclusive: Get 15% Off Any One Item From Mophie This Month

This summer, MacRumors is partnering with well-known battery accessory company Mophie for an all-new exclusive sale. During the month of June, you can get 15 percent off any one item sitewide on Mophie.com by using the code RUMORS15 on the shopping bag screen.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Mophie. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

This means that you can save on Mophie accessories like the Powerstation, Juice Pack, Charge Stream Pad+, and anything else on the company's website. Mophie has a wide arrange of devices that work with Apple products like the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and MacBook Pro, as well as Android devices.

We've listed a few ideas to shop for on the website, but be sure to head to Mophie.com to browse the full array of options. As long as you enter the promo code RUMORS15 in your shopping bag on Mophie.com before July 1, 2019, you'll get 15 percent off of one item.

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