after being an FAndroid for over a year, i’ve just recently switched back to an iPhone 4S. one of the major adjustments was battery. not only was my Android far more battery-efficient, but i was able to purchase an extra batter pack, so if i was low on juice, i could pop out the battery and put a fresh one in. BOOM!
on the iPhone – not so much, since the battery is a permanent part of the device. unfortunately, for a girl like me who is always on-the-go + addicted to her phone, this posed a problem.
the more popular option: the mophie juice pack air. it’s received nothing but rave reviews from everyone i know, but the one major issue: i have a real issue with how bulky it makes the phone.
enter the mophie juice pack powerstation. what is it? a portable, external battery that can charge any iOS device. so not only is it great for iPhone, but for iPad as well. then i read this rave review from The Next Web and I was sold!
SIZE: size is great – compact, about what I reckon an old-school iPod was. extremely lightweight. it also has this great, rubberized texture to it.
there are two ports: a micro-USB + iDevice port. and it also has a “power on” button – standard to all mophie devices, which is what will start charging the device, once plugged in.
GRIPES: gripes about this — it only comes with a USB-microUSB cable to charge the powerstation, so no outlet plug-in. it also doesn’t come with a Apple Dock Connector, which is a bit of a pain.
PERFORMANCE: great! i can fully charge my iPhone from around 10% battery to 100% THREE times before having to re-charge the power station! for a person like me who is rarely sedentary…it’s perfection.
highly recommend this for anyone who is on the go! well worth the price!
mophie juice pack powerstation, $79.95