Mophie Space Pack Battery Case, First To Offer Built-In Flash Storage

Mophie most innovative new product yet it called the Space Pack – a battery case for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 that although may look a lot like the company's Juice Pack series of battery cases externally, it's the world's first battery case to feature built-in flash storage. Mophie's new Space Pack battery case comes in 16GB and 32GB storage capacities that expand your iPhone's stock internal storage capacity using Mophie's iOS app allowing you to shoot thousands of additional photos, and store a lot more movies, music and documents.

You'll also be able to access the Space Pack's internal flash storage using your computer. The Space Pack also comes standard with a built-in 1700mAh rechargeable battery, which Mophie claims will double your iPhone's battery life. It'll be available in matte black and glossy white for $149 (16GB) and $179 (32GB). The Space Pack is currently exclusive to the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5.

Mobee Intros Magic Case, Magic Cable Accessories For iOS Devices

The latest inductive charging tech to come out of Mobee this year is in the form of an iPhone case. Mobee's new Magic Case is the smallest, lightest, most powerful battery case for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 to feature inductive wireless charging. Two models of the Magic Case battery case will be available on April 1st in five vibrant colors: a Magic Case with a 1500mAh battery capacity priced at $80, and a more powerful one with a 2100mAh battery capacity, which is priced at $120 and should triple the battery life of the iPhone 5s. Both Magic Case models can be recharged traditionally via an included USB cable, Mobee's portable Magic Juice backup battery pack as well as wirelessly on Mobee's Magic Feet or Magic Charger wireless inductive charging pads.

The only drawback that comes with it is that you'll need to purchase one of Mobee's wireless charging pads sepertely to take advantage of the Magic Case's wireless charging capability. And from what we understand, Mobee's wireless inductive charging is not universally Qi-supported.

In addition to that, Mobee has also announced that its new Magic Cable will be released alongside the Magic Case on April 1st for $20. The Magic Cable is a more robust, flat lightning connector to USB charge and sync cable designed for use with all Lightning iOS devices that also features svelte-looking aluminum connector tips. Mobee promises its Magic Cable will not tangle and that it can withstand arduous use.

Mophie Juice Pack Plus, An iPhone 5 Battery Case With More Power & Protection

If you're a power user, chances are your iPhone 5 is in dire need of an energy supplement. The kind that actually works. Mophie is your dealer, and now it has a third battery case to fill its lineup and it's called the Juice Pack Plus. Unlike the company's previous released Juice Pack Helium and Juice Pack Air iPhone 5 battery cases, the Juice Pack Plus is a $120 case with a huge emphasis on drop protection thanks to its rubberized shock-absorbing band that acts as a protective bumper. Of course the Plus moniker is for added power, which means the Juice Pack Plus features a respectfully decent sized battery capacity of 2100mAh, that's an extra 400mAh compared to the $100 Juice Pack Air.

Mophie is claiming that the Juice Pack Plus will more than double the battery life of the iPhone 5 by up to 120% for all-day usage, but we'll reserve judgement until we get our hands on it to test that claim for ourselves though. The Juice Pack Plus for the iPhone 5 is the thickest of Mophie's battery cases coming in at 0.70" thick. The case features integrated buttons including a silent/mute switch for easy operation, and is available now in matte black, red and glossy white color options for $120.

A near-identical Juice Pack Plus battery case rival - the Atomic Plus by Maxboost, offers a massive 3000mAh internal battery capacity while sharing the same exact thickness at a more reasonable $70 price point. We're disappointed that Mophie isn't stepping it up in the performance to price ratio department, because clearly it can be done.

Juice Pack Helium iPhone 5 Battery Case By Mophie

The most anticipated iPhone 5 battery case of all has finally arrived. Mophie announced its first iPhone 5 battery case called the Juice Pack Helium. The Helium builds upon the tremendously successful Juice Pack series of iPhone battery cases with a familiar slim (0.59-inch thick), two-piece design featuring a matte metallic finish and a slick curved back. But what's more important is the built-in 1500mAh rechargeable battery which nearly doubles the battery life of the iPhone 5.

Like previous versions, the Juice Pack Helium channels the iPhone 5's speaker audio towards the front for better and more direct audio using sound ports. It also has four white LED indicators to help you check up on its battery status and an on/off switch. The iPhone 5's Lightning connector is replaced by a micro-USB port which will let you charge both your iPhone 5 and the Juice Pack Helium simultaneously. Mophie's Juice Pack Helium will begin shipping on February 14, and is now available for pre-order in silver metallic and dark metallic flavors for $80.

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PowerSkin Intros Drop Protective iPhone 5 Battery Cases

PowerSkin by XPAL unveiled its new line of shock-absorbing, on-piece battery cases for the iPhone 5. The PowerSkin Pro is the company's slimmest battery case yet, made from a dual-injected hard polycarbonate and flexible TPU materials with a soft-touch rubberised exterior finish that will be available in five bright colors. The PowerSkin Pro is angularly shaped to comfortably fit in your hand while featuring a 2000mAh internal battery to keep your iPhone 5 running for hours on end. Users can keep tabs on the remaining battery life in their PowerSkin Pro case by using the front facing LED battery level gauge.

PowerSkin's slightly less powerful, slim iPhone 5 battery case featuring a 1500mAh internal battery capacity should provide enough juice to extend your talk time by 6 hours and WiFi usage by as much as 8 hours. It features four LED battery level indicator lights on the back and an on/off button. PowerSkin's drop protective iPhone 5 battery cases will be available early this year.

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ZOpro Has Just About Everything You Ever Wanted For Your iPhone 5

You might have seen the magnetic clip on camera lenses for the iPhone that lets you take your iPhoneography to the next level. You might have also seen the iPhone tripods that allows for some crisp and clear photos. Then there's the portable charging cases that we've all come to know too well. However, that was three separate products I just named off. ZOpro takes all three of those things and combines them to create an extremely versatile and lightweight case that could just be the next best thing. 

Starting with the charging function, the ZOpro cleverly hides a small USB connector within the case so all you do is slip the bottom end off and plug it right in to your computer. This gets rid of the hassle of bringing along those long and tangly cords we all could get along without. 

As for the tripod, it comes with a magnetic piece that holds your iPhone in place for easy access in case you get a message or call during your shoot. It will attach to most tripods without a problem. There are countless other accessories that are compatible with the ZOpro such as a kickstand, dash mount, and removable handle that could all come in handy during your daily routines. 

The magnetic camera lenses prove to be quite the hot item now that iPhonegraphy has extended past the daily Instagram pic of your latest meal. ZOpro features a rapid magnetic lens that simply grabs onto the ZOpro case and is ready to shoot. There are lenses for macro, fisheye, and wide angle photos. For a little bit extra, ZOpro will throw in an olloclip compatible accessory. 

As with most awesome ideas that come our way, a lot of them are from Kickstarter. This is no different. Head on over to their Kickstarter page and help to bring this genius idea to the market. Pledge rewards vary but the best of them are limited and are almost running out. The ZOpro is aiming for a January-February ship date and will be available for both the iPhone 4/S and the new iPhone 5. 

Head on past the break for a preview video.

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Third Rail System iPhone 4 Slim Case Has A Detachable Battery

I've seen my fair share of iPhone 4 battery cases, and even reviewed quite a few. Third Rail is hitting the battery case market hard with their new iPhone 4 battery case dubbed to be the world's slimmest battery enabled case on the market. What sets this iPhone 4 case from others is its detachable battery that attaches to the back of the case when you need to do some charging. The whole point here is to have a battery case without the bulk of a regular battery case that has a built-in battery which bulks up the form factor of the case permanently. The Third Rail System is the whole package to get you started including the slim iPhone 4 case as well as a detachable 1250mAh battery that also doubles as a universal gadget backup charger using micro-USB and included cables.


Third Rail's $59.99 Smart Batteries can be stacked up, up to 4 times to increase the battery capacity you carry. The iPhone 4 case and one detachable battery will set you back $89.99, but at least you're going to be future proof since the Smart Batteries are compatible with future Third Rail cases. Like a future Third Rail iPhone 5 case. All this sounds really good to me, I'll take 4 please. You can grab yours right now.