I am still enjoying my iPhone, despite the fact that version 2.0 of the operating system has been anything but great. I’ve experienced a great degree of consternation over this device that seems to lose its power within hours. I know I could turn things off like the Bluetooth, but then what’s the point of having it? I’ve tried several different external batteries, and none of them have really won me over. So, I decided to try out the Mophie Juice Pack. It comes in several different colors, and has models available for all varieties of iPods and iPhones.
The All-New mophie ‘Juice Pack 3G’ is designed to more than double the time you can Rock, Talk, Surf and Send with your iPhone 3G. This is the first Apple certified ”Works With iPhone” attached battery in the world!
The Juice Pack is a rechargeable lithium polymer battery in the form of a non-slip, soft grip case. It extends the time that you can use your iPhone 3G in these ways (additional hours):
- Standby Time – Up to 350 hours
- Talk Time – Up to 6 hours on 3G | Up to 12 hours on 2G
- Internet Use – Up to 6 hours on 3G | Up to 7 hours on Wi-Fi
- Audio Playback – Up to 28 hours
- Video Playback – Up to 8 hours
When I’m out and about, I need something with me to charge my iPhone. I held out a great degree of hope for the Juice Pack. You simply slide your iPhone into the little Sled, and you’ve doubled the battery life for your iPhone. It doesn’t add too much bulk, even though it doubles the thickness. I like the sled, because it’s lightweight and doesn’t have the propensity for letting the iPhone dislodge accidentally. When the iPhone is sitting in the Mophie, the back is protected. You can slide it into your pocket with no problems.
The only issue I really have is that in order to use it, I have to get rid of my protective InCase. I am thinking it’s worth it to double my battery life, and keeping the iPhone protected at least somewhat. For $99.00, I think you’ll be quite happy with it.
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