What is the biggest problem with smartphones of all models? It’s not the interface or the number of apps available, how it feels in your hand or what it looks like, no, it is easily the battery life of all smartphones that plagues users. There are literally thousands of options available, be it in the form of an extra charger, staying near a laptop, wall plug or car charger, or in the form of an extra battery that doubles the weight of your phone. Another option is external batteries.
One of the external options that has recently caught our eye is the mophie as featured above. The mophie comes in a small, medium and large option with the smallest version (the “juice pack reserve”) fitting on a key chain and plugs right into the base of an iPhone or an iPod to charge either device while you’re on the go and in need of a boost. They all come in a snazzy red or black.
The medium size (the “juice pack boost”) has a top that flips up and offers “innovative ‘high-output’ technology, the juice pack boost will give you ultra-fast charging of your iPhone or iPod.” The medium is imaginable a little larger, and charges faster.
For the fastest recharge in the field, the largest size mophie (the “juice pack powerstation”) is a 4000mAh external battery that can charge virtually any USB device in the world including the iPhone and iPad at super-fast speeds. Bonus – because this device attaches via USB, it even works on Android smartphones and tablets unlike its smaller sized counterparts.
So of these three options, they all extend your battery life, and if you’re a power user, the largest size can double your battery life on your device, and the brilliance is that they are all under $80 which is what second battery (and a hassle) typically goes for. They’re well designed and solve the biggest problem of today’s technologies.