Review: Mophie Juice Pack Plus For The iPhone 4 And 4S
- Feb 14, 2012
- Written by Ujval
You’ve finally joined your friends, took the plunge, and purchased an iPhone. If you were as excited as I was, you were probably on the phone all day downloading apps, listening to music, watching videos, playing games, and talking smack to Siri (ask Siri how much wood could woodchuck chuck?). You probably also realized that your battery was draining faster than a new sink. For gadget geeks like me, we need a phone that can last us a whole day and preferably two. The iPhone by itself just isn’t cutting it.
For those of us that need extra juice, Mophie has created a product to satiate our needs. The Mophie Juice Pack Plus is an iPhone case with a battery which extends the battery life of your iPhone by up to 8 hours! However, there are a couple minor drawbacks to the case. It definitely makes your iPhone look a bit bulkier and it also makes it noticeably heavier. Additionally, you can’t use the iPhone cable to charge the phone and case; it requires the use of an included micro USB cable. This cable can be plugged into any USB outlet for charging. Unfortunately, the case does not come with a wall charger.
The design and function of the juice pack is straightforward yet brilliant. The case itself is a two piece accessory that is effortless to assemble. You just slide the iPhone into the larger half and then slide the smaller part from the top to secure the iPhone in place. There is a small on/off switch at the bottom left corner. When your phone is under 5% power, just flip the switch on and the case will act like a charger and recharge your iPhone. You should be able to charge the iPhone fully without a problem. The case also has volume up and volume down controls and there is an opening for you to use the mute switch. The power button on top works the same as not having the case. The headphone jack is still accessible ,and the iPhone speaker actually sounds better thanks to acoustic sound enhancing speaker ports at the bottom of the case.
Overall, the Juice Pack Plus is Bro Council, Approved. It has allowed me to stay on my phone for almost two days straight without having to worry about losing juice. You can purchase this product at your local Best Buy, Verizon or AT&T store for $99 or much less (~$50-$60) here at Amazon.com. It is worth the investment!