Mophie’s iPhone battery extender gets Apple certification
By Dan Moren
Mophie announced the release of Juice Pack, the first “Works with iPhone” certified battery extender on the market. While other vendors have released iPhone-compatible accessories for charging the phone’s battery, devices that receive Apple’s official certification ensure optimal connectivity with the iPhone.
The Juice Pack is a ergonomically-shaped sled with a non-slip finish designed to fit the iPhone like a case. It attaches to the iPhone’s dock-connector port, providing additional battery power. The Juice Pack is rated for up to an additional 250 hours of standby time, 8 hours of talk time, 6 hours of internet use, 7 hours of video playback, and 24 hours of audio playback.
The Juice Pack also has four LEDs to indicate the device’s charge level. It provides its own 30-pin dock-connector port for charging the iPhone’s battery with the Juice Pack still attached, though you cannot use the Juice Pack’s dock-connector port to sync the iPhone.
The Juice Pack is available from Mophie’s online store and retail stores for $99.95.
[Updated on 5/8 to clarify the Juice Pack’s dock-connector port functionality.]
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