Today I am going to give my review on the Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone. As we all know, iPhone is loaded is a pretty small battery capacity and thus, I decided to get myself external battery casing for my dearest iPhone 4S. Hopefully I will be able to do a simple video by this week to further improve the quality of this review. Without any further delay, let's start the review!
Talk time : Up to additional 8 hours on 3G
: Up to additional 16 hours on 2G
Internet use : Up to additional 7 hours on 3G
: Up to additional 11 hours on WiFi
Audio Playback : Up to additional 44 hours
Video Playback : Up to additional 11 hours
Colours : Black, white, light blue, pink, yellow, purple and orange
1 x Mophie Juice Pack Plus
1 x Micro USB cable
1 x user manual
Mophie Juice Pack Plus offers:
- Protective case
- Charge and sync
- Stand-by switch
- LED power indicator
- Lightweight soft touch
- Sync with iTunes via USB port without removing the case
Now, with the above, you should be pretty clear of what Mophie Juice Pack Plus is and what it can potentially do. After using for sometime, here is what I think about it plus some simple review on it as well!
I know this is every one's concern. So do I! It is about 5.10 by 2.57 by 0.71 inches and 2.5 ounces. After conversion, it weights in at 129.54 by 65.28 by 18.03 mm and 70.87 grams. My first impression is that is one huge battery pack! However, my initial thinking faded away pretty fast after playing with the item in just below 5 minutes.
If you are wondering what the size is roughly about, imagine it is the thickness of one and a half of an iPhone 4S. You will definitely feel the weight and the slight bulkiness of the battery case but considering that it is offering a mega boost of 2000 mah battery, trust me on this as it is THAT worth it! Amazingly with the slightly bigger size and weight, it doesn't felt 'weird' holding it. I am going to explain this below.
Touch and feel of Mophie Juice Pack Plus
The feeling of it is great. The finishing is perfect and with such weight, I was surprised that it felt very nice when holding. Of course, you will feel the slight weight change but, it is lighter than what I expected. I would definitely suggest you to buy the genuine Mophie products as there are many fake ones out there. Mophie Juice Pack Plus comes with a thick layer of protection around the whole phone. The company called it the 'Dual-Injection' which is literally installing a shock-resistant band to add an additional layer of protection.
The extra layer of protection can be easily felt whenever you are holding your battery case. Generally, it gives a very secure feeling of the case and you could easily feel the softness of the material.
LED battery notification
Mophie Juice Pack Plus is equipped with a push-button for battery notification. It is located at the bottom of the battery case and it has 4 LED notification lights. With a single push, the LEDs will indicate the level of the battery in the external battery case for 5 seconds. I would personally say this is very innovative and the position of the LEDs are at the right spot.
Buttons and cut out holes on the external battery case
Mophie really did a good job for this part. All the buttons are arranged nicely and so perfect that there is no distortion I could even try to experience when I am using the juice pack. For those who love taking photographs, Mophie Juice Pack Plus also comes with a huge 'cave' to make sure that images on the photos are not blocked. I have to point out that the camera hole is done perfectly as during the time you take a picture with a flash, it works like a charm. Double thumbs up on this.
Maintaining and installations
Installing Mophie to my iPhone 4S is pretty easy. You don't need to have a rocket science degree for this and even removal is straight forward as well. There is only a little flaw in this which is at times during removal of the juice pack from your iPhone, the bottom part will come out first before the top part. I wouldn't exactly say is a flaw but just weird as usually the smaller part (in this case, the top casing) will come out first instead of the bottom one.
Maintaining is also pretty easy as all you have to do is to take a dry cloth and wipe it say once a month or so. I do it every week and my personal opinion on Mophie Juice Pack Plus is though the size and the shape of it, amazingly, it doesn't attract ant dust at all. Been using many different casing in the past and nearly everyone attract dust at the side and corners but certainly not for Mophie. Another well done on this part.
How much battery are you getting?
With the Mophie Juice Pack Plus, you will be able to charge your iPhone 4 from 0 to 100% and there will still be an additional of 5 to 15% battery left in the pack. Of course, this means that for heavy users like me, I am able to withstand a rough 18-24 hours usage without needing to plug in my wall or travel charger. If you are thinking that 2000 mah battery should give you more than just 115% battery, think again. Battery will discharge slowly overtime and thus, you will not get the complete 2000 mah battery as what you initially thought.
Last but not least is the price. On the official Mophie website, it will cost you about USD $99.95 and of course, you will be able to get a whole lot cheaper on eBay but do wary on the imitation Mophie products. With that price tag of USD $99.95, it comes with a 1-year warranty for your mega boost backup 2000 mah battery. For me, after checking the finishing and the whole build of the Mophie Juice Pack Plus, it definitely worth your bucks and yes, this is one hell of an investment that will not disappoint you!
Mophie Juice Pack Plus is certainly fit for those who is always on the move and having trouble to keep up with the iPhone stock battery. For me, I definitely love my Mophie and it works not only as a backup battery but also, a superb good battery case. If you are wondering where you could find the genuine Mophie Juice Pack Plus, here are a few links from our beloved and safe Amazon Online Store right at your finger tips.
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