Mophie today announced the iPhone 5 version of the Juice Pack Air, which offers more battery life than the recently announced Juice Pack Helium for the iPhone 5.
The ideal case for the everyday 9–5er and for those whose day doesn't always end when they leave the office. Lighter and thinner than previous generations, but packed with more power to make sure your phone can keep up with your busy lifestyle.
While the Helium comes equipped with a 1500mAh battery, the Air offers a 1700mAh battery, which promises to double the iPhone 5's battery life, adding an additional eight hours of LTE use. The Helium, in contrast, is only capable of charging an iPhone battery to 80 percent, offering six hours of LTE use.
The Air and the Helium share a similar thin design, but the Air is slightly larger in all dimensions, including weight. The Air is 2.60 in x 5.54 in x 0.63 in and 2.68 oz, while the Helium is 2.49 in x 5.49 in x 0.59 in and 2.44 oz.
The black version of the Juice Pack Air will ship in 7–10 days, while the red and white versions will ship on March 22. All three cases can currently be purchased through Mophie's online store. for $99.95.
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Their obsession with thin is ruining some of their best products because they favour form over function.
They "could" have kept using the 30 pin dock connector, made the phone slightly thicker and used the additional space for more internal battery. I know they've probably being planning to phase out the 30 pin connector for some time, lighning doesn't seem to be something they've cobbled together as a work-around but it's still annoying that systems like the Juice Pack even need to exist.
I disagree completely. Almost every other device I carry uses micro USB, the fact that this does too means I can carry a micro USB cable and charge my iPhone, Kindle, LG Bluetooth Headset, miFi, etc.
It's also a nice bonus, because if I'm somewhere and need to charge without a cable, most everyone has a micro USB charger as well.
Exactly! Maybe I'm in the minority, but I personally wouldn't mind a phone that's even twice as thick as the current iPhone 5 if it meant double the battery life. I think Apple's taken the "thinnest phone on the market" competition a bit too far, and I'm sad to see that sacrificing features such as battery life was even a consideration for them.