Mophie Launches Juice Pack Air Battery Case With Wireless Charging for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Mophie today debuted the Juice Pack Air battery cases for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, bringing the company's signature battery case line to Apple's latest smartphones. In addition to featuring extended battery life in a slim design, the new cases also take advantage of Mophie's Charge Force wireless charging technology.


The case magnetically aligns with all other Mophie Charge Force accessories, like the wireless charging base, vent mount, desk mount, and Charge Force Powerstation battery. The case is also compatible with Qi and other wireless charging standards.

The iPhone 7 version of the Juice Pack Air comes with a 2,525 mAh battery while the iPhone 7 Plus version comes with a 2,420 mAh battery. Mophie says they boost total battery life of the phones up to 27 and 33 hours of talk time, respectively.

We've been able to spend a few minutes with the new cases, which carry the familiar two-piece slider design with a matte finish. As with all battery cases, they add a fair bit of bulk and heft to the iPhone, but the case feels good in the hand and is not overly cumbersome if you have a need for extended battery life.

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The case's power and volume buttons for the iPhone have a high-quality feel, while the mute switch remains easily accessible. For those without Force Charge or other wireless charging solutions, the case charges with a standard micro-USB cable and supports pass-through charging of the iPhone first, followed by the battery case. Four LEDs on the rear of the case display the current case battery level at the press of a button, while a longer press on the button turns on and off charging of the phone from the case.

One downside relates to headphone connectivity, as with no built-in headphone jack and no direct access to the iPhone's Lightning port, wireless headphones are a necessity with this case.

Both Juice Pack Air variants are available for $99.95 each at Mophie's website and come in black, gold, rose gold, navy blue and Product (RED). The various Charge Force bases, mounts, and external battery are sold separately, but are generally available at discounted prices if purchased with a Juice Pack Air case.



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34 months ago
I really hope Apple actually does something innovative with wireless charging in the next iPhone.
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34 months ago
Why the ************ isn't the charger a lightning cable.

I hate Micro USB.
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34 months ago

Still no female lightning connector.


How are these even compatible with the iPhone 7 if they don't have a built-in 3.5mm jack, or a female Lightning connector with which to connect a Lightning adapter, or headphones?

This is really a total fail for anyone the uses a wired headphone.
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34 months ago
Why would they not use a lightning pass-through port at this stage? Apple has made licensing available for female lightning ports to device makers for a few years now. Then wired headphones would work and you could use it with all your existing lightning accessories. That is by far the best thing about Apple's battery cases IMO and why I wouldn't use any battery case that didn't have lightning pass-through.
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31 months ago

So with this case you can't use wired headphones at all.

Also if it can't do audio pass through USB then I'm assuming it's not possible to do CarPlay either. I truly miss having a mophie but they need to fix these issues first.

Do you know if that is true? Has anyone tried CarPlay with this case yet? I asked Mophie and they said it depends on the vehicle make and their implementation of CarPlay.

EDIT: I tried it in a Ford Explorer with MS Sync and it worked the same as with a standard lightning cable. That's encouraging.
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31 months ago

If not lightning they could have at least made it USB-C.


Why? Apple didn't bother on the Beats Solo3, or PowerBeats 3.
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34 months ago
Can it get wet? The phone can but I assume the case cannot.
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34 months ago
So with this case you can't use wired headphones at all.

Also if it can't do audio pass through USB then I'm assuming it's not possible to do CarPlay either. I truly miss having a mophie but they need to fix these issues first.
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34 months ago
Still no female lightning connector.

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