Mophie Launches $150 'Powerstation USB-C XXL' Aimed at New MacBooks

Mophie today announced the release of a new high capacity mobile battery called the Powerstation USB-C XXL, which is aimed at the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro models. The accessory includes a 19,500 mAh battery, which Mophie said will provide up to 14 hours of extra battery, or "more than one full charge" to a MacBook.


The Powerstation USB-C XXL includes one USB-C port and one 5V/2.4A USB-A port, so users can simultaneously charge an iPhone or iPad as they charge their MacBook. The top of the accessory is wrapped in a soft-touch fabric, which Mophie said helps keep other devices in a bag safe from scratches when traveling.

Mophie's new accessory can charge a MacBook at full speed thanks to included USB power delivery technology in the USB-C port, which can charge a connected MacBook at rapid charging rates of up to 30 watts. While 30 watts isn't enough to keep up with a MacBook Pro under heavy load, the battery can still recharge a MacBook Pro in sleep mode or at least slow the battery drain while the computer is in use.

Like other Mophie products, the Powerstation USB-C XXL also includes priority charging, so when it's connected to a wall adapter the battery pack will send power to a connected device first, then recharge itself.


Mophie's PowerStation USB-C XXL is available to buy for $149.95 on Mophie.com, Apple.com, and in Apple retail stores beginning today, although it hasn't yet appeared on Apple's website at the time of writing.

It's worth noting that there are other options on the market if you're looking for USB-C battery packs with power delivery specifications, all of which offer higher capacities at prices lower than Mophie's accessory, although Mophie's design standards and favored relationship with Apple contribute toward its products' popularity with consumers.

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10 months ago
That's a lot of money for what appears to be 6 x 18650 batteries, a circuit, and a case.
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10 months ago

Pretty sure the writer means the current design of Apple's USB-C based portables compatible with the USB-PD specification. People have been using these USB-C battery packs with 12" MacBooks since their introduction.


FWIW, I've been using this RAVPower 26000 PD which is half the price (http://amzn.to/2uS9iVx) for that last month with my 2016 15" MBP and freaking love it.

More options is better, but not sure why anyone would go with the Mophie over the RAVPower...
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10 months ago
I have never had a bad product from Anker. I would go (and have gone) with the cheaper Anker pack rather than the Mophie, every time.
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10 months ago

That's a lot of money for what appears to be 6 x 18650 batteries, a circuit, and a case.


My thoughts exactly. That's the Mophie premium though who sell mainly through apple's online and brick and mortar stores.
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10 months ago
it's so hard to justify buying this overpriced crap nowadays when the market is so flooded with other options. It's one sexy battery though
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10 months ago


It just doesn't add up.


Many lithium battery pack specs don't seem to add up.

I've seen several games played, like a battery listing 20v XXXmAH, but the XXX capacity is based off the of the 5v of the USB port instead of the 20v listed in the spec. I've seen an extraordinarily high mAH number followed by "pB equivalent"--the actual capacity was printed too, in small fine print on the back, and was a tiny fraction of the big number on the front. And I've seen outright fraud, like a 100,000 mAH USB battery bank for $19 with all reviewers saying it only charges for a few minutes.

It is frustrating because I need real numbers in order to know if a battery will get my CPAP to run through a whole night or not, and it's all a bunch of interpretations and lies.
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10 months ago

That's a lot of money for what appears to be 6 x 18650 batteries, a circuit, and a case.


You pay $5 for that, the rest is for it won't explode or damage your $3000 computer
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10 months ago

That's a lot of money for what appears to be 6 x 18650 batteries, a circuit, and a case.


No more overpriced than the MBP.
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