We don't exactly get along with batteries
very often here at
HotHardware. Most of 'em tend to underwhelm
us, and the one's that
impress us (Apple's iPad
rings a bell) are few and far between. Mophie
loves the fact that most handheld devices have paltry battery life
results, because that very problem encourages consumers to seek out
solutions for extending the life of their favorite gadgets.
The company has become somewhat of an icon in the iPhone charging
space, with their Juice Pack Air amongst the most highly regarded in
the industry. For those who somehow don't have a problem with the
battery life of their iPhone (or who just don't own one at all), the
Juice Pack Air is a slide-on case that serves two purposes: it keeps
the phone safe from bumps and drops, and it provides an additional
battery that can be switched on at any time. When used, it can provide
multiple hours of additional talk time, and while the extra bulge is
noticeable, it's not terribly awful given the benefit of extra life.
Today, Mophie is launching into another market with the
sixth-generation Juice Pack Air. This one, however, is made for Apple's
iPod touch, which just so happens to own a lion's share of the mobile
media player market. The device will fit onto the rear of the iPod
touch in the same manner as described above for the iPhone, and it will
provide 7 extra hours of battery life. It will ship in red, blue or
black colors, and it will also act as a protective case and include a
pass-through USB cable that enables users to simultaneously charge and
sync an iPod touch to iTunes without having to remove it from the Juice
It's available now for the latest generation of iPod touch handhelds for $79.95.
Key features and benefits include:
Battery Extender and Case in One – the juice pack offers the
convenience of an extended battery life and the protection of a case,
all with an ergonomically designed, soft-touch, non-slip rubberized
Pass-through USB – Included USB cable enables you to
simultaneously charge and sync your iPod touch to iTunes without
having to remove it from the juice pack air.
Advanced Battery Technology – Intelligent power distribution
instructs the iPod touch to always drain out the juice pack first.
When you're done with the juice pack air for iPod touch, simply detach
the case and you will still have a fully charged iPod touch. Highly
condensed lithium polymer battery delivers an incredible amount of
juice in a small form factor and features built in overcharge, short
circuit and temperature protection.
Four Light LED Battery Status Indicator – An Integrated LED
status indicator tells you exactly how much “juice” is left and also
displays how much time remains during the charging process.
Twice the Power – a full charged juice pack air gives users:
Up to additional 30 hours of Audio Playback
Up to additional 7 hours Video Playback