Mophie Brings Juice Pack Air Case/Charger To iPod Touch

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 Pack Air.

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 finish.
    • 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