Mophie was one of the companies that helped launch the stylish external battery movement, creating handy cases that gave a little more juice to smartphones without detracting from their looks. Their newest line of products might not be cases, but they look about as stylish as external battery packs can look and, more importantly, they offer a form-factor that makes them the smartest battery pack designs we have seen to date.
The Powerstation Plus is definitely something you won’t mind carrying around in public. It’s made of aircraft-grade aluminum with an anodized satin finish, with the Mophie brand logo laser-etched into one of the corners. That’s not the main thing that separates the Powerstation Plus from most other battery packs, though. But what does make this battery pack awesome is the fact that you get an integrated Lightning or Micro USB cable for charging your phone, plus a dedicated USB cable for actually charging up the battery pack. Most USB cables for actually charging the battery pack, usually come detached from the actual device, so that makes the Powerstation Plus a rare and welcome breed. Plus, Smart technology inside shuts off power to a device once it’s been fully charged, helping your devices’ batteries retain their effectiveness long-term. It’s also possible to charge devices through the Powerstation Plus while the Powerstation Plus is plugged into the wall.
Mophie’s Powerstation Plus comes in 3,000 mAh, 5,000 mAh, 7,000 mAh, and 12,000 mAh models, with the last two adding an extra USB port to put all that extra power to use on a daily basis. Prices range from $80 to $150. The 3,000 mAh and 5,000 mAh models are available now, with the other two still listed as ‘coming soon.’
With its built-in charge AND sync cables, this is the smartest battery pack design we have seen to date, and it’s likely to be a best seller. To top it all off, since all Powerstation Plus models charge devices at speeds up to 2.4A, it will also charge your phone faster 2-4 times faster than typical smartphone chargers.