We got a look at the brand new Mophie Juice Pack Air battery case for the iPhone 6 at CES this year, the latest in Mophie’s long line of external battery packs. Well, the Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6 is now available. Because as much as you probably love your iPhone 6, it just doesn’t have enough power to go all day long. That is where Mophie’s new Juice Pack Air comes in. This battery pack case is designed to compliment the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to a T. To that effect, it even comes in a choice of 3 matching colors for the iPhone 6 – black, white, or gold. The super-thin, 2,750 mAh battery case can provide the iPhone 6 with a little over one full charge, so you’ll (almost) definitely be able to get through a whole day without your phone dying.
But aside from matching the iPhone 6 to a T, the Juice Pack Air is also designed to be durable and help protect the iPhone 6 with its durable outer-band, raised bezel edge and rubberized support pads. But despite being so durable, it’s also pretty lightweight. The Juice Pack Air also sports convenient led power indicator lights for indicating how much charge is left in the device, and it has smart standby switch, so that you can turn off the case’s charging capability when it’s not needed.
Another neat feature of Mophie’s Juice Pack Air is its pass-through charge & sync capability – so while it’s connected to a computer, the iPhone 6 charges first, and then the juice pack case recharges itself.
But while there is no question that Mophie was the first, the price tag for the Juice Pack Air and Juice Pack Air Plus is definitely on the high side. In any case, you’re absolutely getting a good value here for your money. For starters, these are some of the only battery packs to have built in digital power management, so that your iPhone is always getting charged with just-the-right amount of power for a safe charge. Mophie’s Juice Packs are also tested a total of three times, at different stages of production, to help ensure that they are super reliable.
Mophie pretty much invented the iPhone battery pack case category, and ever since, everyone has tried to copy them. But at the end of the day, Mophie’s Juice Pack Air is still top notch in terms of quality and reliability.
The Juice Pack Air is available in black, gold and silver, to match the iPhone’s colors. The black and gold battery cases are in stock and ship in two to three weeks directly from Mophie, but the silver case is currently backordered, so you’ll have to wait a bit longer to get your hands on that one. The Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6 is available directly from Mophie for $100. And if you’re an iPhone 6 Plus user, don’t fret. There is also the Juice Pack Plus which retails for $119, that will provide users with 120% extra battery life.
The Good: Reliable charge, durable design also protects the iPhone, colors match the iPhone 6, priority Charge & Sync feature, smartly designed with standby switch and LED battery indicators
The Bad: A bit pricey for its capacity