February 25, 2013 8:28pm
Mophie is on a roll, releasing its second juice pack case for the iPhone 5 in as many months. This one is a little bigger than the 1500mAh helium (review forthcoming) at 1700mAh and comes in three colours: black, red and white.
Like the helium, the juice pack air is an two-part case with an integrated battery and a lightning adapter, though it charges via microUSB. It has four LED lights on the back to indicate battery charge, and, when plugged in, charges the phone’s battery first and then its own.
The juice pack air measures 2.60 in x 5.54 in x 0.63 in compared to the helium’s 2.49 in x 5.49 in x 0.59 in, so it’s certainly a bit denser. It also claims to be more protective than its cheaper counterpart, promising excellent physical protection.
I’ve used Mophie’s products and really like its juice pack line. Can’t wait to try this one. The black juice pack air for iPhone 5 is available next week for $99.95; the white and red versions will be coming at the end of March for the same price.