When I was asked if I would like to try out the new mophie juice pack air, I must admit that I was fascinated to put it to the test. Anything that promises to extend the battery life of my beloved iPhone5 by hours can only ever be a good thing of course!
The juice pack air not only acts as a fully protective case but also as a battery pack so you never have to worry about your phone dying on you again when you are out and about. I know that I can’t possibly be the only one to struggle to make it to the end of the day without having to charge my iPhone and of course, this isn’t always an option if you are out and about.
The juice pack air has an integrated standby switch which allows you to charge whenever you need to. When your battery is low you just switch the button on the back of the pack to ‘on’ and your iPhone will begin charging immediately. Smart battery technology actually means that the power will be drained from the juice pack first and when you’re done, you will be left with a fully charged iPhone. It’s worth noting as well that the iPhone uses additional battery power just to be at a constant charge so using the standby switch will give you even more total battery life.
The pack comes charged and ready to go but after the initial use, normal charging will take between 2 and 3 hours for maximum power. You can charge it by itself or while the iPhone is still inserted using the micro USB cable provided. Also, the battery power of the pack can be checked at a glance thanks to the integrated four light LED indicator on the back.
Obviously because it acts as a case for your iPhone too it fits perfectly. The lightweight pack comes in two parts and you simply slide the iPhone into the main case then the bottom part just clicks into place. You don’t lose any functionality when you use the pack. All of the side buttons, speakers, camera etc still work exactly the same and it even comes with a headphone adapter.
I was really keen to put the mophie juice pack air through its paces to see if it delivered on all its promises and it really really does. After a couple of weeks of me using it, I already couldn’t be without it when I’m out and about. I am rubbish at making sure that my iPhone is fully charged before I go out and this offers me the perfect solution while also doubling up as a protective case. I LOVE IT!
The mophie juice pack air for iPhone5 is available nationwide including the Apple Stores both online and on the high street costing £89.95. For more details and to see mophie’s full line of products please visit www.mophie.com.