2018 Update: The Mophie Juice Pack is still an awesome addition to your smartphone. No need to run out of battery while on the go.

Last year the #1 item on my iPhone Accessories Gift Guide was the Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 3G and 3Gs. When in Vegas for CES I stopped by the Mophie booth to talk about how much I loved my older juice pack. But I had since upgraded to an iPhone 4, so I could no longer use it. The rep happily gave me a new Mophie Juice Pack Air Plus for the iPhone 4. This is a permanent fixture on my phone. Even though the battery on the iPhone 4 is greatly improved over past models, it is still a must to have a backup if going out all day.

I like the design of this newer unit a lot better than the model that I had for my iPhone 3Gs. Not that it was bad, but this one is a lot sleeker.  It also has better grip. The older unit was hard plastic and kind of shiny. This one has a soft matte finish that hardly shows wear.

The Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 4 is available in black, yellow, magenta, and cyan.

Although I love switching up cases sometimes to change the look of my phone, I make sure that I have my Mophie on my phone when going out for long periods of time. If you have an iPhone 3Gs, you are probably very familiar with having to charge your phone halfway through the day. When at conferences, etc. it’s common to see people charging phones, sitting near wall outlets, or asking friends if they can borrow their iPhone charger for a bit. With a Mophie, you would no longer have to worry about any of that.

 

Mophie Juice Pack Features

More than Doubles Battery Life
2000 mAh capacity, advanced battery technology delivers an incredible amount of “juice” in a small form factor, more than doubling battery life. Users will experience:

–  Up to 8 additional hours talk time on 3G; 16 hours 2G
–  Up to 7 additional hours internet use on 3G; 11 hours WiFi
–  Up to 44 hours additional audio playback
–  Up to 11 hours video playback

Battery Extender and Case in One
The juice pack plus for iPhone 4 combines rechargeable external battery power concealed
inside of a protective form-fitting case. It offers the full protection of a hard-shell case
with an ultra-thin, light-weight, low-profile design and shock-resistant band.

Standby/Charging Switch
Features a simple toggle switch allows for standby and charging mode so you only have
to use the juice pack plus battery when you need it!

Efficient Electronics
Embedded electronics results in no signal interference with the iPhone 4.

Acoustic Sound Enhancement
The case design acts as a virtual speaker box, redirecting sound from the bottom of the
iPhone 4 to the front, resulting in a richer, fuller sound quality.

4 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.

Quick Speed
500 milliamps fast charge technology, with an advanced battery for added safety,
as well as 2000 mAh capacity.

Soft-Touch Finish
Sleek design includes a new, soft-touch, rubberized finish and a shock-resistant band.

Choice of Color
The juice pack plus comes in four colors, allowing you to choose the case that
matches your style, including cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

Pass-through USB
Included USB cable enables you to simultaneously charge and sync your iPhone 4
to iTunes without having to remove it from the juice pack plus.

 

 

Mophie Juice Pack Pros

  • Offers double the battery life for your iPhone4
  • Portable charging whenever you need it. No cords to carry around.
  • A very sturdy case that also protects your phone.

Mophie Juice Pack Cons

  • Makes the phone quite a bit thicker and bulkier
  • Makes the iPhone heavier

(neither of these is important in the scope of things)

 


Disclosure: I received a Mophie Juice Pack 4 Plus during CES as a sample. I was not required to write this review in exchange. All opinions are my own.