Mophie's new space packs add battery life and storage to the latest iOS devices
When it comes to our phones, we could all probably use a little extra battery power and storage space. If you’re an iOS user, Mophie's new versions of its space pack for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad mini can help out with both.
Similar to previous products in the space pack line, the new devices combine Mophie’s traditional battery packs with a wireless hard drive. The result is something that gives you a bit more juice and a significant amount of additional space to store your photos, videos and music.
The space pack for iPhone 6 adds a 3,300 mAh battery, doubling the current battery life of your phone, while the case for the iPhone 6 Plus adds a smaller 2,600 mAh that can bring you 50 percent more life. Both have storage capacity options of 32 GB, 64 GB and 128GB. The 128 GB version is enough space to hold 56 hours of video, 64,000 photos and 36,000 songs.
The iPad mini case has 64 GB and 128GB storage options, and comes packing a 7,000 mAh battery, enough juice to keep the tablet going twice as long as without it. Mophie's press materials aren't specific about which iPad minis it's compatible with, but the iPad mini 3 is pictured in some of its press shots, which would also make it compatible with the same-sized iPad mini 2.
The original iPad mini had a 4 percent thinner design, so a case that fits the newer models would likely be a little loose on that late 2012 model.
If you’re an Android device owner, Mophie announced a little something that could work for your gear as well. The company’s new spacestation works as both a portable battery and a wireless hard drive for iOS and Android devices, as well as Macs and PCs. Not a case, this portable (external) pack comes in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB storage options with a 6,000 mAh battery you can use to charge up USB-powered devices.
All of the devices are on sale today. The iPhone 6 versions of the case and spacestation start at US$150 for the 32 GB version and top out at $300 for the 128 GB version. The iPad mini version starts at $200 for the 32 GB version and tops out at $400 for 128 GB of storage.