Mophie’s iPhone battery cases with Wireless charging
Wireless charging has been rumored to be featured on the upcoming iPhone 7. Even though, the technology of wireless charging has been around for some years, only Android users have been able to really enjoy and benefit from the feature. With the inclusion of wireless charging in the Apple watch, the company is now headed towards the direction of more devices sporting this technology. But what about the Apple users, who have an older or current production device that doesn’t feature wireless charging?
Thankfully, iOS users who own an iPhone 6/6S or the iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus can charge their smartphones wirelessly with the latest battery case from Mophie. The company is known for their battery cases which are quite popular among iPhone users, given the mediocre battery life of smartphones nowadays. Mophie has launched Charge Force, a range of new Juice Pack battery cases which support wireless charging along with 50 percent extra battery life.
Just like Mophie’s earlier wireless cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, the new iPhone cases are compatible with almost any wireless charging standard on the market, including Qi and Powermat. The Charge Force Juice Pack battery cases also sport integrated magnets, which keeps them attached to their included charging bases. These battery cases are about the same size as the standard Juice Pack and sell for $100 for the iPhone 6/6S version. The battery case for the iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus will retail for $129.
Mophie is also providing some accessories for the battery cases, a dock for the desk and a vent mount for the car. The pads use magnets to help keep your phone safely and securely connected, either vertically or horizontally. This is especially useful in a car, where you literally just have to touch your encased phone to the vent mount to charge wirelessly and keep your phone secure. The mounts sell for $59 each and will also work with Mophie’s wireless charging battery cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge.
The company said that although smartphone customers have been asking for wireless charging for quite some time, it was important to wait for the market to be ready. Ross Howe, vice president of marketing at Mophie said, “Mophie is pretty synonymous with mobile charging and battery cases in general, and people have been asking for years [about our attitude toward wireless charging].”
Howe said that a year ago, nobody used to bother asking about wireless charging, but today it is the number one demand from customers. “Honestly, we didn’t feel there was enough pull there from the consumer, or the infrastructure out there,” he added.
Mophie will be making wireless charging a standard feature in all future battery cases. Customers will have the luxury of wireless charging apart from a bigger battery for their smartphones. The company credits device manufacturers like Samsung, as well as restaurant chains such as Starbucks and McDonald’s who are now supporting wireless charging.