Mophie is known for a range of quality-made accessories for iOS devices and Macs, and up to this point we had a chance of reviewing a couple of their products. However, this company is best known for a range of battery cases, so it was expected that we‘d see compatible products for the newest iPhone generation. We are going to review the Juice Pack Plus, made for iPhone 6 ($120).
This year, Mophie is dealing with a very tough competition. In case you are following MacReview’s articles, then you know that we tested a number of iPhone 6-compatible battery cases. Differently from previous generations, iPhone 6 owners can now choose from a number of affordable and high performing battery cases, whose price range comes somewhere between $50 and $80. As you saw in the previous paragraph, the Juice Pack Plus is priced at $120 and is currently one of the most expensive alternatives, so we were interested in seeing what kind of design and performance this price can offer. Continue reading to learn more.
I was happy to see that the company didn’t simply try to replicate some of their previous generations and try to fit them to the newest iPhone, but instead we have a completely new product. When it comes to the build quality, it is clear this is one of the best cases I’ve tried recently. It doesn’t only provide additional battery life, but also protects the phone as best as any case can.
The installation is very simple. You simply pull a pop-off top part away. Now slide your phone into the larger “slider” part of the case’s body, and return the top part in its original position. It couldn’t be any simpler. The front part of the case comes with a slightly extruded around-the-screen bumper. There’s also a standard-sized chin and small metallic vents for the microphones and speakers. All of the buttons are also properly protected, including the mute slider. As expected, there is the bottom-positioned micro-USB and headphone port.
Before continuing with the performance results, it is also important to be said that we tested the black matte version, while you can also find white and gold variants, which are shinier.
The Juice Pack Plus comes with a 3,300 mAh battery inside, and provides “more than 120% extra battery” – as Mophie stated. The case comes pre-charged, so you can start using it immediately. We used a fully charged case with the fully depleted iPhone 6, so we can get the most accurate results. The battery case performed even better than advertised and was able of bringing 140% of additional charge.
Beautiful design. High capacity battery. Easy installation.