Mophie has today expanded its Charge Force Wireless lineup to include a handful of new cases for iPhone 7/Plus and Galaxy S8/Plus. Unlike previous models, these accessories are leather wrapped for a more stylish look than its traditional hard plastic cases. Not only are Mophie’s latest cases compatible with the Charge Force line, it can can also used with other Qi accessories.
Today’s announcement also brings a new wireless power bank for use with Mophie Charge Force products. Head below for more info on all of today’s releases.
Android has long offered wireless charging on many of its devices. When Mophie first unveiled its Charge Force lineup last year, the add-on cases answered the call for some users that longed for cord-free power-ups. I went hands-on with the first roll out of accessories and I truly though it was a viable option, if you don’t mind going third-party with your charging setup.
Mophie’s decision to introduce leather materials to its wireless charging lineup is sure to be a hit. While Mophie makes some great products, its dependency on plastic hasn’t always resonated with users looking for a more refined experience. Today’s announcement is sure to soothe those concerns.
Now, the new iPhone 7/Plus and Galaxy S8/Plus cases do not have a built-in power bank. These are strictly for charging your device with an external power source. If you’re after on-the-go wireless charging, the aforementioned cases that we reviewed last year have built-in batteries.
The new Powerstation Mini sports a 3000mAh battery that can be attached to the cases today, but does add a bit of bulk. Nonetheless, it will give you a quick power-up while away from home if needed. Of course it functions as a regular power bank too.
iPhone 7/Plus users will have five colors to choose from, including a Product(RED)-esque case, for $59.95. Unfortunately, the Galaxy S8/Plus models will only be shipping in black to begin with. It seems inevitable that Mophie would bring other colors to the Android devices some time down the line.
Each of today’s releases are available for purchase direct from Mophie. There’s also a number of Charge Force accessories, including docks for your desk or car, that can be found on Amazon as well as direct. If you’re going to go all-in on Mophie’s wireless charging lineup, then investing in these other products are probably worth the money, too.