Mophie today announced its new powerstation AC, a high-capacity external battery that includes both integrated AC and USB-C power. As one of the most well-known brands in the iPhone accessory game, Mophie has slowly been expanding its offerings to a variety of other product categories. Today’s announcement is arguably its most compelling release in years as technophiles are carrying more devices than ever before that require a variety of power sources.
The new powerstation AC has a total 22000mAh of juice, which is plenty for most modern day devices like a MacBook, Nintendo Switch or GoPro. In fact, the added AC port really makes it more functional than many alternatives on the market today.
Mophie says its latest power bank will be able to deliver an extra 15-hours of battery life for MacBooks and even more on your iPhone or iPad. The AC outlet is capable of pushing out 100W of power continually, which is line with a typically outlet found in most homes. The built-in USB-C port charges the internal battery at 30W.
A feature called Priority+ Charging delivers pass-through power to the USB-A port before the AC battery starts to regenerate. This is ideal for charging devices at night while also guaranteeing a full battery in the morning to start your day.
Much like its other recent releases, Mophie is wrapping the new powerstation AC in fabric for a more premium look and feel. It also has a premium price. At $199.95, this battery pack comes in at a higher MSRP than nearly every alternative on the market today. Mophie’s has a long history of delivering quality, Apple-friendly products, so I’m sure that it’s banking on name recognition as a means for off-setting the price tag here.
I’ll be going hands-on with Mophie’s latest release over the next week as I travel to CES in Las Vegas. I’m most interested in having the spare battery on-hand for my MacBook while traveling. We all have our choice of external batteries in our bags, but having AC power readily available is particularly attractive here.
The Mophie powerstation AC is available for purchase today with a $199.99 price tag.
MOPHIE ANNOUNCES UNIVERSAL BATTERY WITH AC POWER OUTPUT FOR LAPTOPS AND OTHER PLUG-IN DEVICES
Orange County, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2018) – mophie, a ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG) brand and the #1 external battery brand in the U.S.(1), announced the mophie powerstation AC, a high-capacity external battery with AC power and USB-C PD fast charging for laptops, tablets, smartphones and other devices.
A product video accompanying this release is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH0f-yrK9qI
The USB-C port features 30W USB-PD charging technology. With a 22,000 mAh battery, the powerstation AC provides additional battery life for most USB-C devices, including laptops, and delivers 15 hours of extra battery life for the Apple®MacBook®.
The 100W AC output allows you to conveniently charge laptops, camera batteries, and other devices that normally plug into a wall outlet.
Priority+ Charging provides pass-through power to devices connected to the USB-A port first before the powerstation AC battery starts to recharge. A premium fabric wrap provides a comfortable feel, and protection against scratches when stowing the battery away while charging.
The mophie powerstation AC is available now at mophie.com for $199.95.
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mophie, the #1 selling battery case manufacturer in the US, is a California-based, award-winning designer and manufacturer that empowers the mobile world to Stay Powerful. Widely acclaimed for innovative mobile solutions, mophie is the proud developer of the original juice pack. mophie products are recognized for style and engineered for performance, providing a seamless integration of hardware, software and design. mophie has operations in California, Michigan, Netherlands, Hong Kong, and China. mophie products are available in more than 130 countries, and can be found at Apple, Best Buy, Verizon, and T-Mobile stores, as well as Sprint and other leading retailers. Visit mophie.com and follow us on Facebook, twitter,and Instagram (@mophie).
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