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Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Review

Our family has 3 iPads, an iPad Mini, an iPhone, 2 iPod Nanos and a Macbook Pro. Forget the Adams family, we’re the Apple family! Our son has been able to operate an iPad since he was 18 months old and it has become an invaluable learning tool. It’s also a life saver in our on-the-go travel life style. Whistler is neither a stranger to air travel or road trips. The iPad is a great way to keep him occupied and happy during long trips. While the iPad does have a great battery, watching videos, opening a million apps (as he tends to do) and playing games does tend to drain the battery.

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Review

But it isn’t just the iPads – I live, breathe and work on my iPhone. Whether I’m decompressing from a long day with a mindless game of Candy Crush, or actually working from my iPhone, it’s a race between Whistler and I to see who will run down their battery first.  When we arrive at our destination, we usually hit the ground running and I simply don’t have time to re-charge everything up.

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation ReviewThis is precisely why portable charging devices have become my best friends. There are numerous portable stations to charge up an iPhone but one capable of giving back hours of entertainment on the iPad? Those are fewer and farther in between. But, the Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation is capable of charging up both! In fact, it can charge my iPhone TWICE!

The powerful 4000 mAh external battery can take on the charging duties of any iDevice (iPhone, iPod, iPad) as well as a variety of USB enabled devices. The powerstation has an output of 2.1 amps and comes equipped with a special high-output battery that supposedly provides ultra-fast charging – up to 4 times faster than traditional USB batteries. I’ll be honest though, in my experience it takes 8+ hours to fully charge when depleted.

My favorite aspect is easily it’s size. The Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation isn’t much larger than my iPhone 5 and features a black soft-touch finish exterior, outer metal band and a four-light “invisible” LED status indicator that lets you know how much juice you have left. Another really great feature is that it can be charged from any high-current USB Port. So when outlets are few and far between (like on press trips) I can charge the Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation right from my Macbook Pro.

On my wishlist of improvements, I would like to see the product provide a complete charge to the iPad. It also does not have pass-through capability, meaning it can not charge my iPhone while it’s charging, and that would be a huge plus.

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Review

Jeana S

Jeana S

Research lab rat turned travel mom, Jeana S writes about gadgets, tech, entertainment, weddings and of course, travel. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and playing robots with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in Ben's underwear drawer.

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83 Comments

  1. July 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    Portable charger or anything that can help extend battery life! :)

  2. Kristi
    July 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    This is very cool and would be ideal for us as we are an Apple Family also. Right now my Otter box is my fav accessory it has been great for my phone. I do believe though that if I was to win this that it would become my new fav!

  3. Sheryl
    July 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm — Reply

    I don’t have a phone. I have an iPad and iPod.

  4. Bill K
    July 14, 2013 at 9:27 am — Reply

    This is a great gadget to have!

  5. Gina H.
    July 14, 2013 at 12:28 am — Reply

    Blue tooth

    • Gina H.
      July 14, 2013 at 12:30 am — Reply

      Sorry duplicate comment, please disregard this one.

  6. Gianna
    July 13, 2013 at 9:13 pm — Reply

    The car charger.

  7. Gina H.
    July 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm — Reply

    Car charger.

  8. Wanda McHenry
    July 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    The bluethooth

  9. mrsshukra
    July 13, 2013 at 12:22 am — Reply

    Charger is very important to me!

  10. Brian E.
    July 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway…Solar Phone Charger !!!

  11. Daraya
    July 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm — Reply

    A phone case!

  12. Jeri Accardo
    July 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm — Reply

    definatly the easy way to charge the phones with that charger, the mophie juicepack powerstation

  13. Callie Pinz
    July 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm — Reply

    a new wallet type case for when I go somewhere and just need my id and phone

  14. sandy weinstein
    July 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm — Reply

    car charger

  15. Beth S.
    July 11, 2013 at 10:52 am — Reply

    Car charger

  16. Ruth m
    July 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm — Reply

    A fun phone case

  17. darla cook
    July 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm — Reply

    Car Charger

  18. Elizabeth K
    July 10, 2013 at 11:23 am — Reply

    My cammo phone case

  19. billjude56
    July 10, 2013 at 6:22 am — Reply

    My Body Suit phone case.

  20. Brett Lacey
    July 10, 2013 at 3:58 am — Reply

    This would be perfect for on the go and when my charging cord isn’t available. Love the Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation. What a cool concept and idea. Brilliant :)

  21. Michele
    July 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    I like the mophie juice pack reserve® – iPod & iPhone 30-pin connector

  22. Dale
    July 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm — Reply

    home button stickers!

  23. Lynda Del
    July 9, 2013 at 8:34 am — Reply

    My pochette is my favorite phone accessory.

  24. Julie M
    July 9, 2013 at 7:47 am — Reply

    Never seen this before. Love how small it is!!

  25. Carol
    July 9, 2013 at 7:23 am — Reply

    I don’t have any accessories.

  26. Lyn H
    July 9, 2013 at 6:58 am — Reply

    I love the GPS app on my phone

  27. Sandy Cain
    July 9, 2013 at 2:59 am — Reply

    Silly me, it’s the case – I am so clumsy!

  28. H. W.
    July 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm — Reply

    My case; it’s basically a suit of armor. I can take my phone with me on rough jobs without worrying about breaking it.

  29. candi doucet
    July 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm — Reply

    I love my blinged out phone cover…

  30. kath g.
    July 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    my earbuds

  31. Mayara Q.
    July 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm — Reply

    my clear protective cover

  32. Kristin Dillingham
    July 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    I love the portable chargers!

  33. July 8, 2013 at 10:40 am — Reply

    I would say my hip holster is my current favorite accessory

  34. July 8, 2013 at 9:05 am — Reply

    I love my Pop handset!

  35. July 8, 2013 at 8:47 am — Reply

    My favorite is earbuds!

  36. Chris Alejandro
    July 8, 2013 at 8:11 am — Reply

    My favorite accessory was a mophie pack I used to have for my iPhone 3

  37. laurie nykaza
    July 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm — Reply

    I have a special case my daughter bought so it wont break

    • natasha756
      July 8, 2013 at 8:36 am — Reply

      I love my docking station – so handy!!

  38. July 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    I would never leave home without my charger.

  39. ANN*H
    July 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm — Reply

    This would be really nice to win for at our house. We surely could use it. Thanks for the giveaway for it.

  40. ANN*H
    July 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm — Reply

    I like my leather case that I have for my phone

  41. zookeeper2013
    July 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    My case is my favorite accessory! That and the fact that my car has bluetooth so I can play internet radio in the car!

  42. Teresa Thompson
    July 6, 2013 at 8:23 am — Reply

    My otterbox case.

  43. Paol Trenny
    July 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm — Reply

    it would be my headphone because i could shut the world off when i am listening to my music

  44. latanya
    July 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    my otterbox case

  45. Deb S
    July 5, 2013 at 6:16 am — Reply

    Has to be the case.

  46. Daniel M
    July 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm — Reply

    my Tough Case by casemate

  47. Austin Baroudi
    July 2, 2013 at 7:58 am — Reply

    My Regular show case!

  48. PatrickJ
    July 2, 2013 at 5:44 am — Reply

    When you drop your phone as often as I do, your otter box better be your favorite accessory and mine is

  49. Margot C
    July 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm — Reply

    I have an awesome silicone case so I’m not quite as worried about dropping it

  50. slehan
    June 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm — Reply

    My phone is not a smart phone. The only thing I use is the charger cable.
    Thanks for the contest.

  51. June 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    My case

  52. June 27, 2013 at 7:26 am — Reply

    My favorite phone accessory is my desk cradle. I like that it sits like an alarm clock on my desk at work!

  53. Shelley
    June 24, 2013 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    My favorite phone accessory is my case – adds personality to my phone and keeps it safe!

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

  54. dave
    June 24, 2013 at 4:39 pm — Reply

    my fav accessory is my case for the protection!

  55. rich morris
    June 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm — Reply

    I love my case b/c it protects the phone

  56. Alicia Chandler
    June 24, 2013 at 4:55 am — Reply

    My favorite accessory is the hands free kit, that allows me to take calls in a more safe manner!

  57. Theresa J
    June 23, 2013 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    My favorite accessory is my case because it protects it from all my abuse

  58. MaryAnn Slaga
    June 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    My favorite is my clock radio. Makes it nice to charge my phone.

  59. June 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm — Reply

    mine is speakers

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