The Good, The Bad And The Gluey
After buying and using the The Mophie Juice Pack for two weeks, here are my views on it.
My iPhone slides downward into the Juice Pack and connects to a 30-pin dock connector that is similar to the Apple iPhone dock. Everything on the iPhone is accessible when the the iPhone is docked. It does not block the camera or any other peripherals. When I plug the iPhone in, the battery icon changes to the “Charging Icon”. Once docked, my iPhone will run off of the Juice Pack juice until the charge is depleted. From that point on, I can actually remove the Juice Pack and continue running the fully charged built-in iPhone battery.
The Mophie Juice Pack gives me what I always wanted for my iPhone, which is an extended battery life. I get about 12 hours when both the iPhone and the Juice Pack is fully charged. In that 12 hours, I can play my music, watch movies and surfing the web with no sluggishness.
The Juice Pack comes in one piece and my iPhone fits right onto it very tightly, so there is no slipping.
The Juice Pack is a very sleek and fashionable design with a velvety, rubber type coating and rubber strip grips on the sides.
The Juice Pack has a bit of protection for the bottom and back portions of the iPhone.
The Juice Pack inside is a cheese-soft neon green colour which makes it easier to find in my bag of gadgets.
My biggest problem with The Mophie Juice Pack is, I can not find a case to fit the iPhone while the Juice Pack is attached.
The Juice Pack offers some protection to the bottom and back parts of the iPhone, but the screen and top portions of the iPhone are exposed and I am starting to see scratches on my iPhone.
The velvety rubber type coating on the Juice Pack scratches way too easily and is prone to nicks and tarnish on the edges. This could be prevented if the Juice Pack had a thin case.
The Mophie Juice Pack charges the iPhone but not while the Juice Pack is being charged. In order to charge both the iPhone and the Juice Pack at the same time, I must plug them both in separately.
I can not do any syncing while the Juice Pack is connected to my iPhone.
The Juice Pack is thick and bulky, and it is so tight, that it is almost impossible to remove it from the iPhone. I found a technique for removing the iPhone from the Juice Pack, but the position I must get into and the faces I make while doing this, is very unladylike, so instead I take my boyfriend with me as a backup to remove the Juice Pack for me.
The Mophie Juice Pack rubber strip grips on the sides, peel off easily. I have to constantly stick it back into it's place.
When the Juice Pack is warmed up, the glue from the strip grips melts and spills out on to the Juice Pack and on my fingers, which makes a sticky mess.
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