Monday, February 18, 2013
The Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case is the first iPhone 5 battery case to actually market. Or at least that’s what we’ve been promised. For the moment the Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case for iPhone 5 is available in pre-order and it will start selling in Apple stores as of February 19. This makes the Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case the first of almost a dozen iPhone 5 battery cases that actually gets Apple’s OK to market.
Reviews for the Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case agree it is an iPhone 5 battery case that will definitely satisfy the user, at least from an aesthetic point of view. Their battery case for iPhone 5 is about 13 percent thinner than the version the company developed for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. That one was called Air, this one is called Helium, because Helium is lighter than Air. The battery case is 0.59 inch thick and weighs 2.4 ounces, whereas the overall case is 5.49 inches long.
The Mophie Juice Pack Helium Case has cutouts that allow you to use the iPhone 5’s camera lens as well as the Power and Volume buttons. The headphone jack however is quite recessed, but the manufacturer introduced a 3.5mm extender so you can use your favorite headphones without issue. The case comes is silver or dark metallic and it is made from durable plastic with small silicone bumps on the inside so that the iPhone 5’s aluminum back panel won’t scratch.
Mophie’s battery case for iPhone 5 houses the Lightning connector on the inside, down at the bottom, whereas on the outside users can use a micro USB port that connects into the Lightning one for charging and syncing. These are actually two parts that snap together quite easy, not to mention you won’t have to spend money on a Lightning connector compatible cable.
In terms of power, the Mophie Juice Pack Helium case isn’t top of the market. It adds to iPhone 5’s 1,440 mAh in-built battery enough boost for 7 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 30 hours of music playback, 7 hours of movie watching, 6 hours of cellular browsing. On the overall, according to the maker, the Mophie Juice Pack Helium case will prolong your device’s battery life by 80 percent.
The 1500mAH battery inside the Helium case for iPhone 5 does deliver enticing results, but it’s not the most powerful iPhone 5 Battery case announced. Since it is the first announced to actually start selling as of this month, paying $79.95 for 6 extra hours of battery life for your iPhone 5 does seem like the best solution momentarily.