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  • Mophie Juice Pack for iPod Touch 2G, Double Your Playtime!





    Recently, I reviewed the Mophie Juice Pack 3G, which was an awesome external battery for the iPhone 3G which doubled its juice. Now, Mophie has recently launched the Juice Pack Touch 2G, which is an external battery option for iPod Touch 2G.

    If you look at the pictures and site description, they look quite similar - but there’s a massive difference.

    The color scheme is the same as the Mophie Juice Pack 3G but the dimensions vary greatly! This is due to the fact that the battery Touch 2G Juice Pack houses the battery at the bottom instead of back. This means that though it maintains the thin design of Touch 2G to a great extent but adds a lot to the height. Another reason for this could be the headphone port. In the iPhone 3G, the headphone port is at the top while in the Touch 2G, it’s at the bottom. As you plug in the Mophie, it will insert the headphone pin into the port, disabling the speaker, which means that the only way to listen to any kind of music or noise will be plugging in the earphone to the Mophie’s output. I don’t blame the company for this as the design by Apple makes the task really complex to achieve.

    Another gripe I have with this Juice Pack is though it doubles the battery it puts the iPod on “power“ rather than “charging” it. It charges the iPod only when it’s attached to a PC, with iTunes installed, at the same time. When I asked the company about the issue, they informed me that the iPod Touch uses a different resistor from iPhone that causes it not to “charge”.

    Overall, I have not had as great an experience with this Juice Pack as I did with the 3G one - but it’s still on my iPod all the time as I play a lot of games. So, if you’re the same, the minor defects won’t hurt you. You can get the Juice Pack 2G from Mophie for 99$, which is a bit more but I recommend it to the regular users and iPod gamers.
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mophie Juice Pack for iPod Touch 2G, Double Your Playtime! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      Quote Originally Posted by sos11 View Post
      If you need to charge it once every 1.5days then you can charge it over night. This is designed for people whose batteries run out in 5-7 hours or during their day. As long as you remember to charge at night you dont NEED a 100 battery charger. I made my own for the 1g for about 12 bucks that works fine for emergency charging with 4 rechargable AA. Its not as pretty but it gets the job done.
      I typically do charge it every night, its just annoying when I forget to charge it at night. The emergency charger you said you made sounds like a fun project, could you give me instructions on what you did to make it?
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by lightmaster View Post
      Is this Juice Pack compatible with the iTouch 1G? I know there is a small difference in the size of the 1st gen iTouch and the 2nd gen iTouch, but will the 1st gen fit inside this? If it is compatible, I think this would be well worth it since I use wifi and play games enough on my iTouch that I have to charge it every day and a half.
      Sorry but it's not compatible with Touch 1G though they have a separate model for Touch 1G at mophie - iPhone Battery, iPod Cases, iPhone accessories and more! - Juice Pack - iPod touch 1st Gen Check that out if you looking to buy one

      Quote Originally Posted by sos11 View Post
      If you need to charge it once every 1.5days then you can charge it over night. This is designed for people whose batteries run out in 5-7 hours or during their day. As long as you remember to charge at night you dont NEED a 100 battery charger. I made my own for the 1g for about 12 bucks that works fine for emergency charging with 4 rechargable AA. Its not as pretty but it gets the job done.
      Would love to have a look at yours Post the pic here please.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Only works with the 2G?! Crap. At least there is one for the 1G
    1. loop4444's Avatar
      loop4444 -
      Thats pretty cool...would be usefull for a roadtrip or long night out drinking
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      Only works with the 2G?! Crap. At least there is one for the 1G
      Check the 1G version at their site. mophie - iPhone Battery, iPod Cases, iPhone accessories and more! - Welcome