Mophie Releases New Rugged Juice Pack Pro
Mophie’s Juice Pack battery cases have long been the staple of life extending iPhone enclosures. With their new Mophie Juice Pack Pro ($129) the company looks to make a stab at the extreme iPhone owner.
The device literally looks like you could shoot it, and your iPhone would be unscathed, or transform into a small Autobot and fight back. Mophie claims the case features “an impact and environmental-resistant design that exceeds military specification MIL-STD 810G, which tests products across a broad range of conditions including altitude, shock, and exposure to high and low temperatures, rain, humidity, sand, dust, and even gunfire vibration.” Pretty heavy duty. Maybe this is the iPhone case border patrol officers need.
The Pro case also features a 2500 mAh lithium-ion battery which Mophie claims adds 150 percent extra battery to the iPhone 4/4S, and is the largest battery case Mophie currently offers. The casing itself is polycarbonate with a silicone protective wrap and waterproof speaker cover. The unit includes a USB pass-through and accompanying cable so users can charge and sync their phone without removing it from the case.
Personally, I’ve never liked the size of the Otterbox cases or similar offerings, but the added functionality of a giant battery justifies the added girth. Honestly though, what happens when larger Android phones and future iPhone get this type of case treatment. Will phones no longer be pocketable?
Although, Mophie does include a belt clip as a solution if you’re into that kinda thing.