Mophie intros the Space Pack iPhone case: double your battery life... and storage!


The Mophie Space Pack case for the iPhone was just announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, and it is one of those ideas that have you slap yourself on the forehead after exclaiming "Brilliant!".

Besides the typical for the Mophie Juice Pack series 1700 mAh embedded battery pack that doubles the battery life of your phone, in addition to protecting it from the daily wear and tear, the Space Pack also supplements the default storage amount of your iPhone 5 or 5s with your choice of 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory more.

This storage can be accessed via the dedicated Mophie iOS Space app, so you can load the case with more music, videos or files to use on the go, or free up the iPhone's own storage for, say, more video footage during your vacation. The app lets you organize your content into categories for easier search and navigation, and also supports AirPlay and AirDrop, letting you send or stream the media files to another user or device, like an Apple TV, for instance.

"We wanted to create a product that enables iPhone users to truly enhance their experience by solving some of the core limitations of smartphones," clarified Daniel Huang, the Mophie CEO. "With an iPhone case that provides the charging solution and low-profile protective design expected from Mophie, we've taken the next step and developed an entirely new category, pushing the increasing trend toward mobile computing even further."

The 16 GB Mophie Space Pack version will go for $149.95 when it launches about two months from now, while the 32 GB will run you $179.95. Not cheap, but considering the Mophie build quality, and the fact that each storage upgrade costs at least a Benjamin with Apple, and a decent battery case will run you at least $80, the convenience of a Space Pack might seem like a bargain... or not. What do you think?

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16 Comments

1. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

It turns out that companies can think if they worked on it

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Breakthrough!!! Finally expandable storage on iPhones along with damage protection and extra battery life. Mophie really deserves the credit..

8. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Such a simple idea, yet no one ever thought of it. Great work by Morphie

3. PigglyWiggly

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

See this is an awesome accessory for Iphone. And I'm An Android Fanboy

4. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

That is a really cool case. Kudos to Mophie.

5. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Interesting, how does the storage connect to iPhone, wireless or through the lightening connector port or something ?

6. Amw86

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

Great Idea but what a joke, complete ripoff

10. phonetekmek

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

How so?

11. Amw86

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

far far far too expensive..I'd expect 128GB of storage for that price a $20 case a $20 battery and about $25 worth of storage..and thats overshooting it at that.

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I hate myself. I thought of this a few years ago. Should have drawn it on a damn napkin and ran down to the patent office. Bastards. Oh, well. Good for them, this WILL sell. The price is steep, though.

9. phonetekmek

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

The non memory version goes for 99.99 so its not steep in that perspective. Its like buying a spare battery, a case, and a memory card.

12. Amw86

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

You can get all of that for less than what they charge for there stuff, overpriced bleh

13. gnotch

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 31, 2013

This is really great, i would definitely buy this!

14. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

It strikes me as a little silly that people buy this phone with battery life that isn't sufficient for their needs, and to deal with that, they buy an 80 to 120 dollar case in addition to this 200 dollar phone. If they need more storage, then they finally have another option, but they have to pay an extra 150 bucks for it. There are better solutions that are cheaper. With all that said, at least there is one option now.

15. shiv179

Posts: 153; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Taking this one step further, how about creating a similar case but with an SD card slot? I doubt it will add to the thickness of the case.

16. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

How does iTunes know to access the storage on this case during the sync process once you've run out of memory on the phone itself?

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