Refreshed Mophie Powerstation batteries bring power, versatility, and style together
Despite selling its products at a premium compared to a number of its competitors, Mophie is apparently the most successful external battery brand in the US. That's due in large part to the company's popular battery cases designed specifically for use alongside Apple's newest iPhones, as well as a sleek and robust line of universal Powerstation charging solutions for handsets, tablets, and other USB devices.
The latest additions to this already extensive family of iOS and Android-compatible power banks include four members of different sizes, each sporting an elegant and durable fabric finish, as well as a shared USB-C input and output port. That basically means you can use the same port to charge the Mophie Powerstation itself and a connected device of your choice. Of course, if said device is an iPhone, you'll also need to buy a USB-C to Lightning cable from Apple or Anker.
Apart from the super-versatile USB-C port, the refreshed Powerstation Mini and "regular" Powerstation also come with an additional USB-A connector, while the Powerstation XL and Powerstation XXL have a grand total of three ports each, including a pair of USB-A connectors. That means you can simultaneously charge multiple mobile devices on the fly, although if you plan on doing that, you should probably purchase one of the larger models to make sure there's enough juice to go around.
On that note, the Mophie Powerstation XXL is an absolute 20,000mAh beast, the Powerstation XL boasts 15,000mAh of energy, while the Powerstation and Powerstation Mini feature humbler 10,000 and 5,000mAh capacity respectively. To put those numbers in context, the iPhone XS Max packs a little over 3,000mAh of juice, while Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 comes with a massive 4,000mAh battery.
Available in multiple colors directly from Mophie with a two-year warranty included and coming soon to Verizon, Best Buy, and T-Mobile, the cheapest variant costs $39.95, with the priciest one setting you back $69.95. The Powerstation XL goes for $59.95, and the standard Mophie Powerstation is up for grabs at $49.95. So, no, these aren't exactly incredibly affordable, but they're robust, versatile, and fairly good-looking.