Everyone and their grandmother has a portable battery pack for extra smartphone juice these days, but they're usually dinky little 5,000mAh units with no claims to fame aside from their low prices. Mophie's Powerstation AC, however, is quite different, what with its 22,000mAh capacity, AC plug, USB Type-C PD, and so on. It's now discounted to $139.96, a $60 drop from its $199.95 MSRP. Read More
Just ahead of this year's CES, Mophie announced a massive 22,000mAh battery capable of spitting both 30W USB-PD over Type-C and 100W over a standard AC outlet, all in a relatively dinky 7.5" x 4.5" x 1.1" package. It even had what looked like a swanky gray fabric shell, so our interest was certainly piqued. The only real potential drawback we noted at the time was the price. $199.95 is pretty serious cash for a 22,000mAh battery.
Since then, the battery has been marked down to ~$125 on Amazon. Now that I've had a chance to play with one for a while, I can say that it's a great battery, but depending on your use case it might not be a great value. Read More