Mophie iPhone 5 Battery Case Arrives for $79

The Mophie iPhone 5 battery case is available today, as the Mophie Juice Pack Helium for $79.99.

Mophie is one of the best known names in iPhone battery cases, and one of the first iPhone 5 battery cases to make it to market. We expect several other iPhone 5 battery cases to arrive by the middle of the month, but this is one of the first iPhone 5 battery cases shoppers can buy.

The Mophie Juice Pack Helium is thinner and lighter than previous Mophie iPhone battery cases, and still includes a 1500 mAh battery which the company claims will deliver 80% more battery life than just the iPhone 5.

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The Mophie Juice Pack Helium is the company’s new iPhone 5 battery case.

Shoppers can order the Mophie iPhone 5 battery case starting today, though the official launch isn’t until Wednesday. The Mophie Juice Pack Helium for the iPhone 5 comes in Dark Metallic (black) and Silver. The Dark Metallic model ships by February 14th, and the silver model in March.

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The Mophie iPhone 5 battery case connects to the lightning port on the iPhone 5 to charge the phone, and users can then use a common MicroUSB charger to charge both the iPhone 5 and the battery case. Users can sync the iPhone 5 to a computer using a Micro USB Cable so there are few cases where they need to remove it. The back of the case includes a button to turn the battery on and off and LED lights to show the battery life left.

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The Mophie iPhone 5 battery case.

The Mophie Juice Pack Helium includes cutouts for the volume buttons and directs audio forward through “forward-ported” channels that send audio at the user instead of to the side.

There is a moderately large headphone jack opening on the bottom of the case, but as we saw during our quick look at the Mophie iPhone 5 battery case, it may not fit all headphone cords. To remedy this, Mophie includes a headphone pass through cable with the case, to fit larger headphone jacks.

The Mophie iPhone 5 battery case is available direct from Mophie for $79.99 and will likely land on Amazon and at retailers like Best Buy in the coming weeks.