Just a few weeks after it announced the Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5, Mophie has announced the new Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5. The Air promises to double the phone’s battery life for $99.95.
Mophie claims the new Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5 can add 100 percent more battery life to the iPhone 5. The Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5 only adds up to 60 percent more battery life. The Juice Pack Air holds a 1700 mAh battery, while the Juice Pack Helium has a 1500 mAh battery.
The extra battery inside the Juice Pack Air makes the iPhone 5 battery case larger than the Juice Pack Helium. The Juice Pack Air is 0.11-inches wider and 0.04-inches thicker than the Juice Pack Helium. The Juice Pack Air is 2.60-inches wide, 5.54-inches tall, and 0.60-inches thick.
The thickness of the Juice Pack Air is most noticeable on the iPhone 5, as it double the thickness of the phone. The case also makes the phone taller and wider, which some users may dislike.
Unlike the Juice Pack Helium, the Juice Pack Air covers the volume buttons, mute switch and power button of the iPhone 5. Users can only access the buttons through the buttons Mophie added to the case.
The Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5 comes in three colors: black, white and red. The black model will ship in 7-10 days, while the red and white models will ship on March 22.
All three models will sell for $99.95, which is $20 more than the Juice Pack Helium.
For an extra $20, the price is likely worth it for some users, but not everyone will want the added bulk of the Juice Pack Air. Users who just need a little extra battery to get through their day may prefer the less expensive Juice Pack Helium. Users who run out of battery on their iPhone 5 in the middle of the day will likely prefer the Juice Pack Air.