Between constantly checking my e-mail, sending out information via Twitter, helping out with the Florida Garrison’s Facebook page, and my son’s love of Angry Birds, my iPhone battery doesn’t last a full day. I loved the reviews on the Mophie Juice Pack Plus for the iPhone and I really wanted to try it out. My only issue with the case was the lack of protection it gave the screen. As soon as I learned they had a rugged version in the making, I jumped at the chance to check it out.
The Juice Pack Pro case gives the extra protection I need to keep my iPhone from becoming a shiny doorstop.
The color and markings on the back had more than one person thinking it was a Batman themed case.
When it comes to my tech, I like to test all of the ins and outs. I performed two tests. In both tests, the first thing I did was to get my iPhone and the case to a 100% charge and then I let my iPhone drain to a certain amount.
For the first test, I let my phone reach 20% and then I let the case take over. Here are the results:
The Mophie case was turned on 5:42pm and my iPhone had a 20% charge. After 38 minutes, the phone was at a 44% charge. It reached 100% after 2 hours and 55 minutes. I would like to add that during this time, the phone was used minimally and the case still had half a charge left in it once the iPhone was done charging.
The second test I did, I allowed my phone to get a little more drained.
This time the Mophie case was turned on at 11:54am and my iPhone had a 5% charge. After 1 hour and 17 minutes, my iPhone was at 49%. After 2 hours and 27 minutes, it was at 86%. Finally after a total time of 3 hours and 6 minutes, it was at 100%.
During the second test, I used my phone actively for most of the time it was being charged. After this test, the case was almost fully drained. This is probably because I used the phone while it was charging and I made it work a little bit harder to get it back up to 100%.
The way you use the case is up to you. You can either start out using the built in battery and start using your iPhone battery after it drains. Or, you can use your iPhone battery until it drains and use the case as a backup. My only complaint about this case is the clip. More than once I would put it in the clip and it would slip out.
Either way, this case performed beyond my expectations!
You can pick up the Mophie Juice Pack Pro for iPhone 4/4S on Amazon for around $100, and let me tell you, it is well worth it.