Keeping your phone juiced up has been a concern for consumers since the advent of smartphones. Gone are the days of clamshells that could last for days or weeks on a single charge. Now, most consumers have to charge every day, plugging in at work and at night. It's a small inconvenience in the grand scheme of things, but if you do it dozens of times a day, it can be a hassle.
Mophie, best known for its battery cases and battery packs, has announced wireless charging accessories for the Apple iPhone 6s/6 and 6s Plus /6 Plus. The new product line includes the juice pack wireless, a compact wireless charging battery case that's compatible with all wireless charging standards including Qi, a charge force desk mount, and the charge force vent mount for cars.
The mounts are designed to hold a 5.5-inch phone with any Mophie wireless charging case upright; both come with embedded magnets to hold the device in place. The desk mount has a pedestal mount that allows it to shift into landscape position and have multiple viewing angles. The vent mount has a four-prong mount, allowing it to fit over a car's air vent.
The Mophie juice pack wireless is available at mophie.com, BestBuy.com, and Best Buy retail stores starting at $99.95. The vent mount is on sale now, and you can pre-order the desk mount, both for $59.95.
"Wireless charging is being integrated into our lives at coffee shops, restaurants, airports, in furniture, cars and so on," said Shawn Dougherty, Mophie COO and co-founder. "By providing a diverse range of wireless charging options, we've taken the performance and convenience of mobile power even further."
Until we see Apple adopt truly wireless charging, the Mophie wireless packs are the best bet for Apple users seeking wireless charging. Rival Samsung has offered wireless charging with its devices since the Galaxy S6. The adoption of wireless charging technology is likely to become more widespread, with Ikea offering wireless charging furniture and Starbucks offering countertop-charging mats.