We think it’s a little odd for a company that only makes Apple—related products to label one of said products with the words “Apple Edition.” But that’s what they’re calling the new, slightly different version of their marquis Juice Pack Air iPhone 4 backpack battery.
The difference? The new version has an open-top design, with the small, snap-on part of the case moved to the bottom. Same functions, same 1500 mAh battery, same $80 price.
Why did they do this, you ask? Mophie says the new case was prompted by a request from Apple. Next they’ll be asking that any new iPad cases come with cupholders.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.