One Mophie Battery to Go Coming Right Up; Want a Side of Maps With That?

One Mophie Battery to Go Coming Right Up; Want a Side of Maps With That?

So we’re all pretty aware by now that the iPhone has regressed back to it’s 3GS days and become a bit of an energy pig again. Battery-maker Mophie is appealling to a group of people who’d feel this most keenly — namely, the outdoor set, who tend to use the iPhone’s juice-sucking GPS — with the Mophie Outdoor ($120) battery for the iPhone 4/S.

If the Outdoor looks like a Mophie Juice Pack Plus, well, that’s because it is. The extra $20 nets you a year’s subscription that goes along with Mophie’s new free Mophie Outdoor app (based on the AccuTerra GPS app) which adds mapping and social network features; by itself, the subscription is $30 and can be had through in-app purchase.

The battery case itself (either the Outdoor or the identical Juice Pack Plus) is good for about a full iPhone charge, says Mophie, and should come in handy out in the boonies.

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Eli MilchmanWhen 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.

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