New Outback-Worthy Bruiser Battery From Mophie Will Charge Your iPad [CES 2012]

New Outback-Worthy Bruiser Battery From Mophie Will Charge Your iPad [CES 2012]

New Outback-Worthy Bruiser Battery From Mophie Will Charge Your iPad [CES 2012]LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 — Those studly hex bolts, that rubberized exterior, the thick mass of battery — Mophie’s new Power Station Pro was obviously designed with one idea in mind: keeping your iDevice-laden butt juiced out in the middle of nowhere.

Compared with Mophie’s other batteries it’s a bit of a brick, until you take into account the rubberized, water-and dust-resistant seal and massive, 6000 mAh battery — at which point it actually begins to seem petite.

External battery packs capable of charging iPads are uncommon, as many batteries lack the ability to charge at the 2.1 amps the iPad requires. Most batteries also don’t have the capacity of this bruiser. In theory, 6000 mAh should be enough juice to charge an iPad 2 to just over 80 percent full, or charge an iPhone almost three times over.

The Power Station Pro should come online within the next few months, priced at $100.

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  • joewaylo

    That’s not an iPad in your current picture. Unless they shrank it 3/4s down to fit your hand. From the looks of the pic, it’s an iPhone 4.

  • Greg Thompson

    That is the battery pack not the phone or iPad. 

  • BMWTwisty

    FWIW, I have the Morphie Juice Pack Plus for my 4S and I’m really happy with it.  Performance is superb.  Very long battery life.  After I get my iPad 3 I’d be inclined to pick up one of these Power Stations.

  • BMWTwisty

    Here’s the URL to a pic of the hook-up 

    http://www.mophie.com/v/pr/jpu

  • NeenaMST

    I suppose if you are on the road all day and make heavy use of your iPad – this would be a great solution.

    But the trade off is having to lug that thing around with you.

  • gareth edwards

    you know what, I would trade in all the new gizmos and clever technology for the coming 5 years if they would just crack the battery issue. I know better, smaller and more efficient chips are part of the puzzle but the world of battery tech is still limping along. Somebody, somewhere is going to make a fortune if they can crack it.

  • elimilchman

    It’s actually pretty small, and not very heavy.

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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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