Mophie 10,000 mAh MagSafe battery is ideal for video creators [Review]

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Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand review
The Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand looks good on a desk but is ready for on the go, including as part of a video setup.
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The Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand offers 10,000 mAh — enough to come close to recharging an iPhone 13 twice. It uses MagSafe so handset and charger cling together. And it has a kickstand, making it useful even when your handset is fully charged. If all that wasn’t enough, a tripod socket lets you make this power bank part of your video setup.

I tested all the features of the external battery to be sure there’re ready for real-world use. Here’s how this accessory stood up.

Last chance! Win a Mophie battery pack that’ll recharge your iPhone and your car [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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powerstation go rugged line from Mophie
Mophie's powerstation go rugged line charges, jump starts and lights the way.
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This week we’re giving away four rugged and powerful battery packs from Mophie’s powerstation go rugged lineup.

Mophie’s go rugged portable batteries aren’t just for iPhones and iPads. They are powerful enough to start full-size vehicles, including trucks and boats.

There are four different styles to choose from: a flashlight-cum-battery pack; one with a built-in air pump; one that can power small appliances; and a super portable pack that can still fire up a monster truck.

If you want to be super prepared and fully charged, make sure and enter this week’s giveaway. Four lucky winners will each win one powerstation go rugged portable battery.

This MagSafe-compatible desk stand keeps your iPhone ready to go [Review]

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Mophie Snap+ Wireless Charging Stand review
The Mophie Snap+ Wireless Charging Stand juices up your iPhone 12 and looks good doing it.
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Just place your iPhone 12 on the Mophie Snap+ Wireless Charging Stand and the two will cling together magnetically thanks to the MagSafe system. The stand makes it easier to see the iPhone’s screen on portrait or landscape mode, and your handset is getting recharged at the same time.

I’ve used accessory on my desk for close to a week now. Here’s why I like it.

Mophie clip-on power bank costs half what Apple’s does [Review]

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Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini review
The Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini is quite small for something that doubles the battery life of an Phone 12.
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Double your iPhone 12’s battery life by attaching the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini. The two devices connect magnetically with Apple’s MagSafe system, and power flows wirelessly. It’s really simple.

I took the 5000 mAh power bank on a recent holiday to truly put it to the test. It came though with flying colors. And it costs far, far less than Apple’s similar MagSafe Power Bank.

Mophie’s MagSafe car vent charger easily powers your iPhone on the road [Review]

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Mophie Snap+ Wireless Vent Mount reviews
The Mophie Snap+ Wireless Vent Mount is unobtrusive but holds and charges an iPhone 12 well.
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Mophie Snap+ Wireless Vent Mount uses Apple’s MagSafe system not only to recharge your iPhone but also let the handset magnetically cling to your car’s dash.

I did some road tests with it, as well as the Mophie Snap Vent Mount, a very similar device that doesn’t include wireless charging. Here’s how they performed.

Mophie goes into iPhone MagSafe accessories in a big way

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Mophie goes into iPhone MagSafe accessories in a big way
The Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini is just one of many new MagSafe-compatible accessories for iPhone 12.
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Mophie just took the wraps off an extensive collection of accessories that take advantage of the MagSafe system of magnets in the iPhone 12 series. This includes portable batteries, stands, charging pads and vent mounts.

High school student makes impressive 3D renders of big-time Mac leaks [Setups]

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Ian Zelbo's monitor shows a render of a leaked MacBook Air concept he worked on with Jon Prosser. on.
Ian Zelbo's monitor shows a render of a leaked MacBook Air concept he worked on with Jon Prosser.
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It’s not every day you come across a high school student running a successful tech-based business – never mind one whose 3D renderings are routinely seen by thousands of people. But that’s the case with 17-year-old New Yorker Ian Zelbo and his RendersbyIan.

His detailed and realistic renders of leaked tech products, including Macs, get loads of exposure on social media from his clients, the likes of Jon Prosser of @FrontPageTech and Sam Kohl of iupdate.

Mophie clip-on power bank charges your iPhone on the go [Review]

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Mophie Juice Pack Connect review
The Mophie Juice Pack Connect is bulky, but the clip-on battery is easily removable.
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Attach the Mophie Juice Pack Connect to your iPhone to significantly increase the battery life. And replace it with a ring holder/stand when you want a slim handset again.

I put this clip-on battery system to the test. Here’s how it stood up.

Mophie’s massive mat charges 4 devices at once [Review]

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The Mophie 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Mat has room for 3 iPhones.
Mophie 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Mat has room for multiple iPhones, AirPods and more.
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The Mophie 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Mat is for households with lots of devices that need power. It can handle multiple iPhones and AirPods cases simultaneously, and it designed to make correctly aligning them easy. And there’s even an option for Apple Watch.

I put this multi-device charger to the test. Here’s how it stood up to regular use.