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New mophie Juice Pack battery case keeps iPhone 15 series going

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mophie juice pack for iPhone 15 series
mophie's renewed juice pack keeps iPhone 15 series handsets powered up.
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Zagg-owned mobile-accessories maker mophie let loose a blast from the past with a fresh twist at CES Monday, rolling out its re-engineered Juice Pack cellphone battery case to keep iPhone 15 series handsets charged anywhere.

And the company, which has made Juice Pack products since the first iPhone launched in 2007, also let everyone know its Qi2 Snap+ Powerstation Mini with Stand won a CES 2024 Innovation Award.

Keep Apple devices ready to go with mophie’s convenient 3-in-1 travel charger [Updated review] ★★★★

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Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe version 2★★★★
The new version of the mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe is even more capable.
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Roll out the mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe and it’s ready to juice up your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods. Just drop the devices on their appropriate wireless charging mat. And, to make it easier to take on the road, the accessory comes with a carrying case.

I used the original 2022 model, and mophie introduced a new version in late 2023. I retested the multidevice travel charger to see how quickly it wirelessly powers up a variety of Apple products and how easy it is to carry around. Here are my updated results.

Last chance to win a 3-in-1 MagSafe travel charger from mophie [Cult of Mac Giveaway]

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This mophie 3-in-1 travel charger is perfect for travelers with multiple Apple gadgets.
This charger is perfect for travelers with multiple Apple gadgets.
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This week’s Cult of Mac giveaway prize is a mophie 3-in-1 MagSafe travel charger that retails for $149.95. The compact charger is perfect for anyone with a busy schedule who’s on the go. You can charge multiple devices simultaneously at maximum speed with this great fold-up Apple accessory.

The 3-in-1 charger can juice up an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods all at once. It comes with a handy travel pouch to keep everything securely together, plus a USB-C cable and a wall adapter. Enter below for your chance to win — we’re giving away three of these excellent travel chargers.

This brilliant iPad stylus also works with iPhone [Review] ★★★★

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Zagg Pro Stylus 2 review★★★★
Zagg's new iPad stylus is just right for students and businesspeople.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Zagg Pro Stylus 2 is ready to help you take handwritten notes on an iPad and sketch out your ideas, too. Or you can use it on your iPhone — don’t try that with Apple Pencil.

It wirelessly charges on the edge of an Apple tablet, and that’s just one of the tricks it can do.

I tested the Pro Stylus 2 with my iPad Pro and iPhone 15 and came away pleased.

Mophie’s new 3-in-1 MagSafe charger extends for FaceTime calls

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You can raise, lower and tilt the iPhone MagSafe charging pad.
You can raise, lower and tilt the iPhone MagSafe charging pad.
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The new Mophie 3-in-1 Extendable Stand with MagSafe features a tilting charging pad that telescopes upward from its base to help you position your iPhone for the best FaceTime calls.

And with charging spots for Apple Watch and AirPods, you can power up three devices at the same time.

iPhone 15: How pro can Apple go? [The CultCast]

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The CultCast episode 613: iPhone 15 Pro is so pro ...
Titanium FTW!
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: The first reviews of iPhone 15 Pro rave about everything from the phenomenal titanium finish to the fantastic 5x zoom. Sounds like Tim Cook has another winner on his hands.

Also on The CultCast:

  • Loads of great new iOS 17 and iPhone 15 features fly below the radar. We discuss some of our faves.
  • Apple’s new FineWoven cases, on the other hand, sound like a huge, synthetic miss.
  • Some haters are trying to get “Printgate” started, but we can’t believe iPhone 15 Pro’s sweet titanium frame is gonna be a fingerprint magnet.
  • With tvOS 17, the Apple TV finally gets a no-brainer capability: FaceTime calls.

Listen to this week’s episode of The CultCast in the Podcasts app or your favorite podcast app. (Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you like it!) Or watch the video live stream, embedded below.

Shield your iPhone 15 with Zagg’s toughest screen protector yet [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Zagg XTR3 screen protector box. Edge to edge protection protecting your screen from any accidental drops.
The XTR3's edge-to-edge protection shields your iPhone screen from damaging drops.
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The much-anticipated iPhone 15 is here! If you’re one of the lucky owners, you’ll want to ensure it’s fully protected. In collaboration with Zagg, Cult of Mac is thrilled to present this week’s giveaway, offering three fortunate individuals the opportunity to keep their screens immaculate with the new Glass XTR3 Screen Protector.

It’s Zagg’s toughest screen protector yet!

mophie joins the parade of new Qi2 wireless charging accessories

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mophie joins the parade of new Qi2 accessories
mophie took the wraps off its first four Qi2 accessories designed for both iPhone and Android.
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Add mophie (and its parent company Zagg) to the list of accessory-makers jumping on the Qi2 bandwagon. It unveiled a collection of wireless chargers that use the new standard that’s heavily based on Apple’s MagSafe, including magnetic attachment.

Both Belkin and Anker also announced Qi2-compatible products designed to work equally well for iPhone and Android.

Zagg’s new Bluetooth keyboard also does wireless charging [Review] ★★★★☆

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Zagg Pro Keyboard 12 review★★★★☆
This new Zagg Pro keyboard uses Bluetooth and wireless charging.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Zagg Pro Keyboard 12 is a slim, lightweight desktop keyboard that uses Bluetooth so no data cable is required. And it also charges wirelessly so it never needs a cable of any kind.

The accessory can be paired with multiple devices, and switch easily between them.

I tested the membrane keyboard in my home office for several weeks. Here’s what it’s like in real-world use.

Zagg’s colorful new stylus works with both iPhone and iPad

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Zagg Pro Stylus 2
The Zagg Pro Stylus 2 does most of what Apple Pencil does, but costs less.
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There are plenty of iPad styli, and also lots of iPhone ones. The just-launched Zagg Pro Stylus 2 is both. The colorful accessory also stands out from the crowd (and the original version) with wireless charging.

It works with a wide variety of iPad models, and launched Tuesday at a price well below Apple Pencil.

Zagg’s new keyboard lineup covers range of sizes with something for everyone

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Zagg Pro Keyboard 15
The new Zagg Pro keyboards use Bluetooth and wireless charging.
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Zagg just launched a line of Bluetooth desktop keyboards that range in size from 12 inches all the way up to 17 inches, with larger models adding a numberpad and function keys. And they really don’t need wires, as they also charge wirelessly

In addition, the new keyboard lineup includes one designed specifically to plug into the Lightning port of an iPad. And there’s a USB-C variant, too.

Latest mophie powerstation more than doubles iPhone battery life [Review] ★★★★☆

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mophie powerstation (2023) review★★★★☆
This relatively inexpensive power bank from movie can add days of use to your devices.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The 2023 version of the mophie powerstation packs in 10,000 mAh and a trio of USB ports to charge your Apple or Android devices. It can keep an iPhone 14 going for a weekend, or give a boost to a MacBook or iPad.

I put the external battery to through testing to see how well it stands up to real-world use.

Hit the road with Mophie’s new MagSafe car mount for iPhone

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Mophie's new wireless charging vent mount with MagSafe works with iPhone 12 series handsets or newer.
Mophie's new wireless charging vent mount with MagSafe works with iPhone 12 series handsets or newer.
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If you want to use your iPhone while you drive, it’s best to go hands-free with a mount. Zagg subsidiary Mophie rolled out two choices Monday, a MagSafe-compatible magnetic vent mount and a MagSafe-certified wireless charging vent mount.

“The magnetic and wireless charging vent mounts from mophie are each designed to enhance the driving experience,” said Brad Bell, senior vice president of global marketing at ZAGG. “No matter the use case, mophie helps connected drivers keep their iPhone secure and in line-of-sight.”

How to turn your iPad into an iMac

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Make your iPad into an iMac with Elago's beautiful magnetic stand
Your iPad can also be a stylish iMac mini with this stand.
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If you love your iPad, there’s no reason to buy a second computer. Add a few accessories and the tablet transforms into an iMac mini — a small desktop computer easily up to personal use.

I use an iPad as my primary computer, so I have some recommendations for items to take your tablet to the next level.

Winner’s choice! Enter to win any mophie product [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Winner's choice! The mophie 4-in-1 wireless charging mat is just one of your options if you win this week's giveaway.
Winner's choice! The mophie 4-in-1 wireless charging mat is just one of your options if you win this week's giveaway.
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The giveaway this week is slightly different, as we teamed up with Zagg to give five lucky winners the opportunity to choose their own prize from the extensive lineup of mophie products.

If you’re one of the randomly selected winners, you’ll get to select whatever you like from mophie’s many popular products, including wireless chargers, power banks and more. Read on to see some highlights from the mophie catalog — and to get your name in the hat for this roll-your-own giveaway.

This rugged mouse will conquer your multicomputer setup [Review] ★★★★

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This rugged mouse will conquer your multicomputer setup [Review]★★★★
The rugged Zagg Pro Mouse mouse pairs with multiple computers and charges wirelessly.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Your iMac, MacBook and iPad can easily share the Zagg Pro Mouse. With the press of a button, the rugged Bluetooth mouse switches between multiple computers. As a bonus, the accessory supports wireless charging.

I tested it in my multicomputer office for a couple of weeks. Here’s what it’s like to use every day.

Zagg Pro Mouse charges wirelessly, pairs with multiple computers

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Zagg Pro Mouse charges wirelessly, pairs with multiple computers
Zagg Pro Mouse can easily flip between several computers.
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Zagg built plenty of features into its new Pro Mouse. That include support for wireless charging so keeping it topped up just means occasionally placing it on a charging mat.

And the Bluetooth accessory can pair with Mac, MacBook and iPad simultaneously so it’s ready to switch to whichever one you’re using. Plus it works on glass.

Mophie’s new power bank sports built-in iPhone and Mac charging cables

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Mophie's new power bank sports built-in iPhone and Mac charging cables
Never be without the charging cable you need with the Mophie Powerstation Plus.
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The latest model in the Mophie Powerstation Plus line of external batteries includes two integrated charging cables —Lightning and USB-C. This simplifies charging an iPhone, iPad or Mac.

The 10,000 mAh power bank can extend the battery life of these devices by hours.

Win a Zagg iPhone accessory bundle of your choice [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Everything you need for your new iPhone 14.
This is your chance to win everything you need for your new iPhone 14.
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This week we teamed up with Zagg to offer five lucky winners the chance to take home products from InvisibleShield, Gear4 and mophie. Zagg and its affiliated brands offer top-notch accessories for iPhones and other gear, including new cases and screen protectors designed just for iPhone 14.

The best part of this week’s giveaway: If you win, you get to pick which products you want.

This 20,000 mAh power bank quickly charges two devices on the go [Review] ★★★★

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Mophie Powerstation Pro Review★★★★
The Mophie Powerstation Pro adds hours of battery life to MacBook or other Apple devices.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Mophie Powerstation Pro boasts 20,000 mAh of power and dual USB-C ports to quickly deliver it to a MacBook or other computer at up to 45W.

I put this hefty power bank through real-world testing with my Apple devices. He’s how it stood up.

Wrap iPad in 6 feet of drop protection with new Zagg keyboard case

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Wrap iPad in 6 feet of drop protection with new Zagg keyboard case
Drops and spills are no problem for the Zagg Rugged Pro Connect.
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The Zagg Rugged Pro Connect keyboard and case for iPad can take what life dishes out. It has 2 meters of drop protection, it is water resistant, the keys won’t pop off, and there’s a snap-on screen protector.

The case fits multiple generations of the 10.2-inch budget iPad, and is available starting Tuesday.

Zagg’s rugged iPad keyboard case adds useful trackpad, too [Review] ★★★★

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Zagg Pro Keys with Trackpad review: Very protective iPad keyboard case★★★★
Want to work from a coffeeshop? Your iPad and the Zagg Pro Keys with Trackpad might be just what you need.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

iPad is an outstanding tablet, but add the Zagg Pro Keys with Trackpad and it becomes a powerful notebook computer that’s ready for work or school. Plus, the keyboard case offers a welcome 6.6 feet of drop protection.

There are versions for several Apple tablets, so I wrapped my 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the Pro Keys and went to work using it. There’s a lot to like here.

Mophie’s new 20,000 mAh power bank quickly charges two devices on the go

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Carry 20,000 mAh with with Mophie Powerstation Pro
The Powerstation Pro external battery is just one of several charging accessories from Mophie that just debuted on the Apple store.
Photo: Zagg/Mophie

The Mophie Powerstation Pro boasts 20,000mAh of power, and dual USB-C ports to quickly deliver it to a MacBook or other computer at up to 45W. Apple likes the new power bank enough to launch it Thursday on its online store.

The same is true of the Mophie Speedport 120, a 4-port charger that can provide up to 120W of power.

In addition, a collection of car chargers from Mophie also just debuted on the Apple store.