The Mophie Space Pack, A Case That Gives You More Battery AND More Storage
If you have an iPhone, you know very well its two Achilles’ heels: It runs out of battery, and it runs out of space.
That’s right. Here we are in 2014. Our phones can track our blood pressure, the tides and the constellations, but out-of-power and out-of-storage messages are still part of our daily lives.
You can solve the battery problem by adding a battery case — a case that protects the iPhone and also contains a backup battery. Of course, such a case adds weight and bulk to a phone whose hallmark is its lightness and slimness. But some of the battery cases, like the popular Mophie Juice Pack, use clever curves and tapers that mask the additional depth and preserve the good looks of the phone.
But what about storage space? There are few better definitions of the word “crestfallen” than “whipping out your phone to record something amazing or adorable and being told, ‘There is not enough storage to record video.’ ”
Of course, by the time you fuss around and delete enough stuff to make more room, you’ve lost your video opportunity.
Now, Mophie has revealed that it has a solution to that problem, too: a new case for the iPhone 5 and 5s called the Space Pack. It’s the first case in history that doubles both the phone’s battery life and its storage.
It looks identical to the Juice Pack case, although it’s actually 3 millimeters longer. There’s only one other cosmetic difference: On the back of both cases, there’s a little round button that, when pressed, illuminates the light-up dots that serve as the phone’s fuel gauge. On the new Space Pack, this button is silver.
You can pre-order the Space Pack case today; when it becomes available in March, you’ll be able to buy it in 16- or 32-gigabyte models ($150 and $180). That is, your phone gains 16 or 32 gigabytes of additional storage.