Trying out Mophie's Juice Pack Access wireless battery case for iPhone

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Mophie has revamped their Juice Pack line with the new Juice Pack Access. This is the first Juice Pack that completely avoids the bottom of the iPhone, leaving the Lightning port free. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, AppleInsider checked it out.

Juice Pack Access
Juice Pack Access


The new Juice Pack Access is a shell case for iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR that has a built-in battery pack. Phones are inserted by a removable top, and locked into place with a satisfying snap.

Each of the cases has a great soft-touch finish to it that provides ample grip, more than a naked iPhone. Buttons on the sides are glossy and easy to press.






By keeping the bottom of the case completely unobstructed, it allows you to connect other accessories to the Lightning port. Lightning headphones, a fast charging cable, or other adapters all can be used without removing the Juice Pack Access.

Since the iPhone doesn't have a headphone jack, it can be more important than ever to keep this port free. Anyone using wired CarPlay also can participate now.

Juice Pack Access
Juice Pack Access


Since there is no hardware connection to the Lightning port, that means Mophie needed another way to deliver power. Luckily wireless charging was a natural evolution. A Qi coil transmits 5W of power from its internal battery to the iPhone.

The case itself is also able to receive wireless charging, making the entire setup wireless if users so choose. Just placing the phone and case on a wireless charger first powers up the iPhone, then powers up the Juice Pack Access.

Juice Pack Access
Juice Pack Access


If wireless charging is too slow, USB-C can be used to power up the Juice Pack Access and Lightning can power the iPhone.

Juice Pack Access comes in several colors for each iPhone. The iPhone X, XS, and XS Max come in red, black, gold, and slate while the iPhone XR comes in black, bright blue and bright red that match the iPhone's finishes.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    NickStarrNickStarr Posts: 1unconfirmed, member
    I can't wait for this to come out after the new iPhone is released, like their last one was.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    This sounds like a good implementation. 
    axcess99jbdragon
  • Reply 3 of 6
    irelandireland Posts: 17,491member
    NickStarr said:
    I can't wait for this to come out after the new iPhone is released, like their last one was.
    lol, blame Apple’s secrecy. Unless you want an unsafe Chinese knockoff. Apple should offer a wireless-to-wireless battery case for all theirs phones on launch day: I’m wire it would be so cheap, too 😉
    edited January 10 razorpit
  • Reply 4 of 6

    The bottom-less design is a good decision. I'm waiting to get one.

    OT, I thought wireless mats were supposed to make things more convenient for charging. I recently got a Belkin QI charging dock and every time I placed my iPhone on it to charge, it showed the initial Green LED blinking, indicating charging and then switched to Red LED blinking, indicating the alignment was off.

    It was just easier to plug the Lightning port into the iPhone to charge it.

    There's probably something wrong with my model. I'll have to check.

  • Reply 5 of 6
    macguimacgui Posts: 1,005member
    bestkeptsecret said:
    The bottom-less design is a good decision. 
    I agree. I wish they made one of those for the SE. I had a Mophie Juicepack for my 5S. While it worked well, it added height to the phone that I didn't like. I really like the Acess design.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    KateUptonKateUpton Posts: 1unconfirmed, member
    You surely meant 2200 not 22000 battery
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