Oh man, it has been way too long since I reviewed a Mophie product! The last time was the Outride, and this company has been making some great stuff for a long time! Today, it something that I am very familiar with, the Wireless Charging Base.
I’m sure that name should give you a more than adequate description. If you are somehow unfamiliar with a wireless charging platform, they have this Qi technology that allows you to just put your mobile down on it, and suddenly, you can charge your device. You can do it pretty quickly at up to 7.5W.
So, I had the chance to try it out. It says that it is good for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and other Qi-enabled devices, but I tried it out on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8. The S8 worked fine, and it even had a case on it. As for the S7, I found that I had to lay it on the Wireless Charging Base in a certain way to get it to work. What really surprised me is that I was able to wirelessly charge my LG G6. I had no idea that it was capable of that.
So, I guess the moral of this story is if your smartphone isn’t set-up for wireless charging, then it probably actually is. Yeah, I’m just hoping that all smartphones are capable of wireless charging eventually. It used to be that you had to buy something like a Powermat and get some weird contraption for your phone.
As of now, you can purchase the Wireless Charging Base from the Mophie site for about $59.95.
I’ve had some chances to review Mophie products before in the past, and the ones that I am most grateful for are the ones that were sent to me before I was even writing for this blog. The last thing that I reviewed for the company was the Outride, and that was back in 2012.
Mophie is a company that is most famous for their juice pack, which was a mobile battery. I believe that they were the first company to really perfect and market this device that almost every user of a mobile device has, and one that I reviewed several times. Their most recent product, the H2PRO is not only a 2,750 mAh battery (this take the phone to a 100 percent charge), but it is an iPhone case as well.
Not only that, but it is also an IP-68 rated Otterbox design that projects the handset from water, dirt, and drops. There is also a scratch-resistant membrane to cover the touchscreen. By the way, it has priority-charging tech to make certain that the phone charges before the case.
If you want to get something like this for the iPhone 6, head on over to the Mophie site and you can pre-order it for about $129.95. Perhaps there will be more models available for different smartphones.
In case you are wondering, the OC stands for Opening Ceremony. They are a company that has teamed with mophie to create a very interesting varsity-styled jacket. Of course, this is a tech blog and not a fashion blog, so why should this OCX matter.
There is a charger within this jacket that allows you to charge your phone. This charger is compatible with iOS and Android devices, and it looks like you can charge the phone while it is in your pocket. Hopefully, that means you can charge it while you are not using it.
Unfortunately, the Opening Ceremony X Jacketis only going to have 100 made. It is pretty expensive at $465, but I can’t help but wonder why we don’t have more of these kinds of fashions. After all, Marty McFly had an automated jacket that could dry him and adjust fit, and that Back to the Future II movie was supposed to take place in 2015.