For the last five years or so, Mophie has been building some rather lovely looking battery cases for smartphones, keeping them juiced up for extended periods and enabling users go about their day without having to worry about the location of the nearest power socket.
Things, however, have just got a lot more interesting. The company has unveiled the Space Pack at CES on Tuesday, a product that not only keeps your device’s battery powered for longer, but also boosts its storage capacity.
Designed for the iPhone 5S/5 and available in 16GB and 32GB flavors, the Space Pack is an all-new product that means no more deleting old photos to make space for new ones, no more running out of entertainment on long flights, and no longer having to rely on a data connection to access your cloud-based files and documents.
Now, you might be thinking, “This sounds great, but it’s probably the size of a brick.” However, a cursory glance at the image above reveals it adds hardly anything to the profile of your device. In fact, it looks almost identical in size to its range of battery-only cases. We don’t currently have any information on its weight, though of course it’s going to feel a little heavier in the hand with the extra tech inside.
Daniel Huang, co-founder of Santa Ana, California-based Mophie, said he wanted to design a product “that enables iPhone users to truly enhance their experience by solving some of the core limitations of smartphones.”
He added, “With an iPhone case that provides the charging solution and low-profile protective design expected from Mophie, we’ve taken the next step and developed an entirely new category, pushing the increasing trend toward mobile computing even further.”
Mophie’s free ‘Space’ app allows you to easily manage the files stored on the Space Pack, providing a “familiar-feeling, local file management experience.”
You can use the Space Pack to back up your Camera Roll images and video, while music and movies stored in the pack can be played back via the app. The device comes with AirPlay and AirDrop support, and can handle any file type, all of which can be managed through the app or computer.
The Space Pack seems like a great step up from your regular battery case, and Mophie has cleverly crammed the tech into a case that doesn’t leave your iPhone looking bulky.
It’s available for pre-order at mophie.com for $150 (16GB) and $180 (32GB), and ships from March 14, 2014.