Charging devices is a little annoying, but it’s set to get easier — wireless charging is on the rise, and while only certain phones currently allow for it, some companies are trying to bring it to everyone.
Take Mophie, for example. The company has launched a new series of battery cases, called Juice Pack Wireless cases, with wireless charging built in, as well as a number of accessories for those cases, all designed to make your charging life a little easier.
The cases finally bring wireless charging to the iPhone 6, 6S, 6 Plus, and 6S Plus, however the case is also available for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The best thing about the new products isn’t that they offer wireless charging, however. It’s that they couple that wireless charging with magnets to make charging even easier.
“Wireless charging is being integrated into our lives at coffee shops, restaurants, airports, in furniture, cars, and so on,” said Mophie COO and co-founder Shawn Dougherty, in a statement. “By providing a diverse range of wireless charging options, we’ve taken the performance and convenience of mobile power even further.”
Along with the cases, Mophie is also offering a desk mount and a car vent mount — instead of having to clip the phone in like other car mounts, you simple touch it to the mount, and the magnets will hold in in place. And the charging will proceed.
The battery inside the cases is 1,560mAh for the smaller iPhone 6 and 6S, and 2,420mAh for the larger iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus. The charging technology inside the cases is Qi, which is a pretty standard technology for wireless charging — which means that if you don’t want to use a Mophie charging base, you don’t have to.
Of course, Mophie isn’t the only company offering wireless charging cases. The iPhone has never had wireless charging as an option, prompting a number of companies to release wireless charging cases of their own. Still, the fact that the case is magnetic and connects to other related accessories is an interesting addition, and while it’s not that groundbreaking, it does make things a little easier. The only drawback? The price — the new products start at $100, which isn’t cheap, especially when there are other wireless charging cases out there for less.