Name: 2-Pack: Mophie Powerstation Plus 6,040mAh Power Banks with Lightning Cable
Model: 401101655, 401101511, 401101654
Available in Blue, Heather Gray, or Black Colors
Dimensions: 2.73 x 5.12 x 0.59 in
Weight: 0.397 lb
This 6,040mAh portable battery provides hours of power for your Apple devices: +20 hours for iPhone X, +8 hours for iPad mini 4, or +5 hours for iPad
The powerstation plus portable battery has been designed to work specifically with Apple products. All you need to recharge the powerstation is the Lightning cable that came with your Apple device
Connect the powerstation portable battery to a wall adapter in the evening and pass-through charging will send power to a connected device first, then recharge the powerstation battery so both are fully charged when you wake up
Don’t hassle with multiple cables when you’re on-the-go. With the integrated Lightning cable, you always have the right cable for your Apple device
Qi Standard Power Input.
The 10W USB-A output port lets you charge one compatible device or wearable while the integrated Lightning cable charges another
The integrated four-light LED power indicator displays charging status and the current battery life, so you always know how much power you have left
The compact powerstation plus portable battery is the perfect travel companion: the integrated cable tucks conveniently into the side of the battery when not in use so there’s no tangled mess inside your bag
@danielwgreen@lwheatcraft Aren’t they migrating to Thunderbolt AKA USB C (because they’ve got to throw a trademark on just about every f’ing thing)?
Working for the Census, they issued me an iPhone 8, so these would be useful in theory, but unlikely to receive them before everything shuts down… And being the first iPhone I’ve used for more than 15 seconds at a pop (albeit a heavily crippled US Govt version), I definitely plan on sticking to Android…
@lwheatcraft yeah that’s my point. Even though I have an iphone, I also have other devices to charge or friends with phones that you save from dying.
Lightning cables consistently stop working for me so I don’t need another device requiring it. Mini usb never have broken on me. Just feel like using mini usb input and usb output doesn’t restrict anything.
@lwheatcraft As @danielwgreen says the non USB end of the lightening cable is fragile. Tigger (cat) gnaws on both lightening cables (if I forget to hide the one I use to charge my phone) and the android end kind. So far the count is 100% of the lightening end and 0% of the USB or android style end ruined if he gets his teeth into one. I don’t even bother to put away the one I use to charge my bluetooth speaker.
@RedOak You are so lucky to get 2. That’s my best charger and I’d buy more at that price too but I was too late to pull the trigger so got limited to 1. You got yours at 12:15 and mine was bought at 12:45. I took too long reading the specs and doing other research such as price comparisons.
@cengland0@RedOak These I all bought 5 years ago and are all going strong (although they are sort of heavy). The solar one is discolored as I keep on my car dashboard and the few times I have needed it (twice as a flashlight and a handful of times as a charger) it has been a life saver as I didn’t otherwise have a charger with me.
@Kidsandliz I have 3 of those purple ones too (actually one purple and two blue) and I love them. I dropped the purple one so it no longer comes on when you press the button and doesn’t recognize being plugged in to charge. I just put it on the large stack of devices requiring repair and I’ll take it apart to investigate whenever I get the motivation – might be never.
Absolutely agree with that assessment. I LOVED mine (while I had it) but alas, it was stolen when someone snatched my bag from the Orlando airport carousel in early July this summer. That was easily my favorite charger.
These are perfect for my wife, she’s on her iPhone all day and my battery packs make her fuss with different kinds of cables and also leave the battery packs somewhere where I can’t find them and they’re dead. These will at least solve the first problem.
@djslack I decided to try some cases with integrated battery. Makes the phone much bigger, you lose wireless charging and the lightning port is replaced with a micro usb so the included headphones don’t work. Jury’s still out on these. I had to promise the wife I’d get her some Bluetooth ear buds. I’ll probably end up paying a king’s ransom for the official Apple ones because my wife doesn’t like things jammed in her ear canal.
@tweezak the airpod clones i got from morningsave were very solid (swisstek i12, not actively listed right now and maybe gone forever as they were on an email ad for $12 a couple weeks ago). They are the same shape as stock apple earbuds/airpods as far as what goes in your ear, and have touch controls and everything. The set I got my wife even charged via lightning cable (no mention was made of this in the description; mine were micro usb). It turns out that shape of earbud and I don’t get along that well, and they fit better for me upside down which apparently enrages other people.
The airpod pro has the silicone tips that go deeper in the ear and hold more securely. There are some similar to that on morningsave right now.
You can find very good earbuds for way less money than apple wants for airpods. Check amazon and look at anker, enacfire, and a few other prolific brands with lots of reviews. It’s a big market.
I got the one that was recently sold with a USB-C connector and 4 Ah capacity. While they’re “only” good for about a single phone recharge, they’re nice because they’re so slim. You can absolutely leave one in your pocket just in case, because they’re smaller than any smartphone; any of the higher-capacity power banks are necessarily larger and less portable.
@patbarrett1 Nah, probably wasn’t your fault. These things are supposed to have smart charging controllers so they should not get damaged. I think the problem is that the power banks sold here are often “old stock” meaning they were maybe designed and manufactured several years ago. Even if New-in-Box, the problem is that the internal Li-Ion battery can weaken or go bad in storage. Some say that leaving them untouched is worse than moderate regular usage. So if the average battery lasts 4-6 years, and when we buy these here they may already be 3-5 years old, you can see the chance for problems. I’ve had some old Li-Ion stuff that worked for 8+ years, but others dead within about 2 yrs.
Also wanted to mention that we have probably seen the end of the Lightning connector for Apple products, and all the accessory suppliers know that. So it’s time to dump any Lightning stuff in the warehouse while it still has some value. Ironically if this did not have a built-in Lightning connector it might be worth more. (Nah, maybe not with that weak mAH rating)
@robtg722 It does have a standard USB-A port so you can use whatever cable you need to charge any 5V device requiring 2A or less.
Simply use the cable that came with your S10 and plug it in the USB-A port on the battery and the other end of the cable to the charging port of your phone.
Note that the S10 is QC 2.0 compatible so it has quick charging capabilities up to 15W. This is a 10W battery and does not support QC 2.0 so it will charge your phone slower than the charger it comes with.
Once the battery is depleted, you will need to recharge the battery either wirelessly or you will need a power source with an Apple proprietary lightning connector. I think your S10 phone uses the universal standard USB-C connector so you might not have the required cable unless someone else in your household has an Apple phone.
Maybe it is just me, but it seems like most of the items meh offers up for sale are either phone batteries or headphones/ earbuds/speakers. Once you have one of those things, you really don’t need another one; kind of like speaker docks. How about a little more variety, to give us all a break from headphones/earbuds/speakers/phone batteries?
BTW off-topic (maybe not)… Next Apple product announcement is next week, Sept 15 10AM PDT. Traditionally there’s a new phone every year and recent years it has been a Sept launch. People were disappointed last time that the iPhone11 still had Lightning instead of USB-C (or some new proprietary Apple thing as they like to do).
Apple is always very secretive about what will come out (might not even be a phone, might be iChristmasTree for all we know, but probably a phone.) However, chances are it will no longer have the Lightning connector, and so perhaps this is a well-timed sale of something with “that old connector”
Just as a heads up these charging banks don’t light up to show you the progress when you charge them. usually the charge meter flashes. These don’t but they still charge. i thought they were defective. i was wrong… they are just “unique”.
Received my two pack last week. As others have mentioned, disappointed to find out that the description was indeed wrong and they do not support wireless charging. Seeing as how that was a key selling point, not happy that slipped through the cracks.