Mophie has announced the first battery case for the iPhone that includes built-in storage, offering a boost to both the storage and the battery in one’s handset. The battery case is available for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, and ends up doubling the battery life of the smartphone, though the exact degree of extension will depend on how the iPhone is used.
The Mophie Space Pack for iPhone is available in two models: 16GB and 32GB, the former of which will be priced at $149.95 USD, and the latter at $179.95 USD. Up for preorder and shipping on March 14, this case works in conjunction with the Space iOS app by Mophie, which allows users to access the content stored on the battery case. Beyond that, the Space Pack offers several other features.
The Space Pack works in conjunction with the iPhone Camera Roll to backup videos and images, keeping things on the handset’s internal storage freed up for other content. There’s document management and the ability to place media content through the Space app, as well as AirPlay, AirDrop, and auto-organizing into Collections. There’s also file management when used with a computer, and syncing.
Said Mophie co-founder and CEO Daniel Huang: “We wanted to create a product that enables iPhone users to truly enhance their experience by solving some of the core limitations of smartphones. 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.”