mophie Charge Force Powerstation, an external battery with wireless charging
External batteries are always a great option to be able to get the most out of your devices without fear of running out of battery before you can get home to recharge them. Available in a variety of sizes, colors, with integrated cables, etc., the recent incorporation of wireless charging in the new iPhone gives us a new possibility that is really comfortable.
We analyze the external battery mophie Charge Force, with 10,000mAh capacity, a USB port to recharge one device and also the possibility of recharging another via wireless charging, compatible with the Qi standard. An excellent option for our trips or to work without ties anywhere.
Its size is slightly smaller than that of the iPhone X, although thicker. At 9.2 x 132 x 15.95 mm and weighing 241.5 grams, it is neither the smallest nor the lightest of the external batteries on the market, but We must remember that it has a 10,000mAh capacity, and that it is also a wireless charging base., which has influenced its thickness without any doubt. Unlike other mophie external batteries, this Charge Force Powerstation is made of plastic, leaving aside the aluminum of most of the brand’s chargers. The two largest surfaces, upper and lower, are covered with a soft plastic that will protect both the surface where you rest it and the smartphone that you place on it, also preventing it from slipping.
It has a power button with which we can also know the remaining charge in the battery thanks to the four LEDs that it incorporates, a microUSB connector to recharge the battery and a 2.1A USB that will charge our devices with the same power as if we used the iPad charger. It is not the fast charge of USB-C but it is a faster charge than what you get with the usual iPhone charger. This Powerstation external battery has the peculiarity that if you put it on charge while you are charging another device, it always charges the device first and then recharges itself. Its circuitry will prevent any overcharging or overheating of the devices, it’s the difference when dealing with a brand like mophie.
Wireless charging is done by placing your compatible (Qi standard) device such as the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, or any other iPhone with the mophie wireless charging case. It is a wireless charge is 5W, so you should not be in a hurry if you want to use it. Of course you can recharge an iPhone and an iPad simultaneously without problems. An LED on the front lights up when you use wireless charging so you know everything is working fine. An important detail is that you can even recharge your iPhone with a thick case, like the Lifeproof case that I have tested and that you can see in the image gallery.
With 10,000 mAh capacity and a 2.1A USB charging port, this external battery has the differential element of being able to wirelessly charge an iPhone or any other Qi-compatible smartphone. Although it is not designed to be carried in your pocket, it is perfect for a bag or backpack, work from anywhere or to take on a trip thanks to its high capacity that will give you several full recharges of your iPhone or to recharge iPhone and iPad completely without problems. For €79 that it costs on Amazon, it will be difficult for you to find a battery with all these features at a better price.