• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    things you need to know

    • Written by from Oxford

    fundamentally it does what it's supposed to however:

    The super slippery Teflon like surface means it's difficult to hold. I haven't dropped my I-phones in 4 years but dropped this twice within a week of getting it. At least it protected the phone so works as a protective case.

    As well as this it doesn't have a standard Apple connector which means you can't use your apple charger or any device designed for the phone without removing the base.

    These are two glaringly obvious and significant design faults. If I had realised this I wouldn't have bought it.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but.....

    • Written by from New York

    It works and we've had Mophies for several years but quality is an issue, smooth finish (slippery) is as well. Adapter for the ear buds ceased functioning after 4 months: it can't take the rigors of movement. We've always had one issue or another with our cases and with the adapter and the excessively smooth finish of the case, my wife and I have both cracked our glass because it slid effortlessly off of our leg, out of her purse, a jacket pocket, out of our hands, etc. Yep, we're both Type A business people but with our previous cases for our 4s that were more non-skid, we never had an issue. So, live and learn, we'll look for a better solution so we don't break the bank. Maybe I overlooked the non-skid case somewhere and will try again. I was able to buy another adapter online - better quality.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    mophie audio connection

    • Written by from Horsham

    Happy with the extra battery life and protective case. BUT audio and charging connections fidly. The audio adaptor has now gone wrong after 5 months and having trouble sourcing a spare. To use the standard adaptor have to undo the bottom connection and run unit without the additional battery. Defeats the purpose?

    Will write to Mophie and see what they say about a replacement audio connector. Not holding breath.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product...but

    • Written by from newport

    This is a great idea and a cool product that does work. Sure it has a few flaws, but when you need more battery life, this product provides it for you. An even better idea: improve the 5's battery. Probably the most disappointing part of the 5 and something which the diehard, hardcore Apple fans seem to overlook, is that when you're using the 5 flat out, it just can't go the distance because of its battery. Indeed, for purely practical reasons, I had to change to another product just so I could conduct business. Even with the juice pack, sadly, it still doesn't quite compete with the standard battery life of its competitor. If Apply could fix just this one thing in the factory and design studio, you'd have me back. Actually, if this wasn't an issue to begin with, I wouldn't have moved.
    Holding my breath.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite good but one big flaw and a smaller one so 2 problems to think about!

    • Written by from WYNDHAM

    Its light and slim (for a battery pack) and packs just enough charge to keep you going for another 50-70% of the time so it's great BUT; no sync through cable connection and it's not a lighning connection!! This is a major drawback even though in the documentation they say "Of coarse it syncs, wirelessly over your wifi network". Two major problems with this, we are not always on a wifi network particularly if you travel with a laptop you sync to and how do we transfer video we have taken on the phone!!!!!! The case is pretty hard to take off (thats good) so it's a pain to transfer movies and sync while traveling or away from wifi. Also why do I have to cary another cable now, make it a lightning connector and be done with it. Bring cable sync and lightning connector and it will be perfect.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Short and Sweet

    • Written by from Seagrave

    I haven't had an issue with my Mophie case, it is pretty sturdy and gives me around an extra 80% battery life which is nice, but it scratches up the metal on my iPhone 5 which really annoys me.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful but not as high quality as i would hope

    • Written by from Reading

    This product is helpful and useful, also reliable but the finish came off quickly so if you want a pretty case don't go for this one also tempermental in inclement weather.

    Happy but not ecstatic with purchase.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product - no longer certified????

    • Written by from Thornhill

    I love the Juice Pack Helium, great for those who are heavy users and can't get through the day on a single charge.

    However, today I got a very disturbing message while my phone was charging.

    "This accessory may not be supported" was on my lock screen. How can this not be supported when it is a certified device being sold through Apple?!?!??! I am only giving three stars since I am afraid that one day I may no longer be able to charge my phone properly through the Juice Pack (other devices suffer this fate when this message appears). If this happens, then this product is a brick and useless.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick heads up

    • Written by from Hebron

    The USB cord that came with the mophie does not work with the piece that came with iPhone 5 to connect it to the wall I tried using the wall piece that I got from previous Verizon phones and it worked fine. This not necessarily a complaint but more of a heads up

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good At Charging - Not Durable

    • Written by from Auburn Hills

    The case it self is great for charging your phone. However, it gets scratched up very easily and the first layer of paint peels away to expose a lighter silver color below.

    In terms of a size difference... its noticeable. If you don't think so take the case off for a day and you will realize how much thicker and longer the case makes the phone.

    Also, the speakers are nice as they direct the sound towards you instead of straight out from the normal iphone speakers.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    charging fast

    • Written by from Cedarhurst

    the buttery is good and fast but it is very difficult to install the iphone in to the case also
    you have to take out the iPhone for charging .
    after 3 weeks there ware small crack on the lower part of the
    case (without falling).
    still navy.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Little bid heavy

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    Quite heavy and slippery.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but bad

    • Written by from Leigh-On-Sea

    Sometimes battery life isn't enough on the iPhone 5 - this is supposed to fix that. It does, it bulks up the phone by a large amount, and the iPhone doesn't exactly go in that easily, you kind of have to whack it in and then snap it - the battery life overall is good, I'd say it essentially doubles my battery life if I need to use it. The fact it's so bulky and thick is something you have to deal with, but for what it does? Perfect. Can charge the iPhone and the case at the same time, and it works as it should, but not perfect.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaper than importing

    • Written by from Rockdale

    I've just picked it up today at the Apple Store having been released this week, where it's been a month since the US release, and is currently limited to grey. The headphone adapter will stay plugged in with my headphones, and while it looks longer it is still lighter than the 4S Air model combination.

    The pull off bottom came out when I tried to pull the micro USB cable out, and the mould on the right side when facing up is not flush, suggesting a subtle edge to use to pull the bottom off when you need to.

    The volume button open recess is much better than the 4S, given that the Air model is covered.

    I'm giving it the 14 day test, and the waiting period for when the Air should follow.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with USB car connection

    • Written by from FAIR LAWN

    I have an iPhone 5 and it works fine with the lightning to USB cable connected to my car, a Nissan Pathfinder 2011. The sound plays trough the radio and the system recognize the iPhone as an iPad device with navigation car control and so on. Life was perfect.

    When I bought a Helium battery case from mophie I got a problem. the iPhone with the case connected to the USB connector of the car doesn't work as it used too. No audio is coming through the USB system. Neither the device is recognized as an iPod device as it usually happens when i connect the iPhone without the case.

    The case plugs into the iPhone with the standard lightning connector, but the USB output is converted to a mini USB plug. Obviously something is missing in translation.

    To solve this problem I need to connect the iPhone through the Aux input using the headphone connector plus another cable to charge the iPhone while I'm driving. Messy and not elegant solution.

    The audio headphone connector is a problem too, the hole is too narrow and deep. Bad design solution. And the adapter is a bad patch solution waiting to be lost at any time.

    Battery performance is according to what the manufacturer promises, 80% of charge.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good so far

    • Written by from Kissimmee

    Battery is awesome, it charge very fast from 1% to 70% in 25 mins or so. The case looks extremely beautiful it feels nice and it does not add a lot of wight to the phone. My 3 stars are because the quality of the product is not good I got it last week and it started to peel off :/ the painting is falling apart from all over the case.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the previous cases for the 4s

    • Written by from Irvine

    Got this unit and within 7 days, the bottom piece outer case split from the inner case and bits flew out. the on/off switch was too loose to begin with and it switched on inadvertently. I contacted Mophie, which quickly replaced my unit. Overall, not a bad unit. It is a nice sturdy case with the power to extend the battery almost by 2 times.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good charging case - one small issue

    • Written by from Lawrenceburg

    I'm really liking the case and its easy to use. When I get low on battery, I just flip the switch and I'm charging again. The LED indicator lights with remaining battery power are a nice touch too. Like some others here, I had the problem with the loose fitting and I had to jiggle the bottom for it to start charging. Instead of sending it back, I took the phone out and put a very thin piece of rubber inside of the case, where the back of the phone would rest. This keeps the phone nice and snug and I don't have the charging issues anymore. Even with the phone in my pocket. I'm not sure how this problem got by Mophie's QA guys. Still its a nice case though, but I shouldn't have to go the extra mile to fix Mophie's problems. Would easily be 5 stars with the loose fit issue.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Headphone jack hard to get to

    • Written by from Lebanon

    Battery power numbers are accurate, case is a bit long but a nice smooth design. Headphone jack is hard to get to directly; included is a 2" long audio extender cable, a bit annoying having to carry this cable with the phone (it all stems from Apple changing the headphone jack to the bottom, but a pass-through jack that ends flush to the outer layer of the case would've been much cleaner.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Liked the previous version better

    • Written by from Memphis

    I just purchased the new Helium because I loved my juice pack for the 4S. I expected it to be identical with maybe a couple of improvements, but to be honest I feel like you get less.

    The case is well made and my phone fit inside the case really well. It has a nice crisp closing which makes the phone feel very secure. The form is nice and the grip on the back is soft and easy to hold onto.

    The real problems with the case are the things I knew about it going into it but thought I could overlook. The phone will not sync using the supplied USB cable. It requires wireless syncing which takes much longer. The weird thing is that the case for the 4S did sync with the supplied cable. The other thing is that I thought carrying around the adapter for headphones wouldn't be a big deal, but to be honest it got annoying quick. I always was looking in my bag for it eventually left them connected to the headphones. The cord is thick though and couldn't be easily bent (plus for it being beefy, but not good for stowing away).

    I have been really waiting for this case to come out and was pretty disappointed in the design changes made to it.

    14 of 23 people found this useful