Monday, January 20, 2014

Mophie Juice Pack Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a truely remarkable device. Between the big screen, the camera, the fast Internet connection and the sd card for your music and videos,  this is almost a no compromise smartphone.  The one area that could use help (like that of most other smartphones) is the battery. The stock battery isn't bad. Its just that this do everything phone is very likely being used so heavily by its fans that no amount of power is enough.

Thats where the Mophie comes in. The case consists of a two part hard case with a soft touch finish that provides another battery with about the equivalent of 80% of the stock cell. The case seems very well built and is relatively slim for what it provides. It is certainly much more sturdy than the replacement battery/caseback combos out there without making your phone too unwieldy for comfortable daily use. I've been using this one for a few months now and, despite a few drops, it is no worse for the wear.

Like all of Mophie's cases, both the case and the phone charge simultaneously through the case's micro usb port. A button on the back activates a row of LED lights to show the charging progress.

The Juice Pack is pretty pricey at $99. That being said though, it does combine protection with power in a good looking well made case. All in all, the added utility makes it worth the price in my opinion. If you are regularly running out of power but are unwilling to sacrifice protection for your phone, get the Mophie.

Never saw such a clean Edsel before

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cool T Shirt

I'm seeing a lot of these shirts lately. Not sure who's responsible but I like the idea.

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