Skip to main content

Mophie adds USB-C input and output to 2019 powerstation battery packs

Mophie, makers of all things power-related (opens in new tab), today announced an update to its powerstation line bringing USB-C to its portable battery packs. Available in four sizes — powerstation, powerstation mini, powerstation XL, and powerstation XXL — each features a dual-purpose USB-C that functions for both input and output, as well as additional USB-A ports for juicing up additional devices.

The updated Mophie powerstation line has a fabric finish that looks pretty smart but also means that it protects against scuffs if the battery is stowed with your other tech. The devices come in a few different colors including black, gray, navy, hot pink and light blue, and range from 5,000mAh capacity to a whopping 20,000mAh for the XXL. That's enough to give you an additional 73 hours of usage on your device, according to Mophie. Prices start at $34.95.

Robert Johnson, general manager for Mophie, said:

We've updated our powerstation line to feature USB-C ports, so consumers can use the same cable to not only charge their device, but to recharge their powerstation as well. Available in multiple colors and capacities, the compact powerstation batteries fit easily into any bag, ensuring there's always an extra charge on hand.

USB-C has been available on some of mophie's high-end battery products (opens in new tab) before, but the technology has spread across the lineup today as the world moves more toward an increasingly USB-C-shaped future. Mophie has also release versions of its powerstation batteries with built-in Lighting ports (opens in new tab) for easy recharging via a Lightning cable.

Apple has moved its iPad Pro and portable Mac lines to USB-C and other devices may follow suit in the future. It has also been possible to fast charge iPhone models since the iPhone 8 with the right USB-C to Lightning cable (opens in new tab) and USB-C power adapter.

Mophie's new powerstation devices are available to order today.

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at [@adamoram](