Mophie has announced its popular Juice Pack battery case is now available for the Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Like previous Mophie Juice Packs, these cases offer protection for your smartphone, but also come with an integrated battery that can help the smartphone remain powered for longer. The Galaxy S8 Juice Pack comes with its own 2,950 mAh battery, and when combined with the 3,000 mAh internal battery on the phone, Mophie claims that you should be able to get over 33 hours of talk time. The Galaxy S8 Plus Juice Pack has a 3,300 mAh battery, giving you a total of 39 hours of talk time, when combined with the internal 3,500 mAh battery of the phone.
In addition to providing the Galaxy S8s with extra power when needed, the battery also comes with strong magnetic coils, which are used for wireless charging. The Juice Pack battery case can be recharged using any Qi-compatible wireless charger. The second use for the magnets is that it could be used with Mophie’s Charge Force magnetic mounting solution. You can place the phone in Mophie’s Charge Force desk mount at home or at the office, or in the vent mount while in the car. The phone will magnetically attach to the mount while it’s in the Juice Pack, and the mount provides an upright viewing angle. When these docks are connected to a power source, the Juice Pack will also receive a charge wirelessly. While Qi wireless charging support is present, Mophie did not specify if the case will support Samsung’s wireless fast charging, a standard that speeds up the time required to wirelessly recharge the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones.
The Juice Pack also comes with a pass-through USB Type-C connection. You can use a USB Type-C cable to recharge the Juice Pack and the phone if you’d rather not invest in a wireless charging solution or Mophie’s Charge Force ecosystem. When you’re using a cable to recharge, the Juice Pack will prioritize charging to your phone first before the Juice Pack begins to recharge itself. The USB Type-C port on the Mophie case can also be used for data, so you won’t need to remove the phone from the case if you need to connect your device to a PC, or other peripherals. The Juice Packs are now available directly from Mophie with prices starting from $99.95.