Mophie Powerstation AC
night to recharge.
I have a couple of minor issues with Mophie’s Powerstation AC. It’s a little more expensive than some of its competitors. For example, Ravpower has a similar device ( go.macworld.com/sidv) with a higher capacity and a second USB-A port for $130, though it annoyingly requires a separate DC power adapter to charge. Mophie has a reputation for quality and reliability, and the Powerstation AC does indeed appear to be a well-made battery
• 30W power output over USB-C, 12W USB-A.
• Nice design and cloth exterior
pack. But for the price, I’d like to see another USB-C port, so you can charge the battery while a USB-C device is plugged into it overnight. And a second USB-A would be a good idea, too.
Overall, this well-made device does what it says it will. It has enough power to fully charge most laptops (some more than once), and thanks to the AC plug it can power almost anything that draws under 100 watts. It charges iphones and ipads quickly, and the USB-C port even delivers enough power to charge a newer Mac laptop in just a couple hours. ■ • Small fan gets loud when using AC power outlet
• Only one USB-C port.
Charge performance is great on all ports. I could even fully charge a 13-inch Macbook Pro in less than two hours with the AC port.