Mo­phie Pow­er­sta­tion AC

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night to recharge.

BOT­TOM LINE

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

PROS

• 30W power out­put over USB-C, 12W USB-A.

• Nice de­sign and cloth ex­te­rior

CONS

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.

PRICE

$125.50

COM­PANY

Mo­phie

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.

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