Mo­phie Pow­er­sta­tion USB-C XXL

A chunky bat­tery with a huge ca­pac­ity

Mac|Life - - CONTENTS - Kenny Hem­phill

$149.95 From Mo­phie, mo­ Made for MacBook/MacBook Pro with USB-C port, iOS de­vice

Mo­phie’s Pow­er­sta­tion USB-C XXL houses a 19,500mAh recharge­able bat­tery that the com­pany claims will give your Mac an ad­di­tional 14 hours of bat­tery life.

The XXL la­bel is apt. This is the kind of backup bat­tery for a bag rather than a pocket — at 5.9x3.29in and al­most 14oz, it’s hefty. It’s also quite at­trac­tive, cov­ered in a fab­ric wrap that looks and feels great and pro­tects the bat­tery.

The Pow­er­sta­tion has two ports: the USB-C and a USB-A port into which you can plug an iPhone or iPad charger. If you plug the USB-C socket into a power out­let and plug in an iOS de­vice, the bat­tery will charge the de­vice be­fore it charges it­self. Or you can plug your MacBook or MacBook Pro into the USB-C slot af­ter charg­ing the bat­tery for a speedy 30W charge. And you can charge a MacBook and iOS de­vice si­mul­ta­ne­ously. The Pow­er­sta­tion’s bat­tery can also be re-charged from a plugged in MacBook Pro.

The Pow­er­sta­tion did well in our tests, charg­ing our 2016 MacBook Pro 15in’s bat­tery from 25% to 45% while we used it to edit video in iMovie for two and a half hours.

the bot­tom line. The Pow­er­sta­tion is a use­ful, but ex­pen­sive recharg­ing op­tion. Mo­phie Pow­er­sta­tion USB-C XXL Can pro­vide hours of use Can charge it­self Looks great Quite bulky Great

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