Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Mophie’s Juice Pack Air ($100) has arrived for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The wireless charging case can fully recharge an iPhone 7, while the iPhone 7 Plus case can recharge the larger iPhone back up to 60 percent battery. A matte slider-style case, Juice Pack Air’s Lightning connector plugs into the iPhone, while the case can be recharged using a micro-USB port at the bottom, or one of Mophie’s Charge Force magnetic wireless charging accessories. Juice Pack Air comes in five colors — black, rose gold, gold, blue, and red. A micro-USB cord is included, but sadly there’s no headphone port of any kind, so you’ll be unable to use wired earphones without removing the case.

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CaseCrown SlimPower Wallet

CaseCrown’s SlimPower Wallet ($30-$35) is a small, simple wallet, with room for cards and cash. But SlimPower wouldn’t be in our Gear section if it were just a wallet — a 2500mAh battery is tucked inside. The battery features a built-in micro-USB cable and Lightning adapter for charging, and also comes with a separate micro-USB cable for recharging the battery itself. SlimPower Wallet comes in genuine black leather for $35, with brown or navy synthetic leather and gray canvas options selling for $30.

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MyCharge PowerGear Sound Charging Case for Earbuds

While Apple’s recently introduced AirPods wireless earbuds will come with a charging case, there’s certainly nothing new about that concept in general. MyCharge has introduced its own charging case for wireless earbuds, PowerGear Sound ($40). While the case will work with any smaller-sized earbuds which recharge using a micro-USB cable, PowerGear Sound specifically includes a tray designed to fit Beats’ PowerBeats earbuds. The hard carrying case contains a 1000 mAh battery that should charge PowerBeats up to 10 times — we’re guessing the case will deliver comparable performance to similarly sized earbuds.

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iWalk Scorpion 8000

Standalone batteries continue to improve, and iWalk’s upcoming Scorpion 8000 ($60) is sure to be one of the better options out there once it hits the market. While a number of battery packs often include built-in charging cables, Scorpion goes a step beyond — the 8000 mAh battery has a Lightning cable, micro-USB cable, AND a thin USB cable that can be plugged into an adapter to recharge the battery itself. This means no extra cables are necessary to use Scorpion 8000, but a micro-USB port and USB port are on the battery, just in case. An LED battery gauge is also present. The battery has an input of 2.4A, and the maximum total output is the same (0.5A-2.4A).

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$60 | Batteries

Griffin Survivor Power Bank

The newest product in Griffin’s tough Survivor line, Survivor Power Bank ($60) is a rugged battery which comes with a lifetime guarantee. A 10,050 mAh battery, Suvivor Power Bank boasts 6.6-foot drop protection. A single 2.1A USB charging port can fully recharge an iPhone 6s Plus three times, or an iPad Air 2 once, according to Griffin. The black matte rubber exterior includes a seal at the top to protect the power bank from water and dust. A micro-USB cable is included for recharging, but no Lightning cables come with the battery. A built-in flashlight and battery gauge are also included.

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$60 | Batteries

Buqu Car Chargers, Power Bank + Wall Charger

Buqu has introduced a number of chargers and batteries that cater to a younger crowd with their bold designs. Where most accessory companies are content to put their batteries and chargers in inconspicuous boxy enclosures, Buqu’s got car chargers that look like rocket ships and power banks that look like grenades. All of the items we received boast 2.4A fast charging. Clearly, the designs establish that these products aren’t for everyone, but it’s nice to see a company bring something different to the staid world of battery charging.

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iWalk Duo 3000 Battery

iWalk’s new Duo 3000 ($25) is a smaller, less expensive, lower capacity version of the company’s Extreme Trio 10,000 battery. Like that battery, Duo 3000 also includes a built-in Lightning cable and micro-USB cable. A short, separate micro-USB cable is also included for recharging the battery — a micro-USB port can be found on top of the battery, along with a power button. The front of Duo 3000 has a small blue status light, and the 3000 mAh battery charges iOS devices and can be recharged at standard 1A speeds.

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$25 | Batteries

Lynktec Reeljuice Power Bank

Initially announced in late 2014, Lynktec’s Reeljuice Power Bank ($100-$120) is now available for purchase. The battery pack most notably includes a built-in 4-foot retractable charging cable. It comes in two capacities — 5300 mAh for $100, or a larger 8000 mAh version for $120. Reeljuice supports pass-through charging at speeds up to 2.1A, allowing for full-speed charging of newer iPads. Though a micro-USB connector is attached to the built-in cable, a small Lightning adapter is also included — that Lightning adapter can be kept on the cable at all times, if so desired. Reeljuice has a detachable charging module with a built-in USB cable, as well. The bottom of the pack can be removed when not recharging to make the battery smaller. We also received a separate wall plug version of the charging module, but we don’t see that available on Lynktec’s site yet.

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$100-$120 | Batteries

PhoneSuit Journey All-In-One Charger

PhoneSuit’s Journey ($80) All-In-One Charger is one of the nicer batteries we’ve seen lately. Journey combines an integrated Lightning cable, micro-USB cable, and AC wall adapter all into a svelte package with a 3500 mAh battery. The stylish matte black and blue charger also includes a micro-USB input and output at the bottom of the battery — up to three devices can be charged at once. PhoneSuit claims Journey has a 2.1A output and input (2.4A output when plugged in). An extra micro-USB cable comes with Journey, as well.

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$80 | Batteries

Mipow Power Tube 3000

Though we’ve seen Mipow’s Power Tube batteries in the past, the company’s new Power Tube 3000 ($50) is a much smarter pack than its predecessors. The small 3000 mAh standalone battery comes with both an embedded USB connector and a short attached Lightning cable, so no extra cables are needed. Most notably, Power Tube 3000 works with Mipow’s JuiceSync app, which provides real-time information about the battery. Power Tube 3000 is available in a variety of colors, and the battery comes with a carrying pouch.

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$50 | Batteries

Braven BRV-PRO Battery Pack

Braven’s BRV-PRO is one of the most versatile Bluetooth speakers we’ve ever seen, and that versatility is further bolstered by the speaker’s own ecosystem of accessories. We recently received the BRV-PRO Battery Pack ($50), a 3800 mAh battery that is added onto the top of BRV-PRO to extend the speaker’s battery life from an already strong 15 hours to an almost unheard of 40 hours of playtime “at normal listening levels.” Just like the speaker itself, BRV-PRO Battery Pack is IPX7-waterproof.

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iFrogz Golite 2.0

Golite 2.0 ($30) is a new battery/flashlight released under Zagg’s iFrogz brand. The tube-like battery pack is slightly longer than the iPhone 6’s screen, making it extremely portable. A power button near the top of the accessory turns on the flashlight, and USB and micro-USB ports can be found nearby for charging devices and recharging the battery, respectively. Golite 2.0 a lanyard and short micro-USB cable are included, and the battery comes in seven different colors.

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$30 | Batteries

Secur Six-in-One Car Charger

Secur’s Four-in-One Car Charger was an iLounge Best of Show Finalist at this year’s CES, and the company has just released its Six-in-One Car Charger ($40) for the same price. Along with the USB-outlet car charger (which plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter), flashlight, and flashing emergency light found in the Four-in-One edition, the battery gets a bump up to 2000 mAh (or possibly even 2200 mAh, as Secur’s marketing is contradictory). The accessory also contains an emergency window breaker and emergency seat belt cutter, making it even more versatile. Six-in-One Car Charger comes with a micro-USB cable.

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PowerSkin PowerStand Boost

PowerSkin’s PowerStand Boost ($25) is a tiny 2600 mAh battery pack. PowerStand Boost has a small built-in rubber mat, which can be unrolled and used as a viewing stand for an iPhone. While we found it had no problems holding up an iPhone 6, an iPhone 6 Plus proved too big for the stand. PowerStand Boost’s battery capacity should also deliver a full charge to an iPhone 6. PowerSkin’s small cylindrical charger includes both a 1A USB output and 1A micro-USB input, and a very short micro-USB cable is included for charging.

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$25 | Batteries
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