Mophie has announced two new additions to its popular powerstation product lineup designed to take charging performance to the next level. The new powerstation PD ($60) and powerstation PD XL ($80) sport 18-watt USB-C PD charging capabilities, allowing users of the latest iPhones to get their devices back up from dead to a 50% capacity in under 30 minutes, in the same way as using a USB-C PD wall charger. The standard powerstation PD features a 6,700 mAh battery, while the powerstation PD XL takes that up to 10,050 mAh.
Both devices incorporate a single USB-C port that can be used for charging up the battery pack from an external power source and supplying power to a connected iPhone or other USB-C PD capable device. A USB-A port is also included to allow for simultaneous charging of a second device at standard USB speeds. Both of the new powerstation models have a textured finish for a comfortable feel and protection against scratches and scruffs.
In addition to the new powerstation PD lineup, Mophie also announced an update to its Powerstation Plus line with three new models that include integrated Lightning and micro USB cables. The 10,000 mAh powerstation plus XL ($100) that we reviewed last summer gains broader compatibility with a swappable Lightning and microUSB tip, and Mophie has added two more models, the powerstation plus mini ($60, 4,000 mAh) and powerstation plus ($80, 6,000 mAh) featuring the same integrated cables with changeable Lightning and microUSB tips. The new powerstation plus models will be available in various colors on mophie.com in Q1 2019.