After much waiting to see what Mophie would release of the iPhone 5, I pulled the trigger and pre-ordered the Helium. I’d been debating about getting a case for a while. but never have as i’ve always run my iPhone naked (my friends don’t know how I do it, I don’t know how they run cases… but that’s a post for another time).
I’ve always been interested by the Mophie cases as they protected and the battery would mean if I forgot to plug the iphone in overnight I could make it through the rest of the next day without too much trouble. The minimalist in me also liked the fact that I wouldn’t have to take my lighting cable with me everywhere, so it integrated 2/3 things (phone-cable-external battery) into one, I like.
This is purely a first impression of the Mophie Helium that arrived this afternoon. Will write up a more in-depth review sometime next week once i’ve had a change to put it through its paces. I’m not going to get into the battery size criticism (everyone seems to be bitching about) until i’ve tried it but after the break there’s some observations from a design and function stand point.