Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand Review: 1 Battery to Energize All-day Recording or Conferencing

Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand Review: 1 Battery to Energize All-day Recording or Conferencing

Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand

Design
Features
Value

Summary

The Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand. It’s a battery that wirelessly charges phones via Qi or Apple’s MagSafe. MagSafe owners will receive the most value from the stand and 1/4-20 tripod socket that transform the battery into a production tool for video and audio capture, as well as a video or phone conferencing companion—and the built-in stand perfectly positions a phone for hours of video consumption without power level worries.

4.5

Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand Review

Zagg’s mophie team continues to innovate around its snap+ ecosystem. The Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand is their most compelling product yet, moving away from replacements for other batteries to a unique value proposition.

What we like

This external battery snaps onto MagSafe iPhones and devices fitted with a mophie snap adapter. It is also Qi-compatible for use as a wireless charger for non-snap-enabled devices. Qi-charging requires that the battery lay flat for charging as wireless devices without MagSafe or a snap adapter will slide off the battery. The box includes a Snap+ adapter for those who want to retrofit their non-MagSafe devices with a charging ring magnet.

Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand showing stand

The snap+ stand’s 10,000mAh battery offers enough power for almost two full charges on most phones. A power button illuminates LEDs that reveal the battery’s charge level.

But mophie enhanced the Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand with tricks that go beyond its battery prowess.

The battery’s first trick arrives via its built-in adjustable stand that places a phone at the appropriate angle for video conferencing or content consumption. Charge while you watch or participate. The stand neatly tucks completely out of the way on the battery’s back, closing with a, your guessed it, nice snap.

Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand on tripod

But the battery’s best trick comes from the 1/4-20 tripod socket on the bottom. This translates to all-day plus video conferencing, video capture, or audio recording. This feature makes the Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand a must-have device for journalists or conference attendees. Imagine being able to go from room to room capturing conference sessions without the need to find a plug, or even better, without struggling to secure your phone to a tripod phone mount. Just snap the phone onto the battery and start shooting.

Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand’s 1/4-20 tripod socket makes this a must-have device for journalists or conference attendees

I love that this battery only offers one port, which doubles for recharging the battery or pumping out a 20W Power Delivery jolt to a connected device. The Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand lives for a USB-C and wireless world, which is where most of us are moving to.

The box includes a USB-C cable, a snap adapter with install kit, and a Quick-Start Guide.

Mostly eco-friendly packaging makes for a feel-good unboxing experience. And a 2-year warranty is pretty good too.

What could be improved

This is a biggish battery. That’s not a flaw, just a fact. I wouldn’t mind seeing a small version of the Powerstation Stand with a smaller battery, but retaining the stand and tripod socket.

Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand: The Bottom Line

Zagg’s mophie team created a winning combination of features in the Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand. A built-in stand, MagSafe compatibility, nearly a double-charge on most phones, Power Delivery, and tripod support. That’s a very compelling combination. My bag just started carrying the Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand as my go-to battery.


Zagg provided the Mophie Snap+ Powerstation Stand for review. Images courtesy of Zagg.

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Daniel W. Rasmus

Daniel W. Rasmus, Founder and Principal Analyst of Serious Insights, is an internationally recognized speaker on the future of work and education. He is the author of several books, including Listening to the Future and Management by Design.

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