updated 02:05 pm EST, Tue January 7, 2014
New case available in 16, 32GB capacities; adds 1,500mAh to battery
Battery case manufacturer Mophie introduced today the Mophie Space Pack, the company's first smartphone case with built-in storage for iPhone 5 and 5s. The Space Pack not only doubles the battery of the iPhone, but increases its storage capacity -- allowing users to keep more documents, videos, music and photos locally on the device without relying on cloud storage.
Using Mophie's free iOS app Space, users can access content within the Space Pack and easily manage all of the files on the device by way of a local file interface that does not depend on network or Wi-Fi access. The device will be available in both 16GB and 32GB versions, and also adds a 1,700mAh battery to the iPhone.
Preorders for the battery pack have commenced, at $150 for 16GB, and $180 for 32GB. Cases ordered now will ship on March 14.