MagSafe, Portable, & a Built-in Stand – Mophie snap+ juice pack mini Review & Video

Mophie snap+ juice pack mini with stand - HighTechDad review
Review of the Mophie snap+ juice pack mini with stand which offers MagSafe & wireless charging as well as USB-C charging with a unique stand - Video & Unboxing.

There are many portable battery charger solutions in the market. And many of them are really great (others, less so). After spending a little time with the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini with Stand, I believe that Mophie has managed to carve a niche with a blend of innovation and practicality. As an avid tech reviewer, I often encounter various gadgets, but Mophie consistently delivers products that stand out. And, literally, one of the cool features of this Mophie battery charger that makes it “stand out” is, in fact, the stand! (Disclosure below.)

Uniquely addressing the needs of the modern, mobile lifestyle, the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini is not just a portable battery charger; it’s a magnetic, MagSafe-compatible phone charger that caters to the dynamic lifestyles of tech enthusiasts. Imagine being on the move and your iPhone is running low on battery. The Snap+ Juice Pack Mini becomes your go-to companion, promising up to 100% extra battery life in a sleek, compact design that effortlessly fits into your bag or pocket. Whether you are a frequent traveler, a professional on the go, or someone who values a versatile charging solution, the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini is designed with you in mind.

iPhone on the charger - Mophie snap+ juice pack mini with stand - HighTechDad review

This review includes a video of the unboxing and some initial usage. And, being a tech guy who NEVER reads the manual (products really need to be intuitive when it comes to using them, I believe), part of my video review shows the WRONG way to use the Snap+ Juice Pack Mini’s most significant feature, the built-in stand. Oh well! 

Video Review & Unboxing of the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini with Stand

As mentioned, I did my video review without too much hands-on time with the Mophie battery charger. Boy, did I feel foolish when I realized part of the way through my recording that I actually had the battery charger and stand upside down! Luckily, I discovered my mistake as I was working through the video (which is available on YouTube directly).

Once I figured out my mistake, I liked the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini even more!

Features that Stand Out

The unboxing experience reveals a thoughtfully designed device with a 5000mAh internal battery, promising a full charge for your smartphone. Remember, a “full charge” is defined by both the size and state of your battery. 5000mAh is good to recharge the largest iPhone fully; the iPhone 15 Pro Max battery has a capacity of about 4422 mAh, for example. 

One of the standout features is the magnetic positioning via MagSafe, ensuring accurate alignment for optimal charging efficiency. MagSafe compatibility adds another layer of convenience, delivering up to 7.5W for iOS devices. While the iPhone 15 Pro Max has MagSafe charging capabilities of up to 15W, the Mophie’s MagSafe connector is only rated up to 7.5W, which is still powerful enough to charge your iPhone quickly. And the nice thing about the magnetic capabilities is that you can simply attach the Mophie to your iPhone (assuming it has MagSafe), and it will stay attached to it on the go.

Charge via USB-C - Mophie snap+ juice pack mini with stand - HighTechDad review

The dual-purpose USB-C port can output up to 12W via a USB-C cable and input up to 20W via USB-C, enhancing its versatility. This is only one USB-C port, so you can either charge an external device or re-charge the Mophie snap+ juice pack mini.

Battery level indicators - Mophie snap+ juice pack mini with stand - HighTechDad review

There is also a battery-level indicator that shows the current battery charge by pressing the button. And when the battery is being charged, the lights blink to indicate that it is charging.

Integrated stand - Mophie snap+ juice pack mini with stand - HighTechDad review

The integrated kickstand is a game-changer, providing hands-free viewing in portrait and landscape modes. This feature makes the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini not just a charger but a personal theater or a convenient workstation on the go. 

Charging AirPods - Mophie snap+ juice pack mini with stand - HighTechDad review

You can also wirelessly charge things like Apple AirPods by simply placing them on top of the MagSafe region of the charger.

Technical Specifications:

  • MagSafe Compatibility: up to 7.5W for iOS.
  • Kickstand Function: hands-free viewing in portrait or landscape modes.
  • Battery Capacity: 5000mAh internal battery.
  • Charging Efficiency: Charges on contact with magnetic positioning for accurate alignment.
  • USB-C Port: Output up to 12W, input up to 20W, dual-purpose for recharging or powering other devices.
  • Universal Wireless Charging: Compatible with iPhone series 14/13/12.
  • Warranty: Two-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

Positives and negatives

The positives of the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini are numerous. Its magnetic, MagSafe-compatible design ensures a secure and efficient wireless charging experience. The integrated kickstand adds a new dimension, making it ideal for various activities, from video calls to media consumption. The compact size and USB-C port’s versatility make it a must-have for those who demand convenience and functionality from their tech accessories.

USB-C port for charging and re-charging - Mophie snap+ juice pack mini with stand - HighTechDad review

My only negative, thus far, is actually about me, the reviewer, and not understanding how the stand (the tee-pee design) actually worked. Once I figured it out, I viewed it as quite functional and helpful. So, to put things plainly, read the manual! 

Pricing of the Mophie snap+ juice pack mini

Beyond charging, the Snap+ Juice Pack Mini’s stand functionality transforms it into a versatile accessory for your workspace or entertainment. Whether participating in video calls or consuming media content, the adjustable kickstand provides an added layer of convenience and usability. The stand’s thoughtful design enhances the overall appeal of this portable charger, making it a dynamic addition to your tech arsenal.

Portrait mode charging - Mophie snap+ juice pack mini with stand - HighTechDad review

This Mophie battery solution retails around the same rate as other compact battery chargers that provide an extra charge to your iPhone. But the added bonus of being able to use MagSafe or the USB-C port, as well as being able to prop your iPhone while charging in either portrait or landscape mode, makes it a pretty compelling solution. 

It retails for $59.95 on the Mophie/Zagg site and is available on Amazon for $49.95. Be sure that you are getting the 2023 version.

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The Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini with Stand embodies the next level of portable charging, seamlessly blending power and practicality. Its MagSafe compatibility, versatile kickstand, and robust design make it a standout choice in the portable battery charger market. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a professional, or someone always on the move, the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini offers a reliable, all-day power companion.

Directly attached to iPhone via MagSafe - Mophie snap+ juice pack mini with stand - HighTechDad review

The Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini is a nice charging solution, offering not just a charger but a holistic solution to the challenges of staying powered up in the digital age. Its compact design, MagSafe integration, and unique stand are not just features; they are practical solutions for the on-the-go user. This isn’t merely a tech accessory; it’s your ally in the daily hustle, ensuring that your devices are always charged and ready for whatever the day throws at you. 

Disclosure: I have a material connection because I received a sample of a product for consideration in preparing to review the product and write this content. I was/am not expected to return this item after my review period. All opinions within this article are my own and are typically not subject to editorial review from any 3rd party. Also, some of the links in the post above may be “affiliate” or “advertising” links. These may be automatically created or placed by me manually. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item (sometimes but not necessarily the product or service being reviewed), I will receive a small affiliate or advertising commission. More information can be found on my About page.

HTD says: Embrace the blend of technology and versatility of the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini with Stand – it’s not just a charger; it’s your all-day power companion with the added bonus of a built-in stand.

HighTechDad Ratings
  • Ease-of-Use
  • Family-Friendly
  • Price Point
  • Features
4

Summary

Embrace the blend of technology and versatility of the Mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini with Stand – it’s not just a charger; it’s your all-day power companion with the added bonus of a built-in stand. This is an extremely easy-to-use and portable battery charging solution. With multiple options for charging (MagSafe, Wireless for AirPods or other devices, and USB-C), this is a handy mobile battery solution. And it has an innovative kickstand or teepee stand that allows you to view your iPhone in portrait or landscape modes while charging. The capacity of the battery allows for about a single charge of your iPhone which is good for a day use on the go. 

Pros

  • Lightweight & Portable
  • Charge via MagSafe, Wireless, or USB-C
  • Built-in stand

Cons

  • Smallish capacity – good for one charge
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