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Mophie just unveiled its most affordable batteries yet.

Among the accessory maker's new lineup of external batteries is the Powerstation Mini, which starts at $29.95. The Mini is a new, smaller, take on the company's signature Powerstation line. The 3,000 mAh batteries come in five different colors — pink, blue, purple, black and white — and provide up to 12 hours of additional battery life for your smartphone, according to Mophie.


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The company is also making new additions to the rest of its Powerstation line: The 6,000 mAh Powerstation, the 10,000 mAh Powerstation XL and the 20,000 mAh Powerstation XXL, which is also Mophie's biggest battery to date.



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Earlier this year, Mophie unveiled a line of cases that charge wirelessly, and the company is now following suit with a battery that uses its "Charge Force" tech. The Charge Force Powerstation will wirelessly charge a compatible Juice Pack case as well as other devices that support Qi wireless charging — Samsung's new Galaxy Note7, for example. It also has a built in USB port so you can charge another device the old-fashioned way.

The Powerstation Plus line has also been redesigned. The built-in cables now have a removable tip that allows you to switch between micro-USB and Lightning cables, making the batteries much more useful for people with multiple types of devices.

The Plus line comes in three sizes: Mini (4,000 mAh), Plus (6,000 mAh) and Plus XL (12,000 mAh). The colors match the standard iPhone tints.



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As we've noted before, more and more phone manufacturers are adopting the USB-C standard, and Mophie is finally showing those devices some love with a new line of batteries.

At $99.95, the Powerstation USB-C is one of the company's pricier offerings, but the 10,000 mAh battery should keep your devices juiced up for quite a while.

All of Mophie's new batteries are on sale now at Best Buy, Apple stores and other retailers.

There are tons cheaper options available — who doesn't make a battery pack these days? — but you might think about spending more for differences in design, battery capacity and, most importantly, safety. Mophie's battery cases are some of the highest quality options, and they're unlikely to explode or catch fire due to quality insulated parts.

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