TiPb Gear: mophie Marketplace and mophie juice pack TV (Macworld 2010)

mophie at Macworld 2010

mophie was a good friend of mine during Macworld 2010 as I literally walked the show floor with two (2!) mophie juice pack airs ($79.95 - iMore Store link) to get me through the near-constant use of my iPhone required for the the live coverage -- and yes, I typically drained them both and then some!

New at Macworld, mophie's Jon Bradley was showing off their mophie Marketplace, which combines a case and a credit card reader to handle transactions on the go and the mophie juice pack TV, which combines a juice pack battery with FLO TV service.

Marketplace will be available April 15 while juice pack TV is shooting for March at a price point probably a bit north of the juice pack by itself, but may include some month of free FLO TV service to offset it.

Check both out after the break and let us know what you think. You want to swipe credit cards and watch TV on your iPhone?

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, ZEN and TECH, MacBreak Weekly. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter, App.net, Google+.

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SaggyBalls says:

I love Rene and all the quality stories that he brings to TiPb, but you just know from this picture that he was the kind of kid who got picked on unmercifully. Who's laughing now though, he's getting all kinds of paid for being a geek.

dloveprod says:

That's the juicepack I'm waiting to get, I just wonder how much is the service gonna cost, the one with flotv

taroliw says:

Just gotta say... that mophie rep? HAWT! :D

AlphaBtch says:

I have been waiting for these to come out! After dealing with Nurit terminals for years, I am so sick of them and have been desperately hoping for a wireless alternative. I especially like that it records the geo location of each transaction. Good job, mophie. I'll be one of the first in line on April 15th! (And by the way, I think Rene is kinda cute.)

Crunch says:

I'm interested in both the credit card machine and the FloTV. iPhone really does everything, doesn't it? (@AlphaBtch: I totally agree. :D)

Joe McG says:

Dang, Rene is a playa...

DRTigerlilly says:

You know i'm honestly more interested in Fastmac's iV Plus also heard alot of people having problems w/ Mophie and not getting any help from them re returns/refunds. Another power product i like is the MiLi Power Skin unfortunately seems it's a UK product.

Kingsley says:

Why would anyone prefer FLO TV and their limited lineup of channels over a Slingbox?

JNGold says:

@DRTigerlilly,
I have a powerskin and it's not only a UK product. I live in the states. I ordered it from http://www.milidirect.com/page/mili-power-skin
@kingsley,
Less of an investment. I have a Sling that I won in a contest but I can imagine someone not wanting to spend 200+ bucks on one.
@Rene,
Did you happen to ask about the problems with signal degradation?

Virtuous says:

I won't tolerate any signal degradation.

mwebsterpgh says:

If the service is $15.00 month it will need a better line up of channels to succeed.