If you're looking to take your iPhone 4 into the bush, this may just be the thing for you. The new Morphie Juice Pack Plus Outdoors Edition seems as durable as it is tough to say. It has an extra battery built in, so using the dedicated GPS app won't kill your battery (as fast). The company claims it allows for 150 percent battery life, and the case's durability is said to "exceed military specifications".
What seems most promising is the proprietary GPS application which works with or without cellphone coverage (so far US only). There's also a standby mode and the option to charge/sync without removing the case. Both of which seem pretty handy. If you're a numbers guy like me, here's the break down on battery life, according to their website:
- Talk Time: Up to 8 hours on 3G | Up to 16 hours on 2G
- Internet Use: Up to 7 hours on 3G | Up to 11 hours on Wi-Fi
- Audio Playback: Up to 44 hours
- Video Playback: Up to 11 hour
What's your view on taking smartphones outdoors? Let me know in a comment below.
Also, if you're looking to get out there, check out my book on KICKSTARTER, The Hitchhiker's Guide to: Earth.