Battery case maker extraordinaire Mophie is now accepting pre-orders for its first iPhone 5 case, the Juice Pack Helium. To make a long story short, even Mophie couldn't make a true sync-and-charge case, but at least you can charge the phone and case together without taking them apart.
Measuring 2.49 in x 5.49 in x 0.59 in, the Juice Pack Helium is 13% thinner than previous Juice Packs and features a 1500 mAh battery. Mophie says it increases battery life by 80%, providing up to 6 additional hours talk time on 3G, up to 6 additional hours data usage on 3G or LTE, up to 7 additional hours data usage on WiFi, up to 30 additional hours of audio playback, or up to 7 additional hours of video playback.
The Juice Pack Helium is also designed to act as a virtual speaker box. Sound is redirected from the bottom of the phone to the front resulting in a richer, fuller sound quality.
The Mophie Juice Pack Helium is available for pre-order now for $79.95 from the official site. The first color, dark metallic, begins shipping February 19; a second color, silver metallic, is expected in March.