We’ve all been there. Dead battery at the worst moment… no matter if you needed to make an important call, snap the perfect shot, catch the season finale, play the winning move, or just concede to that insistent wake up alarm!
We rely on our mobile devices (tablets, smart watches, bluetooth speakers, etc.), but without power they’re not much more than shiny useless objects. The solution to our always-on appetite is to perpetually have access to power on the go. And that’s where a rechargeable portable backup battery bank comes in extremely handy.
But why does a simple functional device like a rechargeable power pack have to live in such a boring shell?
This was the question that imoco®, The Art Toy meets Consumer Electronics Design Studio based in Boston, MA asked before it came up with their line of cool designer rechargeable power packs that are full of personality.
To start with, imoco® are committing to ten primary designs from their Animal Critterz and Core Series collections.
With a dimension of 3.5 by 2 by 1.5 inches and weight of 145grams, the BatteryBot features a Li-ion battery with a DC charging time of about 5 hours. It also has a 500 cycle life span which means that BatteryBot can be counted on to provide 500 full discharges before it will need to be replaced. And it can maintain a charge cycle for up to six months at a time.
BatteryBot is also compatible with Most 5V Devices powered via USB including Apple’s iPhone, iPad Mini, iPad and iPod, Samsung’s Galaxy, Note, Nexus, HTC Droid, LG Nexus, Motorola Droid Razr, Sony Xperia, Blackberry Z10, Nokia Lumia, Amazon Kindle, Nintendo DS, Pebble, Google Glass, Dropcam and many others.
So far, Batterybot has raised almost $30,000 on Kickstarter from 508 backers. You too can back this awesome project with as little as $1 by visiting their Kickstarter page before 22nd November!