3000mAh portable battery pack doubles as a wall charger for smartphones and tablets
Meet juiceBee - the gizmo that tackles the aforementioned problem. Basically, it serves as both a wall charger, providing 2 amps of USB power, and as a rechargeable battery pack that easily fits in a purse or a backpack. In other words, charging your phone or tablet will also recharge the accessory's cell. juiceBee has a capacity of 3000mAh, which should be enough to completely recharge most smartphones at least once. Moreover, it comes with a built-in surge protector, protecting the device being recharged from potentially harmful voltage spikes. And if that's not enough, the device comes with a built-in LED light that serves as a bright flashlight. A juiceBee model for use with a car's lighter port is being planned as well.
But the juiceBee isn't available at your local electronics store, or at least not right now. It is currently just a project that needs to raise additional funding via Kickstarter and it has 19 more days to reach its $50 000 goal. If you like the idea of juiceBee, go check it out. A $49 pledge will get you one of them in October, assuming sufficient funding is collected.
1. Tcool (Posts: 38; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
My Panasonic mobile power supply has a capacity of 5400 mAh. It has two USB outputs to charge two gadgets at the same time (smartphone and/or tablet).
3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2099; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Portable battery pack is a very good choice for those who want double juice after battery is dead.
4. ayephoner (Posts: 833; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
is this the first external battery to come with a wall plug?
i really like that feature, but I need one with much more juice (like 4x). is there one out there?
5. ayephoner (Posts: 833; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
just found this:
seems like a far superior product and will save you $10
6. rallyguy (Posts: 434; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I don't see how much juice it holds. As far as the article goes. No way I would pay $50 for a 3000 mAh battery pack.
7. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)
now build this in a phone without making it to thick and im happy
8. adk199 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)
I bring a 12000 mah cheap chinese "power pack" when i'm on daytrips. About 20$. 2x USB and pretty easy to recharge. Recharge does take some hours though. Easy to keep both phone and camera going for some days :-)