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New case for the Apple iPhone 5 lets you crank-charge the battery

0. phoneArena 20 Mar 2013, 09:50 posted on

The Gridcase Reactor is a case for the Apple iPhone 5 that uses a hand crank so that you can re-charge the battery during those times when an outlet isn't available; in addition, a small 400mAh cell is built into the case to give the phone a little boost before you crank the battery far as long as you can; the device is being crowdfunded by CrowdSupply...

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posted on 20 Mar 2013, 09:54 9

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5400; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Now this is also called "INNOVATION", not from Apple. :)

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 10:14 3

2. bachir8k (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


OMG, i would like to see iphone users cranking the handle to start-up their phones, same as you starting a 1915 car, hahahahah. Simply buy a phone with a better battery-life :)

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 11:07 7

4. quakan (Posts: 1180; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Battery cases/packs are for the power users. Regardless of what phone they have, they always manage to run through the battery power quickly.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 15:46

13. bachir8k (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Then simply buy a smartphone with a removal-battery, mmmm such GS3 or GS4 :D

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 12:45 7

8. TheMan (Posts: 402; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Actually, the century-old crank seems appropriate, given iOS's ageing UI.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 10:43 1

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6436; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Possibly worse accessory ever. And this guy desperate too raise cash for this? Why not buy solor recharge battery

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 11:09 1

5. quakan (Posts: 1180; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I can't see this catching on in the battery case market.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 11:42 6

6. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


My Note 2 is having a good laugh right now.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 12:43

7. pwnarena (Posts: 884; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


that's the tech our flashlight is using.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 12:47 3

9. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Hand crank is for undeveloped countries not USA or Europe.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 15:50 1

14. bachir8k (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


yes it's for the 3rd world poor consumers with a brand new IPhone 5, right???

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 23:42

15. quakan (Posts: 1180; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


It's okay, I don't think he thought that one out all the way.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 13:55 1

10. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


why not take thishttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/epiphanylabs/epiphany-one-puck
and strap it to your back?

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 15:25 1

11. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


If you care that much about battery life just get a RAZR MAXX HD. Talk about going overboard.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:28

12. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Given that the OS is more than 5 years old, this accessory suits it well.

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