3000mAh portable battery pack doubles as a wall charger for smartphones and tablets

3000mAh portable battery pack doubles as a wall charger for smartphones and tablets
Portable battery packs can be a hardcore smartphone user's best friend. They provide the power needed to recharge a smartphone or tablet whenever there's no power outlet around. However, the drawback of these portable batteries is that one must always make sure they are charged, as otherwise, carrying them around is useless.

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.

source: Kickstarter



1. Tcool unregistered

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).

2. vladd100

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

the htc double charger looks way better...

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Portable battery pack is a very good choice for those who want double juice after battery is dead.

4. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 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: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

just found this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BBMW8EM seems like a far superior product and will save you $10

6. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 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: Oct 30, 2011

now build this in a phone without making it to thick and im happy

8. adk199

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 04, 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 :-)

9. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

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