Mobile battery pack Pronto can recharge itself 12 times faster than the competition

Mobile battery pack Pronto can recharge itself 12 times faster than the competition
Pronto is a portable battery pack that takes only five minutes to recharge its internal battery by enough to fully charge an Apple iPhone 5. This is a crowdfunded device that is currently on Kickstarter. The good news is that Pronto will be produced since it did reach its funding goal. Actually, the battery pack raised more than twice the funding target of $50,000. With 28 days left, Pronto has raised more than $106,000.

There are two versions of the Pronto. The Pronto 5 features a 4500mAh battery and will retail for $99. The Pronto 12 is equipped with a massive 13,500mAh cell, and will be priced at $149. Both models need just 5 minutes to grab enough juice to recharge your iPhone 5 one time. Recharge both for an hour and the Pronto 5 will recharge your iPhone 5 three times and the Pronto 12 will recharge your iPhone 5 nine times.

Pronto has been designed to charge itself 12 times faster than the usual battery packs found at stores. The device is not expected to be available until next June, so until then, you will just have to cope with the mobile charger that you're currently using.


source: ">Kickstarter via GigaOm

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8 Comments

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Over & over priced.

2. chaoscauser

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Phones need to be charged fast, not a battery pack.

3. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Only if it supported fast charging out put for note 4 or any others that uses fast charging

4. torr310

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Yawn~~~ PhoneArena is boring these few weeks... no interesting things.

5. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

There's usually a 30% attrition rate when charging your phone with a battery pack. I seriously doubt anyone would see three full charges with the Pronto 5 or nine full charges with the Pronto 12.

6. BrisklyFaster

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

This isn't new tech, you can charge a battery really really fast if you can deal with the intense amount of thermal energy generated by the recharging process. Duracell has a 15 minute charger that sounds like a hairdryer because of the fan. I'm curious how quiet (or noisy) this one is.

7. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

All these new products for helping people stay powered up is getting ridiculous. They're all bandaids for a weak link. When are people going to start refreshing their reading skills and sudy the effects of fast charging current technology batteries? The industry is taking 30 year old technology, sealing it inside modern day devices which are getting more powerful, then pushing gadgets and gizmos that can harm the very same component used to power these devices. Just keep a spare battery handy. Oh wait, the industry is taking that option away so you can spend more money on stuff you really shouldn't need. John B.

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