Samsung's new Battery Pack Kettle design is a cool new take on the external battery


Samsung has a brand new battery pack it calls 'Kettle Design' that looks unlike any other external battery and brings a neat additional functionality: it doubles as a kickstand for your phone.

The Kettle Design is a 5,100 mAh battery pack that also features a neat wrist strap and comes with 1 USB type A port and 1 microUSB port for charging the battery pack itself. The port for charging your devices outputs 9 watts of power (5 volts at 1.8 amps), so this is charging quicker than your regular standards, but not as fast as the latest quick charging standards. You can get the new battery pack in the fresh Mint Blue color and it sports a built-in LED indicator for battery levels. In the box, you will also find one kickstand cable that enables the special kickstand feature of the battery pack.

You can buy the new Samsung Battery Pack Kettle Design for $30 from Samsung's official US store (link right below), and it ships within a couple of days.

Buy Samsung's Battery Pack Kettle Design here ($30)


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19 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 950; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Cool looking battery pack and the stand does seem useful. Nice job Samsung.

6. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I'm so gonna rip that idea into a 3D printed add on for my cable. Nice

15. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well..... like I promised! I just ripped this idea and printed. it works great! :) www.instagram.com/threedsgns check it out. I might modify it later and make it more universal. When I do, I will publish it on Thingiverse.

17. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

That was fast, well done.

18. Furbal unregistered

Good stuff. I need to get a printer.

2. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I'd rather just have better battery life, like that Blackberry... why make a phone so thin if you have to carry something around that's far more cumbersome than just adding another mm or two of thickness? Or just let us take the frigging back off again? It should be law that every product with a battery in it, must make the battery easily removable.

3. Phonehex

Posts: 764; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Go buy nokia 3310

4. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I have several, my G/F loves to use them as sex toys.

5. Phonehex

Posts: 764; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Obviously she would use them . I guess you aren't very potent .Hahahaha

8. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

actually, s7/s7e & s8/s8+ have a better battery life than 90% of the other flagships but sure it would be nice if they increased it to 4000 maybe note 8 ?!

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It probably won't happen because they have to fit the pen in

11. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

They can accomplish that with a thicker phone.

7. torr310

Posts: 1661; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Bulky

9. aspleme

Posts: 30; Member since: May 18, 2014

Great idea Samsung. (Sarcasm) Anyone look at how this actually works? It's already covering part of the screen on an older phone. You want to see what it looks like on the S8 with its reduced bezels? I love my S8... designing for older phones only? Foolishness.

12. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

The fact that it covers up a half a sliver of the screen doesn't really bother me. The alternative would probably have been some kind of brace, but I don't see how they would've done that without either a pad or a built-in structure on the battery pack.

16. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I just copied this idea and printed an improved version of it... check it out: www.instagram.com/threedsgns It doesn't cover my phone's screen, though my XZ have huge bezels so that helps... anyway my design is symmetric and works great with my power bank

13. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

As long as phones don't get into Gameboy levels of thickness, I'd much rather just have a thicker phone that lets me not need one of these.

14. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

To be fair, depending on what you're doing no matter how big the battery is in your phone you may still need a back up.

19. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Was interested in this until I got home & saw that my AT&T branded battery packs are 6600 mAh & are just missing the strap & the stand. I think I'm good.

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