The POP power bank attaches to the rear of your phone keeping your pockets empty

If you are the type that loves to use his/her phone, you might find yourself constantly running low on battery life. To help keep your phone powered up, consider the POP power bank. Unlike similar products, POP attaches to the back of an Android phone, or an Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6s. Due to the configuration of the power bank, the charging port must be on the bottom, in the middle of the phone. POP uses an 1800 mAh Samsung Galaxy S II battery, which is removable. That means that you can bring additional batteries and quickly replace them when necessary.

If you're near a outlet, you can plug a microSD plug into POP, and use the power bank to run your phone. At the same time, you can charge up your Galaxy S II batteries to have them ready for your next outing.

The product is being crowd-funded on Indiegogo, and 203 backers have raised $2485. That adds up to 12% of the $20,000 that the company is seeking. There is one month remaining on the Indiegogo listing, and the product is expected to ship in September. For those seeking to get in early, POP costs $15 without the battery, $22 with an 1800mAh juicer. The regular retail price of the power bank with the cell will be $55, and there are other various offers that you can find at the sourcelink.

Regular power banks have to be held in your hand, or shoved in your pocket with a cord hanging out. With POP attached to the rear of your handset, this isn't necessary. And unlike other power banks, the amount of power you have is limited only by the number of freshly charged Galaxy S II batteries you can carry.

source: Indiegogo via AndroidAuthority



6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

this is just sad :-/ they pay that much money, and turn their flagship phone into super ugly and bulky turd like that, and the total battery they get still less than redmi 3 :-/

5. Brewski

Posts: 739; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I don't think this is a good implementation. The thin ribbon cable connecting the battery to the phone looks flimsy and fragile. If you put it in your pocket it will rub and tear. It uses a micro USB to charge so unless it comes with micro USB cable, iOS users will have to buy a cable. It's just stuck on the back. So if the glue is strong enough to hold it on then you won't be able to take it off easily when you change your mind. If the glue is weaker so it can be removed easily then it will also fall off easily in your pocket. Just get a better phone with a bigger battery instead of an iPhone and you won't have this problem.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I don't have "this" problem with my 6s plus, just sayin.

4. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

If OEMs would put way bigger batteries in their smartphones (4000-5500mAh depending on size) then no need for stuff like this. Use bigger batteries and make phones great again!

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

More like use bigger batteries that are also removable.

3. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 975; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I think you meant "Micro USB" and not "micro SD"

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Looks like the pregnant iphone battery case finally gave a premium looking hump.

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Still nothing like replacing the internal battery on the go.

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