A compact smartphone battery that is an alternative to bulky power banks.
Between external battery packs and cases with built-in power, there are plenty of ways to recharge your handheld devices outside of the home. Unfortunately, all of these options require a pre-charge before usage. However, start-up company Native Union introduced a device, called Jump, that could serve as an alternative for phone charging on the go.
Unlike standard power banks that are currently in the market, this Kickstarter project aims to bring an auto-charging smartphone battery pack that is small in design and always ready to be used. With a 800mAh battery attached to a smartphone charging cable, the intelligent technology behind the device will detect when the phone’s battery is full and will then systematically redirect the charge to the device’s internal batteries.
Jump could potentially increase the phone’s talk time by an additional 3 hours and 50 minutes, or 87 hours of standby time. Weighing only 40 grams and no bigger than the size of your palm, this device can easily become your phone’s new best friend.
“We’ve all faced the frustrating issue of our smartphone running out of power, just when you want to make that call, send a message, or find where you are on a map,” says Native Union. “We are confident that JUMP will provide up to one third additional charge to an iPhone 5s as we move forward towards production.”
After making its appearance at this year’s CES event, the company has since crushed its expected Kickstarter pledge of $40,000 by nearly triple the amount. With an expected price tag of $50, Jump is sure to change the way we go about daily phone charges. You can still pledge for your own device here.
Check out the promo video below.