The SOSCharger has arived on Kickstarter and looks to solve the age old solution of a dead phone battery when you are no where near a power outlet. The SOSCharger is a self generated power charger which means you wind up a handle which creates power for your iPhone. Going one step further, the SOSCharger also has a built in 1,500 mAh Lithium Polymer battery so it has the power to charge almost any phone on the market. If the extra battery dies, you then have the option of using the manual crank handle; 3-5 minutes of cranking will provide 5-12 minutes of talk time.
If you are often out of reach of a power outlet or spend a lot of time camping or hiking this is certainly an excellent accessory to have in your backpack. The comfort of knowing that you will never be without your iPhone in critical situations is a very welcoming thought to have.
If you would like to get in on some early SOSCharger action you can grab one when / if they make it to production. A minimum pledge of $35 will be enough to get one including free shipping. There was a cheaper offer at just $25 however that has now all been taken up and the SOSCharger has already smashed through its pledge goal of $27k; it currently sits at over $40k and still has 39 days to go.
What do you think of the SOSCharger? Would you carry one around with you for that extra piece of mind?
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