KickStarter Friday – The Ultimate in a portable battery charger
The battery life of smart phones remains to be the biggest draw back in technology. And yet, we are still waiting for the day when you can get more than a single day’s charge on the powerful phones of today. Until that time, we have to rely on a number of things, such as making sure to carry your charging cable. The limitations do explain the growing market for portable batteries which you can use to recharge your smart phone so you can continue using it. And the more powerful those batteries are, the more times you can recharge your smart phone before having to recharge the portable charger.
This weeks KickStarter project is the Dark Energy Reservoir which is being described as the premium portable charger for you to carry. With claims of lasting a week before you have to recharge it, it appears to be making some aggressive claims. As an example, they say the Reservoir can recharge the iPhone 5 up to 5 times before it will need to be recharged. If that claim does turn out to be true, this will look like one of the best portable chargers on the market.
The Reservoir from Dark Energy has some impressive features defined for it. The recharging of a smart phone 4 to 6 times is very impressive. Weighing in at 5.9 ounces, they say that it will only take 4 – 6 hours to recharge the Reservoir. For the amount of power that it packs, other portable chargers take longer to recharge. The Reservoir is very light and thin yet it holds an 8000 mAh battery in it. The use of a lithium polymer battery is the key to the smaller battery with the great reserve of power.
We have been seeing a lot of portable batteries for the past year and the goal is to make them smaller and more portable. But with this power, few have achieved the smaller size that the Reservoir will be delivered at. And with power to recharge your smart phone for a week, even fewer measure up to the size and power of the Reservoir.
Even though the KickStarter project has achieved 173% of their goal when it closed, you still have the ability to pre-order the Reservoir for $99.95 with an expected delivery in July this year. Take a look at this one because it does look like it will make a difference for you.