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BoostTurbine: A backup battery with a backup charging crank

By 10.29.12

Backup batteries are fairly useful if you think you’re going to be somewhere that will see your phone die. But what about when your backup battery dies? What then?



Well, if you’ve got a BoostTurbine, you can just start cranking.

The BoostTurbine starts out as a fairly conventional backup battery. You plug it into the wall, it charges up, and then later on you plug it into your phone, which sucks up all the juice and turns your phone back on.

Where the Boost Turbine is different is the hand crank. If you find the juice you gave your phone still isn’t enough, just turn the crank. Granted that this isn’t going to power your phone to full capacity: Eton, the manufacturer, states that a minute of turning the hand crank will be good enough for either a thirty-second phone call or a few text messages. You won’t be doing anything long term with this one.

Still, it’s nice to have a backup to your backup, and if you’re in a situation where you need a few seconds to make a call, it’s a good thing to have.

BoostTurbine 100 [Eton]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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