The POP: Portable Power Station to Charge All Your Mobile Devices
August 3rd, 2012
With smartphones and tablets, mobile users always seem to be on the lookout for a spot for their next charge. I know that I’ve been in this situation: stuck in the middle of nowhere with no way of juicing up my phone. The POP aims to change this, thanks to its bucket-like format filled with buckets of power.
The POP, which stands for POrtable Power, is a high-capacity battery capable of recharging multiple mobile devices at the same time. It’s got a 26,000 mAh battery that can recharge an iPhone ten times. It can charge up to four iOS or microUSB devices simultaneously. Thanks to user feedback, they’ve just released a plug-in option called the POP Station which has no battery and is perfect for coffee shops and the kitchen.
The project was launched through the crowd-funding site Kickstarter and at the time of writing, it had already amassed $95,000 of a projected goal of $50,000 with 30 days of funding left. It will be made for sure. You’ll have to pledge $99 to get the AC-based POP Station and $129 for the POP Portable that has a battery. This is $20 off the $149 retail price.