Cell phones are great for fun and games, and they’re especially handy during emergencies… except when they lose power and there’s no way to recharge, but the Eton Hand-Crank Emergency Cell Phone Charger will let you scratch that particular worry off your list.
If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to be in an area hit by a hurricane and have to go weeks without power (I have), then conserving the cell phone battery becomes a priority. It’s your lifeline to the rest of the world and all you can do is watch that little battery icon grow smaller and smaller as you stare at the outlets that no longer provide go-go juice.
However, with this handy little gadget, all you have to do is connect your phone to the charger with the charging cable to breathe a little extra life into your phone. Just crank the handle for one minute and you’ll get 30 seconds of emergency power to use for either calls or texts, and the charger’s integrated 2,000 mAH lithium-ion battery recharges fully from a 2 1/2-hour USB connection to a computer or a USB AC adapter using the included cable so it won’t take long to prepare if you foresee the lights going out in the near future.
Eton BoostTurbine2000: Rechargeable USB Battery Pack with Hand Turbine Power Generator
- Portable backup battery pack with rechargeable 2000mAh lithium ion battery with hand turbine power generator
- Provides 100% dump charge to most smartphones when fully charged
- 1 minute of cranking will generate enough power for a 30 second call or a few critical texts
- Lightweight and durable aluminum body
- USB out to connect with your mobile device.
- 5″ L x 2 1/2″ W x 1″ D. (8 oz.)
You can make sure a power outage doesn’t completely knock you back into the Stone Age with the Eton BoostTurbine2000: Rechargeable USB Battery Pack with Hand Turbine Power Generator for $59.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer. The Eton Emergency Charger is also available at Amazon.com in red, black or white from $54.75.