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Hand Crank Phone Battery Backup

Eton BoostTurbine2000
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You know what kids these days need? Manual labor. Because they're lazy. Also, cellphone battery backups. Because they're irresponsible. Also, greasy, acne-ridden pubescent teen years. Because they're a bunch of little narcissists. Well, Eton's BoostTurbine2000, a backup battery with a hand turbine power generator, can fill two of these character-building requisites for our youth. And anyone else who forgets to charge their phone.

The BoostTurbine2000 is itself a backup battery pack loaded with a rechargeable 2000mAH lithium-ion battery. When it's fully charged, it can pass the juice forward and fully charge most smartphones. Even cooler, in times when neither the phone nor the backup has power, the Boost's turbine can produce enough power in 60 seconds of hand cranking to support a 30-second call, or a few text messages.

Made of tough, lightweight aluminum (7 ounces), the BoostTurbine2000 maintains a compact profile small enough to fit in pockets. It comes with a Micro-USB DC input compatible with most smartphone chargers, and a standard USB port for charging other mobile devices. Available colors are black, white, and red.

Purchase Details: $60 from eton »
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