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Hand-cranked portable charger case wowed at CES 2016

The demo given by AMPware was a genuine attention-grabber at the Consumer Electronics Show

The first hand-cranked portable charger case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S received considerable positive attention at the end of last week during CES 2016 in Las Vegas where it had to battle for notice from among over 20,000 products being demoed by over 3,600 exhibitors.

The fact that a hand-cranked power bank could shine at such an event clearly shows the importance of backup chargers.

The AMPware case is not yet on the market, but people who are interested in a hand-cranked portable charger can pre-order this mobile device so they can be among the first to receive it upon its release in March 2016. It has a limited capacity at only 1,000 mAh but the main advantage of this case over other tiny capacity power banks is that this battery pack can be cranked back up to full power using a fold-out handle.

The AMPware demo of the portable charger at CES 2016 claimed that it must be cranked for 5 minutes.

AMPware portable charger hand powered This hand powered battery pack needs to be cranked for five minutes and this will offer about an hour of normal use on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S. This seems to place the device in a position somewhere between solar chargers and the traditional form that can be plugged into the wall. While it does offer far faster juice than a solar cell phone charger – needing only 5 minutes per 1,000 mAh – it doesn’t even approach some of the better quality iPhone battery pack options currently available.

AMPware hand cranked battery packMoreover, using this device isn’t simply a matter of plugging in the USB cord as it needs to be cranked up, first, to make sure it actually has power to provide. It looks as though this would be better for someone who is worried about running out of charge during a power failure or a long trip or someone who finds that their cell phone battery is nearly good enough for their needs, but sometimes fall short by less than an hour of usage.

As the crank is built right into the case, it does make this a convenient option because no additional storage is necessary but external portable charger devices still compete with that convenience in their work-free power availability. Still, for consumers looking for backup power that is generated for free, always available and eco-friendly, this could be a very appealing option.

External battery charger from Mogix keeps up with real people

This portable battery pack is designed to keep up with actual device use, not just ideal circumstances.

California based Mogix understands that it is nearly impossible to get through a day – any day – without the use of some kind of portable device, from smartphones to tablets, ereaders, laptops, digital cameras, or even electronic cigarettes, and an external battery charger has become a vital part of ensuring that these gadgets will keep up with an individual’s actual needs.

In many devices, the internal battery simply is not adequate to keep up with the way a device is really used.

When Mogix developed its external battery charger, it did so with the real use of a device in mind. It is one thing to hear the statistics with regards to the ideal situation, but it is something else to try to use your smartphone or tablet the way that you actually want to – that will usually need more juice! After all, the average person does not use his or her gadgets in the way that the instruction manual would list at being perfect for the battery charge. Phone calls need to be made, there are situations where the screen needs to be bright, and everyone loves their apps.

The Mogix external battery charger means that no matter how the device is used, there is always enough power.

Mogix external battery chargerAccording to the Pew Internet Project from Pew Research, at the start of this year, 90 percent of adults in the United States have a cell phone, and 58 percent of American adults have smartphones. Another 42 percent have a tablet, while 32 percent have an ereader. Not only do we have these devices, but we use them virtually everywhere!

The same research firm showed that 44 percent of cell phone owners have slept with their device next to their bed to ensure that they don’t miss a text, call, or other type of update while they were sleeping. In fact, people check their devices for alerts, calls, and messages, even when there hasn’t been any signal that one has come in. Pew Research reported that 67 percent said that even when the device doesn’t ring or vibrate, they will still check on occasion, just in case.

After all, 29 percent of cell phone owners say that the device is “something they can’t imagine living without”. Mogix thinks that if this is the way that people feel, then device owners shouldn’t have to go without their gadgets just because their batteries can’t keep up. The light weight, slim, and powerful external battery charger for use in real life circumstances is the result of this understanding. The brand’s spokes-dog, Mogix, is traveling the globe in a fun and exciting campaign to show exactly how this device can keep up with the ultimate mobile usage while on the go and is documenting his journey on the official Mogix Facebook page.