Last year in the midst of Hurricane Sandy, here at Canoe Tech Blog, we looked at an emergency self-powered radio that had a built in hand charger to help you through times when there was no power readily available. Well, another company has a brilliant idea to take that concept further. Instead of a standalone product you can use to charge in the absence of electricity, they’re building that same functionality right into an iPhone 4/4s and 5/5S battery case.
Having a dedicated charger for your devices might be a good thing, but when you have five of them, like iPads, iPods and iPhones, it might be a challenge to have them all plugged nice and neat in a compact space. So Griffin has come up with a new charger that will charge up to five power hungry devices that fit in a compact space.
When I first heard the name, the first thing that came to mind, was the chilling voice of the late John Lennon cranking out the words to Twist and Shout, The Beatles cover version, recorded over half a century ago in 1963. As clever as the name Twist & Charge USB Charger is, equally as clever is what this gadget actually does.
Let’s face it; we never seem to have enough juice left in our batteries when we really need it. And this becomes even more critical in emergency situations when you consider last year’s Hurricane Sandy, the tornados in Oklahoma and the recent flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta, where one never knows if or when electricity would be available to recharge our batteries.
We never know when the power is going to go out so it’s a good idea to make sure that when the time comes we are ready. Now not everyone has the ability to keep a generator around, but certainly a small gadget that’s self powered to help get the news, the weather and even charge other small gadgets would certainly be welcome.