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Battery packs are incredibly useful for keeping your gadgets charged when they’re running low on juice.
But what about your laptop? MacBook users can pick up the HyperJuice, but it requires a little bit of modding to make it compatible with the MagSafe charger and not everyone is comfortable getting their hands dirty.
A new product called the Omnicharge, currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo, charges any device through a standard AC/DC (120V AC and 150V DC) power plug and has two USB ports to juice up phones and tablets.
The Omnicharge is available in 13,600 mAh and 20,400 mAh capacities currently selling for $99 and $129, respectively, as early promotional prices during the campaign. Once the campaign is over, the Omnicharge will cost $199 (13,600 mAh) and $249 (20,400 mAh). Deliveries are expected to arrive in October.
Sure, the full retail price is expensive. But I’d say it’s worth it for the peace of mind when you need juice on the go, even if you don’t get the discounted pricing.
For road warriors and nerds like me who can’t go on vacation without bringing a million different devices that need charging, the Omnicharge is basically the ultimate battery pack.
Resembling a stone (even the texture is stone-like), the Omnicharge, which weighs 0.83 pounds (13,600 mAh; 5.2 x 3.3 x 0.9-inches) and 1.3 pounds (20,400 mAh; 5 x 4.8 x 1-inches) is, frankly, quite ugly. The black color looks better, though. Yet the Omnicharge’s functionality more than makes up for what it lacks in aesthetics.