Innergie PocketCell packs a powerful punch
By Ben Coxworth
January 12, 2012
People who are worried about their mobile devices running out of juice at inopportune moments now have another portable power supply at their disposal - and it's tiny. The 2.8-ounce (79-gram) Innergie PocketCell is a little larger than a car key, and allows for hours of extra use of Apple and Android devices, MP3 players, and a variety of other mobile gizmos. It was unveiled this week at CES.
The PocketCell incorporates a 2.1 Amp USB power port and a 3,000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery bank. It also comes bundled with the Magic Cable Trio 3-in-1 charging cable, which allows devices with Apple, mini USB or micro USB connections to plug into a standard USB port. It can be charged via USB from a laptop or desktop computer, or using a USB power adapter. Once charged, it can power devices directly, or be used to recharge their batteries.
According to Innergie, a fully-charged PocketCell should be good for about 4.5 hours of iPad use; over 25 hours of talk time on an iPhone, Android or Blackberry smartphone; 100 hours of playback time on an iPod or MP3 player; or over 10 hours of playing time on a game console. A company rep at CES told us that if used to charge the batteries of devices, one fully-fueled PocketCell could manage two full iPhone 4 charges, or half an iPad charge.
The PocketCell is available on the Innergie website, for US$79.99.