If you are stranded somewhere – anywhere – the last thing you want to be without is your smartphone. As we saw in the recent Hurricane Sandy incident, when power goes out, there’s no telling how long you’ll be without it. For a lifeline to the world, you need some way of recharging your cellphone.
Eton, a company famous for its emergency preparedness products, has just the device you’ll need to solve at least one of your emergency needs. The Eton BoostTurbine 2000 is a rechargeable battery pack with a hand turbine power generator. Simply spin the handle on the back of the palm-sized unit and create your own electricity to recharge your USB powered device.
Crank for 10 minutes and you’ll get five minutes of talk time. Crank for two minutes and you’ll get another one minute of talk time. No matter how long the power is off, you can always count on your phone having a way of being recharged.
In addition, the Eton BoostTurbine 2000 will store 2,000 mAh of useable power that can be used anytime to completely recharge most all cellphones. Just plug it into your computer or another USB charger, and in a few hours, you’ve got a full recharge ready to use anytime you’ve exceeded the life of your phone’s battery. Recharge it at home again, and you’ll always have that back-up power you need.
For whatever life throws at you, at least you’ll never have to worry about being without cellphone power ever again. Look for more details at the Eton Website or buy the BoostTurbine 2000 at Amazon.com
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