I spotted this different accessory on Engadget and my first though was who would ever wear that? On the other hand, I have tried some of these external emergency batteries from Energizer and the link and they always had one flaw. If you tried to talk on the phone while it was connected, you had a dangling battery to deal with, which made it unwieldy.
Turns out the guys at ChinaVasion had exactly this scenario in mind. They just made the battery into a wearable wrist band that has a whopping 1500mAh battery built in with both a miniUSB and microUSB connector and a retractable wire. It also has four LED lights on it that let you know how much power is left. Not bad for $24.84 at ChinaVasion, but I still would not wear one every day. Would you?
It’s hard to describe in words, but a picture does it justice.
Portable style wrist band rechargeable Li-ion battery that is worn like a wrist strap.
This wearable rechargeable battery pack is designed for quickly and easily supplying extra power to all of your popular portable electronic devices. Provided with a stretch cord and 7 types of power connectors, it is easy to wear your new fashion accessory while powering your cellphone, MP3/MP4 player, portable game player and similar handheld personal electronics. When used as a direct power source, provides up to 3 hours talk time or up to 8 hours MP3 use.
At a Glance…
- Wrist band style rechargeable li-ion battery for powering portable electronics.
- Includes connection adapters for most popular brand cell phones and portable electronics.
– Type: Li-ion polymer battery
– Capacity: 1500mAH
– Full recharge time: 5 hours (via USB)
– Working Temperatures: -10 C to +50 C
- Power Output Port: Mini-USB – additional stretch extension cord allows you to reach electronics without taking off the wrist band
- Dimensions: 250mm x 35mm x 15mm (L x W x H)
- Included connectors work with most major brands of cell phones, portable game and media players
- Integral LED lights show charge status
- Its working temperature range can withstand almost any weather
- For best results, you should fully recharge the unit before first use
- Model CVFZ-G03 wrist strap battery
- Mini-USB to USB cable
- x7 portable electronics adapters (major brand mobile phones, PSP, Nintendo DS)