For $40 you can buy a portable battery that will charge your phone once or twice. You might also be able to pickup a MicroSD card reader for under $40. Have a think about the types of things that cost $40 and how many of them you might buy to keep you connected on a day away.
Now take a look at this.
It’s a non branded product from a US guy who just wanted all these features in one, so he went out and made it.
This little SmartCard, available in Australia through SimTech does a LOT. Here’s just what I can think of:
- Charging Cable, so you can connect to power or laptop and charge your device
- Portable Battery with built in cable for your device.
- LED light for seeing where the keyhole is in the dark
- MicroSD Card reader
- 8GB portable hard drive for your PC
All in the size of a credit card. Thickness wise its about 5 credit cards stacked on top of each other but it’s still impressive.
There’s two cables that are tucked into the sides, one for USB one for MicroUSB and there’s a lightning adaptor to put onto the MicroUSB.
It’s nifty as all hell, that’s for sure.
Is it top quality – no, is it the kind of product worth having in your travel bag for emergencies – damn straight.
Great idea. Fun product.
Smartcard – $39.95 – Available from SimTech