5 Unorthodox Smartphone Chargers
Smartphones have become enormously popular, however, the fact that you have to carry a bulky charger pretty much takes out the concept of free mobility. What if I tell you that there are cooler, more eco-friendly ways to keep your smartphone battery alive would you be interested to know about it?
If yes, then take a look at this post in which you’ll find few out of the ordinary ways you can now charge your smartphones. While some chargers in the list use sustainable energy sources for power generation, others package the charging abilities into chic a purse. Let’s take a look.
Hand Turbine Smartphone Charger
This is basically an Americal Red Cross FRX3 hand turbine that’s equipped with a phone charger along with FM/AM radio, a solar panel, LED flashlight and an emergency beacon.
You can spin the hand turbine for active charging or place the FRX3 in the sun for a passive charging option. There is also a mini-USB included that you can use to power up your smartphone just as a conventional plug does.
- Price: $58.99
An award-winning solar charger, fit for adventurers, Solarmonkey is a clamshell solar panel that you can attach to your backpack, tent or bike and use it to charge small devices like smartphone, GPS system or handheld action camera when on the go.
The panel gives 5watt (5V 1A) maximum output and comes with green and red LED indicators that tell you when the charge is full or when the power has run out respectively.
- Price: ÃÂ£65.00
Window Solar Charger
It’s always sunny around your house, then why not put it to good use. Here is a window solar charger for smartphones that you can stick to a window or glass surface facing the sun and it charges your device in less than 2 – 3 hours.
Among all options of window charger available, this is the sleekest we’ve ever seen, so far. The charger can work with any USB-powered electronic device and comes with a micro USB charger for more convenience.
- Price: $19.00
For those who like to keep their phones in their purse, this is the best charger you will ever need. Everpurse is a beautifully designed bag equipped with a built-in smartphone charger that’s hidden behind the lining of the bag.
The bag is packaged with a charging mat so you just place your bag on it and the built-in battery charges up within an hour. You can either get a shoulder bag or a pouch both of which come in a beautiful variety designed by the famous Kate Spade.
- Price: Starts from $189
Brightbox is an innovative charging station that works as a phone charging locker. It features 6 bays that get secured by user-generated passcodes, interactive touchscreen display and a web-based portal for content control, usage reporting, and fleet management.
The station has digital advertising capabilities making it a perfect solution for restaurant or pub owners to help customers charge their smartphones and display a few of their ads.
- Price: Starts from $4999