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This tiny battery will make sure your smartphone never runs out of juice

Updated 9 years ago
Published May 29th, 2014 1:57PM EDT
Kickstarter: Spor Smartphone Solar Battery Pack

Spor is a tiny external battery for iPhone, Android smartphones and other devices and it’s currently raising money on Kickstarter by offering some very interesting features that could help users make sure they never have to worry about their smartphones running out of battery power.

Not only does Spor pack a 5200mAh battery, but it also features a solar panel, which means that unlike similar products for mobile devices this battery pack will continuously recharge while exposed to the sun or to an artificial light source with enough intensity.

Furthermore, the Spor offers one-month stand-by time, and can charge two devices at once. Users can also daisy chain multiple Spors, and can recharge the battery pack from a regular power source.

When it comes to customization options, users will be able to 3D print Spor covers in “almost any color, shape or material.”

Finally, the Spor will also come with a special USB cable that will let users place the batteries securely on various surfaces or attach them to objects, such as bikes.

Spor has already raised over $15,000 in a day, and needs $100,000 to be fully funded. Pledges range from $1 to $10,000, with the cheapest Spor costing $40. The device will ship in December, assuming the project is successful.

A video showing the Spor and explaining its features follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.