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Jackery Air adds five days of battery life to any device

Having met their Kickstarter goal, the world’s thinnest rechargeable battery will, in fact, begin production, bringing up to five days of charge to any device. Genius.

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Jackery Air hits Kickstarter funding goal

Jackery already offers charging tools for mobile devices, but with their $30K Kickstarter campaign reaching its funding goal, production of the new Jackery Air has been secured, making possible what they call the most thin rechargeable battery for mobile devices ever.

The company says they needed the funds to begin the “expensive production processes” which includes a super-thin design, high-capacity custom battery cells, and an aluminum case, all of which combine to offer up to five days of extra operational time. FIVE… DAYS.

The Jackery Air can offer this much time because of Jackery’s existing power lock technology which the company says enables the charger to retain its charging capabilities for up to six months when not in use. SIX… MONTHS.

A multi-platform capable charger, the Jackery Air can charge iOS, Android and Windows phone devices as well as tablets, multiple gaming devices and MP3 players. Two versions of the product will be produced including a 2800mAh version and a 5000mAh version. Both measure 4.9 x 4.0 inches in size, are only .3 inches in thickness and weigh 5.5 ounces or less.

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Reaching Kickstarter goals

“We reached our $30,000 goal quickly because Jackery Air is simply a great product that is ideal for today’s mobile users,” said Julie Wang, Chief Operating Officer of Jackery.

“Without these initial funds from Kickstarter backers, we wouldn’t be able to cover the customized manufacturing which is essential to the Jackery Air’s small footprint and leading performance,” Wang added. “This product is a real game changer for the industry because it offers users an extremely portable charging option that matches or exceeds the design aesthetics of their own devices.”

The device will likely be most popular with business travelers, but because of its small size, it could become the default back up power source for all types of people.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. ktiedt

    June 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    but its 1amp out… which means… it wont work well for a lot of newer devices that are 2amp draw… also not sure how 5000mah is supposed to give 5 days… considering phones these days have 2600mah batteries to start with… it looks cool though…

    • Curious mind

      June 26, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      I have the same question exactly, how did they figure out an extended 5 day battery life? Does it mean I can use my phone 24/7 for 5 days straight?!

      • ktiedt

        June 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm

        Sorry I didnt cross post my other info here, I talked with the developers over on Kickstarter for this product and the 5 day for any device is a misnomer… basically a based on the battery life of the 1440mah battery in the iPhone 5… it will get ~5 days charge time (essentially they get 3-4 additional charges out of their battery pack… As for the rest…. they claim since it outputs a full 5V charge… that while it is only 1amp output, it will charge any device that uses USB charging — however if a device is normally expecting 2a+ it will simply charge slower through this device…

        • Curious mind

          June 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

          Thanks for the comment. No worries, it was really perhaps a misleading article title. How long the battery lasts depends on an user’s own way of using his mobile device. Yes, this 5000 mAh battery can charge an 1440 mAh iPhone battery up to more than 3 times, but if, for example, I were a heavy iPhone user, and I am constantly using power apps like instagram, fb, or whatever, I will deplete my iPhone battery pretty fast, and I will use up the 5000 mAh mobile battery charger pretty fast too, perhaps within the same day.

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