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Legion: battery of the future featuring a microprocessor

Legion is the next generation of portable power sources and could be one of the best in the industry when it becomes publicly available.



Legion: battery + microprocessor

Legion is a portable energy source with a built-in Organic LED display coupled with a microprocessor. It can charge any USB powered electronic devices.

Unlike a traditional portable battery where you’re left in the dark about the state of charge of your battery, Legion learns how you use your electronic devices and displays precisely how much more time (days:hours:minutes) you have remaining until you run out of power. Legion uses premium grade Lithium Polymer batteries designed to maximize your energy density while packing it into the smallest area possible.

To use, simply press the power button. Once it is powered on, repeated presses of the power button will cycle through the menu allowing you to see current charge remaining, amount of time until Legion is empty, time until Legion is fully charged, health status of battery, number of charge cycles/battery age/battery temperature, battery voltage, amount of current being charged or discharged, and power in Watts.

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Why does that matter?

Not all USB power sources are the same. USB wall outlets, desktops, laptops, and solar panels all charge your phone at different rates. With Legion, you will be able to identify which power plug is capable of delivering the most power to your device by simply toggling to the Watts and Amps menus.

The Watts and Amps menus will display your precise charge power and current in numeric form on the Organic LED display. This allows you to identify which USB power source is optimal for charging Legion or any of your electronic devices as quickly as possible. And when you are not using Legion, it detects that it is not being used and places itself in a low-power sleep mode. To turn it off, simply press and hold the power button.

Tech Specs:

Legion will have an aluminum core with a plastic top and bottom. And comes in a 5500 mAh (Single 1A Output), measuring 2.45 x 4.32 x 0.45 inches, weighing 4.4 ounces. The second version, 11000 mAh (Dual 1A and 2A Outputs), measuring 3.5 x 5.25 x 0.45 inches and weighs 9 oz. Legion also comes with a free water resistant carrying case and a retractable USB charging cable. It can carry your mobile phone and Legion together.

Legion is currently compatible with the following devices: Apple (iPhone, iPad Mini, and iPad), Samsung (Galaxy S4, S3, S2, S, Note 2, Nexus, Ace, Focus, and Odyssey), Google (Nexus 7 and 10), HTC (One X S V, Sensation XE XL, Inspire, Droid, ThunderBolt, EVO, Radar, Titan), LG (Nexus 4, Optimus, Touch, Spectrum), Motorola (Droid Razr Maxx Bionic, Triumph, Photon), Sony (Sony Xperia Z J P), Blackberry (Blackberry Z10, Curve), Amazon (Kindle, Kindle Fire), Nokia (Lumia), and Others (PLX Yaba, PLX Yaba X, GoPro, MP3, MP4, PS Vita, Pebble).

Legion is seeking production funds on Kickstarter and has already met their financial goal, so the project will be funded after August 29th.

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Jennifer Walpole is a Senior Staff Writer at The American Genius and holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. She is a science fiction fanatic and enjoys writing way more than she should. She dreams of being a screenwriter and seeing her work on the big screen in Hollywood one day.

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