As smartphones become more powerful they also consume a lot of power. If the battery of a particular devices does not carry a large amount of charge (indicated by the mAh value) then it’s going to get drained easily at the end of the day. You will then need to charge your device with its power charger (if there’s a power outlet available) or by using a power bank.
What if you could charge your smartphone using an accessory that acts like a power charger and a power bank? This is where Jump comes in. It’s a small device that measures 50 x 50 x 13.6mm and weighs at 40grams that’s a charger that comes with its own 800mAh battery. You can use it like any ordinary charger by connecting it to a power source and plugging your smartphone. If no power source is readily available then there’s no problem since the available 800mAh internal battery can charge your device and can provide almost four hours of extra talk time or 87 hours of standby time. It comes Lightning port version for iOS devices or a microUSB version for Android devices.
Jump charges its internal battery whenever you charge your smartphone. This means that you will still have an extra charge in your pocket whenever you need it. It comes with an efficient circuit that knows when a smartphone is fully charged and automatically redirects power to its internal battery for charging.
Here’s how Jump performs on a Samsung Galaxy S4
- Talk time: 2 hours 40 minutes
- Standby time: 61 hours
- Internet use: 1 hour 33 minutes
- Video playback: 1 hour 50 minutes
Jump Technical Specifications
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Charging via USB to computer or USB to power adapter
- Time to charge Jump: 90 minutes
- Time for Jump to charge smartphone: 35 minutes
- Output current: 1A-5V
- Battery capacity: 800mAh
Jump is currently running a funding campaign over at Kickstarter. The goal is to reach $40,000 and with 2 days left to go before the campaign ends a total of $295,762 has already been pledged.
If you wish to back this project you can pledge $40 which lets you get Jump with either the Lightning port or a microUSB port. Shipment starts on May 2014.