If you are right in the middle of a DS or PSP video game and it looks like your batteries will die before Link does, hook up Thanko’s handy Charger Bracelet. It will give your game system up to an extended 4.5 hours of life. The device will also work with cell phones so you don’t have to hang up on your spouse/partner/boss until it is your idea. Connect the bracelet by USB to your computer for a recharge. The charger will set you back JPY 4,980 (~$44.00.)
When we first saw this charger, we thought it was a prototype from Make:, which actually has a kit available for $19.99. It might have started out that way, but now is in fact a viable product that someone has constructed for you. It operates like any other charger with a USB port which is powered by 2 AA batteries (including rechargeable ones.) Use it on your iPod, MP3 player, cell phone, camera, etc. for a charge that they claim is 2x curiously stronger than that of a standard USB charge. The mini boost device is $37.99 at Esty with an optional low-battery indicator for $7.99.
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