Some smartphone users carry around an external battery pack which they use to recharge their smartphones during the day when they run low on juice. Some bring their chargers, some have battery pack cases, but what if you had none of those and you really needed a quick juice up? Well this concept called Juice Up, will rely on the kindness of your friends or strangers if you desperately needed a bit of juice to send that last text message or make that quick phone call on your iPhone. As you can see in the image above, Juice Up is a Lightning cable, but at the same time it also doubles as a bumper case for your iPhone.
When not in use, it wraps around your iPhone and acts as a bumper case, but should the need arise when you need that last minute charge, or perhaps give some juice to a friend or desperate stranger, unwrap it, plug one end of the Lighting cable into your iPhone, and the other end into another iPhone. The idea here is to take power from one iPhone and transfer it to another. Of course there are some problems with this concept, such as how will which iPhone know to charge the other one? Perhaps an app could be developed for that. There is also the issue of the clip that holds the cables together which looks like it could be easily lost.
However Juice Up is currently a concept and not a real product, but it does sound promising and we wouldn’t mind seeing it made a reality. What do you guys think?
Despite BlackBerry putting their efforts into their BB 10 devices, they have not forgotten their old customers and the upcoming Bold 9720 will be a device that will appeal to customers who prefer OS 7, and presumably its more affordable price tag when compared to some of BlackBerry’s BB 10 devices like the Z10 and the Q10. In any case while the device has yet to be formally announced and hit the shelves, several videos have appeared online and they basically give us a walkthrough of the phone and some of its features. The video above is apparently a really quick review of the handset and while it is in Russian, hopefully the video should provide enough information for you to get an idea of what to expect. Read full post →BlackBerry Bold 9720 Caught On Video, Shows Off Some Of Its Features