Monday, November 10, 2014

UNU Announces Superpak Battery System that Promises to Charges your iOS Device Very, Very Fast

As someone who lives and dies with an iPhone in my hand, I have one major complaint about the device.  It is the fact that the iPhone does not have a replaceable battery.  Back in the day, I was an Android guy and I really liked the fact that when I ran low on juice, I could just pop in a new fully charged battery and continue to use my phone.

It's amazing to me that when I go to dental conventions, iPhone battery life becomes a topic of discussion.  Often at major meetings, many of us who speak and write will get up early in the morning, go to the show where there are either lectures to give or meetings to attend.  You go at a tremendous pace all day and the moment the show closes for the day there are cocktail receptions and dinner meetings to attend.  Often you get up at 6:00 in the morning and fall into bed at 11:00 at night only to repeat the process the next day.

Often times, when the show is closing and the dinners or cocktail receptions start, you begin to hear people complaining that "my iPhone is just about dead" or "my battery just hit zero".  A strong day's use leaves many with no phone as the evening begins.  Our phones  have become so powerful and do so much in the background that we burn through batteries at an alarming rate.  Unfortunately, since iPhones don't have the advantage of snapping in a spare battery, we run the risk of them going dead at the most inopportune time.

Heck, there has even been a new industry created around this problem as companies create battery systems to help keep dying iPhones powered up.

Entering this market is a product from UNU called the Superpak.

The Superpak is the world's smallest 10,000mAh battery.  That means, despite its small size, it can charge iOS devices up to 2 times faster than most of chargers on the market (and that is a big deal).  The Superpak has software built into it that allows it to sense what device is plugged into it and that allows the battery to adjust its charging capabilities to that particular iOS device.  Cool!

Here are some specs on the Superpak:

  • 2 charging ports; 5v/2.1 amp and 5v/1 amp
  • 10,000 mAH Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Micro USB in from a standard USB cord (included)
  • 4 LEDs to show charging state of the battery pack
  • Special cable that supports either a micro USB connection or a lightning cable (included)
  • Colors: Black or white
  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • 1 year warranty
  • If you'd like more info or are interested in purchasing one, you can have your very own for $39.95 and can order it from the company website.

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