The advent of smartphones and portable devices has inadvertently brought about the need for on-the-go charging. Yes, there are power banks but they need to be charged too. While we normally are cautious about keeping our devices fully charged before travel, an emergency back-up instant charger is the need of the hour. To solve this issue, Aussie resident Anthony Peacock has designed a device called the Flat Attack. The Flat Attack is a portable AA battery operating charger that can be used on smartphones and other devices on-the-go.
The biggest draw of this portable charger is that it doesn’t need to be charged like other power banks. It runs on an easily accessible AA battery, that can be replaced when the juice on the Flat Attack runs out. So if you’re headed for camping trip or any place without plug points, all you need is the Flat Attack and a couple of extra batteries in your backpack, and you’re set.
The Flat Attack weighs just 35 grams and comes with ports that can charge Android and Apple devices. It is up on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, and is looking to raise $20,000 to send its first bag to the ship. The pink variant is priced at $20 and it goes up till $80 for the Family Pack, which has 4 Flat Attacks in black and white with 8 batteries. The price excludes shipping cost.
Peacock claims that the Flat Attack will give you 60 minutes of talk time, 2 hours of constant texting or 7 hours on standby on all smartphones. The Flat Attack charges other devices like smartwatches, speakers, iPods and tablets as well. Once the funding is completed, the Flat Attack will go into production and should be shipped to backers by April.