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Juice Tank iPhone case
The juice tank iPhone case is a revolutionary stepping stone in the cell phone protective casing market. It is in a pre market launch fundraising stage at the moment and is nearing its target which would allow a launch soon. The case as the ‘juice tank’ name would indicate has a built in collapsible charger in its back side. This allows individuals to charge their phone on the go, by simply plugging the case (and in doing so the phone) into a wall socket outlet. This then directly charges up the phone giving users a much needed power boost. The design and concept are ingenious and this looks like something that could have a real impact on the market if launched correctly.
The standard two pins of the North American wall socket collapse into the back of the case. They lie flush against the surface meaning they do not attract attention to themselves or cause inconvenience to the phone user. When the user needs power they can simply flip up the two pins so they can plug the phone directly into the wall socket. This means that anywhere you are, you can have wireless charging of your cell phone if there is a socket available. The concept is so simple once produced and so it is surprising that this has not already hit the market in some form.
The electronics in this case are expertly designed and do not take up a lot of room. This is a slim case which is no bigger than most iPhone protective cases. So having the luxury of an integrated charger does not make this a bulky and unattractive item. The reality is far from it and the case is actually quite neat and stylish. The producers know that looks are just as important factor as function when it comes to a successful phone case. This is why it is a hot topic and an area of much interest, it has all the makings of a successful product.
The only possible downside is actually a by-product of the advantage that this case has. In being a wireless/cordless charger the phone has to go right to the plug to be charged. This means that being able to use the phone whilst it is charging through the case will be difficult or impossible. So perhaps this is not a product meant for general use, but more so emergency charging whilst on the go. Users will probably use this when the phone is almost out of battery, and a quick burst of power is needed. Because it has to remain at the wall or extension, it is not really a long term or regular use phone accessory.
Never the less this is a great invention and fantastic idea put into action. The unit is said to be retailing at around $70 upon launch, or $55 for people who have invested in the development/launch costs. So it is not too horrendous a price for some innovative and new technology.