When the smartphone’s battery runs out, we either need to rely on power banks or hug the walls, as iPhone users usually do. The Plan V failsafe smartphone charger means to divert us from both.
9V batteries don’t get much love these days, most portable devices being powered either by AA/AAA batteries or by custom Li-Ion ones. That being said, they won’t disappear anytime soon, as people are continuously finding new purposes for them. Plan V, the failsafe smartphone charger developed by Flintu, relies on such a battery to provide you with the necessary power in your time of need.
Flintu has tried to make this gadget as useful as possible. It sure is practical when your battery runs out and you need to place a call or write a text message, but it also needs to be handy at all times. What better form factor than a keychain, in this scenario? Of course, you had better be somewhere where 9V batteries aren’t a rarity, as that would defeat the entire purpose of this smartphone charger.
“Plan V, not just another battery back-up for you to leave at home or forget to charge, it is a failsafe charging device which is ALWAYS on you. So small you won’t know it’s there, until you need it.
You’ve all experienced it at least once, you’re on the go, your phone is flat and you need to; urgently call your friend, navigate to a meeting or even worse, get out of a dangerous situation.
Plan V is a failsafe device you don’t need to charge and is so small you can take it everywhere (on your keyring). It works much like a car jumper cable. You simply connect a 9 volt battery to the Plan V device and then hook it up to your phone. And since these are the square batteries you find in smoke alarms, they’re about as widely available as chocolate bars.”
Flintu has turned to Kickstarter to raise the money needed for manufacturing the Plan V smartphone charger. Supposing that the AUD $30,000 funding goal is reached within the next 29 days, anyone who backed the project with AUD $10 as an early bird or AUD $15 as a regular backer will get their Plan V in February 2015. For a bit more you can get an powerbank capable of charging your smartphone or tablet multiple times, so you need to decide if this charger is right for you before making an investment and waiting for 3 months to get it.
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