If you read our other blogs you may know that Kate and I are the modern day Hatfields and McCoys (I totally get to be the Hatfields because SPOILER: life just did not work out for the McCoys). Today our feud continues! Awhile ago Kate blogged about a small, portable, in-the-wild phone charger, but today I’m going to blog about an even smaller, more portable, more in-the-wild phone charger!
The JuiceBuddy is a pocket-sized iOS charger that you can carry around on your keychain. So if you don’t wear a belt, you might want to skip the Volt Buckle and opt for the JuiceBuddy for your on-the-go charging needs. From CNET:
Pacific Productions’ JuiceBuddy is a portable, self-contained iPhone/iPod charger that’s tiny enough to slip into your pocket — or ride shotgun on your keychain. In fact, it even comes with a keyring adapter for exactly that purpose. …
It closely resembles a Zippo lighter, except that when you pop the JuiceBuddy’s top, you get an iDevice connector, not a flame.
Then you just pop out its prongs, plug it into an AC outlet, and plop down your iPhone or iPod.
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Remove the keychain dongle and you reveal a USB port, so if you need to charge different devices you can use the JuiceBuddy as a normal AC adapter. Though it’s been pointed out that USB ports aren’t the strongest, so it remains to be seen if that was a good way to attach the keychain or not. What is the whole thing just falls offer the keychain? Hopefully they did some in-the-wild testing.
In-the-wild device charging has never had so many options!