Megalo Mini key fob portable charger gets Kickstarted with just 3 days to go

Michael Krikheli & Jeff Macks’ Kickstarter project for a tiny ‘key fob’ sized battery power bank has managed to surpass its Kickstarter funding goal with just three days remaining. With most popular smartphone designs still having barely enough battery power to last a full day devices such as the Megalo Mini charger, thanks to its supreme portability, are still essentials for some.

Megalo Mini dimensions

Megalo Mini dimensions

Now the Megalo Mini only has a 1400mAh capacity, which might seem small. However if the rating is accurate, as it should be for a high profile campaign like this, that can supply a popular phone such as the iPhone 5 with up to a 75% full charge from flat.

The vitally important thing about the Megalo Mini though is that it is so small that you are indeed likely to carry it around with you, unlike some of the bigger sizes, larger capacity battery packs. This is like the camera on your smartphone being so much more useful than your swanky premium dedicated camera that you never bother to carry on your person.

Megalo Mini in your pocket

Megalo Mini in your pocket

The Megalo Mini also has other nice design features; it is a self contained unit with all the wires and connectors you will need built into its frame. So you can’t forget that important connecting wire to connect to your phone or recharge the pack itself – they are all built-in. Also for convenience the Megalo Mini can be connected for charging at the same time as your smartphone when you do get to a suitable place to plug in and recharge – that’s a nice touch.

Megalo Mini connected and charging

Megalo Mini connected and charging

The Kickstarter project for this charger ends, as mentioned in the intro, in three days time. The project has achieved backing of nearly $28,000 at the time of writing where only $26,000 was required. Interested parties can still lay down a pledge of $34 to be among the first to get a Megalo Mini, in either black or white, with free shipping in the US ($7 for overseas delivery). The first chargers will be in backers hands by October say current estimates.

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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