That pesky cell phone battery

In my last post, I mentioned needing electricity for charging your smartphone while at shows…and that I had a gadget for that, too!

Meet fueltank from callpod – http://www.callpod.com/products/fueltank

Courtesy of Callpod.com

Plug it into your wall and charge it overnight.  Unplug it and take it with you.  Holds enough juice to recharge your battery in full!  Two models, the Uno and the Duo.  As named, the Uno charges one phone and the Duo charges two.

 
Uses a rechargeable lithium battery and comes with three adapters and a coupon for a free adapter (if the three you receive don’t work).  One adapter was for the iPhone, so I didn’t even need to use the coupon.  It also comes with a handy travel pouch to carry all the gear with you. 
 
I first had the opportunity to play with the fueltank at IndieGenius The Bazaar (www.beindiegenius.typepad.com) last weekend!  What a cool and handy gadget!  Didn’t need electricity to charge the phone for using with my Square.  I connected fueltank when I was at 50% battery and it took about 20 minutes to bring it back to 100%.  THAT was exciting because it means unless we’re outdoors, I won’t have to spring for electricity! 
 
AND, it’s on sale 50% off RIGHT NOW (use coupon code CALL999)
 
So let’s look at the numbers:
  • Typical electricity fee for shows: $10
  • One time cost for fueltank (ON SALE NOW!): $25, plus shipping = $35
  • Pays for its self in FOUR shows!

And considering IndieGenius was a two day show, it’s more than halfway paid for!  Instant cost savings!  Since it doesn’t require batteries to juice it up, there’s more money saved there, as well!  Can you tell how excited I am about this product?  🙂  Well, I get excited that we save money, too! 

If you use your smartphone for shows, please consider getting the fueltank.  I hope I’ve been able to show how useful and valuable it is for your smartphone and your bottom line!

 

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