AMPWARE today announced the launch of CRANKCASE and CRANKBOX, a smartphone case with an integrated hand-crank generator and a universal generator, respectively. The revolutionary devices allow smartphones and virtually any mobile USB
charged device to never be without power-regardless of location.
Ampware’s patent-pending technology instantly develops 500 mA when hand cranked. Should users ever find themselves without power, they can re-energize their device’s battery, getting three hours of battery life for 5 minutes of crank time! Plug any USB-charged device into the charging port for a jump charge. No more looking for wall plugs, car chargers or USB outlets while on the go. CrankCase and CrankBox provide immediate power anywhere in the world, day or night. So users can talk, text and work on their mobile device anytime!
CrankCase will be designed for popular smartphone models, including iPhone 5, 5S and 6 in various colors (Compatibility for Android and other devices is in development). The CrankCase also features a hidden, removable CrankCable under the crank handle. This cable can be used like a normal cable in emergencies or when you don’t have one. Plus the phone can be charged with regular cables without removing the phone from the case.
An option for all smartphone /mobile device users, the CrankBox will also be separately available to charge any device using a USB connection.
“After Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, I realized that staying connected with loved ones in disasters is impossible without power,” said Mark Gabriel, co-founder of AMPWARE. “We designed the CrankCase and CrankBox to be reliable so you don’t have to worry about having a car charger or wall outlet to power your mobile device. In an emergency or in daily life, you can always generate enough power to stay connected with your family and friends.
Limited numbers of CrankCase and CrankBox are now available at early bird prices of $49 and $29 respectively on Indiegogo.com. Buyers are urged to preorder these devices now and reserve their spot, as only a limited number will be released at this time. Buyers can sign up for a free Indiegogo account to get these early discount prices before CrankCase and CrankBox reach retail store shelves later this year.