Kickstarter project of the week: Pocket is a wallet and a portable battery pack

by: Edgar CervantesDecember 14, 2015
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Kickstarter is teeming with innovation, but it’s also drowning in a bunch of experimental products that won’t really take off or improve your life. This is why we created the ‘Kickstarter project of the week’ series, where we hand pick the best projects we see hitting the popular funding website.

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So, which is the lucky winner this weekend? I came across this nifty little gadget that is named Pocket. This accessory only does a couple things, but it does them very well. In a nutshell, it is a wallet that doubles as a battery pack.

As a wallet, it is actually quite a nifty product. It is thinner, made of plastic and seems to be quite resistant, but it is also helpful. The spring-loaded card slot fits 6 cards, and another one can be placed on the outside (good for NFC payments). On the other side we will also find a band for conveniently storing bills.

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Now, what about that battery part? Packed inside this little gadget is a 1300 mAh battery. And you won’t be needing to carry any extra cables here. The Pocket comes with a couple charging cables integrated. One has a microUSB tip, while the other sticks to Apple’s Lightning connector.

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1300 mAh is arguably a small amount of juice, but we must consider this unit is super small. Plus, it will never really get in the way. There wouldn’t be a need to remember putting it in your bag or think about it, so you won’t even feel like you re carrying anything extra. It’s always with you! Considering all this, 1300 mAh is nothing to scoff at. It just can’t really give you a full charge on an average smartphone.

Interested? You will need to back this project with at least $75 to get your hands on one. This is a good discount over the expected $99 retail price, right? There were cheaper offers available to early backers, but those are gone now.

Back the Phorce Pocket on Kickstarter

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  • ITGeekMonkeys

    It’s a great idea but kinda curious as to why cash doesn’t have a safer place. Slipping cash under a “band” on the outside of the wallet leaves it vulnerable to prying eyes and the possibility that it’ll slide out in your pocket when the wallet is pulled out.

  • Hamza Tauqeer

    Very very nice idea, although like ITGeek Monkey said. Cash should be place somewhere inside the wallet as cash is more important and everyone use cash more than cards….

    • Shane Grogan

      There are people who still use cash? Where?

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    • systemupdate

      I think the market for this is mostly North America and Western Europe and sorry to say that Cards are more important than cash and no one carries cash and for the little cash that they do carry it does the job.

  • systemupdate

    I guess micro USB might be ok for now but maybe in less than a year everyone is going to move to USB Type C (a lot of newer devices have already switched).

  • sithishs

    Or you can buy existing compact battery packs for like…1/4-1/3 of the price of this “wallet”…