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Crowdfunding project of the week: the Blade4000 is a portable charger that also expands storage
We are back with yet another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’, an article series in which we highlight the coolest funding campaigns from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Shall we jump right in?
Other featured projects:
- iBand+ induces lucid dreaming and helps you sleep better
- LIVALL smart cycling helmet
- Unleashed will turn your phone into a DSLR remote
- Dot is a smart notification light
Today we are taking a look at the Blade4000 battery pack. There are plenty of portable chargers out there, so we can understand why at first glance you might not get too excited about seeing yet another one. But this specific battery pack is actually very special, because it doubles as a storage device.
Aside from the 4,000 mAh battery packed inside, the Blade comes with a microSD reader that accepts cards of up to 256 GB. This means it won’t only become your battery charger, but also an external hard drive of sorts.
The best part is that the company worked really hard to make the Blade4000 compatible with most devices via USB OTG. It will work with iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS X and more. Just plug and play, as you would with any other USB external storage unit. It also helps that the actual unit is slim and good looking.
Interested? First you must understand there are two versions of the Blade4000; one with the TF card reader and one without. You can grab the one without the card reader for as low as $10. That is a good deal if you just want a cool charger, but those who want to exploit the Blade4000’s true potential will need to pay up. Adding the TF card reader will set you back at least $29, which is still a pretty accessible price.
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