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Crowdfunding project of the week: Jiffy will keep your devices charged with no outlets
It is the weekend and we know you are expecting your dose of crowdfunding awesomeness. Like every Sunday, we have a featured crowdfuding project of the week coming from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Both host great campaigns, powering amazingly innovative technology, but they are also full of stuff we can definitely live without. In this series we aim to bring you our very favorite and save you some of that precious time.
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Today we are taking a look at Jiffy. Not only does it have a cute name, but it will also keep your devices charged at all times. And we mean that; this thing can power up your gadgets with no power outlet, sun or even a traditional battery. It is free energy at its greenest, and needs nothing but you to operate.
How is this even possible? You know how wind and water turbines can grab energy from movement? In a similar fashion, the Jiffy uses a rotating mechanism to pick up kinetic energy and charge its internal micro generators. This energy is then transformed into electricity and can be used to charge devices via USB.
All you need to do is rotate the lever while Jiffy is connected to a device and the magic will begin. Pretty awesome, right? It also supports Quick Charge 2.0 and offers an electric current intensity of 2,200 mA. This means that, on average, it can charge up to 4 devices while navigating on 3G. And if you ever need a light, it can also power an LED one you can get for $5.
There is no mention on how much time and work it would take to take an average phone from 0% to 100%, but I don’t think it would be an easy feat. After all, the purpose of this charger is to be used during your long trips to the wild, blackouts or emergencies. This is not something you will use to charge your devices every day. Though with enough effort you probably could.
And the best news is that this little gadget is actually quite affordable. You can get it by backing the project with as little as $25. They also start shipping this August, so you won’t have to wait long to get it. Who is signing up?