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Freeplay Zipcharge

Freeplay, creators of a large line of self-sufficient hand-cranked radios and flashlights, is entering the rechargables market with its Zipcharge rechargeable power stick, available in March. Co-opting tech developed for hybrid cars, the device pairs intelligent circuitry with a nano-phosphate lithium cell to achieve a swift charge time of only ten minutes, with enough juice to bring to life your depleted cellular lifeline.

With a single USB port and a variety of tips, Zipcharge shouldn't give you any problems with compatibility, but the $80 price tag could rival the price of your phone. If we could only get this battery tech in our cell phones themselves...

Check out the video after the break for a closer look at the Zipcharge.

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