, 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.