Eton lets you crank your way to a charged phone with Boost line

Is your cell phone dead and there's nary an outlet in sight? It's not an issue if you're feeling zesty and also toting a BoostTurbine hand charger, which Eton just announced as part of its new portable charger lineup. The BoostTurbine2000 and 1000 model numbers denote the mAh of the batteries in each device, which can borrow volts from a conventional outlet, then transfer up to a full or half charge (respectively) to most smartphones. In a pinch, though, you can pop out the hand-crank and grab about 30 seconds of call time for each minute of sweat equity, according to the company (depending on your motivation, natch). The BoostTurbine2000 will set you back $59 while the 1000 model will run $49, and both are now available at Eton's store. The company also outed a new line of regular plug-in portable chargers -- it's all in the PR after the break.

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Etón Corporation Announces the Boost Line Mobile Charging Solutions

New collection of portable chargers provide users with on-the-go power when they need it most

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Etón Corporation (www.Etoncorp.com), a leading creator of high-performance, green-powered consumer products, announces the preorder availability of the Etón Boost Line, a collection of portable chargers that provide on-the-go power for mobile devices. The first products in the line – the BoostTurbine Series and the BoostBloc Series – are available for preorder on the Etón webstore.

"Our messages of empowerment through safety, mobility and eco-consciousness are reflected in the BoostTurbine and BoostBloc Series, and we're not done there – stay tuned for additional products to join the Boost Line soon."

"At Etón, we take our products a step further than the rest when it comes to providing convenience, power and sustainability," said Esmail Amid-Hozour, CEO of Etón Corporation. "Our messages of empowerment through safety, mobility and eco-consciousness are reflected in the BoostTurbine and BoostBloc Series, and we're not done there – stay tuned for additional products to join the Boost Line soon."

BoostTurbine Series

Leading the pack is the BoostTurbine Series, durable, portable chargers equipped with a hand-turbine power generator to serve as a "back up for your back up solution." Literally providing users with never-ending power, both products in the line - the BoostTurbine2000 (2000mAh) and BoostTurbine1000 (1000mAh) - feature a rechargeable lithium battery. Unlike other backup battery solutions on the market that eventually lose power and need a charge, the BoostTurbine products can provide power without a power source. When the BoostTurbine's internal battery runs out of power and no outlet is in sight, simply rotate the hand turbine to create power.

The BoostTurbine2000 and 1000 are completely self-contained power solutions that are fast and efficient; with only one minute of cranking, the hand turbine power generator can produce enough power for a quick call or a few critical texts. The BoostTurbine2000 provides a full charge to most smartphones when fully charged and the BoostTurbine1000 will provide a 50 percent charge to most smartphones when fully charged.

Each BoostTurbine model is made of tough-but-lightweight aluminum in a sleek and elegant design, and is compact enough to fit in a pocket. The BoostTurbine1000 is available in black, while the BoostTurbine2000 is available in black, red, white, and silver. Additional features include a Micro-USB DC input to use with most smartphone chargers (cable included), a standard USB port for charging any mobile device, and an LED charge indicator to monitor the battery charge level. The BoostTurbine2000 is offered to consumers with an MSRP of $59 and the BoostTurbine1000 is offered with an MSRP of $49.

BoostBloc Series

The BoostBloc Series is a collection of portable charging blocks with internal lithium batteries to provide convenient power while on the go. The series consists of the BoostBloc6600, BoostBloc4000 and BoostBloc2000; each equipped with either a 6600mAh, 4000mAh or 2000mAh rechargeable lithium battery, respectively. Ranging from cube, square and rectangle shapes, they give most smartphones up to three times the charge with the ability to simultaneously charge a tablet in select models. BoostBlocs have a Micro-USB DC input to use with most smartphone chargers (cable included) and a standard USB port for charging any mobile device. Users can easily check the remaining charge on the BoostBloc by shaking it to reveal the LED light indicators. Models in the BoostBloc Series include:

- BoostBloc6600 – Fully charges most smartphones three times and can charge a smartphone and tablet simultaneously with dual output USB ports. Available for preorder with an MSRP of $99.
- BoostBloc4000 – Fully charges most smartphones two times via the single 1A USB output. Available for preorder with an MSRP of $59.
- BoostBloc2000 – Fully charges most smartphones once via the single 1A USB output. Available for preorder with an MSRP of $39.

Additional Etón BoostLine products will join the BoostTurbine and BoostBloc collections in 2013. The Etón BoostTurbine2000 and BoostTurbine1000, along with the full BoostBloc Series, are now available for preorder on the Etón webstore.

For more information on Etón Corporation and its products, visit www.etoncorp.com.

About Etón

For more than 26 years, Etón Corporation has developed and manufactured products that enable people to be informed, entertained and safe. Our vision is to emphasize design, performance and use of nature's energy to power durable products that will provide information, entertainment and protection anywhere. For more information on Etón Corporation, please visit www.etoncorp.com.

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Eton announces Boost line, lets you crank your way to a charged phone