Mophie's Juice Packs are all the rage when it comes to giving a meaningful power boost to popular slabs like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III, but let's not forget others outside that group may need some help, too. Here's where the California-based firm Jackery hopes to come in. The company's just introduced its Bar and Mini external batteries, touting rather portable and peculiar designs as some of the main features present. More importantly, both of the USB-equipped power packs are loaded with 5,600 and 2,600mAh, respectively -- and, according to Jackery, this is enhanced by the peripherals' ability to hold a charge for up to six months, thanks to the company's own "unique power lock technology." Jackery's 5.4-ounce Bar is available starting today for $40, while the more petite Mini (which weighs in at less than three ounces) can be yours for 10 bucks less than its heavier sibling.
Jackery Bar and Mini portable battery packs
Jackery Releases Bar and Mini Powerful Rechargeable Batteries for Devices including iPad, iPhone, Android Phones and Tablets
Batteries Provide Users with Up to 220 Hours of Extra Operational Time –
Small Size and Weight Allow Batteries to be carried in Purse, Briefcase or Pocket
Santa Clara, CA (UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL February 21, 8am PST) - Jackery, a provider of premium rechargeable battery products for mobile devices, announced today the launch of two class-leading batteries, the Jackery Bar and Jackery Mini. Each battery takes up a minimal amount of space and provides users with considerable extra charging time for their favorite smartphone or tablet devices.
With 120 hours of extra operation time and a weight of only 5.4 ounces, the Jackery Bar is the world's smallest power bank with 2.1A output operating at 5600 mAh. The bar is fast charging, and ideal for users that need a powerful and compact mobile charging solution. It retails for $39.95 on Amazon.com.
The 2600 mAh Jackery Mini weighs less than three ounces and is currently the smallest external device battery in the world. Measuring only 3.7 by 0.9 inches, the Mini fits easily into a pocket or purse and offers up to 50 extra hours of operational time for device users. The Mini is capable of fully charging an iPhone 5 on one full cycle and currently retails for $29.95.
Each Jackery device features a durable and stylish aluminum case, which can sustain the rigors of frequent travel. The products hold their charge for up to six months due to the company's unique power lock technology, which allows the batteries to operate in a standby mode for up to six months.
"The Bar and Mini are powerful and fast-charging external batteries that give users on the go the peace of mind to know their devices can remain operable for extended periods," said Julie Wang, Chief Operating Officer of Jackery. "With our products, users get an immediate power boost that does not require scrambling to find an outlet. We envision consumers will purchase multiple products due to the convenience of on-the-go charging that is attainable at a very attractive pricing point. They'll buy a Jackery Bar for business trips and a Jackery Mini for fast charging around town and wonder how they ever lived without them."
In addition to iOS and Android devices, Jackery's products are also compatible with Windows phones, various smartphone and tablet platforms, multiple gaming devices, and MP3 players.
Consumers can purchase the Jackery Bar at http://www.amazon.com/Jackery-5600mAh-External-Enclosure-Flashlight/dp/B00AANMVNQ.
Jackery Mini: http://www.amazon.com/Jackery-Ultra-Compact-Lipstick-External-Enclosure/dp/B00AA6CS86/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361297960&sr
Jackery is a Santa Clara, California-based technology company focused on developing premium battery products for smartphones and tablets. The company offers a lineup of two products, the Jackery Bar and Jackery Mini, which both offer considerable charging time and small form factors for owners of the most popular smartphones, tablet devices, MP3 players and gaming devices. For more information, visit www.jackeryusa.com.