No Outlet? No Problem! Charge an iPad with Ultra-High Capacity Battery – An Approved Kickstarter Post

kickstartbattAnthony Vilgiate travels 200 nights a year for business, which means the man spends a lot of time fighting for precious electrical outlet space in airport terminals. To keep his iPad and other gadgets charged up and ready to go, he invented a range of ultra-high capacity batteries which are all about the size of an iPhone. His product is so new that Vilgiate has yet to formally name it, but iPad-toting business travelers can get their hands on one of his units on Kickstarter, where the project has blown out its funding goal.

Vilgiate’s three models break down as follows:
• The Adventurer, the 6600mAh version, will charge an iPad battery from 20 percent to full one time, with a lifetime of 500 charges per unit.
• The Destination, the 10,000mAh version, will charge an iPad from zero to full approximately one-and-a-half times, and is housed in a sleek brushed aluminum casing.
• The Expedition, the 11,200mAh lithium ion version, will charge an iPad one-and-a-half times AND charge an iPhone twice.

Exact times will vary, but all models will take about 6 to 8 hours to charge a device.

Pledge $30 for the Adventurer, $50 for the Expedition, and $65 for the Destination.

These batteries obviously struck a chord with Kickstarters, who have pledged more than four times the project’s initial 25K goal, which is more than enough to fund an initial production run of the units. It’s not too late to get your order in, however. Interested backers must pledge before the funding period ends on March 8, 2013.

About Emily: Emily is a freelance writer who loves discovering new apps whenever she can pry the iPad away from her children or husband. You can contact her via Twitter: @whatwentwrite