Mobile chargers are ten-a-penny on crowdfunding sites, but lately we’ve seen a couple that do things a little differently. The SmartWallet was also a wallet, and now the iPac-Man doubles as a Bluetooth games controller.
On the charger side, it’s an absolute beast, packing a whopping 6,000mAh battery. That’s enough to juice up some phones four times. Quite an achievement, considering most portable chargers struggle to power up some phones even once.
Turn it around, and it features all the controls you’ll need to play games on your device. There’s a direction pad, four buttons, left and right sticks, and four shoulders buttons, plus Start and Select.
For $19 extra, you can also get a mount to connect your phone to the gamepad, so you won’t have to prop it up when you fancy a game.
It can be yours for just $49 (£31), which seems astonishingly good value. That’s the early bird price. There’s no word on what the recommended retail price will be.
It’s sailed past its $1,000 funding goal on Indiegogo and there are still 59 days to go. Shipping should start in April next year.
And don’t worry if you think it might have infringed someone’s copyright with the name. It won’t be called iPac-Man when it goes on sale. The company is taking ideas for a name, so if you have a good one, send it in and you could win a prize.
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