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Charge your phone with your wallet

on February 13, 2014 12:00 pm


We’ve seen purses that can charge your phone, and now here’s a leather trifold wallet that can charge your smartphone.  The Smartphone Charging Wallet from Hammacher Schlemmer has a rechargeable 680mAh integrated into one panel that can give you up to 2 more hours of talk time.  The wallet is made of calfskin and has 6 interior slots that can fit up to 9 cards.  It also has a full-length compartment for bills.  It’s available in black for iPhone or for Android/Blackberry for $79.95.


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    Andrew Baker says:

    This product terrifies me. lithium polymer batteries do not like to be smashed, squashed, compressed, jarred, poked or taunted. I think strapping one to my backside is bound to produce one or more of the above mentioned scenarios that angers the Lithium Poly batteries. When Lithium Poly batteries become angered they tend to explode or burst into flames. I for one am not too interested in running around the office screaming “My biscuits are burning” like Yosemite Sam.

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    @Andrew Baker :D What a visual!

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    “My biscuits are burning”… Funniest thing I have heard all day. Andrew, you never fail to impress ;)

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    Ramavich says:

    I actually carry a spare cell battery in my wallet. I have lots of issues with my cars charge ports. I have done this for 2-3 years now and have not had my rear end catch on fire or melt yet. Just saying.

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    Jim Latimer says:

    I immediately thought the same thing, Andrew…like the teenage girl in Maine whose iPhone 5c caught on fire when she sat on it and it went pop and started smoking…

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    Andrew Baker says:

    You know I make light of the exploding batteries, but in reality I use them for models and planes. Impacts and damage does cause them to burst into flames easier then you would think. This is one reason I don’t like putting my phone in my pocket. At least with a side holster I have a minimal level of protection between my skin and the battery.

    Think about the devices we use these day. We run full computers in the palm of our hands. These devices are capable of processing in the GHz, power multiple transceivers continually for hours and hours on end, run screens, music and a millions other things. The stored power required to do that is impressive. We are storing a fairly large amount of potential energy into these lithium ion packs. When they fail that energy has to go somewhere. Heat and fire being the most common. The batteries thankful have been developed to help prevent the sudden catastrophic failure that can lead to flash fires and explosions. I however do not wish to tempt fate.

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    John Kes says:

    Julie, you have to put in a thumbs up feature for comments. The burning biscuits comments was hilarious!

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