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February 13, 2012

FlipIt! USB Stealth Charger

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No spare outlets? No problem!

It’s a familiar sight in most airports. The harried executive holding his smartphone out like some kind of electronic dowsing rod, desperately searching for an available power outlet before the blinking red LED indicating “low power” goes black for good. You have to feel for the guy – he genuinely looks upset. Still, you’ll be damned if you give up the outlet you’re using to charge your lappy. Dude’s on his own.

You’re a smart geek. You plan ahead for every eventuality. In your travel bag, you’ve got bootable thumb drives of Ubuntu, Windows, and OS X just in case you need an emergency OS reinstall. Power cables for every device in your arsenal, extended batteries, a portable mouse – you’ve even got a tiny multi-tool hidden away on your keychain capable of disassembling anything with screws. But, are you prepared to find emergency power when there are no outlets around?

The FlipIt! USB charger leeches power right off of a power line that’s in use. Using a swing-out rotating power tab, you can insert it between the outlet and the power plug of any US 100-240V device. It draws just enough juice to power or charge anything that runs off of USB power up to 1000mA.

You can now charge your mobile phone – even one of those power power-hungry iPhones. It’s light and durable, so it’ll survive at the bottom of your travel bag, and flips out easily so you’re ready to charge at a moment’s notice. So, never go without a full charge ever again! If there’s an outlet, available or not, you’ve got power!

Features

  • USB Charger for your mobile devices
  • Leeches power directly from in-use power lines
  • Never go without charge because all the outlets are used-up!
  • Dimensions: 2.35 x 1.30 x 0.67 inches
  • Supplies 1000mA (1A) at 5V
  • Contact pad rotates 270 degrees for easy accessibility
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