Did you have Winter storms like we experienced last year in central Kentucky? What about the Ice Storm of 2009 where many of us and our neighbors were without electricity for days? Have you experienced any time where you had no way to charge your phone or connect with the outside world? If you can relate to the feeling of being disconnected because of power outages, you need to check out this new power charger called the Pocket Socket.
Pocket Socket: Providing Power for Life’s Emergencies
We live in a connected society. Being able to make a phone call is not just a convenient luxury, it’s a way to connect with family members and make sure everyone is warm and safe during emergencies. This is a picture that my friend took a few miles from our house this past winter. Though we hope we don’t have the same winter extremes that we experienced last year, our family is determined to not be caught unprepared.
About the Pocket Socket
Recently we received the K-TOR Pocket Socket which offers a solution to keeping our phone charged during power outages. This is a hand powered portable generator that will charge small electronic devices like a mobile phone.
The Pocket Socket 2.0 is a hand powered generator that charges electronics by hand crank. It generates up to 10 watts of electricity at 120 volts. Providing universal compatibility by using the same style electrical socket found in every American home, it can charge any rechargeable devise that consumes less than 10 watts of electricity. That is enough power to charge a wide range of devices including smart phones, iPhone, iPad, tablets, GPS navigation devices, digital cameras, AA/AAA battery chargers, and more!
The Pocket Socket is not a quick fix for charging your phone. Being able to plug your phone into an electrical socket or a car jack is definitely a faster option. But what if you don’t have access to electricity or you can’t afford to use your gas in your vehicle? Then maybe you can use a solar charger. But what happens if you have an overcast week with storms, clouds and rain?
This Pocket Socket reminds me of the Gilligans Island episode where the Professor rigs up a bicycle that Gilligan can ride to create enough electricity to run a radio. I definitely wish the Pocket Socket was foot cranked instead of hand cranked; but if we are without power this year, we will be able to use our hands to create enough power to charge a phone.
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