Tired of Slow Charging? Let’s CarGo
The Agony of a Slow Charge
While smart phones, tablets, and all of our little gadgets and devices make our life more connected, more efficient, and more fun, there’s still a problem: keeping them charged. They run out of power at inopportune times, and they can be a challenge to charge when you’re on the go. Yes, portable chargers exist, but they’re often slow and pricey.
And then, if you’ve ever waited for your phone to charge fully before leaving the house or the office, you know how frustrating it can be. Fortunately, so do the developers of CarGo, and they’ve got a potential solution to your device slow-charging blues: a car charger that also works as a portable power source to charge multiple devices quickly.
The World’s Fastest Car Charger
The CarGo power cell plugs into your auto’s power source (what used to be termed the cigarette lighter), but it comes with a standard wall plug as well. It charges fast to turn around and charge a lot. For example, charge the CarGo for just one hour, and it’s got enough stored juice to charge six iPhone 6s from 0% to 100%. That’s a lot of power.
The secret is in its electrical engineering. This is a 48w/12v/5a charger — substantially more powerful than any other commonly used charger. Plus, it will charge anything: iPhones, any mobile device, tablets, and even laptops. On top of all that, the design is simple and elegant.
The CarGo is a pretty handy device to have, even if you’re not on the go much. With an expected retail price of $59 USD, it’s affordable too. So when can you get one? Soon, we think.
The company developing the CarGo (which is based in Shenzhen near Hong Kong) is in the middle of an Indiegogo campaign of just $3000 USD for tooling and the initial production run. As of this writing, they were about 60% of the way there with over a month to go. Since it’s a good idea and not a huge ask, it’s likely to be funded. You can get in on the discounted price of $49 by supporting them, and the first units should ship in June 2015.