I first heard about this product at CES last January and now it has become a reality. The Cobra JumPack at $129.95 is a battery pack that can jump start your car and charge your smartphone. The best part? It’s small enough to fit in a backpack or purse.
I know there are worse things in life, but not being able to start your car or running out of power during a cell call is pretty frustrating. I truly hate that out-of-control feeling when the power goes out. It feels like you are going to be stuck in neutral forever.
Finally a remedy. One power source that can handle everything. I love it. I have been carrying extra battery chargers for my iPhone for months now. Sometimes I carry two extra batteries for fear that one will fail. Since my office is virtual, I have to make sure I have the power for all emergencies.
The reason why I like the Cobra JumPack so much is because I have had a dead battery in my car more than once. We go for long spells not using our car, so sometimes the battery dies. I think it would be totally awesome to be able to whip out a battery charger to jump start the car. No more looking for battery cables and other cars for a charge. Now, you are totally self-sufficient.
To give you a rough idea of its power capability, the Cobra JumPack has enough juice to jump start most cars multiple times on a single charge.
Cobra said, “The compact portable power pack also contains a 7,500 mAh battery with a 2.1 Amp USB output to rapidly charge any mobile device from smart phones to tablets to digital cameras, making it the ideal emergency battery pack for a home, office, vehicle or the outdoors.
“The Cobra JumPack has a built-in LED flashlight with a strobe and S.O.S function for emergencies. It also includes jumper cables and two different charging methods; a wall charger for home, and a 12V charger to charge your battery pack on-the-go.”
I never realized that one battery charger could handle so many functions. I really hope this new
device lives up to its expectations.