need to stay off-the-grid for an extended period of time, like say, for about a week? in this case you can either lug along dozens of portable battery chargers to keep your portable devices juiced, or you could go with the UPP Portable Fuel Cell Power Pack which promised to deliver at least one week of charge even to the most power-hungry smartphones. the device consists of two parts: the fuel cell and a replaceable fuel cartridge, combined into a sleek, stick-like portable package that will keep your USB-powered devices such as eReaders, tablets, smartphones, and digital cameras, topped up without the need for power outlets. the selling point here really is the promised of extended period of time, which is needless to say a dream come true for serious gadget users and the best part is, of course the non-reliance of wall outlet; keeping this portable power pack top up will be as easy as replacing its fuel cartridge.
a built-in Intelligent Auto Shutoff features help conserve energy and protects battery life of the electronic device it is charging, while rapid charging ensures your devices are packed with juice as fast as the wall socket. when you are staying off-the-grid, power management become critical and therefore it is essential you know what you use those power for, and this is where the UPP app comes in. this free app provides you with fuel prediction, personal usage statistics, and incorporates FAQs and overall customer support from within the app. the app available for both iOS (iOS 5 and up) and Android devices (Android 4.0 and up). the UPP Portable Fuel Cell Power Pack is set to hit the market later this with an yet to be confirmed pricing. you can hit up the product website and sign up to get notified when it is available (we already did! we just can’t wait, can we?).
UPDATE [November 19-2014.4:35PM PDT] Good news for those waiting out for the UPP Portable Fuel Cell Power Pack. It is now available, albeit only in the U.K. at selected stores, as well as UPP’s online store. Price? £149 a pop (around US$234). Additional cartridge goes at £49.95 each (US$78) and cartridge at UPP exchange point cost £5.95 (US$9.30).