bKey: a backup smartphone battery the size of a car key - Slashgear - bKey - Battery life is key

bKey: a backup smartphone battery the size of a car key - Slashgear

June 29, 2016

"bKey: a backup smartphone battery the size of a car key" credit Slashgear

bKey is the most compact, cable-free emergency smart phone battery. It’s shaped like a key and designed to t on your keychain, making it nearly impossible to forget. Since all the adapters to charge your iPhone or Android are built in, there is no need to ever remember to bring a charging cable with you again. bKey is a power bank and battery charger available in two versions compatible with iPhone 5/5S/5C/6/6Plus/6S/6S Plus (Lightning) or Micro-USB Android (Samsung, HTC, LG, etc.), Blackberry and Windows devices.

The Problem it Solves: Smartphones today require constant recharging and oftentimes, it is not convenient for us to be in a fixed location long enough to charge them. The current solutions to this problem are either bulky & expensive battery cases or external power banks that are too big to keep in a pocket, require a cable to make them work, are ugly and are easy for the user to forget upon leaving their house.

Portable iPhone battery charger and powerbank

We designed bKey portable iPhone battery charger and power bank with ultra-portability in mind. It’s the size of a car key and cable-free and since it goes on your keychain, you’ll never leave home without it. bKey doesn’t aim to replace the other bigger battery packs and battery cases. They have their place for travelling and so on, but what we found was that people’s phones typically die at the end of the day during a commute to or from work or school, and so they really only needed an emergency charge to get them from point A to point B. bKey provides about 45 minutes of additional talk, text and surf time to get people to their next charge. Our favourite analogy is to say that when you get a at tire, you have a spare in your trunk to get you to the gas station. bKey is the spare tire for your smartphone.