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iPhone 5 case protects phone, includes hand crank to power battery up in emergencies

A little manual labor is all it takes to extend battery life

iPhone 5 Gridcase Reactor

If you’re not afraid of putting in a little elbow grease and some manual labor, then you’ll love the Gridcase Reactor — it’s a new iPhone 5 case that’s looking to get some funds via crowd funding site crowdsupply.com and is definitely worth checking out because the case not only protects the phone but also features an internal 400mAh battery and crank-powered 500mAh generator that allows the user to power their phone before it completely fades out (longest sentence everrr).

Gridcase Reactor for smartphone

Beyond protecting the phone and providing it with some back-up power, the Reactor also adds a micro USB port to the iPhone 5, which frees it from being limited to Apple’s annoying Lightning connector.

Micro USB on Gridcase Reactor

In terms of the actual crowd-funding aspect of this project, the company is looking to raise $350,000 with the hopes of going right into product development so that they can begin shipping the case out mid-November.

The first 10,000 backers get the Reactor for $99 while anyone after that can get it for $129.

Check them out at crowdsupply.com

2 comments on “iPhone 5 case protects phone, includes hand crank to power battery up in emergencies

  1. Thats a realy nice gadet. I searched long time for a special smartphone case like that. Now i have the opportunity to finally solve the problem with the weak iPhone 5 battery. All my friends will be impressed.

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