We all know that CES is the ultimate venue for new products launches and announcements. Not just by the big boys of the CE industry, but also the newly created and start-ups looking to break into the electronics industry. Some of the things we saw while in attendance shocked and amazed. Other things were so far out there that a practicable application of it just didn’t fit into our brain. Then you run into products and companies that are trying to do something right.
PerfPower is a name you may or may not have heard of before. I think you will agree that their product is pretty unique, but want makes PerfPower stand out of the crowd is their business ethics. Ya, some companies still have business ethics believe it or not. One of the two products you will see in this article is called EZBoost. I am sure you can already figure out that it will be yet another one of the many portable power backups that we viewed and got our hands on this year. You would be correct. The EZboost is a little bit different though. Instead of housing a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, this one is powered by 6 AA batteries. There are other backup chargers that use regular batteries instead a Li-Ion battery. Most of them use 2 or 3 AA and can’t hardly power up anything. By using 6 AA’s EZBoost is able to push out 16 watts of power and charge up most standard smartphones twice. The number of charges you get will depend on the device, battery size and type. For general emergency’s it will help you in a pinch without worry.
Along with a killer recycling program, the batteries themselves are pretty inexpensive. a 4 pack of AA’s will run you 2.99. They have packs for AA, AAA, 9-v, C and D.
- Small and compact
- Great for emergency charging
- 6 Batteries included
- 6-month security subscription
- Free recycling program
- Charged my phone up as advertised
- Requires 6 AA batteries
- No remaining battery life indicator
- Larger packs of Go Green batteries not available yet
Want to buy?
Sure you do. Anything affordable that could come in handy and is compatible with nearly any electronic device you own is a good bet. You can pick the EZBoost up a variety of retailers across the US, like some Fry’s Electronics. If you are a bit more of an online shopper, you can snag one via Amazon below for only $19.95. Don’t forget to recycle.