nPower PEG Personal Energy Generator Battery Backup For iPhone iPod Droid Galaxy etc.
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- The nPower® PEG is the world's 1st human-powered charger for hand-held electronics.
- The PEG gives you access to backup battery power even when you're away from a wall outlet.
- It uses the energy you generate while walking, running, or biking to charge your smart phone, music player, GPS, and other devices.
- Rain or shine, day or night, you'll have backup battery power.
- The World's 1st Kinetic Energy Charger for Hand-Held Devices.
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Your Movement Creates Electricity.The nPower® PEG is the world's 1st human-powered charger for hand-held electronics.It uses the energy you generate while walking, running, or biking to charge your smart phone, music player, GPS, and other. devices.Never Lose Battery,Power Again.The PEG gives you access to backup battery power even when you're away from a wall outlet. As long as you're moving, your PEG is charging itself without any additional effort on your part. When your device needs a charge, just plug in to your PEG and press the button.–Rain or shine, day or night, you'll have backup battery power.The PEG is Compatible with Over 3,000 Hand-Held Devices.Please note: The PEG is not compatible with laptops, netbooks, or iPads.Your PEG is a hybrid charger, meaning it accepts a charge from a USB computer port, wall charger, and from your body's movement.Once the PEG's internal battery is fully charged, it holds that charge for up to 100 days sitting still. If it's in your bag moving and harvesting kinetic energy, your PEG will continue to stay charged beyond 100 days.In an emergency, vigorously shaking an empty PEG for 10 minutes will give you enough charge to make a short phone call from a dead phone.
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I charged it at home off my computers USB port and charged my MotoACTV fitness watch - which worked fine. However, I wanted to do a real world test of the charging potential for the kinetic charging, so without charging the PEG after, I put it in my backpack and went out on an 8 mile test hike. The nPower Peg didn't charge at all. Not even enough to charge my MotoACTV fitness watch from it's 40%.
In addition to the above, they don't supply a charging cable that is compatible with the iPhone 5 series smartphones (and future iPhones with the Lightning adapter) and rely on iGo for additional adapter tips. Presently, iGo does not make an adapter tip for the Apple Lightning connector. Unfortunately, this is a issue with Apple restricting manufacturers for manufacturing their Lightning connectors. I've contacted nPower PEG for information on this, but I have not received a respons and don't think I'm going to be waiting to hear back from them before I return it and get my money back instead of exchanging it for another unit.
Sad... I had high hopes for this. And after reading reviews and complaints people have posted on this product, I wish I'd done my research first. I gave it 2-Stars since the concept is good but what's the point if the product doesn't work?