Bump Is The Egg-Shaped USB Wall Charger And Power Bank You Never Thought You Wanted

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If you’re going to carry a USB wall charger during trips, might as well carry one that also doubles as a handy power bank when you’re out on the road.  In case you’d like it with a little more personality than a rectangular box usually delivers, then Bump just might end up a regular fixture on your travels.

Instead of the boxy form factor you’d expect such a device to take on, it’s styled like a colorful egg – you know, like the kind that will hatch into a winged unicorn or something. Granted, an egg shape isn’t exactly the pinnacle of high-end design, but it sure looks a heck of a lot more appealing than the humdrum black box most of your electronic accessories are enclosed in.

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Bump actually consists of three components: the egg, a charging cable, and a cable holder.  The cable is, of course, designed to go inside the cable holder, which, in turn, wears around the egg like a ring, so you can keep the ensemble in one place.  Fold-out prongs in the back allow you to plug the egg directly into a wall outlet, with a line of LEDs out front keeping you abreast of the battery’s charge level.  It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, too, all while packing a battery that holds enough charge to replenish a drained iPhone 1.5 times.  Features include a smart-charging function that bypasses the battery once fully charged, a flat 3.3-foot cable to ensure tangle-free operation, and a selection of colors.

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Slated to come out in May, Bump is now available for preorder, priced at $65.

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3 Responses

  1. Dave

    That cable holder seems both an unnecessary waste of space and difficult to use doesn’t it? The flat cable itself is really cool. It seems like just making a slot that the cable could wrap around the egg thing and skipping the holder would be a better use of space and more user friendly..

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  2. Peter Heilman

    I agree with Dave and his comment about the wire holder. No need for it when you do not need a cable that long. It is only powering your phone, it does not have to be longer than a 4-6 inches.

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  3. Noah

    I had to reread this twice to full understand what this product was. This is , as you said, something I need that I never knew I needed.

    The first thing that stands out to me is the cords wont get tangled with this. I spend way too much time unraveling device cords when I travel. It is small enough I can carry it with me in my pocket. If I get stuck somewhere without an easily accessible electrical outlet then I can use this thing. When I do get access to an outlet it will recharge my phone AND the power bank. This is super-cool. It’s going to retail for $85, but we can preorder it and save $20.

    I checked their website, and the Bump will last for at least 500 charges. It gets better though, for each Bump you buy, you get a 50% discount on a future battery purchase. They not only designed a product that I want, they have also designed a program that will keep me as a customer for life. Great marketing, great product design, and great customer service.

    I actually disagree with Daves comment, I think the longer the cord the better, as long as it is easy to keep out of the way when you don’t need it, which it is.

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