Like other power banks, you can use the BOLD Knot to charge your gadgets on the go, giving you a way to replenish a dying battery without plugging into a wall outlet. Unlike them, it looks like the farthest thing from a gadget, looking more like a small ball of rope that you can hang off a keychain or a bag zipper.
Done up to look like a colorful ball made from braided cable, the device can serve as a stylish fashion accessory, a ball you can toss around during downtime, and a toy to keep your cat busy when the laser in his collar drains its battery. It’s small enough to hang in a keychain, as well as squeeze into a crowded pocket, too, so you can carry this with absolute ease.
Hiding inside the BOLD Knot’s ball of rope is a 700 mAh battery, which should hold enough charge to give most smartphones an extra three hours of talk time. Even better, it boasts a smart power circuit that allows it to charge devices at the twice the speed of ordinary power banks, ensuring you can untether your phone from it much sooner. It can even serve as a charging cable: just plug one end on a phone, the other on a computer (or a USB wall outlet), and it will feed the power to your phone. Oh yeah, it retains the faster charging in that mode, too, cutting your regular charging time in half.
An Indiegogo campaign is currently running for the BOLD Knot. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $39.