Kickstarter Funding: Mobile Hand-Cranked Phone Charger

SOSReady is introducing a portable smartphone charger that is self-powered with both a lithium polymer battery inside and a built-in generator. That means that you can charge it up via the USB-standard cord with an outlet at home, and keep it charged with a hand crank.The company launched a Kickstarter for the SOSCharger on March 9 and they’ve surpassed the $27,000 pledge goal by more than 250 percent, reaching $72,065 as of Wednesday afternoon with 22 days left. There are nearly 2,000 backers.

Source:  Taylor Soper, Geekwire, April 3, 2013.