With phones, tablets and laptops getting faster, better and slimmer, something had to give, and a glance at your battery indicator may give you a clue what that is.
Enter the Sony CP-A2LAS USB, a hand cranked charger that allows users to generate more talk time with nothing more than a few twists of a handle. Sony warns its new charging apparatus should only be used as a last resort – winding for three minutes gives you one minute of talk time, and winding for five gets you a paltry minute of web surfing. Enough time, perhaps, to find a nearby charging station.
Still, you can read our guide on how to get the most from your laptop battery in the meantime. The Sony CP-A2LAKS USB charger will be released in Japan on June 20th for around ¥8000 (£62).
You might also like
The best cheap smartphones - reviewed