Presenting the New Extra Battery Packs from Croy
Energy accessory manufacturer Croy has released 3 new portable battery products, all of which can be conveniently used without the need for wires.
Croy, a specialty manufacturer of energy accessories for mobile devices in Japan, has unveiled on November 9, 2012 three new products that they will add to their current product line. Each one of these products presents a functionality that is similar to battery pack smartphone cases, which means they do not necessarily require wires to be used.
The first product is the Energy Stick. It is an extra battery pack that is cylindrically shaped, and looks much like an oversized battery. Connection ports include both one male and female connector, with the female connector mainly used for wired charging (using adapters). Standard configurations include a full USB port, and a 30-pin Apple connector port. It weighs 90 grams, has an energy capacity of 3000mAh, and will be priced at 3850 yen (50 USD).
The second product is the Energy Stage A30. It is an extra battery pack that is uses a 30-pin Apple connector port, so it is specifically designed for the iPhone 3GS / 4 / 4S and iPod. While it can be used like an iPhone stand as shown in the image, the connector can actually bend all the way down, allowing you to use it much like any other battery pack smartphone case. It has an energy capacity of 2700mAh, and will be priced at 3750 yen (48 USD).
The last product is the Energy Stage Micro. It is an extra battery pack that is designed to be generally used by any smartphone, although it is also specifically designed to fit the profile of any Samsung Galaxy S unit. It uses a micro-USB port for connectivity, and like the Energy Stage A30, the port could also be twisted and moved around. It an energy capacity of 2700mAh, and will be priced at 3650 yen (46.5 USD).
The commercial release date for all three products is set on November 12, 2012.
Source: ITMedia (JP)