Just Mobile Gum Plus – portable battery boost

Just Mobile Gum Plus, charging an iPhone

The Just Mobile Gum Plus portable battery pack would help me out enormously. While my smartphone and I are out and about we get through fair bit of action together on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. All of that, plus making and taking calls, can put quite a demand on the battery, particularly as my phone is reaching its terrible twos stage. So cases with in-built batteries interest me, as does the Just Mobile Gum Plus.

The Just Mobile Gum Plus is a portable backup battery, a 4400 mAh battery, inside a housing constructed of aluminium. That 4400 mAh should be enough to charge an iPhone “up to” 4 times, and will provide a 90% charge to an iPhone in about an hour. I do keep saying iPhone, as Just Mobile is a very Apple-centric accessories maker, but the package also contains a USB cable to mini-USB cable, so it can charge many more devices than simply Apple’s iPod, iPhone, iPad and iPad 2.

Five LEDs are atop the Gum Plus to indicate how much charge is held on the portable battery, along with a power switch that sets the charging process in motion. Its dimensions are 7.8 x 5.8 x 2.2 cm H x W x D (3.1 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches).

The Just Mobile Gum Plus carries both the Made for iPod, and the Works with iPhone certification. It’s award-winning too – the Red Dot Design Award in 2010, and iF product design award this year.

So, a great sounding product. Funny name though.

Buy the Just Mobile Gum Plus

The Just Mobile Gum Plus is available in silver and red colours, and has an RRP of US$69.99, but you can also buy the Just Mobile Gum Plus Power Pack on Amazon for around $US55.

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