Chargemander Kickstarter reaches goal in first hour


Never being more than a few hundred feet from an electrical outlet, portable phone battery chargers don’t interest me. But that was, of course, before Pokémon Go, whose bottomless hunger rivals any Lovecraftian horror. If you play Pokémon Go, you need a battery charger. And if you need a battery charger, you might as well go “full fanboy” and get one shaped like a Pokédex!




The Chargemander, a 5200 mAh Pokédex-shaped juice pack, launched yesterday on Kickstarter. It’s already surpassed its $15,000 goal several times over. And it’s also already “sold out” of its $59 special Early Bird rewards. But if you hurry, you can still get a numbered and inscribed Chargemander for $69, which is 42% off the future $119 retail price.

If you’re still on the proverbial fence, we encourage you to check back here in October for our review!