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Charge on the go with the Quirky Pickup Power (pictures)

Take a look at this combination of a surge protector and a portable battery pack.

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The Quirky Pickup Power lets you take care of all of your charging with one device. A power strip holds a portable battery pack that you can take on the run. Click through for more details.

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The battery pack fits nicely into your pocket and can charge two things at once.

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The surge protector has three plugs and a cradle for the battery pack.

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The surge protector offers 1,080 joules of protection.

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You can get a 6,000mAh or 4,000mAh battery. The former is enough to charge your smartphone twice.

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Use your smartphone's cord to plug into either USB port. Use the mini-USB slot to charge the battery pack if you're not near the power strip.

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Press the power button on the side of the battery pack to see how much charge it has left. The four LEDs will give you a status report. You'll also press the button once your phone's plugged in and you're ready to start charging.

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The LEDs light up while it's in the surge protector as well. As it gets more charge, more light. With four on, this one is ready to go.

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The surge protector offers a generous 6-foot cord length.

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Oddly, Quirky placed the power button for the surge protector on the plug instead of one end of the strip.

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Quirky's combination came about after a housing contractor got sick of running out of battery on the road. As a company, Quirky fosters crowdsourced creation.

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The Quirky Pickup Power lets you take the charge with you.

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You can purchase the Quirky Pickup Power for $100 for the 6,000mAh version and $80 for the 4,000mA.

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