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.
The battery pack fits nicely into your pocket and can charge two things at once.
The surge protector has three plugs and a cradle for the battery pack.
The surge protector offers 1,080 joules of protection.
You can get a 6,000mAh or 4,000mAh battery. The former is enough to charge your smartphone twice.
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.
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.
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.
The surge protector offers a generous 6-foot cord length.
Oddly, Quirky placed the power button for the surge protector on the plug instead of one end of the strip.
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.
The Quirky Pickup Power lets you take the charge with you.
You can purchase the Quirky Pickup Power for $100 for the 6,000mAh version and $80 for the 4,000mA.