QBracelet wrist battery is stylish, gives you half a charge for $100

QBracelet
By Derek Kessler on 21 Aug 2014 09:59 am EDT
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There's something to be said for convenience and fashion in one, though we might have to question just how convenient the battery-as-a-bracelet QBracelet really is. The band splits in the middle, with a hinge on one side and your choice of a microUSB plug or Apple Lightning connector on the other. Simply pop it off your wrist and plug into the charge port on your phone to juice up. But how much juice are you looking at? Not enough, especially not for the $99 asking price. It's not a smartwatch — it's just a battery, for your wrist.

Inside the curved metal shell of the QBracelet you'll find 1160mAh of battery. That's good for a touch over half a charge on some older smartphones, and barely a third on the new larger flagships that dominate today's shelves. But hey, it comes in your choice of brushed silver, gold, and black, or matte black or white. And it measures 8mm thick and weights up to 1.6 oz (depending on the size you choose). That counts for something, right?

The QBracelet is up for pre-order now, and they're even offering a discount to $79.99 for those that do pre-order. The question is, even at that price, is the QBracelet something you really want dangling on your wrist when a much-larger-capacity battery can be had for much lower cost and just reside in your bag or pocket?

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QBracelet wrist battery is stylish, gives you half a charge for $100

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This is when you know there's a technology bubble. To the person that has everything twice, here's a battery bracelet for Christmas...I bet you don't have that! you can use it while you connect your ipad to your meat thermometer. Has "junk drawer" all over it.

Sorry for being negative but it's the truth.

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I would go one step further and say the smart watch will join it in the junk draw. I simply don't get why people would want these things.

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Fancy but foolish toy... it will be out of the market soon. Jus wait when some customer gets hurt by burning, chemical leakage or even battery explosion...

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That's the exact reason I wouldn't want this. I don't want to wear something that could leak or explode. I worry about the batteries in my phones and tablets enough, and those just sit beside me on my desk.

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You're just waving it around, banging it on things, exposing it to heat and cold, and immersing it in water. What could possibly go wrong? :)

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Or buy a case of Bud Light and get a free battery charger that will give you about an 80% charge.

Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.3247 | Bell | CB10

Exactly lol. You truly need a spare battery to use it all day. People who get a full day without one (or plugging in) are barely using the phone.

I love my Z10, but the battery is... ughh...

I like how the author said 1160 mAh gives a 'touch' over 50 percent to 'old' phones.

1160 mAh is 64% the capacity of the Z10 (1800 mAh).

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Or just get the Passport or Z30 and worries like these will be a thing of the past!

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Z30 and Passport and many more have in build battery. I don't get that, removable so much better.

And knowing every battery goes into its knees after one (or 2) years heavy using and replacement is needed how remove then? Sending back the phone or watching youtube videos replace them with force?

And, besides the that, when you are out in the wild and battery low, always have to carry charger cable?

I bet phones not having a removeable battery is THE deal breaker for most. Including myself.

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Agreed. I don't like the blackberry trend towards non-removable battery. Not user-friendly at all.

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Perfect! I've always wanted to wear a small quantity of highly reactive lithium everywhere I go. Living dangerously and stylish - now there's a great idea.

I'm off to invent a radioactive decay battery that fits in a backpack.

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LMAO

I'm in for the radioactive battery, where can I wire the money? Or do you open up a kickstarter???

;-D

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Well, they say that "everyday an idiot is born..." so there's definitely a market to sell that crap...

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Just engrave a bitten apple on it and call it iBracelet, and it should sell millions... :o)

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It looks kind of dangerous to have a battery so close to you for most of the day. Who would do that?

I keep my phone in my front shirt pocket where it's safe. Well, except that it's close to my heart. Uhm...

Sometimes I put it in my jeans pocket. Wait, but now it's right next to my manhood. Oh boy.

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"It looks kind of dangerous to have a battery so close to you for most of the day. Who would do that?"

People who don't bother washing their hands...

:o)

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No thanks, I purchased a battery pack for $16.00 and it gives me about two charges on Q10.

No More Music!!!!! No More Videos!!!

"The question is, even at that price, is the QBracelet something you really want dangling on your wrist when a much-larger-capacity battery can be had for much lower cost and just reside in your bag or pocket?"

The answer is no.

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Love the design. Great collaboration of simplicity, style & usability ... Yet great to know it packs somehow a little juice.. I'd get that for $100...

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