dead battery woesJoy’s nephew recently graduated from a flip phone to a smart phone. The one thing he misses is the long battery life of the flip phone. What if you could fully charge an iPhone in five minutes? A charger that can do just that is slated to come out in August.

This idea so electrified (so to speak) the Kickstarter community that “Pronto,” the forthcoming fast charger, quickly raised $375,249 in seed money. (That was $325,000 more than they were looking for.) The basic device will cost $89 and hold three charges. The super model will hold nine charges. Either will fully charge an iPhone in five minutes. You can pre-order one for June delivery from

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