Use the JumpSmart to Jump Your Car, to Charge Your Phone & as a Flashlight

I have a penchant for old sports cars. Unfortunately that goes hand-in-hand with requiring a jump start every now and then. Over the years, I've tried a number of portable battery packs that have just enough juice to jump start a car, in addition to recharging an iPhone. They are often plastic and don't retain a charge for a long time. Then Limitless Innovation sent me the JumpSmart ($119.95). It looks like a heavy duty (and heavy) flashlight and that's a big part of what it is. The solid metal casing makes it right at home in a Navy Seal's go bag, but it has more tricks in store besides SOS and three other flashlight modes. Heck, it could be used as a weapon, it's that heavy and rugged.

Related: Must-Have Car Accessories: Smart Gadgets for Safety, Health & Convenience on the Road

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But the main reason it's called the JumpSmart is that it has a USB port to charge any smartphone or even tablet. Thanks to the 37000 mWh power bank, there's plenty of power to go around. And that power is handy if you need to charge a motorcycle or even a car, with up to a 4.0 liter 6 cylinder engine. The device can generate 200 Amps to start of 400 amps peak current. Any device as powerful as the JumpSmart needs to be charged itself, and simple USB wouldn't generate sufficient power fast enough. They provide two proprietary power adaptors, one for an A/C wall outlet and a D/C chargers for a car's 12 volt outlet. The company recommends recharging the JumpSmart every three months, which is just enough time for driving my convertible in the summer!

Pros

  • Extremely rugged and heavy-duty flashlight
  • 37000 mWh power bank with USB port
  • Jump start up to a 4.0 liter 6 cylinder car
  • Includes A/C and D/C chargers

Cons

  • Requires proprietary charger (included)

Final Verdict

The JumpSmart from Limitless Innovations is a smart way to charge your car and USB gadgets.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.