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Cellboost Looks Beyond Cell Phones

Techstination feature for Wednesday, January 12, 2005

A little extra power…when you need it. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Compact Power Systems has carved out a niche…making disposable add on battery packs for cell phones. It makes Cellboost packs for a wide variety of handsets. President Todd Ruhalter….

"We have a patented, and literally the only means of instant battery power that puts in on the average phone, over an hour of talk time and about 60 hours of standby time. But it simply plugs into the connecting port, the charging port."

When you've forgotten to charge your cell phone…or it is running out of battery power in an emergency…the devices can be a life saver. The Cellboost batteries sell for about seven dollars. Now the company is planning to expand the concept to other devices.

"We are pretty far down the road in the development process with digital cameras and their rechargeables, batteries, with camcorders and with some music players. The iPod type products. So we're going to prioritize these and introduce them in the first half of 2005."

While the situation may not be as critical as it can be with cell phones, consumers are often stranded when propriety batteries in digital cameras, camcorders and other devices go dead when they are needed most. You can find more information at You can find us at Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin