Smartphone users are always crying for longer battery life, which is why a company thought this 18,000mAh battery mobile would be a giant success. Turns out people want longer battery life but not brick-sized phones.
The Energizer Power Max P18K Pop was a head turner at the latest Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The phone — made by a French company called Avenir Technologies under the licensed Energizer brand name — could allegedly last for 50 days on standby or play two days of continuous video on a single charge.
But that of course came with a price: users would have to carry a phone the size of a brick that could serve as an offensive weapon or to build a house or loot shop windows. With a screen of 6.2 inches and almost 0.8 inches thick, this thing is as big as a car phone of yore. It also would take 8 hours to fully recharge, which is just pretty ridiculous.
Logically, at $680 a pop, the company’s 1.2 million dollar Indiegogo campaign failed miserably, reaching just 1 percent of its goal. The phone only got about $15,000 with 11 backers. That probably included the mom of one of the co-founders.