By: Stephanie Humphrey
Like me, you might have stood in line for the newest iPhone, or had to be the first to have the latest gadget. But if we’re really being honest with ourselves, a lot of the technology on the market right now is largely optional. No one really needs 4K television or a refrigerator that tells you to buy more milk. But one technological advance most of us cannot do without is our smartphone. This ubiquitous tech tool is critical for more than just Instagramming our lunches and sending Snapchats to our sweeties. Having a smartphone available can literally mean the difference between life and death, so it is equally as critical to make sure your charged device is always ready to go.
That’s where PUKU comes in. Billed on the website as “the world’s best portable charger”, PUKU is the brainchild of Tanzanian-born Meck Khalfan. Khalfan, who lives in New York, was motivated to create the device by the frustrations he experienced following Hurricane Sandy. Stuck in a high-rise building with a two-month-old and no power was just the push he needed to come up with a better way to charge your devices. PUKU promises enough juice to fully charge a smartphone 3-5 times before it needs to be recharged itself... [READ MORE]