With 17 days to go, Kickstarter project The Pronto has already amassed more than 400% of its original goal. The premise? The ability to charge a universal battery pack so quickly and so fully that with just 5 minutes of wall time, it’s got enough juice to fully charge an iPhone – and with the bigger of the two models (the Pronto 12, with a 12v output port), the ability to recharge camera batteries, too.
Who hasn’t had the experience of his or her cell phone dying at just the wrong moment? Who hasn’t had the experience of that camera battery dying waaay-before-it-should-have-honestly-I-have-no-idea-how-that-could-have-happened?
With three successful Kickstarter campaigns already to their credit (along with an appearance on Shark Tank), Power Practical, makers of the Pronto battery, have clearly cracked the code on developing products that people want.
Our very own planetMitch was all over it from the day he first heard about it.
Pledges begin at $59 for the Pronto 5 (with the $79 are already sold out) and $119 for the Pronto 12 (the $99 and $109 pledges are already gone).
Slated for delivery beginning in March 2015 for the Pronto 5 and May 2015 for the Pronto 12, it sure looks like a hot item (no pun intended — well, OK, maybe it was).
You can find their Kickstarter campaign here.
The Pronto – Fast-Charge Battery
Pronto (Promtus – Latin) means quick, like LIGHTNING QUICK, and our battery packs live up to their name. The Pronto battery packs are designed to store power fast so you can ditch the wall outlet and recharge your gadgets on-the-go!
We’re not just talking fast, we’re talking INSANELY FAST. Check out how much power the Pronto 12 can store in as little as 5 minutes:
Crazy right?! In just 5 minutes, you get enough juice to fully charge an iPhone 5 on-the-go!
What makes the pronto unique
Most universal battery packs give you power on-the-go but take FOREVER to charge. Waiting up to 12 hours to power up these batteries keeps you stuck to the wall and defeats the purpose of portable power.
We made it our mission to fix this problem by creating a battery pack that charges CRAZY fast from a wall outlet. We ended up with a design that allows the Pronto to charge up to 12X faster than other batteries on the market today.
Pronto 5 and Pronto 12
Both Pronto models charge in an hour and are equipped with a rugged hard-anodized aluminum enclosure. But that's just the beginning of the Pronto's awesomeness! The long list of features below comes standard on both battery packs:
Learn more about the Pronto Fast-Charge Battery in their Kickstarter Campaign page.
(cover photo credit: snap from Kickstarter)