15 November 2013, Comments: 0

 November 2013         Anthony Garland

With another superhero movie hitting theaters comes another wave of movie tie-in merchandise. Where the latest movie revolves around the continuing adventures of beefy Thor, it comes as little surprise to see his trusty hammer, Mjolnir, gets turned into a branded product. What makes this special (and practical) is that it’s actually USB battery pack – unlike an Iron Man mouse and a headset.

The battery itself is massive; when we say massive we meant massive as the aluminum, zinc and plastic-clad power pack tips the scales at 450g and is 13 x 8 x 5cm in size. In spite of that, the hammer’s handle does make it easy to carry the battery around.  As the name suggests, this is a portable power pack that allows you to charge your mobile devices when AC is not an option.

There’s micro-USB charging port as well as a full-sized USB 2.0 that output at 2.1A for anything up to a power-hungry iPad. Better yet, this device uses high quality Sanyo rechargeable batteries and comes in three versions a 2600mAh, 5200mAh and downright godly 10400mAh version – that is 52 watts of power. Though, the 10400mAh model will take ten full hours to recharge. Being a novelty item, perhaps the coolest feature is the fact that the battery with its LEDs and built-in speaker mimics Mjolnir’s effects when you swing it. The only catch – besides the size – is this model is only available in Asia right now so along with its $125 asking price you will have to source out special shipping.