By Andrew Liszewski
A battery backup device is a must-have accessory for those who forget to recharge their toys every night. But if you’re the type who forgets to recharge stuff, how are you going to remember to bring the backup battery with you? Well the obvious answer is to have it strapped to your wrist all day. This recharging bracelet might not win any points for design or subtlety, but it makes up for it with convenience and the fact that it can also be used hands-free.
The bracelet recharges over USB and stores enough juice to keep a PSP running for about 4 hours, or a Nintendo DS for almost 7 1/2 hours. It comes with the USB cable needed for charging and a secondary cable with interchangeable tips allowing it to be used with portable gaming systems, cellphones and MP3 players. It runs about $48 from the Rare Mono Shop and if you like the idea but are embarrassed about wearing it, you can always tell people it’s a security bracelet you were issued after getting out of prison. Just don’t let them see you playing Pokemon on the DS with it as it could diminish the credibility of your story.