On the CES show floor, Native Union is demonstrating its new Jump accessory, which combines a Lightning cable with an 800mAh battery pack for simple charging and extra battery life on the go.

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Jump is like standard battery packs, providing battery life to an iPhone, but because it’s also a Lightning cable, the battery portion of the accessory is charged each time the iPhone is charged. This eliminates the need for the battery pack to be charged separately of the iPhone, which is often an inconvenience that requires an entirely separate cable.

The accessory utilizes an AutoCharge circuit prioritization system to detect when the iPhone battery is full, at which point it charges the battery pack portion of the Jump.

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JUMP is not just a charging cable; it also provides your smartphone with a substantial power boost wherever you are, without ever having to remember to charge it. Perfect for work, play, and travel.

Unlike power banks, JUMP charges automatically every time you charge your phone, giving you complete reassurance that whatever situation you are in, there’s always power in your pocket.

Jump is ultra compact (1.9 inches), weighing less than two AA batteries and fitting easily into a pocket. The 800mAh battery pack delivers an extra 1/3 charge, which equates to an additional 3 hours and 50 minutes of talk time or web browsing.

The Jump is currently a Kickstarter project and can be pre-ordered for a $35 pledge. Currently, the project has received just over half of its funding with 36 days to go and will begin shipping to backers in May of 2014 if full funding is reached.

Top Rated Comments

Tankmaze Avatar
112 months ago
Why would anyone want to charge their phone 3-4 times?

eemmm, because it eliminates the need to charge the battery pack for a long period of time ? and it would be good enough for 3-4 iphone charge.....

my point stands, this is just a hassle imo. only charge 1/3 which is just barely enough, and usually on real life usage it would come down to 1/4 of the charge
knowing the battery volatility and can't hold charge.
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Tankmaze Avatar
112 months ago
Meh. If I'm going to carry something else in my pocket or bag, it might as well be a real battery case that will actually charge the phone back up to 100%

yup, thats what I think. might as well buy a powerbank with 11000mAH battery
that can charge the phone 3-4 times. and nowadays these powerbank comes in smaller package.
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procrastinasn Avatar
112 months ago
Wish the lighting cable wasn't hardwired to the unit.
So you could unplug the lignin connector and plug in a micro usb if needed.
Rather than having to buy 2 separate devices.

The problem with having a usb port instead of it being built in is that the device would lose its portability. There are plenty of battery packs that you could buy with USB ports, but they're not portable because you'd have to plug in an extra cable.
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