Ampware CrankCase is an iPhone case with a quite interesting feature that makes it absolutely unique: it offers a built-in crank that will turn your movements into electrical power to recharge your iPhone’s battery.
Ampware CrankCase : the concept
Aside from being a protective case for your iPhone, the Ampware CrankCase has been designed to supply electrical power to recharge your iPhone’s battery with the integrated crank. Thanks to a “dynamo” kind of generator, using the crank for a few seconds will produce enough electricity and power to get some extra minutes or hours of iPhone use and extra battery life.
Ampware CrankCase: it is an iPhone Case suiting all devices
The Ampware CrankCase for iPhone is made of a robust plastic casing. It protects your iPhone against scratches, chocks as well as water splashes. The arm of the crank can be used also as a stand in order to place your iPhone in landscape or portrait orientation and then to watch videos or to take photos. The iPhone CrankCase has been equipped with a hidden USB slot so that you can also recharge another device than an Apple one.
Ampware CrankCase: power
Here is a tab which shows how much battery life you gain with an iPhone, an iPad and an Apple Watch if you recharge them with a CrankCase.
Ampware CrankCase is a project that initially appeared on Indiegogo. You can preorder your CrankCase for iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at the price of USD 49 as a super early birds price. The first shipping will happen in October 2015. Other versions of the CrankCase for other iPhone like the iPhone 6 Plus are expected later after the first launch.