May, 23 2012

Going on a family camping trip but want to keep texting the gf/bf? Maybe the world was just hit by a meteo scientists are calling “wormwood,” and there’s no longer in your area? In the past, we’ve shown you a few options for powering up your device when situations aren’t exactly ideal, but where the PowerPot required you to start a fire to generate power, Sony’s all new CP-A2LAKS USB charger requires nothing more than a set of working phalanges.

The 4,000 mAh hand-cranked USB charger works great in a pinch, requiring only 130 minutes of crankin’ to charge a device to full capacity (and get some totally ripped forearms in the process). If you body can’t handle 2 hours of vigorous activity, Sony also says that 5 minutes of cranking should provide about a 2 minutes of talk time and somewhere around 1 minute of online browsing (provided you aren’t connected to Verizon’s 4G).

If cranking your device to climax isn’t really your thing, it also doubles as a traditional portable battery that can be charged via a standard wall socket. This little fella will go on sale in June for around $100. Get one for the wife. Tell her it’s the new Zumba.

[XperiaBlog | Sony]