This simplified cell phone runs off of a single AA battery, can last on standby for up to 15 years, and would make a perfect addition to any emergency kit.
We’re all for the latest and greatest smartphones and the amazing technology that comes with them, but if you’re in some kind of emergency and all you have is your battery-eating 4G Android phone, it’s not going to last you very long. We’ve heard of lives being saved thanks to iPhone apps and the like, but having an emergency phone around that has a little bit better battery life seems like a good idea to us. That’s where Spare One ($50) comes in.
Spare One is the first mobile phone to run off of a single AA battery, which as most of us know, is the most popular and easy to find battery in the world. The idea here is to have a simplified mobile phone with incredible battery life (up to 10 hours talk time and up to 15 years standby) so that families or individuals always have a phone on hand to make emergency calls. The small phone could be kept in a car, at home, or in a child’s backpack as a safety and security measure.
We can imagine a million different uses for this simple gadget. It makes the most sense for emergencies, sure, but it could also come in handy if your car breaks down after your smartphone battery has died, if you want your child to be able to call you on something simple and easy to use, or if you are out adventuring (camping, hiking, etc.) and don’t want to risk bring your regular phone or having short battery life.