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Traveling and forgot your charger? The Quick-E is a disposable 2000 mAh battery bank for just $2.49

The Quick-E is a disposable 2000 mAh battery bank for just $2.49 (Source: Image source: Quick-E)
The Quick-E is a disposable 2000 mAh battery bank for just $2.49 (Source: Image source: Quick-E)
If you're running out of juice and don't have a charger nearby, welcome to the club. The Quick-E charger is a small and environmentally friendly one-time use battery bank with a pre-paid postage stamp for buyers to return once the battery bank is depleted.
Allen Ngo,

There were a handful of battery bank companies on the show floor this year at CES. Most of them plan on offering relatively large solutions with multiple built-in cables and high capacities of over 20000 mAh. One company, however, is looking the other direction.

Asserting themselves as eco-friendly and sustainable, Quick-E wants to launch a small 6 mm battery pack of just 2000 mAh for one-time use. Users would then drop off the depleted battery pack at the nearest mailbox at no additional postage charge to the buyer. The company plans to launch both USB Type-C and Lightning options as well as a larger 12000 mAh Type-C version designed for Ultrabooks.

Quick-E is hoping to grab the attention of travelers who often forget to bring their battery banks or USB cables and are often running low on battery power by the end of the day. Shops and airport outlets often exploit this by overpricing battery packs because they know some users will have no other option. Quick-E can be an affordable solution in these scenarios so long as they can promise the $2.49 price tag no matter the location.

When reading between the lines, however, there are some small catches that come with using the battery pack. Firstly, users are encouraged to download the Quick-E app in order to "activate the full charge" of the battery meaning that you might not get all 2000 mAh unless if you create an account and sign up through the app beforehand. Secondly, the company plans to run ads on the app as a way to recoup costs which will hopefully be unintrusive to the user experience. And lastly, customers who don't return the battery pack through the mail after 7 days of purchase will be charged an additional fee.

The Quick-E battery packs will launch in the U.K. first and then the U.S. at a later date.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-01-30 (Update: 2020-01-30)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.