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March 19, 2008

Porta-Jump: Car Battery-in-your-Pocket


What's this, joe: nanotech in the automotive space?

Not exactly — though I do find the idea of a device that looks and functions like a car battery yet is about the size of a Rubik's Cube worth a second look.

From websites:


    Jump start your car without opening the hood

    The Porta-Jump is a small (about 3” x 3” x 2-1/2”), portable battery designed as a multi-use emergency jump starter when your battery has run too low.

    It comes in a nylon pouch — place it in your glove compartment or trunk until you need it.

    Porta-Jump arrives fully charged and is ready to use immediately; just plug it into your cigarette lighter or power port, wait for the green light, and start your car.

    A “smart chip” battery tester is built in to let you know if your low battery will accept a charge.

    Porta-Jump is also rechargeable — leave it plugged in for 30 minutes while driving and it’s ready to use again.




Note that this item comes with the exclusive bookofjoe guarantee™®, to wit: If for any reason it fails to start your car, email me and I will drop everything and drive to wherever you're stranded to give you a jumpstart.

Bonus: I have jumper cables.

March 19, 2008 at 03:01 PM | Permalink


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TM = a State-issued/registered/recognized trademark

® = a Federal Trademark registered with the USPTO under the Lanham Act 15 U.S.C Sec. 1501 et seq.

I suppose that you could have both - but the ® applies across the entire US and, in appropriate case, it is superior to a state mark. It does cost more.

Now about that little block of energy....I wonder if the Mythbusters (or, your five-year old) could make that thing dump all of its charge in a couple of milliseconds? That could be a bang-up end to a bad start....

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Mar 20, 2008 9:50:28 AM

Just to be a pain in the something :)


Posted by: PerhapsCreativeEnough | Mar 20, 2008 1:00:25 AM

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