Mobile technology is something we have always been passionate about, especially when it’s streamlined and innovative. As the speed of our gadgets increases, there is one component that has seemed to flatline. Battery life. There are portable batteries on the market, but none of them meet our expectations. To remedy this, we set out to create something smart, simple, and accessible to consumers.
At one point in time we've all looked at our phones/devices and realized "It's about to die, I need to charge my phone." Existing portable batteries on the market are typically geared for emergency charging. This means that they are either too big to be practical or they don’t hold enough charge to be useful everyday. Another issue we’ve found is that most of these batteries can only be charged via USB and that can be a hassle. You’ll need to bring around a USB wall adapter or hunt down a USB port, potentially draining your laptop battery just to recharge your backup. This inconvenient method of keeping smart phones and other devices charged inspired the creation of Bolt.