It seems like external batteries are a dime-a-dozen these days, but ZENDURE is one like we haven't seen before. It's crush-proof, sleek, can retain 95% of its charge after 6-months without use, and a lot more. It's badass.

As you can see, ZENDURE started its road to market on Kickstarter. The campaign ended yesterday, with a whopping $216,230 in funding – about $185k more than the original $30k goal. I guess a lot of people like the idea of being able to run their portable battery over with a car. Can't say I blame them.

Aside from being pretty rugged, ZENDURE also boasts 80 percent efficiency verses 70 percent for most other batteries. That essentially means you'll get more juice per charge than other batteries with the same mAh rating. For example, the base model ZENDURE is 9,600mAh, which should last roughly 10 percent longer than other 9,600mAh batteries. I think this actually may be some sort of witchcraft.


One of the primary features that makes ZENDURE an appealing product to me, however, is charge-through. This lets you charge your phone and ZENDURE at the same time, a feature that is missing from essentially every external battery I've ever used. That's a dealmaker in my book.


ZENDURE is available in three sizes: the 9,600mAh 200g A3, 260g 12,800mAh A4, and 320g 16,000mAh A5, which cost $49, $69, and $89 respectively. All three models are available for pre-order today and are expected to ship in December. Head to the link below to secure one, and check out the company's Kickstarter page for all the details.