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Many of us have included a power bank as part of our EDC (Everyday Carry) gear. Some of us carry tiny ones for emergency boosts while others carry large batteries that can more than double the battery power of their smart phones. We prefer the smaller ones as they are lighter and do not take up so much space, both vital considerations for EDC gear. The Bold Knot is a new tiny power bank from Bold Gadgets that is currently seeking funding from Indiegogo.

Firstly, the Bold Knot looks nothing like any of the power banks out there. It looks more like a fashion accessory than anything else. The ball of the Bold Knot is where the rechargeable battery is hidden. The colorful fabric-like rope that covers the ball is actually the built-in USB cable. The cable is made from paracord, the super light and super strong cord material originally used for parachutes. When not in use, the two ends of the cable lock together forming a loop, perfect for attaching the Bold Knot to a keychain, bag strap or even on a belt loop.

One end of the cable connects to your phone for charging it while the other end has a USB connector that can be plugged into any standard USB port. Two versions of the Bold Knot are available. One for Apple devices with Lightning ports while the other is for Android and other phones that uses a micro USB charging port.

While the extra boost you get from the Bold Knot varies from phone to phone, on average, you should be able to get an extra 8 hours of music playback, 3 hours of talktime or 2.5 hours of surfing on the internet. By optimizing the power flow through the cable, Bold Gadgets have managed to double the charging speed.

The Bold Knot also serves double duty as a charging cable. Just connect it to a USB charger or a laptop like a standard charger cable to charge your phone. Once the phone is fully charged, the Bold Knot will proceed to recharge its battery.

We like the Bold Knot’s design because it is small, light and highly portable. The colorful paracord material gives the device a fun look and turns it into a bold fashion statement. If you are interested in the Bold Knot, just head on over to their Indiegogo campaign and pledge your support.

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