Batman v Superman: The Dawn Of Batteries

When a big studio tentpole movie comes out, one thing can be certain: there will be a ton of licensed toys, doodads, and gizmos bearing logos and/or likenesses of the lead actors. So it’s no surprise when we got Batman v Superman cereal (the Superman cereal wins hands down). But it’s also 2016, so we’re going to get gadgets — and it’s a pleasure to be able to say that Fanboy Planet received some that are both useful and at a decent price.

EMTEC, which has been in the business of licensed imaged flash drives and portable phone power banks for a while, released said products for Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice. So upon receiving them for testing, I put the power bank to a practical test. On our last podcast, I’d let my phone run down. Still running the apps I usually have open during recording, I plugged into the bank and was almost to full power by the end of our recording.

Power Bank - 3-4 Top

 

The bank can power two phones on one charge, and itself charges via a USB to mini-USB cord which reverses for Android phones. If you’re an iPhone user, however, you do have to have your own cord; likely, you already have two or three.

It’s a very slim device at only 0.35″ thick, and touts itself as having five layers of protection. It comes in two formats — a 5,000 mAh battery that can completely charge a smartphone twice (or two smartphones simultaneously) or a tablet once. That has a suggested retail price of $19.99. For $12.99, a 2.5000 mAh battery is available, though that one will only charge a smartphone once before it needs recharging itself.

 

The flash drive, too, has been reliable so far, a 16Gb device that retails for $12.99. BUT… this is Batman v Superman. You can get a two-pack for $17.99, which seems like a better deal.

The movie may not have been as powerful, but these devices have cool imagery and efficiency. Wait a minute, that kind of is like Zack Snyder’s vision…

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About Derek McCaw
In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.