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MintyBoost Kit

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Refresh your electronics

  • Build your own small, simple, and powerful USB charger
  • Kit is unassembled and can be easily built by a beginner maker!
  • Provides 500 mA @ 5V via USB

Protip for life: If someone offers you a mint, take it. Chances are, either you have bad breath or they want to kiss you in the near future. Possibly both. But we're not talking about kissing here. (Ewww, gross.) We're talking about pulling out an Altoids tin and being able to resuscitate a dead phone with it. Is it magical? Yep. As magical as kissing? (Ew, well, maybe.)

The Minty Boost Kit contains the parts necessary build your own pocket-sized USB emergency charger. While other people might need emergency breath mints, you prefer a jolt of juice to perk up that iPod or reanimate your Android. Some soldering skills are necessary, but nothing that a beginner can't do (while wearing appropriate safety gear). Once assembled, your Altoids tin will hold the charger circuitry and 2 AA batteries and provide a much needed cup of coffee to your waning device's battery. Need to know if MintyBoost will work with your (insert electronics here)? Click here to see if it's on the list before you buy.

Product Specifications

  • Build your own small, simple, and powerful USB charger
  • Fits in an Altoids tin (hence the name, MintyBoost!)
  • Will charge most any device that can charge via USB (phone, camera, gadgets, etc)
  • Kit is unassembled and can be done by a beginner
  • Some soldering tools are necessary (but it's not hard!)
  • Charger circuitry and 2AA batteries fit into the tin
  • Will run an iPod for 2.5x longer than a 9V USB charger
  • Power: Provides 500 mA @ 5V
  • TIP: Use rechargeable AA batteries for less waste & cost
  • Got questions about MintyBoost? Check the FAQ here.
  • "ThinkGeek, will it charge my __________?" Click here to find out.

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