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Karim Rashid and Richard Smiedt Unveil New Battery Pack for Mobile Device Charging

It's being produced by their newly announced company, Push and Shove

New York-based designer Karim Rashid—who's built a reputation for riotously colorful spaces and products—has teamed up with inventor Richard Smiedt on a new home tech product: an all-in-one charging device called Bump, announced yesterday as an offering from Smiedt and Rashid's new company, Push and Shove.

The units, which include a silicone cable holder that wraps around a bulbous battery, come in four colors are the latest in a parade of high-end, high-fashion external battery packs. This one, however, differentiates itself from the pack with its own A/C adapter; this means it can be plugged directly into a wall outlet for recharging.

The Bump is compatible with any USB-connected device, and features a 3,400-milliamp-hour lithium ion cell battery, which, the folks at Bump report, will give you about one-and-a-half-times the battery life you could expect to receive from your typical device. You can preorder now for $65 and select from two cable types, lightning or micro USB.

Bump [Karim Rashid]

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