There's something to be said for convenience and fashion in one, though we might have to question just how convenient the battery-as-a-bracelet QBracelet really is. The band splits in the middle, with a hinge on one side and your choice of a microUSB plug or Apple Lightning connector on the other. Simply pop it off your wrist and plug into the charge port on your phone to juice up. But how much juice are you looking at? Not enough, especially not for the $99 asking price. It's not a smartwatch — it's just a battery, for your wrist.

Inside the curved metal shell of the QBracelet you'll find 1160mAh of battery. That's good for a touch over half a charge on some older smartphones, and barely a third on the new larger flagships that dominate today's shelves. But hey, it comes in your choice of brushed silver, gold, and black, or matte black or white. And it measures 8mm thick and weights up to 1.6 oz (depending on the size you choose). That counts for something, right?

The QBracelet is up for pre-order now, and they're even offering a discount to $79.99 for those that do pre-order. The question is, even at that price, is the QBracelet something you really want dangling on your wrist when a much-larger-capacity battery can be had for much lower cost and just reside in your bag or pocket?

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QBracelet wrist battery is stylish, gives you half a charge for $100


I can see a woman having this for times she isn't taking a purse with her, and has no other place to keep another charging source. At least it gets your phone up and running when there are no other options. I doubt a man would use it though.

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Interesting concept, but only providing half of one full charge, makes it feel kinda half-baked. If they made a v2.0 that could pump out a full charge, then I think they'd have something really cool on their hands.

How about QI charging from bracelet to phone.... just lay phone on bracelet... no cords...

Now that might be something...

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I don't think that usefulness comes down to how it connects with the phone. In either case its just a way to charge a battery in some form of emergency. For some, sure, this product will be nice. But, for most I don't think it will be worth it rather than bringing along an alternate charger for less.

If they were to expand the technology into an entire jewelry line and it was small enough to be put into all sorts of various designs, then I can see it being useful for those that like to wear various jewelry.

Yes, it might be something... That something would be inefficient & not a significant charge considering the corded version is likely to produce 1/3 of a full charge (lucky if it is 1/2).

I guess it's kind of a neat idea, but I can get a 10,000 mAh battery bank for around $30. What they're saying is, I can where that bank on my wrist if I give them $60 more and sacrifice 9/10s of the electricity it can store.

It doesn't seem like a very good deal...

Not worth the money, unless your fortunate enough to have enough to throw away.

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