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When we ran across this hand-powered charger, we were foolish enough to think it was actually the first of its kind, but it turns out there’s a slightly chunkier emergency charger that’s already shipping.

The Yogen (hat tip) charges up with a string-pull mechanism that might be a little bit easier than finger spinning, and if you’ve got $40 handy, you can get one before the month is out. We’re not wild about the see-through case…but if it’s staying in your glove compartment, we doubt it’ll be a problem.

—R.B.

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