New Power System, ReVolt, Adds USB Power To Battery-Powered Music Gear

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Irish power solutions manufacturer myVolts has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of ReVolt, an alternative to using expensive batteries to power your portable synths, effects pedals and other music gadgets.

In a nutshell, the ReVolt Bridge is an adapter that lets you add USB power to any of your portable battery-powered devices.

One end is battery-shaped and goes into the battery compartment of the device you want to power. The other end has a power connector. The two are connected by a thin ribbon cable that’s flat enough to allow you to close the door on your device’s battery compartment.

To use it, you just take out your device’s batteries (AAA, AA, C or D), insert the ReVolt bridge cable and then connect a USB power cable. The USB cable can be plugged into a wall plug, a USB port on your laptop, a USB powerbank or a USB solar cell.

Features:

  • Use with AAA, AA, C or D battery-powered devices.
  • Use with any USB port or USB power bank.
  • ReVolt can be safely used anywhere in the world.
  • Economical – eliminates the need to purchase batteries, and you can reuse it with multiple devices.
  • Remove it at any time to use your device with standard batteries.
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Modular system let you power multiple devices from a single USB connection
  • No worry of running out of batteries.
  • Eliminates the possibility of battery leaks in your devices.

Pricing and Availability

Production of ReVolts is being funded via a Kickstarter and it is available to project backers starting at about $36.

Note: Crowdfunded projects can involve risk, so see details at the project site.