This unlicensed Harry Potter battery pack makes a bad pun out of an even worse product

If you read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that I generally assume is the majority of the world's population, you're probably familiar with the magic wand, a powerful wand driven by Dumbledore and the dark wizard Voldemort in the course of the series.

The CELLder wand is not the elder wand. Where one is a legendary and legendary magical artifact of supreme power, the CELLder wand is a Kickstarter campaign for a possibly fictional piece of plastic that surrounds a fairly common 3,200 mAh USB battery pack.

I'll be honest here: I'm an extremely dedicated fan of Harry Potter and I can not imagine that I ever want this. As a wand replica, it is horrible, made of plastic and not wood, too big and thick, and with stepped extensible layers that make it look more like a toy lightsaber than an elegant magic tool. And as a battery pack, well, it's not very good for the price: the Madrilenians can buy a CELLder Wand for $ 29 (compared to the planned retail price of $ 50), but you can buy a battery pack from 5,000 mAh with more charges from companies like Anker for almost half, including the Kickstarter discount.

What CELLder Wand really feels is an early attempt to capitalize on Harry Potter fandom – and, specifically, the next Harry Potter game: Wizards Unite from of Pokémon Go Niantic developer. Back then, we saw a burst of hardware slapdash when the popular augmented reality game Pokémon reached its peak a few years ago, including the Chargemander, a battery pack for your Pokédex-shaped phone from GogoToro: the same company behind CELLder Wand.

But if your love for the inefficient charging solutions of Harry Potter and without a license has no limits, GogoToro is planning to send the CELLder Wand this September. As for the usual warning, it's still a crowdfunding campaign (even if GogoToro has successfully shipped portable chargers before), so use your best judgment before endorsing.

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