A car battery dying in the middle of nowhere is one scenario no motorist relishes. Yes, there’s that Motolite hotline that you can call to deliver a new battery to wherever you are. But that's assuming you have cash or a credit card on hand. And what if your battery is just temporarily discharged?
While roaming inside the mall near our office, we discovered an interesting device inside the Handyman hardware store that can supposedly help you in case your battery fails--whether temporarily or permanently. It's called the Bosco Power Jump, and it's essentially a large power bank that has special connections to jump-start your vehicle's battery.
Based on the video presentation being shown, using the Bosco Power Jump is so simple that even those not mechanically inclined can use it. In case you hear that dreaded sputtering when you try to start your car, just connect the included special jumper cables to your Power Jump, attach said jumper cables to your car's battery, and go back inside your car and turn the ignition key.
On the days when your car battery works fine, the Power Jump works like your typical power bank that can charge smartphones and tablets. The included kit even has a Lightning connector for the latest iPhones and iPads.
The price of convenience is P5,500, although the salesperson at Handyman said a three-month zero-interest installment plan using a credit card was available. Just remember that part of what you're buying with the Bosco Power Jump is peace of mind. And we all need more of that these days.
We haven't tried it for ourselves, but we think it's worth a try. Go check it out.
Photos by Dinzo Tabamo