Buqu has introduced a number of chargers and batteries that cater to a younger crowd with their bold designs. Where most accessory companies are content to put their batteries and chargers in inconspicuous boxy enclosures, Buqu’s got car chargers that look like rocket ships and power banks that look like grenades. All of the items we received boast 2.4A fast charging. Clearly, the designs establish that these products aren’t for everyone, but it’s nice to see a company bring something different to the staid world of battery charging.
We got our hands on Buqu’s three car chargers — Astro, Bloom, and Bolt ($20 each) — along with the Wallflower ($20) wall charger and Nade ($30) battery pack. The names are pretty self-explanatory: Astro, Bloom, and Bolt, are shaped like a rocket, flower, and lightning bolt. Wallflower is also floral, and Nade is a shiny grenade — though it’s shiny plastic, we still wouldn’t recommend carrying this battery around in all situations. Nade is a 3350 mAh battery that comes with a clip and a USB-charging cable. The car and wall chargers don’t come with cables. There are other wall charger and battery pack designs on Buqu’s website, as well.