SpareOne is a new cell phone being marketed as ideal for emergency situations, especially during times when you might find yourself without access to electricity.
That’s because SpareOne works on one AA battery, and can keep power on standby for 15 years. You can buy one, keep it with you, and forget about it until you need it. It has a talk time of 10 hours, but when that’s up, you don’t need to worry about finding an outlet – just keep a few spare AA batteries with you, and you’ll be set.
SpareOne will work as long as it is withing range of a GSM tower. In order to make calls, you’ll need to put a SIM card into the phone. If you don’t use a SIM card with SpareOne, you can still use the phone to make emergency calls to 911, which you can do with one touch.
Keeping with the emergency theme, SpareOne is protected from water damage. The phone itself isn’t waterproof, but it comes with a waterproof transparent bag that you can talk through, so you’ll be good to go in case of a flood.
If you want yourself and your kids to be protected in case of who knows what, SpareOne might be a good investment, especially if you live in an area prone to natural disasters. You can get a SpareOne for $100 now, but you will need to choose the one that uses the GSM band that is used in your part of the world. SpareOne has a handy map that you can consult to make sure you choose the correct one.