Here’s a gadget that sounds like the perfect thing to keep in the trunk of your car: the Norshire is not only a portable pressure washer and jump starter, it’s also a semi-portable mobile device battery and a hazard sign. All you have to do is keep it charged and in your trunk; when you need it, it’ll be ready.
As of today, there are still 24 days left to back this campaign; I have a working model in my possession, so let’s go over my experience with it. But first, here’s an overview of what it can do …
Inside the first of two boxes, I found the Norshire device. The second box held a USB to mini USB charging cable, a USB wall charger, a washer gun, a long brush, a 1.5m inlet hose, a 5m outlet hose, jump starter clamps, a foaming bottle, and a user guide (mine’s in Chinese, but the final version will hopefully be in English).
The Norshire measures 9.3″ across and 2.5″ tall; it weighs just over 3 pounds. On it’s front, it has two 5V/2A USB outputs, a power button, an LED indicator light, a mini USB charging port, and a 12V startup port.
On the back, there’s a plug for the output hose for when you’re power washing; on the top, there’s a plug for the input hose.
The bottom of the Norshire has a reflective triangle that you can use if you are ever stuck on the side of the road.
Charging the Norshire is done by plugging in the mini USB cable; it takes a couple of hours to do this, and the LED will blink red as it charges. When you plug it in, a female voice will say “battery charging”; when charging is complete, she will announce, “the battery is full; stop charging.”