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Tiny Fuel-Cell Can Keep Devices Charged For Weeks

By David Ponce

Batteries are great, but their own technology isn’t progressing as fast as the one they usually power. While smartphones are getting increasingly fast and small, batteries have pretty much plateaued. So that’s why we welcome solutions like the above pocket-sized fuel cell that is allegedly capable of charging an iPhone 10 to 14 times on a single cartridge of butane. We use the iPhone as a measuring stick here, but the device will use a USB connection so anything that uses that can be charged with it. The fact that it’s cartridge based means it can be taken with you in an airplane, so you might be able to make it through those long flights even if your seats don’t feature a plug. It’s made by Liliputian Systems but will be sold by Brookstone and labeled with that name. And we don’t really know for how much though we’re told they’ll be available “later this year.”

VIA [ CNet ]








  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5RH2ST4OR6CCE5ZRKMNI6TO5IU Greg

    I don’t think butane should be allowed on planes.  Isn’t it a cause for concern since it is flammable?