The world’s smallest mobile phone charger has been revealed by Massachusetts-based creators Devotec.
The Fuel Micro Charger measures a dinky 1.3x0.9x0.5” and would sell for about $25.
Its 220mAh battery is able to charge a smartphone up to a seventh of its capacity, apparently providing an extra 30 minutes talk time (or a few hours on standby), making it “perfect for when you have had an unexpected delay, or haven't been able to fully charge your phone, and you need to make a few calls, send a work email or use your GPS and maps function to find your way home.”
It uses a microUSB charger which is standard across all smartphones except the iPhone (although an Apple friendly version is being planned). It is made from lacquered aluminium and features lights to display its charging status.
Devotec, who are best known for their solar-powered Bluetooth speakers and solar chargers, are aiming to raise $20,000 - although after launching last week they are already approaching $18,000.
“We need to buy the aluminium toolings, pay for the first production run, and pay for all the certification like CE, RoHS, and WEEE.” Apparently early backers will be offered a substantial discount.
Pretty cool and darned useful we think.
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