For a mobile device to be truly liberated, it needs a way to free itself from the wall sockets for longer periods. Lilliputian Systems, a developer of portable power products for consumer electronics, has come up with a solution for the problem.
Smartphone owners will be able to charge their devices for two weeks, using a portable fuel cell. The device is small enough to fit in the pocket and promises to be particularly convenient for travellers, students, or people who are constantly on the move.
Lilliputian System has announced a partnership with Brookstone, to sell its portable charging systems. Advertised as a "plug-less charger", the device is compatible with every electronic device that supports the USB standard.
Apart from smartphones, the new fuel cells will be able to charge music and video players, digital cameras, gaming devices, tablets and so on. The charging system relies on recyclable cartridges that last longer, than alternative solutions.
One other advantage is that they are more cost effective than buying spare batteries or portable power systems. As the iPhone battery is not easily replaceable, Apple has thought of a similar solution, based on fuel cell technology, which could be integrated in upcoming devices.