Smartphones have come a long way
from the usual functions of calling and messaging; you can play 3d games, watch
movies, take high resolution pictures, etc. All of these tasks consume a lot of
battery power, but smartphones are equipped with powerful processors that can
handle the power demands. Although batteries have been enhanced, they still
need a quick recharge to ensure that they last the day.
People have been working on
innovative solutions to resolve battery issues and as a result, there are quite
a few battery chargers available in the market or rather will be in the near
future, that are just plain awesome, while some are even outlandish.
What if you
came across a device that could charge your phone while it was in your pocket,
without plugging it in any power outlet? Of course, that would be awesome. Dr
Gang Chen, the head of the mechanical engineering department at MIT has built a
prototype material that absorbs heat from low grade sources to produce
electricity. The device consists of cheap nanomaterials that draw in energy
from the environment and generate an electric current.
show that the device can be used to charge your mobile phone’s battery while it
it’s in your pocket; it will utilize your body heat to do so. Of course, the
device is still under research and it will be quite some time when we see it in
the market, but the idea is intriguing at best. It has an efficiency of 12
percent at a temperature of around 20 to 60 degrees Centigrade.
Super Fast Charger
want to buy a charger that would charge your phone in just 30 seconds? Yes, you
heard it right. There is a startup in Israel called Storedot that has developed
a prototype of a battery that is capable of being recharged in 30 seconds. The
super fast charging battery employs nanotechnology to achieve such record
breaking times. This battery consists of special amino acids, instead of
Lithium which allow it to be charged in under a minute. It can be used on
laptops and tablets as well.
No it is not
the title of an alien invasion movie nor is it the plot to the next Star Wars
franchise; rather, it is a device that makes use of a 9 Volt battery to charge
a smartphone. If you ever faced a situation in which you are having a night out
with your friends and your phone becomes low on battery, then this charging
device is the perfect match for you.
plastic, the charger has two parts; one end of the device is a USB cable, while
the other end is a battery connector. A 9 Volt battery goes there and you can
plug in the USB into the charging port on your phone. It is a good remedy in
situations when you need a quick boost in battery life. It provides up to 4
hours of talk time.