The future is here, people! Sort of.
Intelligent Energy, a British technology company, have developed a battery that can charge an iPhone 6 for up to a week. The phone, which uses a hydrogen fuel cell along with your standard battery, hasn't undergone any cosmetic changes in terms of size or shape, but has had tiny vents added to its rear to allow for water vapour to be released. Seems like a fair trade off to us.
The battery combines hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity to keep your phone going for, and I'm fairly sure this is the scientific term, absolutely ages. The only downside is the water and heat generated as waste thanks to all the work going on inside the battery, hence those vents, but the amount of waste produced is said to be unnoticeable to us humans.
The company are now exploring the market value for the invention, which could be as high as £300 billion a year. Chief executive, Henri Winand, told the Telegraph that “To our knowledge this has never been done before.
“We have now managed to make a fuel cell so thin we can fit it to the existing chassis without alterations and retaining the rechargeable battery. This is a major step because if you are moving to a new technology you have to give people a path they are comfortable with.”
A week without having to charge a phone? We're comfortable with that. Hell, we'd be comfortable using an 80's car phone if it meant we could go on Spotify for more than 20 minutes without it kicking the bucket. Seriously, my phone's crap. Let's hope Intelligent Energy get the skates on and bring this out sooner than later.
Via The Telegraph