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LithiumCard is a new smartphone hypercharger that can fit in your pocket

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LithiumCard is a new smartphone hypercharger that can fit in your pocket
Having your smartphone battery last longer is the dream, but in the meantime, it's also good to be able to charge your phone faster. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 already brought faster charging, but there is also a growing range of accessories called "hyperchargers", including LithiumCard, which will allow you to charge your device even faster.

In some testing, the LithiumCard has been able to charge a smartphone two times faster than a standard USB charger, but that's not even the most impressive thing with the device. The most impressive thing is that unlike its competitors, the LithiumCard is about the same size as five credit cards stacked together, and is said to be small enough to fit into most wallets. Maker LinearFlux didn't just make it small though, it also has a 1200mAh battery, which is quite big considering the size of the device. It is compact, with built-in wiring, the ability to charge itself while it charges your device, and options for either micro-USB or Apple's Lightning connector.

If you think that sounds pretty interesting, you're not alone. LithiumCard finished an Indiegogo run last week which brought in almost $170,000, well more than the $30,000 that LinearFlux was looking to get in funding. LinearFlux will soon begin accepting pre-orders for the device, but there's no word on pricing yet. The device is about to start pre-production though, and is ahead of schedule for manufacturing, so it may not be too long. 

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posted on 14 Apr 2014, 20:58

1. marbovo (Posts: 584; Member since: 16 May 2013)


what about price?

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 23:08 1

3. vincelongman (Posts: 946; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


It says its retail price will $50
They were offering $15 off retail price for early supports
But its all sold out now :(

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 21:02

2. MrSilver (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Hopefully with that amount of funding they can strive to ensure stable cells, pretty sure that would rip a hole in your jeans should it explode!

Nokia has the tech to instill solar cells within the display, which at last report would trickle charge the device, but only to sustain current levels.

Contactless Power.. :drool:

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