The Nikola Case will enable your iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 battery to last longer for $89

The Nikola Case will enable your iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 battery to last longer for $89
Last month, we told you about a seemingly revolutionary case made by Nikola Labs (named after the great inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla), which has the ability to power smartphone batteries with energy harvested out of thin air. Of course, out of thin air is just a way of saying it. The Nikola Case is actually harvesting wasted radio frequency energy (including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE), converts it to direct current (DC) power, and keeps your smartphone charged for longer via an integrated port.

Nikola Labs now lets interested customers order its case via a Kickstarter campaign - see the source link below. The accessory will be compatible with the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6, and should start shipping in January 2016 if you pledge $99 to the campaign, or in February 2016 if you want to pledge just $89.

It looks like the Nikola Case may allow your smartphone's battery to last up to 50% longer. The case will obviously make the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6 bulkier (12 mm thick), but you probably don't care too much about that if you really want extra battery life.

In case you're wondering, this isn't a vaporware project. Nikola Labs is working with The Ohio State University to make sure its case will indeed be available next year. Interested?


source: Kickstarter, PR NewsWire

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14 Comments

1. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If I wanted a bulky phone with a huge battery I would have bought the droid turbo. Still, it's a nice option to have and something Samsung should adopt for the Note 5 if they can shrink the tech down to a wireless charging plate or smaller.

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Or you could get a slim phone with a battery 50% bigger than the droid turbo

8. waddup121 unregistered

Nice looking case

11. dermit88

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

The real Tesla would shake his head at the use of DC. Step your game up Nikola

2. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

And to think this is the first version of this. I cant wait to see the 2nd gen of this kudos to the creators

3. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

5. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

I have to admit, I'm kind of skeptical about this. Most radios in modern electronics are designed for low power consumption. What ends up being radiated is just a portion of that. What ends up being harvested is a portion of that portion. Still, perpetual electrical energy... FTW

7. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I won't worry much about the owners of these Nikola cases that could energy harvested out of thin air. But what of the other wireless devices who have to boost their signal up in a weak signal spot (surrounded by Nikolas cage:')?

9. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

If you going pay that kind of money for bulky case for extra charge, Why not just buy one of those battery cases thats already made they make your phone last 2x?

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Wow, very neat idea for those who want/need extra battery juice in their day. I'm already enjoying almost 2 day battery with my OnePlus One...so, pass. bit.ly/1MNaTfQ | bit.ly/1MNb4aM | bit.ly/1MNbcag | bit.ly/1MNbgHd

12. mixedfish

Posts: 1563; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

This is why you pay $1000 for a phone.

13. Shocky unregistered

Good idea but I wouldn't want that extra bulk on my phone, maybe if they can slim down the technology it would be a lot more appealing.

14. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

Waste of space and money, just buy a good power bank 5000+mah and u are good. Plus u have extra change. Simple, especially since the s6 and iphone DON'T have the luxury of a swapable removable battery.

15. levjaskulski

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

There are a lot of high-quality power cases for the better price. I am not mentioning the cheap knock offs. I am speaking for brands like Nexpaq or I-blades. At almost the same price you'll get extra memory also. Plus you are getting a platform for crazy upgrades like air sensors, camera lenses, laser pointers, or an extra extra battery...

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