It's one of the worst things that can happen to a person who owns a mobile phone or other small electronics device; having it lose power at the worst possible moment. Now there's word that the high end retailer Brookstone will offer up a new phone charger that will use fuel cell technology. The actual charger will come from a company called Lilliputian Systems but will be sold under the Brookstone brand.
In a press release this week, Lilliputian Systems claims that its fuel cell charger will provide users of mobile phones, digital camera, MP3 players and other electronic devices with "several weeks" of power with one fuel cell cartridge, with a USB connection required. Pricing for both the device and the cartridge has not been announced but the company claims that the price will be "much less than primary spare batteries."
News.com reports that the fuel cell cartridge can be refilled in several ways, including online, at Brookstone stores or via the retailer's catalogs. Lilliputian Systems also says that the device can charge multiple devices at once. It's already been given approval to be used on airplanes by the US government.
A more formal reveal of the fuel cell electronics charger will be made by both companies "in the coming months".
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