Batteries have somehow become exciting. Between Telsa’s new initiative to power the entire world on sun-fueled batteries and Nikola Labs’ dark magic phone case that turns radio frequency into power, battery technology is getting a real charge right now. If those ideas seem too conceptual and lavish, then you’ll be thankful for the USB ChargeDoubler’s practical approach.
A pocket-sized USB cable that packs a lot of promise, the USB ChargeDoubler is approaching its fundraising goal on IndieGoGo in hopes of giving everyone a portable battery boost.
The name of the device does not bury the lede as to its function; the ChargeDoubler does indeed double the charging speed of your mobile device. It does so by communicating with the charging source inside the phone to supply the maximum charging current.
The ChargeDoubler also blocks data transfer so you can plug in without worry as to what may be sent and received along with the charge. If you’re plugging in to an unknown power source or out in public, you can squash concerns of stolen data.
If the technical aspects make your eyes glaze over, the result should get your attention: a full charge in half the time.
That’s a lot of power from a tiny package, considering the ChargeDoubler is just 2.75 inches, no bigger than your house key. It’s flexible design makes it fold up nicely and clip together with a magnetic lock, making it all the more portable.
The team behind the USB ChargeDoubler is targeting August for delivery of the device. MicroUSB, Lightning, and USB-C models are available on the IndieGoGo page—and in an array of keychain-brightening colors. Of course, it will have to reach its goal of $14,000 first.
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