NectarMobile Fuel Cell: Hands-On (Video)

Smartphone manufacturers are getting a little smarter about forgetting the super-slim designs and putting a little more serious thought into battery life. If you still find yourself hurting for juice on the go, you might want to give a mobile power solution a look. We checked-out just such a system at this year’s CES, the NectarMobile Fuel Cell.

Unlike a battery-based system, this one converts hydrocarbon fuel to electricity on-demand, so it’s never going to go dead from a period of inactivity. When the fuel canister is empty, you just recycle it and pop on a new one. NectarMobile says that a single canister will deliver intermittent charges for up to two weeks, making this sound like a prime solution for charging your phone while traveling through unknown areas, where you don’t know where the next outlet will be, or while out camping. Take a look:

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