If you are looking for an alternative option to the majority of external batteries out there for your smartphone, you might want to pay some attention to this KickStarter project currently seeking funding to enter the market, dubbed Fuel: The World’s Smallest Cell Phone Charger.
The project which is an idea of Devotec Industries, is a tiny charger that fits on your key ring so you can bring it just about anywhere and re-Fuel your cell phone while your on the go and doesn’t have the time to sit and wait while your device recharges via a wall outlet.
According to its description on KickStarter, the Devotec Fuel Micro Charger is the smallest emergency phone charger, and its 220 milliAmp hour battery is designed to give you around 20 – 30 minutes extra talk time, or up to a few hours more standby depending on your cell phone use habits. The purpose of the Fuel is not to complete recharge your device, but to give you some extra talk time when you encounter unexpected delays in your daily schedule.
It is fully rechargeable and will keep charge up to a month before needing some re-boost, even though the guys behind the project says being conservative could keep you with juice up to 3 months. The tiny MicroUSB charger features a durable construction with die-cast aluminium and weighs about half of an ounce.
Turn the power switch on and plug into your phone, the same as you would your charger. Your phone will start to recharge straight away.
Even though the Fuel features an ultra compact design, it plays host to a an energy dense lithium-ion rechargeable battery which takes up most of the space inside. This battery is a 5C battery, rated at 220 milliamp hours. This should provide around 20–30 minutes extra talk time, or a few hours on standby, although that is dependent on what type of phone you have and how you use it.
So far, Devotec has already reached their goal of $20,000 to fund the project, but you can still make a pledge of $20 and you should receive your device about July of this year.