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This article was published on September 9, 2013


    This Indiegogo project wants to bring credit card-sized smartphone power packs to the world

    This Indiegogo project wants to bring credit card-sized smartphone power packs to the world Image by: Håkan Dahlström
    Jon Russell
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    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

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    We’ve written a lot about the limited battery life of the modern smartphone, and how it needs to change in the future. A glimpse of that is being provided by an Indiegogo project out of Singapore that aims to introduce a wireless charger that’s about the size and width of a credit card.

    The WiFlux projectfirst spotted by Tech In Asia — is seeking $100,000 to begin production of its lithium polymer (li-po) battery tech that can charge any device wirelessly. It won’t give a 100 percent charge like bulkier or cable-based chargers, but WiFlux could provide a 50 percent top-up without getting in the way.

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    If it can hit its lofty target, the wafer-thin charger will be available from January 2014. The estimated price is $39.90, but early-bird backers can reserve one for $35, two for $68 or get a customized version for $199. Entry to the beta test is $1,000.

    I’d love a couple of portable chargers like this, but the project needs a lot of backers and exposure given these price points. WiFlux has 54 more days to hit the $100,000 goal.

    ➤ WiFlux – World’s First Wireless Portable Power in a Card [Indiegogo] | Via Tech In Asia

    Image via WiFlux, thumbnail via dahlstroms/Flickr