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 project — first 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.
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.
Image via WiFlux, thumbnail via dahlstroms/Flickr
Published September 9, 2013 — 06:08 UTC