Washington: Experts have recently created a belt that can help people charge their phones even when on the move.
The people at Nifty have combined a belt with a battery charger so that people can venture out with just their phone and the clothes on the back and recharge on the move, the Verge reported.
The device dubbed as, Xoo belt, houses a 1,300mAh lithium ceramic polymer flexible battery that’s sandwiched into the leather. The buckle acts as an additional 800mAh battery (giving you 2,100mAh total), a ratchet to tighten the belt around the waist, and as a plug that people can connect to their MicroUSB or Apple Lightning adapter.
There’s a set of five LED lights along the base that let people check how much charge is left. When it’s time to recharge it, they can plug it in through a MicroUSB port on the other side.
The belt takes around three hours to recharge and about the same amount of time to fully charge a device that’s plugged in. On something like the iPhone 6, the Xoo’s battery would be enough to give it a full charge, but not the iPhone 6 Plus and other “phablet-sized” devices like the Nexus 6 and Galaxy Note 4.
The belt will run at 155 dollars when it ships, though slightly less for the company’s early backers. Nifty has put the idea for the product up on Indiegogo to get funding, meaning people won’t be able to find it in stores or elsewhere online, and it might not ever end up getting mass-produced if not enough people are interested.
The company has currently got a fully functioning prototype ready, but still has more work to do.Â