I think I have written about almost all kinds of smartphone chargers by now. There are leech chargers, battery fuel sticks, regular chargers and more. You name it, and I have probably already written about it. I was happily surprised when I found a type of charger I hadn’t written about before. It’s something I think a lot of people will be mighty interested in getting. I am talking about the Infinity Cell smartphone charger. It’s the world’s first all kinetic smartphone charger, and it looks pretty cool.
You don’t have to be a smartphone aficionado to understand that the way we charge our smartphones today is ultimately unoptimized. Using actual electricity is something that people did in the 1900s, right? Of course it’s hard to get away from that. After all, electricity is not exactly roaming around in mid air, or is it? The Infinity Cell charger is one of those products you will want to succeed – maybe not the tier one or even the tier two of the prototypes, but the more advanced and refined models.
The Infinity Cell is an all kinetic charger that will charge your iPhone up to 20% after 40 minutes of shaking. To fully charge an iPhone, you will have to work that kinetic energy for about 3 hours. That’s a long time, but the power you would be juicing up your iPhone with is free. With a bit of refining, the innovators behind the Infinity Cell charger, Ideation Designs, want to make it charge with even the slightest of movement. For example, when you’re out and about, casually walking around or even fiddling with your phone, it will charge.
This idea is splendid! The concept has been around for a while now and is incorporated into a lot of watches. However, never before has it been used in a larger scale or charger like the Infinity Cell charger. It’s going to be really interesting to see whether or not this product finds traction, and if the developers and innovators behind it will be able to refine the kinetic process so it will always charge, no matter how little movement is added to it.
If the Infinity Cell is able to raise $155,000 through their Kickstarter project within 41 days, we could all rid ourselves of the shackles of constantly having to charge our smartphones through a USB connection. It’s an intriguing thought, wouldn’t you say?