While electronics manufacturers continue to push the limits of how much innovation they can stuff into smartwatches, smartphones and even Bluetooth headphones, one challenge still hampers all of these devices: battery life.
We haven’t quite solved the problem of ever-waning battery life on our mobile gadgets, but one new device may be a game changer.
UNU's Ultrapak is a battery pack for smartphones and tablets that can deliver a full charge to devices after just 15 minutes of charging itself up. This means that as long as users are carrying their Ultrapak, and can spare at least a quarter of an hour, they'll never have to worry about running out of power again.
In comparison, an iPhone 5S can take anywhere from an hour to two hours to charge from a wall socket, according to user reports, which isn't the best option when you're on the go.
UNU said the Ultrapak's super-fast charging is due to "Ultra-X" charging technology, a special type of A+ lithium polymer battery that uses proprietary additives, which increases the normal battery charging speed by 8 times. This makes the device "the world's fastest self-charging battery pack," according to UNU.
Each Ultrapak features an LED screen that displays both a percentage number and battery graphic representing how much juice users have left. The chargers, housed in sturdy rubberized material, even have an embedded flashlight, presumably for those times when users need to search for a hidden electrical socket in a darkened corner.
The devices come in two configurations: the Ultrapak Tour ($99.99), the larger 10,0000mAh version with a dual USB port, and the Ultrapak Go ($59.99), the smaller 3,000mAh version. Both are available for preorder, and will ship August 24.
Tags: GADGETS, MOBILE, Tech