This Hydrogen Battery Keeps an iPhone Charged for a Week

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Aug 24, 2015
References: intelligent-energy & metro
A British company has invented a hydrogen battery that can keep an iPhone 6 powered for a week.

British company Intelligent Energy has created a fuel cell that burns oxygen and hydrogen to keep itself powered, meaning that it can last for up to a week without being recharged. Rather than electrically charging the phone with a power cord, users would plug a special attachment into the headphone jack of their phone that would provide hydrogen gas to the battery.

Intelligent Energy -- which also designs batteries for larger technology, such as cars and motorcycles -- has previously developed fuel cells that could charge phones, but this is the first time they have successfully integrated the hydrogen battery into the hardware of the iPhone.

The invention of this super-powered hydrogen battery may mean that the next generation of smartphones will only need to be plugged in once a week -- a godsend for regular travelers and anyone who habitually forgets to charge their phone.