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Energy-Siphoning Phone Bumpers

The 'Juice Up' Detaches to Transfer Electricity Between Phones

— July 9, 2013 — Tech
The 'Juice Up' phone bumper lets you steal energy to charge your smartphone. Created by designer Francois Rybarczyk, the bumper splits in half to reveal two Apple Lightning ports. Upon connecting a phone to each end of the charger, you can begin transferring electricity from one iPhone to the other. An accompanying app allows you to choose how much energy to transfer between the devices.

Juice Up is able to transfer electricity while protecting your phone through an ingenious design. Copper cable runs along the edges of the case while a firm casing is hidden within the rubber exterior. As a result, the case molds perfectly to your phone so that the smartphone remains slim and portable.
Trend Themes
1. Energy Sharing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop an energy-sharing platform that allows users to transfer electricity between devices.
2. Protective Charging Cases - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design protective phone cases that integrate charging capabilities, enabling users to charge their phones while keeping them safe.
3. Smartphone Energy Management - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create smartphone energy management apps that optimize energy usage and offer customizable energy transfer settings.
Industry Implications
1. Mobile Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Produce mobile accessories that enable energy sharing between devices, opening up new revenue streams.
2. Consumer Electronics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop consumer electronics with built-in energy transfer technology, enhancing convenience for users.
3. App Development - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore app development for smartphone energy management, providing users with seamless energy transfer options and control.
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