Hydrogen-Powered iPhone Runs for a Week

Screen Shot 2015-09-07 at 10.20.55 AMEco-friendly fuel cell replaces Li-ion batteries.

By Rick Richardson
Technology This Week

The lithium-ion batteries in smartphones are the targets of more research than almost any other part of the mobile devices. But one company’ is replacing the traditional battery with an environmentally friendly fuel cell.

Rick Richardson

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Intelligent Energy, a UK research firm, has developed a prototype based on a normal iPhone 6 which develops power by mixing hydrogen and oxygen. The result is a power supply that lasts for a week! And when you recharge it, hydrogen gas is pumped in through the modified headphone jack, rather than plugging the device into an electrical socket.