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[Geek] Brookstone to release butane cell phone charger from Lilliputian Systems

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Everyone who owns a smartphone is well aware that the one true kryptonite of their devices is the way that it mercilessly chews through fully-charged batteries. While battery technology has come a long way in the past few years, it has continued to struggle to keep up with the increasingly power hungry devices that manufacturers release every six months. Those that seem to be tethered continually to a power outlet may be able to free themselves from their power prison with a new product that uses butane to recharge devices while on-the-go.

Created by a MIT spinoff company called Lilliputian Systems, the butane fuel cell charger will be sold at Brookstone for an undisclosed price (but being sold at a mall tech-boutique, you know it’s going to be pricey). The charger will be able to fully replenish your device’s battery 13 to 14 times before needing a refill. That’s a pretty tall order for a fuel that is most commonly used light tobacco products because of its ability to burn hot and clean. However, after working on the technology for over 10 years, it’s about time that Lilliputian brings it to market.

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The charger will be able to fully replenish your device’s battery 13 to 14 times before needing a refill

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I definitely want one for emergencies more than daily use. At 13-14 charges though, that's awesome. I wonder how many amps it puts out.
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Pretty cool, except... this thing needs to be re-FUELED, not recharged. That in itself will instantly make this considerably less convenient.
 
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its only worth it if it has a standard butane refill hole, and dosnt use a proprietary refill system
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Pretty cool, except... this thing needs to be re-FUELED, not recharged. That in itself will instantly make this considerably less convenient.

actually, it running on fuel might be pretty darn convenient... all u need to do is get a butane refill can, refill is less than a minute, and you are good to go...it will however end up being more expensive, but its good for those situations where you are late for something, and you don't have/aren't using a car... still, this products existence is trivial, as there are more and more USB ports being implemented in city's, and the fact that u can just charge from a car using a car adapter. (hell, i was surprised enough to see that every airport i went to in april, which was about 4 different airports, all had USB port charging stations)
    
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actually, it running on fuel might be pretty darn convenient... all u need to do is get a butane refill can, refill is less than a minute, and you are good to go...it will however end up being more expensive, but its good for those situations where you are late for something, and you don't have/aren't using a car... still, this products existence is trivial, as there are more and more USB ports being implemented in city's, and the fact that u can just charge from a car using a car adapter. (hell, i was surprised enough to see that every airport i went to in april, which was about 4 different airports, all had USB port charging stations)

Then surely you noticed all the outlet-hobos that hog them. Not being a people person either I would rather charge my phone (not that I have one) with this thing then have to sit in a semi-crowded area with several other people.

 
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I see this as very useful in a survival kit, as funny as that might sound.
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I foresee explosions
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This is...... ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC, my only reservation is size. I wish there was something in that image to give a sense of scale to the unit.
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