So a new “take” on charging phones probably isn’t that surprising. What is, however, a little surprising is the way this one has been designed. They’re putting the battery charger into a belt, as in the kind of belt you use to hold up your trousers.
I’m not 100% sure if I’d really want to have a belt which doubled as a phone charger and I suspect airlines and airports might have some issues with this kind of technology.
But it’s definitely a different way to handle the charging dilemma.
Here’s a quick video showing the XOO belt in action:
According to the project’s page over on IndieGoGo the belt will come with 2,100mAh of battery between the belt itself and its buckles. That’s enough to charge an iPhone.
But it’s not cheap. The belt is expected to retail for about $200.
The technology behind is pretty cool, but whether this will take off in the mainstream market remains to be seen.