Lilliputian Systems has announced that it will launch its portable fuel cell charging system via Brookstone later this year.
The stand-alone, portable, lightweight, "plug-less charger" product will charge and power billions of Consumer Electronics (CE) devices that subscribe to the USB standard. (e.g. smart phones, mobile handsets, MP3 music/video players, digital cameras, etc.). It provides several weeks of "always available" Personal Power to the user from a single recyclable cartridge. Lasting significantly longer than alternative solutions and costing much less than primary spare batteries, the portable power system offers a compelling value proposition and unparalleled mobility and freedom (from wall outlets) for consumers with power hungry smart phones. Additionally, the system can be used for multiple devices, significantly reducing the need for consumers to travel with cables and power adapters.
The product has been approved for carry-on and use for regular commercial aircraft abroad by the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and domestically by The U.S. Department of Transportation, offering a superior, convenient solution to the myriad of CE power challenges faced by today's user.
"We are happy to announce our first strategic go-to-market partnership agreement with Brookstone," said Ken Lazarus, Lilliputian CEO. "Brookstone's widespread distribution, brand recognition and reach to our targeted customer base are world-class and we are certain this will be a successful partnership. Together with Brookstone, we look forward to providing customers with a real solution to the challenge of keeping today's mobile CE devices powered."
The Lilliputian charger can deliver 10 - 14 charges of the iPhone using one cartridge which could mean several weeks of usage. Although no pricing was given for the fuel cell itself, the cartridges are said to cost "about the same as coffee from Starbucks." You will be able to purchase cartridges from Brookstone's stores or website.
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