Charging startup Swapery wants to change the way you charge your phone. More specifically, the company wants users to never have to charge it again. The company’s replaceable clip-on battery packs allow you to do just that, but there’s a catch. You’ll always have a replaceable MagSafe-style battery in the back of your phone. The big advantage is that you can get up to 10 hours of battery life in just 7 seconds.
CEI’s Ali Salah said in a statement: “Swapery heralds a new era of effortless charging, allowing users to stay connected without disrupting traditional charging methods. “This is an important milestone in our journey to redefine the way we charge.” We coexist with mobile devices. ”
The solution consists of a charging station and four replaceable batteries. Modern cell phones typically don’t have batteries that the user can access and replace like some older phones, but replaceable batteries use wireless charging to keep him on the go. It can provide power for eight to 10 hours, says Swapari. With four charging units and each charging station, you theoretically don’t have to actually charge your phone.
Of course, that’s exactly what an external battery does: charge your phone.
Additionally, there are additional considerations. Must have access to four external batteries. That means if you go out, you’ll have to carry them along with a large, bulky charging station. Also, you apply the clip-on battery pack several times a day, which only makes your phone thicker.
The company calls the clip that attaches the battery pack “paper-thin,” but the actual dimensions of the battery pack itself are 90mm x 7.5mm x 45mm. This is a very important dimension to understand how your phone will feel when you connect the charger, and it measures 0.54 inches x 0.30 inches x 1.77 inches in imperial units.
Last I checked, the paper wasn’t even a third of an inch thick.
Still, if charging is too much of a hassle and it’s easier to carry around a spare battery pack rather than a charging cord, this solution might work for you.
Interestingly, this product ships with a “micro-thin cable” to connect your empty battery pack, allowing you to charge it when you are away from your home or office, presumably where your main charger or spare battery pack is located. I think it’s meant to be used in case it breaks. Of course, thinking like that, the question arises: why don’t you carry your phone’s charging cable with you…
Swapery will be announced at CES in Las Vegas this week, but the product itself won’t be available until the second quarter. Pricing has not been announced.