XOO Belt is a wearable tech to recharge smartphones

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Most of the smartphones out there have a battery problem. They just don't last as long as we expect it to. To use our smartphones without interruption when the battery juice is low, we have power banks available these days. Power Banks give your smartphones enough juice to keep it going.

Nifty, an U.K. based company that had successfully kickstarted the MiniDrive back in 2012, has come up with a new product yet again and is awaiting to raise funds. XOO Belt is what they are calling it. It is a wearable belt like any other belt but equipped with battery life for your dying smartphones.

It is great to combine gadgets with the day-to-day accessories. It will save you the hassle of carrying an extra gadget wherever you go. The XOO Belt is a stylish leather belt with a premium finish.

How does this XOO Belt work?

The XOO Belt uses Lithium Ceramic Polymer flexible battery which goes in the leather part of the belt and can store 1,300mAh of charge. In addition to this, the buckle can store 800mAh of charge and thus making it a total of 2,100mAh. It can fully power up an iPhone 6 with some charge left over.

You can charge the XOO Belt by connecting the buckle to your laptop/computer using the microUSB-to-USB cable that comes in the box. It takes around 3 hours to charge the belt. You can get a Lightning adapter for an extra amount.

Once you have charged the belt, connect the microUSB-to-USB cable to the output slot and wear the belt like any other belt. When your phone is running out of juice, pull out the microUSB-to-USB cable from the inner side of the belt and connect it to your phone while it is still in the pocket. No one has to know that you are charging your phone while you are walking, jogging, talking or dancing. There are five LEDs on the upper side of the buckle which shows you the charge left. The belt will be compatible with iOS, Android and Windows devices.

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You can choose between black or brown leather straps to go along with the silver buckle. To own this belt, the minimum funding started at $99. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this, both the $99 and $125 funding slots were sold out. If you want to get your hands on this, now you have to fund $155.

The XOO Belt will go in to mass production in April 2015 and will start shipping to the backers in July 2015. Looks like the tech industry is taking the wearable tech too seriously. Soon enough in future we could be having quite a few gadgets attached to our body. We can then finally call ourselves a Cyborg.

by Anoop Naik
on 20th November, 2014
last updated 26th August, 2017

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