External battery packs have come a long way since their inception. Once a huge brick, the size has retreated into the realm of completely manageable for a long trip as these batteries have become slim and easy to drop into a backpack or suitcase. There is a category of external batteries that you may never have heard of before called “hyperchargers” that are just external batteries that charge much faster than your average battery pack. These hyperchargers are a step forward of innovation in charging speed but a step backward in form factor simply because the technology of hyperchargers haven’t caught up with the slim future. That is, until now.
Slim and Powerful
The LithiumCard is a hypercharger with the form factor of the current external battery packs. The company behind the card, LinearFlux, has developed a new technology that optimizes the 1200mAh battery so that it can charge your micro-USB or Lightning port connected device at a rate of 1% per minute. In other words, leave your iPhone plugged in for 15 minutes and you’ll have gained 15% charge. Compared to a standard charger even without an official rate of charger, you and I both know the LithiumCard provides battery power much faster. In the vein of the NOMAD ChargeCard, the LithiumCard has a Kevlar reinforced cable that will support up to 2 pounds, which is significantly greater than any smartphone in existence. The cables also have a neat little feature that you will not find on any other hypercharger. The LithiumCard can hypercharge a device while also being charged. This means even with 0% charge, the LithiumCard can convert the incoming charge into a hypercharge output into the device you need charged as soon as possible. What a nice little addition to an already innovative device that can turn your average wall outlet, with the aid of a typical USB wall adapter that I have at least 3 of at this point, into a hypercharging beast.
The LithiumCard is priced to compete with those other small external batteries which alone should give you a reason to consider purchasing it. Throw in the futuristic hypercharging ability that no other device its size has yet to deliver and you have a truly unique piece of hardware that will cover more of your needs than just a small, simple external battery. The next smallest competitor, the NOMAD ChargeCard, isn’t even a battery at all, it’s just a USB connected charging cable and it beats the LithiumCard in thickness by only 1.5 mm. Look for the LithiumCard to be on the market in the next few months!