The Nectar mobile power system had its debut earlier this week at CES’ Unveiled pre-show, and if nothing else, it’s an impressive boast: The system claims to provide up to two weeks of power for your devices (including the iPhone) from a pack that fits very easily in a pocket. It’s a pretty wild idea — obviously, we haven’t gotten a chance yet to really run the device through its paces just yet, but if the Nectar can do what the company says it can, it could be a very handy addition to your travel kit.
The way it works is that you buy the core base unit for $299, and then you can pick up extra fuel cell units for just $10 each. Use up the included fuel cell, and you’ll have to replace it, but that much power should definitely be handy if you need it all while out and about. Other fuel cell tech like this can be heavy and bulky, but Nectar is designed to be both very portable and very powerful.
The units will be available for sale at Brookstone later on this year, and we’ll try to grab one then to see just how these claims stack up under trial. In the meantime, Engadget has a nice gallery of the unit showing just what it looks like in person.
CES 2013: Nectar’s fuel cell pack claims to store up to two weeks of extra power originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.