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Meet Kraftwerk, the awesome iPhone 6 battery that raised almost $1 million on Kickstarter

Published Feb 3rd, 2015 3:50PM EST
Kickstarter Kraftwerk iPhone and Android Fuel Cell
Image: Kickstarter

Kraftwerk is a brand-new external battery pack that has taken Kickstarter by storm. Close to reaching almost $1 million in pledges with a month still left in the campaign, this particular power pack also proposes a unique take on mobile batteries that could power up various devices, including the iPhone 6, GoPro cameras and anything else that can be recharged via a USB port.

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The secret component for Kraftwerk is lighter fuel. That’s right, this isn’t your average external battery pack that you need to recharge once its depleted using a power outlet.

The company describes Kraftwerk as the “first fuel cell power generator operated on standard gas,” which requires only three seconds to refuel.

The device is capable of offering about 11 iPhone charges on a 40g fuel charge — empty, the device weighs just 160g. The gadget is also highly portable, measuring just 3.94 x 2.95 x 1.18 inches. Interestingly, eZelleron says its Kraftwerk is so safe that it is allowed in your carry-on luggage.

The cheapest Kraftwerk costs $99 on Kickstarter, $50 cheaper than its future retail price, and should ship in February 2016, though early backers (early bird orders aren’t available anymore) should receive their units in December.

A video detailing this new Kickstarter project follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.