Buckle up and get your phone charged

Buckle up and get your phone charged

The Xoo belt is a regular looking waist belt designed by Nifty and can be charged by a Micro USB port encapsulated in the buckle.



By Prashant Vadgaonkar

Published: Sat 29 Nov 2014, 1:58 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 10:19 PM

Mobile phoneadoption globally has been growing rapidly and is expected to hit about 4.5 billion users in 2014 with smartphones becoming the most essential accessory for most of us. The need of be connected and informed entails keeping these phones charged all the time and ensuring that they don’t run out of steam at the most inopportune moment.

There are various external gadgets such as the USB based chargers, car chargers and battery charging capsules which have been devised so as to ensure that the phone does not die on you. But for all these external appendages one needs to remember to carry them with you. But there is one such appendage which you need not remember to carry on as long as you are wearing your trousers — a new waist belt has been by a British company which can simply double us as a phone charger.

The Xoo belt is a regular looking waist belt designed by Nifty and can be charged by a Micro USB port encapsulated in the buckle. There are six layers of flexible battery in each belt that provides 2100 mAh charge, enough to comfortably charge an iPhone 6 in around three hours. The battery, hidden smartly in the buckle, is made of lithium ceramic polymer and is non-reactive and completely safe for use.

The magnetic charging wire is housed in the belt when not in use. The phone to be charged needs to be connected to the belt by the Micro USB cable encased between the belt and the subject’s body. The belt’s buckle contains two charging points and also houses five LEDs which indicate the battery status.

The company formed by co-founders Steve Levy and Piers Ridyard plans to sell belts in sizes S, M, L and XL and expects deliveries to commence around July 2015. With the Xoo belt one can be on the move while the belt carries on the job of charging the phone silently and efficiently, apart from of course, holding your pants in place.

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