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CES 2013 Unveiled: 2-week fuel-cell; FitBug; Wi-Fi to USB media sharing

January 7, 2013


The first mini-event at the International Consumer Electronics Show is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to find inside. This year, dozens of smaller companies — with a few big names here and there — vied for attention on Sunday evening and three mobile related products caught my eye.

Two weeks of power without an outlet

Nectar mobile powerFirst up was a fuel-cell from Liliputian Systems that provides two weeks of mobile device power. The Nectar, which will be sold exclusively at Brookstone, costs $299, so it isn’t cheap. After 14 days of juice, a small tubular fuel cell is removed and replaced with a new one.

Each refill costs $9.95, so again, this isn’t a device that will save you money over an electric outlet. The benefit, however, is that you won’t need an outlet for your smartphone because each fuel cell provides 55000 mWh…

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