It goes without saying that battery life is a huge concern in the Android space, where juice hungry devices gobble up mAh’s faster than data on Verizon’s LTE. Now, there have been plenty of ideas to help deal with this hard pressing issue, everything from extended batteries, solar powered devices, to the very distant future of devices that can charge themselves.
But this concept design from Francois Rybarczyk deals with the hassle of carrying a charger around with you, especially when we don’t always carry around purses or “murses” (man-purses) to stash them in.
It’s called the Autonome and the concept shows us an extended battery that comes with it’s own built-in fold out plug that eliminates the need to carry around the ‘ol ball and chain, otherwise known as USB charger and cable.
The module acts as a bonus battery, in addition to the standard that stays inside the device. Although the concept unrealistically hopes for a quick 30 second charge on the detachable battery module, a more realistic expectation would be somewhere in the ballpark of around 30-minutes using fast charge technology (coming soon to a Sony device near you). Need a bit more juice? Plug in the module and rely on the standard battery for a few minutes. Not using your device and want even more of a charge? Plug your phone into the wall where you can charge both the standard battery, and bonus module.
Concepts can be fun, although for the most part, they leave techies like me in need of a cold shower afterwards (too much info?). I guess for now, OEM’s should focus on making their devices thinner so that bigger, not just for looks — but so that 3,000mAh batteries could still fit into them, while leaving a relatively slim profile. Even still, concepts like the Autonome with it’s all-in-one solution could prvoe to be helpful for those days when you need to charge. What do you guys think?