Alternative Handset Charging Technologies: Fuel Cells, Charging Pads, and Solar
As handsets become more powerful and reach into less developed regions with poor access to power, many companies are developing technologies to reduce the pain caused by battery limitations, proprietary chargers for multiple devices, and insufficient power access. Key solutions under development are fuel cells which offer longer ‘battery life’ and instant recharging capabilities, charging pads which universally and simultaneously charge multiple devices, and solar power for handsets in regions with poor access to electricity.
This Research Report introduces and describes these technologies and identifies the major companies currently developing these technologies. It discusses key market and technological hurdles, and provides insight into the charger segments that these technologies directly address.