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A Cardboard 'Pill' a Day Keeps Dead Smartphone Batteries Away

Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien may have the antidote to low battery syndrome, in the form of these small, eco-friendly cardboard pellets.
20 November 2014, 6:45pm

This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.

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It seems every new phone hitting the market claims to come with a better battery. And yet, it never seems to be enough to get through the day on a single charge. Luckily, designer Tsung Chih-Hsien may have a solution in the form of a biodegradable, disposable battery that saves your phone before the dreaded 0% shutdown.

Although disposable phone batteries aren't new, Tsung Chih-Hsien has improved their design so that they not only look better, but are also environmentally friendly. The Red Dot Award-winning Mini Power idea is basically a pill that you can plug directly into your phone for extra battery life. Chih-Hsien has designed three versions—two hours, four hours, and six hours—all of which are encapsulated in a biodegradable package, no plastic necessary. The product allows you to tear batteries off a strip when you need them, and return the empty batteries when you buy a new strip. Happy charging.

Visit Tsung Chih-Hsien's website for more of his eco-friendly solutions.

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