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A lot of phones for size reasons, have taken to removing the ability to swap batteries and making it all internal.
While there is a benifit to slimmer phones, the loss of swappable batteis is a real bummer.
However there is an opportunity to have the best of both worlds of slimness and swappable
batteries. What if the phone comes with an external battery hidden inside a magnetic back cover, that could transfer power, either by wireless induction, or via magnetic connectors.
Having a bunch of these slim back covers would come in handy in long trips. Running out of power, just attach the back cover, and it will charge your phone while its in your pocket. Once its done, you can take it off to make it slimmer again.
[bs0u0155, Sep 24 2013]
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||Perhaps the back cover should BE the battery.
||THAT is why it will never be implemented.
||Hang on. I googled, and found these things, at least
for iPhones (and perhaps others) - try searching for
"Mophie". They seem to be phone cases (essentially
phone back-and-sides) which contain a battery.
||They look very much like the idea proposed here.
||But how much microwave charge can a power cable
||I'd say it's dead certain that it wouldn't cause more
BlackBerrys to be sold.