Multifunctional Is The Key Word Today

Shame on you lazy lumps who can’t multitask! It’s the era where we need to be multifunctional, multi-everything! That rule applies to our batteries as well; if they only juice-up our devices then they are no good, they need to double up as something more. Like this IF-battery, it powers your devices AND has pins on the side that pop out, and plug into a socket for recharging. This does eliminate the need for a recharging station, but it also means you can charge only one battery at a time.

Designers: Qian Jiang & Yiying Wu

45 Comments

  • no says:

    multifunctional, multi-everything… not for travelling, or you have to take with you your multi…outlet.

    • Carl says:

      directly into the mains circuit, this is funny.

      Is the user informed of when the charging is complete by the burnt out room?

  • Dr.Kim says:

    Wow , How a incredible Idea!!!!!!

    so good .

    wonderfull

  • I ci says:

    top idea, but the feasibility…
    how much does it cost?

  • ShuraKh says:

    I think that green OLED should appear when battery is full. And red – while charging. Or, may be, allways green. I mean green is “OK” and red – it’s not.

  • A R says:

    That’s a nice idea but if you want to charge for example 4 batteries you need 4 power sockets

    • @Tanporo87 says:

      then designers should think about how to connect batteries so that electicity comes through all of them at once time-charging.

  • Huyojap says:

    just impossible to make… it is a fantasy that will never come to life I am affraid… according to your drawing The storage module is half the battery… this is also not good… 🙁

    this one is better:
    http://craziestgadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/usb-battery.jpg

    • Gabriel says:

      Well, I don’t think it’s better, cause sometimes you’re in a place that don’t have a usb port, but you can find an outlet everywhere.

    • TBC says:

      It's *supposed* to be fantasy. 80% of design concepts are never intended to be an actual product.

    • TBC says:

      It's *supposed* to be fantasy. 80% of design concepts are never intended to be an actual product.

  • Jazhara7 says:

    Nice, but only works for certain countries that have that type of plug. You’d think that changing the plug pins would solve the problem, but it doesn’t always. For example, here in Germany (and some other European countries), the holes of the socket are recessed into the wall a bit. Meaning the battery would prevent the pins to fully plug into the socket.

    It’s even more difficult in Austria. They have similar sockets, but the German ones don’t fit there either, and the holes are usually very narrow.

    The USB cells Huyojap linked to are good. I’ve used them before too. They’re not perfect either, because if you don’t have a computer, you can’t charge them either. Or if you’re travelling and don’t have a place to plug in your laptop while working, you don’t really want to waste what charge you’ve left in your laptop to charge the USB cell. But they’re still useful, and internationally useable, even if they’re not perfect.

    – 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Joe says:

    How exactly is that multi functional? It’s battery that is rechargeable. All it does is power and recharge–that’s a pretty loose definition of “multifunctional”. Honestly, I’d rather have a charger that can be used to charge multiple batteries. I don’t see any big advancement here.

  • Hacik says:

    Is it just me, or someone else also noticed special “Mental” terminals on description picture (the last one)? 🙂

  • Tao Ma says:

    A whole new idea! lol

  • vyv says:

    most idiot design ever,
    less useful volume, less miliamps this battery can hold, expensive when produced, not practical and hard to recycle.

    this ideea is trash, and it will die soon.

    All the best from Romania!

  • vcx says:

    You would have to be an idiot to screw up using something as simple as this. There’s a spelling error as well, what should say “metal” reads as “mental”…kind of funny for a typo but yeah.

    Nice idea, I like it.

    How would it be hard to recycle? You can take the thing apart and recycle the parts in it, all it would require is a bin at places to deposit into.

    Some people are dumb lazy and haters, if you don’t like it, don’t comment on it. Grow up.

  • Some problems to address here, one you need to step down the AC to the correct voltage (110 to 1.5 or 220 to 1.5), generally with a transformer. The transformer can be made quite small and with the diode to convert the AC to DC would fit in the AA size package. There is no such thing as a free lunch so your going to lose a lot of battery capacity to jam that stuff in, not a good trade off in my book.

  • ka says:

    AC=>DC?!

  • sunbeams says:

    or you could just buy a wall battery charger that only takes a bit more space and charges multiple batteries at a time. :/

  • sunbeams says:

    or you could just buy a wall battery charger that only takes a bit more space and charges multiple batteries at a time. :/

  • Mucnh says:

    I'm sorry, but explosion is the first thing that comes to mind, You need to at least lower the voltage and convert the socket AC to DC, that's why we plug things into adaptors or chargers. Building this into the battery will take up too much space.

  • Mucnh says:

    I'm sorry, but explosion is the first thing that comes to mind, You need to at least lower the voltage and convert the socket AC to DC, that's why we plug things into adaptors or chargers. Building this into the battery will take up too much space.

  • Skeptic says:

    Thats stupid. You could just get a recharge dock and recharge 4-6 batteries at once off once outlet.

  • Skeptic says:

    Thats stupid. You could just get a recharge dock and recharge 4-6 batteries at once off once outlet.

  • Aved says:

    Did anyone else notice that the 5th picture down looks like a penis?

  • Aved says:

    Did anyone else notice that the 5th picture down looks like a penis?

  • Real Life says:

    Wheres your transformer?

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