The Power Play Continues

This is so simple. Continuance is a set of batteries with a USB interface on the side. The batteries are rechargeable plus dole out some juice to stranded gadgets that are starved of power. Handy, compact and a totally do-able concept! Kudos!

Continuance is an iF concept design entry for 2011

Designers: Haimo Bao, Hailong Piao, Yuancheng Liu & Xiameng Hu


  • Travis says:

    Am I the only one that thinks its sad that its 2011 and we still use shit like this? I thought we were suppose to have flying cars and teleports by now.

  • bURP says:

    The battery states 600mA …. bahahahahahaha

  • Captain Obvious says:

    HEY PPL!!!! If you actually look closer, it says 3V on the battery. Duh! Now stop fighting like children.

  • Nice, this looks extremely useful. I wouldn’t mind myself, I’m quite the fan of recharegable batteries, much more conveniant!

  • bjhl says:

    you cant charge a psp via usb

  • james tehaobld says:

    how dare he corect hour speling or gramer! pompus ashole!

  • Ben Reynolds says:

    Cool concept.

  • trollface.jpg says:

    1. plug a usbcell battery into this battery.
    2. Divide by zero
    3. ???????
    4. profit.

  • Mark says:

    This is a step in the right direction toward USBing my life.

  • Justin says:

    I love how in the future were we can charge batteries via usb, we have phones that by time standards we have already surpassed! (i.e. the slider shown vs. any smartphone)

  • Beatriz says:

    omg,are they already selling this?!

  • Vincent says:

    To certain extent, it does looks similar to usbcell. Anyway, a good invention.

  • thatguy says:

    “it’s spelt grammar”

    well, it’s spelled “spelled”. don’t troll someone else unless you can do it properly.

  • Rawwhale says:

    “Spelt” is definitely a word, look it up. Both are right.

    FJ2E: “This design is like trying to dig up a time capsule, hitting oil, and then being really excited about the time capsule.”

    That’s how I feel about most of the concepts on this site, have you seen the flexible smartphone tablet which is also… wait for a it…. a clear lampshade? hahaha (“Smartphone is super flexi”)

  • Jimmy C says:

    Whether it’s possible or not, I applaud these designers for their creativity. People shoud be more encouraging around here.

  • hossam says:

    i want buy it. how ?

  • Andyyak says:

    Can I buy?

  • rags6 says:

    Lovable! Simple and easy to grab.

  • Cory says:

    If its not AA then it wont fit in all the devices specified in the 2nd image and therefore is just a USB power source disguised as an over sized ugly battery. Either way, Alright idea, but not really plausible for implementation.

  • Cory says:

    I get what you are saying about this being a concept and therefore can be flawed, but when a concept is fundamentally flawed and there is no feasible way to make it work within the constraints of the technology being shown, then its not going to progress any further. You clearly don’t understand how inventions work.

  • Ben says:

    The concept of usb rechargeable batteries is nothing new and the fact that every individual battery requires it’s own usb port on your computer really puts a damper on this. The only remarkable feature is being able to connect is to recharge a phone with it, but even this has been done before

  • StlrzFan says:

    Where can I buy these?

  • StlrzFan says:

    Where can I buy this product?

  • techgeeknz says:

    Yes, but “emergency” phone chargers that provide USB-compatible power from a handful of AA or AAA alkalines (and actually do a decent job of it) already exist. Where is the market for this device?

  • Ian E says:

    The writeup says “a totally do-able concept”, when it would require a big chunk of engineering to make this concept “do-able.” The writeup seems to dismiss the engineering work that would go into this – make a small form factor battery (AA? it’s implied in the graphic) that puts out enough juice for USB (5v, not the 3v in the image), pack enough circuitry to make this function in that same form factor, and have enough battery capacity remaining to be useful. The idea is a cool one, but the execution will be REALLY hard.

  • Rishabh Jain says:

    This is an awesome realistic looking concept, well it will surely clean up some mess from my desk, where can i get this one.

  • paw says:

    Super product !!!

  • jan says:

    Good but Not so smart becayse the usb takes room in the battery, so you”ll have ro recharge it more quickly

  • jan says:

    Good but Not so smart because the usb takes room in the battery, so you”ll have
    recharge it more quickly

  • Odle says:

    I’ll take a pie.

  • martin says:

    You decrease battery capacity by half when you have this usb slot…

  • Gus says:

    no it can charge with an usb, than charge an usb device or charge like a normal battery

  • Dylan says:

    NiMH AA batteries have upto 3000mah these days. even with 2500, you’d get about 500mah @ 5V… the iphone battery is ~1450mah @3.7V… so this should give you atleast 20% charge. That could be quite useful.

  • Jay says:

    I like the concept, and I might buy it!

  • Awesome, but little weird..

  • Vedette says:

    This would be great for emergency purposes. I think I could get around 15-30mins battery life out of this, enough for calls.

  • Amit says:

    It is really a cool gadget… Would like to buy it.. πŸ™‚

  • Amit says:

    superb for travelling purposes…

  • jason says:

    very stupid. would never work. wtf would i want cables going from battery to phone? jesus h christ this is stupid. if anyone becomes successful from this shitty invention i will off myself because the world is retarded

  • gnazi says:

    When will people learn the difference between “you’re” and “your”

  • grammar police says:

    *Wee-woo* You’re under arrest.

  • ManuMalca says:

    always imagine something like, I’m glad that it exists

  • Gadget Man says:

    This is actually a pretty neat idea, I’m sure you could get external battery chargers nowadays for devices like iPhones, iPods etc. But this is probably better due to it being universal!

  • Quintin Smits says:

    Is this the same format as an AA, but with higher voltage? That would be genius…

    If it is a different size, what size is it? Is there a standard battery size/format like this, or is it a new format?

  • Saad says:

    That was interesting … I wanna thank stumble upon for bringing me up here … πŸ™‚

  • Saad says:

    That was interesting …. I wanna thank stumble upon for bringing me up here … πŸ™‚

  • Sean says:

    you really are a grammar tool. I would bet your IQ is equal to your shoe size.

  • JFOPT says:

    The men are so smart now, this gadget is so useful, amazing production

  • Rima says:

    Nice post..i liked it..

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