What about combining an article of clothing with a portable smartphone charger? Well, that's exactly what the XOO Belt aims to do.
Nifty, a UK startup based in Manchester wants to turn you into a technological Batman. Sort of.
The company's next project is the XOO Belt - an innocuous looking tool for keeping your trousers held up - that also houses a 2,100mAh battery for charging your tech on the move.
The battery is built into the belt buckle as well as part of the actual belt and comes with either a microUSB connector or an Apple Lightning cable depending on your mobile of choice.
“We’ve hidden six overlapping layers of cutting-edge flexible battery within each belt, giving a base power of 1,300 mAh of charge. Add this to the 400 mAh in each buckle—for a total of 2,100mAh—and you’ve enough to fully charge an iPhone 6 with some left over,” says Nifty.
The company knows its stuff when it comes to chargers too - they produced the MiniDrive MacBook charger through a successful Kickstarter campaign and are currently looking for funds to bring the XOO Belt to your waistline.
Chances are they'll make it too. The belt has raised $31,934 of its $50,000 goal on Indiegogo at time of writing and still has 29 days left to run. If you're interested, a $155 pledge will bag you a belt.
Here's the company's promotional video explaining more:
The tiny aluminum gadget features a micro-USB connector and can hold power for well over a month. Providing 20 to 30 minutes extra of talk time or a couple of hours standby time.
A USB cable is also not included, even though the battery itself charges via USB so you’ll have to purchase one separately. But look at it, it's a mini jerry can! How adorable.