Nikola Labs Builds iPhone 6 Case That Pulls Power From the Air, Heading to Kickstarter

If you’re looking for a really cool and practical iPhone accessory that could potentially backfire and give you superpowers, I think I’ve found what you’re looking for. Nikola Labs, named for Nikola Tesla, have just launched an iPhone 6 case that pulls radio frequencies out of the air and converts them into power, powering your phone for 30% longer than a usual charge.

Not only is it pulling energy out of the air, it’s actually using the energy your phone wastes when putting out a cellphone signal. The best part is that it works passively, simply prolonging your existing battery.

Nikola Labs are parterning with Ohio State University, where the technology was initially developed, and they hope to bring the product to market within a year, with a Kickstarter launching next month. Early units on the Kickstarter will cost $99.

The coolest part of this technology is that it can be applied to a wide variety of things that don’t use a lot of electricity. A smartphone case just seems to be the most obvious, practical application at the moment.

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