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Samsung launches Power Sharing Cable enabling smart devices to charge each other

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Samsung has released a new item called the Samsung Battery Power Sharing Cable, which enables you to charge smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, cameras, and more by joining them together.

We've all been there - out and about with a back full of fully charged-up battery-powered gear - except for our smartphone, which is almost dead.

If only there was a way to siphon power from our tablet.

Now you can, thanks to the Samsung Battery Power Sharing Cable. It pretty much does what it says on the tin.

The cable itself is a simple microUSB-to-micoUSB cable, so you can tether together pretty much any non-Apple smart device, and a fair selection of digital cameras to boot.

Preferably, though, at least one of those will be a smart device running on Android. That way you can download Samsung's free Power Sharing app from the Google Play Store.

This allows you to set exactly how much power you want to move from one device to the other, so you don't leave the device doing the charging bone dry. You'll also get and alarm when the power gets low on the donating device.

The Samsung Battery Power Sharing Cable is available to buy now from the Samsung UK store for £15. You can have it in white as well as black. There's no extra charge (sorry).

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Via: Engadget

schriss

September 25, 2014, 10:40 am

Amazing idea. Why didn't anybody else come up with this before? I won't have to carry my external battery as long as I still have my tablet with me. One brick less to carry around.

schriss

September 25, 2014, 2:40 pm

But can it work with any cheap cable?

Bugblatter

September 25, 2014, 7:26 pm

I used to charge my bluetooth receiver from my tablet, and now I charge it from my phone. Really not a new thing. The app that limits how much charge you give might be useful.

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