Posted April 02, 2018 09:10:42You can turn a wet sponge into an iPhone charger, or a dry one into a waterproof one, with the simple addition of a little bit of water.
That’s the idea behind a new company called DryingStuff, who claim their sponge-powered device is the first smartphone charger with a waterproof battery.
The sponge, which is available for about $10, can charge a smartphone up to 50 percent more quickly than regular smartphones.
But if you want to use your phone with the sponge, it needs to be plugged in for 30 minutes, and the sponge will drain over the course of the night.
Drying Stuff says it’s a “smaller and lighter” solution than a traditional phone charger, and can be used with the same phone for up to a month.
Dressing up your iPhone to make it waterproof will cost $5.
DriedStuff also promises that their product can charge up to 10 iPhones in 30 minutes.
That means you’ll be able to charge your phone while you’re out and about, or when you’re in the bathroom or at the gym.
You can also use the sponge with an iPhone 5 or newer.
You’ll need a water bottle, but you can also fill it with ice or water.
Driesstuff says you can get your sponge to do more than charge your smartphone, too.
“With the right application you can extend your life with the right amount of energy,” Driesstack says in a video.
Drysstuff claims the sponge can also be used as a waterproofing pad.
The company has plans to start selling its sponge-charging device in the U.S. in early 2019.
DryStuff’s product comes with an included USB cable, and a Dryingstuff.com page offers instructions for how to use it.
Diresstuff also says they plan to sell the product in China, but it’s unclear if the company plans to make the product available in the country.