The myFC PowerTrekk, a portable charger that integrates a battery pack with a hydrogen-powered fuel cell, was originally announced back in early 2011. As a refresher for those who may have forgotten – the PowerTrekk is a fuel cell charger for small electronics like mobile phones, cameras and GPS devices and it is both a fuel cell and a portable battery pack. The fuel cell enables instant charging from a depleted battery state without ever needing a wall charge. Users simply insert a fuel puck and add water.
The long-awaited product became available to buy last Spring and now, at CES 2013, the Swedish company behind the product announced a new and improved model. These improvements include a completely redesigned water tank to improve usability, the efficiency of the engine has been improved and the chemistry of the power ‘pucks’ have been changed to be more powerful. This new myFC PowerTrekk is expected to start shipping towards the end of Q1 and be in stores in April/May with a retail price of US$229 and you can buy a 3 pack of pucks for $12.
We caught up with the team at CES and filmed the following video
You can find out more about the myFC PowerTrekk at www.powertrekk.com