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World's smallest fuel cell charger will power your phone with salt water

MyFC Jaq
MyFC Jaq
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Battery chargers aren't exactly the sexiest gadgets in the world, but when you add fuel cells into the mix things get a little more interesting.

MyFC is showcasing its Jaq fuel cell charger at MWC 2016, the world's smallest charger of its type. The device, which has gotten its European debut, offers up speedy phone charging without the need to ever go near a plug socket.

This is because Jaq powers itself with the help of its own PowerCard - which is made of water and salt. Stick this in the charger and by some chemical magic hydrogen is created and your charging can begin. It will charge a phone in the same time as a normal power outlet.

MyFC Jaq

While chemical reactions and hydrogen sound a touch dangerous, MyFC promises that not only is the chemical reaction completely safe, it is also environmentally friendly.

The MyFC Jaq is compatible with all phones and tablets, including iOS, and will be available in white, black and purple.

MyFC Jaq

Although there's no release date as of yet, MyFC has put the Jaq up for pre-order, where you can also sign up to having Power Cards sent to you on a subscription basis.

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.