December 30, 2013 – A hydrogen fuel cell called the Hydrogen Reactor ™, produced by Brunton, a Wyoming-based company, can power almost any USB-connected device from smartphones to GPS transceivers. It combines hydrogen that comes in a palm-sized battery-like plug in called a Hydrogen Core, with oxygen from the air to produce electricity anywhere.
Each Hydrogen Core can recharge a smartphone as many as 6 times before you need to pull it out and plug in a replacement. A Hydrogen Core provides power equivalent to more than 15 individual AA batteries. The Hydrogen Reactor sells for $169.99 U.S. and comes with 2 Hydrogen Cores. Replacements go for $19.99 U.S. but you don’t have to unless you are planning a long expedition away from power sources. That’s because the Hydrogen Core is rechargeable and unlike rechargeable batteries (NiCad and Lithium-Ion) these babies do not deplete over time.
Brunton has been in the business of developing technology for those who seek adventure in the outdoors since 1894. At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, the Hydrogen Reactor will receive a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award.