Clunky powerbanks and external batteries have become more commonplace than ever, what with most smartphones being unable to hold a full charge for a full day. Most of us smartphone users have essentially become ‘slaves to the cable’, lugging around all these gadgets and wires to keep our smartphones alive so that we can constantly play games on our phone or snap photographs of our food all day long.

Luckily for iPhone 5/5s users, Shenzhen-based HEVO Labs has come up with Cabin, a slim aluminum portable battery that requires (gasp!) no wires and attaches magnetically to the iPhone via a special microadapter for the Lightning port. However, the Cabin is not yet on shelves or available to purchase – as is the trend these days, to ensure that you have a chance at getting the Cabin, you’d have to be a backer on their Kickstarter campaign.

The Cabin does not wrap around the iPhone like cases from its competitors – the sleek unibody aluminum case means it doesn’t add much thickness to the width of your phone. To use the Cabin, one simply attaches the microadaptor to the iPhone’s port before snapping the phone onto the Cabin. The 2200mAh battery in the device also purportedly extends battery life by about 130%.

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Zen Soo

Zen is a tech journalist with a fondness for tech gadgets and pandas. She is also a full-time grad student studying business journalism at Tsinghua University, and often spends much time dreaming about...