Samsung Launches Power Sharing Cable That Can Charge Accessories With Smartphone's Battery


Looking at the advent of various wearable devices in the market, one thing that might be missing is an emergency battery back up for these miniature electronic products. Anyways, Samsung has managed to bring out a new product in a form of a cable which allows users to charge their wearable devices from a smartphone's battery.

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Samsung Launches Power Sharing Cable For Charging Accessories


Basically, Samsung wants your Galaxy phone or tablet to be the backup battery for other stuff, like a Gear watch, via the brand new Power Sharing Cable. It's a little double-sided MicroUSB cable that allows one gadget to charge another, without any AC adapter or portable battery pack. The new accessory will work on Galaxy S 5, Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Avant, and Galaxy Note 4. The cable costs just $20 (Approx. Rs. 1,220).

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Samsung Launches Power Sharing Cable For Charging Accessories

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Users will have to download the shiny new Power Sharing app, which shows the remaining charge on your primary device. The Power Sharing Cable is on sale now at Samsung's online store, and the app is available in the Play Store.

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To start, download the "Power Sharing" app from Samsung Apps or the Google Play store, and select the amount of power to transfer. Then, simply plug in one end of the cable into the device that the power is being drawn from while plugging in the other end of the cable into the device to be charged.

Samsung says that the app works only with its official Power Sharing cable, suggesting there's some sort of Lightning-style authentication going on.

It's portable and small enough to fit in a pocket and purse while on-the-go. The Power Sharing cable is available in white.

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