Batteries in a belt - is that safe?
Can I take it through airport security?
How do I charge the belt?
How long will it take to charge the belt?
Does it work with Apple devices?
We expect to start shipping orders in November 2015.
XOO uses the latest in flexible battery technology, which is inherently safe.
Unlike the lithium ion batteries that are found in most rechargeable devices — like mobile phones — the flexible batteries encapsulated in our belt are composed of a solid lithium ceramic polymer electrolyte, which is highly resistant to high temperatures, electrical damage, physical impact and even cutting and piercing.
The XOO Belt does not have any radio transmitting or receiving equipment so the level of radiation it would give off during a charge/discharge operation would be practically nothing (about as much as a novelty toy which beeps and flashes!). When your phone gets warm while charging, that is just the battery doing electrical work (i.e. charging), it is not as a result of any radiation.
Every effort has been made to conform to the safety parameters set out by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). In fact, the XOO Belt has a watt-hour rating significantly below the CAA’s maximum.
The batteries within the XOO Belt are certified by the manufacturer as ultra safe and unreactive with no liquid that can leak and no flammable material that can burn. However, as this is a new and innovative piece of technology, we cannot guarantee that all airlines will allow passengers to travel with the XOO Belt and we therefore recommend consulting your airline carrier before travelling with the item, just in case.
The belt comes with a microUSB port built into the buckle and charges the same way as your mobile devices — plugged into the wall with a USB charger or from your computer.
It takes approximately 3 hours to charge the belt via a USB port.
The belt transfers its entire 2,100mAh charge in around 3 hours but the time taken to charge a phone — which depends on the size of your phone’s battery — will vary.
An iPhone 6 for instance (with a 1,810mAh battery) will usually take just over 2 and a half hours to charge from empty to full.
Yes. You just need to attach a tiny microUSB-to-Lightning adaptor to the microUSB cable. We supply one in the box.
We use a ratchet system for the belt to ensure the very best fit. The waist sizes work as follows:
Small = 28–35 inch waist
Medium = 32-39 inch waist
Large = 37-44 inch waist
The buckle: 39mm x 86mm x 18mm
The belt: 35mm x 4mm-2mm (it has feathered edges) x 750mm–1,100mm (depending on size chosen).