Samsung has announced a cool gadget today. It’s a Power Sharing cable with the Model No EP-SG900. This new accessory allows you to transfer battery power from a Galaxy phone or tablet to another device. Nifty.
At the moment, Samsung says that you can share power from the following products; Galaxy S5, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Avant, Galaxy Tab S 10.5, and Tab S 8.4. As for the gadgets that can be charged with the new cable, these include any device with the ability to charge via microUSB (a phone, tablet, smartwatch, or even a powerbank). It looks like the devices that receive power don’t have to be a Samsung Branded device, and that’s a very good thing.
As Samsung suggests, the cable is perfect for charging up the Galaxy Gear Live from the Galaxy Note 4′s 3,220mAh battery. That conveniently fixes the problem with smartwatch batteries, which we wished didn’t even exist in the first place, but let’s not digress.
To use the new cable, you first need to download the Samsung Power Sharing app from Google Play Store or Samsung Apps. The application lets you easily control the amount of power that you want to transfer.
The Samsung Power Sharing cable seems to be available only in the US at the moment; but we think it will be made available worldwide soon. It will cost you $19.99. You can buy one from here if you’re interested.
What do you think? Do you find a cable like this useful? Are you investing on one? Let me know down below in the comments section.