Motorola Turbo Charger

Amidst today’s plethora of exciting announcements from Motorola—including the Moto 360, Moto Hint, new Moto X, and Moto G—there’s still at least one more new product that the company didn’t really bring to the limelight. As can be found on the company’s website, Motorola is launching a new charger soon (via Android Police), and it claims to give today’s announced smartphones 8 hours of battery on a 15 minute charge.

The charger is powered by Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0, technology that started rolling out to phones via the company’s most recent SoCs earlier this year. While Sony’s Xperia Z2 and the HTC One M8 both have this technology built-in, today’s announcement of Motorola’s new lineup adds the second generation Moto X and Moto G to the list of devices packing the feature. And Motorola apparently decided they want to sell their own charger to help you take advantage of it.

The charger is going to run you a cool $34.99, but if being able to charge your phone to have 8 hours worth of juice in just 15 minutes sounds like a useful feature to you, the price isn’t really all too bad. And, if you have other older devices lying around the house that might not even support Quick Charge, picking up one of these will give you an extra charger if you get caught in a pinch.

There’s not word yet on what the street date might be, but the new accessory is supposedly “coming soon.”

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