|This item, location or encounter is not available in the demo version of the game|
off - locked
unlocked - battery
|Value (at 100%):||$15.00|
|Storage Space:||3 x 4|
|Value (at 100%):||$2.00|
|Storage Space:||1 x 2|
The Altus "Universe" Smartphone is a electronic device that, when in proper condition, can be used to store and utilize certain kinds of useful software. Data files can also be kept and explored on functional smartphone.
A smartphone can be turned on via right-click context menu, if it contains a proper battery with at least one charge in it. After turning it on, player can access its contents, as well as use any programs it may contain but only if the device is unlocked. Locked smartphones need to be hacked first, by a character with knowledge of Hacking skill and a working laptop with a 5MR-7 cracking software.
A smartphone filled with twelve smartphone batteries holds a total of 480 charges while consuming only 2 slots of inventory space and 0.86 kg of weight. This makes it the most compact form of portable energy available, though it requires holding the phone to empty out its charges without emptying out the batteries as well. Even locked smartphones can be useful to players without the Hacking skill when utilized in this manner.