Duracell MyGrid

August 25, 2009


Duracell MyGrid is a brand new drop-and-go charging pad for all of your wireless devices without the mess of multiple chargers. Just plug in the MyGrid, fit your MP3 player, iPod, Blackberry, iPhone or whatever with a Power Clip or Power Sleeve, place it on the mat and go. It can charge up to 4 devices at once, shuts off automatically with one touch, charges as quickly as your devices’ standard chargers.

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Panasonic Evoia Robot

August 12, 2009


Duracell has its drummer bunny. Panasonic has Evoia.
To demonstrate their long lasting evolta batteries, panasonic drove the small Evoia robot for 24 hours at the race track powered by two small AA evolta batteries, covering a record setting distance of 23.726 km. It set the guinness world record on August 6. This is the second record for the evolta battery, which previously was given the honour of ‘longest lasting AA alkaline battery’.

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Eneloop Lamp

July 1, 2009


Sanyo rechargeable Eneloop Lamp light your home when upright or your path when held like a flashlight as it passes the 90-degree mark. It also features a healing function that emits a cool blue light. The internal AAs recharge in about 12-hours when set atop the included induction charger. Fully charged, you can expect between 3 to 45 hours of white light, 12 to 16 hours of the blue glow, and about 6 hours in flashlight mode.

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Sony Hybrid Fuel Cell

March 1, 2009


Sony latest hybrid fuel cell technology. The system contains both a methanol fuel cell and a Li-on battery, enabling it to intelligently switch between power from the battery, fuel, or even both under high-draw circumstances. Sony’s portable model could keep you talking on your mobile phone for a week.

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Solar Cells

February 23, 2009


An idea so simple. It get rid of the additional charging holder, cables, sockets, broken finger nails…
But… does batteries explode when it is exposed to too much heat?

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HYmini

January 3, 2009


You have seen solar powered gadgets, you have seen hand cranked devices, now there is wind power.
“HYmini is a handheld, universal charger/adapter device that harnesses renewable wind power / solar power and conventional wall plug power to recharge almost all your 5V digital gadgets.”
Claims on the web that you can have a talk time of 4 mintues on your mobile after charging for 20 minutes… how to charge?

Strap it to your arm and go inline skating… or keep moving your arms really fast… or go live in a windy place.

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Toasty Charger

December 18, 2008


Slide your lithium ion battery into the slot, push the handle down and wait for it to pop back up again just like toasting bread… great!…

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