We’ve been covering a lot of stories regarding malfunctioning batteries over the past few weeks here at The Battery Times. While swelling or exploding batteries can pose a risk to the users, most of the time they are just an annoying inconvenience.
Archive for January, 2009
I recently purchased a Solio battery for my Apple iPhone 3G. I was having trouble with the stock battery not holding its charge throughout the day. I had to resort to purchasing alternative chargers to make sure that I stay charged because I am on the road a lot traveling for business, and a little [...]
We have all heard the saying ‘you get what you pay for’, and we all know its true, even when it comes to purchasing batteries. It’s an easy item to try and cut corners on, but as we find, grabbing the cheapest battery available often ends with us paying more in the end, either by [...]
Why the heck not? Energizer went ahead and hooked the crew over at Nerd Dads up with a year’s supply of AA batteries to pass along to any of their readers. Energizer isn’t just offering up any of their standard alkaline batteries for the lucky winner, they went big and are giving up 10 packs [...]
Owners of Hewlett Packard’s Mini 1000 can now add nearly twice the amount of run-time to their machines as HP has now made a 6-cell battery available for purchase. The 6-cell battery is listed as lithium polymer, 2.4Ah and 53Wh, and currently listed at a price of $153.90.
This past week was a tough one for batteries as another battery explosion took place in a very unexpected situation . Over 30 people had to be evacuated from a nursing home in Florida Saturday after a laptop battery randomly exploded and ignited a fire. Nurses Helping Hands nursing home in Dunedin, FL was the [...]
The battery is an important component of any digital camera and longevity of your digital camera depends on your batteries performance. There are easy steps you can take to ensure the most usage out of your camera’s battery. First of all, it is best to use rechargeable batteries. Alkaline AA batteries have a shorter life [...]
I recently purchased a Seidio Innocell 1500mAh OEM sized extended battery for my Sprint HTC Touch Diamond hoping to find that it would make a difference with the life of my phone, basically because the battery that comes with the phone only gives me about 9 hours of usage and I was needing more. I [...]
While they may not be putting out anything along the lines of the iPhone, the Storm, or the G1, Philips consistently puts out a solid product as far as their cellular phones are concerned. Their newest model, the Philips Xenium X520, is set to come out in March and will set it’s own standard for [...]
I bet you didn’t know that each time you turn on a flashlight you run the risk of having an explosion right in your hands. I know I sure didn’t, and apparently neither did a Northern California woman who ended up dazed after the Duracell batteries powering her flashlight were sent rocketing across the room [...]