Got a minute? Have any Energizer “D” rechargeable batteries laying around? If so, you may want to do an ol’ fashioned experiment to find out whether or not you’re actually getting your money’s worth when it comes to Energizer’s D’s.
Archive for August, 2009
While many of the major industries around the world are singing praises for lithium-ion batteries and the capabilities and opportunities they present, one major industry in particular has grown weary of a slight risk that has been associated with the ultra-popular battery chemistry.
Is it time for an Industrial Revolution ? As seen in the New York Times, the high tech start up company, International Battery, seems to think so and they are working full force to create a new powerful battery that is lighter, smaller and will transform the automotive industry in the most positive way… by [...]
Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Boston Power has made some well-publicized improvements on their latest battery, one which they are calling the Sonata. Boston-Power claims that the Sonata battery will be able to hold strong for up to 3 years or 1000 charges, unlike the standard lithium- ion battery that usually lasts 1 year and up to 350 [...]
Lets face it, we can always use a little more when it comes to the battery life available by the majority of the smartphones on the market. Specifically speaking, the Palm Pre has been among those getting bad press for it’s less than stellar battery life. However, the crew over at PalmPre-Hacks have been all [...]
While it’s name might seem a little suspect, the concept behind the Boo battery-charging boomerang could very well be seen as brilliant.
Looking for an alternative method of transportation? Take a gander at the EniCycle, the one-wheeled, battery-operated, self-stabilizing unicycle prototype from Slovenian inventor Aleksander Polutnik. With only 2 prototypes currently in existence, the new uni-cycle is fun and easy to ride, taking just 15-30 minutes maximum to master it.
Nokia is diving headfirst into the world of PC manufacturers as they have just announced the release of their own netbook, the Nokia Booklet 3G. With over 25 years of experience in the mobile industry, Nokia is now attempting to carry it’s success over to the PC world with this new endeavor.
Yet another survey of Apple iPhone 3GS owners has been released, and the results are more of the same. While most seem to be very pleased with the device and all of it’s capabilities, the achilles heel of the iPhone 3GS continues to be it’s shaky battery life.
When the head of a company has enough faith in it’s product that he’s willing to drink battery fluid in order to prove it’s worth, success becomes nearly inevitable. The Chinese battery manufacturer BYD recently landed a major battery supply deal from one of China’s top auto manufacturers, the first domestic automaker to sign up for [...]