USB Rechargeable AA Batteries

srobert

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Not sure I'm posting in the right forum but I just have to share this. Now that's smart. ^_^



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Introducing our revolutionary new rechargeable battery - the USBCELL.

This NiMH AA cell can be used like a normal battery and can be recharged simply by plugging into a USB port. No need for a separate charger or cables when travelling. Built in intelligent USB charger. Charging for just a few minutes provides extra hours of instant use for most input devices.
Only available in the UK for now.
 

Warbrain

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That's actually interesting. Make it into a thumbdrive and you've got me sold!

1 GB of space and a rechargeable battery?!? AMAZING!




How many more useless USB gadgets will be released?
 

Markleshark

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If I understand fully want you mean, why would a USB memory stick need a battery?

However, the USB Batterys that the OP Posted are super cool, and although £12.99 for 2 is rather expensive, for what they are that aint bad at all. *Impressed*

Edit, hmmm, their 360 on the buy it now page seems to have a rather large internal hemorrhage, all red lights? Not good at all!
 

Warbrain

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Markleshark said:
If I understand fully want you mean, why would a USB memory stick need a battery?

However, the USB Batterys that the OP Posted are super cool, and although #12.99 for 2 is rather expensive, for what they are that aint bad at all. *Impressed*

Edit, hmmm, their 360 on the buy it now page seems to have a rather large internal hemorrhage, all red lights? Not good at all!
I was joking. There's no need to continually make more USB devices such as these.
 

nbs2

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Markleshark said:
If I understand fully want you mean, why would a USB memory stick need a battery?
I think you misunderstood. Warbrain (he who provides no challege to me in fantasy football) thinks that the product could be made "even better" by including a 1GB flash drive. That way you have your batteries and USB drive in one package.
 

srobert

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These could be very handy on the road. My laptop could be used as a battery charger. I wonder how long they would last in a digital camera.

Eidorian said:
I can't wait until it hits the US. This is one of the best ideas for batteries in ages!
I've put myself on their list so I will know when I can get me some over here.
 

Markleshark

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nbs2 said:
I think you misunderstood. Warbrain (he who provides no challege to me in fantasy football) thinks that the product could be made "even better" by including a 1GB flash drive. That way you have your batteries and USB drive in one package.
Ahhh, I see. Yes, an All-in-One like that would be amazin! :)
 

TEG

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It is a sweet idea. Expecially since I'm seeing more USB ports around. Hopefully, they'll also have them available in C, D, and 9V sizes. Hell, a 6V battery that could charge over USB would be awesome.

Of course, I'm still looking for the Firewire-Ethernet cables, and for Firewire to replace standard Outlets in some places. If only you could charge your computer over USB/Firewire.

TEG
 

Warbrain

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nbs2 said:
I think you misunderstood. Warbrain (he who provides no challege to me in fantasy football) thinks that the product could be made "even better" by including a 1GB flash drive. That way you have your batteries and USB drive in one package.
I can only assume that you're the Iggles since you are the only team I lost to. Yea, you stomped me this week. But I'll get you next time.
 

nbs2

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Warbrain said:
I can only assume that you're the Iggles since you are the only team I lost to. Yea, you stomped me this week. But I'll get you next time.
Good point - I guess I never gave my MR name/Team name in that thread. And good luck bringing me down, since I am an unstoppable machine!:D

Back on topic, I won'der if there would be a way to get data from a camera to the batteries (which I guess would be redundant, since the camera needs the batteries), so you could use them as portable storage - at least for those cameras that still take AAs.
 

srobert

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Sorry for bringing this old thread to life. Just to let you know that the batteries are now shipping to the US. Still no shipping to Canada :-/

Not sure why but I like these batteries. ^_^



(4 red lights? They need to plug in their AV cable ^_-)

Edit: I wonder if the USB plugs on the back of the Wii are grouped too close together to plug in a pair of these.