New Portable Fuel Cell Charger

Research into alternative power sources and the development of new technologies in this area has been intense by Universities and corporations.  Some time ago we brought you news of electronics giant Toshiba’s Dynario mobile fuel cell. Pictured, is the new Nectar portable fuel cell charger by Lilliputian systems.   It can charge your smartphone, mp3 … Continue reading “New Portable Fuel Cell Charger”

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New from Duracell, Ultra Power Batteries with integrated Powercheck

New from Duracell, Ultra Power batteries with an integrated Powercheck. You can always see how much power is left in your battery with the integrated power tester. Checkout the TV commercial below: So, if you are always on the go, and need power for any purpose Duracell Ultra Power battery is the ideal solution.  Check … Continue reading “New from Duracell, Ultra Power Batteries with integrated Powercheck”

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How to Maximize your Android phone’s Battery Life?

As phones get smarter and cooler like the new breed of Android phones, inevitably play, showing off to friends and colleagues and even competing with iPhone users is going to have it’s drawbacks.  The culprit here is the dreaded battery life. Well, you cannot have a small, sleek, Android smartphone and a battery that lasts … Continue reading “How to Maximize your Android phone’s Battery Life?”

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Nokia's Self-Charging Batteries

Have you heard the latest?  Nokia has filed patents on the concept of self-charging mobile phone batteries.  We all know that Nokia is very innovative, but self-charging batteries, is it possible? Self-charging technology already exists, it has been used in Seiko Kinetic watches for over 20 years.  Seiko’s Kinetic watches make use of Piezoelectric crystals … Continue reading “Nokia's Self-Charging Batteries”

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Windows 7 Killing Laptop Batteries

Is Windows 7 killing laptop/notebook batteries?  Windows 7 was supposed to enhance mobile computing by maximising battery life.  It boasted loads of power saving features and enhancements. However, it has been widely reported in recent weeks that Windows 7 is actually draining battery life much quicker than the user expects and it also displays the … Continue reading “Windows 7 Killing Laptop Batteries”

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How to Maximize your Smartphone's Battery Life?

You may have read our previous post, “Extend Your Digital Camera Battery’s Life“.  It was by no means an exhaustive list, but some useful tips to get more out of your digital camera battery.  Since smartphones are very popular, these days and not all built equal.  Indeed some have a very questionable battery life. We … Continue reading “How to Maximize your Smartphone's Battery Life?”

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Duracell Instant Charger Honoured with Engineering and Design Award

The Duracell Instant USB Charger has been named International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree.  The Design and Engineering Awards program is judged by a pre-eminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 36 product categories. … Continue reading “Duracell Instant Charger Honoured with Engineering and Design Award”

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Pedal Power in New York

New York’s at it again or should it be Duracell.  In the earlier post, “Duracell and People Power in New York“, we were wondering what Duracell and New York had planned for New Year’s Eve 2009. Well, pedal power is back.  The stationary bikes are in the Duracell Smart Power Lab in New York for … Continue reading “Pedal Power in New York”

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Duracell and People Power in New York

It took 137,228 tourists in New York to light up the “2009” sign on New Year’s eve 2008 according to The New York Times. Duracell setup a “power lodge” where six stationary bicycles, something like a cross between a snow mobile and a pedalo, were connected to electric generators which charged four large Duracell batteries. … Continue reading “Duracell and People Power in New York”

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Fuel Cells to charge your Mobile Phone – Toshiba Dynario mobile fuel cells

Electronic giant Toshiba has made mobile fuel cells called Dynario.  This fuel cell falls under the category of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC), where methanol is used as the fuel.  The small handheld unit contains a lithium ion battery, which is charged by the fuel cell to store electricity. Methanol, comes into contact with air … Continue reading “Fuel Cells to charge your Mobile Phone – Toshiba Dynario mobile fuel cells”

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