Charge Your Batteries Before Flying to the US

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, USB & Travel Chargers on July 8th, 2014 by

DR6001A Duracell USB Travel ChargerYou may want to re-charge “your” batteries with a well earned holiday in the United States of America but you will have to make sure that your smartphone, tablet  and laptop batteries are fully charged before boarding the plane. New enhanced security measures implemented by the Department for Homeland Security means that security officers may ask you to turn on some devices. Powerless devices may not be permitted to board the aircraft.

Now that’s one more thing for you to remember to do before leaving for the airport, making sure the batteries are fully charged.

If you are travelling with a lot of gadgets then it might be cumbersome to carry all the different chargers. A tangled mass of cables and adapters at the bottom of your bag. You should really consider a Duracell USB Travel Charger. It has dual USB ports that can charger a multitude of devices including smartphones, tablets, cameras and mp3 players. It is also supplied with plug adapters for UK, Europe, US and Australia. So, now there is no excuse for not having your devices fully charged during your travels.


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Travel Essentials from DuracellDirect

Posted in Alkaline Batteries, Emergency Power & USB Batteries, Multi-purpose Products, New Products, Press & Articles, USB & Travel Chargers on July 3rd, 2014 by

Duracell Travel Looking forward to your summer holidays? Going travelling, jet-setting around the world or is it going to be a stay-cation?Duracell Travel Kit

Got all the essentials? like Sun screen, Hat, Shades, Flip-flops and Sandals. What about a beach towel?

 

Well, you will get a Duracell Beach Towel FREE with the Duracell Travel Kit exclusively from DuracellDirect.

 

You can trust Duracell this summer. This great value TRAVEL KIT includes everything you need to stay connected all summer long on holiday and at the beach.

 

This special kit includes a 3hr Emergency back up charger to keep your smartphone charged. An 8 pack of AA and AAA Ultra Power batteries with Powercheck and a worldwide dual USB travel charger for your iPad or Tablet PC allowing you to surf the web, read a book, and capture those special moments the whole day long and be ready to recharge that night for the next day! All for just £44.99 with a massive 30% saving versus the separate selling prices.

 

This exclusive kit also comes with a FREE Duracell beach towel to dry you off after that dip in the pool or sea!

  • 3 Hour emergency charger comes with Mini & Micro USB cable and will charge iPhone and other smartphones*
  • Dual USB Tablet PC Charger with UK, EU, USA and AU power sockets.**
  • UltraPower AAA batteries provide upto 40% more power Vs Duracell Plus & include a Powercheck tester
  • UltraPower AA batteries provide upto 40% more power Vs Duracell Plus & include a Powercheck tester

* Compatible with iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, E-reader, Amazon Kindle, and most MP3 players , mobile phones and Smartphones using their dedicated Charging cables.(Not Supplied)   Duracell Beach Towel

** Suitable for iPhone 3, 4 , 5, iPad 2, 3, 4 & iPad mini iPod touch, Android devices from HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Kindle, Kindle Fire & BlackBerry using the device specific USB cable (not Supplied)


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Overheating Apple 5W European Power Adapters

Posted in Mobile Phone Batteries & Chargers, Specialist Products on June 16th, 2014 by

Apple 5W EU USB AdapterApple is offerring to exchange 5W European USB power adapters which were supplied with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4A models shipped between October 2009 – September 2012 or purchased as a standalone accessory.Duracell DR6001A USB Travel Charger

According to Apple, the USB power adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk. To find out if you are affected visit the adapter exchange program.

Chekout Duracell’s portable USB chargers including the Dual USB Travel Charger. Ideal for charging smartphone and tablets including iPhones, iPods and iPads. It also comes supplied with UK, EU, US and AU plug adapters, making it a truly global product. More importantly it is not affected by any safety recalls.


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Charge Your Smartphone in 30 seconds!

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, New Products, Press & Articles, PDA and SmartPhone Batteries & Chargers, USB & Travel Chargers on April 16th, 2014 by

Can you believe it? 30 seconds!

Check out the video below, where they fully charge a Samsung smartphone in 30 seconds:

This is an innovative, prototype charger from a startup company called StoreDot. The phone charger is made up of molecular sized organic compounds, making it a biological semiconductor.

Sadly, it is still a prototype.

In the meantime you can check out our range of smartphone chargers and portable USB chargers.

Watch more videos like this on DuracellDirect’s YouTube Channel.

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Some Things Shouldn’t End…

Posted in Duracell Advert / Commercial, Emergency Power & USB Batteries, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Mobile Phone Batteries & Chargers, Specialist Products, USB & Travel Chargers on August 20th, 2013 by

Don’t let a dying smartphone battery ruin your day. Sending and receiving incomplete text messages, silence midway through a conversation, or completing that elusive level in the latest addictive game. These are some of the woes caused by a smartphone running out of battery power. A Duracell Portable USB Charger helps to avoid all these battery woes by providing a boost of power when you most need it.

Duracell Charger - Before Ending

This print advertising was developed by Ogilvy, Paris, Source: Adsoftheworld


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Duracell Powermat featuring Jay-Z

Posted in Camera & Camcorder Batteries & Chargers, Duracell Advert / Commercial, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Mobile Phone Batteries & Chargers, PDA and SmartPhone Batteries & Chargers, Sat Nav & GPS Batteries & Chargers, Specialist Products on August 14th, 2013 by

Checkout the new commercial for the Duracell Powermat featuring Jay-z:

Powermat allows you to charge your smartphone batteries wirelessly. It is also suitable for many other mobile devices.

Watch this space for UK release …

Watch more videos like this on DuracellDirect’s YouTube Channel.

 


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Stop Guessing – Duracell Portable USB Charger

Posted in Duracell Advert / Commercial, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Mobile Phone Batteries & Chargers, Specialist Products, USB & Travel Chargers on August 2nd, 2013 by

We have all been there, carrying on a conversation or sending and receiving text messages (SMS) without realising the power left in the smartphone’s battery. Just before you can complete the conversation or message, the smartphone stops working. Especially annoying if you were giving directions or something else equally important!

Using a Duracell Portable USB Charger you don’t have to keep yourself or the other person guessing. Quickly re-charge your smartphone battery and carry on with the conversation.

Duracell Charger - Stop Guessing

This print advertising was developed by Ogilvy, Paris, Source: Adsoftheworld


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Smartphone Battery Life Redux

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, Mobile Phone Batteries & Chargers, Specialist Products, USB & Travel Chargers on July 4th, 2013 by

Samsung Galaxy S4Smartphones are always in the news these days like new product launches, leaks about forthcoming models, reviews and comparisons. Recently, there have been a lot of coverage on smartphone battery life. You may have read our previous posts, “How to Maximize your Smartphone’s Battery Life?” or “How to Maximize your Android phone’s Battery Life?”. It seems that the following points needs to be considered as well:

1. Keep cool – warm phone/battery results in the battery to deplete faster and overall the maximum capacity of the battery is reduced.

2. Don’t charge it to 100% – Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, charging it to 80% and recharging it when it reaches about 40% is much better than fully charging it.

3. Using an app to manage/extend battery life – the app controls applications and connections depending on the phone’s state.

An alternative to those dire situations with an empty battery is the 3 hour portable USB charger, which is a battery itself. As long as your smartphone can be charged using a USB this will be an ideal accessory. Simply connect your smartphone to the USB charger to charge your smartphone battery. Extending the smartphone battery life to finish that conversation or complete that difficult level whilst on the move.


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U.S. Army’s Universal Battery Charger

Posted in Camera & Camcorder Batteries & Chargers, Specialist Products, USB & Travel Chargers on May 28th, 2013 by

Universal Battery Charger - US ArmyThe U.S. Army has developed a much smaller universal battery charger for use in the field. Apparently, these used to be the size of a suitcase and were mounted on a vehicle or placed on a table. Yes, not exactly portable.

The new battery charger is smaller than a shoebox and much lighter. However, it is still built to withstand extreme temperatures, water and sand. The rugged constructions can also withstand bumps and vibrations, making it ideal for a soldier to carry and use in the field. It is able to charge multiple batteries and USB devices simultaneously.

At, DuracellDirect, we have our own Universal Battery Charger. It may not be built to U.S Army’s strict specifications, but it can charge most types of rechargeable batteries including batteries for camera, camcorder, smartphone and GPS devices. The USB port can charge most USB enabled devices like smartphones and e-readers. It can even charge rechargeable AA and AAA batteries.


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New Portable Fuel Cell Charger

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, New Products, Press & Articles, USB & Travel Chargers on April 29th, 2013 by

Nectar Portable Fuel CellResearch 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 player or digital camera directly through the USB port. The Nectar uses “hot-swappable”, cartridges or pods containing Butane to produce power. This portable fuel cell charger is due to be released later this summer and is rumoured to cost around $300 with the pods costing around $10. It’s definitely not an affordable option to charge your USB enabled devices.Duracell Portable USB Chargers

However, there are solutions close to hand with the Duracell Portable USB Chargers. They are convenient, handy and definitely affordable. You can read more about these chargers in our previous posts, “Stay Connected with the Duracell Portable Charger” and “The Most Powerful Duracell Portable USB Charger“. The 3 hour charger and the 5 hour charger provide upto 3 hours and 5 hours, respectively, extra talk-time in smartphones.


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Christmas Competition – Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s Winners

Posted in Alkaline Batteries, Chargers & Testers, Duracell Bunny, Emergency Power & USB Batteries, Events, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Multi-purpose Products, New Products, Press & Articles, Rechargeable Batteries, USB & Travel Chargers on December 19th, 2011 by

Santa BunnyHere are the latest winners of our Christmas competition.

Friday’s winner is @cillastubbs for following us on Twitter.

Saturday’s winner is Harry Prophet for liking us on Facebook and Sunday’s winner is Pamela Kerr for liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

Congratulations to you all.

Today is the last day of our competition and there is still time to win a Duracell goody.  To enter the competition, simply like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter,  and email us your Facebook name or Twitter ID.

Also a reminder that you can order before 3pm GMT (4pm CET) today for delivery to UK and most European destinations in time for Christmas.


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Play the Duracell Power On Game

Posted in Duracell Bunny, Emergency Power & USB Batteries, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Uncategorized, USB & Travel Chargers on December 9th, 2011 by

Duracell Power ON GameBored, got a few spare minutes and want to learn about Duracell portable chargers?  Then why not play the Duracell Power On Game.

You can play the game on Facebook, on your iPhone or on your Android smartphone.

Enjoy.


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Stay Connected With The Duracell Portable Charger

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, New Products, Press & Articles, USB & Travel Chargers on December 7th, 2011 by

Duracell Portable USB Charger - 3 hoursThe Duracell Portable Charger lets you easily charge a variety of USB-powered devices, including Smartphones. It works with a wide range of handheld devices and other gadgets with mini/micro USB ports.

Connect your USB-powered device to the Portable charger with the mini/micro USB cable or tip included or with the cable that came with your device to get back-up power while you are on the go.

Recharge the Portable charger over and over again by connecting it to your computer’s USB port with the provided cable. When the light turns from red to green, its fully charged and ready to use.Duracell USB Portable Charger 3 Hour

Up to 3 hours of Extra talk time in Smart phones (results vary by device and usage behaviour).  Up to 17 hours of Extratime for Portable Music Player.  Up to 16 hours of Extratime for Bluetooth Earpiece.

Up to 70% extra power for your mobile phone (results vary by device).  Up to 15 hours of Extratime for Amazon Kindle EReader.  Results vary by device and usage behaviour.  The before mentioned trademarks, brands and product names are the property of their respective owners.


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The Most Powerful Duracell Portable USB Charger

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, New Products, Press & Articles, Uncategorized, USB & Travel Chargers on December 7th, 2011 by

Duracell Portable USB Charger - 5 hoursThe most powerful Portable Charger from Duracell lets you easily charge a variety of USB-powered devices, such as Smartphones, with its 2 USB outputs.

Simply recharge it via the wall socket while you are at home to have back-up power ready for the next time you’re on-the-go.

The Portable charger works with a wide range of handheld devices and other gadgets with mini/micro USB ports.Duracell USB Portable Charger 5 Hour

Connect your USB-powered device to the Portable charger with the mini/micro USB cable or tip included or with the cable that came with your device to get back-up power while you are on the go.  Recharge the Portable charger over and over again by connecting it to your computer’s USB port with the provided cable.  When the light turns from red to green, its fully charged and ready to use.

Up to 5 hours of Extra talk time in Smart phones (In Apple Iphone 4 and Nokia N97.  Results vary by device and usage behavior. The before mentioned trademarks, brands and product names are the property of their respective owners).

Duracell USB Charger - iPhoneAlso works with other USB charged devices such as Portable Music Player, Ereader Amazon Kindle and Bluetooth Earpiece.  (The mentioned trademarks, brands and product names are the property of their respective owners.)


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How do you charge your Amazon Kindle?

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, New Products, Press & Articles on March 8th, 2011 by

So, how do you charge your Amazon Kindle?Duracell 2-In-1 USB Charger - Charging Amazon Kindle

The USB plug adapter and the USB cable provided are quite adequate and very versatile.  If you cannot find a wall socket, simply remove the cable from the plug adapter and connect the cable to a standard USB port of your laptop or desktop computer.

What do you do, if there aren’t any wall sockets or computers nearby and just have to finish reading that final chapter?Amazon Kindle Charging

The answer is, Duracell 2-in-1 USB charger.  This handy little charger, which can charge the iPhone, can actually charge the Kindle as well.  The small size belies it’s potential.

Please bear in mind that the Duracell 2-in-1 USB charger is an emergency charger.  Giving your devices a boost of power, when you need it most.

Duracell have a range of pocket chargers and USB batteries, similar to the 2-in-1 USB charger.


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How do you Charge your Apple iPhone 4?

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, USB & Travel Chargers on March 3rd, 2011 by

How do you charge your Apple iPhone 4?

Yes, you may think it’s a silly question.  Even a 5 year old would know.  The answer is, use the charger provided or charge using the USB port on your laptop or desktop computer.

Did you know that you can also charge your iPhone 4 using the Duracell 2-In-1 USB Charger?  Well, you can, check out the image below:

Duracell 2-In-1 USB Charger and Apple iPhone 4

It actually works.  A fully charged Duracell 2-In-1 USB charger actually charges the Apple iPhone 4 using the USB cable that is provided with the phone.  This device can also charge older iPhones and many other devices.

Check out other USB chargers from Duracell.


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Duracell Instant USB Charger Video on YouTube

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, USB & Travel Chargers on March 1st, 2011 by

Check out the video about Duracell Instant USB Charger on YouTube.

The award winning Instant USB charger from Duracell  is a neat little device, it can re-charge itself and charge other devices through USB.  So, there is no need for cumbersome plugs or hunting for a wall socket.


Watch more videos like this on DuracellDirect’s YouTube channel.


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Samsung Galaxy Tab, Powered by Android

Posted in Chargers & Testers, In-Car Chargers & Inverters, Multi-purpose Products, New Products, Press & Articles, USB & Travel Chargers on November 1st, 2010 by
Samsung Galaxy Tab Android

Samsung Galaxy Tab Android

Tablets, slates or pads whatever you want to call them, they are all the rage at the moment.  Even, Blackberry is working on it’s own tablet.  It all started with the launch of the Apple iPad.  Yes, we have all seen the TV adverts and Stephen Fry drool all over it in the news reports during the launch.  Are tablets here to stay?  Is it a useful product or one of those gadgets that end up in the bottom of the drawer.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is actually a larger version of your Android smartphone and yes it is a phone as well.  The TV show “Trigger Happy TV” and the sketch with Dom Joly and the enormous phone comes to mind.  Like all Android devices it is very easy to use and all the familiar apps are available.  However, it is much better to view videos and use Google Maps on the Galaxy Tab than on the small screen of a smartphone.

There are plenty of in-depth and comprehensive reviews on the Galaxy Tab,  like the one aptly named, “Stuff to keep you sane”.  The Galaxy Tab seems like a useful gadget, especially if you commute to work or college by train or bus.  The larger screen of the Tab is much better for watching videos, playing games and web surfing than on an Android smartphone.  Especially, if you are using Google Maps, other mapping websites or route finders.

The big question in everyone’s mind right now is, “Is it better than an Apple iPad?”  The answer confusingly is, it depends.  “Yes”, if you don’t like Apple products or if you don’t like to be tied down to Apple’s software and,  “No”, if you are an Apple fan or already have other Apple products like the iPod and iPhone and want to seamlessly use all devices together.

According to, “Stuff to keep you sane”, the battery lasted a whopping 25 hours on a single charge.  Normally, these sort of devices last much less.  Unfortunately, the Tab does not have a USB port for charging or data transfer.  You will have to use Samsung’s special USB cable for both of these purposes, so it is not exactly cable free and forget the cable at your peril.

Duracell have a range of products that can be used to charge the Galaxy Tab, like the USB power reserves.    The Instant USB charger and the 2-in1 USB charger are actual Lithium ion batteries which can be used to charge other devices.  They can in turn be re-charged through the USB as well.  If you really need power on the go then the USB In-Car Charger is ideal.  The In-Car charger fits in the 12V car cigarette socket and has a USB socket which you can plug your device into to charge.  So, if you are thinking of getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab this Christmas then the Instant USB charger or the USB In-Car Charger makes a nice addition and you will never be out of power.


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Duracell myGrid Wireless Charger is Now Available

Posted in Uncategorized on September 7th, 2010 by
Duracell myGrid Charger

Duracell myGrid Wireless Charger

The Duracell myGrid wireless charger has finally arrived.  We mentioned about this product last year in a post named, “No More Wires!”.

A little recap for those who have forgotten and for those who have never heard about it.

The myGrid wireless charger is a neat little charging pad, which can charge up to 4 devices without cables or adaptors.  You will need to attach a special Power Clip or Power Sleeve to your device and simply place it on the myGrid charging pad.  It’s that simple.  Duracell’s myGrid charger uses wireless conductive technology to charge devices.  Power Clips and Power Sleeves are available separately and are not supplied with the myGrid charger.

Power Clips are available for Nokia mobile phones, Mini USB and Micro USB sockets.  Power Sleeves are available for Apple’s  iPhone and iPod Touch and Blackberry’s Pearl and Curve smart phones.  No word yet on Power Clips and Power Sleeves for other brands, but the Mini USB and Micro USB Power Clips should allow a wide range of devices to be charged using the myGrid wireless charger.

So, if you have a lot of devices and a tangle of adaptors to charge these devices, reduce clutter with the Duracell myGrid wireless charger.



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New Duracell Battery & USB Chargers Now In Stock

Posted in Chargers & Testers, Multi-purpose Products, New Products, Press & Articles, Rechargeable Batteries, USB & Travel Chargers on March 9th, 2010 by
Duracell USB Chargers

Duracell USB Chargers

The new Battery and USB Chargers from Duracell are now in stock.  These were featured in previous posts, “New Battery Chargers and USB Chargers, on the way” and “Duracell Instant Charger Honoured with Engineering and Design Award“.

The two new rechargeable battery chargers are the One Hour Fast Charger and the Easy Charger.  Both are supplied with 2 Duracell AA rechargeable batteries and the One Hour Fast charger is also supplied with 2 Duracell AAA rechargeable batteries.

Duracell Battery Chargers

Duracell Battery Chargers

There are three new USB chargers, the Pocket USB Charger, the 2-in-1 USB Charger and the iconic and award winning, Instant USB Charger.

Whether you need to recharge your AA or AAA rechargeable batteries or recharge your mobile devices like smartphones and MP3 players, there are plenty of smart solutions from Duracell.



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New Battery Chargers and USB Chargers, on the way

Posted in Chargers & Testers, Multi-purpose Products, New Products, Press & Articles, USB & Travel Chargers on January 29th, 2010 by
Duracell USB Chargers

Duracell USB Chargers

Hot on the heels of the news about the Daylite range of LED torches is the news of brand new battery chargers and USB chargers.  Several sleek, compact devices are due to land on our shores.

The battery chargers and USB chargers have undergone a radical re-design.  In fact the Instant USB Charger actually was recently named  as an International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree, see earlier post, “Duracell Instant Charger Honoured with Engineering and Design Award“.  The three new USB chargers have a built-in Lithium Ion battery which can power USB powered devices via mini USB/USB.  Depending on the charger devices like iPods, BlackBerries, iPhones, other mobile and smart phones, MP3 players and more.

Duracell Battery Chargers

Duracell Battery Chargers

The new battery chargers have also benefited from the new design used in the USB chargers.  Both, the Easy Charger and the Fast Charger, can charge AA and AAA size NiMH rechargeable batteries.  The Easy Charger is supplied with two AA size Duracell rechargeable batteries.  The Fast Charger, charges in 1 hour and is supplied with two AA size and AAA size Duracell StayCharged Batteries.

These exciting new charges will be in stock soon, along with the Daylite torches.  So, watch this space!




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Duracell Instant Charger Honoured with Engineering and Design Award

Posted in Chargers & Testers, Multi-purpose Products, New Products, Press & Articles on January 13th, 2010 by

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.

Duracell Instant USB Power Charger

Duracell Instant USB Power Charger

This is another product in the SmartPower range from Duracell.  No wonder it got an award, with it’s sleek lightweight design, it looks a lot like a smart phone than a USB charger.

The Duracell Instant USB Charger has a built in Lithium Ion Battery which can charge USB powered devices like BlackBerries, iPods, iPhones, smartphones, mobile phones, digital cameras and more.

You don’t need to look around for a power socket to recharge the Instant Charger.  A laptop or a PC with a spare USB socket would be more than adequate.  Making this a very handy portable power solution.

The Instant USB Charger is due to be released in the UK soon, so watch this space for news of the launch.

If you are after a USB charging solution and cannot wait for the new product to be released the older version of the Instant Power Charger is still available.  It is still lightweight and compact but not as sleek as the newer product.  There are a whole range of charging options available from DuracellDirect, including battery chargers.


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

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, New Products, Press & Articles on November 2nd, 2009 by
Refilling Toshiba Dynario Fuel Cell

Toshiba Dynario Fuel Cell

Toshiba Dynario Fuel Cell and Refills

Toshiba Dynario Fuel Cell

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 inside the unit.  The chemical reaction between Methanol and Oxygen produces electricity.  Toshiba says that on a single refill, the Dynario can generate enough power to charge two mobile phones.  The power from the Dynario is supplied via a USB cable and is able to charge a variety of products like Mobile Phones, Smart Phones, MP3 players and PDAs.

Unfortunately, Toshiba is only producing a limited number to gauge consumer reaction to the product and it is going to be available only in Japan.

Duracell Pocket Charger

Duracell Pocket Charger

Not sure if Toshiba is planning to release this fuel cell in the UK  at all, probably depends on the success in Japan.

If you are worried about handling Methanol, dropping the Dynario, or carrying it aboard a plane on a long haul flight then look no further.  Duracell has lots of options for recharging your mobile phones, MP3 players and PDAs like the Instant Power Charger, the Pocket Charger and the Powersource Mini.

These external battery chargers are extremely easy to use and are ideal when you are on the go.  The Instant Power Charger and the Powersource Mini are in fact an external lithium ion battery packs which charge and deliver power via USB.  The Pocket Charger can take 2 AA size batteries either Alakaline or Rechargeable and also delivers the power via USB.

So, until fuel cells become easy to use, readily available at your local store and no fears of unwanted chemical reactions or even explosions you can count on Duracell for safe, effective power even in a long haul flight.


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Duracell Powersource Mini – For Power On The Go

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, USB & Travel Chargers on October 20th, 2009 by
Duracell Powersource Mini

Duracell Powersource Mini

Duracell Powersource Mini is a handy pocket-sized, rechargeable battery pack for USB powered devices.  It is very similar to the Duracell Pocket Charger, except that the Powersource Mini has an in-built rechargeable Lithium Ion Polymer battery.

The PowerSource Mini has a pivoting arm with a Mini USB connector and is also supplied with USB to Mini USB cable.  This sleek, lightweight product can power a whole range of devices.  You can recharge your BlackBerry, iPod, PSP, Motorola Phones like Razr and Rokr, MP3 players, PDAs and more.

Duracell Powersource Mini Contents

Duracell Powersource Mini

If the Powersource Mini runs out of power, simply recharge it by connecting it to your computer’s USB port, from a wall outlet through a lightweight AC charger or through a vehicle’s 12V DC socket.  All of which are supplied with the Powersource Mini making it very convenient.  Avoiding the need to purchase the cables and chargers separately.

For those of you concerned about safety, it has a number of advanced safety features with protection against overload, high input voltage, over temperature and output short circuit.

Another handy product from Duracell, with an ultra-slim design for maximum portability.   Checkout other handy battery and USB chargers from DuracellDirect.


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Having trouble with iPhone Battery Life?

Posted in In-Car Chargers & Inverters, USB & Travel Chargers on October 16th, 2009 by

Are you having trouble with your iPhone battery life?  Running out of power very quickly and frequently.  Missing all those important phone calls or worse still you are unable to make any calls.

Duracell USB In-Car Charger DR5001A

Duracell USB In-Car Charger

Stuck in traffic and getting late for that important client meeting, you decide to pull over and make a quick call to say that you are being delayed.  You fish out your iPhone from your jacket pocket and you are greeted with a blank screen.  Tapping on the screen does not have any effect, now starting to panic you fumble with the power button.  Still, nothing, no response!  All sorts of thoughts pop into your head about facing the client, facing your boss and even losing the client.

Now, a product like the Duracell USB In-Car Charger would be considered a life saver.  This compact device plugs into the car’s 12V socket and is then able to charge most USB powered devices including iPhones, iPods, Blackeberries other smartphones,  mobile phones, PDAs and MP3 players.

Don’t want to give up your beloved iPhone and want to wait until a fix is released, but need to use the phone whilst out and about in the meantime?  The Duracell USB In-Car Charger is ideal, but it would be handy accessory to have in the car as well regardless of whether you have an iPhone or not.



Please drive responsibly, don’t use the phone whilst driving!


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