*gasp* I *MUST* have some of these! (courtesy of LifeHacker … have I mentioned that I love that site? :mrgreen: )
USBCELL rechargeable batteries are NiMH (non-alkaline) batteries that plug right into your computer’s USB port to juice up.
USBCELLs recharge from your tower, monitor, game console or keyboard’s free USB port; or you could turn a USB hub into a battery recharging station. These suckers reduce waste, keep batteries on hand, fully recharge in about 5 hours, and cost Â£10 (approx. $20) for a pack of two.
The website says that right now all they have available is AA, but coming soon is:
- C/D size
- AAA format with a mini-USB connector and also with a folding full-size USB, and with convertors.
- 9-volt cell format and other prismatic forms
- Major phones, Smart PDA and portable devices
They also have a form where you can request to be contacted when a battery size/type is available for your phone.
Now, if only I could find some USB-powered cookware, I’d be all set! ;)
Okay, I’ll admit it. That is a cool idea! :)
Yeah, I thought so too; but Jim did bring up a point: these would be drawing off your power supply (or laptop battery). I’d like to see more information posted about the amount of energy they need to recharge.