Awesome Rechargeable Battery

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  1. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    these things are friggin' awesome. Flip the top of the battery to reveal a USB connector to recharge your battery. That's a great innovation.

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    http://www.usbcell.com/products
     
  2. Altercron

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    whoa. Nifty.
     
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    I saw that yesterday. 1300 is pretty low and it takes a while to charge. Kind of a neat idea though.
     
  4. Elvin Pena

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    That's pretty sweet man.
     
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    Plus as far as I can tell, there isn't a way to tell if it is fully charged. So you would just be guessing.
     
  6. Neo-Bombshell

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    How could I have lived without that? :duel 
     
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    Wish I would have thought of that.
     
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    Charge one battery at a time?

    Nice novelty, but seems kinda a waste of time.
     
  9. Mad Dawg

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    There probably is, but it's only supported in Windows XP. :) 

    It's neat, but I don't see it moving beyond ThinkGeek novelty status. Plus a lot of USB ports wouldn't be able to drive it (e.g. passive hubs, PCMCIA cards).
     
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    where do you get the one battery at a time idea from, the pictures show 2..... and the puter im on has 4 usb ports in it? i wonder how long the charge last tho.... its not a bad idea...kinda neato actually
     
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    And the geek in me says "I must have 4".
     
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    Dammit, UK only!

    As soon as these hit the New World, I'm buying the hell out of them.
     
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    Now, THAT is a good idea!
     
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    that is awesome
     
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    All you need is a USB Hub and yer golden!
     
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    They think of everything..
     
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    Its just how many spare USB ports do you have? I've got six slots, with 2 spare, and they're at the back of my PC. I dunno, its a nice novelty, but if you want rechargable batteries get a normal charger. Or maybe someone could make a normal charger fit into a USB slot?
     
  18. Aaron

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    I think what you naysayers are looking at is desktop usage. Think about a laptop. That's where these are going to get a ton of usage.
     
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    The 9-volt I can see, but the AA? Dumbest idea ever.
     
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    That is nifty!

    As said, I don't really see the functionality in AA/AAA batteries, as they may take a while to charge (and just one at a time? I don't exactly have USB ports to spare anywhere on my computers :(  )

    I am so totally going to send the guys in sales this link, they'll go mental over it! :lol 
     

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