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September 21, 2006

Rechargeable USB Battery

at 5:02 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Insane Equipment

When I think of USB and batteries I automatically think of a device that uses a battery to make 5 Volts and outputs it using a USB jack. Moixa is doing the opposite, it uses a standard USB port to charge batteries. Best of all the plug is built into the battery.

“No, they’re not the latest USB Flash drives in a fancy casing – Moixa’s USB Cell products are real batteries, charged using a spare USB port. Which, if you think about it, is genius: no cables, no special adaptor just plug ’em into your computer every so often.

When so connected, the AA-format, 1,300mAh batteries take about five hours to gain a 90 per cent charge. Each battery has its own charging indicator light, though it doesn’t appear to offer a low-charge warning, which would be handy.”

Via: RegHardware